unpacking

The Tailgater! Circa 2008-2014

Cuppycake and I enjoy traveling together.

No matter car, plane, or train it’s all about the journey….

or is it the destination in the end?

(Nobody ever seems to remember!)

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin

This quote was first painted above our fireplace mantle in our home in 1997, then followed us to our current home in 2014 where it remains today.

My children often tease that it shall be woven into my eulogy one day – mostly because despite having seen this quote the majority of their lives they still continue to mis-quote it.

Which they deliberately know drives me crazy, giggles.

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underwear unmasked

it’s the monday giggles…

(Possibly) A True Story.

Main Characters

FEMALE: mid-50’s, bubbly, Christian, a redhead.

GOLDEN-RETRIEVER: magical, soft, and named Helen.

MULTIPLE FAMILY & FRIENDS: varying ages, intelligent, conscientious, civic-minded, gracious, & sensible.

ONE extraordinary INDIVIDUAL: (Who shall remain Anonymous, forever.)

Scene One

The sewing of masks.

Redheaded female spends several days sewing CDC recommended face masks to be shared with family and friends in need. Female hums lightly a variety of JJ Heller melodies over the din of the sewing machine. Redhead’s golden-retriever comes in and out of scene periodically to sit beside female, which always produces a warm smile from the redhead.

Scene ends with redhead stacking all completed masks in a pile, tidying up her sewing area and departing the sewing room holding the stack of face masks tucked in her arms, as she turns off the light in the room with a full heart.

I’m just a housewife…

*Photo in featured-image was taken prior to the existence of social-distancing. In other words: what feels like a life-time ago.

it’s the monday giggles…

I have been so impressed by the many individuals, stuck in their homes, taking on wonderful initiatives to challenge themselves during this Pandemic period in our World.

People are learning new languages, enrolling in on-line courses, exploring their artistic abilities and discovering their own Julia Child’s buried deep inside themselves.

I am in awe.

I am inspired.

I am applauding you all from a far.

(Six-feet a far!)

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