Monday, April 30, 2012

Roads

It has always surprised me about the roads I chosen in my life. It never ceases to amaze me the directions I have taken. When I was little, I never saw myself growing old and yet here I am almost 64. Don't panic, Margaret....it is still several months away.

I use to dream of having a farm. I did that until I spent a day with a Vet. That cured that dream but quick. Then I thought I would live up in the mountains....but I really hate the winters when it is icy and cold. I once thought I could be a photographer but then I say my nephew Isaac's photos. I thought being a travel agent was cool but the internet kinda made them unnecessary so there you have it. Oh well.

Don't get me wrong. I've done some very cool things. I have taken some of the most incredible trips and taken some pretty good pictures of my own. I met some wonderful people and have been blessed to have them consider me their friend. I met the most marvelous bunch of ladies who love to play softball. I found my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ and I am please to have Him as a major part of my life.

Best of all, I have a terrific family. My Sister and Brother are my two dearest friends. My cousin, Margaret, is compass who keeps me on good course. Please note, I did not say straight....just good.
I am a lucky lady for sure.     

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thanks, Dad



Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. It is strange but I found myself thinking about him alot lately. We've lost a few members of the family recently and suddenly family seems more precious.

My Father was not a great communicator. He found it difficult to express his feelings which made me feel like he didn't care. I know that is not the case but I thought it was when I was growing up. My cousin, Nyia, thinks he may have had aspergers which means he didn't relate to people well. That would certainly explain a lot of things.

I know he tried to be a loving Father and I truely feel that for the most part he did succeed. Thanks for trying. Dad. Your efforts were and are appreciated.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Too Much Information





My father was a gardener. He knew the names of most of the flowers that grew in his garden. He even knew the names of some of the weeds that grew there. Me....I do not know flower names. There are some I recognize because I learned them from my Dad
but the rest? NO !









So I have seen these little guys most of my life and I didn't know their name. I decided to look them up on the internet. Every time I would ask Yahoo, it would direct me somewhere else....like telefloral companies. I tried Google....same thing. Everywhere I tried, I got what I didn't need. Finally, victory. I tried Bing.





At least it didn't redirect me somewhere else. Between commercials and redirects, the internet is becoming a big pain in the tosh.






Oh, by the way.....these are called Grape Hyacinth.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Little Ray Of Sunshine.









A Little ray of sunshine has descended on us. Her name is Evie. She has come down for Easter and already things seem better. How does she do it? She just glows....all over.












I think King Arthur said it best in the musical, Camelot. He had just sent the page, Tom, who had come to fight back to Camelot to tell the stories of the Round Table so that the good that was wouldn't be forgotten. His friend, Pellinore, asks "Who is that, Arthur?" Arthur answers "One of what we all are, Pelly. Less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea. But it seems some of the drops sparkle, Pelly. Some of them do sparkle!"

That's our girl. She do sparkle.