Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Captive Cabbage!

 All I wanted as a simple head of cabbage, because I was running out,
but I couldn't find one on the produce shelves.
Was I missing something? (It wouldn't be the first time.)
After I looked and looked, I asked a store clerk where the cabbage was, and what do you think he said?

St. Patrick's Day is coming. A lot of traditional people like to eat corned beef and cabbage on that day, so the warehouses are hanging on to their cabbage so they'll have enough for that particular holiday.
Whoa.
Should I sell my remaining half a cabbage on the black market?
I wonder what I could get for it on eBay?
Do you like corned beef and cabbage?

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Clothing Transformation Inherited

My grandmother was a professional seamstress, sewing wedding gowns, prom dresses, and tailoring anything, even turning men's suits into form fitted smart women's suits. She even sewed drill team uniforms for the Utah State University Aggiettes. 
(Hey, I didn't choose the name!)
My sister said I should take some "before" and "after" pictures of clothes that I fix, because I alter a lot of my own clothing, but don't think about the process it until after it's done..
Well, I didn't take before pictures of this tropical dress before I fixed it to fit me, but I remembered in time to show you what the color looked like before I got my fabric markers out.
(Confession: I actually started working on it pre-photo, but left that part out of the camera frame.)
I wore this a couple of times as a black and white tropical dress, but  in my mind that isn't tropical,
so... 
I left the dolphins white, and ADDED SOME COLORS!
Do you like black and white clothes?
Do you like colorful clothes?

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Loving Pebbles

I was walking to my car in the parking lot on a day as normal as any other when I noticed a spot of green among the gravel beside the parking lot.
Since I am a curious girl, this called to me to take a closer look. 
Well, look at that. A cheery green flowered reminder of happiness and gratitude.
Who thought of putting this pebble here? One wonders if they know how many random people are buoyed up by their small act of kindness.
What act of kindness changed your perspective?

Monday, January 18, 2021

Spider in A Roll

Perhaps I should have made this a Halloween post,
illustrating the dangers of stacking three mega rolls of toilet paper in a tall open work metal dispenser and working downward to use one and then another over the course of a few weeks, or however long it takes a spider to build a web in the bottom roll.
Maybe I should work on inventing a spider proof dispenser, but maybe this hasn't happened to anyone else, ever, so I would be the only customer.
Do you hate spiders?
Do you like them?
Are you indifferent?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Toy Surprise Inside!

Some people think church is boring.
Maybe they should look harder, or maybe they should participate more.
Do those people sing the hymns?
 If not, maybe they should try it! I've read some entertaining things in the margins of some hymn books, and had some "number chases," where there's a suggestion to turn to page (fill in the blank) then when you turn to that number, there's a note to turn to a different page, and so on, and so on...
This one Sunday, I took out the hymn book and opened it to find a toy surprise inside!
A red and white bracelet!
Why was it there? Was someone marking the next hymn and got called away? Did a brother tease his sister, hide her jewelry, and forget to tell her where it was? Was it intentionally left for some dedicated little hymn singer?
When you go to church or a group sing-a-long event, do you sing too?

Captive Cabbage!

 All I wanted as a simple head of cabbage, because I was running out, but I couldn't find one on the produce shelves. Was I missing some...