It's All About the Journey

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Brooke and Little Bear

This is a photographic journey into the world of Brooke and Little Bear.

Brooke and Little Bear
(Our first portrait story
with Grandma)

Little Bear
“I’m cold, Mother Bear.”
“Oh Little Bear,
 what can you possibly want
“Oh no!”

“Here’s your fur coat,
now you will not be cold anymore.”



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I Wanna Soak Up the Sun

Words from Sheryl Crowe’s song stirred in my mind this morning, while I wait for my coffee to pour (the downside of pour over is that I have to pour and wait, pour and wait…), wait for my painkillers to do their thing.

“I wanna soak up the sun, tell everyone to lighten up…”

But mostly, I want to soak up the sun, sitting beneath a thatched roof, sunglasses, stirring the waves a little bit, and having a rum punch served by a magical waiter who runs up the beach, drink on a tray.  So maybe I should sing the Beach Boys’ instead:

“Aruba, Jamaica, ooo, I wanna take ya,
Bermuda, Bahama…”

Life can be fun, it can be warm, in the echoes of my mind. 
(Disney, did someone say Disney?)

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

I saved my favorite toy for my wee children, just for my grandchildren.  Mysteriously, Big Bird and Cookie Monster disappeared over a year ago, it was finally 3 months later that I had to ask my Pennsylvania children if they had hopped into the car to escape me.  While we waited and watched for them to appear, Grandma kept looking under things and in cushions (Cookie Monster did this in the past, when Caleb was 2, we thought for sure we’d lost him, he appeared in the moving van, wedged in our stuffed chair, after we moved the chair into the new house).

Giving in to the realization that they were lost forever, I stumbled across one on eBay and bought it.  The thought crossed my mind that, now that I ordered another one, probably they’d show up….

I went to Bethlehem to visit my children for Joey’s birthday last weekend.  One of the first things they did for me was to say, “Mom, we have a klepto….look what we found in Milo’s coat pocket….”  Sure enough, those two had gone for a ride and had hidden themselves deep inside his pocket!!!

So, they are together again, and there is a box in my car trunk with another set (haven’t opened it yet).  Anyway, we are at Sesame Street…

Button Up Your Overcoat!

Frigid temperatures plague the nation almost everywhere (California here I come)!  The storm windows are iced over, you can’t see through them.  Making the most of my auto start on my car!   Even short trips, after I lock it, I am auto starting for the 5 minutes or so that I run in and out of the post office and bank (yes, folks, she’s locked).

The heavy (ugly) wool sweater has been exhumed from my grandfather’s trunk, ready for it’s debut in Spanish class today.

Warnings on the news say to even bring the outdoor animals inside.  My cat, Tess, is grateful for that.  She opted out of going out on her morning spree, preferring the warmth of the bed.

Oatmeal, minus my lump of brown sugar, was the order for breakfast.  Today my Weight Watchers starts.

Photo for those who like the cold….