Pan-fried Salmon with Asparagus and Lemon Cream

Confession No 12: My brain isn’t working. I need to be smarter….

Concentration? Focus? Memory? Coherent sentence? None of these things are happening at the moment. My brain has abandoned me. Some would argue that it’s always been a holiday-goer, but that’s another issue….

Evidence my brain has gone

  • What is being said in my head is not translating through my mouth. Sick of hearing “but you said….”. I know what I meant, can’t they work it out for themselves? It’s not rocket science. In fact, nothing that comes out of my mouth remotely resembles rocket science. Ever…..
  • Found socks in the fridge by the cheese. Luckily they were clean. Maybe I’m eating too much cheese. Or I’m doing too much washing….
  • Arrived at a birthday party a day late. Heart sank, no party. “At least we got the right time” was clearly not the correct thing to say to my daughter who I had reduced to tears with my excellent organisational skills and quick mouth. A thousand apologies….
  • Verbalising inner thoughts that should be kept to myself. “You’re so x?x! x?@” can apparently be taken the wrong way. Not making any friends here. Oh dear….
  • Offered to make 2 large cakes and 30 cupcakes for my daughters within 24 hours. Why would I do that?!?!? I don’t even bake well. As I said, my brain has abandoned me.

Notes to self to avoid ongoing disaster and impending doom

  • Stop having 10 thoughts at the same time while trying to communicate with anyone. You never know what you might say. Oh, and resync your brain with your mouth. I wonder if that’s possible?
  • Eat less cheese or keep socks away from fridge – not sure which. Perhaps, assign washing to someone else, for health and safety reasons….
  • Read, re-read, re-re-read everything. And then get someone else to check it. You clearly can’t be trusted.
  • Have a lip zipper surgically inserted. To be worn at all times in case inner thoughts escape. Some of them should not be said out loud to anybody. Not even the dog. Sorry everyone, including the dog…
  • Make sure it’s an industrial strength lip zipper to avoid 32 cakes in 24 hours. May need extra super surgeon. And a trip to the cake shop – remember to hide bakery boxes…
  • Eat more fish. Apparently it makes you smarter. It’s got to be less painful and far more enjoyable than lip zipper surgery….

What have you done recently that may be an indication you need more fish? While you’re thinking, try this pan-fried salmon with asparagus and lemon cream. SO much better than surgery.

Pan-fried Salmon with Asparagus and Lemon Cream

Pan-fried Salmon

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