Soon we will be stepping outside into the gentle breezes of springtime. With February out of the way, we can now shed our heaviest coats, on most days, if we are lucky. It's never too soon to rid us of the woes of winter!
Thus far, we have seen little in the way of snow accumulation. It wouldn't be truthful to say that we won't have some rough sledding before we dance into April.
The wicked winds that we have experienced this season played havoc on my trees and shrubs and the hat on the little blue house at the end of the road. To keep abreast of all the spring work that will be staring me in the face this year, I'll have to plan carefully. I usually take advantage of every opportunity the weather affords. March allows me no time to procrastinate. I am already energized and ready to go.
Paul is aware of his favorite groundskeeper's enthusiasm toward the many seasonal tasks that I tackle. He purchased this dizzy domed blonde a Craftsman chain saw and a baby blue long handled pruning tool. I don't know how I'll manage the saw, but I know how to put a pair of Bypass Lopes into action! But then again, if Lizzie Borden could handle an ax, I am thinking that; when it comes down to using the sharpest tool on this place; I will be able to sink some teeth into meat of the matter and swing it. Look out birds!
I am almost sure that I heard my thoughtful little guy say that I could practice while he is at work. Wasn't that thoughtful of him?
There is no way that I will clear-cut the trees on this place, because the heavy-duty electric extension cord won't stretch that far and besides; I don't want the boss to ground me or put a curse my ambition. I don't have time to pout!
Did you know, in March we celebrate Women's History Month? We celebrate great and courageous women who have made outstanding contributions for the betterment of the world that we live in. We think about inspiring women from every walk of life, of every race, color creed, and standing, including those close to us.
Since March is also Deaf History Month, I find it befitting to mention Helen Keller, the gifted American author and lecturer. Helen was born in 1880. At the tender age of nineteen months, she was stricken with an acute illness that left the little girl deaf and blind.
Helen was seven years old before anyone could figure out how to educate her.
She began special education classes at the Perkins Institute for the Blind that year. While under the tutelage of Ann Sullivan (Macy) little Helen quickly learned to read by the Braille System and write by means of a specially designed and constructed typewriter. Shortly thereafter, the young girl learned to speak.
Ten years later, she entered Radcliffe College. Four years after she graduated with top honors.
Helen lectured all over the world, using her life as an inspiration for others with afflictions. After World War II, Miss Keller visited wounded veterans in hospitals all over the U.S. and abroad.
In 1959, her life was made the subject of a play, The Miracle Worker.
Helen received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. She died in 1968.
Helen Keller once said, "Keep your face to the sunshine and you'll never see a shadow." It is clear to me she followed her own advise and it worked for her.
Hillary (Rodham) Clinton will be remembered in the history books well. I've been learning more about her everyday as I tagged along with her on the campaign trail via TV and newspapers and read her books. She has everyone talking even the sidewalk politicians that love to spout vote her out, simply because she is a woman.
Whether Hillary succeeds at her goal of becoming the next president of our country or she fails , the Senator of
New York is courageous, smart, powerful and a champion among women.
If the distinct honor shall become hers, come January 2009; wouldn't it be nice, if we girls could help her pick out a lovely dress for the occasion?
I really can't brag or complain about male candidates of either party, because the girl's rule in this week's Brazil Buzz.
I just mentioned Paul to keep those surprises coming my way.
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