Saturday Is Party Day
In the face of the disorder of this household, I froze and didn't do a lick to clean up. In fact this party has been one big mental block. Nevermind that, do come if you can. Many are bringing food and drink. Bob came over with some firewood so there'll be a fire outside. And I've got the stove burning in the summer kitchen.
I moved snow all day, still parking will be a bit of a challenge, but Bob and John thought there'd be plenty. Did I mention snow? Make sure you wear boots and some warm clothes. Stay the night if you drink too much, or just because you want too.
My friend Nathan sent me a couple of poems for the occassion, and here is one:
wish for you to haveWhat he said, I wish for all of you too.
people to love
people in your life who will care about you
as much as I do
blue skies and clear days
exciting things to do
easy solutions to any problems
knowledge to make the right decisions
strength in your values
laughter and fun
goals to pursue
happiness in all that you do
I wish for you to have
each new day
as you follow
We'll see how many of my extraneous ideas for the party come off, but there is one little game I hope everyone will paticipate in:
The Green Stone
The green stone is a token of friendship. Passing the green stone to another is a sign of friendship. To receive the stone is also a blessing. Pass it one to another so that everyone here receives grace and good fortune. Once everyone has exchanged the stone, return it to me. Contained within the green stone are the good wishes of my merry friends.
As I shoveled snow today, I thought of my dear friends; the many happy times we've shared and the sad and painful ones too. I haven't heard a word about the whereabouts of that "paper blog" I handed off, If I knew Then What I Know Now. I suspect it's circulating. I certainly didn't know what I was in for when I first met all of you. What wisdom! Deep down inside, I gotta whole lotta love for you all.
Peace on Earth. Good will to all.