Thank you thank you thank you!

Hi everyone,

What a birthday I had! Sandy, Robin, and Jeff made every bit of it special. It was truly a day to remember.

To all the friends, family, and loved ones who called, wrote poems, and sent wishes, thank you! I did my best to keep up but at one point I fell behind with my thank-you notes and then Facebook went haywire and I was no longer able to post anything. It was very frustrating. I hope you know that I read and loved each reminder that we all live in the same community.

This morning it’s back in the wheel for me. Lots to do before we head back to Missouri.

Battle of the Bulbs

Hi everyone,

The last two days we’ve enjoyed highs in the 60s so a lot of people have been out working in their yards. For Christmas our friend Elaine Fry gave us fifty tulip and twenty-five daffodil bulbs so yesterday we decided to get them planted.

Turns out to be harder than I’d expected. I took on the planter box in front of the house and worked for an hour and a half digging holes eight inches deep six inches apart and planting one bulb, pointy end up, in each hole. When I finished, I looked at the enormous number of bulbs left in the sacks and figured it will take until spring to finish this job.

Meanwhile Sandy had been working around the corner. This was hard work and I felt a little sorry for her.

“How are you doing?” I called out, so stiff I could hardly climb down from the planter. “I’ve planted six. How about you?”

“Eight,” said my M.O.W.

I decided to let the poor thing rest and take it up again today.

Looking toward the future

Hi everyone,

Sandy and I enjoyed all the comments and good wishes over the past several days. Thank you from both of us. We heard from some friends who don’t often leave remarks so that was an added treat.

Back to work this morning. I have an idea I want to explore. Not much contact with editors this time of year but I have plenty to do. In a week or so we’ll start trying our luck in 2019. New slate, new hope, new opportunities. Time to start looking toward the future. Bring it on!