December is here…

…but the cold weather is on and off, in and out.  I wish Mother Nature had been left to her own devices.  I was lucky to get my bird baths in, and my weeds pulled out with the crazy weather.  My students are INSANE because December is here and the commercials they hear on TV get them crazy pumped up!  I hope they won’t be to disappointed when they are told my gift to them is a 1/2 years subscription of “Scholastic News”: magazine and online subscription, but I know what I’ m doing!  They’ll love it.

When I was in RI for Thanksgiving, my father gave me a tree sapling from “Toby’s tree”.  Toby was a Maltese.  He was the first dog my family all decided on after we had moved into our new home in 1980. That Mother’s Day my father bought my mom a Japanese Red Maple Tree.  As it slowly grew, so did Toby.  He loved to lie under that tree and stare, fall asleep, and enjoy his life.  After many years, the tree sprang a volunteer, and my Dad put it in a warm/safe place.  It has been at least 8 more years SINCE then, that the slow growing maple has turned into a strong sapling.  David and I brought it to NY from RI this Thanksgiving and got it into the ground in the nick of time! We planted it next to Gerry’s spot and the new bird house, and when I got home yesterday, I noticed my neighbor had put solar Christmas lights on my Charlie Brown tree.  It’s precious! I can see it from so many windows of my house! My neighbors rock!


About danielle

I am a rescue mom and school teacher. Gerry came to me from Texas, after he "failed" as a hunting dog. He had NOT had an easy life. I was three years divorced, and we saved each other. Last week I learned he has osteosarcoma. Our world feels upside down...while everyone else is right side up.
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