Apr 2, 2018

Enya Says.

Although no one asked asked me, here's what I'm thinking today on this 2nd day of April. Do you remember that 1960's song by Larry Verne, "please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go." Well, I have adapted the melody to beseech Annie to leave me here and not drag me back to the snow. She's not listening as I can see her loading up our stuff for the return trip. I attempted to plead my case to clark but he's taking a siesta. You should know that I caught my first lizard yesterday. It did not taste so good, this is because it was already dead by the time I sunk my jaws into his carcass.. It was a lizard cadaver to be sure. I did not see the XXXX's in his eyes before I secured him in my jaws. No more lizards for me this year! My Mom, Annie and her friend Traci and her adult child have been here for a few days. They all seem liberated when they are together. I told clark about this observation and he agreed. It's the 3rd time clark and I have agreed in one month. I'm logging it in my journal as I believe it's a new school record for us.

Tomorrow we are loading our rears into the Ford F 150 and heading north to Montana. I can only hope that one of the drivers takes an unanticipated left  turn to the Pacific Ocean. I love the surf. I do not swim well because I am a Bostie....we sink, but the suds on my withers feels good. Annie has a splendid tan and clarks toes appear darker, they both sport their flip-flops well. Here's to you fine citizens of the world.


Life's Blessings

Well our travels are coming to an end for this time period. We were blessed with many social engagements which provided delightful musings, delicious food, tasty drink, and fodder for consideration. Perhaps the old saying "Rest is for the Wicked" could have applied to our vacation. We certainly began to wonder when we reflected on our calendar this morning. Attitude provides great latitude and I'm always reminded through lovely moments that I'm blessed.
This morning, as our loved ones sent gentle messages to be safe due to storms, we were reminded of how fortunate we truly are. We hope to bottle the sunshine up and bring that sunshine home. That sunshine might be a smile, a laugh, a sweet trinket, a memory or a thoughtful gaze. We are bringing these home.
We are bringing home exuberance, plenty of love and hopefully some respite for the weary. As always with travel I am reminded there is no place like home. The land rises up to meet your feet and travel up your legs through your torso to warm your heart. Home is where your heart resides.. pure and simple. 

One of the great paradoxes of our lives is that we are all, where ever we call home,  in this together. Despite beliefs, despite hardships, despite colors of the skin, despite all obstacles...we are in this life together. How blessed are we. 
Love to you all today and everyday.