It’s time for a little transparency:
- people being mean, especially to the defenseless
- reading ‘teh’ for the
- your instead of ‘you’re’
- ‘bitch’ becoming part of the vernacular
- judging and dismissing based on the body or face
- hot, humid days
- socks with holes
- humble people who listen
- poets- crazy, strange, and wonderful people
- every vegetable and fruit except beets. I eye artichokes and okra warily
- Bill Murray
- cool, rainy days
- I spent more time listening when my kids were kids
- there were less 1-strike-you’re-out people and more listeners
- spring followed autumn
- you weren’t so far away, you know who you are
- the wrong people would leave me be and the right people would see how time is slipping away
- honey didn’t taste so bad because I seem to be the only one in the world that hates it
- Kurt Cobain and Robin Williams didn’t give up
- we could sell laughter for currency
- Orson Welles lived now, still making films
- no one was hungry
A song about love and hate:
- The trick in healing your liver with vegetables seems to be one of two things: Either hide the vegetables under and within other foods you like, or b. find more veg that you like and embrace those, and leave off the rest.
- After all it’s not a prison sentence, the idea is to feel good
- Door b. is best for me because I like almost all veg, but it gets more complicated with Mr. Street. Still, we have found an accord. He has informed me of the following: He doesn’t eat (ever) eggplant or kale, and b. if I am going to hide kale in something, don’t tell him about it
- Ignorance is bliss?
- His shirts from last summer fit better. Next day he said, ‘you could probably put more kale in my smoothies’
- He loves beets, which I can’t even handle a bite of, so we are a perfect match if you go with the opposites attract theory
But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. I wanna talk about kale-
- I’m using this Monday as a do-over from last week. Last week sucked balls. And you know I never use that language. But seriously. Sucked. Donkey. Ba…..well you know
- In all fairness much of the crappiness of last week was my own fault so I’m done complaining. But that felt good and circumvented hours of whining to the husband which would start off another bad week and we don’t want that, do we
- Question: what do you do to calm and soothe yourself? You’ve got your yoga and eating the ice cream from the container with a spoon approaches. But do you do anything quirky for your decompression time?
- For me it’s very bad Lifetime movies or if it’s really horrible, Hallmark Christmas films. Even when it’s not Christmas
- The first Christmas without the kids I watched Christmas with the Kranks fifteen times. True story
- Nah, didn’t really help until I ate the ice cream as well
- Complaining really isn’t healthy and passes bad juju around. Sorry about that. I think I won’t delete it though. Transparency is very trendy and I don’t want to come off as perfect because that would be worse
- I’m learning to make pepper steak tonight. Hubby says it won’t work because I bought the wrong beef, but he’ll eat those words. It will be delicious and that will show him
- When I used to cook it for a family I worked for as a domestic, I always put slices of tomatoes in it at the end. But none of the the recipes I’ve found use tomatoes. Do you put toms in yours?
- Enjoy this new wave 80’s song to start off the week sad and sweet, and hey, don’t eat all the ice cream, have some kale as well
Have a great Monday!
You know what, how about one more hit from the 80’s. It’s like a big hug
This is an old fashioned Monday Random in its purest form – a stream of consciousness – thoughts with no theme. Yesterday required a lot of talking. Today – everything I want to say is lined up in my mind like bullet points. So let’s get to it.
- There is something to be said for pizza suppers with only two plates and two glasses to wash after I’ve left them overnight
- Not paper plates because I don’t like to use many disposables
- We are going on a trip this summer we cannot afford
- To save money we are eating eggs at 2/3 meals and found this is a very easy way to cut down on grocery costs
- Salsa is a great ingredient for putting tomatoes and onions in the eggs when I am out of produce
- Plus you can’t get a good tomato in May
- My mother’s day became very special with an unexpected phone call and I am utterly grateful
- For someone writing with brevity I am using a shit-ton of adverbs
- I’m really grateful and happy for yesterday
- I promised I would spend nothing on myself last week then bought a book of poetry
- It’s a disease
- I learned something this week about negotiating conflict
- Explaining well is no guarantee someone will agree with me
- I can live with them not agreeing with me
- Talking things out is less important for convincing someone of my side and more important for learning to listen and seeing what they have to say
- It seems you can sell some very bad poetry when you include a photo of a bare ass
Have a great Monday, and I will try and do the same !
- Words matter, and to me they matter probably more than people which is wrong- I know it’s wrong, so I’m working on that. I do feel guilty for saying that.
- Words get propers from me because they kept me going between the ages of 10-20, and now they are saving my life. I have to be grateful for that.
- I was in the best, coolest conversation this weekend and I interrupted at an important juncture, taking the steam out of a good story I was hearing. I still feel badly about it. I would like to say something now to the storyteller and apologize, but that’s weird. I recognize it’s weird to agonize about it now. But I do want to be a better listener-
- I used to be a self-proclaimed grammar nazi, but I saw it hurt others and realized it is not important that I be the Wonder Woman of words. I guess it comes with age.
- Isn’t it funny how age brings both patience and impatience? I can be so grumpy about things, you know the things, those situations that make me want to say, ‘I am too old for this shit!’ But I am also more patient and serene about things I was so passionate about before.
- I sometimes correct spelling and grammar in an e-mail before I reply to it.
- I do feel bad about that
- I still have an issue with your vs. you’re. I won’t say anything, but it causes me internal pain.
- Does anyone else cringe when they hear ta-day instead of to-day? Probably fussy of me. It is most likely a regional thing, like here in the Midwest U.S. they often say, ‘ I want to go with-‘.
- My mother loved words as well. Her favourite word she said was onomatopoeia and second was Artaxerxes
- I had to look up onomatopoeia. Twice.
- Some of my favourite words are mellifluous, ineffable, nefarious, pluviophile, serendipity, deluge, fester, iridescent, orifice, chocolate, and coffee. Too many to list-
What are your favourite words? Do you correct grammar in others? Have a great Monday! Don’t let it get you down- Tuesday is coming!
- p.s. Do you ever get annoyed at people who use too many exclamation points?!
- Are you silently correcting my punctuation in my post?
- That should look very refreshing and delicious, if it did not have beets in it. I really thought they could hide in a smoothie. I believed the man and countless women on YouTube touting beets’ ability to detoxify the blood. I tried. I really tried. But that is the only vegetable that I don’t like. It tastes like dirt. This drink, this marvelous, healthy drink tastes like dirt and berries. Might as well drink it straight. There is no hiding.
- It reminded me of the time my mother tried to hide liver in meatballs. I do like liver now, though. But it isn’t something you can hide. It is not subtle.
- It is the first day of spring and I feel so terrific to know that even though Chicago may very well snow again, and again, it is the tail end of winter and that’s so sweet. It was 50 degrees Fahrenheit today, which is not usually barefoot weather for me but I did go barefoot anyway. I just had to. Felt good to both feet and sole. Soul.
- Yep, I have big feet. I try not to complain about that which I have no control over. I gained a half size from the first child, and another full size from the second.
- I could live without okra and artichokes also, but I can eat them if that is what I am given.
- We’ve had some kind of respiratory cold or flu for over 2 weeks Yesterday we got outside finally and went to a park. It wasn’t the big outing I had envisioned, but it was soothing and calm and once more, soul-healing.
- I am really discouraged about something I have stayed close-lipped about, for good reason. It feels insurmountable. I find that when I open my heart up and my eyes and look around, everyone has something. Being kind is worth it. We don’t do it for ourselves but it does come back, doesn’t it? Met a nice lady this week in a tight spot. Somehow she turned things around and helped me instead. I’m grateful.
- Writing like mad and cleaning out closets. I held onto several things I have not touched in 10 years. That’s a good clue where to start on spring cleaning.
Have a good week- Thanks for reading-