Today’s things have nothing to do with each other.
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. I can’t help but wonder what kind of nation we would be if he had not been killed and I thought his ability to empathize with others made him a truly amazing human being. Perhaps these words will be a balm for your day. They remind me that each one of us does have an impact!
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest of walls of oppression and resistance. RFK
Yesterday we had 4 yards of mulch delivered! And while 4 yards is less than 6, it is still a ton of work to get it all moved from this pile to the garden beds. We did not quite finish yesterday so I have a bit more to do this morning. It’s so much work but, I just love how nice the beds look with fresh mulch… oh and having a good audio book to listen to also is a huge help, as were the temps only in the 60’s all day!
Today I go to the salon for the second installment of “I am not coloring my grey hair anymore” which means I am getting my grey hair colored. However, I think this might be the last ‘regular’ installment. I am hoping that all future installments just mean a few ‘foils’ here and there as I finish the transition. Maybe I am overly hopeful, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it!
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Your mulch pile, there in the center of your driveway, looks like Incentive to me. (As in . . . should you ever want to get in or out of your driveway again!) I’m so glad the weather cooperated — because moving mulch is much easier when the weather is cool and dry. 🙂 Bet your gardens look wonderful.
How I struggle with when to stop coloring my gray! I’ve talked about it, but just haven’t begun the process yet…maybe this fall!
I considered coloring my hair as I began turning grey but never got around to it. Hope the transition goes well.
My heart has been hurting all week with this anniversary of RFKs death. I remember the hope we had and the pain of knowing the impact his death would have. We now live in the “if only” world he left behind. Good luck with your transition. I’ve moved into the difficult range of “salt and pepper”. It’s rather dowdy, but I’m never going to go for color.
Oh, I’m looking forward to making that transition myself … I’ve been coloring my hair since my 20’s and boy could I think of lots of things I’d rather do with that time and money! I’ve actually stopped coloring twice – once when Katie was a senior in high school; she asked me to color again so I wouldn’t have gray hair when I took her to college. and again when I retired (in 2010); Marc asked me to color again (one of the very rare fights we’ve had and maybe the only one he ever won 😉 I hope to try again in a few more years. we’ll see!
Glad those temps cooperated for your mulching party! I stopped coloring my hair some years ago. It became too much of a bother to always have to do it (my hair grows very, very fast) and expensive too! I’d rather buy yarn.
You certainly lucked out with the weather yesterday — it was perfect for doing a lot of gardening work!
I am going gray and not at all bothered by it, much to the chagrin of my mother and our shared hairdresser. I don’t want to start coloring it because then I’ll need to keep doing it, and frankly I don’t mind how it looks! Now, if only my skin could get the memo that I’m not a teenager anymore …
I remember that we were on the way to my grandparents’ cottage when the news about RFK was announced; will never forget.
I have a lot of hair and it’s thick, I already spend 1.5 hours in the chair just for my regular cut/style… I’ve got no extra time to spend on color or curls! (I did my time with highlights & perms back in the day; never again!) I hope you LOVE your gray!!
I often wonder, too, what our world would be like if RFK had become president and lived to a ripe old age. I think temps in the 60s sound pretty good for moving mulch around! And – I am NOT coloring my hair. The grey is coming in naturally and I don’t mind it. Dale even thinks it’s sexy.
Man – that is one big pile of mulch. I am glad the weather cooperated for hauling it to the garden beds. I inherited my Mom’s very-late-to-turn gray hair. I have a little gray coming in but long ago decided to let it gray as it will. I’ve earned the gray. I hope your transition goes well.
that’s a lot of mulch! I’m glad I’m not moving it 🙂 Good luck with the transition of the hair – I’ve been trying to find the sweet spot of how much layering I like. I keep changing my mind but the stylist doesn’t mind.