Tell Me I’m Not Alone

I’m linking up today with Debbie over at DebRuns for her Wednesday Word weekly link up. Today’s word is adjust.

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The definition of adjust, to change something in a minor way so that it works better, reminded me of this thing that happened recently. For once, I’m not going to talk about running. I’m going to share a story about something completely random, but something that most people can probably relate to.

I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘brain fart’ where you’re trying to remember something very obvious that you should know, but it just won’t come to you. Well I had a major one of those not too long ago. I was looking at a recipe for country beef vegetable soup, and the first thing on the ingredients list was “3 cups of vegetable juice.” Makes sense for a vegetable soup recipe, right? But I sat there staring at that first item wondering what the heck that was and where I could find it. Did I need to literally juice a bunch of vegetables? Did I need to save the “juice” from canned vegetables? Honestly, I was completely stumped. Almost to the point of putting the recipe aside.

I continued to read through the rest of the recipe, and there weren’t any other ingredients that stumped me, so I returned to that first one. Seriously, what the heck did they mean by vegetable juice??? Maybe I could just adjust it and put something else in, instead.

And then, it hit me….


Major duh!

Okay fess up (and make me feel better!), when was the last time something obvious threw your brain for a loop?

9 thoughts on “Tell Me I’m Not Alone”

  1. I would have done the same thing! I would have assumed they meant vegetable stock though, and not even considered buying V8.

    I had a total brain fart last week over a very simple math equation involving division. I actually had to ask my husband if I was doing it the right way. I was so embarrassed! Luckily, he knows math is not my strong suit. :o)

  2. I’m not sure V-8 would have come to my mind either. I forgot to plug the crock pot in last week…again. Major brain fart. It even took a few seconds for it to register with my brain. (Why is this meat cold?)

  3. Heck, just wait til you’re older! I once couldn’t remember my email.

    This one wasn’t a brain fart, or maybe it was, once I was really exhausted. I was looking for the water chestnuts I knew I’d saved. Couldn’t find them anywhere. I finally figured I must have already used them & went on with my life.

    Something like a month later I found them in a drawer (instead of the refrigerator). At least it wasn’t something stinky.

    Except I no longer call them brain farts — I call them senior moments (althought I’m not technically a senior citizen — yet — it just feels that way sometimes).

  4. I bet you were tripped up because you were thinking, “Vegetable juice!?! GAH!!!” I’m all for eating healthily but the thought of a big glass of that stuff does not make my day.

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