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Monday, July 4, 2011

Live and Laugh at It All

The Wizard made a grocery run today, and despite returning home with an excess of plastic bags, he somewhat redeemed himself with a surprise: the first of the season's Rainier cherries, for which I budget a sizable guiltless amount of dough (and I don't mean pastry) while the things are in season. Not yet as sweet as I hope they will be --who knows what the weather in the Northwest has done to my favorite fruit--but a sign of better things to come. And maybe I can train the family shopper to take reusable bags, which he resists, convinced that they are "germy" and maybe not as eco-friendly as purported. I need to edit the plastic bag stash; I have a friend who has a dog that's bigger than she is and she always needs more poop bags, which is creepy to think about, but there it is.

Well, as the song goes:
Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don't take it serious,
Life's too mysterious
You work,
You save,
You worry so
But you can't take your dough
When you go, go, go

So keep repeating "It's the berries."
The strongest oak must fall
The sweet things in life
To you were just loaned
So how can you lose
What you've never owned

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh, aha!
Laugh and love
Live and laugh,
Laugh and love,
Live and laugh at it all!

3 comments:

sybil law said...

YUM.
I love cherries!

Tao1776 said...

Irish always carries with her reusable bags...and a few cool "little ones" that roll back up into themselves and are smaller than a meatball! And as for the song goes...Irish always tells me, "You're the berries". I guess this is what she meant!

baroness radon said...

I have yet to see a man who is into bags...well, maybe one or two...but there is an element of planning involved, and a "Real men don't carry bags" thing going on too. I can't get him to put his shirts for the laundry in a bag (what, you think I do shirts?) to say nothing of recycle the wire hangars. We have some issues, although I daresay these are hardly critical, like from a relationship standpoint. When Oahu does what Kauai and Maui have done -- outlaw plastic bags --then he'll come around! Then I can sell my stash to dog owners!