I’m linking up today with Debbie over at DebRuns for her Wednesday Word weekly link up. Today’s word is adjust.
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….
Okay fess up (and make me feel better!), when was the last time something obvious threw your brain for a loop?