Monday, November 27, 2017

Oh, sweet Gary the cat. He is big, but he can balance!

Quote of the day: “Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again.” – Samuel Beckett

Ah, the last week of the month and we have four weeks or 28 days until Christmas. We did not hit the stores for the sales, just a few online purchases. We don’t only give gifts to our immediate family and our parents, so it is not too stressful.

I am getting the house in order after having everyone home over the Thanksgiving break. I forget how full the house feels when we are all home… 

I am being prudent today. Always looking for ways to save. My sheets are on the clothes line today and the clothes are on racks on the front patio. Being without a dryer to almost 5 years now makes me aware of the times when the laundry can dry outside. 

 Look at the sheets blowing in the breeze. It will be sweet dreams tonight! Nothing smells as good as line dried sheets. 

Enjoy your day!

What does Being Prudent mean?

As I went about searching for a name for my blog, I thought of many ideas that are important to me. Fun, safe, creative, wise, thrifty, comfortable. I decided on the word Prudent.

Now, the word prudent has some bad connotations. There are some confusion with the word prude. It may conjure up the image of the spinster older woman with no style or life! Who is cheap and judgmental. Wow, that is not my idea of a good word for a blog!

But, while I was looking up the definition in my dictionary, (Yes, I do have a very thick dictionary on my shelf, in fact I have two!) I found I really liked what Marriam Webster had to say ;

 

I love the first definition: capable of exercising sound judgement in practical matters. Yeah! That is what I want. I love the part from the second meaning which says, “sensible, not rash.” Isn’t that how we want to live?

I love living in a peaceful home. I do not thrive in chaos.

So, there is what I want my blog to be about: the pursuit of peace by using sound judgement and being sensible, and not rash.