Have you ever considered when you talk to someone about what you say and what you actually mean? For example when you say that you are or have been busy and what you actually mean is you have been productive?
When talking to someone, and when asked ‘how have you been?’ or ‘what have you been up to?’ and you respond with ‘busy’, do you consider what that actually means? I know in my generation (and I have no idea what generation I am in or what my kids are in now, but I digress) we were taught to think more about how we say things before we say them.
Ok, here is what I mean, do you know what the definition of busy actually is, compared to the word productive?
Definition of busy is having a great deal to do or keeping occupied, according to google.
Definition of productive is yielding results, benefits or profits, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
So, with that being said, are you busy all the time or are you productive, or to think about it, maybe a mix of both? In today’s society we use some words interchangeably and sometimes too much.
Here’s another question….when one is being productive are they also busy; which is to say, when one is busy are they being productive s well? Yea I know, makes you actually think! There are plenty of times I am busy and not being productive but times I am being productive and am busy!
I’ve been busy since I last posted. Here are some things that I have done while away.
Here is something I love to make but my stomach hates me for eating too much of when I do. This is what I call barley risotto, it has onions, mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and yes barley.
Unfortunately my daughters kitty, Bruce, got down and sick, come to find out he has some chronic illness that if stressed enough will bring it on. Poor thing was sick for about a week and really loved medicine time…we mixed it with wet food. He is such a character.
We adopted this cutie, the stressor to kitty :(. Ended up being too much for our whole family, other critters included so we had to give him back. ;(.
Our sweet momma dog, Cleo, left us a few weeks after we got crazy dog. It was very hard for my hubby and I, especially my hubby since he had had her since a pup.
Our sweetie, Dexter, passed away a few weeks ago. Come to find out since ferrets have so much inbreeding they don’t live very long due to tumors or other illnesses. We think he had a tumor on his pancreas.
We got this cutie, Nutmeg, seeing that our other ferret baby seemed to be lonely and depressed due to his brother passing. She is alot of fun and crazy in a very little package. Lol
WIPS and projects is progress…
Will explain them more later! Bye for now!
I saw a recipe for lentils and liked most of it, minus the soy sauce, but adding a few more ingredients.
It was called Canal House Lentils recipe, but I made it my own.
Sauté leeks (that are chopped how you like and cleaned well), minced garlic, and chopped mushrooms in butter.
After about 5 minutes or so, add a tablespoon of tomato paste and sauté for a few.
Add a cup of lentils and 2 1/2 cups water and simmer until done. The directions say 45-55 minutes, mine didn’t take 30, Im still getting used to my stove.
Due to the over doneness of the lentils I added cream and a cup of cooked barley (cooked in 2 cups chicken stock until it adsorbed it all) to add depth and flavor.
I had seconds. Adding some cooked chicken would make it a whole meal.
My nephews snoodie is on hold… I played yarn 🐓 chicken. I was able to finish the body but I didn’t have enough to close the hood or make ears. I had to order more red yarn. I will get it in time to finish before next weekend. We are going back to Houston to visit again and I will be able to give it to him then.
I hurt in all my joints today and as the day to night has progressed it has gotten worse. It has made doing things even more difficult. Crocheting while watching tv, yeah was very painful, more than usual.
So I had a major breakdown tonight…tears and everything.
And it was all over a damn knot! I was trying to tie a knot and my hands were so numb and hurting, That even though I could see what I was doing, I couldn’t feel a thing other than pain. Like now as I type. Ugh!