Wrapped up

Just when I was getting all wrapped up in…”stuff”, I have to be reminded to get all unwrapped, for crying out loud.

Work, political argument, professional challenges, successes and failures, family attitudes, time demands, making ends meet, coordinating schedules of events, getting ready for a 3-day weekend trip, sadly realizing LD High School football has their last home game this Friday,  figuring out how to evict the pity-party-goers trying to dominate the day, and a big one: having to deal with the absurdity and unfairness of life.

Oh geez….

So then…


  • I took one look at my ‘royal” Scottie dogs and can only smile (and join in) at their shenanigans, and

  • I decide to stop by my favorite Corps park for a few minutes before going off to work Wednesday morning and discovered not only a new day dawning, but also a “rafter” or “gang” or “gobble” of 28 turkeys – yessiree, I count ed em’ over a 35-minute watch – waiting for me, and

  • I wake up remembering the visit we had from 2 1/2 year old OFGrNe Mic and his parents this week that was a energy-filled 60 minutes of fun and innocence watched – we certainly need to see Mic, Tom, and Christina again sometime soon.


Ya know, this life ain’t so bad now when unwrapped and given some thought.

More often I need to stop, relax, and come to terms with enjoying the day without hurries and worries, being so crabby and mean, and going easy on the fear, orneriness, and the stubbornness dealt…and by all means get around folks of similar outlook. (now let’s all go hug some creatures great and small, and maybe a couple trees while we’re at it.

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” – John Burroughs

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