Holy cow, m'friends!
For a while there, I was sure I'd bit off more than I could handle.
Cranky co-workers, improbable deadlines ... even the executive who began Thursday morning, "Everyone had better stay the 'f' away from me!" ... have done their best to spoil my resolve.
But! I'm focused on discovering the absurd, and in so doing, making my brain laugh. What's that Anne Lamott says? "Laughter is carbonated holiness."
I'm also training my psyche for 2017's Best Actress.
This may not the best advice I've ever been given - but it's one that's stuck ... some 26 years now:
"This is Hollywood. You must act 'as if.'"
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Believe me when I say, there's been nothing to write home about.
Since experts counsel, 'write what you know', I'm reduced to yakking about our neighborhood Grocer.
Since DH does most of the shopping, I'm apt to think of our occasional shared excursions as novelties -- where I'm invariably drawn to shiny 'New! and Improved!' product. Poor guy has to keep his eye on the contents of our cart.
At the same time, I'm a bit saddened to see old staples gone by the way.
My mind knows it's been almost 50 years -- but entering the snacks section, my eyes instinctively scan the shelves for a favorite unleavened cracker, not unlike that served at Holy Communion --only the size and shape of a Saltine. I swear they were called "Waldorf." ... maybe not.
Does anyone else recall sticking their head down deep in the frozen food troughs and inhaling that curiously-pleasant aroma of refrigerated gasses?
(I suppose someone decided that was bad for us, as well.)
Curiosities? You betcha!
I'm pretty sure this brand isn't actually pronounced the way it appears ...
but I prefer my drinks NON-fuzzy, thank you!
Can anyone explain why SMALL-curd is coveted more so (50-cents worth!) than it's pleasantly plump counterparts?
I failed to snap a photo, but their assortment of tea is astonishing.
Many bloggers say they enjoy a nightly cup of tea.
I've probably not been doing it right -- but on the few and far between times I've brewed (steeped?) a cup, it's just been, 'meh.'
Would you mind sharing your favorites ... and why?
(Now, I'm not fond of anything with a fruit flavor. Like my coffee, my wine, I'd like that beverage big and bold.)
All suggestions are certainly appreciated!
and I'm happy to share my impressions.
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Before closing, I wanted to share the link below from yesterday's blizzard. I think this is a great example of "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"
One Pennsylvania turnpike traveler broke out his trumpet and played "Let It Snow" to his fellow stranded motorists!
Hugs from Phoenix ... take good care of yourselves!