Category: A Musing

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.”  Garrison Keillor A short time back I went to visit a long-time friend, as opposed to an old friend, and we did our usual shopping and eating and touring of her town.  In one of the shops we visited I found…

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NO LONGER FINE LIBRARY

“Because we always did it that way.” I love our library.  It’s small but friendly.  Their offerings are always current.  There are two book discussion groups – a morning group and an evening group to accommodate people’s life styles and schedules.  I belong to both. Recently I was in the library checking out season 5…

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STRENGTH TRAINING

“Our intention creates our reality.”  Wayne Dyer So it seems that oftentimes when I open my mouth and decide to do something, the universe steps in and says, “Let me help you with that!”  So it happened with the statement to my husband that went something like, “After I get back from my trip I…

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ORGANIZED EATS

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  Nelson Mandela So I had this great idea!  (Note to self – Your great ideas generally get you into trouble.)  No!  This time it is a great idea.  This great idea came from the observation that in spite of all the cooking I do, company takes me right…

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DIFFERENT STROKES

“Different doesn’t mean wrong.” When I was in elementary school I really worried about fitting in.  I wore saddle shoes just like everyone else.  I rolled my ankle socks down like everyone else.  And I signed up for baseball, which I sucked at, just like everyone else. I’m not sure what happened, but if you…

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PICTURE THIS

“The Earth without art is just Eh.” I recently visited my high school friend, Marilyn, who now lives in Dubuque.  What I really love about our visits, besides the stops at the resale and ice-cream shops, is Marilyn’s attention to her surroundings.  She always seems to know what’s going on in her area.  On this…

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DRIED CORN AND CHILI POWDER

“If only closed minds came with closed mouths.” On our recent trip to Santa Fe my friend and I stopped at the farmer’s market before heading home.  OMGoodness.  While the farmer’s market in Wisconsin was celebrating its first harvest, Santa Fe was on the second and third harvest of their season.  Unfair!  The reason is…

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CAT SUPPORT

“Motivation comes in many flavors.” As I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog post, we bought an automatic cat feeder.  This gives our cats a chance to believe that we forgot to feed them and that we need to be reminded incessantly.  When we were on the other feeding program, food appeared every time our…

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USE BY DATES

“I think I’ll just date myself.” Good news from the Internet for those of you who are wondering and saying, “But it doesn’t smell spoiled”.  To explain – Most of the food you buy comes with a “sell by” or “best by” date stamp.  However, these dates are, essentially, made up. Nobody regulates how long…

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COMPOSTING PLUS

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.  I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald Whoa!  Long quote, but it is so appropriate in a number of ways. First, regular…

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