Friday, April 30, 2010

Zip-a-dee-do-dah and Zest

Hey, Y'all,
I am sure that many of my older readers recognize the words to the song from the 1946 "Song of the South" Disney movie, sung by Uncle Remus of Br'er Rabbit fame. It is such a happy song that I have always (along with many other people) enjoyed the zippin' along of it. I am most happy and enjoying life most of the time, and sometimes when I feel particularly good, I like to sing that song as I bounce around the house. It just makes me happy to sing it, too.

Zest is one of those words which describes the stuff they scrape from citrus fruits to use in a dish. Now, I don't care much for the scraped off stuff, but I do like the other definition which is the fresh zippiness we feel with life. Life needs zest in order to carry us along with that feeling of things going right.

Zip-a-dee-do-dah, zip-a-dee-a, my-oh-my-what a wonderful day, plenty of sunshine headin' my way, zip-a-dee-do-dah, zip-a-dee-a. Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder, it's the truth, it's actual, everything is satisfactual! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, zip-a-dee-a, wonderful feelin', wonderful day!

That is the way I feel most days, y'all. And now the A to Z challenged is zipped up. I have enjoyed it tremendously and would not have missed it for the world. It has been a glorious trip, hasn't it?

Today, I have a package to send, breakfast to eat, shower to take, kitchen to clean, laundry to do, lunch to have with friend, Judy, go to the drug store, bank, fill up the gas tank on my little Red Yaris, and then think about what I am going to pack for my trip to Texas. This evening, I will be reading and commenting on blogs. Just another day in the life of a little old grammy who loves having places to go, people to see, things to do, just life in general, and her Lord most of all.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends. Welcome to new readers (friends) and have a blessed day. Bye for now. More later.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You are always so full of zest, Granny!

Trudy said...

I was very close to posting on zip a dee do da myself today! Too much going on though, I also love that song and sing it often.

You are definitely full of pep and zest Ruby...and we love it!

Have a blessed day my friend! I will be back later to update on whether or not we will be welcoming baby today. Thank you so dearly for your prayers!

God bless!


A lovely happy post Ruby, congratulations on making the challenge.

Have a wonderful week-end.


Anonymous said...

I needed your post this morning! :) You are definitely full of zest. I'm glad I found your blog through the challenge, have a wonderful day!!

Shannon said...

Grammy, you are so full of zest and zip, I hope to have some of that when I am your age! Have a great time in Texas sweetie, I am so blessed to have met you during this challenge, and I will be back often!

azdarlene said...

Oh Grammy, you have made the alphabet more exciting to think of. All your post have been joyfull, anticipation on the next letter reading, just a delite to read each day. I thank you God for you every day. Keep up the good writings.
Love you
Darlene and Mark

Raquel Byrnes said...

Hope you have a marvelous weekend. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

tooleftfeeet said...

I am imagining you in your little yaris zipping around e. tennessee. how's the gas mileage on that baby?

Grammy said...

Hey, Y'all,
Thanks for all the uplifting and sweet comments and for the congrats on finishing the challenge. Little did I realize when I began that it WOULD be such a challenge, but I enjoyed it tremendously.
I love you, too, Darlene, my sister-in-law and friend.
My Yaris gets 41 mpg on long trips and 36-37 mpg on tootling around town. I really enjoy driving it.
Love to all of you,

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

hi Ruby!

agree with a previous comment that you certainly seem to have a lot of zest! good for you and congratultions on a smooth finish.

Wanda said...

Grammy, love your zest for life and have enjoyed reading your posts throughout the challenge. You're an amazing storyteller.

Sonja said...

Good for you! You are setting the bar high for the rest of us who are only a few years behind you!!

Your enthusiasm for life is a joy to see. Keep going....



Ginny the Sock Monkey said...

Indeed, congrats on finishing!

I love how your last post includes zest, as my first post (Z, because I'm a rebel!) was also about zest. Full circle!

Marjorie said...

Well, you did it! Great job. I'll be a regular reader from now on. Your posts are so fun.

Ellie said...

You added a lot of zest and zip to the challenge! I enjoyed all your
stories about your life and loved ones. I find it fascinating to hear about the good old days! The shoe story hit home. My Mom told me she only had 1 pair of shoes and went barefoot most of the summer. I remember shopping with her and she bought so many shoes, just loved them, making up for the past, I guess.
I will continue to follow you and enjoy hearing your adventures!
Enjoy your trip to Texas and drive safe!

Tori Cooper said...

Love it! Great job by the way on this challenge! Looking forward to many more posts from you! :-D Thank you for stopping by my page and commenting- I appreciate it very much! :-D

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

Yeah! We made it all the way through.

I've thoroughly enjoyed all the posts I've had a chance to get through! Your zest for life really stands out :)

Grammy said...

Hey, Y'all,
I just logged on this morning at 6 a.m. and saw the additional comments, and thanks for the appreciation you all have shown me! I will be flying out day after tomorrow (on a plane, I have no wings yet)ha. I will be stopping by your all's "homes" as we all blog. Love to you all. Yea! We did make it through, and if we didn't, at least we enjoyed visiting each other, didn't we?

arlee bird said...

Love your attitude, Ruby! It's been so wonderful having you along for the A to Z ride. You added so much with your posts and comments and a lot of other bloggers discovered and became friends with one great lady. I'll keep following your posts ---- you're like one of my lifelines back to Tennnessee.
Have a great trip!
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