“I would just like to publicly announce that I have no idea what I’m doing.”

For a long time I lived my life trying to do the “right” thing.  It took a lot of weighing and measuring.  I finally realized that the “right” thing for me was more often than not behaviors that other people might approve of.  Sorry about ending the sentence with a preposition.

As I move on I’m more aware of my motives.  Am I doing this (whatever this is) because I enjoy doing this, because I’ll be seen as a good person, or because I’ll appear normal.  Good luck with that last one!

The other day, at the end of a hot summer weekend, it was time to serve dinner.  We were in a mega store picking up a few items and passed some bins of melons.  It was a perfect day for melons.  And Sorbet.  Lemon, please.  They didn’t have lemon so I settled on raspberry.


My dinner consisted of two kinds of melon topped with raspberry sorbet.  My husband settled on a large bowl of watermelon chunks followed by a pint of Cherry Garcia.  Dinner time was cool and tasty and lovely.  We pushed aside thoughts of well-balanced and functioning as responsible adults.  The earth continued to spin.

Note to self:  Remember for next time that a sudden, huge influx of fruit does amazing thing to the digestive system.  I had an interesting day after the fruit feast.  When my husband gets home I’ll have to ask him how his day went.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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