My Adventures in Spark Land..Day 226 of Doing the New: Perfume & learning about Mount Vernon.
Monday, March 16, 2020
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." ~Audrey Hepburn
Yesterday I sat and looked around me and thought...'what is one thing I can do for me that I've never done before?' Then I thought, I can go into the bathroom and put on perfume. I got this perfume a little while ago because I hadn't worn perfume since I got pregnant which is over 23 years ago. At that time the Dollar Store had a sign that said 'Don't spray the perfume.' So I had to go based on the name not the smell. I got Body Fantasies Signature which is a $3 body spray. That is all the dollar store had. It's a body spray. Anyhow I picked 'Japanese Cherry Blossom'. I've never see the Cherry Blossoms in Washing DC but I've seen photos and I feel in love with the photos of Cherry Blossoms when I saw the photos the summer of 1981.
When I was growing up, I use to look at all the encyclopedias my mom had got through out the years. I wondered why she got them and what to do with them. I would ask my mom and she would look at me as if I were dumb and say they were there to look up stuff you want to learn about. I really didn't want to learn about anything! Every once in awhile I would go and look up the presidents. I would start with George Washington. I would maybe learn the state he was born, his VP, about his family, how many terms he served. how he died, where he was buried. I maybe made it to the 10th president before I got bored and did something else.
One year for Spring Break my parent's let me go visit me Uncle in VA. My aunt took me to Mount Vernon. I feel in love with the place!
Yesterday I sat trying to keep my mind positive. There are only so many Hallmark movies I can handle. I went to you tube. What I saw was a video done by Oyby called 'Touring George Washington's Estate At Mount Vernon". I really enjoyed it and then up popped videos done by 'George Washington Mount Vernon' it's self. They were very interesting to me to hear how they are carrying for the place, how they are restoring the place to look like it did when Washington's lived there, hear part of George's will. I learned a lot from the videos made by the estate it's self as a learning tool about the estate. It reminded me of when I was little. It really made the day go quicker and I was learning also. Maybe I'll see what I can find about John Adams today.
Update on my son. He sent me a link last evening about some ruling president trump made. I already knew that. It told me my son is clueless what is going on in the world around him. He is just buried in his computer games. I replied some more things the president had ruled. He didn't reply. I also said how sometimes I feel calm but other times I feel anxiety. I will feel a lot better when he gets home. His reply was 'why so I can give you the virus?' I was totally shocked! I replied 'Have you been exposed to it?' His reply was 'IDK-but I don't think I will chance coming home and giving it to you!' He feels the younger people are carriers.
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