Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Getting to the
Nub Of It All

'Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone'
--Pablo Picasso. Thanks to the effervescent Coach Joelle for pointing us to this small gem. We've somehow never gotten around to offering up any of the wild Spaniard's thoughts until now.


At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

My mom never wanted to leave the house unless it looked presentable. I used to take after her.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Sounds like the proverbial mom who cleaned up the house to make it look nice before the cleaning lady came.

But did she use plastic covers on the sofa like my mom did? That little detail always makes me laugh whenever I think about it. Suffice to say, we don't have plastic on our sofa.

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

No. Even though she liked to make sure the house was clean when we left it, she was a very laid-back mom. She never stopped my brothers from playing Flying Wallendas on the sofa for example.

She always respected anything her mother gave her, though. Grandma gave us a couple of nice end tables. Mom would go ballistic if we didn't use a coaster.

My mom's mom was more fastidious. We had to take our shoes off (in the street) (just kidding) and we had to set a couple of towels underneath our placemats. We always cracked up about this.

At 9:12 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Ah, no word quite like that marvelous word "fastidious." Doesn't that just conjure up a whole way of being? It certainly does for me. I can see your grandma in my mind.


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