this sign in a local store
so funny and makes a good point
i found myself
swapping out a box of rigatoni
for a homemade strawberry shortcake donut
it all depends on supply and demand
and irrational cravings
i consider the transaction a win-win
a battle of the titans
there are days
when i would swap in the other direction.
what have you swapped during your quarantine?
“america ships tons of sugar cookies to denmark,
and denmark ships tons of sugar cookies to america.
wouldn’t it be more efficient just to swap recipes?”
happy mother’s day
to my daughters
who have shared in
my seemingly endless graduations
and all of
our many, many other adventures and misadventures,
i am grateful to you and love you for this
you’ve made me happy
watching you all grow
from amazing daughters into amazing mothers
you are my idols.
“i don’t have to be perfect.
all is have to do is show up and enjoy
the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.”
walking with the grandies
they are mesmerized
by the carpet of tiny flowers in the grass
and sink right in.
“life is always a rich and steady time
when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”
-e.b. white, ‘charlotte’s web’
I’m not gonna’ lie, i’m pretty good with toast.
“What is the right way to cut a piece of toast?”Diagonally, insists the narrator in NIcholson Baker’s novel “The Mezzanine.” It creates a “triangularly cut slice” which in turn yields “an ideal first bit.” With rectangular toast, you must “angle the shape into your mouth, as you angle a big dresser through a hall doorway.” (Dwight Garner, NYT book critic’s new essay on the literature of breakfast food.)
“i have trouble with toast. toast is very difficult.
you have to watch it all the time or it burns up.”
-julia child, master chef (1912-2004)
credits: New York Times, Dwight Garner, Nicholson Baker,”The Mezzanine”, google images
argo park, ann arbor, mi, usa – spring 2020
“the important stuff will still be important by the time you get to it. the unimportant will have made its insignificance obvious or simply disappear. then, with stillness rather than needless urgency or exhaustion, you will be able to sit down and give what deserves consideration your full attention.” – Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key
these flamingos are playing on both sides of the fence
i wonder if they know they can fly.
“fences are made for those who cannot fly. ”
happy cinco de mayo
image credit: tundracomics.com
what a beautiful welcome
the magnolia trees gave me
their path of petals
leading me back
into my quiet town
“you are welcome as the flowers in may.”
with the return of the beautiful weather
it seemed like a good time
to also return to shorter pants and smooth legs
in my enthusiastic state
no need for directions
no need for glasses
i quickly replaced the blade cartridge in my razor
tried it, and nothing.
looked more closely and realized
i had put it on upside down
so rather than
fixing it and turning it the right way
my go-to move
was to go in the opposite direction
shaving from ankle to knee
with great results
i noticed some blood
apparently this technique
is not quite as efficient and gentle
as i had imagined
then there was even more blood
i had my little pony bandaids at the ready
patched up all my places that needed patching
set off for my walk
luckily i am not a barber.
“education is when you read the fine print. experience is what you get if you don’t.”
“just because I’m a lady doesn’t mean that I cannot handle myself in a sticky situation.”
– Rarity the Little Pony from the “Dog and Pony Episode”