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Still A Good Day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

While I didn't have quite the accomplishments of yesterday, it was still a very good day, even if I DID sit in Austin traffic for an hour.... but traffic was moving and it was a beautiful day and I had an exciting James Patterson audio book to listen to while I watched vehicles around me inch slowly along...

Yes, it could have been a much worse day...

It's all in your perspective, right?

  
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YISKAMIRYAM 10/30/2014 11:42PM

    Perspective is everything! emoticon

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Day of Accomplishments

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oh, how I love getting a lot done from my To Do list!

Today I:

VOTED EARLY (major accomplishment!)

Found just the right gift wrap for a niece's wedding shower..

Got the laundry done...

Walked all of the aisles of a store recently opened in town (and it was huge)

Stopped at the grocery and got what I was looking for, but ALSO some lovely salmon fillets, AND Honeycrisp apples for $1/ pound...

Had lengthy long distance visits with both my mom and daughter (something I've missed doing in weeks)

Cleared my computer desk...

Tactfully resisted a telephone scam, ...

AND headed to bed early.


AND I have my new To Do list for tomorrow ready to go, too!
Niiiiiice!

  
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JAMER123 10/30/2014 9:02PM

    Great list of things gone for you. Now you have room for another list tomorrow. I like what you have accomplished!!
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F8CONE8 10/30/2014 8:29PM

    I love crossing things off my list. I feel like I accomplished so much when I cross things off my list. Hugs

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 10/30/2014 1:32PM

    emoticon Doesn't it feel emoticon to turn that into a DONE list!

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LOSE4LIFE47 10/29/2014 11:31PM

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JAMBABY0 10/29/2014 11:21PM

    good for you

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Asian Market

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I had some extra time in Austin today and so, since I had a two year old with me, I went to the area's biggest Asian grocery store, and it provided all kinds of inexpensive entertainment, especially the live fish and lobsters, which the two year old kept calling "fish grasshoppers".

As mystified as I was about almost everything (there wasn't a whole lot of bilingualism going on, or at least not two of any language that I speak) and most of the food products were a bit cryptic in their descriptions (although the sauteed silkworms WERE clearly identified, which was a surprise to me), we traversed every aisle and had a great time doing so.

But ultimately all I bought was some curry paste, and some tapioca for making bubble tea...

I'm still marvelling at how much fun it is just to watch fish (and it wasn't just the toddler who enjoyed it!)

  
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F8CONE8 10/29/2014 11:27AM

    It is the simple things....

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PICKIE98 10/29/2014 5:21AM

    Fun time and one of the simple things in life!!

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IMPROVINGME 10/29/2014 12:53AM

    A fun, interesting day!
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JAMER123 10/29/2014 12:20AM

    I bet it was an interesting walk. I have never heard of bubble tea. Do you use the pearl tapioca? I am a tapioca eater but not a tea drinker.
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Wish I'd Made a Video

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I live in a tourist destination, and this weekend was a busy one since the Texas Clay Festival (all things related to pottery and pottery crafts) attracted a lot of out of towners...

But I had a chance to watch a wonderful example of civic authority demonstrating grace under pressure while having fun....

You see, there was this traffic policeman...

At a very busy, non-controlled intersection right in front of Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, and the traffic cop was keeping the cars which were bumper to bumper, from running over all the excess pedestrians flooding the area for the festival...

Now, pedestrians in Texas are a protected species, but sometimes they aren't too smart, and they really REALLY wanted to ignore the policeman in the middle of the T intersection.

But he hilariously managed to keep them under control, with his raised eyebrows, and his comical waves, and even taking some pedestrians by the hand and leading them across the street, offering them glasses to read the NO CROSSING HERE sign...

Though I'm not doing such a good job of describing it, It was all too fun to watch, a masterful, magical example of personal interaction and leadership... not confrontational or bullying, but still got the job done.

Car drivers and pedestrians alike came out of the intersection smiling...

I was impressed.

  
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F8CONE8 10/28/2014 11:47AM

    A sense of humor can cure all ills.

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MCFITZ2 10/27/2014 1:22AM

    Wish you had made the video also. emoticon

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JAMER123 10/27/2014 12:20AM

    I have seen some of the antics of police officers directing traffic and it is fun to watch. Some are really great. One needs an easy going personality with kindhearted strength which is lacking in many of the departments. Thanks for a cute blog & good visualizing!
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My Current Go To Meal

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Even though I have a couple of really excellent Eat Out Meals (like the healthy choices at Panda Express, and salads at Freebirds or Chipotle), the no brainer-keep-everything-on-hand-so-it's-re
ady-to-go meal has become a large salad at home...

This salad usually has greens, usually romaine lettuce with spinach or maybe mixed greens, and kalamata olives, and usually red sweet peppers and maybe some green peppers.. add in some cherry tomatoes and cucumber chunks, and then toss some balsamic glaze in with a handful of grapes, and top with 3 ounces of smoked chicken and you have a delicious repast, fit for a king.

When it begins to get cold around here, I'll have to go to some warmer meals, but for right now, this is perfect, filling and nutritious.

  
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REXTINE1 10/26/2014 5:48PM

    A salad has always been my favorite meal. I'm glad it works for you.

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JAMER123 10/26/2014 12:17AM

    Glad it works for you! I will be enjoying some homemade soups as the weather turns a little cooler. Rarely gets cold down here but do occasionally have a frost. Enjoy the salads as I can't.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/25/2014 4:35PM

    Sounds delicious, I'm ready to eat. Think I will fix a salad. Have a great evening.

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