Saturday, June 25, 2011

Something We Get to Do

Think of every single thing that we 'have to' do to get through a day, as something that we 'get to' do... before our turn is over.
Everything is a gift.

Mike Dooley, Inspirational Author and Speaker

Today we were busy with house cleaning and food preparation for the lunch tomorrow with Carm’s family. The house was a mess cause we hadn’t had visitors for quite a while – that’s when it is most likely to get a good cleaning - so the something we “get” to do, rather that “have” to do was house cleaning … yeah (said with a tone of mild sarcasm)!

I was surprised this morning to see that I had a few new followers. Welcome to Merikay – she has a blog where she describes making pseudo big game trophy heads for the wall – I’d love something like that for the high triangle wall of the great room – maybe a poodle head, that would be a conversation starter ; John and Ellen who have a great blog with some fantastic photos as well as one that details their travels around the US ;  and finally Rick and Paulette who also have a blog – they live on Vancouver Island in BC but winter further south. I love how blog reading gives an insight to how others live and think – it opens up the world for me.

Today’s word of the day is pigeon-livered (PIJ-un-liv-erd adjective - : gentle, mild). I gotta tell you – the first thing I thought of (after scratching my head) was pate fois gras – I’ve never had it, and find the idea of it distasteful (force feeding geese). Perhaps pigeon liver is a milder version of it? Here we go with trying to use the word in a sentence … the delegation for the “Dump the Dump” committee is anything but pigeon-livered – they are actively getting the township residents on side by having “Dump the Dump” signs readily available.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank