MAY 21, 2019: I avoid dusting by telling myself… dust is what gives a home that warm, fuzzy feeling.
MAY 22, 2019: There’s a shortage of good news in the newspaper. Does that mean there isn’t any or good news doesn’t sell papers?
MAY 23, 2019: I’ve been on a “cleaning out” binge this week. My entertainment center must be where all the video tapes went to die.
MAY 24, 2019: All my gardening friends are happily planting and watering. They tell me a dirty hoe is a happy hoe but I’m not buying it.
MAY 25, 2019: My talented daughter got a great promotion this week. I’m celebrating the good judgment of her bosses.
MAY 26, 2019: I spent all day trying to make friends with my new iPhone. No matter how many buttons I pushed, it still refused to cosy up with my car.
MAY 27, 2019: I try not to let Memorial Day become a sad day. I like to think my loved ones are having their own cook-out, somewhere out there in the universe.
MAY 28, 2019: I feel helpless when a friend calls and is depressed. I try reminding them, “You are somebody’s reason to smile.”
MAY 29, 2019: Saw kids cooling off and drinking from a water hose today. Brought back childhood memories of those days before I knew about germs.
MAY 30, 2019: I have a resident lizard who insists on living on my carport. Have learned to make noise before I open door, lest he move into the house.
MAY 31, 2019: I’m tired today. Therefore, I won’t!
SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY is an award-winning author and poet. She has published four children’s books, Herman the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Big, Black, Shiny Thing; Revolt of the Teacups; Buddy and Ballerina Save the Library, illustrated by her granddaughters; and Buddy the Bookworm Rescues the Doomed Books; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; and two books of poetry, Tapestry; and Captured Moments.