Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gadhafi Gone -- Seize the Day

This morning's CNN headlines:  Moammar Gadhafi Killed in Hometown."  A cruel dictator, with a warped mind, eliminated from the Earth.  My heart goes out to the people of Libya.  In my night prayers you will be.

The sun is hidden behind clouds where I live.  The days of capris pants and short-sleeved shirts are now days of long pants and long sleeves.  Cuddly socks and fleecy blankets are coming out of summer storage.  After summer's stifling heat, this seasonal switchover is most welcome.  We follow the way of the bear.....we go in our den and cozy till spring.

The tomatoes are still producing, can you imagine that.  A whole bunch are on the kitchen island facing the south window.  None of us in the neighborhood wants to see them go to waste, so there's a tomato blitz going on among us.

One day this week we took a soup bone out of the freezer and added everything that resembled a vegetable.  Zucchini gives soup a wonderful sweet flavor.  We had some in the freezer from last year, so that freed some space for the tomatoes. The crock pot might just as well stay on the counter top until spring.

Oh, I see the sun decided to peek through the clouds.  Hmmmmm.  Ideas are starting to fly around in my brain like a room full of bats, scheming a day-cation.  These lingering autumn days may be few, so it makes good sense to embrace them best we can.  Oh, sure, there are kits and kaboodles of "should dos" around the house, garage, and attic, but I'd rather take a rain check on work than on fun.

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
 is that all of us tend to put off living.
  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden
 over the horizon...
instead of enjoying the roses
 that are blooming outside our windows today."
  ~Dale Carnegie