"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Potato Blessings

Guys. Things are not all peaches and cream although we try our best to live and learn. Sometimes trouble comes in pairs (or trios!) when it is least welcome. We've recently moved from being a double- to single-income family. While there are many benefits to such a change, financial comfort is not an immediate result, so we've been super careful and even more stingy than before (as if that were even possible!)

Enter trouble. First, it was our blender, a casualty in the kitchen. Then it was our microwave, a victim of over-heated rice bags. Next it was our dryer, which we ran into the ground and kept asking of it all it could give us. Fine. A blender could be considered a luxury, so we'll deal with that loss. Our microwave decided to keep on chugging despite the abuse. (Thanks, little buddy!) But life without a dryer? No thank you. We've already done that before and we have an infant (AKA- clothes destroyer), so we pinched our pennies and got ourselves a grand old beauty. These dryers, it turns out, are lovingly referred to as 'woodies' because the wooden back panel indicates the ancient nature of these rare specimens. I don't care what it's called, though, as long as we don't have to hang our clothes in the icy winter winds to dry them! (It's all about perspective, as I like to say.)

Then, in the midst of all the crazies on crazies and crazies, a small miracle occurred. We did not plant potatoes this year, yet we had some volunteer plants because I guess we sucked at digging up our harvest last year. When we went to harvest them just for kicks, we found fortune was indeed on our side and were surprised at how much and how big these guys were! What luck! Nature did not disappoint (we can always count on you, Nature!), and I feel like it was the Universe's way of telling us that we're ok after all.

I accept these delicious potato blessings. And thank you, Nature, you're the best!

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