Talking to my pink umbrella….

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Rain has poured down for many days. Rain and wind. The saying “April showers bring May flowers” may be true.

The sound of the letter carrier’s truck alerted me to mail being delivered. Putting on my rain jacket and grabbing my cute pink umbrella, I headed for the cluster mailbox. As I opened the front door, a gust of wind almost blew me back into the house. WOW!! What a day!

Knowing wind and umbrellas don’t really go together, I decided to be brave and “chance it” by positioning my cute pink umbrella so the wind would not rip it apart.

Well… so much for that idea! The wind whipped around me and my cute pink umbrella and turned us around in mid step. Whoosh!

I found myself talking to the umbrella. “No, no, no you don’t. Don’t flip backwards and poke me. Stay strong cute pink umbrella! I don’t want to have to buy another one. This wind will not get the best of us.”

Looking around, I wondered if anyone heard me talking to my umbrella. No one was outside. Just me, the wind and my cute pink umbrella. I don’t mind if someone heard me talking. My neighbors know I talk to myself and yes, I even answer myself. Although in all the wind no one could hear me anyway. 🙂

Just me and my cute pink umbrella and our little conversation. Yes, the wind cooperated with us and the umbrella is safe. 🙂

That umbrella protected me from rain and wind just as God protects us from storms in life. Do you have an umbrella? Do you carry it outside in the wind?

Have a blessed day,
Mimi

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Strange sounds on my desk…

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For the past week I have been sick with sinus stuff and sore throat. My regular schedule of walking outside has been put on hold. That is how I became sick in the first place, by taking my walks while all the pollen was bursting forth with it’s new life. Enjoying the warmer weather will have to wait for now.

I recently purchased one of those cool gadgets to wear on my wrist all day and night. The gadget tells me how many steps I have taken and there is even a setting that alerts me to get up and move. I like that setting!

Since I’ve been sick the cool new gadget has been sitting on my desk looking lonely.  I decided not to wear it for a few days since I would not be doing much walking.

While reading emails and looking at websites, etc, I noticed a strange sound coming from my computer for a few days. Each time the computer made a “buzzing” sound, I jumped. I started thinking I was going to have to contact our son and give him details. He knows all things computer related.

Just about the time I decided to get help with this strange sound, I looked down and there sat my “cool new wrist gadget” buzzing and lights blinking on and off. Silly Mimi!!!!! Those strange sounds aren’t coming from the computer. Those strange sounds are from my new gadget alerting me that I need to move. 🙂

You see, I forgot to turn off notifications so the “need to move” setting is still on. 🙂

Now that I realize what has happened, I decided to put the thing back on my wrist and walk inside my house, up and down the stairs. I won’t let that thing buzz me again. I will stay ahead of the notifications. At least, that is my plan….. heehee

Have a blessed day! Get up and move… or you might receive a notification. Ah…technology.

Blessings and giggles,
Mimi

Azaleas, tulips, daffodils and more…

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Achoo!!! Achoo!!!! Just a moment. Here comes another one!! Achoo!!!!

Yes, the time of year has arrived when pollen is covering the cars, window screens and deck furniture. There is a foggy mist of yellow floating in the air. Spring is full of new life.

Azaleas begin to burst open with bright colors of red, purple and pink. Tulips are standing tall side by side each morning waiting to open and share their beautiful colors. Yellow daffodils pop up in flower beds and beckon to be picked to adorn a glass vase.

Wonderful signs of life and changing seasons. Thank You Lord.

Have you taken a walk lately? What change of season wonders have you noticed? I love the flowers. Such beauty.

Then, of course, this means the lizards are back climbing up and down the bricks on the front of the house and jaunting here and there on the back deck.  Sorry, but I don’t care for lizards. Maybe one day I won’t dislike them so much.

Achoo!!! Achoo!!! A few more sneezes. I hope I don’t accidentally wash any tissues in the washing machine. That makes a mess. Oh, well…. “It’s Always A Story With The Henderson’s”.

Blessings, Spring flowers and giggles,
Mimi