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Day 537: Manic Monday Indeed...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Some of you know the story, some don't - no matter. The bottom line is I'm in Watertown, at least until June. I spend my days moving stuff from one room to another, as painting, remodeling, etc. all go on around me. The latest: "Lady, can you move everything out of the kitchen?" "Um, yah, sure, I DID - everything is packed into the little pantry at the end of the room, and I moved the microwave, coffee-maker and refrigerator (!) over THERE out of the way--?" "That's great, ma'am, but we need EVERYthing out so we can roll out the new floor when it gets here. Besides, we have to tear out the old one and that will take a few days."

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Don't interfere with my morning coffee. I can live on nuked meals, cereal, the occasional boiled egg, but don't interfere with my morning coffee. She has spoken. Er, typed.



Yepper, just about that size. Put the second one on to brew, honey, and keep 'em coming.

Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

  
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CAPECODLIGHT 4/19/2014 9:47AM

    As in Watertown, MA? I haven't been keeping up (obviously).

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LEANJEAN6 4/15/2014 7:11AM

    Hey--You are STILL there!!!-----Hope yer himself is there with yu!!!--Nice to see yu on our timeline!----Snow here this A.M.-----Lynda emoticon

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SROUS1340 4/7/2014 2:40PM

    Sending you the love, emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 4/7/2014 1:28PM

    Not a coffee drinker myself but this photo has been e-mailed to spouse who is on a business trip -- he drinks LOTS of coffee, day and night (beyond me that it doesn't keep him awake). Love the aroma but caffeine gives me migraines and tremors even in small quantities.

Don't envy major house renovations. Went through this the entire summer of 2001 and in spite of being told they could work around us and we could live around them, we ended up staying with family for 6 or 8 weeks. Enough major renos for this person's lifetime. Just concentrate on the finished product!



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LECATES 4/7/2014 12:41PM

    LOL

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 4/7/2014 7:42AM

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/7/2014 7:33AM

    emoticon Totally understand about the coffee. Working on decaffeinating myself, but still love the flavor and aroma! Now off to carpe me some diem! emoticon

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WDIPIM 4/7/2014 7:17AM

  Love the coffee!

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Day 536: Early Sunday Morning

Sunday, April 06, 2014

No particular message - no pithy sayings, no deep thoughts, no inspirational or motivational stories. No blog, really. Just a picture appropriate to the time and day.



"Early Sunday Morning," by Edward Hopper. He's long been one of my favorites.

Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

  
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LE7_1234 4/7/2014 12:37AM

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PHOENIX1949 4/6/2014 7:23PM

    Nice picture. A very serene setting. Reminded me of a time long ago when the stores were closed on Sundays. Thank you for sharing.



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LJCANNON 4/6/2014 1:55PM

    emoticon So good to have a Quiet Rest Day before the craziness of Monday begins again!!

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DEBIGENE 4/6/2014 9:13AM

    It's such a beautiful day here in Charm City and you put the icing on the cake by hear from you.

Happy April my friend across the pond !!!!

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LECATES 4/6/2014 8:57AM

    Good to hear from you again.

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SUZIPAM1 4/6/2014 7:32AM

    thanks a lot

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EVIE4NOW 4/6/2014 7:27AM

  Great! Thanks for sharing.

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/6/2014 6:59AM

    Love the picture... the light and shadow play... love seeing it in real life, love it when an artist captures the angles so well! And "good to see you" in the blogosphere! emoticon

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Day 535: A Different Monday Morning

Monday, February 24, 2014

Every time I think I might be ready to face going back, something reminds me why I'm putting it off as long as possible. My cousin's husband posted this photo on FB:



Why, oh, why isn't my family from Florida?!? lol...

Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

p.s. Then there was this:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/li
ving-well-on-location_n_4811159.html


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LEANJEAN6 3/27/2014 7:55AM

    Kasey--You are back--You came back---Come on up here!---Oh--Thanks for that shovel-Lynda

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LEANJEAN6 3/26/2014 6:40AM

    sooooooooooooo much snow and cold here too!--We don't think Spring will get here this year!--Lynda emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/26/2014 9:12AM

    I am faced with leaving warm Charleston, SC Friday after a month here and returning to Massachusetts, which is experiencing another round of the evil "Polar Vortex". I haven't worn my winter jacket for a month - time to put it back on for a while… sigh.

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WINE4GIRL 2/24/2014 9:23PM

    One word - brrrrrrrrrrrr!
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SHRINKING7 2/24/2014 4:45PM

    I woul so love to experience snow like that.Our English snow is often little more thsn wet slush

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PHOENIX1949 2/24/2014 2:00PM

    Brr!

Enjoyed the link. Upstate NY is beautiful. When we took a road trip/camping trip through that region, I was pleasantly surprised 'cuz when I hear NY, my thoughts immediately went to NYC.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/24/2014 7:07AM

    Uh, yeah! Balance. And it takes the whole cosmos to achieve it! emoticon

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LECATES 2/24/2014 5:31AM

    Yes, best wait to go back and complete things when it finally melts up there. We just had a Spring like weekend here---and our snow never lasts that long or accumulates that much!

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Day 534: Finding Myself On A Monday Morning

Monday, February 17, 2014



Your chuckle for the day. Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

  
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PICKIE98 2/18/2014 5:21PM

    hmmmm,,, My diet is rodent free... you can have him..

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EJB2801 2/17/2014 10:59PM

    Living 45 minutes from Punxy Phil, I really have to chuckle!!

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PHOENIX1949 2/17/2014 12:39PM

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SCOOTER4263 2/17/2014 11:25AM

    Good one, and I appreciate the sentiment as well. emoticon

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/17/2014 6:50AM

    Love this.....

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/17/2014 6:50AM

    Love this.....

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/17/2014 6:37AM

    Well, that's one way to conserve the energy for that six weeks... an extra meal! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIONE 2/17/2014 6:11AM

    Love it!

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LECATES 2/17/2014 5:49AM

    Funny girl!

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MARYJOANNA 2/17/2014 5:31AM

  Partial success!

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Day 533: How to Judge People

Monday, February 10, 2014

I've been going through some old cookbooks. Some are basic ones written for brides setting up housekeeping, some are themed (bread, preserves, pies), and some are 'freebies' that came with new stoves or mixers.

My favorites are the booklets, especially the oldest ones. There's one from the World War I era outlining which cut of meat to roast on Sunday, then giving recipes for leftover dishes to make the rest of the week. Another from the 1930s features low-cost budget meals to stretch every penny - quite a few of those main meals are meatless.

There's one with only about eight pages, from World War II, with some interesting cake recipes. There's a recipe for an eggless cake... one for a butterless cake... and even one for a sugar-free ("Used All Your Sugar-Ration Coupons?") cake.

In the middle of this small booklet I found a newspaper clipping tucked carefully away. The back is covered with scotch-tape, obviously to help preserve the paper. Even so, after around seventy years, it has faded and gotten a bit tatty.

Making a small allowance for the mildly gender-biased language (in other words, women, don't think you're off the hook!), its message is just as relevant today as it was all those years ago:

How to Judge Men

Don't judge a man by his family relatives, for Cain belonged to a good family.

Don't judge him by the clothes he wears. God made one and the tailor the other.

Don't judge him by his speech, for a parrot talks, and the tongue is but an instrument of sound.

Don't judge a man by his failure in life, for many a man fails because he is too honest to succeed.

Don't judge a man by the house he lives in, for the lizard and the rat often inhabit the grandest structures.

Judge him not by his acts alone, but by the motive of those acts.

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A little lesson for the day. Have a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

  
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EJB2801 4/15/2014 12:26PM

    I know this blog is not as recent as the others, but I still want to thank you for posting it. I too have a plethora of cookbooks from my mom and on back. It's a treasure to find something someone decided to save, isn't it. I hope all is "settling in" nicely for you. Thanks again for a very pleasant read and timely "outlook reminder."

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/16/2014 4:17PM

    Very nice... love this blog...
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DEBIGENE 2/10/2014 8:05PM

    WOW what a find huh !!! I would love to see those old cookbooks. Thanks for sharing,

The pic is beautiful ...... for winter !!!

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TURTLETALK 2/10/2014 2:23PM

    Great lesson and lovely picture!

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SCOOTER4263 2/10/2014 12:18PM

    I have several very old cookbooks that I love. There's one...I think it's American Woman's Cookbook?...that has recipes for everything, including squirrels and opossum. emoticon The covers of the booklets are wonderful, too.

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LJCANNON 2/10/2014 8:25AM

    emoticon The Cookbooks sound like a Very Fun little bit of "Time Travel! And that Lesson on Judging people is Truly "Timeless"

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/10/2014 7:45AM

    Love the "lesson" AND the photo... now off to carpe that diem! emoticon

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LECATES 2/10/2014 4:54AM

    Interesting! Love the picture

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LE7_1234 2/10/2014 4:03AM

    Lovely!

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PHOENIX1949 2/10/2014 3:02AM

    Delightful reading. Thanks for sharing. Lovely photo.

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