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Recipe for a Disaster

August 10, 2009

You will need:

1 Grieving Widow
1 Irritable Daughter-in-law
3 Exhausted Grandchildren
1 Bearded Man


1. Preheat emotions to 500 degrees.

2. Carefully place Grieving Widow and Irritable Daughter-in-law on the couch so they can discuss tense issues. Stir.

3. Instruct Exhausted Grandchildren to scream and run around the couch, giving Grieving Widow a headache.

4. Place Grieving Widow in guest room to rest while Irritable Daughter-in-law yells at Exhausted Grandchildren to behave. or. die.

5. Combine all ingredients in Honda Minivan and drive to church.

6. Line up all ingredients in a pew while Irritable Daughter-in-law tries to ignore Grieving Widow’s comments about church service.

7. Once home, put Irritable Daughter-in-law to bed. Have Bearded Man and Grieving Widow stay up until 2:00am talking about the ways Bearded Man is not a good son.

8. Repeat steps as necessary until Disaster has occurred between Grieving Widow and the rest of the ingredients.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    Lucky for you, the recipe can be converted to something much less bitter tasting, by adding one more ingredient… JESUS. or chocolate. Or Both!? 🙂 Praying for you!

  2. August 10, 2009 4:54 pm

    Ek! Girl, I don’t think I want that recipe! That is never fun! I’m sorry you guys are going through all that. Find your strength in the Lord, Jess. He is ready with an overflowing measure.

    I will be praying for you, sister!

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting. It [seriously] means alot. Especially when I’m down and out. Which I was today. PTL for His mercy and understanding and Light!

  3. August 10, 2009 5:13 pm

    Oh, no – this is not a good recipe at all! Emotions are running high. Something (someone?) is bound to be burned. Hang in there, sweet sister. For what it’s worth, I go through this cycle whenever I take my boys to church, too. (What is it about going to church that brings that out in us?) Every Sunday.

    (((((HUGS)))) to you.

    BTW, thanks for the sweet comment.

  4. August 10, 2009 5:19 pm

    Wow – poor bearded man. Poor everyone.

    Add Jesus, blend well.

  5. August 10, 2009 7:18 pm

    Praying for patience and grace and mercy all around…

  6. trendyand2kids permalink
    August 10, 2009 10:10 pm


    I love you.So.Much!

    Dear Alladin… please go get Jess on your magic carpet and bring her to Wisconsin for a few days.

    Bearded Man can come too.

  7. August 10, 2009 10:33 pm

    oh Jess, i’m sorry you are having such a hard time right now.

    always in my prayers,

  8. August 11, 2009 9:25 pm

    If this recipe were on, I would give it zero stars.
    Praying something better cooks up soon. xoxo

  9. August 11, 2009 9:32 pm


    Your creative post makes me smile at would otherwise be not a happy circumstance. Thanks for blogging despite the failed recipe…


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