Friday, September 19, 2014

Where I've Been

This week began with a determination to resume blogging, and yet it has taken until today, Friday, to compose my first post in a couple of weeks. I do have a good excuse for my absence the first week; Some Postman and I went to Arizona for several days. We had a very nice visit with his family, and celebrated the life of our beloved brother-in-law, who went to heaven at the end of July. Per his request, his wife (Some Postman's sister) planned a lovely party with family and friends. His '57 Chevy and her '53 pickup were on display in the cul de sac, as well as a handful of car club friends' classic cars.

My dress matched the car!
I so enjoyed spending time with my sis-in-law, I wanted to pack her in my carry-on and take her back home with us! We left just as the flooding began in Phoenix, our flight delayed and we ended up having a long layover. An airport is an entertaining place, though, with people-watching opportunities galore! I find it fascinating the clothing choices folks make for travel. Some go for complete comfort, in yoga pants and baggy sweatshirts, while others wear suits and heels, ready for the meeting as soon as the plane lands. A lady with a whimpering baby snuggled inside a loaded down stroller looked perfectly capable of handling it all with one hand tied behind her back. (Go, Mama, go!)  Two men with full beards, wearing conservative suits and hats, strode past, and my first thought was that they were Amish. But then I remembered that Amish folks wouldn't be in an airport, and as the men moved out of range of the row of seats in front of me, I saw the tassels dangling from the hems of their suit jackets. Aha - Jewish! So many diversely interesting people!

Back home again in the Flint Hills, I'm nearly caught up on laundry and cleaning, although I did clean the house before we left. The heat nearly did in the garden while we were away, but I am babying it along, trying to keep the squash vines alive as long as possible so my pumpkins will stay fresh until Halloween. The apples on our dwarf Jonathan tree ripened up nicely, and they are awaiting being turned into applesauce. Some Postman has begun work on the roof, and I am helping as much as I'm able, which at this point is only picking up the old shingles after he's removed them.  This job is doubling as my workout, since conveying them by wheelbarrow to the burn pile next to the garden proves to be quite aerobic. And I'm hoping to get my eBay auctions revved up again soon.

All of this has resulted in pushing blogging to the back burner, BUT -- I am determined to post regularly again, as this is a necessary creative outlet for me. The blog also encourages me to put some thought into my appearance, which tends to be a struggle for me most days. My goal is at least three posts a week, beginning next week. Fingers crossed!


Grammy Goodwill said...

I've missed your posts. I'm glad I could keep up with you on FB. You look lovely in your dress.

lantabmom said...

Love that dress and the fact that it matched the car. Awesome picture of you!