Thursday, September 13, 2018

And Then a Miracle Occurred...

Well, well, well, look who showed up after not posting for ten months! It's a bit like my favorite math cartoon by Sidney Harris, "And then a miracle occurs."
(Which can be purchased here. And here are other cartoons by Harris).

At any rate, it's been quite a year. I've been cocooning, sucking my thumb, reading tons, watching my favorite shows and going for long walks, taking a trip to Austin (yes, the one in Texas), helping with a bathroom tile job and other tasks such as painting walls, doing crossword puzzles with my husband and pretty much any other activities I could think of in order to forget what's happening to the United States (and what we're doing to other countries).

But now and then I would have an idea for something I wanted to share with everyone here, and I would try to remember to file those ideas away in the vault in my subconscious. Unfortunately, it's a faulty vault and most of the ideas have leaked away.

One that didn't was this way to give solar lights a new lease on life. I have a sunflower solar light that had gone dark, and we thought we were going to have to toss it. The trouble was that the solar collector had gotten cloudy and couldn't do its job. The simple solution (found online, of course) was to apply clear nail polish to renew the collector. I didn't have any of that, but we had some varnish. I have to say that I was skeptical, but miracle of miracles, that really did the trick. Now we're back in business with a bright sunflower every night. So yes, "and then a miracle occurred..."

Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine (if you have any), and as always, happy reading!

Best Wishes,

Myrna Mackenzie


Laney4 said...

Am glad to see you, Myrna! Welcome back!

I understand what you're saying. Another blog recently asked about what we like to see in our heroes/heroines, and I automatically answered that I didn't like to hear or read about bullies. At the time, I thought I came up with this because of being inundated with all the inanities (my word of the day) from a certain someone to whom you are referring (now THAT'S a mouthful to say). Anyway ... I had a light bulb moment and realized that I don't like bullies because my DAD was a bully. (He would discipline with his belt, a yard stick, a flyswatter, or his hand.) Funny how I got to 59 years of age before this realization occurred. I guess THAT, in its own way, was how MY "miracle occurred".

BTW, we're driving into the US in a week's time. Travelling to western Canada to visit my sister, and hopefully can go right to the coast later to visit with my husband's elderly aunt and his childhood best friend (before returning to my sister's and then home). I'll think of you as we're travelling through....

Again, good to "see" you....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I totally agree on bullies. Congratulations on your miracle moment (I think. It was a good thing to discover your truth, wasn't it)?

During these past couple of years, I've often thought that the certain someone would have to be a villain if I wrote him into a book, but even villains have to be reasonably intelligent, so no. He's just a bully, and bullies don't make for compelling characters in fiction or otherwise.

I hope you have a great trip! Are the fires out? My son moved to Seattle last year, and a few weeks ago when I looked at the weather on my phone, the forecast was for smoke, some from California and Oregon, some from British Columbia (and probably other parts as well). It's such a shame that so much beauty has been destroyed, and of course, people's homes. Very frightening. I hope you have a wonderful time. I'm going to try to post more often, but now that one and a half of us is retired, time seems to slip away. LOL

Take care. Talk to you soon.