Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday This and That

As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences.

Wayne Dyer

Morning all.  How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet.  The heat and humidity crept up on us on Saturday and by Sunday is was in full swing.  Went to Church yesterday and then hightailed it back home to my AC. I can deal with the hot weather, but not the humidity.  I am so looking for the cool temperatures of Autumn.

Took advantage of the awesome weather on Thursday and spent the entire day at the park.  Packed a picnic lunch and some reading materials and had some nice quiet time in nature.  Totally love this park.  

Spent time working on my datebook as Autumn will be a busy time for me what with classes, weight watchers, nature walks.  Also started reading "Frankenstein" so I am prepared for class.  Don't know why I never read it before.  It's great.  Yes, the writing style is different than that of today, but back in her day, writing was writing.  I appreciate reading something that is not filled with sex and curse words.  

Made myself some Moroccan Spiced Carrots.  Made them a couple weeks ago and they were awesome.   I find interesting recipes and then make little changes to suit our tastes. And this is so simply and tasty.  (Don't know why the picture keeps coming up sideways.  I keep fixing it, and it keeps going back on its own.)

Baby carrots
4 cloves garlic, minced
Olive oil, about 2 tbsp.
1 tsp. paprika
Black pepper to taste

Add everything to pot and boil until water evaporates. Now add 1 tsp cumin and 1 tbsp. vinegar. Stir to mix well.

Next month when my check comes in I plan on coloring my hair, then going down to the corner for a cut, and then taking a trip into the city to visit my co-workers.  They haven't seen me since I lost all this weight, and forgive me if I sound pompous, but I want them to see how good I am looking in my retirement.  I was totally burned out when I left--physically and emotionally.  

Well, that's about it for now.  Have a good one.


  1. Knock them dead!! Those carrots look amazing!!!

  2. I agree, Mary. You are doing so well and deserve to be proud of yourself! Those carrots look yummy indeed!

    I love Frankenstein the novel. And the books of today are great, but there's nothing like a true classic. :)