A Fresh Start…

I went to bed last night…frustrated…I had been working on a project…when the printer jammed…and then…wouldn’t print…finally…I got the jam cleared…rebooted everything…and it would work…but…I was too tired to finish what I’d started…

Just as I chided myself a bit…Bertha…popped in…telling me to let it go…and get some rest…if I kept this up…in the mood I was in…I would only jam the printer again…and the whole process would start over…

I took her advice…did a little reading…and went to bed…slept well…and…this morning…as I looked out the window…Bertha…whispered…today is a fresh start…it’s sunny and bright…full of possibilities…you can take this day…anywhere you want to go…it’s yours…

Wow…

Jane

Like a Lazy Tomato…

Yesterday morning…I went outside…to find all three of my tomatoes…lying on the ground…more or less…they’re in big pots…so…essentially…they were hanging over the edges…giving the appearance of having gone to sleep for the night…but…not getting up with the sun…

Now…I knew that they would need to be staked at some point…but…they were really little when I left for the beach…only to have a growth spurt…whilst I was away…

They were emergently staked…one with a flamingo leg…well…a girl has to do what a girl has to do…permanent stakes were purchased…to be fully installed today…including a twining cord for extra support…

And…I thought…that was that…

Bertha…came strolling by…thankfully not noticing that I had defiled a flamingo…remarking that it reminded her of my life…

What…how can lazy tomatoes remind her of my life…well…the obvious comes to mind…but…thankfully…that wasn’t her intention…

No…not at all…

She quickly explained…that just like the tomatoes…I need added support during times of rapid growth…even though…growth is positive…it is still change…and it’s not the time to let my sustaining practices slide…just because I’m feeling good…

Hmmm…she’s right of course…I have had the tendency to do just that…so…this morning…I wonder…should I go…back to the store…and get some stakes for my life…or…well…maybe I could use the other flamingo leg…or…maybe some time in the contemplation chair to sort all that out…

Jane