Another birthday. Oh goody. シ
This morning my cafe buddy, Jill, congratulated me on finally turning 29. Ha! Then we both agreed that we'd only return to 29 if we knew what we know now. Otherwise, forget it.
Speaking of the cafe, my book, Practically Seventeen, whooshed me to the 1940's there (even after 20 times rereading it).
At one point, I lifted my head and felt a jolt as I returned to 2021. Wonderful how books can snatch us away, right?
Oh, and before sharing some new links, below, here's a reminder:
I do not share every detail of my life in this blog. Certainly not.
Last night a Facebook friend(?) accused me of never driving our car nor going anywhere and well, sheesh! This past year I've driven that car all over town quite a few times and have visited the cafe and with more neighbors than ever before.
Seriously, what I leave out could fill another whole blog.
And so here's a special thank-you to my real friends who've understood, accepted and respected that all along:
1.) Anyone else remember The New Leave It To Beaver tv series from the 1980's? Gee, I'd forgotten how much I loved. That. Show.
Yet via Youtube, I am now remembering. Here's my favorite episode, but many others come close. How fun to watch other original characters return in episodes 30 years later, as well.
The link to the original Still The Beaver movie is here.
All of Mario Murillo's blog posts lately have inspired me, but especially this one.
3.) One of Tom's and my final bucket list items? To travel Route 66. Yet after watching this video together, we feel as though we traveled it already so now, who knows? Truly enjoyable video with this son and his dad.
4.) Oh! And here's a helpful hint: try not to order votives/candles during summertime. They just might all melt together in the UPS truck(!)
Don't ask me how I know this. heh.
(Miraculously, all 244 of my votives did manage to still work/burn after I chipped them apart individually with a steak knife and babied some of them along.) ツ
5.) Tom saved this box, below, from an Ebay order to show me all these stamps (this was just the back!). Wild right?
6.) Now here's a terrific verse for our times, one which encourages us to pause, to dig deeper than only what our eyes see:
7.) My sister and her husband have a new puppy! So adorable, right? They named her Star.
8.) Yep. Fifty-five years of doing this and still counting:
Remember how I mentioned shopping malls last week? I'm thinking today I'll drive over to ours for a birthday outing and for old time's sake.
If this actually happens, I'll tell you how it goes.
Please remember: My posts are ALWAYS about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15