America has been called a melting pot, but it seems better to call it a mosaic, for in it each nation, people or race which has come to its shores has been privileged to keep its individuality, contributing at the same time its share to the unified pattern of a new nation.
King Baudouin of Belgium (1930-1993)
Good and evil grow up together and are bound in an equilibrium that cannot be sundered. The most we can do is try to tilt the equilibrium toward the good.
Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)
Please tell me why I would go to the health club and sit in a 104* hot tub when the outside temp is hovering at 96*, with humidity to match?
Last night as I drove into my driveway from the volunteer dinner, my five deer were standing at the front of my yard. As the headlights shone on them, they ambled slowly off into the woods, as though they had nary a care in the world and cars were not to be feared.
This morning I walked out on my deck and after checking the pool, I went to the back corner to look for the deer, as I do every morning. I scanned the whole side woods, but they were no where to be seen. Just then I heard a tiny noise, and scanning the woods to the back of the house, I saw all five of my deer, no more than 25 feet away, looking straight at me. I felt sort of like animals in the zoo must feel when people line up to look at them.....lol. I said good morning and talked to them a few minutes; during which they alternately grazed and stared, as if they were hanging on every word. See there, mr. kenju? I can TOO hold an audience.
Our neighbors (almost) monthly luncheon went well today; seven of us showed up and the food and camaraderie were so good that we sat there for 2 hours, chatting and noshing. The scene was Margaux's, and we all enjoyed the food and service. We were almost the only people there. It's nice to have a forum in which to catch up with neighborhood people and doings. Our evening meetings are usually better attended, since women who work can come then. But I often prefer the smaller groups, where you can really speak to everyone and not have to fight the noise levels of the larger groups. I must say that I am grateful to live where I do and have such nice neighbors.