Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Change in Plans – Much Needed Rain on the Wrong Day & A Giggle (And Happy Tuesday)


Today is the anniversary of my mother’s death. Hard to believe it’s been a year. Anyhow, my husband told me about a Jewish tradition of visitors putting pebbles on top a monument.

I decided to put my own spin upon things. Instead of leaving two tiny rocks, I’m taking a box of seashells we collected together from the North Carolina shore many years before. Not only will it have meaning, I’m taking enough to cover a fraction of the people who loved her. Placed upon the wide base of her monument they should look nice and be trouble free for cemetery caretakers.

Meanwhile, as for the change in plans and rain, I’m not driving across the state in these torrential downpours covering the region. The weather is nice for sitting on my back patio with this laptop. But freeway driving? Not so much.

I’m sure my mother would not only understand but approve. So now, here is a giggle as promised. I laughed out loud right here in this chair upon finding the following:

On Facebook someone posted:

How are unicorns fake but giraffes are real? Like, what's more believable, a horse with a horn or a leopard-moose-camel with a forty foot neck?

Someone else replied:

We have horned horses; they call em Rhinos, and the horses kicked ‘em out for being bad tempered. So, they got all sad and grey and angsty.

Did you ever believe in unicorns?

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18 comments:

  1. I don't blame you for not driving in the rain when you can avoid it.

    That's hilarious about the rhinos!

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    1. Thanks. I thought so, too, about the rhinos. Glad to share a laugh. Be well!

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  2. I love the shells idea and I really like that you're not driving in that horrible weather. Wait for a sunny day. I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. They are most precious.

    Love love your funnies and I linked this post to Happy Tuesday. Yes, I believe in unicorns.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ♥

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    1. You're very kind. I hope your day is going half as well as mine, with fond memories of Mom replacing grief and lots of birds flitting around my patio.

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  3. Pretty cute about the unicorns/rhinos. Believe in unicorns? I like to crochet them...

    Sorry about your mom. She was born on my brother's birthday, and she died on mine. What are the chances of that?

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    1. I adore your crochet projects. Thank you for the kind word. Those are pretty unique coincidences.

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  4. Hugs as you remember your Mom today. You mean Unicorns aren't real?

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  5. Thank you. And... um... of course they're real! Santa has some helping him at the North Pole. ~grin~ Be well!

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  6. Your new tradition is magnificent.

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  7. I think your tradition is wonderful and very meaningful. I was never into unicorns, but that is a funny thought.

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  8. No fun to drive in the rain. I like cemeteries. I've caught lots of cats dumped at cemeteries, out in the dark amongst the dead.

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    1. Agreed on both counts. Who would dump a cat in a cemetery? As if the practice isn't bad wherever it is done, that makes no sense to me. Be well!

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  9. oh my- send your rain here in fiery California!

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  10. The shells are a most excellent idea! I know it is something that my Mom would have loved too.
    And yes, I DO believe in unicorns.
    Love Barb

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