Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Picture Day (I am at a loss for words)

 People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. 

H. Jackson Brown

I love snapping pictures and sharing bits and pieces of my life, but for the longest I didn't have a camera. Finally I broke down and got myself a new phone with a camera on it.  Well, perhaps I should say my old phone broke down, and I was forced to get a new camera. And now that I have one, I don't know why I waited so long. I find myself snapping everything in sight.

Sunday night pasta.  I make my sauce with whole tomatoes. Takes a long time, but well worth it.  I cheated this time.  I added some hot Italian sausage as well as the ground beef.  Sausage, which is high in sodium, is a no-no for me, but sometimes I just cannot resist.  I don't overdo like I used to, though.  I know my limits and flush myself with water afterwards.  Which is why I found myself up and down all night running to the bathroom.

I took this picture when I was in our courtyard on Memorial Day.  It is a very quiet place.  No interruptions. Nice to take my Kindle to sit and read. Or just looking for shapes and figures in the clouds.

Look how beautiful the sky was.   Had some fun finding shapes in the clouds.  In this one I saw an Angel.

My Moon Flowers are growing nicely.  It's time to transplant into a bigger pot.  This weekend I have to remember to get one...or two.  Speaking of plants...

Remember this beautiful plant I bought awhile ago?   Well, I am sorry to say it didn't last, but it is why it didn't last that bothered me.  When I first purchased it, I asked if it required much sun, and the woman informed me that it didn't really need any sun at all.  And for awhile it stayed very pretty, but it wasn't growing.  So, I decided that perhaps it needed a bigger pot.  Well, as I began transplanting it I discovered that it wasn't really a plant at all.  Each leaf had been individually stuck in the dirt.  There were no roots. The woman who sold me this is also the very same woman who promised me for weeks that she would order my Yankee Candles in time for Christmas.  One week before, I was still getting the same story, "My daughter is going to order them this week."  Thank goodness for me Yankee Candle had special deliveries for Christmas.  

Needless to say, I no longer shop in that store.  I have no patience with dishonest people.

 Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. 

Thomas Jefferson


  1. oh my god. A plant with no roots? Unbelievable. Lately I've been thinking about how dishonest the world has become. I don't think that lying is even considered wrong anymore, and some think that it's a very necessary part of life! Ok, I'm talking like an old person now, so I'll just move on....:)

  2. I love the quote.. "they may be on a different road.." I have tried to explain this to my husband and he still doesn't get it (he can what Hitler invade Poland every day that comes, I prefer gardening and cooking and sewing and travel and ....) . Then I read about your 'plant' and I screamed at the computer! I can't believe anyone would do that. Except I bought some plants (herbs) and when I went to put them in the ground they had almost no roots. I now check plants when I buy them - I have a feeling you will do that from now on...

  3. What will they think of next!!! :0(

    Dang, that dish you made sure looks yummy.
    Luv, luv, luv pasta!