It’s a Dandelion Life…

DandelionsFor the last several days…I’ve been noticing the pretty little yellow flowers growing on the empty lot next door…AKA…dandelions…now…I know…dandelions get a bad rap…I’ve been known to rant at a few myself when they move on my side of the property line…

But…for all of my adult sensibility of a weed-free lawn…never gonna happen at my house…there’s something about a fluffy dandelion puffball…that I can’t resist…

I have to…make a wish…and…BLOW

I’ve been watching the little crop next door…wondering when I could start…wishing…so…this morning…I was shocked to see…no yellow blooms when I stepped on the porch to welcome the day…

Now…I knew they hadn’t been mowed…or dug…so…what happened to them…well…a quick Google search revealed…that they close at night…something about preserving their nectar when the bugs weren’t around to pollinate…and surely enough…they are all back this morning…

I was a bit surprised…how could I never have known that…I mean…I’ve seen a lot of dandies in my lifetime…how could I have missed that they close at night…

Bertha…was all too happy jump in with the answer…because…I’d never paid attention…I just either saw them or didn’t without giving it a second thought…

She says the same thing applies to other areas of my life…reminding me of driving down a familiar road…and seeing a house that I’ve never noticed before…making friends with someone I’ve supposedly known all my life but never realized how much we had in common…

She says that while…sometimes it’s about being distracted and unaware…quite often it’s about timing…

So…I guess the timing was just right this morning…for me to learn more about dandelions…and friendships…oh…look…there’s a puffball…think I’ll go make a wish…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaWhat about you…do you make dandelion wishes? Let me know in the comments. And while you’re there…I invite you to click the little box to sign up for the newsletter.

 

 

Life is a Crock…Pot…That is…

This morning…I rolled out…dark and early…so I would have plenty of time…to get all dolled up…for…picture day at school…and…still cook dinner…

I love the fact…that I can literally cook dinner…in the comfort of my pajamas…using none other than my trusty slow cooker…AKA…Crock Pot…so this morning…I started what will be a barbequed roast…when I get home this afternoon…then…all I will have to do…is cook a couple of veggies…and voila…dinner is born…

Bertha…decided to get her two cents worth in…as I cooked…saying…that this meal…the roast…and veggies…reminded her of my life…

Huh…maybe I wasn’t hearing clearly so early in the morning…but…how could a pot roast remind her of my life…

Of course she was eager to explain…reminding me…that some things in life…are better…when…I allow them…to cook slowly…like the roast…let them develop over time…don’t rush them…and…some things…like the veggies…are better…when…I cook them quickly…just jump in…and…get ‘em done…

She went on to chide me…for…wanting to rush things…for wanting everything…now…she said…it’s like mashed potatoes…I might like the convenience of instant…but I sure don’t like the results…

Hmmm…I guess…I’m slowing down today…letting things happen at their own pace…and…maybe…peeling a few potatoes to go with that roast…

Jane

PS…I’m sure we’ll talk more about…speeding up…in the near future…she wouldn’t let me off that easily…