Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Because Every Kitchen Needs Some

August 19, 2017

This gourmet cooking thing is getting out of hand. I couldn’t find any dry mustard at the store today.

I did, however, find organic Mango Habanero seasoning.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Icing on the Eclipse Cake

August 21, 2017

What’s better than seeing a total eclipse of the sun?

Seeing it with a bunch of family members.

By the way: It was totally awesome. I will never forget that image of the darkened sun, hanging in the dark sky, surrounded by the corona.

And Thank You, Lord, for letting everything go perfectly.

Driver's Ed

August 18, 2017

Two men attempted a carjacking in St. Louis the other day, but their plans went awry when neither of them could drive a stick shift.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Weirdly Normal

August 17, 2017

When I take walks, I like to do arm circles as well—sort of an exercise two-fer. Of course it looks weird. But at one time, so did jogging, running shorts, and people swinging hand weights on their walks. So if I stick with it, it may become not only acceptable, but the “in” way to exercise.

If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that no matter how weird things seem at first, people will get used to them. A look back at any fashion trend will prove the truth of this.

Friday, August 18, 2017

When the Light Changes

August 14, 2017

August is an odd month: It’s hot and sticky, still great for boating and swimming; but people start feeling ready for Fall. I vividly remember the woman in Louisiana who started wearing her Fall sweaters (short-sleeved, but still) in August, when it was in the 90s and very humid. That’s what August does to people. I think it has something to do with the changing light.

I don’t feel like clothes shopping, but I do have an urge to run around and change the house—put up fall decorations and all. It’s always a struggle: Do I hold on to the end of summer, or do I cave…?

This year I left the sand castle decoration and the seashells out, but put away the spring centerpiece and set out the fall arrangement on the table. Close enough.

So what do you do when the light changes? Decorate, shop for clothes, bake…write pointless blog entries?

Friday, August 11, 2017

I Should Stay In My Bubble

August 8, 2017

I tend to live in my own little world, and therefore miss a lot of what’s going on.  But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It can get miserable when you start paying attention to the world around you.

For example, it was only today that I realized just how many annoying ways there are for people to sneeze.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My First "You Oughta"

August 10, 2017

My first “You Oughta” was actually going to be taking my friend’s advice and getting on Twitter, but it seemed complicated, so I moved on to my second one.

I’ve started buying cheap clothes to practice my –er—informal alterations on. (“The Perils of Being Short-Waisted”, April 20, 2017). I’m having mixed success, BUT

At least I can stop wondering what would happen if I ever tried it.