The road to vindication begins even before we find an opportunity to prove it, only then can we be ready for anything.Between Land & Sea
One Christmas morning the family went skiing (this was our tradition) and my mom stayed behind to “clean up Christmas.” That was code for I’m going to put it all away. As in, when we returned, any indication of Christmas was put away in storage. (She has always been a woman of action.)
With all the décor stored, the only thing remaining was the tree.
She had a brilliant idea. “I could just feed this tree slowly into the fireplace and then EVERYTHING from Christmas would be put away.” She maneuvered the tree into position and started to slowly feed the tree into the fireplace. It seemed like the plan was working. But then, in an instant, she realized the plan was NOT going to work AT ALL. There was a moment of panic and a moment of decision.
You see, the dry needles on the tree were burning faster than the trunk of the tree and the fire was burning the tree faster than she could push it into the fireplace. The details are sketchy – but in the end there were only 3 quarter-sized burns in the carpet.
Thank you mom for being exactly you. Happy Mother’s Day!
If you’re into spring as much as I am, then you’re sure to appreciate National Wildflower Week (May 3rd-9th), when I’ll be spreading wildflower seeds along the front edge of my yard, so later this month passersby can appreciate the flowers as much as the honey bees and butterflies will.
And, speaking of flowers, Mother’s Day (May 9th) is always a big holiday and shouldn’t be missed.
This year, when planning your Mother’s Day celebration, think about everything that the day stands for… not just expressing our gratitude to our own mothers but appreciating mothers of all kinds — from birth mothers to foster mothers, from godmothers to grandmothers, and even mothers whose only children are covered in fur and walk on paws (or fly, or swim…).
Think about what M-O-T-H-E-R means to you and how to convey that to your subscribers, followers, fans, and customers.
And, until next time… May the fourth be with you!
Have a great day! Janet
Our lives have been changed, possibly forever, by the existing situation we are enduring. Task circumstances, college, recreation (sports, concerts, household gathering, wedding celebration, birthday celebration events … the list takes place,) it appears that no part of our lives has actually gone unblemished!
One point that hasn’t changed?
Our support of our StarLoftsPgh residents.
From all of us, we provide you one GIANT group hug.
You have actually kept us going thru these tough times and we appreciate your for it. And we will be right here when life returns to whatever typical becomes … since you’ve made it feasible for us to survive the worst.
Thankful for all of You.
Janet & Charlie