So on our way home from Church, T-Tot, and Lil' G decided to play Rock, Paper, Scissors: Shoot!
As I was listening to them, I thought of the possibilities the game would have should it be played with the process of elimination.
Say if one person chooses rock, and another, scissors. The scissors would be broken, and out of the game. Then the paper and rock would be left, and paper would win because the rock would be covered. Now if the scissors go against paper first, then the paper would be cut up and the rock would win as it would be able to smash the scissors. But, if rock and paper went first, then the rock would be removed, allowing the scissors to chop the paper back up, and win!
Now if you actually read that nonsensical rambling, I'll be very surprised! ;~D
So when I first moved from the big room to the small room, my bed was against the window. It was that way for a while, while I shared the room with T-Tot. Then she and Lil' G shared the big room, and I got the little one all to myself. I didn't mind! It was nice and cozy to have a room of my own! We moved my bed against the wall until L-Jo moved into the room with me! She loved being in the room with me! But we had to move my bed back against the window. When we moved her to the other room last year, she was upset for weeks! T-Bug and I now share a room. My bed was still next to the window....which after forever and a day was getting rather boring. So I got out the tape measure and did the math and rearranged my room!
Time.What a temptation it is to waste it! I bought a watch the other day. I absolutely love wearing it! The shiny gold watch with a sleek brown leather band, is memorizing as you watch the seconds tick by. While I currently write this on paper to transfer to my blog later, there is a strong temptation to waste time and energy. I'd really like to chat with a friend online, but between thoughts on wasting time, I'm doing laundry (a way I can use my time better!). Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells about time. How there is a time and place for everything. With this watch I've discovered how fast time ticks away...
...a second lost here, a second lost there. The school season is upon me. My time is being filled with many blessings. School, my job, sisters, housework, and more! I could waste it on frivolous things or I could use it wisely. Is chatting with a friend, frivolous? No! On the contrary! Chatting with a friend deepens the bond of your friendship. So why did I choose to sort laundry? Because there is a time for everything. And the time right now would best be spend doing laundry! Use your time wisely so you don't succumb to the temptation of wasting it!
I absolutely LOVE the Get Smart tv series from the late 60's! The guy who played Maxwell Smart Secret Agent 86, shares the same birthday as I do! And 99 is one of the best characters ever! Sweet, silly, sarcastic, sassy, and special! :~D
Maxwell Smart: [reads message from the secret compartment in the Chiefs desk]
In case anything happens to me, contact my superior: Zebra 642. We're
gonna have to look this up in the Chief's special codebooks # 99: [pushes button to reveal the codebooks behind fake books on bookshelf] Zebra, that's the blue book. Maxwell Smart: [Carlton reaches for the blue book] The blue book is the one with the green cover. Carlson: Since when does a blue book have a green cover? # 99: Max worked it out with the coding section. In case of a KAOS infiltrator every book has a cover identity. Maxwell Smart: You see we have a cover for a cover. Carlson: [reading from the book] It says: see green book. Maxwell Smart: The green book is the one with the blue cover. # 99: Max couldn't throw away a perfectly good book cover.
(A perfect quote for my picture....I took the cover of a Bible dictionary for the shot ;~)
We absolutely LOVE peppermint! Currently we have peppermint, citrus mint, chocolate mint, spearmint, and lemon mint, growing in our garden!
A few interesting facts:
Peppermint is not native to the USA. It was brought over with English colonists. Peppermint was not native to England. Peppermint was a hybrid of two European mints (watermint and spearmint).
Peppermint is not very good as cross-pollinating. Instead it sends out underground runners which sprout genetically identical peppermint.
Peppermint is probably one of the most well known flavors/scents
Milkweed has very deep roots which enables it to continue to grow no matter how many times it has been cut back or dug up.
Milkweed has a very unique way of pollinating. The surface of the flower is slippery and designed to have insect legs slide down until one of them has landed into a small hole in which pollen sacs are hidden. When and if the insect can get free, it transfers the pollen to another milkweed plant.
Throughout every stage of it's life, it is edible! (If you want to eat it, if I were you, I'd research it to know how to prepare and eat it, etc.).
Queen Anne's Lace is one of the most common abundant wildflowers! It's named after Queen Anne of England. We've all heard the story of how the red flower in the middle of the flower is a drop of blood from where "she pricked her finger while working on her lace."
Queen Anne's Lace is related to carrots which is part of the parsley family! Celery, parsnips, parsley, dill, caraway, fennel, coriander, cumin, and anise (one of my favorite spices) are also related.
Despite it being a wildflower, Queen Anne's Lace has a delightful scent!
Kay Thompson, (picture from the musical Funny Face ), was a charming actress, author, and singer. I absolutely LOVE her in Funny Face! Her comedic expressions and classic style of acting make it highly enjoyable! She, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn were great co-stars. She is also the author of the Eloise books!
"Let's give 'em the old pizazz!"
"Lettie, take an editorial! "To the women of America...!" No, make it to
the women everywhere. "Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the
beige. From now on, girls, think pink!""