08.27.18

On Saturday I went for a long walk in the rain. So long, in fact, and so much rain that it soaked right through my jacket. And it was glorious.

Today, it’s back to sunny and even though we can’t see the smoke, I hear that the air quality advisory is back in effect.

I’m torn between two distinctly different places these days. They are, “is summer already almost over?!?” and “isn’t summer over yet?” Don’t get me wrong, I am so ready to kiss the hot weather goodbye, but for the first time in my life, I’m really really really feeling like the days are just flying by too fast to even notice them individually.

Have you ever heard this before? It’s credited to John F. Kennedy, but apparently he borrowed it from the New England Council when he debuted in a presidential speech in 1963. I heard it for the first time this morning on episode 62 of Happier in Hollywood. Traditionally, it refers to politics and economics, but in the sense that it was used in that recording, it referred to success. I am firmly of an abundance mindset. I have strong feelings about sharing wealth – finances, faith, kindness, experience, success – that sharing what we have is the best way to grow all those things in our own lives and to share in others’. As Liz Craft also put it, we succeed in groups. And now I have a new favourite proverb.

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One last thing for those of you who were curious, here’s my chicken. It turned out great and yes, I tried a little bit. I attribute my success to the premiere episode of the classic cooking guide, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, Putting the Pot in Potluck, when Martha Stewart sang the praises of always brining your chicken before cooking it. (She does it for three days and Snoop thinks she is crazy.) I’m not going to pretend that I’d know the difference it makes, but I did it anyway.

And while I’m bragging, I also made gravy to go with it.

What adventures did you undertake this weekend?

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