the name of this blog is peanut on the table.
my husband said it one day when we were young and struggling a bit.
“honey, if we can just get the peanut on the table . . . everything else
will happen alright.”
the peanut being the basics of life . . . a roof over our head, food and
electricity. the simple things of life.
and yet, he wanted more than the peanut. most young men starting
i didn’t. for some reason there was always a quiet contentment
in me. i never wanted a large life. a small happy life was fine! . . .
especially knowing now, in hindsight, how soon i would lose him.
i am a lover of time over money.
i worked hard the 25 years after i lost him. but what it really bought me,
i know now . . . is time. to really enjoy living. the real living.
i live very simply and frugally. there will be no expensive trips or
clothes or other things some retirees feel are so important. i wouldn’t
want to live in a gated golf community anyway.
i like my neighborhood! ( hi debora and roger and tammie and wayne
and bill and erin and aj and jim and dawn and danutta and joel
and peter and wajer and shelia and kevin and courtney and jennifer!)
who says americans don’t know their neighbors anymore?
they are wonderful! good people in every way!
we don’t camp on each other’ s doorsteps of course, but we know
each other by name. and some of us are real friends.
it’s a leave it to beaver neighborhood where people walk their dogs
and children laugh and play safely. we all watch out for them and
for each other. and of course . . . sharing the occasional tornado
together helps cement the bond of closeness too! lol.
my husband was a success in what he did. he designed landscapes for
the homes of some very wealthy people. but. . .
cancer sometimes moves in and takes all your money.
and then it leaves you with not even time.
i will always vote for simply time. . .
and the simple life . . .
and the peanut on the table.
and . . .
speaking of valuing the simple life.
a dear blog friend of mine commented on my last post.
i don’t know who all is out there reading my little blog . . .
other than those of the good friends who’ve commented . . .
but if you have time, go back to yesterday’s post and read kim’s
comment. if you need a reason to smile and feel that you know
someone who makes a difference . . . you’ll be glad you know her.
then visit her site. it’s in my links. you won’t be sorry!