I bought my 2012 planner on Wednesday. Yes, I know it's still August, but I am already finding myself needing to write things down for January and February. The planner I have fallen in love with is a 17-month version running Aug '11 - Dec '12. Therefore, we are now in the first month of next year's book! I just love taking a break and going week-by-week writing down birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The experience is all the more joyful when I'm using a brand new pen...I'm just sayin'...
When I came home yesterday evening I found this (below) hanging on my front door:
I mean, what joy! The sweetest li'l note and new sharpie highlighters? I'm still doing my happy dance. I have mentioned before how involved I am with my local Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society. If you feel the need to be charitable, there are plenty of options. In today's world, we do not have to look far at all to count our blessings. My family's health is at the top of my blessings list. The Relay For Life event itself is such a moving way to actually see the fruits of your labor. You see cancer survivors of all ages come together during the opening ceremonies and later a darkened stadium is illuminated by candles in memoriam of cancer victims; it all makes you realize how widespread the disease is. Cancer needs you. Cancer needs me. Cancer will not overcome! If you want to learn more about Relay For Life, or find a Relay closest to you, please go here.
Seriously, there is no good way to transition to this next topic, but if I'd led with it, I may have lost you by now. It has been well documented here, here, and here that the Morris family loves to observe nature's inhabitants from the comfort of our own home. By the way, Goldie the red Betta Fish is still kickin' it after over a year, and Sami our "pet" dove came back this spring / summer for her 2nd season on our porch. Here is our latest visitor:
Bobby has been calling him a banana spider. However, in researching for this post, I found out he is actually a golden silk orb-weaver and he could just as likely be a she. Wanna learn more? Go here. Like most rational adults, I want to take this down immediately. But as (s)he has built a web outside my kitchen window, the Morris kids have really enjoyed its industrious nature and love to watch it make daily repairs to its web. We even watched it eat a captured bug recently. Weird? Probably.
Peeps, Rob's 5th birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I am feeling really nostalgic as to how quickly he is maturing into a wonderful boy rather than a worrisom tot. Just yesterday afternoon, he was running down the street to his friend Micah's house and I started thinking, "When did he get old enough to (with permission) just take off down the street?"
Way to go, Ms. Ruby. Don't you wish the whole street tended to their yards as well as you do?
To take a walk on the wild side, I'm headed over to Kat's place at Living Like The Kings and linking up to her Friday Five series. Stop by and check out her 5 awesome iPhone photo apps...then just try to restrain yourself from downloading them all!