Monday Mayhem – It’s May! The month of yes you may!

We are finally hitting our stride with Spring. It seems like it took a long time coming – even here in the Natural State. Late freezes and a shocking April sleet storm stunted some of the spring growth, but we have finally leafed out here and it is stunning.

I always marvel at the wide array of Pantone greens Mother Nature provides each spring.

Last weekend, Fodder and I spent a gorgeous cloudless Sunday on the Buffalo National River. Never visited this beautifully preserved national park set in the heart of the Ozark Mountains? Here’s a taste:

Sadly, it’s one of those things that is so close to home for us that we rarely do it. Last weekend, we vowed to change that.

Like many authors, I used to think being a writer meant having my butt in the chair writing every possible moment I had. I’ve let that fallacy go. Now, I know that letting my mind wander as Fodder paddles me along in a canoe is just as important as putting words on a page.

I came home exhausted, wind swept, gritty eyed, and sun toasted.

I also came home relaxed and ready to dive into a new series.

So, spend a day in the hammock with a good book, or go for a walk along a river trail. We bought a new frisbee to toss in the back yard. Doesn’t matter what you do, just go out and play a little bit each day.

And stop and smell the roses. Admire the fifty-billion shades of green. Pet a puppy or kitty cat. You’ll feel better for it. I promise.

5 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – It’s May! The month of yes you may!”

  1. Perfect advice. I love going outside and seeing what new flower has opened up. Funny we bought a new frisbee too. I think I’ll go outside now and pet Boo.

  2. I like your update on the old adage “Paddle Your Own Canoe.” Why paddle it yourself when you can get your significant other to do? Very wise, my friend.

    1. LOL It’s actually Bill’s rule. He grew up on the river and has seen too many ugly couple fights. He figures if he paddles and we dump, it’s his fault and there’s no need to fight about it.

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