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Writing Workshop: FALL!

September 26, 2014
The remaining vine has a few fruits starting. Yeah! I love fall and I love pumpkins!

The remaining vine has a few fruits starting. Yeah! I love fall and I love pumpkins!

So my front flower beds are a joke. Way back when I hired a landscaping firm to landscape for us and they did a lousy job. The Chief has tried every weed barrier and trick known to man and the weeds are outrageous. Of course the girls and I do not weed and this is horrible because I know weeding would be a way to show the Chief we love him … he usually spends two days when he gets home weeding and trimming back trees.

Last year both of us chucked rotting pumpkins over the rail not really caring where they landed. They sprouted amongst the overgrown weeds! I was so excited and laughing because the vine actually grew up a tree instead of spreading out on the ground. I wasn’t sure we’d get any fruit because the “accidental” spaghetti squash only produced an invasive vine. But lo and behold this week the chief found fruit on the pumpkin vine while he was clearing out the brush and weeds! I stopped him just after he pulled out one of the vines. “No! Please save one of them for me! I want pumpkins! I promise to plant them proper next year!”

The Chief is being nice about the condition of the flower beds this time… maybe because T1 and I actually worked on one half of it and made an effort.

P.S. In addition to weeds, the flower bed has grown corn and sunflowers from bird seed. I wouldn’t be so lucky if I tried to plant a garden…

If you want to know more about Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop, click on that trophy over there….

This week’s prompts:

1.) The first day of Fall is September 23rd, take a photo and share what the first day of Fall looks like in your next of the woods.
2.) Share a quote you love.
3.) Write about an embarrassing moment!
4.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: late
5.) Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest and share the results.

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Life is Short

December 13, 2010

We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Our spouses, our children are not guaranteed tomorrow. A young wife in her 20s dies suddenly of an undiagnosed aneurism. A young woman dies in her sleep while visiting family–only 28, leaving behind a 28-year-old husband and three children under the age of 10. A young man in his 30s dies suddenly, in front of his three children and wife while on a family trip to get ice cream. All younger than me and DH.

Early on me and DH made it a point to just say “See you later” when he ships out, not willing to say Good bye. Every phone call is filled with “I love you” and “I miss you”. DH tells the children every chance he gets–even if they don’t want to get on the phone with him.

Life is too short to be squandered in bitterness, envy, hatred, and filled by hurting others. Yet those bitter and vile people are out there and their words and actions hurt, whether we want them to or not. I guess it is up to us how we choose to ultimately respond and time will help heal the hurt if we let it. Have pity on those poor, miserable souls. Shake your head at the sadness that is their lives.

And then kiss your spouse and hug your children. Send a text message with “I luv u” just because. Value each and every day. Rise above the hurtful actions of others, even when they make you weep. Life is too short to waste precious tears better shed for those who have truly lost and mourn.

I love you, DH, T1 and T2. I hope to be around to see my children grown. But just in case, I will do everything to make sure you know how much I love each of you and how very thankful and blessed I am to have you.

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