thank you, guys!
You make me feel so GOOD!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
(Jan----you have no idea how much that Happy Birthday Post means! Thank you---hugannakiss on the cheek!!!)
----We have been to Hades and back-----no, wait---it still feels like Hades--heat indices of over 103* many days-but now almost everybody has AC --or at least lights and fans again!
It has been a horrible week----some folks are still waiting for electicity to come on again....
Those poor electric guys have worked themselves silly---esp. in the more rural areas, where whole roads are piled with downed trees!
My daughters' house next door has 1/3 of a HUGE Oak resting on her roof, after it decided to split the rest of the way----and there are two more huge, old trees at the bottom of their lower driveway where they ended up 3 SECONDS after she raced through there from the store the night it all broke loose----my neighbour was out walking his dog and saw/HEARD it all happen as her headlights went flying up the driveway. The wind just started literally screaming like some monsterous living creature tearing at everything in its' way!---it just came from out of nowhere!
I have spent days cleaning up 7 acres of debris and bugging the tree guy from Highland Co. who is cutting and selling off the timber for my DSIL.
He even cut up a huge downed Oak limb up where I have all my big brush piles lined up so I can get in and out of there again no matter which angle I come in from----makes a big difference in my temperment with this heat!!!!!
Brother Don----you would really like this guy Fred, also---real low-key and a very efficent worker.
I can always spot a good worker---it's in my bones and the beauty of their work speaks directly to my heart...like being kindred spirits....
OK---so we're safe and sound and I found out I'm 67 years old----now, this is AFTER thinking all year long that I was going to turn 68!!!!!!! I am so HAPPY! I LIKE the #67---I DON'T like the #68---because I'm not crazy about 6's and I abhor 8's----don't know why, just DO......they give me the willies.
(Mind you, when I really turn 68 NEXT year----I WILL take it and tell God "Thank YOU!" :o)
---And remember the garden book I was going on about sometime back?---Beth Chatto's "Woodland Garden"?----well, the kids gave me a copy of my own----
That's ALL I WANTED AND I GOT IT!!!!!!
I am happy all OVER again!
I want to tell you guys you've really made my day---my whole year!
Happy Birthday to all of you---right now; this minute---HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
We only have RIGHT NOW!
I love you guys with all my crazy heartbeats--each one of you tickle me and make me think and laugh and cry and sometimes even piss me off ---and that's good, too----it's ALL good and I thank you for sharing yourselves and the craziness of your lives here, so others can peek in now and again and enjoy you, also.
---No---I'm not hitting the bottle----it's probably just heat stroke, that's all! GUFFAWWWWW!
----There is a little spot that is sheltered and safe
and it has a tall hedge, but also has a gate.
If one would stop and listen,
they would hear from within,
the sound of happy laughter
and the tales of high adventure.
If one was of a mind to, they could
open up that gate and kind of wander in.
They could find a garden seat,
a drink, and share a tale or two.
Some might have go upon their way,
but, they never will forget
that special day
when they discovered
the happiness behind
With love from me to you, KJ