To Blue or Not to Blue…

Yesterday I went for a pedicure…and…as I perused the wall of polish colors I Jane Carrollcould choose from…I was drawn to…varying shades of…blue…

I chose a nice orangish-red…

Why…well…because…frankly…blue…isn’t a natural color for nails

Of course you know that…Berthawith her nails done in Shocking Chartreuse…had something to say about that…starting by pointing out the fact that nails don’t grow in as an orangy-red…either…nothing natural about the color I chose…

But…all my life…I’ve chosen from an array of oranges, pinks, and reds…

Then…she not so gently reminds me…choice of nail color is a lot like my life…just because I am familiar and comfortable with something…doesn’t make it be…natural…doesn’t make it be…well…right…

I know she’s right…I know this is just my comfort zone…and…just like with those areas of my life she is referring to…it’s hard to see the possibilities…of doing things differently…of…being different…but…I think I’m ready to go there…

Hmmm…seems like a polish change is in order…

Jane

Jalapeños in My Oatmeal…

Yesterday morning…I woke up…wanting…oatmeal…and so…I made it…however…even though I made it just the way I usually like it…it tasted a little bland…

I was wondering about it…as I continued to eat…I made it right…why didn’t it quite seem right…did I need to add something…cinnamon…apples…I didn’t have any

It was about that time that…Bertha…popped in…suggesting…jalapeños…

Hmmm…interesting combination…so I had to ask why…

She said…that I had chosen oatmeal…because I wanted comfort…but…sometimes comfort can be a little…bland…and that’s where something…hot and spicy…comes in…

Of course…she then related it to my life…my comfort zone is warm and cozy…but…it is a bit bland…and…

Well…you can figure out the rest of it…I’m off to make oatmeal and open a jar of jalapeños…

Jane