3.24.2015

buy the candy already


i just left a comment on a blog about how i've been chasing the light lately…and then strangling it, kidnapping it and forcing it {ninja style} to stay with me all day because darn it…spring was here and she was all pretty and nice and smelled like fresh dirt and then she got rudely pushed to the side when winter decided to sashay back into the picture, completely forgetting that his dance class was over weeks ago.



in the last two days, we have killed caught two mice. they're field mice and for some reason they really like our screened in porch and the bird seed buffet we have set up for our feathered friends. i'm really hoping that it was only madge and her lovely beau, ralph pooping on my porch and that they didn't have time to even think about leaving us babies to deal with…or aunts and uncles…or siblings. for anyone wanting to tell me that i'm awful for killing them, well…spiders and mice. nope, not in my house. ever.


this is marla. we met her and her family in florida. she's a 12 week old blue great dane and oh lordy, she stole my heart.


working at the food pantry never ceases to amaze me. the other day, a client brought in photos from a storage unit that had been cleaned out almost three years ago and wanted us to save them for him in hopes of finding the family they belong to. i looked at the photos, found a few names from a town an hour from here, took a photo of a wedding photo with my phone and posted it to facebook. within an hour {from a friend, to her friend, to her brother} the family had been found. i just got off the phone with the woman i'll be meeting tomorrow, who was the bride in the wedding picture. it was taken forty seven years ago and she is beyond ecstatic to get the photos back. i see things like this on facebook all the time and to be part of a reunion like this, well…it's really something special.


lately, i've been listening to this and eating this. it's the little things, like being able to stand on one leg just because you can, that makes me happy. 

oh and one more thing...i laughed at the moms in the easter candy aisle today at target because they all had this sheepish look on their faces. listen moms everywhere…"it's okay to buy candy for yourself at easter or any other holiday." stand proud and tall. grab two bags just for you if it makes you feel like a bunny bad ass. life is way too short to feel guilty about buying bags of candy at target...and while you're at it,  move over two aisles where the "bare feet" big bottles of wine are on sale for 9.99 and throw a few of those in your cart. wow, now you're like a black belt bunny bad ass.

8 comments:

  1. You just make me so happy with everything you see, Beth!

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  2. Amen on the Easter Candy! 'Tis the season! And I love that you do the food pantry. Makes my heart sing, like these birds.

    Speaking of which, check out the big bird on Marmelade Gypsy! Miss your visits and I thought of you when I was shooting!

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  3. Wonderful story about the photos! And that top picture - stunning!

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  4. Mice, yes I would kill. Sweet, sweet doggy face. Oh so glad you found the owner of the pictures. And yes, of course there is always Easter candy for myself. But now the two chocolate covered marshmallow eggs are gone, no more I say!

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  5. Smiling here......as usual after reading one of your posts. Love it.

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  6. Marla is just too precious. And I love how you reconnected a family with their photos!! I hope spring arrives and stays put soon for you.

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  7. YUM! Now I am dying to try Book Chick Pop! Buy the candy already is exaclty right. We so often deny ourselves the small pleasures. Why?

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  8. I adore that first photo... just gorgeous! And I'm with you on the mice...

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