Sunday, November 23, 2014

Things Change

We're back-and-forthing via email (family coming from Los Angeles, Scotland, Milwaukee, Manhattan, Boston)  to plan Thanksgiving dinner.  My query about whether the shopping list should call for whole squash or packages of cut-up chunks brings this response, from someone I still regard as one of the young women: 
It annoys me to pay people to cut up is just not that hard to do.
I'd like to think I felt that way at her age, but I can't remember.  At any rate -- these days I'm the exact opposite of annoyed.  Almost anything is indeed that hard to do, and I'm delighted if I can find someone else to do it.


  1. Back in the day, I'd have said the same as your respondent. However, with increasing arthritis in my own hands, I'm happy to hand off cutting pumpkin or squash to someone else these days myself. How about this: Buy the whole vegetable, and then delegate the chunking chore to a stronger-handed descendant?

  2. Peeling butternut squash is not easy peasy lemon squeezy. It is difficult, difficult, lemon difficult. (Heard that line in some movie, and I just loved it and use it as often as possible!) Good luck with T-Day preparations, wish we could be there with you all. CMS