A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thoughts on a Dreary November Day

Now what's he doing here? He's not one of my "girls."
Tap, tap, tap...sounds I heard last night. Sitting in the living room under the skylights, it sounded like sleet. Maybe for just a minute...we had a touch of winter. Just now, while getting our coffee, a flake flew by the window. It is a rather blustery day, as Winnie the Pooh would say. And tut tut it looks like rain. My youngest son loved those stories and anything Winnie the Pooh. Well, on to the post...There isn't much to do when we are staying in the house due to the weather.Nothing to do except think.Some of us might think about cleaning closets, basements and attics, rearranging shelves of canned goods, writing long overdue letters, getting the Christmas decorations started. Often,I think about how lucky I am to have a house that is warm, enough food, a cozy bathrobe and lots of cooking shows to watch on television.
While counting my blessings, I think of the pleasure of the TV that we have. A big entertainment center with a hundred or so things to watch. I snuggle in a comfortable chair in a warm house and watch Martha do Thanksgiving, and Rachel Ray and my girl Paula. I always get inspired to cook, when I watch these "girls." We do have more variety in our meals and I make more trips to the grocery...since the shows came on the air. Then I become inspired: I'll cook a roast tonight. The aroma of a roasting beef can always dispel gloom. And I savor that yummy roast with veggies cooked around. I'm so lucky I think, as I drool. Paula just put a pound of butter in that bowl. Oh Lord! Let's change the subject.

With television news on such dreary days, we see more and learn more about Iraq, the deaths, the disgrace, the unending violence.I feel sad. It's too painful. The remote allows me to move from sad and uncomfortable to bliss ... just press a button and there's a show with Julia the French Chef. Facing the real world and its tragedies often makes me want to lock the door and throw away the key, abandon the outside for the inside, where we are safe. These are the thoughts I've had as the wind blows and life goes on. What have you been thinking today? What are you thankful for?


Elenka said...

I love the cooking shows as well. I am currently reading Julie and Julia. Have you read that? Or seen the movie? I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will. Makes me want to cook some more, but it sounds like Julia Child did some weirdo stuff.....
I am thankful for the same things you are thankful for, you know, the stuff we often take for granted.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I like to watch these chef challenge shows. I wouldn't want to challenge Bobby though ;-) My cooking is plain and simple these days.
Just say no to snow Balisha ;-)

azplantlady said...

Hi Balisha,

I love watching Food Network too!

Margie's Musings said...

I am thankful for my loving family, many friends and a warm clean home.

That always makes me reflect on my blessings.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I...am thankful for folks like you in my life that make me think! That tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may.

Balisha...you make me cry tears of pure joy that there are people in our world like you. I am NOT blowing smoke..as Patrick used to say...I tell the truth.

What a world. So good, so bad, so sad and so glad.

I am thankful...but I HATE war and I want our young men home. NOW!

Thank you, Balisha. I'm going to cook a roast this weekend..and be thankful. Please enjoy your snow and think of me wishing I could see it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Balisha, You know I like the cooking shows! I am thankful for my family, my health and the health of my family, my home, and that we are all fortunate enough to be able to pay our bills. Also, that we have love in our lives and wonderful friends even on the internet.