Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rules For Life

A few simple things I've learned along 
the way that makes life easier. 
Always carry a $50 hidden in your wallet. 
Because you never know when you'll need
emergency cash (my father).
Always carry a hankie or tissue. 
Tucked in your purse, pocket or up your
 sleeve (my mother).
Here are a few from my mother's hankie collection.
When you see a bathroom stop and go. 
You never know when you'll see another one.
Never leave home without a 'roadie',
a container of water. God forbid you should 
get stranded or run off the road and need 
to survive a few days (see nightly news).
Plus you should stay hydrated.
Take a bite of the best thing 
on your plate first. 
Your enjoyment is at it's peak and diminishes 
more after several bites. 
(as in: never leave a bite of lobster 
on your plate because you are too full
 from eating the sides.) 
The law of diminishing returns.
Never save the best of anything for last.
 Because by then you are either; too full, 
too tired, too old, too sick, or too dead.
(our trip to Venice, Italy)
If you are in a morning rush and don't
 have time to make your bed, 
the police will not come. 
But do eat something. 
There's always time to eat!

Plan to leave 10 minutes early. 
That way you will leave on time.
Learn to cook for yourself. 
Start with grilled cheese or scrambled eggs 
and go from there. If you cook for others, they will come.
Don't be a picky eater and 
don't raise picky eaters.
Every few years give the foods you
 won't eat a second chance. 
That's why I now love to eat capers, cilantro
 and mangos. It took some convincing. 
This way everybody will happily feed you.
Every Day: have a good laugh, 
have a good meal,
have a good hug (dogs count).
Have a moment to appreciate a sunset,
or anything in nature.
Take time to smell the roses.



  1. All true. I just may have a hard time remembering to always replace the $50. I love your bed head-board. It is just beautiful. Hugs to the pups. Deb

  2. Perfect post. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

  3. All so true! and cute too. My grandfather would point out that you forgot one thing, a nickle for a phone call (that was 35 years ago!) Thanks for the fun-Tig

  4. Such good advice! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. You are spot on with every single one of these tips, Rita! :) Must be that we were both raised by some really GREAT parents! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  6. Great advise. Thanks and have a great week!

  7. This is just the perfect blog post! I agree wholeheartedly! Especially that dogs count. Blessings to you!

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  9. All so true. I especially like the one about doing things now-don't wait or save anything for later!

  10. How true, how true. I first have to find the $50 to hide in my wallet. I was just a year since I retired, hubs retired 2 years ago and still adjusting to our "retirement" income. Not difficult, but just not as much cash flow for a house that needs a whole lot of fixing up One thing I do like to do is stop and smell the roses. As far as bathroom, i always need to know where the next one is. Cute post! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  11. Great tips!!...I especially use the bathroom tip!! LOL!

  12. Thanks for the tips. I follow most of them especially the bathroom one (Mom said the same thing). I will add the others to my MO now. Especially good to know the police wont come if I fail to make my bed each morning. : )

  13. love your advices.

  14. Thank you for this post, I enjoyed it.