Overall, not a bad week for me. I was able to get my car in for normal maintenance and ready for winter. This gave me the opportunity to sit and read for a couple of hours (yes I waited for the car). We had a few clear chilly days so Lady and I took advantage and got in some longer walks...when she is ready/willing/able, I take advantage. I received a hug the other day from a woman that works in the nursing home - I have not seen her in a while and I'm glad I got to see her as after 25 years in her job (she started very young), she is off for a new adventure in a new company. I got in a nap unexpectedly yesterday morning and naps are always a good thing!
Well, I did not win the lottery (either big jackpots) therefore, I can not create something new and exciting on the grand scale. I would probably go into hiding at first any way before I started spending. I think what lottery fever does, for many, is provide a way to dream and think outside the box. Ahh the power of dreaming! I admit I am one that jumps on the bandwagon when the pot is huge, but think about it...would I scoff at any amount? I can remember when the lottery (scratch tickets and daily numbers) started in MA a million years ago and the choices few...I can't believe when I walk into the store now and the selections are endless and the price range...from $1 to $30 per ticket...WOW!
My heart breaks for those killed in the synagogue yesterday. No one should have to fear going to a place of worship. I am blessed to have visited and worshipped in many places around the world and experienced how other religions/faiths practice. I have felt nothing but love and respect as well as gratefulness for being able to share in the service. I am so tired of the hate/anger and blaming in the world. I can understand being wary of a stranger or someone different, but that is not a reason to hate. Open your heart and mind to the possibilities that are before you. We are humans and all different; which means we will not all like the same things or do the same things, but imagine how boring the world would be if we were all the same. I don't have solutions to offer and wish I could snap my fingers to make things better. Tolerance and acceptance are the words that come to mind at the moment.
I finished reading two books this past week. Both murder and/or crime books. I have been getting a few minutes in almost every morning to read (usually by flashlight as I don't want to disturb the house). I am so enjoying the peace and quiet..some mornings I don't even make coffee until after I walk with Lady. Most days, I am not online until close to 10 and I think there were two days last week where I did not get online until 3 in the afternoon. I think it's a good thing for me to scale back a bit.
The daily and wacky holidays for the week...provides something lighthearted to think about:
28 Plush Animal Lover's Day
28 Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October
29 Hermit Day
29 National Frankenstein Day
30 National Candy Corn Day
30 Mischief Night
31 Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here
31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
1 All Saint's Day
1-2 Dios Los Muertos
1 Men Make Dinner Day - first Thursday of Month
2 All Soul's Day
2 Deviled Egg Day
2 Look for Circles Day
2 Plan Your Epitaph Day
3 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
On a happy note my friend had a baby - welcome to the world Owen - you are surrounded by love and I can't wait to see how you grow.
I am going to leave it here for today - I need to make some coffee..LOL! I hope you have a good week. I am going to try a new comfort food recipe today (since I defrosted the meat yesterday). I look forward to leftovers (easy meals) the rest of the week. Take care. Chat soon. GO RED SOX!!!! Marie
"When you feel peaceful and successful, you want to extend and export that peace and love. The violence, hatred, prejudice, and judgment in our world suggest that we have miles to go to reach a world of inner and outer peace." - Wayne Dyer,
"Tolerance is the mindful capacity to love, respect, accept the differences that make people unique. This tolerance exists so that all people can live in harmony without the exclusion of one over the other or the will of the few disaffecting the lives of the many." - Byron R. Pulsifer
"Tolerance is possessing a heart or a spirit that gives room at all times for people's weakness and imperfection with a view to fostering peace and promoting friendship." - Bishop Dr John Ibenu,