Monday, November 28, 2016

I Wonder ...

Why Turkey Trotters can't walk from the town's huge municipal parking lot but instead choose to block my driveway (every year, for 27 years)? It's a Thanksgiving tradition! My thought is that if you're running 5K, you can also manage an extra 528 feet.

Why a Turkey Trotter left us a snow shovel? I saw a runner remove it from his trunk before the race, and it's been leaning against our wall for three days, so I guess it's ours now.

What to say to the women behind me in line at the post office wondering "why they have to sell Diwali stamps? It's not even an American holiday!" Their conversation went downhill, and I never did call them on their prejudice, mainly because I didn't know what to say. I'm only good at thinking of things to say hours or days afterwards, so next time I'm going to be ready and say that even though I'm not Hindu, I welcome anything that celebrates "the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair."

And on a lighter note, I wonder why Christmas cactuses bloom at such different times and in so many ways? I have a large plant with only one lonely bud, one that started blooming around Halloween and still has a few blossoms left, another hanging one that seems to be blooming all at once, and yet another that is just developing buds. I do love the flowers and am quite happy to see them bloom any way they want to, at any time of year.


  1. Hi Bonny, Iam a blog lurker and read your blog everyday. Is that a purple christmas cactus, I think it beautiful! I'll start looking for one! Of course your knitting is beautiful too.

    1. That is indeed a purple Christmas cactus, Donna. Thanks so much for your kind words; I greatly appreciate them!

  2. I would say this entire nation needs to celebrate "the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair." Bring on Diwali! In spades!

    Also, never look a gift shovel in the mouth? I am just hoping this is a good omen!

    And, your Christmas Cacti are stunning! It is cacti, right?

  3. I've spend a lot of time with runners and such in my day and some of them can be a bit overbearing. (It's their race not your driveway!) Congrats on the shovel! I hope you don't need to use it once all winter!

  4. Your Christmas cacti are lovely! I have one very old Christmas cactus, it belonged to my grandmother and dates back to the late 1950s! It is just beginning to set buds and usually blooms at Christmas time.

  5. Good grief - blocking your driveway on a holiday is just rude. At least you got a bonus shovel, though. And yes, it would be hard to stand up to that kind of prejudice, I'm not sure how I'd handle it. Finally, hooray for Christmas cactus blooms. Mine is stubbornly refusing to bloom again this year.

  6. "I'm only good at thinking of things to say hours or days afterwards..." Oh, that is SO me, too. I think I shall memorize your "light over darkness" response; it will work in COUNTLESS tongue-tied situations! ;)

  7. That runner will soon be trying to figure out what happened to his shovel. The plants are fabulous!

  8. I think I'm going to buy Diwali stamps for my holiday cards this year ... hummm, I wonder if they stock them at my local Post Office? I'll report back!

  9. And Heaven only knows we need way more of Diwali stamps...on my list to buy from my local PO too. Thanks for sharing this.


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