Thursday, July 18, 2013


It's been months! The Husband pointed out that I had not blogged in some time. So I thought about this and came to the conclusion that I really didn't have anything to say. How sad. It would take all of my writing power to come up with a way to make laundry and the supervision of having a new deck built worth reading about. It's funny how life gets in the way of living. We get so caught up in the daily work of life that we don't have the time to live. There is always some life chore that takes precedence.

I find that it becomes more and more important to sneak in little bits of living when I can, besides, it gives me blog fodder! This past Tuesday, the Husband and I travelled to Kent, Ohio to attend a concert by my favorite band Great Big Sea.

It was a four hour car ride which gave the Husband and I time to talk about something other than the deck, or the kid's upcoming band camp schedule. We actually talked about politics and what I would like to do when I grow up! It also gave me time to work on a blanket for my friend Bruce who lost his home in the Colorado wildfire that hit Colorado Springs in June.

Several of my college friends and I travelled to Corning, NY to attend the memorial service for the mother of a dear friend. It was a turbulent emotional weekend. Bruce flew home to CO on a red-eye arriving early in the morning to the fire department telling him he had about an hour to load up his car and evacuate. Later that afternoon his house was a pile of ashes, and his whole life of possessions and mementoes fit in his car.

I decided that Bruce would eventually have a sofa and he would need a blanket to nap under on a fall Sunday. The perfect choice is the Moderne Log Cabin done in manly colors, Bruce being a single gentleman. I'm still on the first square, but much further along.

Upon our arrival in Kent, we saw this oddity. I love the kitschy in America.

Yes, that is an x-wing fighter.

We stopped at the May 4th memorial at Kent State in remembrance of those 4 students who lost their lives during the anti-Vietnam demonstration.

We also had a fantastic meal at bar/restaurant.

That is smoked Gouda macaroni and cheese topped with hickory smoked pulled pork. I'm drooling again.

We then went to the concert. We had third row seats!

This will only make Great Big Sea fans jealous, but we were no less than 15 feet from the stage. The day was steamy and hot, and I don't believe the a/c was up to modern day standards. This is what the Husband and I looked like before the concert started,

and this is what I looked like at intermission!

And that, my friends, is a little bit of living.

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