I’ve recently expressed my feelings about the foolishness of some weight loss programs, and tanning, and other practices associated with our appearance. But you haven’t heard anything until I get on my soapbox about people who want to “look younger”. Younger than what? Younger than they wish to be? Younger than their friends and neighbors? Younger than God has allowed them to be? Believe me I want to BE old and if that means looking old, I’m all for it.
Yesterday there was a news report about the safety of a new injection procedure and a woman was explaining that she was getting the injections in the little “hollows” in her cheeks so they would puff out and be smoother. Give me a break! Do these people even listen to themselves?? Do they understand that there are millions of women and children in this country who struggle from day to day without life-saving medications and vaccines because they can’t afford them? Are there people in the world vainer than Americans? I hope we never have a healthcare system that pays for these foolish people to look younger!
Whew! Okay, breathe Mary. Anyone who has needles stuck into their cheeks doesn’t care what you think anyway.
Enough of the rant and on to the ramblings…
If yesterday was a preview of summer, I’m ready. I like the kind of day that just happens. I usually get something accomplished and have some fun in the process. The critters out here are a constant source of entertainment and enlightenment. While we worked in the garden last night a rabbit wasn’t more than a few feet from us. Then he hopped over to a bare spot under a tree in the pasture and rolled in the dirt.
Looking forward to watching the Kentucky Derby, although I’m not sure why. I don’t follow the horses; don’t know anything about today’s group. I think I just like to watch an American tradition. And I’ve always like horses. I rode from time to time as a kid. Read a hundred horse stories. Watched all the best horse movies. There is just something magical about watching them run.
Today’s projects are totally dependent on the weather. It will either be a “clean the house and catch up on typing/filing day (like that ever really happens)” or a “work in the yard, take photos day”. Our forecast is once again scattered showers, and it all depends on how scattered they are.
Caddo has lost two treasured citizens. One of them was my mother’s dear cousin Pat Green, who had battled cancer for a long time. I know she is at peace, but please pray for her family. And please pray also for the family of Olen Chaffin, also related to our family by marriage and friendship.