Welcome to Take One of February’s Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
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My subject is: I used to say “when I grow up I’m going to but now . It was submitted by: Quirky Chrissy. Here goes:
When I grow up I’m going to . If I had a penny for every time I said that growing up I’d be rich. If I had a minute for every time I thought that, I’d live to be a zillion. If I had a brain cell for every time I was convinced of that I’d have a memory. If I had a . . . you get the idea.
The truth of the matter is that we all want to think, in that moment, that we’d do so many things differently when we could. But we don’t have the means to do what we’re longing to do, and once we have the means we’re left longing to be back in that moment. This, my friends, is where the term “vicious cycle” must come from. Have you ever seen a dog chase it’s tail? Don’t laugh, you’re doing the same thing.
So yes, my smart-ass-past-self did think many, many times over the years that I had ALL of the answers and when I grew up I’d remember each and every thing younger-me didn’t have the means to do and I would go out there and show the world how it’s done. So let’s see how I did, figure out the success rate, shall we?
When I grow up I’m going to eat cookies and candy for dinner.
But now I’m lucky when I can find one in the packet, and I’m talking 5 minutes after I buy them.
When I grow up I’m going to stay up all night.
But now I’m exhausted (thanks, kids), half the time I can’t wait to get to bed.
When I grow up I’m going to drink as much as I want.
But now I see the folly in that. Because when a lot goes down, it frequently comes back up (so to speak).
When I grow up I’m going to just take off whenever I want.
But now I spend most days telling myself “you will not run away from home today, you will not run away from home today, you will not . . . “
When I grow up and graduate from college I’m never going to write another paper again.
But now . . .
When I grow up I’m going to have a chef to prepare whatever I want whenever I want.
But now I not only cook (sorry, kids) but I bake . . . for pleasure.
Tie Dye Cupcakes
When I grow up I’m going to never go to a Doctor or Dentist again.
But now I find they’re the only people who listen to me.
When I grow up I’m going to dance all night.
But now I have trouble getting up off the couch.
When I grow up I’m going to grow my hair until I can sit on it.
But now I hate it. It takes forever to dry, hours to straighten, it’s too thin to be long and I look like I keep my hair brush in a shopping cart along with the rest of my belongings.
When I grow up I’m going to live next door to my best friend.
But now I live 1500 miles away from, pretty much, everyone.
When I grow up I’m going to let my kids do whatever they want.
But now, not so much.
Tie Dye Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix with other ingredients specified on the box
3 (3 oz) boxes of (different colors) jello
1 (3 oz) box jello
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup boiling water
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put cupcake papers into 24 muffin cups. Spray a small amount of nonstick baking spray into each cup.
*Prepare cake batter as directed on box. Divide into 3 bowls. Mix 1/2 jello package (about 4 TBSP) into each bowl.
*Put about a TBSP of one color batter into each muffin cup (you don’t need to be exact), follow with the next color, then the next. If any batter is left, continue spooning into cups. Where the colors go doesn’t matter as long as all cups are filled to the same level.
*Bake per cake package directions. Cool completely.
*Put jello, sugar and vanilla into a metal bowl. Beat on high while slowly adding the boiling water.
*Continue to beat on high until it’s of frosting consistency, about 8 minutes.
NOTE: This is not my recipe. This is one of those recipes that everyone has and that I’ve had for so many years I don’t even know when or how I got it.