Monday, February 22, 2010

The Best Way to Start the Day!

Other than waking up next to the one you love, is to have homemade waffles! The picture above is the last waffle made this morning on the Toastmaster waffle iron my paternal grandmother used! My cousin's wife was going to donate it to a thrift store a few years ago but said I could look through the pile first. When I spotted grandma's waffle iron I knew I'd struck gold. Cousin's wife was getting rid of it because "it's old."

Kinda the same thing they do with people except now karma's caught up. They're "getting old" and that's not going over well!

Aging is inescapable unless you die young. So why not savor each stage of your life? Unless you believe in reincarnation, you're not going to be young again anyway. And frankly, who says you'd return as a 16 year-old with a Barbie doll figure or some other fantasy? Personally, I wouldn't want to repeat most of my former years. If given the option, I'd like to live another 50 years to enjoy the life I have now. That's not going to happen so, despite disappointments, mistakes, frustrations or other impediments, I try to make the best of today. Besides, a life not challenged is kind of dull!

Well, time to enjoy that last waffle. Have a great day. Treesong


HermitJim said...

Looks pretty darn good to me! Pass the syrup and butter, please!

Did it MY way said...

Blueberries on the waffle please.

See Ya

Anonymous said...

Waffles , holey moley, my favorite.
I have an ancient waffle iron I got at a yard sale 30 yrs ago and it was OLD then. I think I paid 10 cents for it and at the same time got a never used soft bonnet hair dryer for 50 cents. Still makes A number one waffles. Give me a crispy waffle anytime over a pancake. We make pure maple syrup so they team up well. Beth
And we should enjoy now, and we shold've enjoyed being young more. so I am thinking I may say that when I get older too.....I should've enjoyed being younger, altho 51 is getting up there.

SHARON said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm can I have strawberries on mine? Oh, and a real strong cup of coffee! Just cream, please.

2 Tramps said...

Yes, waffles are a great thing. I picked up two old style waffle irons at yard sales five years ago. They are so much better than what you can find these days. They seem to be much hotter. One is round and the other is retangular. With these two and a newer one that was a gift, we can serve up hot waffles pretty fast!