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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

emoticon 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.

emoticon 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.

emoticon 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!

emoticon 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.

emoticon 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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  • CANDOIT54
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  • RKOTTEK
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  • SPEDED2
    These are definitely troublesome times. I've upset several people in my family. My DIL's step mother passed away last week and her memorial and funeral are tomorrow and we are not going to attend either one. We've decided to not attend a birthday party on Saturday for two grand kids. We're staying in and I hope it's enough to keep us safe. It's all about the personal choices we make.

    Be well and stay safe. In my opinion, DS loves his mom and he's trying to keep her safe and healthy.
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    73 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Sorry that your son doesn't plan to come home soon. I do hope that he doesn't have COVID 19. I like the smell of Japanese Cherry Blossom. I bought the fragrance at Bath & Body Works. Stay well.
    73 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    Sorry your son might not come home wonder if he was to get a reaction from you. . just like people are acting
    are acting like the world is coming to end. and how will they ever take the TP the have stored in the basement with them emoticon Glad you enjoyed the new perfume. find something fun each day to you can enjoy doing to take your mind off the world events. emoticon
    73 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    glad you liked the perfume and anyone can be a carrier hope he comes home soon Hugs
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  • CHARTING-BEAR
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good for you for treaing yourself to wearing a scent! It's uplifting. I don't wear scents much, but they make me feel good.

    As for your son's feeling the young can be carriers, well . . . truth is ANYONE can be a carrier . . . child young adult, adult or senior.

    Good luck to you. We will get through this. It may not be the same when things come back again from this virus, but the hope is they'll be BETTER.

    HUGS and stay well.
    73 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Very informative
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