Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eating Peas…

I had to laugh when the President – in talking about getting this whole debt ceiling issue resolved – said it was something that just needed to be done…  “So we might as well do it now: pull off the Band-Aid, eat our peas. Now is the time to do it. If not now, when?"

The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council’s response was… “We take President Obama’s comment on the need to ‘eat our peas’ as a reference to the First Lady’s push to get all Americans to eat a more healthy diet as part of the Let’s Move campaign. Eating peas has two clear benefits: they can help close the nutritional loopholes in your diet, and preparation isn't taxing! If tasty and nutritious meals featuring peas are served more frequently in the White House and in the cafeterias of both Houses of Congress, it will contribute to a balanced diet, if not a balanced budget. Eating more lentils couldn’t hurt, either.”  (Closing loopholes… not taxing… balanced budget… very clever!)

That made me laugh too – they could have had their nose out of joint but instead chose the higher road… saw the glass as half full… and made lemonade out of lemons pea soup out of dried peas!

Anyway… I’m at the ‘eat my peas’ point.  My quilty friends will be arriving here day after tomorrow - I can stall no longer… I have to sort thru the remaining clutter and get it put away, the compost heap pile of misc. laundry needs to be caught up, and books and magazines need to be collected and put away.  Then I think I’ll call it done… good news is that I know my friends don’t come to visit or inspect my house.  They will understand that I didn’t wash my curtains because I’m not climbing a ladder to take them down or put them up… and as long as no one writes in the dust – it won’t be noticed either!  LOL

Here’s a picture to ponder… kinda looks like farm fields from the air don’t ya think?



Judy said...

We all run around like crazy when company is coming. True friends don't care about the dust! The picture makes me think of Zentangle...a very neat and relaxing art form. Have fun with your friends, Cheryl!!

Dawn-Marie said...

Cheryl leave the mess and we will help you clean when we get there. I can't promise I won't write in the dust though :-)

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having or had fun with your friends. Did Dawn-Marie really write in the dust? Bet she might have. LOL

Glad you are getting along better.


Greenmare said...

lol! and yes it does look like farm fields from the air!

smiledarlin said...

As the late Red Skelton said " He told his house keeper he could write his name in the dust on the piano- to which she replied- Ain't an education a wonderful thing!"

A good time was had by ALL!!!