Photo: Mr. DickieThere is only one way, if you want to live without understanding the meaning of your life: to become addicted to tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, and to live in the world of permanent entertainment. (Anonymous in A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 23 November)
Many find that time spent concentrating on a program or plan at the beginning of the day is most fruitful. (paraphrased from Food For Thought, 18 December)
We continue to enjoy the beautiful display from the three poinsettia plants we have blooming in the dining room. At least three years ago we were given one plant as a gift from our next door neighbor. Melva grew two more plants from cuttings. We have two of those "As Seen On TV" glass globes helping us water two of the plants. A couple of weeks ago Melva gave all three plants a shot of liquid fertilizer.
I'm working on keying some genealogy from a book. It's a project I started on an impulse. It's probably bigger than I want to do.
If you are a sports entertainment fan you won't be able to do anything else except watch television today. We have the Australian Open tennis, two NFL playoff games and two sessions of U.S. Figure Skating. Maybe you'll have to time shift.