Friday, September 3, 2010

Mud Pies

Remember when we were kids and loved to make mud pies? After a summer rain I'd set with the neighborhood kids at the sandbox patting muddy sand into the little metal pie and cake tins that were part of my "outside toys." Mary Moore and Sunday Brock would come over and we'd spend the rest of the afternoon pretending we were housewifes.

Not Housewifes of Missouri...just housewives!

We didn't mind the grit or the dirt that filtered up through the sandbox. It actually helped make the cakes turn out better. We'd line them up along the top of the sandbox, ready for the next day when we would decorate the tops with Zinnas or Marigolds, Pansies or Rose petals. 

Sometimes it seems like the world is a big mud pie. There's a whole load of messy, stressy stuff everywhere these days. Turn the news on and you see nothing but problems. We are slowly coming out of the Recession. Emotionally, financially, it's a tricky sticky subject that we can't quite escape. Figuring out how to navigate the mess is governments' biggest problem right now. Almost as fast as we remove one problem, we step into another. Well, that's how it seems to me. I hope you're not facing any hard decisions this week, but if you are you might just think about how much fun mud pies were...and how we turned a mess into something pretty with a little hard work!


  1. I love this Joycee, "turn(ing) a mess into something pretty with a little hard work!"

    Hope Congress is reading your blog.

  2. mudpies and playing in gutter water. that was what we did after rainstorms. isn't it sad that before, during and after rainstorms the kids nowadays are stuck in front of tv or computer! hope the recession is ending, we'll see. they say it is but i'm not seeing any signs yet! have a great day.

  3. Really good advice! Hope your weekend is all you want it to be and more.

  4. An encouraging post this week - thanks. Lots of tough choices coming up here soon, so hope to remember those words!

  5. What a great post!!
    I love the memories and relating it to the present!!
    Have a good weekend!

  6. Well, I've been messing around with the look of the blog again...tell me what you think!


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