Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday: Week Seventeen

Welcome to Tell Me Tuesday.....First off the title is a bit deceiving.....it really is not about you telling me anything.... but answering a question truthfully and maybe telling yourself a little something you had not thought about.

I'd love for you to join me each week, and copy the question onto your blog and answer the question....and link back here. I am sure it will be interesting how there will be many different answers to the same question.....and hopefully give each of us something to think about as this new year progresses. My thought is so many people (including myself) are looking for some answers to various things. I have a feeling that the answers are inside needing to be jiggled loose and maybe a question posed a certain way will have a cause and effect in a good way. We will see how it goes! I have committed to this once a week for the whole year of 2012. I'd love for you to take the challenge with me!

I am keeping the rules simple...I'd love to watch this grow as the year goes on.

1. Grab the button on the sidebar if you like so others can find this new writing experience each week.

2. Once you link in, visit the person who linked in before you and leave them a comment. It would be great to visit and leave comments for as many as you can. But at least try and leave the person ahead of you in the link a comment of support.

3. Please link back to my blog and mention Tell Me Tuesday somewhere in your POST. That is it....easy.

Most of all, look at this writing experience with an open mind. Sometimes the questions will be hard...and require some thought. That is a good thing. Other times it will be easy. You can add photos, or whatever you like to your post. It is about you after all. ~ Thanks for joining me.....I hope you enjoy this each week.

Week Seventeen Question:

What is one thing that people say about you that is not true?

*wince* you know sometimes these questions make me think about things that I would rather just leave alone. Point noticed.

I guess today I would answer this question by saying most people would say I am a good cook, some might even say a great cook. However, in all actuality I feel like I am just average at best. And honestly, if I even fall under the average category these days I am happy to hit that mark. Yes, I feel like I used to be a great cook, but lately not so much. 

For example, this past weekend, I wanted to make a cake I have not made in a long time. I have made it for years and it always turned out great. So this weekend, I proceeded to make that very same cake.....it was not fit to eat. That cake from scratch was so heavy, I feel like if you had dropped it on your foot, you could have injured yourself. Not to mention, I messed the icing up not once....but twice.....such a waste.

This is not the first time I have noticed things not turning out like I know them to be. Sometimes, recipes I have spent years making are just not quiet right. I always secretly wonder what is the reason behind this. 

And if I am honest here, there is always a thought playing in the back of my mind that reminds me of a time when my grandma who was a fantastic cook, but in her failing years, she lost all her cooking abilities. There is always that fear that lurks in the back of my mind and I wonder is that what is happening to me?? Fear is a terrible thing and I really can not believe I have put this out here today. Sigh. Logic tells me I am fine, I feel fine, I know I am fine.....but it bothers me to not have things turn out like I know they have done time and time again in the past. 

So you see why I feel that is the one thing people say about me that is not so truthful these days. I am sure they say lots of other things too.....don't know how much of that would be the truth either...but today....this is on my mind.


  1. goodness I can't cook at all. You have got to be better than I am or ever thought about being. I think we go through phases. This may just be an "off" phase. don't be so hard on yourself. There is always tomorrow!

  2. And sometimes, it is just the hardware. I finally realized my stove was not working correctly after a few baking failures. The thermostat was working part time! Sometimes it was fine, and other times it was either too hot or not hot enough. Now I keep a thermometer in there.

  3. I think as time goes by we change and our abilities reflect that change. I don't cook much anymore and my meals are super simple. Just not as interested as I once was. However my photography skills have vastly improved! I agree with Anne, don't be so hard on yourself! Hugs, Linda

  4. Let me tell ya, not only can I not cook- but I don't care! LOL! I tell everyone that if it doesn't come frozen, from the drive-through, or "just add water" it does not get cooked in my house! hahaha!

  5. Don't even ask about my baking skills. I've made 3 pounds cakes and they all turned out tasting like cornbread. No lie. I don't think I could do that again if I tried... of course, I wasn't trying to do that any of the 3 times. I gave up. I just buy pound cake now. LOL!

  6. I don't cook more than very simple dishes on a regular basis, but when the energy and inspiration hit, I'm a good cook.

    Suzanne, you say you're not the cook everyone says you are and I haven't eaten your cooking, but I've cooked one of your recipes and it was great! I can't imagine I did it better than you did! ::P

  7. Just stopping by to say Hi..May you have the best week ever my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria


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