02 March 2011

Stunted creativity

I have been invited to a ladies night with some women from the neighborhood.  They're planning on playing some games and talking a lot.  It sounded like fun, so I said I would love to take part.  Then the person inviting me informed me that I need to bring some goodies to share and a prize worth about $5.  Hmmmm.  I was sure that my mind would come up with some fun ideas for each of those categories, but it hasn't.  The get together is tomorrow night and here I sit without so much as a cookie in the house.  Unless I want to take microwave popcorn for both treat and prize, I need to get some creativity going.  I suppose the creative juices are being stunted by my desire to not go to the store yet again this week.  So I must work with what I have in the house. 

For the treat I do have some ideas.  I could make some more caramel popcorn balls, or granola bars, or some oatmeal cookies, but I'm sure there will be plenty of sweets there already.  I haven't been in the mood for sweets lately, so I'm trying to come up with something else.  Maybe a dip of some kind?  But what would I dip in it?  I would like to make some pretzels, but I've never made them before and I'm a little worried about trying something new on a bunch of women I barely know. 

Then there's the prize.  I have an etch a sketch in my closet that I picked up on sale somewhere.  It's just waiting for some little boys birthday.  Not sure grown women would get such a kick out of it.  I have plenty of canned goods... spaghetti sauce anyone?  Raspberry jam with some bread?  I might have to break down and go to the store, but then what do I get?  I'll be lost forever, wandering the isles... do other women like dish soap?  A 2 liter of soda?  String cheese?  Lotion?  Socks?  Chapstick?  Yup, my creativity is definitely stunted tonight.  Maybe I'll sleep on it and have some inspiration tomorrow.


  1. I have lots of days like that.Sometimes I feel like my brain is like a dried up sponge when it comes to thinking up a quick project,but at other times,the ideas won't stop, and that can be stressful,too.

  2. Hope you "dream" up something overnight. Its always hard for me when I HAVE to come up with something. Have a fun girls night!