Sunday, March 26, 2017

Getting all philosophical and what not

I fretted that the cold snap this past week would nip our Carolina Jasmine that canopies our arbor. The 80-degree temps earlier last week temped the plant to put on fat buds. I know, some people fret about world peace and true happiness, but I fret about our plants.

But today when Jilda stepped out to feed the birds, I heard her say, the jasmine is blooming. That made me truly happy. So in a sense, I was fretting about true happiness...but I digress.

At lunch today, our great niece and nephew invited us to lunch with them. They just moved into a new home they built. It was a beautiful place. Huge kitchen and bathrooms, with closets that were big enough to hold kindergarten classes. Both of these kids work really hard. Jonathan spends more time in Europe and the Middle East than he spends at home. She does medical research. Both are incredible kids. My fellow baby boomers tend to crack on the younger generation, but what they/we don't understand is that they grew up in a different time.  Some of the young folks are slackers, but there were a lot of slackers in our generation too. 

I know you didn't expect this post to address generational topics as well as world peace and true happiness, but hey – I've learned that when you are in the blogosphere, there's no telling what you might encounter.


15 comments:

  1. You never know where a blog might lead. I hope you've had a terrific weekend. Take care.

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  2. Does this mean you won't see as much of your young nephew (grand-nephew)? How could they do this to you...and him? Hopefully they are still not too far away.

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    1. Theses are a different set of nieces and nephews thanks goodness:)
      R

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  3. A person has to be happy for them because they have done so much for themselves. And the blooming jasmine will bring peace to your world. Maybe we should see about planting it all over.

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  4. The incredible range is one of the blogosphere's biggest pluses for me.
    I hope your happiness thrives and continues to bloom.

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  5. ... an Interesting take on generational differences, Rick! You might well have been describing my son and DIL. Great hard working kids .... I have to respect their priorities.

    Beautiful yellow blossoms ... my fav!

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  6. Are those daffodils? They're lovely!!

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    1. No, that's Carolina Jasmine. It's a blooming vine.

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  7. What a beautiful picture.
    I'm 23 and even I tend to say "back in my day..." when looking and kids. But I guess even I grew up in a much different time.

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  8. The Jasmine are lovely. I wish you'd come here to fret about my plants in this crazy weather while I fret about world peace... We're getting snow again today.
    There are slackers and hard workers in every generations. I hope your great niece and nephew will be happy in their new home.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. Good to see the Jasmine blooming !

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  10. Since you told me what it was, the Jasmine is beautiful.
    I know I am the world's worst blogger, I can never stay 'on topic'. I can usually count of you staying on a topic, but I like the shot gun approach also.
    One thing for certain, you can enjoy the Jasmine now but for the future, one can only dream of a world at peace.
    Good one!

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  11. I worried about my young Strawberry plant. I was covering up each night to protect it from potential frost. I think the threat is now gone. Hopefully.

    I always thought Jasmine was purple.
    Lisa

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  12. Damn right slackers and bums have been around since the start of time not new to any generation

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  13. Glad your plants are OK and beautiful so you can share them here! Our world of instant notification of every act and action makes one think the world is so much worse. Maybe it is but I'm really glad I grew up with no internet or Facebook...Mom always found out anyway.

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