Fool's day. The SAD and dark days of winter are gone. The sky is blue with five army (I assume) helicopters
passing over in my air space. The shadows of the large, soaring birds (hawks or buzzards) mixing in.
Every year my mom did something to "fool" us.
One year she made jello in the bottom of paper cups. After it firmed, she poured juice over it and gave us
all drinks. We were very surprised when the "juice" wouldn't come out of the cup. My first of many jello shots!
Bologna used to come from the deli with freezer paper between the slices. Mom made my dad a sandwich
and left the paper between two slices of meat. Harmless but funny to us kids.
I tried to continue the April fool tricks with my children, but never as clever as hers. And yes, I did provide
them with their first jello-shots, too. TRADITION!
Been working a bit outside in my rock garden. Cutting the tall grasses to make way for the new growth.
I read, somewhere, that leaving the grass through the winter creates interesting movement. Maybe so, but
a big mess come spring!
This past season was SAD and March was a sad anniversary time for me, and I knew I'd feel better when it
was all over. I do, but it slightly worries me. Don't want a repeat of these feeling, thoughts, behaviors next
year. Maybe being "forewarned is forearmed." I looked up the meaning of this 'idiom'.
1. If you know something beforehand, you can prepare for it.
2. Knowledge in advance enables one to be prepared.
3. Paying attention to a warning allows you to prepare for trouble.
So... sounds like preparation is the key. My question is; how do I prepare for the possibility (probability) of a
bad reaction to cold and snow and winter and dreariness and sad anniversaries? I need a good plan-a winning
strategy. The great thing is, I have spring, summer and fall to develop my plan and to enjoy the moment-the