Monday, March 17, 2008

Blooming Blab

It was tackle a mountain of laundry day,so when Piglet pinched me I was surprised. Ah ha, but my flip flops were green! I forgot it is St. Patricks Day today. I learned the hard way as an elementary school kid to never ever forget. I am not a student, thank God! Life is hard enough without homework. At my age I can still have that random nightmare of showing up for a college class midterm and missing all the other classes; knowing zip, nada, nothing. Yes, that is anxiety. For years I could feel headgear in my dreams and be hunting for that lost retainer,...
Once we established what special day of the month it was, and quit pinching me, (green shoes do count),it was a spectacular day. Spring has sprung! It is so pretty outside. The Bradford Pears are in full bloom and they are everywhere. The Redbud's are blooming and the daffodil bulbs are nearly finished. This little bit of perfect weather is short in Mississippi but our spring, and fall are lovely. Even if last year it seemed like we had 10 months of heat.
In between loads of wash, the dogs and I went for a walk around the lake. I let them off the leash for a run and a swim. Miss Piddles is nuts about water. Axel likes it too, but the puppy is crazy silly splashing around in that lake.
We came home to a mailbox full of goodies. I won a funny story contest over at Peaches blog and my gift card arrived. A copy of "Murder Mayhem and a Fine Man" by Claudia Mair Burney also came today. Celebrate good times come on! Can't wait to sit down with that, she is adorable.
I have been finding so many wonderful blogs out there, it's like an ocean of groovy gals. Something has happened to me during this process. I tend to be a negative thinker. It's never occurred to me before that we are surrounded by negative media, news, and all that blab. Duh, my favorite color is clear. BUT since finding all of these really wonderful women out in the wild blue yonder, my attitude is distinctly more positive! How can the world be grim with so many lovely ladies in it? There are moms and grandmas, gardeners, cooks, photographers, artists, music lovers, and comedians, everywhere. You are good at it too. There are inspiring people at our fingertips and it's an endless sea. How wonderful is that? My kids would say, " it's stinkin cool"! What a delightful surprise. Our world is full of people who are making the place they live in more beautiful. They are impacting families and friends, communities and through these websites, the world at large. It almost seems like an example of eternity. We can't number the grains of sand on the beaches, and these creative women who love words and beauty are as inexhaustible. Now put that in your pipe and smoke it. One can't be too full of doom and gloom when the collective whole are making their little corner of the world a better place. Blooming where you are planted just quit being a cliche and moved into the realm of real. Now that is stinkin cool.


Anonymous said...

I want it to be spring! We've got ice and snow still on the ground. I can't plant any flowers until after Mother's Day... sigh. But... in July you'll be wishing for our weather, LOL!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Awesome post !!! I have always been the glass is half full gal but even we eternal optimests have blah days and thats when the bloggers out here pick us up! I am so blessed to have so many great women and a couple men to pick me up when I am down!

MaBunny said...

Great mental images you brought up while I was reading your blog. Here in Dallas TX it can't make up its mind weather wise. But I can see a hint of spring.
Just dropped in to say a quick hiyas and get back to my lunch then more spring cleaning.