Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Ponderable

What you seek in another, you would do well to look for first in yourself.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Life's Simple Pleasures

Today's Simple Pleasure: chopping garlic for the Lentils with Rice and Caramelized Onions I made for lunch today.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I am having a go at a weekly set of questions that a fellow blogger, "From This Side of the Pond," creates. To enjoy her blog, click on the link to the left...

1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so who will you root for? If you are outside the USA what is the 'big deal sporting event' in your own country?

I think I will record the Super Bowl, and watch it the next day. Here in England, of course, it doesn't start until quite late, past my bedtime! Still, I enjoy watching the Super Bowl, even if only for all the potentially funny, controversial or groundbreaking ads! That's right, I watch the Super Bowl for the ads!!
Needless to say, for England there is only one football, and it is indeed a big deal sporting event. I learned that first hand during the World Cup last year!

2. Is ignorance bliss?

Ignorance is ignorance and bliss is bliss, but I don't equate the two. I think the saying was created to justify keeping people in the dark. Speaking from experience, usually that of which I have been ignorant has been kept from me in order to spare me injury or anger. But absence of injury/anger is not the same as bliss. The truth will out, as they say. And then, what good did ignorance do but delay the inevitable?

3. Which of the seven dwarfs are you? (and just in case your Disney is a little bit rusty, here they are-Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy)

Almost always, I am Happy. As it happens, you caught me on a "Grumpy" day, and I don't want to talk about it! Back to being Happy soon enough.

4. When you are riding in the car with another couple how do you organize the seating? (Men up front? Women up front? Couples sit together?) And thanks to Lori at Mountain Woman at Heart for the question! Everyone go say hi to Lori.

No rules or patterns to report here.

5. What is beauty?

Beauty is a quality that brings pleasure to its beholder. In an ideal world, beauty is truth, and truth beauty: so that if something is beautiful, it must be true, and all truths are beautiful. But reality is not so simple. The truth can be ugly, and lies can seem pretty.

6. If someone asks you to bring an appetizer or a dessert to a party in their home, which would you choose?

Probably a dessert, because I enjoy baking.

7. What is your crowd pleasing go-to appetizer?

Hot Artichoke Dip. Yum!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and thankful mind. (That's really a quote from somewhere, but it's the first thought that popped into my head! It's something I try to say to myself at least once a day.)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Note to Self

"The road is long, with many a winding turn." So goes the first line of an old song. It's about how we're all in this together,and as we go along, we can all help each other. Another's burden is my burden, and a burden shared is by definition lighter. Each time we choose to love one another, we grow the collective Love. It's as simple as that. Someday we will hit a critical mass, and the sadness will be outweighed by the gladness. It may not look like the world we know any longer. It may look more like the heaven of which we dream. And so it shall be.
We don't usually know how long the road is, or what is beyond the next winding turn. To experience the mystery is one of life's greatest pleasures.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For the record

I have a completely sane and rational mother, who always does what's best in every situation.