March 14, 2013

Pondering O' the Green

Man, I am dragging today.  I stayed up too late (for someone who has to get up at 4:00 A.M.) watching the new episodes of Duck Dynasty.  Then since our daughter was out, the hound slept with us....and he takes up  two-thirds of the bed.  I end up sleeping in positions that rival the contortionist in the circus side show when he joins us.  Last night my sleep position resulted in a stiff neck that turned into a major headache that woke me up around 3:30.  Miserable night = miserable me today.  Tim says from now on he will be dragging the hound out of the bed.  Poor puppy isn't going to like it, but we need our sleep and with our daughter going out most nights or staying away from home, we have him with us more often than not these days.

Being that it's Thursday, it's time to join in with Brenda and the others for Pondering with a Purpose.  Every week, Brenda gives us a prompt and the idea is to expound on it in any way we want, then link up on Brenda's blog so we can all see each other's take on it.

This week's prompt is:  GREEN

With St. Patrick's Day coming up this weekend my thoughts first turned to things like shamrocks and leprechauns.  And beer, because apparently what is St. Patrick's Day without green beer?

Then I thought about living green, which is all about taking care of the planet we call home.  I am all for that...within reason.  You couldn't call me a tree-hugging greenie, though I grew up believing we need to tread lightly and still do.  I just don't think it's necessary to be an extremist, an alarmist, or militant about it.

Green with envy?  Such a waste of time.  Chances are if you knew the whole story, the grass on the other side of the fence grows over the septic tank.

What I really think of when I think of green, is home....this southwestern corner of Pennsylvania (which literally means "Penn's Woods).  The first time I went on a mission trip to the Navajo Nation I had one of the Navajo kids tell me that he wished he could come home to Pennsylvania with me.  He was quickly joined by a chorus of other voices agreeing that Pennsylvania must be a wonderful, beautiful place.  Now, there was me, walking around in awe and wonder at my first look at the high desert country of New Mexico and Arizona with its brilliant blue skies and red rock formations and I couldn't imagine anything more breath-taking.  So, I asked the kids why they wanted to come to Pennsylvania, what did they think it was like?  And  one little boy looked at me and said, "Green."  To a kid born in the desert and who had never been anywhere else all the green of Pennsylvania seemed like heaven.  I've looked at my home state differently ever since.
Linn Run State Park....about 15 miles from my house.


retired not tired said...

Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and we visit often.Enjoy your beer this weekend.

Wendy S. said...

With all the weather you getI bet Penn. is beautiful! Maybe I'll be able to see it one day. We get CA brown with spots of green.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I am so very "green-eyed" looking at this photo and reading your post. I was raised in the green of fields and trees... and the blue waters of lakes, in South Dakota. I've lived in the Southwest for the last thirty years, it's brown and dry here, and I will always long for more green... maybe when we retire... someday! :-)

Brenda Youngerman said...

Stacy, I love that green makes you think of bedroom is two shades of green and I think it is undoubtedly the most homey of colors!
Love that picture....

Stacy said...

Thank you! I'm no beer drinker, though. Just seems most people think it's the most important part of the day.

Stacy said...

Wendy...but you do get sunshine. We don't much of that.'ve made SD sound beautiful, something I hadn't really thought before. I still think the desert is beautiful in its own way.

Brenda...I've done the green thing in my house and might get back to it one day. For now our main living area and kitchen are ORANGE!

Rory Bore said...

I definitely feel what you're saying....we live more country than city and I cannot imagine it any other way. There is green all around us. The highway is nearby, but it's the loveliest stretch of highway ever. Sometimes I just drive for the view.
Not after green beer of course, but that's a beautiful thing to this Irish lass too.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Your state is beautiful. You did better than me with Duck Dynasty. I did not make it until 10. I love that show, I got my husband watching it with me now.

Stacy said...

Rory...We're in the suburbs. :( At least it's an older suburb that at one time was more out in the country so we don't have to go far to get there.

Rochelle...Nah, I was falling asleep during the second one. Megan and I are addicted. Tim will watch if I have it on and laugh, but he won't choose it himself. Stubborn man!


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