There are some old sayings that I have heard for most of my life. Some of them I really never understood until I got older and some of them I still don’t understand. Here are a few of my favorites and my take on them:
- If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. I do get out of the kitchen on a regular basis, so this one tops my list. I like it when food magically appears ready on the table. I might love my roots, but I certainly don’t pretend to cook like my grandmothers.
- If something sounds too good to be true it is probably false. Yes, Timeshare company. You taught me the value of this all too well. Those buyers are still out there in Canada.
- Letting the cat out of the bag is a lot easier than putting it back in. I wouldn’t even try to put it back in. It needs fresh air. Besides, it would sneak out anyway at a moment you were unprepared. This way, you get to choose.
- Early to bed and early to rise makes a man wealthy and wise. I really dislike this one. That’s why it doesn’t apply to me. I stay up late and like to sleep in…I guess I will never learn. Late to bed and late to rise makes a woman happy. End of story.
- A penny saved is a penny earned. And since you don’t actually use them, you can do that neat idea you saw on Pinterest where you floor your whole kitchen with them.
- Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. I’m not sure why I can’t…it makes it easier to carry this way and if I believe I will get to where I’m going, I will. So there.
- Don’t fly by the seat of your pants. Let’s think about this…how cool would that be anyway? I imagine traveling like the Lorax and that would certainly cut down on air fare and passports.
I will close with one my grandmother used to say, and I even found a song on the great Tube of You to go with it…she said if the Lord is willing and the crick don’t rise.
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.” ~Oscar Wilde