is it one of the hottest days of summer?
is it time for our annual
christmas in july/august celebration?
with long-time friends
odds and ends re-gifts to each other
that we’re highly likely
to re-gift to someone else at a later date
no reason to keep the joy of giving all to ourselves.
‘christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”
image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols
et, longtime sporty friend of mine
signed up to do a quick 5k this morning
prior to our bookclub brunch
and was surprised to learn
that she was somehow stuck doing a 5-miler
due to a ‘volunteer miscommunication error’
and toughed it out, arriving on time.
please note the difference in her demeanor, expression, and body language
in the photos
still running and realizing the mileage
arriving at brunch and enjoying a breakfast bud light.
here’s to her mighty spirit.“either you run the day or the day runs you.”
dedicated to all
or at least pretend to
you are a captive audience.
credits: google images, word porn
an attempted escape
this time from a speakeasy
wits/skills/trials and errors
right brains/left brains
big, big challenges
big, big fun.
“the doors of wisdom are never shut.”
i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with
a group of long-time friends
a couple of grandies
a few old dogs
just like most of us there
the old dogs
have lived full lives
one is lame
one is deaf
one is blind
all have their challenges
and one thing in common
they love being with the people they love.
“old dogs can be a regal sight.
their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,
their routines become as locked into yours
as the quietest and kindest of marriages.
image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair
met up with my bookclub
for a late holiday brunch
in one of my favorite places
some of my favorite people
lots of bad gifts
a full morning of laughter.
a couple of people even read the book.
“laughter is an instant vacation.”
a scene from the road rally in the sideways rain
leap frog in the park
last night i told a joke to a woman at a comedy club, led a group of strangers in follow-the- leader in t.j. maxx, bought 60 cents of gas, got into a theater box office, danced the sugar plum fairy ballet and push it, had the zingerman’s staff sing happy birthday to me, tried to jam our team into one shopping cart, read a children’s book aloud to an adult in the library, found five different kinds of balls, secretly wrote crossword answers in the new york times and put it back, wore protective hockey gear, held a lobster, paid for a stranger’s purchase, ate as a group at taco bell, wore university of michigan gear that wasn’t mine, added my gum to a public wall art display, read incredible notes, shared food and drinks and blew out candles and it was a night to always be remembered.
sock monkeys vs. glitters vs. kwames
what a wonderful decade birthday celebration
thanks to all of you for every bit of it
it meant everything.
“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”
– joan rivers