Sunday, April 19, 2015

GOD'S ROBIN CREATURES AND ANNOUNCEMENT

My Mom use to say that if you saw a robin that ment Spring was just around the corner.  Well, I hope our spring is finally here.  These are some of the pictures I took of the robins on Easter morning.  I am still trying to get that Blue Jay.

ANNOUNCEMENT

I have decided that I am going to take Sunday off.  All of us work on New York State of Mind sometimes seven days a week.  Sunday is the Lord's Day.  The Lord's Day of rest.

Now on Sunday's like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, and alike , I will have a post on, but on most of the rest of the Sunday's, I will rest.  Also, it gives us time if something comes and someone can't put on a post, to get someone else.  Mostly thought, it is the Lord's Day.

I hope you all understand.  It takes time to get everything on.  Although I enjoy, I do think we all need a day to rest.  Hope you understand.

Also, if anyone has any pictures, or recipes or a post they would like to put on that they think would interest others, let me know.  We use to have something on every once in a while that you folks out there would send, but I haven't had anything in a while.  Sometimes I would get a picture of the finished recipe someone had made of Jean's.  I haven't gotten any of those, either.  If you don't want your name on it - that's okay.  If anyone has anything contact me at: lincolnlady1121@yahoo.com  I am always looking for thing to put on.

Also, I didn't know if i should mention this or not.  I am not doing it for a pat on the back. But, just to give you a thought.  Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up.  This year my Mom will be gone 20 years and my Dad 17 years.  I use to feel so bad that I didn't have a Mom or Dad to celebrate it with.  Then I came up with the idea to give another Mom or Dad  a gift on Mother's Day and Father's Day.  I found out there are a lot of people in this world whose children have passed away or live out of state or just ignore them - especially in nursing homes.  Most of the people I give to I don't even know.

I paid the breakfast bill for a lady in a restaurant.  We were sitting next to each other, both alone, and she told me her son had passed away and this was her first Mother's Day without him.  As I left before she did, I paid her bill.  The next time I came in, the waitress said the lady was thrilled.

A lady in the apartments I live in lost her son just a few weeks before Mother's Day.  I got her a gift and had the manager deliver it and not tell who it came from.  When I can't find someone, I go to a nursing home and ask if they could tell me someone who might not receive a gift on Mother's Day of Father's Day.  I have never not been given a person.  I get a gift, give it to the manager and they give it to the person.  I never want my name given.

I never buy anything expensive or fancy.  One nursing home lady wanted a stuffed animal.  Another time I sent someone a plant.  Something small that they know someone cares.  If they like candy, I get them a small box.  Just something small to let them know someone cares.

Just  thought, if you have a little extra money.  As I said, unfortunately, there are a lot of parents that don't get anything for Mother's Day or Father's Day.  It makes me feel good and I hope they enjoy whatever I give.  Just thought I would give you that idea.

Well I guess that's all I have to say in this post.

Marilyn

18 comments:

Vickie said...

Marilyn that is such a GREAT decision. I am happy for you. I could not agree more with you, that you all deserve off of blogging on the Lord's Day.

Thank you for the excellent advice. Henry and I still visit the nursing home by us once a month. I will do Mother's Day for sure. I do not know any men there, but there are a few. I will try to do that too.

Tom said...

Great collection of "rockin' robins." Tom The Backroads Traveller

Anonymous said...

Wise advice, indeed. Have a most blessed day! Carol

littlemancat said...

Good ideas today! It's a great idea to take Sunday off - a day of rest and reflection is good for all of us. And how wonderful what you do on Mother's and Father's Day. Inspiring.
Mary

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

Glad you agree, that I take Sunday off. I didn't know how it would go over, but I do need a break.

I am glad you take Henry to the nursing homes. I use to take Niki, the poodle I had before Pierre and Rickie. She loved to go there and the people loved her.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

Glad you enjoyed them.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,

Glad you liked it.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Mary,

So happy you agree that I take a day off. Enjoy doing things on Mother's Day, reminds me of my Mom.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hello...
YES - It is a wonderful idea to take off Sundays and I like your idea about sharing on Mothers Day or Fathers Day. By sharing with someone who does not have anyone - it makes us broaden our world and think more of others while providing some happiness to someone who may not be afforded that gift.
What a good lesson! Thank you.
Chris

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Chris,

Thank you, I am so glad you understand. There are a lot of people in this world, that don't have anyone. It's my little way to help a person be happier for a day.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Marilyn, can't blame you for taking Sunday off. This blog is something you do for us It seems everyone enjoys it, I know I do.
Bless you for being so giving to others.
Not too long ago I had a hard time getting my husband seated. Someone paid for our meal. It warmed my heart.
jodie

Gisela Suski said...

I think this is a great idea, it is the Lord's day. I love the idea o giving something for Mother's Day or Father's day. You are a very special person.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Jodie,
I am so glad someone payed your meal bill for you. It's nice to give to others.

So glad you understand my not working on Sunday. Am glad everyone enjoys it here.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Gisela,

Thank you for understanding my taking Sunday, the Lord's day off. I just like to make other people happy sometimes, if I can.

Marilyn

Ingrid said...

Good for you, I'm glad you decided to take Sundays off.You invest a lot of time and effort on this blog.It will give you a little time to rest and enjoy the day.
We all enjoy this blog and from reading the comments others have left we all agree that it is a good idea.
Very thoughtful of you to think of others on Mother's and Father's day,a small gift or kindness at any time can brighten someone's day.
Ingrid

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Ingrid,
Glad you understand my taking the Lord's Day off. So happy that all agree.

It is nice to brighten the day for someone no matter what day it is.

Marilyn

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Marilyn,

You need to take at least a day for yourself! We enjoy all your posts, but it does take a lot of time and thought to come up with ideas, go around to get the photos and get them ready to put on and then get all the text ready and work with all the people who help with all the great things you put up. It is appreciated, but take at least one day a week to rest and rejuvenate!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Willow's Quiet Corner,
Thank you so much for your advice and understanding. I try to get the post done a week ahead. Like I have all this week done. If something comes up, I can change it around. It does take time getting everything and putting it together.

Marilyn