Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Carla and I feasted today...bacon-wrapped filet mignon on the grill, grilled shrimp and veggie shishkabobs, and homemade black raspberry pie. I'm very glad that the feast was not ruuned.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
A contrast in texture
The road less traveled...
Mayday in PA
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
ONE oil lamp!!! Just what I needed. Thanks Lord, for your signs, and giving me just what I need and just when I need it!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
So I have this cold, right? I love getting sick because you are instantly bombarded with a zillion people who know "just the thing..." The other day, I'm having conversation with a woman I BARELY even know.
Woman: "So you have a cold?"
Innocent Victim (me): "Well, ya."
Woman: "I know just the thing. Vitamin C. Take 1,000 mg (which, parenthetically, why don't we just call it a gram? I mean, isn't a 1,000 milli somethings equal to one of the basic units of somethings? I mean, I don't know much but as a fellow student once told me, Brettric is Metric - parenthesis MINE!) of Vitamin C. Take 1,000 mg every hour."
Then, and I swear I am not making this up, she looks me straight in the eye and she says emphatically "the key is DIARRHEA!" OK, now she really has my interest. And she must have known it because she continued.
Woman: "As soon as you get diarrhea, you'll know you have reached your body's tolerance level for Vitamin C. Then just back off 1,000 mg and take that threshold amount and you'll get over your cold."
Me: "Thanks, I think."
Now I guess I have two options, both of which involve wiping. I think I'll just live with the cold for another day or so...
Friday, May 02, 2008
In our house growing up, we weren't allowed to say "shut up." Mom, Dad, if you're reading this...I'M NOT IN "OUR" HOUSE!!! So I can say what I want. (PS: Please don't cut me out of the will....I am in the will, aren't I?)
Anywho, my rant today is about the ranting about gas prices. I'm tired of hearing it (and hearing myself say it). Carpool. Stay home. Get a Prius. Walk. Move.
This is a global issue...in other words, more that just ME is affected by this. I happened to live in a country where people have almost nothing. They can easily spend a week's wages on a bottle of kerosene with which to light a lamp. Make that two weeks now. And what choice do they have? Not so much...
So let's shut up. We have options. We have freedom. We have choice. And, truth be told, we have money.