Monday, April 13, 2015
Hope and Bribes
MICAH: It's blah and raining, so we thought we would post something pretty today.
CYNDI: Every year Jan looks forward to when the daffodils bloom along the neighbor's fence.
MERCI: They're a symbol of hope that spring is coming. And we value them greatly because they are actually supposed to be on the other side of the fence where we wouldn't see them.
BUDDY: Yes, spring comes eventually. We just have to have faith that winter will end so we can stop freezing.
RUSTY: And start sweltering. Spring and fall don't seem to exist here in the South.
MARCUS: The flowers were so pretty but the rains and winds took their toll. They weren't pert for long.
PERCY: Soon they were bent low to the ground and Jan said she could empathize with them trying to stand under the onslaught of life.
SAM: They lived long enough to fulfill their purpose for 2015 and are gone now, but we're still here. A bit bent and bruised, not posting as regularly, and missing one of our own, Cameron, but still seeking to fulfill our own purpose in life. Whatever that is.
BUDDY: We would like to thank Dezi and Lexi for passing on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to several bloggers, including us. And shortly after, Katie shared hers with us.
MERCI: We are supposed to share three things that inspired us in the last week.
PERCY: After Jan buried Cameron, she washed his bedding and threw it into the dryer but the dryer wouldn't work. Jan said we'd just have to do without one, but a very nice man who knew what he was doing came by Thursday, tested it and replaced the old cord so we have a working dryer again. Thank you, Jimmy!
RUSTY: All the weeds in our yard were growing taller and taller and Jan was getting concerned since we don't have a lawn mower. Saturday she borrowed a lawn mower so the yard looks presentable now. Not everyone would loan their mower to a neighbor. Thanks, Joann and Jim!
SAM: And when Jan came home from returning the mower, she found some goodies on the porch. Someone was cleaning out their fridge because they wouldn't be home to eat the food in it and brought a big fresh salad with a few leftovers to Jan. (We'd like to say "brought it to us" but Jan isn't big on sharing with us, not even spaghetti with sausage.) Thank you, Johnnie!
CYNDI: All our blogging friends inspire us in one way or another, so we're having a problem singling any out.
MICAH: I think you mean we're having a problem making a decision. There are so many choices and we can't get a majority vote.
MARCUS: There's nothing unusual about that. Different personalities, different choices. Personally, I think we should all vote for the ones who will bribe us with the most treats. *waves paws* Wait, wait, I'm just kidding!