If you're anything like me, holiday shopping often finds me buying something incredible for a friend and liking it so much that I buy it for myself, too! Never has that been more appropriate than now...right here on this blog...buy a cooking or gardening class for a friend at 25% off and do the same for yourself! In fact, do it for all of your friends! Don't know which class they'll like, a gift certificate will do very nicely! With a great schedule of classes for the gardener and the cook, there's something for everyone.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a Bris - a wonderfully happy occasion when a baby boy is born into a Jewish family. Except for that brief moment of displeasure for the baby, it's an occasion to celebrate the next generation and the happiness that the new child will bring.
As we sat and enjoyed our meal - all Jewish occasions involve an elaborate meal - the topic of conversation turned to Mothers. Specifically the conversation went like this "If anything goes wrong, is done wrong or any parenting mistakes are made, just blame the Mother. It's always her fault." Not very comforting - for me, or the new Mother!
This morning I took a few minutes to enjoy my breakfast while looking out into the garden. I thought to myself that these plants are like more children for me. I take care of them. I feed them and keep them warm, protect them from harm and cheer for their growth and successes. Parenting plants is so much easier than children. They will never have to make any difficult decisions or choices in life. When a child makes a bad choice or decision, it is, of course, the Mother's fault. Not so with plants - no choices for them to make. And then I realized that I'm the one calling all the shots! Whatever happens, it's all my fault! And I thought raising plants was easier than children...