Friday, September 23, 2016

Fluffy and George and the Little Flower

 St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower 

St. Therese of Lisieux said, love proves itself by deeds,
 so how am I to show my love?
 Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way
I can prove my love is by scattering flowers,
and these flowers are every little sacrifice,
every glance and word, and the doing of the
least actions for love.

“Miss no single opportunity of
making some small sacrifice,
here by a smiling look,
there by a kindly word;
always doing the smallest
 right and doing it all for love.”

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness
 of the lily do not rob the little violet
 of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
 If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose,
spring would lose its loveliness.”

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Basil is Spent

September at the homestead, the garden is winding down.  Thoughts are turning to compost.  You know, spreading a blanket of compost on the garden so all is cozy till spring.

Meanwhile, there's this lovely hydrangea.

And this tree will soon look like this.

My hands smell like bleach from cleaning clay pots.

Happy September all!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 50

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  The other night there was a televised debate that wasn't really a debate.  The two candidates talked to Matt Lauer separately.  Whatever.

Our question. What's in her ear?
(Image no longer available) Hillary Clinton had a light colored object in her ear.


It's nothing.  A shadow from light
 on the sound stage.  You haters are
 making  something out of nothing.

Hostmaster:  incorrect.

Well.  Hillary must get bored easily. 
 I remember her saying snide things about people who
 bake cookies.  Maybe she is learning
 another language or working on a PhD. 

Hostmaster:  you are a perennial optimist. 

  That might explain her balance problems!

Hostmaster:  incorrect.

It's an earpiece. 
 Someone is giving her the answers.
  An audio cheat sheet.

Hostmaster:  most likely correct. 

Maybe it's a hearing aid.
  Being under sniper fire can cause hearing loss.

Maybe she has ear mites!
Really big ear mites.

You haters are just looking to criticize her. 
 She is an accomplished woman!
Name an accomplishment.
She was Secretary of State.
Name one accomplishment during her tenure
 as Secretary of State.

She was a senator.
Name one accomplishment 
as Senator.
Hostmaster:  returning to the thing in her ear.  Any other thoughts?


 She wore, she wore, she wore a yellow earpiece

She wore it for the questions,
that were softballs anyway.  
 So ends another round with no winners.
Certainly not the American people.
Round 50
Fluffy/Molly  21
Bryan/Cyndi   19