“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

Today will be another lovely day. The sun is a bit subdued but will brighter as the day grows older. The air is still and morning cool. It will get over 70˚ today. We’re back to short sleeve weather. I have to go down cape, and I’m looking forward to the trip. I also have to go to the dump. I’m not looking forward to that trip. Yesterday at the vet’s, Gwen had glucose testing after which I was told to up her insulin. She got the first higher dose last night. She needs to be tested next week again to the tune of $185.00 each time. I may have to get a job just to pay vet bills. Imagine the vet bills for that ark.

I have a pair of saddle shoes I bought for a costume party. They go with the poodle skirt bought for the same party. That was the first and last time I wore that outfit. I’m figuring I’ll hunt out the shoes in my closet and start wearing them as my throwback fashion statement. Next I’ll look for fringe.

I am not a Hawaiian pizza person. I think it an abomination. The furthest I go off the deep end is barbecue chicken pizza with a thin crust.

After today, I can don my sloth persona. My dance card is empty until Tuesday. I may do laundry, but I don’t want to go hog wild. I have low expectations to maintain.

Wonder of wonder!! Two things happened this morning. The first was amazing. Jack came downstairs. He has been sitting on the stairs getting closer and closer to the bottom and today he ventured. It was no coincidence Nala was outside. The second wonder was the brilliant light in my bedroom which was neither a heavenly nor even an earthly wonder. It was electrical. The light over my bed and my Alexa had stopped working. It was the outlet. I went down to the box and flipped switches, ran upstairs to check then ran back down the cellar to try again. I still didn’t get light. I have an electrician friend, but this seemed silly so I didn’t call him. I plugged Alexa into another room with an extension cord and used a different light socket in my bedroom. This morning the light shined on my face, and I immediately checked to make sure I was still alive. I am.

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6 Comments on ““The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    We had a really nice weather here too, I don’t think it reached 50F but just the fact that the sun shone made they day so nice. They guess we’ll have sunshine tomorrow as well but I won’t believe it until I see it 🙂 My weather station is on its way, I hope I’ll get it early next week.

    Anything called Hawaiian always have pineapple in it and I truly dislike hot pineapple so yes that’s an abomination 🙂 I feel much the same about hot banana 🙂 I love both cold though 🙂

    When I win the lottery the first thing I’ll do is to get those flip switches, so much better than the old fuses I have. This is a truly small cottage but I still have over twenty fuses!! They must have been drunk when they planned that 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      HI Christer,
      I’m glad you’re having some nice days given you’ve already had a frost. It got cold a couple of nights ago, down to the 40’s, and I had to add a blanket. The dogs do keep me a bit warm but only on one side.

      I am also a fan of cold pineapples and bananas, but I do like some cakes and breads with banana and pineapple. The Hawaiian pizza also has ham with the pineapple.

      Luckily my builder labeled all the switches so I know which ones to click back and forth. My mother’s house had the odd sort of fuses you do, but at one point they put in the electrical box like I have. It does make it so much easier.

      Enjoy your day!!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today is another gorgeous day. The high was 78° with clear skies.
    I agree with you that Hawaiian Pizza is an abomination as well as barbecue chicken pizza. Today people will put anything on a piece of dough and call it pizza. I’m a purest and go for cheese pizza, Margarita pizza or with one or two toppings such as mushroom or sausage. I don’t like the extremely thin crispy type either. A slice of pizza should be able to be folded and eaten while walking along with olive oil dripping down your forearm. 🙂

    I remember saddle shoes and poodle skirts as well as bobby socks. I hope you will take a selfie and post it wearing the that 1950s outfit. I’m sure all your Coffee fans would love to see it. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Our high was almost your high. It got to 72˚ today and will be almost the same tomorrow. I was glad to be out doing my errands.

      I do love chicken on my pizza but with caramelized onions. My favorite meats on pizza are hamburger and sausage. I don’t like doughy pizzas which is why I prefer thin crust. Some places have great sauce and toppings but not a great crust.

      I laughed. Nope, no selfie!!

      • Bob Says:

        I’ve eaten genuine Neapolitan style pizza. The dough was thin but soft enough to fold. The crust was burnt at the edges from the heat of the wood fired brick oven. My daughter and I had a margarita pizza.The owner went to Naples and learned how to make the stuff and came to Dallas and opened a pizza restaurant. He uses fresh locally produced mozzarella cheese. It was very good but expensive.

      • katry Says:

        I have a couple of places here where I get pizza. My favorite will make me the best thin crust pizza. A fancier restaurant has the thin crust as an appetizer but not all the time. I did have pizza in Rome, and it was delicious. We found a hole in the wall place and gave it a try. I am so glad we did.

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