We had a great weekend with a special surprise visitor. You may know this already if you follow me on Instagram, but I can’t wait to fill you in. Fortunately, it was really warm the past few days. It can be kind of a toss up here along the coast as we move towards the arrival of a persistent marine layer and the renaming of the early summer months from May and June to “May Grey” and “June Gloom”. We were thankful to the Earth for the sun. I hope I always remember to be thankful for
little things like that. Sun on my back, on my belly button, turning my hair yellow, and the way it makes me feel six years old.
Earth Day also happens to be my mom’s birthday. Isn’t that awesome? Mine’s the 25th and, although I love that day and all the ways it has spoiled me, I guess it would be nice to feel like the Earth and I had something in common. Maybe it would feel like a sign or something. Like the Earth and I were meant to share this day because we are connected and I was meant to love it. Well, I do love it regardless of dates, but I love my mom most. I know everyone says this, but my mom is special. She is so very special to me. I actually told her at her birthday dinner Saturday night, after a few drinks no doubt, “You are such a special lady”. “A lady?!” she mocked. “A special lady?” she repeated through hysterical laughter. “That’s something you say to your cashier at the grocery store or someone you don’t know very well”. We all laughed for a good four minutes about how my mom didn’t want to be called a lady. Well, I guess what I meant is this: She isn’t like anyone else I’ve ever seen or met and I wouldn’t love my life the same way I do if I didn’t know her. I wouldn’t know myself the way I do if she wasn’t my mom. I wouldn’t laugh as often without her. She is special to me. So very special.
I can’t wait to tell you about the rest of the weekend, but until then, happy Earth Day!
Here are a few Earth-minded links to check out: