Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rant Reconsidered

A rant was to be posted here.

But it's deleted.

I'm frustrated with three things. Three.

Three which are really only symptoms of a world with a broken compass.

But ranting won't help.

To care for my little family unit will.

To care for my self will.

To show kindness where I choose to show it will help, too.

To focus on what I can do rather that what I can't, to focus on who is for me rather than who is against, to focus on victories, on civility, on rising above, this will help.

It will.

It does.

Rise above with me today.

Above. Where the power-hungry, the selfish, the lazy, the ridiculous, and the unfair can't touch you.

They. Just. Can't.

I am responsible for me.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Putzing at Dawn

* Jon and Kate? Who ARE these people? And why should I care?

* Hello? Michael Jackson has passed, media people, let it go.

* And would someone please tell Obama to get off the campaign trail already and get back to work in Washington? There are other issues besides sweeping health care reform. Afghanistan? Energy? Unemployment? Ringing any bells, Mr. President?

* Finally, is anyone following the U.S. Open besides my family and me? I mean, there are amazing athletes from all over the world playing tennis at tip top levels without steroids or scandal. Class acts. For me it's way more impressive than March Madness, the Super Bowl, or the World Series.

And with that, I shall go make banana bread with bananas that are nearly to the edge, and then wash windows with a hundred days of summer stuck to them.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sweet September

Parsley, oregano, basil, chives, and a few cherry tomatoes fresh picked at six A.M. This herb batch will be naturally dried.

Yogurt machine faithfully finishing up a batch started last evening.

Another basketful of red, ripe tomatoes fresh picked.

Plums plucked from our neighbor's organic tree yesterday...

...the first batch of which slowly dry in our steady dehydrator, giving up the familiar aroma of September. Italian Prunes!

It all just makes me happy.