Just dropped in

I could blame my online absence on lots of things, but, in honesty, it’s just me. Haven’t felt like blogging. Other things to do, places to be. So I thought I’d just drop in to see what condition my condition is in blogging-wise.

One thing that’s on my mind today is that John and I are rapidly approaching our 10th anniversary – wedding, that is. Once he proposed, after 17 months or so of dating, we decided to get married pretty quickly; we were already old, we thought, so why wait when time was just getting away?

Now 48 seems pretty young in retrospect. But we’re glad we didn’t wait. Once you know, you know. Speaking of young, our kids seemed like, well, kids when we got hitched, though they were all older than I was when I had my two of our three.

Now they’re all way grown, in their mid-3os, and we have five grandkids. That’s a great condition to be in. Lolly and Pop are our most fun roles, though we still really dig husband and wife.

Soon we’ll depart for a trip across the ocean to celebrate – old people time, you know. Ten years is the equivalent of, what, 30(?) at this age – though if we’re lucky enough to make to 30 years, even 20, we’ll probably look back and laugh at calling ourselves old on our 10th anniversary.

Anyway, that reminds me that I need to finish the Paris episode of my trip with students to London and Paris. Paris was definitely the wildest ride, as I’ll explain this weekend, I hope.

In the meantime, I’ve also been doing things like dyeing silk scarves in a silk shibori scarf class taught by my friend Catherine Rodgers and held in UALR’s Applied Arts Studio, though it was an Arkansas Arts Center class. Great fun.

Three of the five scarves I made. One was for Cathy and I gave Liz another.

Three of my five scarves. One was for Cathy and I gave Liz another.

I also just accidentally bought a huge Tabriz Persian “tree of life” rug on eBay, which came last weekend. (Yes, that does happen. To me, anyway, more than once.) It’s fab and really ties the room together. But no photos yet – updates of remodeling to come.

Oh, and we’ve seen some good, thought-provoking movies (and a pretty bad one) and I’m reading another excellent book.

Lots to talk about.

Looks like the blog abides.

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