I'm going to apologize right now if this post seems a bit disjointed. I just woke up from a 90-minute nap and my body is trying to figure out if it's still in the right galaxy.
Anyway. I worked today. I taught science to fifth through eleventh graders, and it went surprisingly well. The kids are super well-behaved, and I love all of them. But there was one thing wrong with my day. Well, not wrong. Just weird.
My tea smelled like soup.
There's a perfectly simple explanation for the whole thing. I own a thermos. It is a lovely pink cylindrical thing that I bought from Dollar General for $5. It's so insanely insulated that my tea is still too hot to drink after my 45 minute commute to work or school. (I somehow manage to land a job about three miles down the road from my university. Go figure.)
Anyway, I had a book signing on Saturday, and I'd like to thank anyone who came out to visit us. And I brought my own lunch to that book signing. I brought soup in that lovely pink thermos.
It was very good soup, if I say so myself. It was a homemade vegetable soup with turkey burger and sweet potatoes and homegrown basil (along with a bunch of other veggies, of course.) I got the recipe out of an Amish cookbook and modified it to work with my family's food allergies and health concerns. Hence the sweet potatoes. My dad can't eat real potatoes.
So I brought soup to my book signing. I brought a bowl and a spoon and two pieces of cornbread, and I ate it in an art gallery/antique store/odds-and-ends shop while dressed like a Viking. As you do.
I made a video and I put it on Facebook, and that video has apparently garnered some attention from my friends and family. I was talking to a friend of mine who said that she made her own soup after watching my video because my soup looked so good. If you'd like to watch this video for yourself, you might possibly be able to watch it by clicking this link: www.facebook.com/100013233754992/videos/1071696323281483/
And if you can't watch the video, it's because I've never tried linking a Facebook video to a post before and I'm sorry.
Is there some sort of moral I can tease out of this story? Probably. But my body is still trying to figure out which galaxy it's from, and I just want to tell you this story because it's the most interesting thing that's happened to me since August.
Well, maybe some dinner will help me wake up. Or maybe I just need to do some push-ups and get my blood flowing. Either way, I hope you have a wonderful day, dear readers, and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.