Happy Earth Day! It is with great pleasure that I wish to disclose to Pennsylvanians that we are going to be graced by spring before summer of 2018. There are still mixed messages about the exact date blooms will start AND continue to grow though, but keep the faith!
This is a three part post. If you missed it, here is Part I. Below are parts II and III (where things get brighter). Shine on!
Months had slipped by since we had last spoken, so her unexpected, morning call alarmed me. “Margie? Is that you?” I inquired. Continue reading “Wolf Moon, Morning Boon, Grateful Dead Croon (Parts II and III)”
On January 2, 2018, I took down my 2017 Bruce Springsteen calendar and reflected on the past year. That eve, I thumbed through the pictures of The Boss and pages of my celebrations, holidays, events, and milestones. I wish I could report that I reminisced with a cup of cheer and shouted a “New Year, New Me” proclamation, but you can scratch that from the script. Instead, I continued brooding over last year’s heartaches, the ones I’d erase if only I penciled them in. I ended up building a bridge for unscheduled griefs and leftover letdowns to crossover to and stain my new Peanuts Gang, “Happiness is…” calendar. Continue reading “Wolf Moon, Morning Boon, Grateful Dead Croon – Part I”
This morning, I went down to our family room to look for my glasses. I didn’t find them but was shocked to find something else. While going back upstairs, I was horrified to find a hairy, ferocious, ravenous beast. Continue reading “Eek! I’ve had it with Uninvited Guests!”
Well, ladies, I survived another full moon and so did you! I barely howled this month, yet I’ve been quite growly lately. This Part-Time Sunshine blogger has been swinging through moods like Tarzan in the jungle. It’s distressing because I cannot pinpoint any true triggers. I mean life is good, so why am I such a JUDY MOODY? I’d like to attribute these irritable, sad, irrational spells on something tangible, realistic, and beyond my control. It’s not me; it’s the moon!
Dear Mother Nature,
I want to start by saying I love you and all that you do, but I must voice this complaint from Northwestern PA. Three days ago, the calendar marked the start of spring, yet I woke to a fresh layer of snow. Also you blew my garbage can over, again; you did that two weeks ago and caused me a lot of problems, remember? In case you forgot, read White Trash All Over the Place.
Rebirth! Resurrection! Revival! What a wonder spring is. After slipping, sloshing, and slugging through another Northwestern Pennsylvania winter, I am thankful that we woke to the calendar start of a new season. So long, Winter. Ba-Bye!!! Continue reading “Hello, Springtime Greens. Goodbye, Winter Blues.”
Last week, I got slammed with a case of germ induced cruds: sinus headaches, dizziness, stuffy ears, dripping nose, coughing, and fatigue. After seven days, I took action, laced up and made myself run, OUTDOORS. Continue reading “Get Outdoors!”
March 1st, 2017, certainly came in like a lion, roaring with windstorms and drooling with downpours. Our neighborhood was strewn with broken tree limbs and debris. Our driveway even caught a dismembered piece of soffit from our next door neighbor’s roof. Continue reading “White Trash all over the Neighborhood”