Of all the places in the United States, God touches Maine first with sunlight every day.  Some people think it’s so we’ll get up early.  I think it’s because He likes us best.  – Stephen King

It is finally the first day of spring!!!  The bug to get out and garden, mow and even pull weeds has been irresistible for the past few weeks because we went to our local lawn and garden show on March 6th at Century II here in Wichita.

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.   – Hal Borland

We came away from the show with so many ideas and plans to improve our landscaping.  I can hardly wait to dig in and start.  Yes, pun intended – LOL!

Do you have a spring in your step today???

There were exhibits of all kinds this year, but the old favorites always catch our attention.  This year a local nursery was there and we got to go through some books looking for trees to plant.  We’ve had trees planted in our yard two times already.  The first trees died and the second ones were not the kind we wanted.  The last trees we got were supposed to be redbuds, but they are mulberry trees.  Yes – we know because we have mulberries in the spring, and subsequently, purple bird poop.  Lovely.

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.  – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

Obviously, we are not dealing with that company again.  No, it’s not a life or death thing, but when you pay good money to get trees, you at least want them to be the right kind.  Jus’ sayin’… 


Hopefully the third time will be the charm and next spring we will get to enjoy pretty pink or white flowers instead of purple mulberries and purple bird poop.  One can only hope.

Another spring.  May we enjoy it with wild abandon!  Breathe deep and capture as much warmth as the sun will give us.

May your spring be light and airy with less cares and more laughter.  May God bless your days with sunshine and the happy songs of the birds in your moments of solitude.  Happy spring!  😀







“You don’t want to win the argument, you want to get your way.”  It was from the late Rae Wolf McKenna, my first mother-in-law.  I have found it popping into my head in many tense situations over the years, to great effect.  – Paul Steiger

In my 28 years of marriage (well, as of August 25th), my husband and I have had very few arguments. Is that a good thing? Well, every marriage needs a little spice, but it’s best to spice it up in a positive way, I believe.

The most miserable feeling in the world is to let an argument remain unresolved overnight. I’m not into crying on my pillow. Anger that lasts overnight just leaves me with a stopped up red nose and a huge headache the next morning. If the issue remains unresolved, in the morning my anger gets rekindled and I’m ready to begin the battle once again.

Instead of dragging the battle into the next morning, do your best to resolve it before your head hits the pillow. Your eyes will not be as puffy, your pillow will not get soaked and you won’t have that hung over feeling the next morning! Not that I know what that feels like… please don’t give me grief about that comparison!

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. – Ephesians 4:26

Such sage advice, yet at times I know it is so difficult to follow. If I feel passionately about something and my husband is stubborn, it could be a very long night – but we try to resolve things before we sleep. It may be 3am before we get it resolved, but we hash away at it until it’s resolved. Of course, if he were the one telling it – I’d be the stubborn one, right? Uh-huh.

The point is, life is too short and God is too good for us to be doing very much arguing to begin with. If you have someone who loves you and you are happy with your life – then what else matters?

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. – Dr. Spock (Star Trek)

You’re totally trying to do the Vulcan salute now, aren’t you? Yeah, me too… I still can’t do it. :-/