March 26, 2015
Good morning. Gosh what a beautiful day we had yesterday! Pogo got to sit by his door most all day while I did a few things around here. Today is warm and cloudy at the moment. It rained last night, and we are expecting more rain later today. As long as it isn't too heavy, it will help to melt some more of the snow.
Have you all been watching the news this morning? The are saying that the co-pilot of that German airliner crashed the plane on purpose. According to the news, he waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit and then locked the door to keep him out while he set the plane to crash in the mountains. So far, it is said that everyone on board died instantly.
How horrid is that? To be honest, it makes me fearful even more so of flying. I know that this is not a normal occurrence, but it makes me quite nervous anyway. As it is, I have to work on keeping my mind psyched up for a good flight when it is time to travel anywhere.
Another story on the news was about a car that drove right into a drugstore. Fortunately, no one was killed. However, I am assuming that the driver was not over the age of sixty because they are not making a big deal about the accident on the news. If the driver were sixty or older, politicians everywhere would be in a rush to pass a lot of new laws to keep older drivers off the road.
Also in the news, several tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and Arkansas, leaving a wicked amount of devastation behind. There was at least one death and several injured people who have been hospitalized.
To be honest, I don't think I could live in any of these areas where tornadoes seem to be a way of life nowadays. I'll stay right here and do my best to deal with the snow and ice and the occasional hurricane, and count my blessings.
On a lighter note, I have a couple photos of a beautiful air plant that I bought at a flea market while I was in Florida. I have always been fascinated by these plants, so I decided to buy one and try my luck at keeping it alive. It needs no soil, just a soaking once or twice a week. It also does not want direct sunlight. Regular room light or indirect sun light is all this plant needs.
Once it gets a little bigger, I'll find a nice container to set it in (or on). But for now, it sits on a towel on my little fireplace mantel. Yesterday I picked it up to wet it under the faucet and I noticed that it had grown a gorgeous flower. Have a look at this amazing plant. Isn't this pretty?
While I've been busy here typing, the sun has come out, and I've opened the door so that Pogo can sit and watch the squirrels playing outside. We still don't have very many of our little birds back yet, but I have hopes that they will all be back soon.
I think today Pogo and I will take a walk around the yard to see how many sprouts we can find. We still cannot walk around to the other side of the house because there is still too much snow there. I'm hoping that all this moisture will give us a super lawn this year.
Later, when Joe gets home from work, we'll go food shopping. Today maybe we can shop at the Market Basket. They have a much better selection than Walmart and very good prices. Well, I think that's about all my news for today. So till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.