Do you get those daily emails from the HARO (Help A Reporter Out) PR and Marketing list? I do. I had 2 nanoseconds left in my daily schedule so I thought, Hey! Why not sign up for yet another e-list and read some more emails?
This morning, there was a listing on HARO that caught my eye because I love to bake. A newspaper was looking for a specific cream puff recipe. It was one of those things where punctuation really would have helped a lot. I thought it said that they wanted recipes for cream puffs that were filled with face cream! A type of face cream made by the brand name of "St. Josephs." YUCK. But au contraire! What they were looking for were recipes for special cream puffs to serve on St. Joseph's Day:
Saint Josephs Day Cream Puffs.
Since you already know that I am a bit on the indulgent and obsessed side when it comes to face cream, you can see why my brain zeroed in on "day cream" and not on "Saint Josephs Day". What a difference a lone little apostrophe would have made, right gang??
(BTW, here is where your knowledge of Feast Days for all the Saints now comes in handy!! The Feast Day for St. Joseph, as I know you know, is on March 19th. However, this Feast Day is often wildly overshadowed by our much more favorite Saint, Patrick!! Whose Feast Day is, of course, March 17th!! And right around the corner, to boot!! Yippee ki yi yay!!) (Another "BTW"... while I heartily enjoy the excuse to drink one Guinness and watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People on St. Patrick's Day, my actual favorite Saint is St. Francis, but he runs neck and neck in my esteem with St. Clare. And I consider St. Paul to simply be in a league of his own, without whom there probably wouldn't be all these other thousands of saints, frankly.)
Do you suffer from free-floating anxiety, stress, dread, and a pervasive sense of doom -- and all before you even get out of bed in the morning??!! Wow, I sure do!! Honestly, I go through MUCH pep-talking in order to change my outlook before I toss back those covers and allow my feet to hit the floor every morning. My life is rarely a day at the beach, or a walk in the park, or a trip to the moon on gossamer wings! (It is, however, always, without fail, a cliche!!)
In my never-ending search for clarity and peace of mind while drinking my cup of green tea in the morning, I was blessed today by stumbling upon Joyce Meyer on the TV at 6 AM, and she brought to my attention Proverbs 15:15 and I was so bowled over by its resonance that I wanted to share it with you:
"All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast."
Isn't that cool, gang?? I don't know about you, but I'm taking that Proverb with me today and clinging to it.
Before I close, I wanted to give you some most welcome news: We will soon be blessed with a double-dose of gorgeousness! Yay!! Yes, it was announced the other day that the (in my opinion) really beautiful Rebecca Hall is going to be starring with the often indescribably beautiful Johnny Depp in his upcoming movie, Transcendence. I am really looking forward to this movie, gang. With what little they've released about the plot -- I think it is going to be awesome. And a little scary. Not quite as scary as how old I'm going to be when it finally hits the theaters, but that's another endless topic for which there is no known cure...
Okay, I gotta scoot. Homework awaits, as it usually does. But I really think this is going to be a spectacular day, gang, for all of us. I really do!! So let's hang in there and enjoy the feast! Thanks for visiting, see ya!
[I am just so freakin' glad my waitressing days are long behind me!! -- Ed.]
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Causes Marilyn Jaye Lewis Supports
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...