I had an itch yesterday for some pumpkin muffins. I used the new silicon muffin pan that Grams got for her birthday. Admittedly she offered to help, but I was determined to make the muffins myself. I might not try this again. Best to leave it up to those who know how.
I went on-line to check out the live webcams in Vienna. What can I say? It’s still snowing! I’m packing my boots, mittens and warm sweaters. I started to pack the cocoa, but Big Guy put it back.
While we’re in Vienna, you can check on what the weather’s like by going to the webcams. Of course it helps to know if there’s any daylight (webcams aren’t nearly as cool in the dark). So, I also found a world clock. You can tell from it if it’s day or night anywhere in the world. How cool is that?
Now, I have to go and print out places to go in Vienna. The excitement at Chez Gweeds is palpable.
Please give what you can to Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders).
And, of course
平和 に 働 き
(hewa ni hataraki: work for peace)
*"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
People are queer, they're always crowing, scrambling and rushing about;
Why don't they stop someday, address themselves this way?
Why are we here? Where are we going? It's time that we found out.
We're not here to stay; we're on a short holiday.
Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; it'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 at it all.
-lyrics by Lew Brown, music by Ray Henderson (1931)