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1st-May-2018 11:34 am - After Years, by Ted Kooser
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Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood in the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.
1st-May-2018 11:32 am - Sea Horse, by Edward Weismiller
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You might think it would leap the waves
in a white fire of foam
racing, eyes mad with what might
be delight:

a runaway, or loosed from a god's
team, galloping in its vast
pasture. But this one
was the size of a brooch, thin, and red-gold, and still.

The children had sent for it
from the Atlantic.
It arrived by air in a pouch of seawater containing
all it needed to sustain life as it crossed the continent.

Following instructions
we made it a small, nourishing ocean
in which it anchored itself upright
to a strand of seaweed, and staring jewel-eyed

at nothing, slowly faded white
and died.
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just walking lightly through the grass. I blinked, looked again...yep. First time I've seen deer in years.I feel kind of pleased because animals and sad because you know it's because they're getting pushed out.


They've moseyed along now. Hope they make it to the woods ok.
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but I have a hard time making up my mind. I hate wasting my time on bad movies but you can't really trust reviews...and fandom's collective judgement has failed me many times. Many!

...maybe The Hitman's Bodyguard, if it's playing here. Dunkirk looked interesting. I didn't see the first 2 Despicable Me movies, so the new 1 isn't a good option right now. IDK.


I just need to get out of the apartment.
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for the first time. I think I'll get some more sauce at work today & top it up when I get home-it made a lot more than I thought it would. I will have spaghetti for days...!


I forgot to take the cream cheese out to let it warm to room temp first. From what I'm seeing in recipes, that's suggested so the ingredients mix better, not for safety reasons (food poisoning!). But most of that refers to baking desserts. It seemed to mix well enough. I've made baked spaghetti before, just not with cream cheese in it.

I'm not sure I have enough storage containers. Zip lock bags,  here we come.
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got distracted, accidentally let it boil, and yeah. Not good.



Welp. Learning experience!
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and it's looking good. I can already see how to do it better next time; but it's not a difficult recipe. However...


I used a carton of chicken broth that I had in the cupboard and it may have been opened & partially used, previously. The little silver liner on the top wasn't there; but I don't know if this brand has one or if it just relies on the plastic around the cap.

I can't imagine why I'd put an open carton in the cupboard & not the refrigerator. But if I did, I have no idea when it was... am concerned about food poisoning, per usual.


I really have no business be let out on my own.
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Mixed bag of crude & lyrical. Interesting insight on Wright's emotional state as he observes surroundings, and unexpected that he wrote these at all-and so many.

Definitely worth checking out, whether you like this author or poetry. Too many that I liked to quote all of them, but here's a few:



I feel autumn rain
Trying to explain something
I do not want to know.



A blacksmith's hammer
Beating the silver moon thin
On a cool spring night.



With shy yellow smiles,
Baby pumpkins are hiding
Under yellow leaves.



I am paying rent
For the lice in my cold room
And the moonlight too.
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I have a bad habit of freezing meat, then taking it out & putting it in the refrigerator to thaw, and then...is it ok? Does the time clock immediately pick up and boom, you're past expiration date? Will I find out when I end up hurling and in the hospital? This inquiring mind wants to know!

I had pork ribs thawing out for 2 days & this is the 3rd. So, say it took 2 days to thaw thoroughly, then...it should be ok. I rinsed it off & smelled it, didn't get an immediate phew off of it.

I need to just buy when I'm ready to cook & never mind the sales. I don't like playing food roulette!
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