What a great day, the day we can celebrate whoever the brilliant soul was who figured out coffee beans, when ground up and mixed with hot water made the most wonderful of beverages known to man! I’m enjoying mine as I write!
I have NO idea what happened the other day, but my blog readers exploded! Over 900 views in one day, and over 500 the next, most all to the post about Persimmon seeds predicting winter. Who knew? I’ve also heard of some folklore associated with the number of fogs in Autumn determining snow for the winter but I’m still researching that one.
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Okay where was I before I hijacked my post? Oh yes, winter. Brrrrr! Not a fan of driving in the snow, or being cold, but I will say that the snow is gorgeous and part of me still reacts like a child when I see it coming down in huge, quarter size flakes. I can’t help it, that part is awesome. Everything following from shoveling to attempting to get to a destination without being tow truck fodder is just no fun.
This weekend brought sadness to my family. A very wonderful young man of 33 passed away suddenly, leaving behind a widow and 3 children. He and his wife just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary last week, and the baby is only 5 months old. His other children are from a previous marriage/relationship. He was a police officer, was in my son’s wedding, and his wife is just one of the sweetest people you could meet. It was a tragic reminder that life is so precious and short, and you can take nothing for granted. Hug your loved ones and pray for his family please. If you would like to donate to help his widow, you can at: http://www.gofundme.com/f552sk
Speaking of which, that was the highlight of the week, my new grandson’s arrival into this world. He is just precious beyond words, like his siblings. I just love seeing new life come into the world, it is a great reminder that life is full of wonderful miracles and blessings. The landscape of life changes so quickly, next year it will look so different than it does now. It is vastly different than this time last year, a reminder of how much and fast things will change. Embrace it all, feel it all, learn from it all.
Off to get the mail, and get down to the tagging and bagging of several hundred brochures in the hopes of finding new customers this week.
Have a fantastic day!