Sunday, November 7, 2010
My Aunt Ruth is more organized than I can ever imagine being. These are all new recipes waiting to be tested and rated. Yes, she rates them as "good" or "bad" and files them. The reason the lackluster ones get a place is that she might not remember her displeasure and make it by mistake. When you are 91, labels help.
Being organized is another lesson I am learning from Aunt Ruth. It isn't my reflex, so I spend far too much time looking for things. She never does. Really, she knows where all of her things are, because there is a place for everything, and everything in its place.
With the holidays approaching, cards being written, tables being set, and deadlines for work pressing in on me, I am wondering where I put my glasses, placed my coffee, laid my grocery list, or even if I remembered to extinguish the pumpkin pie scented candle I had burning in the kitchen.
Paying attention to small things that make life easier is one of the many ways Aunt Ruth influences me every single day. Maybe, she can do the same for you.
A reminder...please leave comments on subjects you might want Aunt Ruth to address on this blog as well as any remarks that might be great in the forthcoming book, Loving Aunt Ruth are greatly appreciated. And..if you'd like some holiday recipes, send me your postal address. firstname.lastname@example.org