Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Double Day

Stephanie and I went to the movies Friday night; we saw Audrey Tautou in her latest film, Delicacy. It was a bittersweet love story and I loved it, although the reviewer I linked to did not. I believe she is even more beautiful than she was in Amelie.

This morning, a neighbor's cat scared the bejesus out of me. I heard his bell and went to the door to look for him, when all of a sudden I realized he was right by my head! He had climbed up on the laundry room roof! Of course, I grabbed my camera.

I went grocery shopping this morning and on the way home, decided to get a mango-pineapple smoothie from the McDonald's drive thru. (they are my latest addiction). I just want to commend the service person taking orders, as she had what seemed to me to be an infinite amount of patience. The woman in front of me must have changed her order a dozen times and had the nerve to get snippy when she was asked to clarify. When I drove up to the window, I told the cashier how impressed I was with her patience and she said, "no sense feeding a fire you can't win. I don't have to take no one home with me.". Pretty sage advice, wouldn't you agree?

Not only is today Mother's Day, it's my dad's 75th birthday. Instead of making him a cake, I made two lemon meringue pies, because that's his favorite.



Thanks to my KitchenAid mixer, the meringue is amazing. It makes a huge amount with very little effort.


I hope everyone has a sweet Mother's Day!


  1. I would rather have those pies than a cake, too! Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day and lots of celebrating.

    You can either become patient and wise when dealing with customers - or you can become bitter and nasty. Glad you found a good one!

  2. Happy Mother's Day!

    What time is dessert? I may be able to make it still (if you save me a piece)!

    With wisdom like that, surely that woman won't be working at the golden arches for long. She needs an elected position.

  3. What a lovely thing to make for your Dad, yummy. Happy mother's Day and I love that advice.

  4. Lemon meringue pies are my favorite too! Your meringue is perfect - i need to read up on browning the top. Thanks for sharing the quote - I too have found that the young people at the drive through windows are patient and wise - can't say the same for the rude lady at Lowe's customer service though - good thing I don't have to take her home with me!

  5. What a good daughter you are! Those pies look amazing.