Friday, February 12, 2010

Random Thoughts And Bon Mots

I've felt a bit like Johnny Appleseed the past several days, ministering to tree branches, creating braces for them, wrapping shattered limbs.  It's nice to be able to do yard work in the wintertime, albeit under difficult circumstances.  And yet, I'm mindful of our many blessings.  Happy to be in service to the natural world.

A mom I know spoke thusly a couple of days ago:  "Okay, I've had enough bonding with my kids.  Time for them to get back to school."  I hear ya!  This week has been one of hastily arranged play dates and shuttling kids back and forth to neighboring houses depending on one mom's work schedule or another's emergency visit to the pediatrician.  It's all worked out beautifully and it says much about the smart, caring and engaged women in this town.

The ten-day forecast at shows a chance of snow for nine of those ten days.  Highest forecast temp is 35 degrees.  Can someone buy Punxsutawney Phil a one-way ticket to Miami?

Speaking of winter, Winterfest will be held in Mt. Lebanon tomorrow (Saturday), February 13.  Fun for the kids from 3-5 p.m. and grown-ups get to party from 8-10 p.m.  Suggested donation is $10.  Can we build the world's largest snowman and have it carted to Point State Park?  Could free up a few parking spaces and prepare our crosswalks for the Monday morning walk to school.

Here's a thought for Valentine's Day, two days hence:  WALK to your favorite Mt. Lebanon restaurant!  No worries about slippery roads, simply bundle up and stroll hand-in-hand with your sweetheart.  Ladies, it's snow boots fersure -- fashion-forward footwear will have to wait for another day.

Lastly, both our garbage and recycle were picked up this morning on our REGULAR pick-up day!  Three cheers for Mt. Lebanon and its contractors for getting the job done.


  1. I'd change, "caring and engaged women in this town" to caring and engaged PEOPLE in this town. Some of us men handle child care as well.

    I do have to say that even though missing school isn't good, I enjoyed having my son with me all week. We had a lot of fun.

    Greg Daubner

  2. Absolutely,Greg -- I stand corrected!

  3. Did anyone go to Winterfest? Just curious how it went? I forgot completely about it.


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