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Calvin and Hobbes Humor and Wisdom

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I’m still not there yet!

Too much information is not necessarily a good thing.

Nowadays everyone has something to say and no responsibility for the consequences for their words or actions.

This makes for a world of crazy information we are left to decipher into usable, logical, useful knowledge.

It’s exhausting!!!

I think I will just hide under a blanket and read a novel until the world makes sense again.

Peace out! ✌️

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Wisdom from Voltaire

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.”
― Voltaire

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Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

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Add a Dash of Sarcastic Humor!

When I need a good laugh, I lean toward sarcasm.

What makes you laugh?

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Have You tried any meal prep service?

We recently started a trial with HelloFresh. Our first order of ingredients for 3 meals arrived December 13, 2021.

12/13/2021: southwest beef cavatappi*, one pan moo shu pork bowls, chicken ramen in shout-style broth*,
12/20/2021: spiced chicken in apricot sauce*, sheet pan walnut-crusted salmon*, middle eastern chickpea bowls

12/27/2021: sheet pan herby balsamic pork tenderloin*, Tuscan chicken with balsamic tomato sauce, middle eastern chickpea bowls*(week2),

Week 1 favorites: Ramen💯. Week 3 favorites: chicken and the chickpea bowl. Week 3: pork tenderloin (haven’t made Tuscan Chicken yet).

Thoughts on trying the service:

  • Convenience 100%
  • Ease of use 80%
  • Trying new dishes 100%
  • Taste 60%

Having at least a few meals delivered with all the ingredients, instructions, and perfect portions is definitely a MAJOR PLUS. The opportunity to try new dishes: also a big plus. Ease of recipes, prep, and cleanup is decent, not perfect.

Now the biggie: TASTE. I think this is highly personal. Our family: not a fan of sauces of any kind, unless it’s on pasta. Also, we LOVE spicy food. These meals didn’t often hit the spice level we were hoping for.

Still, overall it’s been fun. We still have 2 weeks more to go. I’m still not convinced the value meets the benefit, but I’m keeping an open mind.

Have you ever tried a service like this?

Which one?

What are your thoughts?

Your experience?

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Feeling Cuckoo for CocoaPuffs 🤪

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Holiday Cards: Do You send them?

Christmas cards.

This year’s pick from Barnes & Noble

Who still sends them?

Anyone else struggling with Holiday Spirit?

I love receiving Holiday cards. It feels nice to be remembered, especially by friends and family we rarely or never see.

Usually, when I do Christmas cards, I feel the joy of the season; the excitement of looking forward to the cards we will receive. This year, sending Christmas Cards felt like a chore.

In fact, most of my “Holiday Cheer” has flown away… to where? I don’t know.

It seems many must be feeling it, as we’ve gotten much fewer cards than in years past. Then again, I’ll be finishing the last of my cards TODAY… 2 days before Christmas 🤦🏻‍♀️.

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Holiday Fun

Not sure where everyone is with the holidays this year, but I’ve been struggling.

Two Fun Day were: December 3, The Annual Lamplight Stroll in Milford, CT with a great friend. This same friend brought the Holiday Spirit to my house today (December19).

God Bless good friends. They invite you to fun things and their excitement is so infectious, it rubs off and you get out of your way despite yourself!

I was so not in the mood to socialize… but I made myself go. The Lamplight Stroll night was so fun!

Shops were open late, the Town Green was lit up like a magical wonderland, with vendors hocking homemade wares. There were Carolers and sleigh rides (we did not partake). We were FREEZING! And we were LAUGHING!

We stopped in at a local restaurant for appetizers and dessert. We talked for hours. I stayed out WAAAY past my usual bedtime 😉. It was the most fun I’ve had with a friend in over a year.


Today’s fun: Gingerbread cookies, tea, a fire, painting rocks (painting!), Christmas music and hot cocoa.

My friend has been painting rocks for several years. Her rocks (pictures below) are spectacular! She is so talented with the tiny details!

My Friend’s Rock Painting Masterpieces

So this is probably only the second time I’ve tried painting rocks. I decided to let go of expectations and just have fun with it.. no comparing myself to my friend and her superior skills. Just FUN!

My results are below. I’m pretty proud of my efforts.

My painted Materpeices

Most important, we were RELAXED. We had FUN, we LAUGHED. We SANG along to Christmas songs. We sipped Hot Cocoa by the fire and gushed compliments on 16 for her cocoa-making skills.

Christmas time at home

I feel happy and relaxed. That’s not something I’ve felt often of late. I want to wallow in it. Roll around and cover myself with this happy, content feeling and ride it straight through the New Year!

Best wishes to all 🥰

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Being A Grownup

Anyone else struggling with this Adulting business?

Calvin and Hobbs

I feel like this way too often!

Sandra Boyton

Where to start?

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Your Trials~A Survival Story