Monday, September 20, 2010

The Point of No Return

There comes a time in everyone's life when they experience the MOMENT.

Perhaps it is a monumental birthday, the sight of their children running around in circles at their feet, or the first time being called “ma'am” by a prepubescent sales clerk at the local hardware store...

I am, of course, referring to the time in one's life when the realization sets in that youth has vanished; adulthood, in all its antiquated glory, has set in.

For me this moment, this epiphany, came with a single glance at the side table next to the couch. Perched atop was a magazine- but it wasn't Cosmo. It wasn't Glamour. The magazine wasn't even People. It was Ladies Home Journal. And I had been reading it.

Now, it should be stated that I didn't purchase the publication, nor do I have a secret subscription. I actually “inherited” the magazine from my grandmother-in-law, and it was one of many titles that were stacked in an enormous pile that she handed me last week. Now, I know why the digest made it into my house (not my fault), but I had picked it up and read it (completely my fault).

I've known for a while that I was a grown-up: husband, kid, mortgage, etc. I just always thought of myself as a “young” adult, but, alas, that ship has sailed. I might as well start using the phrase “When I was your age...” to any youngsters that I converse with.

So, the recipes I'm using this week come from another “adult-like” publication: Real Simple Magazine.
The article is called “Your Four-Week Dinner Plan.”  We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime, stay young!


  1. BTW, if you click on the image above, it will lead you to the Ladies Home Journal website, so you can subscribe. I know you want to.

    And the first dish I made for the week (the Tilapia) was quite yummy and super easy. Even for my old, shaky hands to make.

  2. My moment was when I saw how stupid it looked when I dotted the I in my name with a huge circle. I can't believe I actually thought that was okay.


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