Since I got that 5ooth blog post out-of-the-way, I can actually write what I have been wanting to post for a few days. Every now and then I get this urge to leave a list of advice on the blog, so here goes one that I have been writing in my head for a while.
As this is a blog that covers life among many other things these pieces of advice are going to be on random topics in random order, unless of course I get a weird idea to organize things at the end, but I sort of doubt that will happen. Oh by the way, no truth to the idea that these “words of wisdom were thought up after certain recent personal events. Ha! Well, here goes.
Words to live by: I can guarantee numbers 1-9, 10 is one that I wish I would have had the guts to try.
1. With enough mustard (or ketchup) and pepper, you can eat anything.
2. Wearing sunglasses gets you through the college lounge no matter how hard you have been crying when you leave your child behind.
3. Wearing a swimsuit without sunscreen is never a good idea when picking garden produce.
4. Keeping a supply of fresh water beside your grandchild’s sandbox prevents them from filling their buckets from the rain barrel.
5. Spending a little extra on the water bill is better than having hollow beans halfway through the summer.
6. Soaking your corn in salt water helps to make sure it doesn’t have anything living in the cob.
7. Reading your devotions in the morning always, always makes for a better day. Trust me, I have tried several options on this, mornings make the day better.
8. With enough sugar, smoothies can be made from any sort of fruit including watermelon.
9. Often couples grow closer when all of the children move out of the house.
And finally, the one I wish that I had thought of five years ago because it might have helped me keep my teaching job, instead of wondering how to keep the bank account above water.
10. Keeping tequila in an unmarked bottle in the back of your file cabinet helps to get you through the school day.
As always, I will leave you with the cat and garden photos of the day. Seriously, this is probably the best corn we have ever grown. In fact, we are considering leaving two cobs to fully mature so we can take the seeds for next year. I suppose that is against the patent or something. Well arrest me, by then I will have someone modify #10 to say something about smuggling it into my cell. Hope you have a good one, and for those of you living in the Dakotas, hope you survive the week.