Ms. Green Jeans…

Every so often…Bertha…gets a wild hair…and a green thumb…I know…sounds weird and I have recommended that she see a doctor but she just rolls her eyesonly adding to my concern…that she has some exotic condition

Anyway…all jokes aside…Bertha…is naturally concerned about the quality of our food…and looks for opportunities for me to do my part in supporting…healthy…local…food sources…of course…there is Mama’s garden…and that’s a biggie…there’s also the local Farmer’s Market…and my good friend Bea Kunz’s organic herb farm…Sage Hill Farms and Vintage Store

This spring…Bertha’s…excited and insisting that we participate in Bea’s latest project…which combines her passion for organic gardening with her passion for children and teaching…she has started an organic gardening project at Curry Middle School in Jasper, Alabama…now…thankfully…I’m not available for digging the beds…so instead we have joined an event called…Author’s for Healthy Living…this event is the brainchild of another good friend of mine…Kim Emerson…and takes place…Saturday…April 27, 2013…on Facebook

During the event…several authors will be offering a percentage of all books sold for the day to the Curry Middle School project…

I see it as a total…win-win…you get some great books…maybe win a prize or two…and…get to do your part to teach the next generation about organic gardening…without raising a shovel…what could be better than that…

Well…Bertha…just mentioned that you might be busy on Saturday…so she insists that we give a portion of all Bertha’s sold for the rest of the week to Bea’s work…and I agree completely…I think that’s twice this week I’ve agreed with her…scary…

Jane

PS…click on the Author’s for Healthy Living link to see all the books that are being offered…

Writing…Today…

There’s something about sitting in front of a blank white page…that…can be just a bit intimidating…it’s like…it’s just sitting there…waiting on me…to determine what it is going to be…what it is going to say…if it is going to win a Pulitzer Prize…grace file thirteen…or…land somewhere in-between…

Bertha…says…it’s a lot like my life…every day is a blank canvas…a blank white page…and…I get to determine what goes on it…

I argue…I don’t get to choose…I have obligations…I have a job…I have family…I have friends…surely…they determine my day…

Bertha…will have none of that…not that I thought she would…I just had to try…one more time…to be the innocent victim of…life…but…no…she says…that although…I do have…what I call obligations…that…I still make the choice…of whether to honor the obligation or not…and…more importantly…I get to choose my attitude while I’m doing…whatever…it is that I’m doing…

I hate when she’s right so early in the morning…I haven’t had enough coffee…to…think clearly enough to argue with her…but…seriously…there isn’t enough coffee…she’s right…

So…it’s early…I have before me…a not so blank page anymore…I don’t think it’s going to win the prize…but…it’s not going in the file either…and…I have a fresh and shiny day ahead of me…and…I’m on my way to visit…my friend…Bea Kunz…at…Sage Hill Farms…a delightful organic herb farm…and…we are going to pick blueberries…yum…I think I’m liking this day already…

Jane