By Rosie Moore

From Blonde’s Cookbook

Monday: It’s fun to cook for Bob. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat twelve eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to lend me some extra bowls.

Tuesday:  Bob wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So, I didn’t dress. What a surprise when Bob brought a friend home for supper.

Wednesday: A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath. I can’t say it improved the rice any.

Thursday: Today Bob asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients, then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Which is what led up to Bob asking me why I was rolling around in the garden.

Friday: I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put all ingredients in bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

Saturday: Bob did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday (oh, boy). For some reason Bob keeps counting to ten.

Sunday: Bob’s folks came for dinner. I wanted to serve roast. All I could find was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.

Good night, dear diary. This has been a very exciting week. I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Bob. If we could just get a bigger oven, I would like to surprise with Chocolate Mousse.

Did you smile while reading this? I hope so. We need something to smile about during this pandemic.

Now let me add some thoughts to think about:

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. Don’t believe all you hear; spend all you have or sleep all you want. When you say, “I love you,” mean it. When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye. Be engaged at least six months before you marry. Believe in love at first sight. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams, don’t have much. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely. In disagreements, fight fairly. Please, no name calling.

Remember the three “R’s”. Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all your actions. Lastly, spend some time alone.

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