“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”~Fred Rogers American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers … Continue reading Random Quote for March 20, 2021
“There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.”~Maggie Smith English actress Maggie Smith was born on this day in 1934.
This was another week we didn’t make it up the mountain. I can blame it on the holidays, but I’m not sure that’s entirely true. The short week, and the latest covid surge, meant many places were still encouraging online business, so I took advantage of it. When I worked in corporate America, I used … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 12
My days have gotten busy since I’ve “recovered” from covid. First Reader and I divide our time bouncing between digging through the remains of our home, cleaning out my mother’s storage unit (while deciding what to keep and what to donate), spending time with our dogs who are with our dog sitter, and helping take … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 9
We began tackling the cleanup on our property this week. A friend came up with us and brought a couple of shovels and rakes to help us start the process. We decided to begin with an old Jayco travel trailer that we used mainly for storage. (C) 2020, JJ Shaun It held the holiday decorations … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 8
This has been a very long week — of doing not much of anything. I am down with a positive covid diagnosis, so I’ve been stuck in this same damned room for the last week. To say I’m bored out of my gourd is an understatement. And until I’m covid-free, I’m stuck in neutral. My … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 5
Two weeks ago, I dreamed that our house burned to the ground. First Reader and I were evacuated the Wednesday morning before this dream invaded my sleep. Best Riding Friend offered an invitation to camp at her place for as long as our evacuation lasted. Our two oldest fur-babies went to their usual sitter while … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream
"I dream too much, work too little."~Sylvia Plath, (2011). “The Journals of Sylvia Plath”, p.542, Faber & Faber American poet, novelist, and short-story writer Sylvia Plath was born on this day in 1932.
Two days ago, we received news that half of our neighborhood was consumed by wildfire, including our humble abode. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunOur home. October 5, 2020 First Reader and I have spent the last few days waiting and wondering what was going on. We've been denied entry to our community daily because of the … Continue reading Evacuation Day 8
First Reader and I are going on our fifth day of home displacement. After an already tense few days, we learned that the fire roared through our community yesterday. As of this posting, we have no idea whether or not we still have a home to which to return. We are keeping a positive outlook, … Continue reading Evacuation Day 4