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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Last Thursday we got our vegetable gardens all planted. It was a long day’s work, but it was a very good distraction so the worry about Sherman did not overwhelm me. It got me thinking about things I do to avoid being overwhelmed by something else. Okay, confession time… there are even things I do so I can avoid doing something I don’t want to do at all (i.e. procrastinating.)
Gardening is one of my favorite early morning things to do. No phones, no texts, totally unplugged – just me, the dirt, and the plants. It is the best therapy I can think of for highly stressful situations. Plants are wonderful listeners and are completely non-judgmental, and birds riotously singing lifts even the saddest spirit. Even weeds can be a good thing… they are the perfect target of frustrations and aggression. And, last week when my worry level was off the charts, they provided a balm to my ragged spirits with a bonus of a sense of great accomplishment at the end of the day when the garden beds were full of tomatoes, beans, potatoes, and peppers!
Knitting is my super-power, and that is a true fact. I do not like to sit “idle” at all… I am fidgety. Knitting gives my hands something to do and allows me to focus. It helps with waiting, with long car rides, and for those times when I just need to be still. Sadly, it is also the thing that helps me perfect procrastination! Knitting or dusting… I know, it is a tough choice and dusting rarely ever wins!
Audio book reading/listening has really helped me amp up my reading completion numbers! It also is the best companion for walking, or making dinner, or sipping coffee in the early morning. It helps with making beds, and doing laundry, and yes – even knitting! It has also reduced the amount of time I watch television!! And, when I actually do haul out the dusting cloth – a good audio book keeps me company and I am not really focused on how much I dislike the task.
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tipping point noun : the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place
Today’s things are all about tipping points.
I have reached the tipping point of my sweater…you know it, that moment when it suddenly looks sweaterish and there is no stopping the outcome: a finished sweater is in sight! Today’s rain will spur along the finish of the front. It feels so good, this downhill portion of the project!
Last year’s garden had the slow crest to a tipping point and, in fact, we did not even realize we were reaching a tipping point until all the beans and a good portion of the peppers were decimated. Slowly, bit by bit, the rabbits diligently worked their way into the garden – hiding their handiwork behind the wall of raspberry canes. However, dear little bunnies, your comeuppance has arrived! Welcome heavy-duty gage wire! Bunnies!! Your day is over! Long live the beans and peppers!!
And, finally, I believe that this week we have reached the tipping point of this train-wreck of a presidency. Thank God.
And there, Gentle Reader, you have my tipping points for this week. Want to see more lists of amazing things? Head on over to Carole’s!
Spring has definitely sprung in my little corner of the world. Everything is blooming everywhere you go! But, apparently all this spring springing has awoken other things…
A fear of snakes or “excessive fear of snakes”; also called ophiophobia.
Or, me! Yes, I am terrified of snakes and I realize it is an irrational fear, but there is nothing I can do about it.
I saw not one, but three snakes on our walk yesterday…as in on the path and moving and entirely too close for comfort! Oh, and did I mention they were fairly large? Yeah, there might have been some screaming involved as well.
On a positive note, I did clock in at a much faster pace during yesterday’s walk. So, there’s that. However, I now need to find a new place to walk.
There you have my Three for Thursday. Want to see more? Head on over to Carole’s!