Some days, I feel like I’ve got it all together. Other days, life reminds me that I’m definitely not perfect.
On Saturday, I was having one of those days I thought I could do it all. I ran a 5k and then came home to no other plans than spending some quality time in the kitchen. I made chicken noodle soup from scratch for the week and a pot roast for dinner. Then I set out to make some Hot Chocolate cookies to bring to our church group on Sunday evening.
The first batch flattened into one big “cookie” and the marshmallows formed little craters, melting through the cookie dough. After some re-reading of the recipe, I found that I had forgotten to put in the brown sugar in the recipe. Oops.
After that, I was done so Rich offered to make a second batch of the cookies. He made the dough and when I started helping them put the cookies onto the baking sheets to cook, he realized he forgot to put the chocolate chips in the dough. Oh well, this time they turned out, even though they were sans chocolate chips. Now we had cookies to take to our church group meeting.
The next morning, it started snowing in Chicagoland and we headed out to drive the hour to our meeting. When we arrived, we were told this month’s meeting was not a pot luck so we didn’t need to bring the cookies.
Moral of the story? No matter how hard I try, my life will never be perfect. But, in the midst of the imperfections there are things that make life great, like the cookies that we had for our snowy ride home.