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The Day To Day

Many years ago, when I was a senior in high school, I performed a monologue from the final scene of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town.

“It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another. I didn’t realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed.  Good-bye to clocks ticking….and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new ironed dresses and hot baths….and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth,you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it–every,every minute?”

As a seventeen year old, I couldn’t fully appreciate the meaning behind the words.  As I’ve grown older (and experienced the loss of my father), I try my darndest to enjoy the day to day.  Sometimes it’s super boring and I feel like a rat running the race, but other days I simply enjoy the routine.  I told Chucklebutt yesterday that while I love our adventures, I love our ordinary moments even more.  The waking up next to each other, the goofy goodbyes each morning, the mid-afternoon phone calls, the lazy nights watching trash tv.  Good times.

With that said, not too much has been going on at our household.  We’ve just been living the day to day and enjoying it.  We’ve seen some good movies (Ghost Town) and some not-so-good movies (Special).   We ate smothered fries at Denny’s this afternoon and we took a 45 minute nap which turned into three hours.  He had a production meeting for a show that opens next weekend and I went antiquing and didn’t buy a thing (shocking yes?!).  Oh, and last night we tormented our girls with crafty bits.  Witness:




Will we be able to do this with human babies?  FYI- Chuck and I are both only children and our animals have always been our playmates.  Mom says that we didn’t have brothers and sisters to aggravate so we take it out on the kitties.  😀


We wore them out.  Awwww…

Today was the first Saturday I have had off in three weeks.  I had plans to weed our yard and spray paint some pieces that I want to submit to Somerset.  We live in Arizona, and 99% of the time we have beautiful sunny weather.  The day that I wanted to work outdoors, I awoke to this:


The entrance to the Mines of Moria has got to be around here somewhere. 😉

You can’t tell from the pic, but it was pouring rain!  So no weeding or painting was accomplished.


I love our flowers right now!  The yard is out of control, but the wildlife are loving it.


Yesterday was my first venture into the world of ribbon embroidery.  One of my residents is teaching me and I am loving it!  The ribbon is silk and a bit of a pain to work with.  Next week we’ll do the leaves and add some centers to the flowers.


Finally, I wanted to show everyone what I found at Goodwill yesterday.  Isn’t she amazing?!!?!?!?!?!  It’s a perfume bottle.  Guess how much I paid for it?  Oh yeah, a buck 99.  The thrift store gods were shining down on me that day.  Squeal!!  I’m still on cloud nine for the find.

Oh one more thing — Chuck has been getting quite a few texts lately.  Who are they from?  Work?  Friends?  Girlfriends?  Apparently he has discovered Twitter and has a bromance going on with quite a few fellows.  Dr. Drew, Kevin Smith, Brent Spiner and Weird Al Yankovich.  Everytime they update their account, he gets notification.  Chucklebutt is such a goof — but I love him!

2 comments to The Day To Day

  • BME

    The perfume bottle was a steal. I see you replanted your petunias. Try and keep them alive until I get there.

  • Jan Moretz Lowry

    You need my Grandmother Howard’s old costume jewelry to add to your treasures… I’ll ship it to you soon-ish. Don’t fret, I will keep some of it for my own memories and for my little girls (some day).
    Love you, love, you, love you!

    “… and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table…” I LOVE THE GAMBLER! Thanks for having that on your playlist!
    And Chucklebutt needs to get updates when John Mayer tweets. I have such a crush on John Mayer right now… it’s sad.

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