I love the photo here, and the quote gives me the most wonderful mental picture. :0)
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I’ve told you about some of the books I’ve been reading lately – ones about the White House written by people who worked as support staff for a gazillion years. It’s very interesting to me to get impressions of our presidents, first ladies, and their families, plus what was happening while they were in the White House by people who were loyal to the country and the ‘house,’ rather than one party or another, having to change with each new administration. I’m on my third one now.
I’m also into Nora Roberts – writing as J.D. Robb – in her series of “In Death” books. I have avoided them for years because when I really like an author, I don’t usually enjoy the things they do to ‘cleanse their palate’ before they write another of their more usual style books. I was told by a good friend that this series was one of her favorites, so I bought a used book from Amazon – the first in the series. Now I’m on #4 and hooked. The main character is a strong female detective who impresses me with her character and tenaciousness, as well as her guts.
I told you recently about an author new to me, Douglas E. Richards. He wrote The Cure, and I almost couldn’t put it down. All I can suggest is that you don’t start it late at night if you want to get to sleep any time soon. Since reading that one, my husband told me that he had several of Richards books on his Kindle. Since we have a sharing set up, I was able to ‘deliver’ the other books my husband had to my Kindle Fire. It makes me feel rich to know they’re waiting for me. :0)
Today I’m going to get more plants to put in our garden! I told you recently that we had finished converting our square foot garden into a RAISED BED square foot garden. This was a LOT of work for these old folks, but well worth the struggle. I now have SIX 4’x4′ x 8″ deep boxes on legs, like tables, about my chest height, filled with Mel’s Mix now and marked with string to make the squares. The only thing planted right now is some Georgia Sweet onion sets.
I’m going to get a good number of plants today, since it looks like our area in Arkansas MAY be free from more hard freezes (although the average last frosts aren’t over, according to the books, until April 10th.). I’m going to risk it and get some plants into the ground.
The main thing I want to grow is as many kinds of lettuce and similar plants as I can. I love to go out and cut leaves for our salads at lunch or in the evening. I’ll also be looking for spinach plants, although I usually have trouble finding those. I’ve started some seed on my window sill, but I don’t know if I’ll be successful.
I have celery and spaghetti squash plants I started inside that I’ll transfer to the garden after they’ve spent a few days on the back porch getting used to the outside temperatures. I’ll be looking for broccoli and cauliflower, and I’ll be starting radishes. That’ll be a good start. I’ll take pics to share with you as things come together.
“If you have a Garden and a Library, you have everything you need.”
When I first saw this, I laughed. Then I started thinking.
On its face, I think of trophies for everyone, everyone getting a first place ribbon, being told you’re special every day, etc.
On further thought, I think it’s healthy to feel that we’re each worth the water of which we’re made.
- We don’t have to be able to sell a gazillion albums in order to truly enjoy singing, if only in our own shower. We can sing our favorite songs, full-throatedly and joyfully, not having to worry about what others think of us.
- We don’t have to win a Nobel Prize in order to love discovering something new, a brain-blowing new idea, a new way to create, the solution to a long-standing problem.
- We don’t have to want to win a beauty contest in order to push ourselves to get out of the recliner and onto the yoga mat, or cook something healthy in order to be the best we can be at whatever age we are.
- We are unique if we look at each day as another opportunity to make a difference. The difference doesn’t need to be earth-shattering. If we make one person smile by extending extra kindness, making THEM feel unique, we’ve made a difference.
- We are unique because we each look at the world differently. Some of us remain mired in our past, unable to appreciate that we can lift ourselves up. Some of us are paralyzed with fear, real or imagined, that stop possible progress. Some of us are allowing our worlds to implode, only looking inward. Hopefully, there is a time that we realize we are each uniquely shaping each day, doing the best we can we what we have at the time.
- We are uniquely able to create our own happiness from something deep inside ourselves.
- We are uniquely able to reach out to others.
“Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes.
Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese.
FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.”
Quote credit: Cindy Bassett Thurman on Facebook.
“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” ~ Anonymous
My Wish for You in 2017
“May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires
may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!
In simple words ………… May 2017 be the best year of your life!!!”
“Christmas gift suggestions:
- To your enemy, forgiveness.
- To an opponent, tolerance.
- To a friend, your heart.
- To a customer, service.
- To all, charity.
- To every child, a good example.
- To yourself, respect.” ~ Oren Arnold
Thanks to Bill Lites for his email.