miscellaneous musings and other fodder ~

 
 
 
 

There's Always A Plan"  quilt top by Marty Mason



"ALL MEN CAN BENEFIT":  that's the title of Chapter nine!  And, it gets better as the chapter progresses.  One of my favorite authors,  Alexander McCall Smith, has a most enlightening series,  No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and I'm now reading novel No. 14 in the series, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon.  Should you choose to read the series, I would start with number 1 as each subsequent novel is layered upon the last. 

Alexander McCall Smith....author of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels


a page out of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Novel, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
 
 
The chapter begins when Mma Ramotswe, the owner of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is reflecting on times in her life when nothing very much had happened.   Such as when the detective agency was first founded and she and her secretary, Mma Makutsi had very little, but busy work, to do.  Mma Makutsi  set up a filing system for the agency during her spare time and one of the filing categories was entitled MEN.
  The category was further subdivided into
FAITHFUL MEN
UNFAITHFUL MEN
GENERAL MEN
UNKNOWN MEN
CLIENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR BILLS
 CLIENTS WHO MIGHT NOT PAY THEIR BILLS
 
Now, how would one know if a client was not likely to pay their bills?  According to Mma Makutsi, the secretary, dishonest people look dishonest and their dishonesty can be ascertained by either close set eyes.....or eyes that are set too far apart!
In either case, the person is going to be trouble.  They will be up to no good.
 
It's such a simple theory, I've asked myself, "Why didn't I think of that?"
This totally changes the way I will begin looking at people.
Oh, My!
Is this a time in my life when nothing very much is happening?
If so, I'll  continue to count my blessings and give thanks for quiet times -
times in which I can read and reflect
and enjoy a time when nothing very much is happening.
 
Oh, by the way, I completed the "There's Always A Plan" quilt top!
I'm not sure how I digressed from a finished quilt top to musing on nothing very much happening....except that my friends ponder on how I have so much time and energy to take scraps and sew them together for an improv quilt block.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 comments :

  1. I love that top. The way you did the sashing is brilliant!

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    1. Brilliant....now that's an adjective not used very often to describe me. Thanks Vicki.

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  2. Marty, I just put a hold on the 1st book the series at my local library - can't wait to get started on it! And I do love that top too! a beauty!

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  3. Thanks Eileen.....I do hope you enjoy the A.M.Smith books. They are often slow reading, but I enjoyed because of the subtle life's lessons that creep in and out of his writings. Happy holidays.

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  4. What a great quilt. So imaginative.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn....Happy New Year.

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