Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Morning This and That

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good morning all.  Had a wonderful weekend and looking forward to today.  It's going to be a busy one, for sure.  I have two classes--The Short Story and Nutritional Enlightenment.  A very interesting day.  Have to figure out how to fit lunch in there.  First class ends at 11:30 and next one begins at 11:40...and they are both in different buildings.  I'm thinking of bringing a boiled egg and some grapes.  I can eat the egg while walking over and nibble the grapes in class.  I'll just sit in the back.  Yeah, I know it's not the healthiest way to eat, but I just need a little something in my tummy.  When I get home I'll fix a nice salad.

A sure sign that fall is on the way.....

The trees in front of my building in the summer.
 This picture was taken yesterday.  Trees becoming bare.

Spent Saturday putting the summer decor away and decorating for fall.  I couldn't wait...and it's really not too early.  Fall arrives this week.  Hard to believe this was the last weekend of summer, isn't it? Yesterday felt so nice and cool.  I also cooked some beans  and two dinners which are in the freezer for my late days.  Now just have to make some rice. Getting into the swing of things.

Yesterday I went to church and headed back home to get ready for the week.  They had a feast not too far from me, but I had no interest in attending.  Street fairs are far too expensive nowadays.  Hubby and I used to love going for the sausage sandwiches and the zeppoles.  It's now almost $12 for a sandwich and $6 for a small bag of Zeppoles.  Just not worth it.  I can buy almost three packages of sausages for that money and make my own.  Ended up taking a much needed two hour nap which sure felt good. 

Today is the day that was designated as the International Day of Peace.   This day should be observed as an as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day. World Peace Day encourages us to be kind to others, and teach others to be peaceful. 

 If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

Have a good one. And remember, start out the week with a smile.  Be kind to each other.


  1. Have a great week, Mary! Love that Neil deGrasse Tyson quotation!

  2. I remember once during a class in the university i actually ate pop corn, glad to see i am not alone! I loved today's quote.
    Thank you for your nice comment and your sweet words!
    Have a wonderful and creative week.

  3. Great quote, Mary ... really do love it! Fall is my absolute favorite of the seasons and although I already have decorated the house, I will soon be putting up the Samhain/Halloween tree in the living room. Can't wait!!!

    Have a wonderful (and peaceful) week, my friend!!!

  4. If only every day was a day of Peace. Some day perhaps. I hope.
    And I have to ask: zeppoles? Not something I know.