So for today and always, until we meet again… I’ll be missing you. Happy Birthday, Scott! Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Pin It
Be careful how you judge others.
Back in 1557, a man by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a book called "A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry". In April's husbandry (the cultivation or production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming), he included this saying: Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. This quote has prompted many poems, but one of my favorites is in the form of a song, "April Showers", first introduced by Al Jolson in the Broadway musical Bombo, written by Louis Silvers (music) and B.G. De Sylva (lyrics). (I have added pictures from my recent trip to Salt Lake City.) April Showers Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,When the sun gives way to April showers,Here is the point you should never miss. Though April showers may come your way,They bring the flowers that bloom in May. So if it's raining, have no regrets, Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)And where you see clouds upon the hills, You soon will see crowds of daffodils, So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,Whenever April showers come along. And where you see clouds upon the hills, You soon will see crowds of daffodils,So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,Whenever April showers come along. For you listening pleasure, here are some YouTube links to
But I'll be back soon. CHA is calling me and I must go. I'll be returning with lots of great ideas and hopefully some great adventures to tell about! Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Pin It
I'm writing this on a new Christmas IPad. Megan has hijacked this and discovered that she is much faster at typing on this than mom is. She is a speed demon and can beat anyone. She is number one. Everyone wishes that they could be as great as Megan. All hail the Queen. Bow down. Laundry day see you there. Under things tumbling. Wanna say love your hair, here I go mumbling. With my freeze ray I can stop the world. I love you mommy. Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Pin It
A little YouTube video to inspire you...and no, I didn't make the video!
It's time to play "the glad game"!
I recently read this article: "If you remember much from your high school history classes about the founding of this country, you know there was a great deal of controversy about what type of government the newly independent states should create. The first effort, the Articles of Confederation, was generally regarded as a failure. But what should replace them? Each state sent a group of representatives to meet in Philadelphia and hammer out a new agreement. The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended, eager to learn what had been produced behind those closed doors. As the delegates left the building, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got?” With no hesitation, Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Article by Chip Wood, read the full article here. I don't get too political…most of the time. Voting is more important today than anytime in recent history. Today is not the day to leave it to others. A single extra vote can make ALL the difference. I am shocked that they are expecting only a 40% voter turn out. The country can only be as successful as the policies of the polititians we elect. So make the effort: go VOTE*! *Many of you may have heard about the Federal Highway
A favorite gift for newlyweds, do YOU have a Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, and if so...what year? Do you still use it?
Somehow Megan talked me into going back to the fair…and this is a little of what we saw - There are rides that look like bugs … and all sorts of animals. I'm not sure if the below is an alpaca or a llama, but it's being groomed to be some sort of mutant poodle! There are wonderful animal creations that don't breathe or smell bad either! There are games with prizes… can you tell why Megan liked the prizes here? There are friends at Home and Hobby… …and fun memories of Mike and Tom's first official job. There are lots of bright, shiny things! I'm not sure, but I think there are more food vendors here than anything else! Hmmm…what to try first? I think someone in the planning office of the fairgrounds has shares in an oil company…and not the kind that you drill for…because everything seems to be deep fried! We had to take the bait…or should I say chocolate covered bacon – it was actually pretty good, although not something I would try at home! We HAD to try the fried butter…what says heart attack better than fried butter? You have to sort of lean forward while eating the butter…it is melted and drips right out! I think that our favorite was the Australian Potatoes…smothered in ranch and cheese sauce. I will try and get a picture of that next