TOP OF THE MORNING | APRIL 10
Greetings All –
I spotted a BIG Opossum outside my kitchen window yesterday morning raiding the catfood bowl.
Are Opossums supposed to come out during the day? I don’t really recall seeing one during the day.
Anyway, it ate (cleaned the entire bowl) and waddled off to wherever. It was pretty darn cute.
I didn’t snap a picture to share because I didn’t want to open the screen door and startle it away.
Being Easter – I told myself that it had scored its kind of Easter eggs on this particular Sunday morning hunt – ha (!!) – and let it be undisturbed.
Collected these 12 pieces of fun + interesting + recipes for today.
Click away and enjoy!
- Fun things to do alone & recharge your social battery – I feel like we all know them but being reminded and having them in a list is totally *thumbs up*
- For no BS advice that’s actually useful – ask a 5 year old
- It’s said, A picture’s worth a 1,000 words – this one certainly is! Update on Notre Dame Cathederal
- Good to know now! How to keep hanging baskets blooming all summer
- Hi-lar-i-ous yard signs
- The BEST CHILI DOGS recipe – hello yummo!
- EPIC Spaghetti Pie – W*O*W
- OMG! Baked Pimento Cheese Grits
- While we’re in the kitchen … this is brilliant info – the aluminum foil hack for discarding grease
- Your inner-artist is calling you or someone you know – How to draw a realistic Saguaro Cactus in 14 steps
- Incredible acts of kindness caught on camera – ohhhh so much heart
- Ending the 12 today with this laugh – Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective
BY ANNIE LANE
LOOK UP AND SOAK IN THE WONDER
I’ve seen lots of parents (or babysitters) gabbing on the phone as they push strollers or baby carriages. The tots are getting no attention. Once, I saw a large dog, unleashed and apparently unaccompanied, dash up to a youngster in a stroller. Happily, the dog meant no ill will and simply gave the child a big slobbery kiss. And the stroller’s pusher? She missed the entire incident.
She also missed — as they do — the fun of watching the baby’s reactions to the sun and sky and trees and people. And dogs, too. But the cellphone-addicted parents are oblivious. Why isn’t bonding with their kids more important than bonding with their phones? ~ Kids Are Better Than Phones
Dear Kids Are Better Than Phones:
Being in the moment and drinking in all of life’s beautiful experiences is something that should be treasured for everyone. And for parents and guardians, their children’s safety is at risk when not properly monitored.
~ Originally published in 2020 as Annie Lane is off this week.
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