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This morning for Earth Day a lot of the people in our small town banded together and cleaned the banks of the small stream that winds through the town and into the river. It was no easy task. I could not believe the garbage that people dumped there and also the amount of debris that gathered on the banks just over the winter, due to blowing winds and the elements.
In my opinion, I believe that Earth Day should be observed every day, to keep our environment clean, and the animals natural habitats safe. I hope every one does something, no matter how small or large to help save the earth. It may be wishful thinking, but it sure would make a difference.
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Even though the kids and grands are nearly grown and sure don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, I usually still fill baskets, hang a carrot (which in the middle of the night, I take big bunny size bites out of) to make it look like the Easter Bunny was there and loved his carrot snack. Heck, I even put a board down and sprinkled flour on it, then made bunny tracks in the past.
This year, with my daughter away and my son’s off doing their own thing, it makes it kind of sad in a way to me, to think of my kids all grown and no sign of any more little ones around the house again. Tomorrow, though I will go to Sunday Mass, will just be another day here. I tried to get the family together, but all had various other plans. Plus Spring Break starts and the guys have the next week filled up with their own agendas.
I thought about cooking a dinner in case anyone happened to be home, but for the first time in 35 years, I’ve decided not to go all out like I used to. I’m kind of sad that the family won’t be together and that the grands don’t get into the Easter Bunny stuff, but I’ll survive it. Next year I just may take my own Spring Break vacation.
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Last night was uneventful and I think the last few years have proven that I’m getting older and can’t “hang with the big people anymore.” As usual, we don’t go out for New Years eve. Usually we just stay home and watch the celebrations on television. This year, I didn’t even do that. I was in bed and asleep by about 10:30 last night. Actually, I think I did the same thing last year also.
Every year friends and family call around midnight and wish me a Happy New Year. I heard the phone ring and also heard the kids fielding calls. Pure and simple, I was tired and the calls could wait until today.
I hope all of my friends and family have a good year to come. I’m not making resolutions as most are. I’m just going to do my best to improve what needs to be improved. Happy New Years, to all!
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I don’t know why I do this every year, but there always seems to be the very last minute shopping to do. This morning I thought I’d be one slick mom and go early to the stores to avoid frantic shoppers. I was terribly wrong. I guess I’m not the only person who is thinking this silly thought.
Once I got home seven hours later…I realized I forgot the tape. Yep, one tiny little thing that is very important. Is it on the list? Yes, it was but obviously I skipped over it. I do have a roll but will have to cut every little piece off, since that metal cutter device doesn’t seem to work. I’ll make do though since I am NOT going to go out again in that hectic mad world just for tape. Hence the crunch is over!
I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Christmas! I’ll be wrapping into the night again, but am so thankful that my family is together this Christmas eve that it is all well worth it.
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Today my youngest daughter flew home for the holidays and it is such a good feeling to have the whole family together for the occasion. It of course is a little bit hectic, but I am actually enjoying the upheaval and also the noise of having all the kids home together now!
The usual last minute shopping will start tomorrow and even though I hate to shop, at least I have everyone’s list and the adjustments to said lists are in the works. My lists are and have been finished for weeks, but mine too have adjustments to made.
Tonight the Christmas tree will be put up and the “kids” ( since I will always think of my children as kids ) will decorate it, as is tradition. I just sit back and watch, but will secretly be fixing the ornaments when no one is looking, putting garland in bald spots and also making the Angel on the top of the tree not look like it got into spiked eggnog. There is a lot to be done at the last minute, but as I said, it is wonderful to have the whole family together for the Christmas season!
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