Words make you think a thought.
~ E. Y. Harburg
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
American – Musician April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981
It was wonderful to have a birthday on Good Friday.
My grandchildren and sons were able to fly kites in the afternoon. Although it was much colder than we thought we loaded everyone up and went to the High School. The football field there was excellent for kite flying. A red shouldered hawk even decided to join the kites. We should make this an annual tradition. ❤
All of my family were able to get together for turkey supper.
Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes.
If everyone does some good,
~ Jackie Chan
think of what a good world this will be.
Chinese – Actor Born: April 7, 1954
Time to celebrate another trip around the sun.
66 is a blessing I thought I’d never see.
So, I’ll count my blessings with my family and friends to begin.
They have supported me through thick and thin.
And challenged me to be the best I can.
My mother died at 43, so I consider every day another blessing. Thanks to modern medicine and cholesterol reducing medications.
My father died at 63 of small cell cancer. I quit smoking at 40. Although he was a smoker, his cancer was probably from his work environment. He worked in high risk environments to ensure his family was provided for.
I was lucky enough to work at Canada Post and thank them every month when I receive my Pension cheque, for allowing me to retire at 55. I had the privilege of working with amazing people.
The most wasted day of all
~ Nicolas Chamfort
is that on which we have not laughed.
French – Writer April 6, 1741 – April 13, 1794
Some days there seems to be not enough time to do everything.
I’ve been busy getting the “got tos” done.
I couldn’t keep Patsie, so we found a new home for her and she is doing well. Living in the lap of luxury with lots of love and care.
I finally got to plant my tomato seeds in the greenhouse. The greenhouse has some minor damage from hail storms (small holes), but still keeps the temperature warmer than outside. The seed starting pads work. Now just to wait for the seeds to germinate and grow.
Today I have cupcakes to bake, shopping to do, cleaning to do and getting ready for the family Good Friday supper tomorrow.
I still need to go for a walk and take pictures of the flooding of the muddy Sydenham. Hopefully the river doesn’t go over the road.
Now to fit in some exercises.
The advice I would give to someone
~ Eddie Murphy
is to not take anyone’s advice.
American – Comedian Born: April 3, 1961
No good deed will go unpunished.
After saving Patsie from the side of the road we returned home with her.
She is now walking and starting to take note of her surroundings. Harold has fallen in love with her.
Only to find out that our grandson is deathly allergic to dogs that shed hair. He actually has to use an EpiPen and get to ER within 15 minutes. We’re just lucky that Rickie is a non-shedding dog so my grandson is OK with him. At any rate, we have to re-home her. Today she is going to live at my step-son’s place with 3 other rescue dogs. I know she will be safe, loved and well cared for. She will also enjoy the company of the other animals in her new home.
It really is the only thing to do.
I’m so grateful that my step-son wants her and she won’t be going to a stranger. At least we can go to see her and continue to see her improvements.
I hope there is a special kind of hell for people who neglect animals as she was neglected. I would scoop her up again in a heart beat. No dog deserves to not be fed, deprived of water and neglected. Her nails were so long she could no longer walk. The groomer said leaving nails like that can actually break their legs as well as make their feet misshapen. Just imagine walking on high heels backwards with your toes 6″ off the ground and your heels on the ground. How long could you do it? Now imagine you had no choice.
It’s not what you do once in a while,
~ Jenny Craig
it’s what you do day in and day out
that makes the difference.
American – Businesswoman Born: April 2, 1971
It’s so nice to be home again.
I hired my sister to clean my house before I got back. What a wonderful luxury to come home to a clean house.
I put my car keys in a safe place and it took an entire day before my husband helped me find them. They were in a box in my bedroom dresser. So glad he was able to find them. I love my little car and it is so nice to be able to drive it again.
I love imperfections.
~ Lady Gaga
American – Singer Born: March 28, 1986
The count down is on. 3 days ’til we start the journey home.
Yesterday I packed up my art supplies and cleaned the “Spare room”. Harold took his tricycle apart and we packed the first 1/3 of the truck box. The little refrigerator is clean and taken to our friends’ shed for storage. So is my bicycle. The afternoon was spent in the pool because it was too hot to do anything else.
Today the dogs go to the groomer. Rickie will get the whole works and Patsy will have her nails done.
This morning is the last day I go to TOPS in Florida. I’ve managed to not gain 5 lbs during my stay in Florida.
I’ve been exercising 4 days a week and feel better than I have in recent memory. Now to continue the work on my abs when I get home.
The more you read,
~ James Patterson
the better you get at it.
American – Author Born: March 22, 1947
On our return trip from St Cloud we stopped at Kissimmee FL to see the Monument of States. A stone collection from a traveler turned into a huge monument. Many people collect stones from places they visit, but this is the largest collection I’ve seen.
Photograph the world as it is.
~ Mary Ellen Mark
Nothing’s more interesting than reality.
American – Photographer March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015
Many birds start out one colour then mature to another. Juvenile Blue Herons are white and often confused with great white egrets. White Ibis start out as brown and change to white as they mature.
Young women go through many changes as puberty progresses.
In the State of Florida it will be illegal to talk to girls under grade 6 about menstruation (unless they may show signs of it) and human sexuality . So how many young girls will undergo traumatic bodily changes without knowing what is happening? or be sexually abused without knowing how to describe intercourse? What a major step backwards in a forward thinking country. How many girls will get pregnant without knowing about their own body functions? And in a state where they are trying to make abortions illegal? Even the morning after pill will no longer be available in Florida.
Girls can start menstruating as early as 9, but you can’t teach them about their monthly cycles until Grade 6 (they are 11). Women everywhere should be outraged by this law.
At the same time you have commercials during prime time about the size of tampon required?
Wake up and smell reality people.