Redwing Blackbirds, Blue Bonnet Fields, and wild flowers...
1. Thursday marks the first day of spring...to celebrate would you rather plant a garden or go for a walk in the woods? Would either of those activities be possible on Thursday where you live? Either or, huh? Well, I like doing both. And around here Spring is the BEST time of year for walking and gardening. Before it gets too blazing hot to do any kind of labor outdoors. Let's see...choosing between back ache and just enjoying a leisure time walking. I think I'll choose walking in the woods. And yes, it's possible to do either, year 'round almost, in fact.
3. We often think of spring as a time for new beginnings. What's something you'd like to start doing this spring? I had to get rid of a lot of rose bushes the past couple of years that perished in the extreme drought we had. Blight. Watering restrictions, etc. So, I plan on beginning a new rose garden this Spring. Hopefully we'll be able to water again since the reservoir is filled to capacity.
4. Where do you like to sit in a movie theater? When did you last sit there, and what were you watching? In the BACK row so there is no one jibber-jabbering behind me!!!
5. When you meet someone for the very first time, what do you want them to think about you? Liking me for who I am.
6. March is frozen food month (yes, really!). Besides ice cream (gotta make you think a little) what's your most often purchased frozen food item? It's a toss up between frozen orange juice and Red Baron Pizza Breads I always like to have the pizza breads in the freezer in case of days/nights I don't feel like cooking. They're large and filling...and TASTY.
8. Insert your own random thought here. This is a LONG random this week.........
For the last 22 years, my sister and I have been setting aside one day of the year to honor sisterhood!! [Reminds me of the movie from a while back Ya Ya Sisterhood, lol] Anyway, long ago, my very own, only sister was having a tough time. As we talked on the phone for hours, she on the western slope of Colorado and me on the front range, I came up with the idea to share a bit of extra attention and loving ways. The next day, I set out to find her something special; beginning with a 'thinking of you' card. I then got the idea of buying two identical fluted champagne glasses. And more little trinkets to send along with her special package. I also, ordered over the phone a bottle of champagne from a local liquor store in her town...to be hand delivered on the day I set up. On the card, I suggested that we go outdoors with our champagne glasses a 8 pm. At the time we were both in the same time zone. Synchronizing our clocks at home, I went out on the deck and faced west. Sharon, my sister, was to go out on HER deck and face east. We then toasted to "Sisters' Love"!!
...and that's how it started. It's now been twenty two years. Times have changed for me a bit. Bud retired. We moved to a warmer climate and Sharon remained on the western slope. We now live in two time zones, but we still synchronize our clocks. I go out on our patio, face northwest, and salute my sister with my matching champagne glass. She does the same. I go out at 8:30PM and she reciprocates the same gesture at 7:30PM. Not only do we toast each other this way, we also send small gifts. Sometimes flowers, other times trinkets, perhaps a book, etc. Just knowing what we both like.
This year, I don't know if it's my age or what, but I went into Mardel's Christian Store in hopes of finding something to do with a Sister's Prayer!! I hit the jackpot!! I found a book mark with a sister theme. Sharon belongs to a book club, so I thought "perfect". Then I perused the store more and found some luscious, very fragrant sachet. Along with that, I found a rear view mirror ornament for sisters and then the only other thing I found was a bracelet with Sister's Prayer!!! The bracelet wrist band has the prayer etched in the silver. The package with the sister's prayer also has the same prayer on a card [billfold sized]. The bracelet, I bought TWO. One for me, and one for Sharon. And on the special card sent along with the gift package --I informed her we're to both wear the bracelet all day...and the years following on Sister's Day.
Etched on the bracelet it reads as follows:
- A sister's love is unconditional. Wants the best for each other. It's a love that will always defend!
Hope she likes it all!!
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