gratitude

Dreams Move On

July 17, 2019

This is the trailer that started it all, that launched the collection and the dream. I have five vintage trailers now, two long ones and two short ones and one that’s somewhere in between. And I have had a dream of building a little trailer village, a space for eclecticism and retreat. But. It took [...]

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Moving Along

January 21, 2011

The one-year anniversary of my divorce has come and gone, and I almost didn’t notice. That’s a good thing, the almost not noticing. It means that I have traveled a good, long distance from then and am more actually living now. It means that although I would still describe my heart as broken, broken-hearted is [...]

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Thanks. No really, I mean it.

November 25, 2010

So often these days I feel like my life is one big trudge uphill, with little breaks now and then during which I bang my head against a stone wall. Daily life sucks up hours for chores, just for maintenance of daily life. And it seems like every other thing I go to do, well, [...]

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54 and a day

September 14, 2010

It was a fine birthday. The day turned warm and sunny. There were many sweet “happy birthays” sent my way. I baked a tasty cake and made a rich buttercream frosting for it. And on my walk home from my sister’s, I saw the Milky Way. Perfect. (Cake: Pamela’s Products gluten-free chocolate cake mix. Frosting: [...]

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Ouch

September 5, 2010

“Nondisplaced distal radius fracture.” I never knew what that meant. Now I can tell you. It means one-handed typing asking someone to open the peanut butter jar for me difficulty folding laundry trouble putting my hair up making multiple trips to carry a few things setting things down to open a door It also means [...]

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Things for which I am grateful

August 8, 2010

I have the best family and friends on the planet. Just saying. Photo: Grandma Sawyer’s apple tree, which likes to produce three-apple clusters. Photographed by me with an iPhone and the Hipstamtic appon August 7, 2010 in Palos Verdes, CA

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Awe Some

July 22, 2010
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Beside the Road

July 14, 2010

I was driving around today, running a bunch of errands, enjoying the sunshine, and randomly taking in the messages on the big billboards along the way. It seemed like a lot of the billboards carried advertisements for beer of some kind or another, and this intrigued me. I mean, I don’t know why it would [...]

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Save ice in the winter

July 8, 2010

More talk today about preservation. This time Suesanne and I were comparing notes about how each of our great grandfathers would cut and save ice in the winter for use in the summer. It must have been early 1900s when they were doing this, her great grandfather in North Dakota and mine in western Montana. [...]

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Fanning majestic flames

March 22, 2010

I had begun to miss the spontaneous dinner parties of my friend, Tiberio. Tiberio makes magic food–his secret ingredients are passion and love. His dinner party guests are from the jumble of his collection of friends and acquaintances–always an eclectic array of other passionate and loving people. But Tiberio has been busy traveling, and seeking [...]

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