Monthly Archives: November 2019

form.

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olive the cat, not the oil

almost works up a sweat

during her usual workout routine.

at her recent annual vet visit 

 after weighing her in at 9.6 pounds,

they determined that she was overweight

and assigned her a ‘goal weight’ of 8 pounds.

the first suggestion was to up her physical efforts

(which currently include an all-indoor circuit training routine

of slowly moving from couch to bed to rugs and back

with an occasional look out the window

a saunter up the 8 stairs

or taking a few steps into the kitchen to eat),

other suggestions were to 

give her healthier food

take away her bowl

(I’m half Italian, I worry if her bowl gets low)

and put her new healthy food

in something she has to work to get to.

with her round figure

set atop lilliputian legs

that will never get any taller

she does resemble a bit of a child’s-hand-sized furry bowling ball

and luckily she has a year to lose her 1.6 pounds

but timing is everything

and as luck would have it

she recently received the gift of

her very own cat advent calendar

filled with little kitty treats ‘n things

set to kick off tomorrow 

and this might be a long year

for the both of us. 

“i do not oppose form, but only form as a goal.”

-ludwig mies van der rohe

less visible.

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how many grandies (and one hoverboard) does it take

to help me carry all of my leftovers home?

four.

this is very kind and also might be a sign

that I am bringing home too much food. 

 

“leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.

stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.”

-thomas Fuller

thankful.

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“gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.

thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.

thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

-henry van dyke 

happy thanksgiving and much gratitude to all

 

 

 

image credit: ida bohatta (children’s book illustrator and author)

jello….is it me you’re looking for?

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with the big holiday looming

don’t spend a minute worrying about

what to do with all the leftovers

the solution is just waiting for you to discover

rest easy.

because, jello.

what’s the weirdest jello recipe you’ve ever been served?

was it considered:

a dessert?

a salad substitute?

a side dish of the main meal?

other?

 

“it’s as if we spend our entire lives avoiding Jell-O

but it is always there at the end, waiting.” 

-john grisham, ford county

 

 

 

image credit: kraft/general foods – vintage ad

little pockets, big ideas.

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where did your snack go?

it’s all gone.

where did it all go?

just a big smile

and very full pockets.

clever really.

never hurts to be prepared for anything.

 

“you have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.”

-jonathan van ness