I know you don't care what my Sunday dinner looked like. But I do. Corn on the cob, green beans, onion, tomato, cucumber, and watermelon. I love the fresh foods of the summer season. Heck. I love the fresh foods of the autumn and winter and spring seasons, too.
Many of the items on my list of the Ten Thousand Pleasures of My Life are sensory delights. This colorful, popping, crunchy, juicy, sweet, savory meal was indeed a feast for several senses. And a taste of things to come as we eagerly anticipate our homegrown cukes and tomatoes ripening in the next week or two.
Sing it with me now "...only two things that money can't buy. And that's true love and homegrown tomatoes..."
Posted by Julie at 7:49 PM
Until recently I advocated abolition of the one cent coin. I adore Honest Abe, but pennies were the bane of my existence, and hardly worth gathering to turn in at CoinStar.
I always said, "please keep the penny" when I made a purchase totalling Sumpthing Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents.
Until the other day.
At the end of a commercial transaction, as the cashier handed over my change, I was dazzled by the flash of the shiny shield of All Things Tiny and Mighty, and I was instantly cured!
"Hey! What's THAT? Oooooo. A superhero shield...wow, that is so much cooler than the Lincoln Memorial that looked like Mister Rogers' trolley..."
It's weird how a redesign has completely flipped my opinion of the lowly penny. But that's how good design works I guess.
Now I try to plan purchases to get back the maximum amount of pennies in change. And I check them all for Abe's Superhero Shield.
Little things can make a big difference, dontcha think?
Posted by Julie at 8:34 AM