Friday, April 23, 2010

Tending roses, legacy and just the ticket

- Neighbor Tom, who passed away three years ago, planted this cabbagey rose bush. I tended them during the time his place was up for sale. Seeing them bloom again makes me smile.

- Finally meeting clients after picturing them in my head for two years. We are printing a little catalog that my co-worker Marcus used to handle. It is fun to laugh with them while swapping Marcus stories. Marcus left me the gift of his clients, a wonderful legacy, and also taught me much about the printing business. He would love knowing that he is being discussed after all this time.

- A late night dinner of a hastily thrown together spinach and feta cheese omelet was, as my grandmother used to say, just the ticket.

Thank you for walking with me down memory lane today! I hope you have a lovely weekend full of joy and laughter.


TALON said...

Tom's roses are lovely!

I love how people can have a positive and lasting impact - in ways they never even know about. :)

Syncronicity at play - we had omelets for dinner also - extra old cheddar.

Have a glorious weekend, Lynn!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, so lovely on that rose bush, what a hopeful sign.

So, were the two clients as you pictures them? :) For me, I find the way I picture people is always different from how they are when I meet them -- mannerisms and such, I mean. But their hearts and spirits always exceed my expectations!

Eggs do come in handy for a quick meal! (and so do you, as a great friend!)


Blue Bunny said...

hav a grate weekend!!


from me

Blue Bunny
now wit karrit!)

Meredith said...

Yum, just the ticket. :) F. and I ate an omelette a few days ago, with lots of mushrooms and fresh chives snipped from the pot on the porch -- and I am so thrilled to be able to use the kitchen garden again, even for these little details.

Those roses are gorgeous! You must know your stuff in the garden; roses are *not* easy.

Have a beautiful weekend, Lynn. :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

Marcus and I hit it off on my first day at the printing company. He was semi-retired (he was 75 years old) and would come in most days for a couple of hours. Once - when the estimator explained something about a brochure's folding a little too quickly - he said, "do you understand what he meant?" Not really - I said. He took the time to take a piece of paper and fold it for me and explain why it had to be done like that. What a lovely and funny man. I miss him terribly. He battled cancer the whole two years I knew him, but finally passed away in December 2008. Since I worked his accounts whenever he was out sick, he wanted me to have them permanently.

You have a glorious weekend, too, my friend!

Jannie -

The two clients were nothing like a pictured and way friendlier in person. I loved meeting them.

You come in handy, too, my friend!


Blue Bunny -

That is a beautiful karrit! You have a grate weekend, too!


Meredith -

I had some fresh spinach that needed to be used, so I steamed it up and put it in the omelet. There is always feta cheese at my house. And eggs, of course.

I do not know much about gardening at all. Someone just told me that I should dead head the roses and it all worked out. :)

You have a great weekend, too!

Lance said...

Much laughter to you this weekend, Lynn!!

And...pretty awesome to meet someone you have known for a while, but never have seen!!

LL Cool Joe said...

People never look they way I imagined they would when I read a blog and then finally see a photo of them and I think "wowI I had no idea!"

That must mean the written voice has a soul all of it's own.

Happy weekend!

Riot Kitty said...

Now I want an omelet~

Maude Lynn said...

That omelet sounds heavenly!

Shyamanga said...

Feels good to be back and read Good Things... "A rose is a rose is a rose..."

Snaggle Tooth said...

Glad you helped those roses hang on so we can see them!
Sometimes I miss long absent co-workers too- but not all have such an impact on third parties! Sounds like a great guy as explained in reply to Talon-
I myself, cooked eggs today- hard boiled to add to potato salad, n scrambled. Breakfast- it's the new dinner! Next is pancakes n sausages...

Lynn said...

Lance -

And much laughter to you, too!

Joe -

That is true - I've had that happen with people so often. One of the men I mentioned in the post was way older than I thought he would be and in fact, fought in the battle of D-day. He owns the business.

"The written voice has a soul all of it's own." Very wise insight, Joe.

Riot Kitty -

Omelets are my fall back dinner since they are so easy. I hope you got one! :)

Mama Zen -

It was pretty heavenly.

Shyamanga -

It is good to see you back here. I hope you were off on an adventure. Love that rose quote, too.

Snaggle -

Eggs are a big part of my diet since I am don't like to eat much meat. They are my "go to" for a quick meal and sounds like you're doing that, too. Hope you are having a good day.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Happy Saturday!

Lynn said...

Jingle -

Happy Saturday to you, too!

Brian Miller said...

spinach and feta omelet...making me hungry. know just what you are saying about meeting someone that you have worked with but never seen. smiles.

have a wonderful saturday!

Lynn said...

Brian -

I am so thrilled to have clients near my house (the office is 20 miles from home) - so it was particular pleasure to meet them. And they were so nice. I hope you are having a happy day, too.

Meredith said...

Lynn, just a note to let you know I've awarded you The Sunshine Award over at my blog, in honor of how creative and positive your work here is. :)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I am honored, especially for being noted for those things. Thank you, my friend!