Friend Joan stopped me yesterday at church and said she quoted me recently. That can be scary. She had told someone that “A plant is only a weed if it is where you don’t want it.” Very true, but I was obviously quoting my youngest. Tracey is a Landscape Architect. Of course it would have been nice to be quoted on something I actually created but those are the breaks!
I interviewed a young lady (Same age as my kids) some time ago for the church newsletter. We became friends and yesterday her mother asked when I would get back from my summer 2011 travels, an unusual question since my leaving (if I do) wouldn’t be for another six months. I told her the end of Sep for sure. She said her daughter was getting married on October 15, 2011 and she wanted to be sure I was there. Wow! I was so thrilled. Once in a while being a writer really pays off!
My sis-in-law, Nora, came last week as promised. We spent the next two days creating the Nativity and various Christmasy villages. We had a great time together. It gave her the opportunity to decorate which she has always loved doing, and I had help with this major project. She couldn’t drag all her decorations to AZ for her winter visit so it worked out well for both of us. We shared a lot of memories and had some laughs, too.
When I walked out to my office this morning, I heard the sound of a violin playing. I am right across from the campground and a camper was outside his rig playing to a beautiful morning. A nice start to the day.
The campground is filling with those who will stay through the holidays or through the winter, and those continuing on to visit relatives or maybe to a camping spot where they want to stay until spring. Who knows. That is the beauty of being “on the road.” You don’t have to make up your mind or decide on a direction until you hit a T in the road. God Bless until next week.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”