Category: A Musing

CATS AND CONVERSATION

“If cats could talk they wouldn’t.”  Nan Porter The other morning I got together with a friend for breakfast.  We do this about twice a year.  We catch up on books we’re reading, grandchildren, the vicissitudes of life, and cat litter. Seems we have an outdoor cat that’s adopted us (yes, I’ve been feeding her)…

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DRYER BALLS

“I always arrive late at the office but make up for it by leaving early.”  Charles Lamb Couldn’t find a quote worthy of lambs.  The one above will have to do. On a recent shopping trip with a friend we had to kill some time and decided that the best way to do that was…

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THE RAFFLE

“You could already be a winner!” Back to the music event with brother Dan.  First, you need to know that I’m older than Dan.  He was a young tyke when I went off and got married.  We never really got to know each other.  Going to this music festival together, two years in a row,…

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THE DINER

Sign on the door of a restaurant – “Sorry, We’re Open.” Back to my weekend with my brother Dan. One of our aims was to find a local restaurant that had good food.  Boy, did we score on that one! The restaurant in question was a diner that was in a smallish space lined with…

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HANDS DOWN BEAUTIFUL

“Hands are the tools of the painter, the artist.”  Agnes Varda I recently attended a music weekend with my brother, Dan.  Of course, there were vendors in attendance.  I resisted the magic potions that would give me so much energy that I’d be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I also resisted…

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE

“Within you is the power to do things you never dreamed possible.  This power becomes available to you just as soon as you change your beliefs.”  Dr Maxwell Maltz I got a comment from a reader who wondered about the quote I used with the chocolate ganache post.  The quote was, “You are under the…

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JUST THINKING

“The mind can be a crazy monkey that is always trying to escape from the moment.”  Rolf Potts OK.  Not too long ago I revealed that I no longer listen to or watch the news.  I even gave up Facebook.  Gasp!  My energy now goes into my art studio.  I’m creating about one piece a…

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MARITAL DISCLOSURE

“My husband has an awesome wife.” I want to set the record straight before someone (not naming names) takes some of my hilarious, fictitious, ramblings personally.  Most of the things I write about my husband are about a fictitious man who is not my real husband.  Because … If I wrote about my real husband…

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SPIDERS ETC

“Scientists have discovered why some female spiders eat their mates.  According to data analysis, it turns out the male spider deserves it,” Well, I really wanted to give an update on my accidental garden, which led to a “discussion” between my husband and me.  I told him that it looked like the vines that sprouted…

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CLIMBING

“Like vines, people also need a tree to cling to, to give them support.”  Elizabeth Kata Wrong!  That’s the trouble with society.  (Oh, she thinks she’s got this figured out!)  We read something and we start looking for a tree to support us.  Nothing against trees, mind you.  (Where was I going with this?) So…

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