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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on November 15, 2013 |

The other day I drove across a bridge that used to be across a lake near Dallas. The lake is almost dried up and for about a half a mile on either side of the bridge there is no water. We have been in drought conditions here in Texas for several years, yet some people still use water like it is plentiful. Water that great expanse of lawn three times a week in the summer so people can admire the lush, green grass. Take long, luxurious showers. Pretend water shortage is not looming in the near future.

The city of Dallas has recently worked out a deal to start pumping water out of one of the lakes here in East Texas, and I can’t help but wonder at the incongruity of it all. Wouldn’t the smart thing be to severely cut back on water usage instead of draining all the lakes and then wondering what to do next?

Okay, that’s my rant for the day. I’m fighting a cold and the cold is winning, so this will be really short today. I’m going to go make chicken soup and hope I feel better later. There are benefits from eating chicken soup, so that is not just a myth, and it sure tastes good.

No jokes today, but I thought I’d share this picture. I love to see what cats will do with things we toss on the floor. They play with boxes and scraps of paper, even though they have lots of real cat toys. LOL I emptied this bag of cookies this morning, and Lily decided it would be fun to get into the bag.

I suppose I should make it clear I did not eat all the cookies in that bag. I put them in the cookie jar. Honest.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. It will be a busy one for me if I can shake this cold and get out to do the things I want.

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3 Comments

  • D.G. Hudson says:

    I make chicken soup whenever anyone in the family gets a cold. and try to make soups frequently throughout the winter. We find it works for us.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Tigermouse says:

    I’ve never been a great lover of soup, I can take it or leave it, but I do like the chicken variety if I have a cold.

    I love the photo of Lily, she looks so cute. Mine has several toys but ignores them all in favour of a bit of paper dropped on the floor. I sometimes think they’re like kids – would rather play with the box than the expensive present which came in it 🙂

  • You are so right, Tigermouse. In fact, I thought about all those boxes my kids liked to play with when very young. Also liked to pull pans out a cabinet and play with those. I had a few that were designated kids’ toys. (smile)

    D.G., the soup is helping. I feel marginally better tonight.

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