Monday, April 18, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust!

Bowm...bowm....bowm.... Another one bites the dust! Another favorite past time has bit the dust, and another ones gone and another ones gone and another one bites the dust! I'm so glad there's music to soften the blow. The barbecue is now off limits to this temper"mental" POTSy body of mine.

The weather was perfect yesterday (low 70's). Most of my family was home, so I decided it was a perfect time to light up the barbecue and cook up some mouth watering steaks and buttery roasted potatoes. As I was flipping the steaks and cooking up potatoes the smell of the smoke just shut down my lungs and sent my body instantly into a POTSy crash. I haven't crashed in a while, so it took me by surprise. I should have foreseen this coming this winter when I would step outside while neighbors had their fireplaces burning. My lungs would go into instant shut down and I'd have to hurry into the house. These things always seem to catch me off guard. Last year I didn't have a problem with the barbecue, so why this year?

I've been Little Miss BBQ chef since I was 10 years old. I love hovering over food on the grill until it's cooked to perfection. Swatting at onlookers to step away from grill so that I can do my barbecue magic. Followed by accolades from friends and family of my mad barbecue skills!

I guess it's time to pass my beloved barbecue tools and blessing to the next generation barbecue chef, my son Sean. Sean, may you never burn a single meal, may your meat be cooked to perfection, and may your food be cooked with perfect grill lines.


Exodus 29:41
And the other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it the same grain offering as the morning and the same libation, for a soothing aroma, and offering by fire to the Lord.
I always wonder if God loves a good barbecue? I'm looking forward to cooking up a great barbecue feast when I'm in heaven!

1 comment:

  1. You had me when you started with a Queen song.

    So sorry that this has happened. It's things like this that are the hardest to lose sometimes. The normality of the task, the joy you took in it, your culinary prowess, you shouldn't have to lose these things. Have you thought of using a pedestal fan to blow the smoke away from you? Just a thought. I want for you to be able to BBQ again my friend. xxxx