|Lake Superior at Crisp Point|
A couple of years ago, when I was going through a rough time, I started this blog as a catharsis of sorts, where I shared my moments of peace found while traveling in a vintage Airstream. My tin can let me go places I had dreamed of my whole life. I enjoyed sharing my stories so much, that I want to do more. But life still intervenes and keeps me from traveling often enough to write about it full time. I spent a considerable amount of time this summer thinking about how I could develop my blog when I only travel a few times a year. I also spent a considerable amount of time this summer not writing, because the two dogs, two cats, husband, kids, and all their friends were a constant energy in the house that prevented me from writing.
I may have spent the first month of summer feeling frustrated and wishing more than anything that I could have just one hour to write, except I had nothing but my frustration to write about, and who wants to read that? I may have let that feeling go on, except that I really enjoy being a positive person more than a negative one. My good friend, Debbie, who shares so many of my adventures, reminded me, "it is what it is". It was summer, and everyone was home. I gave up trying to write (which also goes against my nature) and started looking for the positive. I found it.
Where would Suzy put the frog today?
There was a moment each morning, when my youngest daughter, The Wise One, would walk into the kitchen while I was having my second pot of coffee and sleepily murmur, "Good morning, Mom" followed by a hug. It's always good to start your day with a fond greeting and a warm hug. We would then proceed to place our bets for what item my older daughter, Birdie, would announce she needed to get from Target that day. Birdie went to Target almost every day. It's a disease, as is spending her paycheck before she gets another one. We're working on that.
|The couch is NOT for you, Rooney!|
unmentioned in my efforts to remain positive. I settled in this summer, and while I admit I still had day after day of being frustrated with no peace, no time, and no privacy, I embraced that moment each day when my heart would warm with delight over my family and friends.
|The Tin Can at Muskallonge Lake|
|Stop spinning, Rooney!|
My son has returned to the University and is contemplating changing his major during his 3rd year. I'm sure several moments will result from that. The Wise One has entered Middle School and taken up running, following in the footsteps of her older sister. Cross Country Meets are a great place for peaceful moments. Birdie has moved to the big city to begin her Freshman year of nursing school, and gave me a really nice moment last week. She called home and asked me if I had ever taken a Philosophy course in college. I told her not only had I taken several, I taught Philosophy for many years at the college level. She was surprised and duly impressed. It's not often I can impress my children. It was a really good moment.
Starting today, I plan to write often about my moments, good and bad, at home and in the tin can. My goal is to connect with readers on a most basic level. There are good days and bad days, ups and downs, and within each day is a moment to remember. Sharing my moments with you will hopefully touch you so that you know you are not alone. We can all love those peaceful moments together, and learn to laugh at ourselves during those not-so-peaceful moments. Never forget, Rooney will be laughing at all of us during every moment. He's good at that.
Have a spectacular day, and thanks for reading my blog!