Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Sense and Sensibility



I make most of my own meals(and freeze leftovers). I put up preserves. I freeze harvested vegetables. I make my own organic yogurt once a week. I even make my own soda/pop - sparkling water (serious addiction here!).

But now and again, the very odd time, I break out into outrageous behaviour.

I went to the grocery store today to pick up some chick peas. I use chick peas a lot in my cooking, they are an excellent source of protein and also very conducive to the kind of creativity in cuisine I try and cultivate - in my better moments. I could give you recipes. Even my stalwart Jiggs-Dinner-Newfoundlander friends ask for these recipes.

Well, anyways, I`m in the grocery store and find myself, unbeknownst to myself, at those sucker shelves. You know the ones. Stocked with china and cutlery and impulsey stuff. And I picked up a red teapot and a huge red candle and walked to the checkout.

I can`t ever remember doing anything so unsensible in well, years and years and years.

And it felt so absolutely wonderful and marvellous.

I kicked sensible to the curb.

And I will do it again.

Soon.


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19 Comments:

Blogger Irene said...

Yes, but who can resist a good looking teapot? And especially a red one! It was obviously there meant for you to take home with you. Your tea will doubtlessly taste very good when brewed in it and you will enjoy every cup. Will you crochet a tea cozy for it?

Thu Mar 07, 06:22:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Stan said...

A little indulgence now and then is a good thing, especially when we're talking teapots and candles; you can't be expected to make your own everything.

This week I made veg soup that ended up needing two saucepans (I overdid the veg) and partial freezing. I didn't grow the veg myself, but just preparing the stuff is so much more satisfying than buying a tin.

Thu Mar 07, 08:21:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Marc Leavitt said...

You had a little epiphany. The teapot could havec been anything. You were saying,to anyone who might listen: "Look at me! I'm here!"

Thu Mar 07, 10:45:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

Red is such a cheerful colour and adds a smile to any room or table. Enjoy!

Thu Mar 07, 10:49:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Irene:
Brill idea that teacosy. Red or yellow?
XO
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Thu Mar 07, 11:00:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Stan:
Isn't it though? I make a lot of soup and freeze it for those lazy or busy days.
Endorphin high.
XO
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Thu Mar 07, 11:01:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Marc:
You are so wise, my friend. Of course.
XO
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Thu Mar 07, 11:02:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

I am very partial to red, GM, especially in kitchen and dining room. Creates warmth and intimacy.
XO
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Thu Mar 07, 11:02:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Irene said...

Oh, deep yellow, definitely!

Thu Mar 07, 02:51:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Irene:

My thoughts. Exactly.

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Thu Mar 07, 04:29:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

The rule I try to love by s to only have things in your life that are useful or beautiful. These items are both. Enjoy!

Thu Mar 07, 09:15:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Very good rule SAW, i try to follow this one also. Yes I am enjoying. I don't think I've ever bought myself such a pretty candle, though have been gifted with them.

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Thu Mar 07, 11:18:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous nick said...

The occasional impulse buy lifts the spirits wonderfully. No one can be impeccably sane and sensible for very long.

Fri Mar 08, 05:43:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Rummuser said...

Bravo! You are right to be proud of yourself. I just blew a small fortune on a coffee making machine!

Fri Mar 08, 12:34:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

Love was a typo for live, but now that I se it again, I like the rule I love by better.

Fri Mar 08, 08:38:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Nick:
So true, thanks for the rah-rah.

XO
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Sun Mar 10, 09:18:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Ramana:

You need to show me a picture of this love machine, yeah?

XO
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Sun Mar 10, 09:19:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

SAW:

Rules to love by.

Most def.

XO
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Sun Mar 10, 09:20:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Hattie said...

Color! That's the ticket!



Mon Mar 11, 02:09:00 PM GMT-2:30  

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