Good Morning...lets give thanks for our friends here in the Blogiverse today as we sit by the stream.
1. Marvin made a trip to Georgia as he had to tend to his bees. When we were there last week, one hive was empty. No Bees at all. We do not know what happened. When they swarm, usually a small contingent stays behind. This particular hive had done so well and it was a sad day to come upon the loss. He is checking the other hive as he is afraid they were affected as well. At this point we are not sure what to do. Marvin says he may take a year off and try again. I told him we should leave one hive intact after cleaning it. If there is a swarm in the area they might come to the box. He posted his loss on the local bee keepers page on FB and he was not the only one to have this occur recently. One bee keeper encouraged Marvin by reminding him that bee keeping is an art and if it was easy everyone would be doing it. There was some honey left in the hive so I will process that when Marvin brings it home.
2. Here in Nanaland, I cleaned out the front flower beds. I pulled weeds and tossed old spent hosta leaves. Last week's cold weather killed all the hosta foliage. We really need some mulch and I told Marvin it was time to order it from a local man who does work in our subdivision. Joe is very reasonable and does a great job. He will bring it this week and he will spread it out. Marvin protested a bit but as I reminded him, we do not want to cause Sciatica to raise its ugly head by doing things that are likely to trigger that nerve pain. I am being reminded that with aging we must make compromise and we are blessed to be able to pay someone to do those chores for us.
3.Marvin and I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on Saturday in Huntsville. What a lovely movie about the power of forgiveness. It really spoke to me and encouraged me to be more intentional in my relationships. As I have said before, I love Fred Rogers. He was a fixture in the Grimm household when my children were little. Ben,Amelia and I always looked forward to watching Misterogers as we waited for Dad to get home from work. Amelia wants to see the movie so I told her I was up for a second screening.
4. I have been thinking about Facebook this week. We all have such carefully curated lives there. We show our best pictures, we post all our achievements, the good things we bake in the kitchen and for me the things I stitch. I am guilty of making life look pretty grand. God has blessed me and I do have a good life but I have my cares and sorrows as do all the people who lead perfect online lives. It is human nature to compare ourselves to others and feel superior or lacking. I am going to limit my time on Facebook in the future. Daughter, Amelia seldom posts on FB anymore, preferring Instagram. She says one photo is sufficient and there is not all the drama that goes on at FB. Something to ponder for the future.
5. It is Thanksgiving week here and the children are out of school. Kendall and Landon's Tara is taking vacation time so they will be with their Daddy and their little sisters. I have a few things to make for our dessert and snack time on Thursday evening. Marvin and I will go to Cracker Barrel for our big meal. Friday will be full on Christmas decorating. This is a great time of the year for people like Nana who are children at heart!
Well the stream is running shallow this morning so I will close. I hope all of you have a good Thanksgiving week.