My favorite shirt

I’ve thought about all the things I could tell you about my favorite shirt.  I could tell you how many years I’ve had it, the story behind it, how I love the fit, feel, and color of it.

Or I could tell you about how when I wear it I’m cracking up on the inside.

My Favorite Shirt

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Learning to fly


An airplane was flying overhead and I said to Lil’ Sport, “I wonder if they can see us in the pool.”  She pointed out that we weren’t in the pool, we were on the patio playing cards, under a canopy, so no they probably couldn’t.  “All right, all right but what if they could?  Wouldn’t that be cool?”

“I guess”, she said.

I remember the last time I was on a plane looking down at the patchwork of fields wondering about the lives of the people I couldn’t see but knew were down there.  Are they happy? Is someone suffering?  Is this a special day for someone?  Do they know I’m up here?

As a child Chrysanthemum always wanted the ability to fly.  I wonder if she could fly, where would she go?  What would she see?

If it were me I would want another super power to got with it; to shrink – the fly on the wall theory in action.  But do I really want to hear/see the insides of people’s lives?  Not the people I know.  But it would be interesting to float into the lives of strangers.  Not to pry but to understand how and why they do the things they do.  To answer the question, “What were they thinking?”

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Sitting and Waiting

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I sit and wait, wait and sit hoping that one of these days inspiration will hit.  I’m not in the doldrums.  But I can’t say I’m feeling inspired either.  You know that feeling of wanting to do something but not having the gumption to … [Continue reading...]

The best idea I’ve ever had


Do you ever have a brilliant idea and want to run around outside with your hands in the air shouting to the world about it?  I did.  Last year. Then I forgot about it. Until last night. I’m so excited I remembered! The kids are not… … [Continue reading...]

The day we ate undercooked beans


I woke up to The Fonz heading downstairs at 4am.  As soon as I opened my eyes I thought, “hmmm… I feel weird.” But I didn’t pay much attention and just hoped to fall back to sleep.  Then it dawned on me that The Fonz was taking a long time to come back up … [Continue reading...]

The time before iPhones, Computers, and TV


When I posted this picture of me and my sister, what you don’t know is I really wanted to post this picture: Ha ha ha ha ha!  But really, look at those crochet outfits!  Uh, what’s up with the skirts?  You can see right through them! What in the world … [Continue reading...]

Then Superman said “Yeah…”

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Superman and I were on a walk today.  On our way out he deadpans, “The lawn looks nice.” (And here you’ve gotta see the grass high above ankle height with weeds poking through) And I say, “Yeah” And he says, “It’s because I haven’t edged” And I … [Continue reading...]