Well, today was the first day of the Chinese Year Of The Dragon and I decided to start the day with a hearty breakfast to become strong like a dragon.
Wow, there was nothing like the original Quaker Puffed Wheat and Rice. It was actually shot from guns, and it even said so on the front of every box. And the back of the box with filled with colorful cutouts that you could assemble and collect to make entire Yukon mining towns and Indian villages. And sometimes you would even be able to assemble Sgt. Preston’s entire dogsled with his lead-dog Yukon King in the lead. Boy, you had everything you needed to recreate each evenings radio adventure in full color right on your kitchen table. Now that was living!
Don’t know what happened to Quaker Puffed Wheat or Rice … they just disappeared from the grocery stores about the same time grocery stores were replaced by stupidmarkets. I understand you can still buy them by the case on Amaz*n, but I don’t know how they would be able to deliver that to my Kindle.
So I have to settle for the giant generic plastic bags of puffed rice and wheat. Does taste the same though, guess that’s because they don’t have the BIG GUNS to shoot the rice and wheat grains out of.
I’m a purist, I can’t eat cereal with the fruit in the bowl because the fruit will make the mile sweet and I don’t like sweet milk. That’s why I never eat sweetened cereals.
I received a collection of twelve different teas for Christmas, and each morning I start the day with a different variety of tea. Today it was French Vanilla, and I drank it while I worked the Mensa Puzzle of the Day from the calendar I also received for Christmas. Today’s puzzle had you looking for a common English phrase that contained one of the signs of the Chinese zodiac. I got them all except for the one that was seemingly powerful one who is actually weak.
I don’t put the seed in a bird feeder since all the birds do is fight for a position at the feeder … where they knock all the seed out of it … which they then end up eating off the ground anyway. Besides the empty hulls will make mulch under the trees. Since the Colorado Spruce and the Red Cedar trees got big enough for nesting I have six cardinals, two pairs of mourning doves, a clutch of chickadees, two different species of sparrows and a number of mocking birds. I’m hoping to attract a Missouri Bluebird … a bird I have never seen off the state license plate.
I also noticed the daffodil bulbs are sprouting already. I’m hoping for snow to keep them from budding too soon. I also discovered Mlle. Renee carried my old slipper out in the yard to play with again.
It was just another dried seed pod from the catalpa tree on the adjacent property.
Then I went in to do the laundry I’ve been putting off for the past week.
And all because I started off with a dragonesque breakfast of mock puffed wheat. Tomorrow it’s puffed rice … mock of course!
Cheerios, milk, fresh strawberries and my Mensa Puzzle Calendar puzzle of the day. This is the way I usually start each day, creatively feeding both mind and body. I received the calendar as a Christmas gift and I’m actually pretty good at solving the puzzles … about 97% of the word puzzles, 85% of the graphic or image puzzles and 30% of the math or equation puzzles. So don’t ask me to figure out my overall puzzle success rate.
Be creative and give it a try yourself.