- Good Easter weekend to all of you! Our celebration consists of roasting a turkey, the frozen bird a courtesy of Barry’s boss at Christmas.
- The snow keeps melting, but oh-so-slowly. Spring teases us, promises us, then withdraws her favors.
- I saw the first robin on Thursday. What a puff-ball, attempting to stay warm!
- I saw three robins this morning on dry land. What will they eat when one to two feet of snow still cover the earth here in our neck of the woods, except in the melted places?
- A winter storm warning is forecast for tomorrow. Five to nine inches of the heavy wet white snow. Hide, robins, hide!
- The winner of the Lake Superior giveaway contest (click here if you’ve forgotten about it) is–drum roll–Barbara Rodgers of By the Sea! Congratulations, Barbara.
- I couldn’t have personally decided which winner to pick. Each of the four women who wanted the hardcover book deserved it. I wanted to buy every single one a copy. Instead, one must ask the Universe. I printed out four pieces of paper with all the names, shuffled them well, and closed the eyes. The Universe indicated the slip to the far right was the winner–and that was Barbara. Thank you to all who played–and I do hope the Universe will reward you in other ways this Easter weekend.
- Speaking of gifts, a blog reader–dear Fountainpen–sent me a book recently. It’s called Green Winter by Elise Maclay and it’s about aging and the elderly and life and love and God and joy and sadness and hope. How I am enjoying this book of poems!
- Here is how my favorite poem starts out:
Preserve me from the occupational therapist, God,
She means well, but I’m too busy to make baskets.
I want to relive a day in July
When Same and I went berrying.
I was eighteen,
My hair was long and thick
And I braided it and would it round my head
So it wouldn’t get caught on the briars,
But when we sat down in the shade to rest
I unpinned it and it came tumbling down,
And Sam proposed
I suppose it wasn’t fair
To use my hair to make him fall in love with me,
But it turned out to be a good marriage
- You may want to purchase this one, or ask the Universe to send it your way (possibly via your local library) because I am not giving away this copy. Yet.
- Saw the movie A Wrinkle in Time up in Houghton on Wednesday. It wrinkled my world into extra love and compassion for our faults, for our humanness. I drove home bathed in love. It seemed some critics like it and others totally dislike it. If this makes sense: I’m not sure how I felt about the movie, but the Universe has a way of using anything and everything to open our hearts, if we let it.
- Wishing you and the robins a good weekend!