I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Seems like after Christmas I always have a bit of a letdown. I tend to relive the activities and then worry about stuff. I have decided that my problem is for years in my head I've envisioned some sort of Norman Rockwell Christmas. I worry so much about everyone having a good time, getting along etc that I obsess over it. Afterwards, I start thinking..."why did so and so say that?"... "what did he mean by that?"... "Wonder why they did such and such instead of thus and so?" And I'm convinced that mothers of boys tend to get the short end of the stick. Token visits are made to boys side of family while "the real fun" happens at the girl's side. Mercy what is wrong with me? I really am so blessed. Sometimes that ole devil just takes a joy ride with me!
But now that it is all over, I'm ready for some dirt! Oh how I wish I could go plop down in my garden and dig! By far it is the best therapy. I did get a weeping willow tree for my birthday that I need to get planted. If I know my fellow gardeners like I think I do, you all are already thinking of Spring planting too. AAhh, I can just smell the dirt already. Ya'll enjoy the rest of the holidays and later we will "get in that dirt!" Trish
Well, I drove in my driveway from work yesterday after a long dayand I was thinking about how much I have been missing my mama lately. Anyway, the rose bush that I rooted from my mom's bush is planted right by the garage. It's the first thing I see when I turn the car off. It was a cold and really windy day. I took a deep breath and sighed and reached for the door nob of the car door. I looked toward the rose bush and what did I see????? One beautiful red rose waving at me on the bush. Now, it only blooms once a year and that is in May. What in the world? I never even saw a bud on the plant the day before. Then I smiled. I just knew that was from my mama in heaven. Yesterday was my birthday. That was my gift. Say what you will, but I always knew that when this time of life came, that God would give me some comfort through flowers. It was the best gift!! Ya'll have a great day! Trish