Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 33

The Marathon journey is in its fourth year. Just Enjoy Yourself is the current incarnation. Let’s do it!


On August 13 I did a short Marathon – I have had a busy week and today is especially full of various chores and activities I need to get done, or want to do. So – maybe it was more of a sprint today.

No photos, then, except for this one from my morning walk at the Norristown Farm Park:

And here are a couple of items from today.

Here’s a haiku to go with the above photo.

The horizon line
one deep green row of soybeans
a half-mile away

Just thinking about cake…


Not one more fattening peep out of you
I say to the slice of chocolate cake
lounging on my plate. It smirks.
Two can play this game and so
I fork another big bite into my mouth
well aware that
the know-it-all sitting right in front of me
is going to get right to work
the very second I swallow the bite
do its level best high-calorie damage
patient and methodical and smug.
So there, I say.
Who’s still sitting at the table?
Me or you?
I lick chocolate icing from my lips.

When we moved to our present house 17+ years ago, we had some flooding issues, long since cleared up with various repairs, but the sound of rain on our roof (which has no attic space to muffle it) still worries me. A shadorma.

Behind me
the rain approaches
sweeps across
the flat roof
lines of dominos fall hard
overhead. I flinch.



I hope everyone is well and in good spirits. Thank you for reading!

7 thoughts on “Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 33

  1. I love the chocolate cake poem. As you know, I have been baking a lot during these pandemic months so I have long since accepted that I defeat the cake by eating it but it defeats me by adding significantly to my calorie count for the day.

  2. Chocolate contains polyphenols so it should be okay to eat as much as you like. It also helps to shred stress hormone, so you feel more relaxed. (Don’t tell your doctor I said so). Ha ha ha

  3. I always knew chocolate cake was of great value and now I can add this to my list. I think a chocolate cake is the best food on earth, along with watermelons, cornbread, and meatloaf. Just saying.

  4. I LOVE chocolate cake. I have reached point in life where I am shedding the guilty feeling I always get looking at it, thinking of the calories…how many more years of cake eating do I have left (I hope a lot but who knows) and therefore, I need to make the best of them!

  5. Everything that brings you happiness is golden, Claudia. I’m on board with watermelon juice and baked polenta with a juicy veal steak.πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ€πŸ’ƒπŸ½

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