Friday, March 19, 2010

Looks can be deceiving

This may not look like the usual lunch. No hamburger, no fries, not even a sandwich and chips.

A few days ago, I was sitting in the doctor's waiting room watching one of those special programs they have on doctor's waiting room TVs. There was a series of brief programs about health-related issues. One of the programs was about a new website called SparkPeople . (click on title for more)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The price of fashion might be surprising

I needed retail therapy today. After looking at the prices of current fashion pieces, I needed latte therapy. I was half way through the foam when I realized how smart these tattooed kids today really are. If they keep it up, they won't need clothes at all. Well, at least not for keeping up their fashionista reps.

After giving up on the clothes and shoes shopping, I began to concentrate on more practical needs. Several stores yielded nothing on my list, but the third was looking hopeful. I found great towels in the colors I had been unable to find for the past few months, a new shower curtain to match and a nice set of placemats to replace the chintz ones I've grown to despise.

Now, on to the coasters... you know, those little squares or rounds you put under your drinks? My search was in vain. I couldn't find any that weren't either a) breakable  b) delicious looking to a toddler c) unbelievably ugly. 

"Maybe I can find one on-line!" I thought. Guess what? There are thousands to choose from. This is going to take a while.  

Monday, March 1, 2010

The watering hole

I could not resist getting a shap-shot of this. My two-year-old grandson had a moment of inspiration when he saw this island with "trees." He brought some of his tiny animals to enjoy the water and the tropical island (a turnip top being encouraged to grow). "They were thirsty and hungry," he said.

I think it was lunchtime for him as well.

Isn't it cool that children can see powerful stories in the simplest of scenes?