Monday, October 18, 2010

October Spaghetti

I've been silent for a while,  Things have been kind of hectic around here.  My dad got in an accident that I would rather not go into (it only makes me sad and weepy and helpless feeling, he is taking it much better than I am).  I'm going home in a few days with a tremendous feeling of trepidation.  I love my family with everything in me.  Without them I am unmoored and uncertain.  But things have changed and there is no way for me to fix that.  There are times when I am forced to reexamine everything of which I was certain.  My dad is a man I very often take for granted.  He is an unselfish man who has never asked for much out of life.  Any time I needed him I knew he was just a phone call away.  He still is but the dynamics have changed,  I am not a baby any longer, a scared girl uncertain of the world.  I am a woman who has met so many people, who has seen little bits of a whole lot.  In all my travels I can safely say there is no one quite like him.  He is human and he is fallible, but come hell or high water he is There.  He rocked me to sleep when I sobbed as a little girl, he taught me to ride a bike, he taught me to fish.  And he listened.  When I talked to him I never felt like he was listening to shut me up.  He cared what I had to say.  And he still does.  There are so many regrets I have when it comes to my papa.  Perhaps it's time to try to fix what's broken.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday morning

So I took vacation time this morning. Not for that trip to Aruba sadly, but to just stay home and hang out with a few of my favorite people. The crazy junebugs have been trying to get into our apartment and pj and I have launched the tet offensive to keep them outside where they belong. It has been an uphill battle and there has been some resultant shrieking and cursing but I like to think we have had a bit of sucess. Am I lying to myself? It's likely. Do I care right now? Not so much. That's really all that is new right now except for the changing of the leaves and the slight snap in the air. Summer looks to be officially over in the wilds of west virginia. I would have to say it has definitely been a good one. Hope all is well in the microcosm of you.

"Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.". Irish proverb

Monday, July 12, 2010

P County Wanderings

I love summer. The way the air smells, the unexpected thunderstorms, the drives into God's country with the windows down and the radio blaring. Having said that, sometimes being a grownup can interfere with the freedom we associate with the hotter months. Even when kids are home for the summer with three month's of empty canvas rolling out in front of them there are still 40 hours of responsibility to fulfill every week. I have to say though that the last two days felt so frivolous and free. It was so much fun to just ride in a car with no destination in mind, to see the sparkle through trees as the sun reflected off of the water. It's never the big moments that define us as people I think. It's a million little memories strung together that we look back on and smile at when we're older. Everyone deserves a little peace, and I am ever so happy for mine.

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."  -Scottish Proverb

Sunday, June 13, 2010

10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

Superglued to the couch

So I had no great higher purpose in creating this blog. I wish that i could say that it was for the purpose of eradicating hunger forever, or creating world peace, or even something as simple as getting the world together to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for largest twine ball. Sadly, this is not the case. Mostly, I am just looking for an outlet. I am not the world's most interesting person, you will get no weekly updates on my vacation to Cairo or the most recent Maserati I added to my collection. Nope, all you can really expect from me (and anonymous person I do apologize in advance) is me just being alive. Simple things make me happy, things like the fact that even though it is as hot as any of the rings of Dante's inferno, I can sit outside at dusk and watch the fireflies brighten the night. Even a full tank of gas can make me smile...I am sadly the lady that waits until her car is screaming at her with the orange low fuel light before gas goes in. AAA is the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously. Best 80 bucks I ever spent. They even towed my totaled car into the car graveyard for free. Service with a smile! I also have No attention span and have been known to change conversation topics 15 times in 20 minutes. It is my blessing, it is my curse. I have run out of things to ramble about for at least an hour.

"I know I'm an acquired taste: I'm anchovies. And not everyone wants those hairy little things. If I was potato chips, I could go more places." -Tori Amos