“Our bodies are our gardens,to which our wills are gardeners.” – Shakespeare, 1564-1616
I dearly love irony – I guess that’s why God allows me to see so much of it. He knows it floats my boat. I’m not sure I completely appreciate this morning’s irony, however. It smarted.
Here I was, in the midst of my morning ritual, sitting at my desk with my sleeping cat, Alexa, sprawled out between me and the computer (having to dodge the occasional paw or furry tail that hangs over the edge and hovers above the keyboard). As always, we have the blinds lifted, affording us the gorgeous a.m. showing of birds and squirrels at the feeders. Peaceful morning. I felt the need for a Shakespeare quote for today’s Quote of the Day, so I had one of my many Shakespeare books out, looking for one that moved me. A multi-tasker (moms have to be, out of necessity), I was also sorting through my e-mail at the same time.
I had moved joyfully to coffee cup number 2 and was contemplating one of the iced brownies with walnuts I’d recently made.
So, the stage was set for irony: Within the span of 2 minutes – I decided on two things: I found the quote I wanted (the one above… yes, men, there’s a quote above! Good Lord…) and I decided that I had a date with the biggest brownie on the platter, with the most icing. Yeah, baby! Some plans are set in cement and some are set in chocolate.
Oh, but wait… there’s an e-mail from a favorite fashion site. What? Heidi Klum has new pictures? She’s one of my favorite models… let me see the pics, THEN I’ll have that brownie.
I never made it to the brownies.
The picture is at the top of the post. Guys, you’re welcome. Girls, I’m sorry.
Lady Heidi has many children. She recently had one, in fact. What’s fair about that? “Our bodies are our gardens,to which our wills are gardeners.” Heidi Klum’s will is one heckuva gardener.
I hear you treadmill. I hear you.