Making Memories

Look how quickly a month rolls around. Today you’ll find me over at A Hopeful Sign. I hope you’ll drop in and say hi, maybe check the site out while you’re at it.

I’m sneaking in a little computer time while Miss Charlotte has her nap. I don’t expect to do a whole lot of writing this week what with Miss Charlotte here until Saturday, but that’s okay.  I’m just excited for the extended visit.

She’s growing mighty fast and, at seventeen months, has a larger vocabulary that some adults I know. It’s a great feeling to know that one day she’ll be reading the stories her nanny has written.

Earlier today, when the subject of a quilt was brought up, I mentioned to my daughter that I had helped a neighbour with the quilting and she later gave the quilt to me as a gift. I have wonderful memories of our times together. My neighbour lived to be 100.  My daughter said something then that struck a note with me when we spoke of the quilt. She said that everyone should make something to leave behind for others to remember them. This is how I feel about the stories I have written.

Yesterday, Miss Charlotte helped plant some tulip bulbs. With a little luck we’ll have a patch of tulips for many years to come.

It doesn’t matter how old or young we are we are all capable of making memories for the future.

A Bowl of Cherries

Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don’t take it serious,
Life’s too mysterious
You work,
You save,
You worry so
But you can’t take your dough
When you go, go, go

So keep repeating “It’s the berries.”
The strongest oak must fall
The sweet things in life
To you were just loaned
So how can you lose
What you’ve never owned

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh,
Laugh and love
Live and laugh at it all!

This silly little song holds a lot of truth and serves as a reminder that we shouldn’t always take life so serious. The picture is a reminder to me of just how delicious those cherries were this summer. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to post it. When is it not the perfect time to post a picture of fresh cherries?

This post has nothing to do with writing, except maybe the mention of the word writing, but I don’t think that counts. I’m also not sure I care at the moment. I happen to be in a silly mood. Miss Charlotte is due to make a visit this weekend, she’s even bringing her parents along. I have a right to feel giddy.

I hope you are in a place at the moment where you can live, love and laugh to your heart’s content, and if not, hopefully you will find that place soon.

So, if you want to throw something silly out there to prove you aren’t taking life so serious, I say go for it! We can all stand a good giggle.

Surprise

Look who showed up to surprise us on the weekend. It’s a long car drive for grown-ups and especially little girls, but I’m glad they made it.

Miss Charlotte arrived with a tote bag full of diapers and books. Looks like she might just stay awhile. It should be a fun week for all of us.

Maybe I’ll get some writing done this week and, then again, maybe I won’t.

Charlotte Reads The Berenstain Bears

This video is proof positive that books can be enjoyed by the very young. Here’s 11 month old Charlotte reading her version of a Berenstain Bears book. Enjoy!

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