Thursday, October 31, 2019

13 Reasons Witches Rock! New Recipe Added!

That time of year again!

       
     This is a post that I try to share every year for Halloween.  Although, the first time was right before the 2016 Presidential election.  No matter, witches will always have my utmost admiration and respect.  Happy Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Read This Before Your Next Restaurant Visit!


   
    With holidays right around the corner, I'm reposting, a post I wrote in 2013, NAT'L WAITERS & WAITRESSES DAY!
     The new, features a few more points, as well as more cartoons from my husband, Davis Jaye.  If you would like to contact him for a freelance job, click on his name, and you will be whisked away to his online portfolio.  It's extensive.  Also, check out his cartoon website, The Squirrel's Nest.
   

Time moves on but some things never change.

     Notably the need to make money, to PAY BILLS.  Especially while raising the next generation, paying for their food, clothes, activities, etc.  Working in restaurants and bars as well as other service jobs, are the way, many people these days, are attempting to do just that.  This is an attempt to shed some light on what may not be "the world's oldest profession"; but trust me when I say that by all accounts, it sure feels like a close relative at times.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What We Can Learn From This Photo


I am still in awe over the photographer, Martin Le-May's ability to capture this image.

You learn after reading a bit that this wasn't a case of mismatched pals on a joy flight; the weasel was attacking the woodpecker, hoping for a meal.  The quoted wildlife expert explained, "the female weasel weighs less than a Mars Bar, but is ferocious as a lion."

WOW!

I think there's a lot of inspiration to be taken, given the facts.


From the Woodpecker's perspective:

~Never underestimate the element of surprise.

~Know your assets; don't be afraid to use them.

~ Cute and cuddly (as is "pretty" or "handsome") are descriptions of the physical; not the character.

~When in doubt, go for the loop de loop.  Weasel vomit washes off.

~When you see a chance, take it. 

~Never give up; it's not over until it's over.

~Do whatever it takes to fly another day.

From the Weasel's perspective:

~Know what you want, and go after it.

~Hold onto your dreams.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

To The Class of 2019!


       I wrote this in 1986 when I was graduating high school.  I don't think I finished it till the summer, so I don't think I had the opportunity to share it with many friends.  I loved high school, and I remember being sad, about leaving and nervous about starting the next chapter of life.  The uncertainty of what would happen when close friends who had seen me through so much, scattered.  I am blessed to be able to say that I am still in touch with many of them.
      As graduation rolls around again, I thought I would share it here on Sadie's.  Hope you enjoy.


The Graduation Poem

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Testicle Crushers UNITE!



This post was published two years ago.  Sadly, it's time to post again. 
Extreme? Hmmm...

If you don't know what stilettos have to do with crushing testicles, READ HERE.     Or HERE.

But really, it's not extreme when you consider, that in this day and age, the fact that 200 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS have endured the horrors of FEMALE GENITALIA MUTILATION WORLD WIDE. 

IN CASE YOU'RE NOT A MATH MAJOR... Given that our population is roughly 7.5 Billion, so roughly 3.75 billion of them are female...

THAT MEANS 1 IN 18 FEMALES HAVE BEEN SLASHED.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

©Susan Jaye 2013
Happy Mother's Day!    .

In 1994, I was fed up with Mother's Day cards.  Every card I saw, either said something snarky or sappy, and nothing came close to saying what I wanted to say.  So, I wrote one myself; a sort of poem to my mom that served as that year's card.  She loved it, and kept it in her bedside table. 

She died in 2005.  We had a wonderful and fun bond, and I will always consider her, my first great, love.

As I am a mom now, I continuously try to build a good relationship with my daughters. 
So, in honor of moms everywhere, both present, past and future I share my Mother's Day card.
For me, it's as true now, as it ever was.

To Mom
There have been countless times when I told that I loved you,
Countless times that I've thanked you for being there and being my mom.
But in case there are times when I don't or won't say it, I want you know always
What I feel in my heart.

You raised me to laugh and to sing songs on a swing set.
You opened the door to the world of make believe;
a world of Mable and Charles and Pokey the Puppy.
You protected me from the Wicked Witch of the West and the Abominable Snowman;
yet encouraged me to see that I was strong enough to face them alone.
You showed me the warmth and the comfort of a thunderstorm as well as the sun.
You held me and helped me through times of tears,
Whether it was a broken toy or a broken dream.
Then helped me to find the courage to pick up the pieces and create something new.
As I grew and life became more interesting and complicated,
You were there to share, to listen, always with an open mind and an open heart.
Because of you, I never learned to lie- I never needed to.
I knew whatever I did, no matter how it was judged by others,
It would be accepted and loved by you, for it was part of my journey to discovering me.

Through this unconditional love I have been set free. Free to live without the need for secrets to create lies, and free to love others as they are, not who I wish for them to be.
And free to be all that I can be, in each moment of my life, perfectly me.

                                                                                                Thank you, all my love.


Here are some quotes about Motherhood from different sources.

"Mothers are all slightly insane." - J.D. Salinger

"If evolution really works, why do mothers only have two hands?" -Milton Berle
(My thought on this one- Early on in when I became a mom, I thought it would be helpful to be born an octopus, giving me eight hands; till the "mommy brain" cleared, and I realized that would mean that I would have octopi as offspring, thus, defeating the purpose.  Please see: Ever Feel Like This?)

"Having kids-- the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, reponsible human beings--is the biggest job anyone can embark on." -Maria Shriver

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That's his."
- Oscar Wilde

"A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principle may call at any minute to report that her child has just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium." -Mary Kay Blakely

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition in the ironies and the absurdities.  Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight." -Barbara Shapiro

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." -Elaine Heffner


Happy Mother's Day.