Peanut’s Cows (continued) and Cereal for the Soul

First things first.  Peanut’s cows made the news in Germany a few days ago: German cows cause methane blast in Rasdorf (BBC).  Poor cows.  They’re just minding their own business, grateful to be in the shed for winter, and boom!  Peanut must have been really busy checking on his other cows after that mess.  (Missed the story of Peanut’s cows?  Read about it here!)

And in other news, I ate cereal for dinner last night.  That isn’t nearly as exciting as cows causing an explosion with their own supply of methane, but it’s notable for a few simple reasons.

photo from, where they will actually show you how to make this tastiness… not tested by me, but it looks good

1) I love writing on this blog.  It encourages me to try new recipes on a regular basis and to put together meals I’m proud of.  It makes me think in a different direction for at least half an hour a day.  It gets me out of whatever mental ruts tend to happen in life.  I love it.  But I don’t love presenting this image of myself as in any way “put together.”  I’m a mess*, even if my cooking has moved from Hot Pockets to real food, and I think it’s important to note that sometimes.  We’re all a mess at one point or another.  That’s just how life goes.  To summarize, cereal for dinner = normal life mess.

2) I’m trying to eat healthier food these days, and a bowl of carbs for breakfast and dinner wasn’t the best choice I could have made.  It was, however, delicious and soothing for my soul.  I got to rest last night after getting home from a post-work grocery store trip.  I got to veg and just be, and it was wonderful.

*Want more proof of mess?  The local news came back to the library to publicize an event that we have coming up (Yay!), and I got to speak on behalf of the library again.  I was ready this time.  I had my info handy, I hadn’t been a part of any work fiascoes earlier in the morning, and I knew not to make my nervous, squinty face.  Or so I thought.  Second round face is nervous and squinty combined with a bigger smile.  Oh, man.  It gives me a whole new respect for news folks.

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