Tuesday, March 8, 2011

spring yet?

i just decided to write cause a friend of mine from long ago kinda inspired me--it feels like spring today and i love that

my brother-in-law phil had a heart attack yesterday and i hope maybe the warm sunshine is coming through his hospital window and somehow it will cheer him to know that spring is coming and things will get better <3

i love flowers and fountains and gardens and just about all there is about spring--
frank threw out some grass seed the other day-we had some leftover from last year--and the day after the seeding it poured raining most of the day-so we will see if it takes-

it always seems that i plan so many things we are going to do in the spring and then by summer it's too hot to finish them and many of the plants and flowers and grass die out by june from heat and neglect--

i always think of picnics this time of year--a couple of years ago we went on a picnic just frank, robyn and myself--we drove up to "walton's mountain" and planned to find a good spot to eat--we couldn't so we ended up eating in the parking lot of some gas station--but the picnic stuff was good--boiled eggs, pimento cheese, ham salad and chicken salad sandwiches, cookies, fresh fruit and pickles-it certainly is a fond memory-

it kinda reminds me today of a day in my childhood-a day when my sister martha and i were allowed to have a backyard picnic for our lunch -well the wind was starting to pick up as it does sometimes in early spring--my sister was showing off -walking along the picnic bench when all of a sudden the wind really gusted and blew away her food-as i remember it she didn't get anymore food as mother had warned her to sit and eat--this is the same sister that is in the hospital today with her husband-

i hope everyone gets to go on a picnic this spring and maybe you can even have yours in a park or at least a wooded rest stop--but even if you eat your picnic in a gas station parking lot, i hope you have your picnic with the ones you love--happy early spring <3

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