In Love and War and Laundry

All Dressed Up

Alice believes she should always look her best no matter what she is doing.

My photo prompt today was “all dressed up and nowhere to go.” This is what Alice decided to do to help me get the shot.

I haven’t taken the dog photo yet today, though we can’t blame Lucy Peanut. The dog prompt is “stepping out.” LP has been raring to go all day, but I’ve been in the laundry room with Alice. Lucy P will just have to wait her turn.

I did, however, manage to make my cranes for the day while waiting on the wash.

49-51

These are 49-51 of a planned 1000. When I look at those numbers, I think this is going very slowly, but then I remember that it’s still January, and this project is supposed to last me the whole year. I only have to do 83 per month to get to 1000, so I’m actually ahead of schedule. That’s a good thing. Research paper season is coming. I’m bound to fall behind at that point.

Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about this quote that I read.

In Love and War

I love this quote because it rings true. I came to a similar realization in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When disaster strikes, we find out who people are. They might be able to convince us up to that point that they are who they want to be, but when everything is falling apart, we find out.

Some people are better than they know, and others are a whole lot worse. We just don’t know until put to the test.

I’ve been reading the book The Nightingale, and so far it is very good. I found it on one of those “best of the year” lists at the end of 2015. It is the story of two sisters and their experiences in France during World War II. It is thought-provoking and compelling and beautifully written. If you are looking for something to read, you can’t go wrong here.

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