Monthly Archives: February 2020

gotta get over this

I avoided signing up for years. But I have renewed two times now. I’m addicted to the gasoline prices and quality. And I get CASH BACK for my purchases.

Great prices and selections on smartphones and hearing aids, with extended guarantees.

I now have a lifetime supply of dried onion flakes, mushroom, and powdered garlic. Pouches of cooked rice ~ microwave for 90 seconds, and multi-vitamins.

My addiction extends to community sized bags of salad mix and grapes and avocados, which dominate my menu for days and days; and boxes of soy milk and school lunch cartons of whole milk for my coffee and Molly Katt. So heavy I can’t move them. Last time I brought back the plain Soy milk I realized I already had almost 20 of the boxes in my pantry. Had to ask the neighbor to move the box to my storage shed. And, I pledge never never to do that again.

I sorted out my freezer a few days ago. Who knew that I could fill an entire shelf with mixed frozen vegetables. I need to sort it more often, so i will know what’s in it.

Every year I pledge to let the membership lapse, to stay away.

But, who knew, my lifetime supply of toilet paper is almost depleted, packages of batteries are on sale, and it’s time to get the printer ink cartridges refilled.

Bye, gotta go to Costco!

Quoting Einstein

A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish it, but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.
~ letter 12 February 1950 from
Albert Einstein to Robert S. Marcus on the death of Marcus's son from polio.

I found this remarkably clear and simple