Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Julia Child Says That I Can Have More Peanut Brittle!!

"It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That's what human life is all about-enjoying things."
Julia Child

I think that I love this woman, but every once in a while, she gets me into trouble! At the moment, I have a container of peanut brittle sitting under my desk and it's calling my name yet again!  She does say... at least once a day lol... that means I can have more as long as they are tiny pieces... right??

Just Sitting Under a Tree

 When one devotes oneself to meditation, mental burdens, unnecessary worries and wandering thoughts, drop off one by one; life seems to run smoothly and pleasantly.
Nyogen Senzaki

Today, as I was doing up the dishes, I saw a man stop, get off of his bike and go and sit under the shade of a tree. I'm not sure what he was doing, but he seemed to be enjoying himself. I was thinking that it would be a great place to meditate, other than the fact that the tree was right next to  parking lot and a bank. Now if you could find a way to blur out the noise... it would indeed be a perfect place just to close your eyes and just drift!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

This Afternoon's Quotes About Lilacs

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
T. S. Eliot

. "A black cat among roses,phlox, lilac-misted under a quarter moon,the sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still.It is dazed with moonlight,contented with perfume..."
Amy Lowell

 There is mystery here, but a soft, sure mystery that is understood and only remains a mystery because I want it so. The mystery of the nighthawk against a darkening sky , the puzzle of the firefly along the lilac hedge.
 Clifford D. Simak

I Dropped it into the Toilet

I usually carry my pedometer everywhere with me... and it serves both as a way of counting my steps over an entire week and serves as a watch at the same time. Well, a few days ago it fell into the toilet bowl. 

Yes, I managed to fish it out, wrapped it in tissue and then took a look. Yes, there was water inside. I had heard somewhere that you could put items into a bowl of rice and that the rice would somehow draw out the moisture and said item, would work again.

Nope, it sat in rice for nearly a week and it's still not working.  I miss that little gadget :(  I guess that I will have to break down and buy one that fits on the wrist. At least it won't end up falling into the toilet!

Today I'm Thinking About Telling the Truth!

To face the truth hurts, but to deal with lies is even worse.

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.
You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they're ready to get it.
George Harrison
I don't understand how some people can lie so easily. I'm not sure whether I should be grateful or not,  but my face instantly gives me away. Of all things... I start to laugh!!  I guess my quotes above are of the more serious thoughts on what truth is all about!!