My Clematis knows its May so is showing off with an abundance of huge blooms.
These little creatures enjoy playing hide & seek among the stems and leaves.
It's Hump Day on the blog and I'm again joining the Wednesday Medley bunch where Terri always gives us interesting questions to answer revolving around the National Day. It always makes for interesting thought and conversation.
(There are so many other things being celebrated today that I
think we need to give them some attention, too!)
2. National Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987. Can you name a nursery rhyme that would fit your life as it was in 1987? If you are a youngster and not yet born in 1987, you may pass, of course, but do you have a favorite nursery rhyme? HERE is a list of nursery rhymes.
Both Jack & Jill and Humpty Dumpty well describe my life in 1987. All was mended and put back together but it was a tumultuous year.
3. National Chocolate Parfait Day is also honored on this day. Parfait means perfect in French. Tell us about a perfect day, in your mind, and would/could it end with a chocolate parfait?
A perfect day for me would be to have all my family happily together in one place. If someone chooses to serve chocolate parfaits as well, that would be fine too.
4. National School Principal's Day was founded to celebrate these school administrators who support and guide quality teachers and staff to provide productive learning environments for our children. Did you have a good Principal when you were in school? Do you remember his/her name?
I actually had three principals.
In Elementary I had Mr. Allen whom I absolutely loved. (no picture available)
Middle School and early HS was Mr. Johnson who was a nice man.
I both feared and respected Mr. Glaze in my last two years of HS.
5. And perhaps the most important one is Silver Star Service Banner Day which honors the sacrifices of the combat wounded, ill, and dying service members from all branches of the military. Do you have family members who have served this country in uniform? Tell us about them, if you will.
Eric (son of sister above) is my nephew who served in the Navy. Although all five of my nephews are special, Eric will always hold a soft spot in my heart because he was the first. He is the only one in our immediate family to serve in the military.
6. It's Hump Day! How is your week going so far?
I literally spent all day Monday putting the final touches to a photo book for my granddaughter who is graduating from HS in June. I did this for both of her older siblings, but hers will definitely be the largest with 70+ pages.
It was fun yet stressful to work on because she is such a ray of sunshine and I have so many pictures of her that I wanted to include. I finally got it ordered Tuesday morning and I hope she will be pleased.
Don't tell her, but this picture may be on the cover.
Or, maybe even this one.
What about this one?
I'll never tell.
I'm writing this on Tuesday and Dick and I have a date to see "The Avengers" this afternoon. Other than that, the rest of the week will be playing catch-up on house work that I have let slide due to one important book being published.