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Saturday, February 06, 2016

  •   Last week, after much consideration, I sent the following message: “I am in serious need of unconditional love. So I am going to have a gathering on Friday night for women I love unconditionally.  We will start at 6:30. I hope you all can make it!”

  • Sometimes, when I am out and about, I realize that I am not quite ready to go home. And by “go home” I don’t mean die and go to heaven.  I just mean I need to find some stillness within myself before jumping back into the midst of the household.

    My vehicle has always been my “safe” place to think, feel, and just generally let my heart and mind wander in whatever direction they feel compelled. 

  • So, I have red hair now.  It is fading somewhat quickly, and I haven’t decided whether or not I will choose this particular color again.  My hair had become extremely blonde. And when I say “had become” I mean, every time I went to my stylist, Cassie, I asked her to make it a wee bit lighter.  By the end of the year, it was pretty much white. I liked it, but was ready for a change.

    The first time I mentioned going red, Cassie talked me out of it.  She has spent nine years coloring and highlighting my hair in whatever shades suit my fancy on any given day.  But in one area I have always been consistent…I never wanted a hint of red.

  • I’ve been hanging out down in Chattanooga for a couple of days. Meeting with friends I haven’t seen for a quarter of a century, and taking a bit of time for a much needed respite from the craziness that is everyday life.  The holidays pretty much zapped my will to live, but I’m optimistic about the new year, and am trying to start off right.
  • So, an interesting thing happened on Facebook this week.  I posted a twenty-nine second video of my kid wearing his new Chewbacca mask, and over 350,000 people have viewed it. While it’s nowhere close to viral, it is averaging fifty views per minute which is quite remarkable when you think about it.  

    Technology never ceases to amaze me.  A half minute of the Lumpkin family Christmas has been seen in countries as far away as Japan and Australia, although the Irish and British seem to be most fond of it. You can barely hear Chewbacca over the sounds of Christmas cheer, but anything remotely related to Star Wars is a big hit right now.

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