There is ONE slice of Key Lime Pie in the fridge. It belongs to my 8-year-old son. Or at least until someone steals it. We had pie the other night after he’d gone to bed, and after he did some very effective pouting, he convinced his Daddy to promise him the last slice. It’s a valuable slice in our home, because everyone LOVES Key Lime Pie around here.
He’d better hurry up and eat it.
As good as our intentions are, that pie slice is really tempting. It gets MORE tempting each time someone opens the fridge. And I confess that it has already been “slithered” slightly. He’s just a little boy, right? Wouldn’t want him to get a tummy ache. Must. Keep. Promise.
Anyway, tonight my husband and I shared a delicious Asparagus and Asiago Quiche. It was from standard quiche recipe (3 eggs,1 and a 1/3 cups milk, 1 TBSP flour, salt and pepper), and I just added 4 chopped green onions, 1 chopped orange pepper, and grated a small hunk of Asiago that was left in the fridge. Man, it was tasty. And so pretty–well, except for a little crust “situation.” OK, so the inside was pretty. We each had a second slice, and I can’t wait to have leftovers for breakfast.
Unfortunately, I haven’t baked pie in a while, and my heart’s been missing it. Pie-making is something I love to do that brings me peace–especially if I get to share or give the pie away. But, there’s been a “pie-thief” of sorts around here.
Or at least how I use it. About a million other things have taken little pieces–slithers–of my time. Work, housework, paperwork, kids’ stuff, naps…you name it. It’s all tempting me away from what I want to do. All these little “slices” of time–some very necessary, some not so much–robbed me of the time I needed to bake.
I’m pointing to you out there, but there are three fingers pointing back at me when I say this:
Make time for what’s important.
I know that you have to make time for what’s necessary, and sometimes that’s important to you. But don’t forget to make time for what’s important to you, even if it doesn’t seem necessary. Change your viewpoint, and live by this rule: If it is important to you, then it IS necessary.
And remember this, if you’ve promised a “slice” of your time to someone, don’t let someone or something else gobble it up. Be true to your word, and enjoy every “bite” of that time with someone.
Lastly, when you’re slicing up your time, remember to save a piece for yourself! Otherwise, your soul gets hungry, and that can make a hole that’s hard to fill.
Teach us to number our days so we can have a wise heart.