Two Posts in One Day!

Well, today is done and I am glad of it.  Do you know the poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson?

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Aren’t those great words?? Such great words and seemingly so simple.  And yet, the past weaves itself into today. We can do our best though. Yes, we can.


Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday. It is getting lighter, this grief.  I saw my brother today and we both agreed that we are just grateful that she isn’t suffering.

And to all those that live and dwell in Alberta! Wooooot! This is unprecedented. A left-wing government has been elected!  Alberta is Canada’s Texas if that tells you anything about its politics.

Today I brought my Azalea inside because she is blooming as if it she meant it. A riot of colour sticking out in all directions even though she was pruned back last summer. Pruning always makes me feel uneasy because it feels as if I am punishing the plant for being so beautiful.  No mind. She is holding nothing back this spring.

We had fried oysters and salad for dinner. I just got out of the bath and it is clean sheet day. Some days all is right with the world. (As long as I do not watch the news.)

11 thoughts on “Two Posts in One Day!

  1. Woo Hoo, clean sheets day. If there was a clean sheet fairy, I would like her to visit EVERY day.
    The grief doesn’t ever go away, but it allows us to breathe a bit easier.

  2. Yay! Three cheers for days that go well – even if ‘blunders and absurdities’ crept in. Hugs for your mum’s anniversary but bigger hugs for handling it well. Here’s to tomorrow going even better.

  3. That last line is so exactly right. The news can ruin anything, even oysters and clean sheets, and that’s hard to do. Thanks for the Emerson quote. It’s a good one.
    We miss our mothers forever don’t we? It’s amazing how much influence they have over us long after they are gone.

  4. Reading this makes me happy. Reading your blog makes me smile (most of the time). Thanks Birdie for blogging and writing and for making it seem like it’s just a conversation between friends, good friends!

  5. I never had an oyster before. Fun that you did two posts and yes, I agree with that quote. It’s simple but I live the same way. And it works for me.

  6. I love fresh clean sheets!
    I’ve never had an Oyster.. or Scallop come to mention it. Are Oysters really an aphrodisiac?

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