Tulips and Redbuds this morning
DANCE ON THE DESKS
and the tables
wherever you might be!
Oh it’s a morning of fun here
now that I’m over the letter I opened after my latest trip to the cold of Nebraska and Iowa!
Of course while there I was told that 29 degrees is not really what one calls cold out there, as they are having a very mild time of January!!!
One persons perception is not always the reality
Speaking of reality
speaking of letters
speaking of joyous
speaking of the title of todays
Bear with me
it will all come together I’m sure
for all, after all
perception is often the lens in which we see things
I am convinced that some see things
just through a very strange lens!
I opened a letter from a place
once home from my trip this weekend.
They are the folks
who are in charge of writing the letters from the
home owners association
as the folks that have nothing to do other than
get in the business of others here in our neighborhood.
You know the ones
the association that you pay enormous amount of money to each year to keep the neighborhood “nice”
whatever that means.
I suspect the huge check that gets written keeps the
however you still need to mow your own yard
and powerwash your sidewalk and driveway
I still haven’t figured out what they do with the check that gets sent out each year.
Other than perhaps have a group of people walk through the neighborhood and then compile a useless letter of
the likes that I received
“went off” after reading it!
I receive this letter from a place called
which tells me
I am in “violation”
and tells me
*paint or clean your mailbox
*CLEAN THE WEEDS FROM YOUR FLOWER BEDS
*trash bags are in front of your house
Please take care of these things as you are in violation!!!
I re read it
then I felt cold chills go off in my brain.
ARE YOU FOR REAL?
oH HEAVENS not the mailbox?
They are concerned about the mailbox being cleaned or painted?
The very same mailbox that resembles so many within our community that have been the victims of punks that live in the neighborhood who get their thrills by beating them with baseball bats?
Surely they should have been sitting up little hideouts to catch these kids rather than walking the neighborhood on a sunny day writing notes on those of us who have been the victims of their teens who are the ones doing the deeds?
Maybe the money we shell out each year can go into a fund to replace the posts!!!
Now there is a plan whose time has come!
Weeds in the flower beds?
In January when the beautiful flowers are not in bloom?
Can you even imagine such a terrible thing?
And to put it in a letter of “violation”
What if it is really a “weed garden” and a stray flower was put there by an over zealous bird?
The Creator doesn’t make us get rid of folks who are less than perfect, yet they are saying I have to exterminate my less than perfect growings of the Creator?
What in the world has the association now deemed itself able o do here?
Have they lost their ever lovin mind?
If it is so very offensive to them, perhaps they should not come onto MY property, up my sidewalk and gaze into my
then write their notes
Integrity a letter, only then to have
Integrity send me a letter of violation.
Ah, I think I am beginning to see where my yearly association monies are going to …
Trash bags in front of my house?
How bout’ being a good neighbor and taking them to the curb
after all the trash runs on Monday
those bags were filled with yard clippings from the over grown bushes and
They were sitting there from the yard work of the weekend
waiting to go to the curb.
It may behoove you to take care of your OWN yards
your own business
stay out of those of your neighbors.
I understand fully why people do not like living in
deed restricted home own association neighborhoods.
Hell I didn’t know what one was
UNTIL I MOVED HERE!
mine was not the only letter opened this week or over the weekend…
Sandy and Stu next door
the home of the fire?
Well they were raked over coals over their roof
still not repaired.
BUT no neighbor bothered to ask about the progress
that continue to be repaired.
“offended” them that it is not perfect.
They have been working their fingers and backs and spirits to the bone to restore within so that they can lay down at night in the idea of being back in their home safely.
I really doubt that they go outside at night and gaze up at the roof look to be reminded of what has been.
They are well aware of what has yet to be done!
I can only imagine that they joined me with a
“voice mail” message
I can imagine that they also had a good time
wadding that paper up
and throwing it in the trash when finished!
As for my
I plan on letting them be for now,
they are doing just fine where they are
it just might be that they are protecting some lovely things that are trying to grow
and for that matter they may just grow themselves
into what I think is lovely!
The mailbox holds mail
does it need cleaning?
Probably… it’s on the list.
I see no trash bags, and if the village who is filled with idiots would have thought before they lept,
they would have saved their ink
knowing the trash was running the next day!
they could have been a good neighbor
taken it to the curb.
the “patrol of those who want to judge”
probably do not reach out to care, nor to help
it’s not in their DNA.
The moral of the
Let weeds be weeds
let others do what they do
as long as it does not harm you!
If you see where you may lend a hand
imagine how good that will feel not only to you
Aren’t those tulips just lovely
what a great day to
STAND WITH INTEGRITY
Walk in Beauty
HEALING HEARTACHES, Stories of Loss and Life
ohhh what a life it is!