This is one of the most pleasant days I’ve enjoyed for a long time. The weather is perfect – it is around 80 degrees but not quite so hot in the shade. There are a few puffs of clouds in the sky, but not enough to block the gentle sun. There is a light breeze and even though school is out for the summer I don’t hear any children yelling and playing. It’s so nice and peaceful that I am going to sit out on the garden bench and just watch my dogs play in the yard for a bit.
For some reason I am craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. I already ate lunch, so having a PBJ for dinner makes no sense. I wonder what brought that craving on?
My favorite PBJ is made with Reese’s brand peanut butter, Welch’s grape jelly and Wonder Bread white bread. If I don’t have any grape jelly, I am happy with Smucker’s strawberry jam. They are both good, but nobody makes grape jelly like Welch’s and that is always my favorite brand of grape jelly.
When I was in school, no one questioned the books that were issued each year by the teachers and sent home with the students for homework. My parents never even looked at a single book that I brought home, never checked my homework or asked what I was working on and certainly didn’t question the schools as to what they were teaching me. I guess they just expected the school board and the teachers to know what needed to be taught and they were trusted with finding the right books to do the job.
That is why I find it so odd that many parents around here are freaking out about teaching the children about evolution or creationism. They even considered legislation about it and passed a law that appears to bring the whole state back to the ignorance and mentality of the Scopes Monkey trial, over 80 years ago. What on earth are these people thinking? We don’t need to go back to the mentality of people from 1925. Have we not learned anything in over 80 years?
One of my good friends always goes to meetings on Thursday nights after work. At first I never questioned what the meetings were about, and he never really expounded on that. It was fine that he went to meetings every week and I knew better then to include him in any plans that might fall on a Thursday because he would not be available.
But like every absolute, we humans like to challenge them on occasion. I imagine that is a big problem for the wives of celebrities, wanting to so something with their spouse or family and being restricted by a schedule. It is always tempting to try to get an exception for one “good reason” or another. But a professional cannot afford the luxury of canceling a commitment or they risk getting a bad reputation for not showing up – and that can be a career killer.