Tuesday, January 20, 2009

From the old, new is made again


So I'm in the Starbucks drive-through, when the barrista at the window says, "You've got trees on your car!"

I had spent the weekend getting my mother re-settled in her home, and on the way back to my own home, I stopped off for some iced tea for the highway. And yes, I had some trees on my car.

My mother's neighbors had cut down some big junipers and were getting ready to send them on to the landfill when I said, "Hold on there! I believe I can use that."

And so I shall. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, enjoy this day. Every four years we get a chance to renew ourselves as a nation. As with the junipers, we can take the old and make it new again.

17 comments:

  1. It is a great day indeed. And I am betting those junipers will join your Christmas tree.

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  2. Phew! I thought you were going to tell us those trees had fallen on your vehicle! :) It is, indeed, a joyful day.

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  3. Hi Susan, how funny. Yes renewal time again, and we are ever so hopeful too.
    Frances

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  4. Hi Susan, Can't wait to see your next project utilizing the trees! I'm really surprised at how I'm feeling about events today, excited and hopeful about the possibilities. My best to you, your mom, your family...

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  5. Please don't flog your students with those trees. Oh, you wouldn't do that. Would you? But you should at least use them in the classroom somehow--do you know how uncomfortable (and that's the point) it would be to brin gin tree branches? I might do this to make a point about our environments, social and cultural expectations. Ship them here.

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  6. I AM enjoying this day (as a neighbour to the north) and cheering you all on. It's a wonderful thing to share with you all.

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  7. I am waiting to see what happens with the Junipers, very clever for the girl to notice those huge trees on your car, LOL.

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  8. Dr.T,

    Today is a day for fine and uplifting words, thank you for your contribution.

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  9. Your sentiments are right on the mark and I totally agree with you!

    Can't wait to find out what you're planning to do with the Junipers!

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  10. Hey there, Daisy! Love the pic of you on the bike. See you in class tomorrow.

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  11. Look forward to seeing the transformation of dump-bound lumber to something elegant and useful in your garden. I like your bumper sticker - a good reminder on this day that we can't wait for someone else to make things better, we need to help too!

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  12. Too funny, Nancy! I hadn't thought of that possibility...

    Frances--renewal time indeed.

    Michelle--I know what you mean about feeling excited and hopeful today.

    Benjamin--LOL! I'm shipping the gin trees right away.

    Jodi--thanks!

    Darla--stay tuned for the juniper update.

    Jan--it is a good day for renewal.

    Karen--I love that saying. I use it to remind myself to complain less and act more. Sometimes I'm even successful at this. ;-)

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  13. I love to see things repurposed, can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  14. I'm curious to see what you will do with those trees. I think this country is ready and willing for a renewal--change is definitely in the air!

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  15. Susan, three days later, and I'm still feeling renewed. Let's hope the feeling last. Better yet, let's work to make sure that it does.

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  16. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog this morning.
    So when do we get to find out what you did with the junipers? lol

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