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Evening Acrobatics

After a day of cleaning house, grocery shopping, gardening, walking the dogs, doing laundry, and all those little things that seem to get done only on Saturdays, I proceeded to accomplish a lot of relaxing.

I was laying across the bed, thinking about this and that, when a large black insect benignly and silently floated in my direction.  It looked like a mosquito, but beefier and slower moving.

It came closer to me. The panicky, snapping wave of my hand didn’t deter it to a different flight path. No. Not at all.

The darned thing kept coming at me, floating gracefully and silently within my air space.

It was bound and determined to be my exercise partner, encouraging me to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my arms and twist my torso.

Again I waved, but this time with my entire arm from my shoulder to my fingertips, and with all the gusto I could muster.

My center of gravity changed.  I saw the room turn.  I kept going backwards.

I fell off the bed.

It was a graceful move.

It was acrobatic.

©Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.


Ribbon Sindwitchez

Supper that night was kielbasa (a type of Polish sausage), sauerkraut, and rye bread. All I had was the sausage, so a trip to the grocery store was in order.

As I was checking out with a loaf of rye bread and a bag os sauerkraut, the checker asked, “ ‘r’ ya makin’ ribbon sindwitchez?”

“Pardon me?”

“ ‘r’ ya makin’ ribbon sindwitchez?”

Only understanding the word “makin’,” and not understanding the rest of anything else he was saying, I winged it.

“Oh, it’s with Polish sausage tonight. Sort of a tradition with me.”

It was only until I got to the car that I realized he was asking if I was making Rueben sandwiches.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.


Not Always What It Seems

I bought a couple dozen eggs from the grocery store. Although I prefer fresh from the hen when I can get them, in a pinch old, non-fresh store-bought eggs are the alternative. The brown ones were on sale, so they made it to my grocery cart, naturally.

This past weekend I boiled a few to use in a potato salad . After they were done, and I ran them under cold water to peel, pieces (?), goo (?), paint (?) came off the shells as I rubbed them gently.

Here’s a picture of the boiled eggs (almost white) and the uncooked store-bought eggs from the same carton. They’re pretty uniformly brown, don’t you think?

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So – this must mean that these eggs weren’t naturally brown, but “painted” so each one was uniform and brown in color. I’d say that advertising these as brown eggs is a sham, and I feel gypped.

Things aren’t always what it seems.

November 21, 2016
©Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.


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