Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve

It has been a long, long time since I wrote on this blog! What ever made me forget about it and leave it sitting here all by itself. The Distracted Cook did. And life did. But not now! In 2012 Everyday Special will once again bloom, or cook, or travel, or just sit around and talk. But it will be here. And I invite you to join us again as we wander through the new year taking notice of those things that will and always have made "everyday special" if we only take the time to notice them.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Distracted Cook

Today The Distracted Cook  finally became a reality. After months and months of planning, forgetting, losing the notes, cooking, shopping, eating, and having fun, the blog is finally "live" and up for reading. I hope that you will join me in the kitchen as I work my way through the mysteries of cooking. It is definitely a different game for the ADD cook, and it has taken me a long while to figure that out. Oh, yeah, I KNEW something was different, but I just assumed ( I know, I know) it was a glitch in the particular process I was attempting to conquer. Well, I am here to tell you that it is an entirely different world, not just a glitch in a process! I have learned many ways to work around what seem to me to be incredibly mind-boggling hurdles. I have devised methods and "helpers" that keep me sane and sort of on track. I don't think there is such a thing as staying on track for The Distracted Cook -- there are just too many tracks that are all leading me to exciting destinations. The real problem is that I am trying to travel them all at the same time!
So, if you are looking for some inspiration, some learning, some links to really, really fascinating writing and photography (after all, this distracted cook loves to look at pictures and dream of what she could do with the same ingredients - no, not a bit off track, right??) click on the link and join in the fun in the kitchen. After all, Halloween is over and the only scary thing left is the mental picture of The Distracted Cook trying to carve the pumpkin while she eats all the candy that she hid from the Trick or Treaters!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Getting Ready to Move

I never really thought too much about "moving" blogs or websites or even moving ideas and concepts into the "real deal." But now it is almost time and I am having second thoughts about all it will take to get this done. Second thoughts is really misleading as I haven't even had the first thoughts about some of the things involved in this massive undertaking. When I checked to see what I needed to do I discovered that I have four websites and about thirteen blogs that have to be coordinated so that they will all interlink and the information contained in one of them can be accessed from all the others. Of course I didn't think about any of that - I am lucky if I can concentrate on one thing at a time on a boring day.

 "You are driving me to distraction," isn't just a cute saying that your Mom used to mutter when  the kids were running around playing tag through the kitchen while she tried to cook dinner. Nope, she was on to something for sure. And my own children would tell me when I would say  they were driving me crazy, "It's NOT a long ride, Mom."  I am finding out  just how short a trip it is!

I seem to have a problem concentrating on one thing at a time. It is as if my mind lives in an appliance store that it is full of televisions all going at full blast. I do have a "clicker" but strangely enough it doesn't do a thing to turn down volumes or change channels or turn them off. So, I just jump from one screen to the next,  falling into whatever drama is playing on that set. That is what goes on in my head and it is what drives my thoughts and actions. And like the kids said - the trip to "crazy" isn't long especially when when I am driving in "distracted" gear. 

Can you even imagine what happens in the kitchen of The Distracted Cook?