Friday, May 1, 2015

I've got mail ...

I'm not sure if you've heard about the Winter we've had here in Nova Scotia.  Suffice it to say that it was BRUTAL.  Cold.  Snowy.  And followed by a non-existent Spring.  Today is May 1 and there is still snow in the woods!

All this (and more that I'll tell you about another time) helps to explain why I've been feeling down lately.

One very special thing did raise my spirits though.

My birthday was in mid-March and about a week before the big day I got a birthday card from my bosom chum Sandy.  Then the next day I got ANOTHER card from her, and two days later I got another.

And so it went,  On and on.

And they weren't just cards.  Included with some cards were corny jokes or a fake mustache or a single puzzle piece or a few chicken feathers (if you recall, Sandy has some very lovely Chickens).


But the jokes -- oh my they WERE corny !

               "When the plums dry on your tree, it's time to prune."
               "What are the Botany jokes getting to be ?   A pain in the Aster."
               "Some Moss took a Lichen to a tree."

 The cards kept coming for around three weeks, until I'd received a total of 18 of them.


It was finally time to make the puzzle,


and check out the enclosed loot.


And see how I looked in a villainous mustache.


And replace some of the gloom with the warm, fuzzy feeling that having such wonderful friends brings.


16 comments:

  1. It has been such a dreary time. I know how you felt. Glad to had something to cheer you up.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. Spring has finally arrived here ... about a month late !

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  2. Happy Birthday! And if it's the big six-five-oh, that must mean you're in line for some free government money, eh? I love your friend Sandy's idea -- especially sending someone a puzzle one piece at a time. Think I'll try that sometime! (Note to self: do NOT pick a 500 piece puzzle). Oh and the fake moustache. Classy!

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    1. Thanks Debra, not sure how anyone without a private pension could ever survive on that "free government" money. I forgot to include that she also included some garden seed packets in some of the envelopes !

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  3. As Bette Midler sang, Oh ya gotta have friiiiieeennds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x1R50zNV1I

    Happy BD! (65--who'd a thunk it?)

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    1. Oh Pat, I am so lucky on the friends front.

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  4. Why you don't look a bit villainous; you look downright dapper in that stache! And you certainly don't look your age, my friend. Believe me, I know just how ancient you should look since you're about 2 years ahead of me. Really, I had no idea. I thought you were one of those stinkin' 30-somethings. What a marvelous friend Sandy is, but you know you've gotta be a marvelous friend before you can have a marvelous friends, so this post actually reveals a whole lot about you. :-{) May summer make up for the crappy winter and spring that you endured.

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    1. Oh my Linda, thanks so very much. 'course I didn't get a personal letter from Obama like some folk did ! lol

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  5. Hmmm...swear I read this AND commented before. Must have been a dream. You are awesome, Sybil. Hope you believe it. Sixty fifth! Who would have ever suspected?

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, I am so very lucky on so many fronts.

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  6. what a lovely idea...and a great friend!

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    1. I'm thinkin' it's time to start sending Sandy Christmas cards ? lol

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  7. Testing - I keep trying to leave a comment...

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  8. Now, that's strange - like Kathy, I'm sure I left a comment here some time ago. I tried to leave one a few minutes ago and it didn't show up. But the testing one did show up. Anyway, I think you and Sandy are lucky to have each other and to share a delightful sense of humor.

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