Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ring on the counter

There was a  ring on my granite countertop last night.  It was left by a coffee cup.  No matter how many times I wiped over it, it was still there.  But it seemed to fade just a bit.  Then I remembered that this is stone and surface marks often disappear after a good rain.  So I put a wet dishrag over the area overnight.  Voila - no ring this morning.  Now I have to remember to remove all ring makers before they have a chance to leave their mark.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


I hate when people say, "you know what's wrong with you?" and then proceed to tell me.  I AM AN OPTIMIST!!!  I get up every morning expecting to have a day filled with opportunity.  I know people will be kind and courteous.  I trust that I will hear only the truth.  I expect that wherever I go or whatever I do, I will get pleasure from part of it.  Some days I'm disappointed and often emotionally hurt.  But each day, I start over with a clean slate expecting only the best.  A friend told me that being an optimist is what's wrong with me, that I wouldn't be disappointed in people or situations if I didn't expect life to be so beautiful, that I set myself up for disappointment and failure.  She's a pessimist.  She expects nothing from people or a situation.  She gets up every day expecting nothing but to take each experience as it comes.  It it doesn't work out well, that's life.  If it works out well, it gives her pleasure.  She doesn't get emotionally involved with people or situations. She takes each day as it comes, good or bad. She is very practical in her dealing with the day, with no personal expectation or involvement.  I AM AN OPTIMIST!!!!! and that is what's good about me.