Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quiet Weekend

The Watchman had a pretty quiet two days. Cleaned the garage. Made another 6 pounds of sauerkraut. Killed some weeds with round-up. Burned a couple of steaks on the grill. Had green fried tomatoes. Walked the dogs. Threw a couple of pots on the wheel. Dabbed some paint on a picture I've been working on. Watched a little TV.

I often watch the home & garden channel while making breakfast. Never ceases to amaze me how we are gently inculcated to believe bigger is better, more is not enough, and we can have it all. The real estate shows where home owners want to know if they can get a bazillion dollars for their 4,500 SF house so they can buy a 5,500 SF house. One house had a bedroom so big that you'd need a GPS unit to find the bathroom from the bed. The owner wasn't satisfied with it! For the Watchman life is about contentment. Being happy with what you have and not struggling to have more, bigger,faster and now. I think we'd all be a little more happy if we turned off the tube and sat in a lawn chair to watch the sun go down and the stars come out!

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