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…

If I Only Had a Dream…

My friend Kim Emerson…author of…Digitis 233… posed a question on Facebook last night…

If you could only have ONE of your dreams come true…what would you choose…

A very good question…and several people posted very good responses…except me…I didn’t post anything…because…I didn’t have a clue…

It’s one of those questions that I hate because it makes me think…it’s one of those questions that…Bertha…loves for the same reason…funny thing is…I know the answer…the answer is…

I want to be happy

I just keep wanting to add stipulations to it…I want to be happy and spend the rest of my life with my soul mate…I want to be happy and be able to write fulltime…I want to be happy and have killer shoes…that don’t hurt my feet…I want to be happy and wear a size 6…and still be able to eat anything that I want

I want to be happy…AND

Bertha…reminds me…there is no…AND…in…h-a-p-p-i-n-e-s-s…I look at the letters…surely enough…there isn’t a…D…then she picks out the letters for…shine…and…suddenly I know…that is what I want…I want to shine…to radiate light…in whatever I am doing…even if my shoes are clunky…even if I’m on a diet…even if I’m working outside of writing…even if there is no soul mate…

I want to shine

Jane