Snow for Spring & Ice Cream for Breakfast?

Both sound a bit odd don’t they?
One is true at my house and the other can be true at yours.
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Yes, we woke up to snow this morning …

Granted it is just a skiff and will likely be gone by noon, but I’m READY for spring! If only I could learn the strength and persistence of these first flowers, imagine what I could accomplish. I headed out in the sharp wind to photograph this little crocus and I think I may frame her for inspiration.

I’m nearly finished with the first 12 weeks of Twelve (my online class) and then my family will be headed out for spring break. After that, I’ll be back on the blog more regularly–I’m excited about this!

I hoped on today, so that I might persuade you to celebrate a UNIQUE and important holiday tomorrow …


ICE CREAM for Breakfast image source.

Katie over at Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking, brought Ice Cream for Breakfast Day to my attention and I’m on board.
You can learn more about this Facebook promoted event HERE and I’m sure that this ARTICLE will inspire you as it did me.

When Bruce Rosenburg was diagnosed with cancer on March 21st, last year, he chose NOT to wallow in grief but to celebrate life. Bruce invited all he knew and all they knew (and now  it’s on Facebook) to celebrate with him by eating ice cream for breakfast every year on March 21st. Sadly Bruce passed away on Monday afternoon, just days short of the first event.

I think honoring Bruce and all those that have been touched by cancer by greeting tomorrow with ice cream is a WONDERFUL idea. Life is short. It should be lived with anticipation and a scoop of playfulness.

Let’s do it!

Comments

  1. I agree- ice cream for breakfast is a wonderful idea. I think most of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

  2. oh my this post could not be more appropriate, I just lost a dear friend to brain cance on Sunday Morning, she leaves behind two young children and a slew of people and even more she leaves behind a legacy of giving to others. I will celbrate her and her life tomorrow by eating ice cream for breakfast. I love you and miss you Heidi!

  3. THANK YOU for posting this Stacy – YOU ARE THE BEST :)

  4. I was honored to be a part of the online ‘Pit Crew’ of friend taking turns laughing and listening (mostly laughing) with Bruce and his family this past year.

    Grab some special little moments where you can. If you don’t want to have ice cream, then do something silly (or do something silly while eating ice cream).

    Another article about Bruce:
    http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/13/3817517/rock-hill-mans-death-from-cancer.html

  5. Aw! What a neat day! Thanks for sharing, Stacy! :-)

  6. Amy DeMordaunt says:

    Hey, the ice cream on golden grahams photo was taken by my sister who does thecupcaketheory.com! Yummy.

    And I will gladly eat ice cream for breakfast this morning in honor of the pediatric cancer patients I work with and my grandmother who died of pancreatic cancer. Thanks for a touching post.

    • Amy — no way, Carol is your sister? How cool is that. I’ll have to bookmark her site now. Sure hope your family is well and happy?! Has Jimmy (Jim) received his mission call yet?

  7. Thank you for sharing this. Moving message for all of us. We chose vanilla bean ice cream(went well with our weight watcher quesadillas)

  8. BARB TOPPING says:

    Thank you for sharing this. How wonderful to honor those who are living with cancer and those who have left us by eating ice cream for breakfast.

    Quite often we have snow on the first day of Spring, but this year is an absolute anomaly. I live in a NW burb of Chicago where we have had 7 consecutive days of record breaking warmth, several in the 80s. My flowers are way ahead of schedule and I am loving this early Spring. I have no idea what lies ahead for my gardens this year, but for now “This is a day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.

  9. Oh how I wish I had read this yesterday. I would have pulled out the ice cream and all the toppings this morning. My dearest friend was diagnosed with breast cancer the day before Thanksgiving. She had a mastectomy 6 days before Christmas and has now had two chemo treatments. After her second one she developed a staph infection that required 11 days in the hospital. She came home last Thursday with a home health care team and is very slowly regaining strength so she can continue chemo. I think I will still eat a bowl of ice cream to celebrate her and the many others who have been touched by cancer. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. I did it. I did it for my friend Steve. He just found out he is terminal which is totally heartbreaking. Although I know this little celebration didn’t change the outcome of any treatment, it went a long way in reminded me that life is sweet. Or can be. Thank you for sharing. xoxo.

  11. Wish I had gotten this post in time to celebrate Bruce, but it’s going on my calendar for next year…cancer has reared its ugly little head in my family, too…

  12. we eat ice cream for breakfast on my daughters’ birthdays every year. they think it is the ultimate celebration. :-) I wish I saw this earlier and would have done the same on the 21st. Will remember Bruce on the next birthday!! :-)

  13. Hi Stacy:

    The 2nd Annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is THIS THURSDAY March 21, 2013!

    I just got an email from my sweet friend Julie, Bruce’s wife, and she asked for my help in getting the word out this year. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case you or your blog readers can put a word or two out, or just eat ice cream with your family and celebrate life on Thursday. If you get the chance, please join the Facebook Event “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” created by Bruce Rosenberg. It would mean a lot to Julie and her daughters.

    Thank you! Love, Katie Scott.

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