I have loved reading your stories of thoughtfulness – each one is special. I just wanted to point out that I have used Norma as an example only. She is going to benefit from your kindness but think of all the elderly people in your community who might love to receive a card in the mail. (You’d think I was working for Hallmark, wouldn’t you?) I’m going to take away something from this discussion, too. When Mom was in the care center, I knew most of the residents there and now I probably don’t know any of them. I’m going to make a point of visiting.
I can just hear my mom saying to me “Mary, you make so much work for yourself!” I heard it for 50 years and today I thought of it again as I moved more plants into the house. I have gotten so adept at starting and growing these plants that I am drowning in big pots of succulents and other houseplants. I trimmed all the Hoyas and as I was bemoaning all the work, Rick pointed out to me that I was rooting more! I grabbed them all, threw them in the garbage and took the bag to the trash can outside. Enough already!!
If you have a grove you probably recognize these burrs. The minute I stepped off the golf cart yesterday my clothes were covered with them. And they’re not easy to remove. I was getting off the golf cart to look at these strange mushrooms that have popped up. Anybody know anything about these? Are they poisonous?
From the readers:
You might recognize the name of a local reader and friend of mine who comments as Beamer’s Mom – this is Beamer who died suddenly and tragically 2 weeks ago from unknown causes at age 17 months. There are no words for such a devastating loss. Such a handsome lovely dog – his mom says that maybe some little boy in Heaven needed a best friend and Beamer had to go.
Thanks for all your lovely thoughts and words today – this is such a great group of friends isn’t it?
P.S. The chocolates were scrumptious but I can’t have any more unless I want to be size 3XL. Yes, one of the boxes is already gone. 😏