Saturday, March 28, 2009
Yes, We Can, Yes, We Must
3/28/09: Your Weekly Address from White House on Vimeo.
President Barrack Obama: While our government can provide every opportunity imaginable for us to serve our communities, it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities. To do our part to lift up our fellow Americans. To realize our own true potential. I call on all Americans to stand up and do what they can to serve their communities, shape our history and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others across this country."
First Lady Michelle Obama: "Community service is an integral part of empowering our people and making our communities stronger. And service must become a part of each of our lives. It has to be an integral part of each of our lives if we're going to create a more unified nation that we all want and that our President talks so much about."
Cudos to all of you that perform public service, no matter how little or how often. A nudge to those that haven't started. Even if you time outside the home is limited, how about knitting/crocheting a pair of mittens, a hat, or a scarf? There are many organizations on-line that accept hand made or purchased items to help out those less fortunate. You all know my favorite, Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, SD. Public Service is good for the soul.
I haven't been knitting, but have been crocheting. The spiral blanket is just about finished. Loose ends to weave in, and then a toss in the washer. Pics coming soon. Back to my pair of socks OTN, now. Those need to be finished by the end of the week!
Well, I finally took the plunge and began work on my garden. My backyard is very tiny. And most of it is overshadowed by the citrus trees. There is, however a three by six foot area against a north fence that gets sun most of the day. Being inspired by Mrs. Obama's garden at the White House, and because I really miss my garden, I got out the shovel yesterday and started turning earth.
On the way home from picking up my granddaughter at school, I did a quick trip to Home Depot to pick up seeds and some garden soil. So far, we have sunflower, artichoke, beans, tomatoes, cilantro and rosemary seeds. Back today to pick up some carrots, onions, and radishes, I think. I'm hoping the rosemary will thrive and grow into shrubs along the fence.
Next is to figure out a low cost way to keep the dog out.... Anything over 18 inches should do the trick....