Some day I will quit checking for messages when I walk in the door! Goodbye land line!
Today I got to fulfill a lifelong dream: SKYDIVING! And YES it was AWESOME. Many THANKS to Brandon and all the people at Skydive Greene County. They made today such a wonderfully thrilling experience that I’m thinking that we will do this again. It was a day my son and I will never forget.
A birdseye view of the world!
Stretching my entire body before settling against the chaise lounge chair, I looked up into the star lit night and smiled. From the small table beside me I raised a tall cold glass and toasted the moonlight dancing across the water “To us!” The accomplishments of the day caused a deeper stretch as I enjoyed the coldness running down my throat.
The first sign of Spring at my house are when the daffodils bloom.
Well the Valentines have been put away and the snow is melting. Spring is just around the corner bringing the excitement that comes with the anticipation of warm, sunny days.
I started some seeds indoors for the first time. I guess I will have to wait a few weeks to see if they grow. Have any of you started seeds indoors before? What were the results?
Today the sun came out. Yippee and woohoo I say! What is it like in your part of the world?
Happy New Year to all of you. May you look back at 2012 with fond memories and ahead with anticipation at what 2013 will bring.
A mother says, “I think I’ll throw this old tree out. The lights don’t work anymore.”
A son says, “I’ll take it. I could use a tree in my yard.”
So he takes the tree home, adds a strand of lights and places it in the yard. Then Mother Nature does her part and look at the recycled beauty:
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Of all the horrible pictures we’ve seen from Hurricane Sandy, there was some beauty too!
With all the wind of late I’ve had to keep him inside but had to set him out last night- it was HALLOWEEN!
I feel a chill in the air
T’T’T'T my teeth chatter
Sweaters pulled from the attic
Frost on the pumpkin
Apples heavy in the orchard
Logs on the fire
Lets just say It’s Fall!
Look at the mural that a neighbor painted on her garage door! So many talented people out there……
Finally my child has risen past the ranks of high school graduate and is entering the college faze of his life. And I can get back to writing.
I trust everyone has enjoyed their summer thus far. The flowers are coming along nicely and are a joy to see on my daily walks. So keep the green thumbs working. Coaxing the soil to produce such beauties as the Cora Vinca. Just learned about Vinca’s this summer. They are a delicate looking hardy flower.
As we approach this Memorial Day lets take a moment to reflect on what this day means. Hug a soldier, salute a grave marker and give the respect that is due.
As a flower LOVER I was beginning to wonder how colorful May would be, as of yesterday we really had no rain to speak of so far in April. But after today maybe May won’t be as dreary as I was thinking it would be.
Happy Easter! As we enjoy yummy chocolate bunny’s, jelly beans and too many hard boiled eggs I hope we all remember the reason for this holy holiday. Peace and prayers to you all.
The first day of spring found me preparing the ground where the trellis goes. Each year I string twine from sixteen penny nails I push into the flowerbed to the top of the porch. Making several loops, attaching the twine to the porch with clothespins. In a few months purple Morning Glories and Four O’clocks will have wound their way to the top and it will be beautiful. The only way to top this scene would be an American flag rising out of the sea of purple and green, flapping in the breeze.
Today I tried something new! I drove a dump truck. It was exciting and sort of a dream come true. Having been a professional driver for years it is always nice to try something bigger. And it did not disappoint! I’ll have to come up with a nickname for it. Have you ever named a car? From what I hear Bessie is pretty common. Are all modes of transportation named after females? It would be pretty cool to have a dump truck named after you: Wynnbuilt or Wynnternational…
I have recently come to realize the Lucky Bamboo plant is not from the bamboo family but the orchid species. How deceptive it looks. Either family is okay with me as it is beautiful. Although the ‘luck’ part is debatable it just might be, so I’m going to keep it around for a while. Couldn’t we all use a little good luck?
I stumbled across this in my youth. It is anonymous but like all classics it stands the test of time:
Isn’t it strange that Princesses and Kings and clowns that caper on sawdust rings and common folk like you and me are builders of eternity?
To each is given a book of rules and a bag of tools and each must build ere life has flown a stumbling block or a stepping stone.
“Hello. Is anybody here?” I called out into the empty flower shop. Checking my watch I noticed that the store had closed five minutes ago. I was going to be in hot water if I didn’t deliver the bouquet to the office by six. If the boss hadn’t insisted on fresh orchids for our new client I could have picked them up on my way to work this morning. “Orchids are tempermental,” he’d said. “Get them after lunch.” But of course he’d loaded me up with work and I was just now getting to lunch at six. “Hello,” I called again banging the bell that sat on the counter. Where was the help? I had to get back to work! After waiting for what seemed like an eternity I decided to leave and find another store. But when I tried the door it was locked. Now I was trapped inside. I didn’t notice anyone locking the door. “Hey I’m still in here!” I screamed into the backroom. After an inspection of the store I determined that, save for me, it was indeed empty. Hearing the beep of my cell phone’s alert of a low battery, I sank to the floor. Just great! Figuring that at least I could eat lunch I pulled the brown paper bag out of my briefcase. Eating a smashed PB and J, I actually looked around; seeing for the first time all the heart shaped balloons and roses the shop had to offer for Valentines day. Then it hit me: if you don’t stop and smell the roses, life will make sure you do.
As I turn the calendar over to another month, I laugh as I think that this year is flying by! We’re only one month into 2012 and it feels like so much of the year is gone already. How funny is that? So here’s wishing your Groundhog see’s whatever you want him to, Happy Valentines Day♥ to all and a big Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln and George Washington.
Looking out my window I see the snow covered ground. I am wondering if the kids will have another snow day when suddenly a snowman with big blue eyes is looking back at me. Startled I quickly close the curtain. Peeking out from the edge of the curtain I see him coming towards the window! Being a creative person the headlines start racing thru my head. WOMAN ATTACKED BY SIX FOOT SNOWMAN! I hear a tap on the window and yell ”Melt!” In a panic I race to the door, trying to remember if it’s locked or not. I’m almost there when the door knob starts to shake, he wants to come in! Thinking on my feet I turn up the heat. “Let me in,” he’s yelling. I spy my son pulling in the driveway and my maternal instinct kick’s in. WOMAN AND SON ATTACKED BY SNOWMAN! That can’t be the way it ends. Gathering my courage I swing open the door and collide with the cold snowman. ”It’s about time he’s telling me. I lost my key’s when that snowplow came by.” Only then do I realize its my husband…..
When asked why I used the shooting in The Orchard as the preview I can only say that the shooting its self is not where the wave brakes. It is the act that pushes the wave closer to the shore until finally it breaks leaving behind all the evil that washes ashore during the foggy night.
The question I’m asked most often is where do my story ideas come from? Sometimes it is just as simple as seeing a bird on the fence outside my window. Then you have to let your imagination go…I heard the bird chirping its morning song and knew the time had come for me to get up and face the day. Today’s plans were good ones and promised…
You fill in the rest. What did this day promise?