I often wonder what am I good at? What are my talents because I don't want to bury them I want them to be multiplied. I have very talented friends: cooks, seamstresses, bloggers, photographers, quilters, gardeners. And these women even have the patience and desire to teach their children their special talents.
I can sew, but I'm not passionate about it and there is no money for new projects anyway. I sometimes have only $25 to buy groceries for the week. Is that a talent? Not when you're only eating tacos, spaghetti or mac and cheese. And they're certainly not balanced meals so I don't think that counts as something to be proud of.
Everyone knows how I feel about cooking. I've realized it's not really the cooking it's the thinking about cooking and planning what to cook (refer to budget above) and you see why I am frustrated with the whole idea of eating in general.
Quilting is a beautiful art, but it scares me. The same is true of gardening. I love flowers, but I don't know the first thing about what goes with what and when to plant and how to feed and protect in the winter and it all seems so over-whelming!
So today as I was loading an entire double sink of dirty dishes--another issue I have is getting my kids to pitch in even after an FHE on the subject--I remembered something my dear friend Becky said " I am good at loading that dishwasher!"
Bingo!! Me too...I had that dishwasher fully loaded in a neat and organized way fitting everything in AND I had it done is less than 15 minutes! Yes, impressive.
I remember once Vanessa said to me " You loaded the dishwasher already?" I didn't realize it was such a gift, but today I have decided it is enough...