As a kid, did you ever go on a scavenger hunt?
Growing up, my best friend Susan and I were blessed with very, very inventive moms whose creativity abounded with super cool “events” they planned for us and our neighborhood friends. Birthdays always had a theme and very often handmade invitations.
Reward yourself with a break.
Slowly, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Now, go to your happy place.
Imagine a beautiful beach. The waves are steadily rippling onto the bright white sand of the shore. The sky is blue and no artist (alive or dead) can replicate how beautiful the clouds are, as they gently float in the sky. The water is such a gorgeous shade of turquoise that even Crayola can’t reproduce it. You are lounging in a beach chair that has the perfect amount of cushioning, so as not to leave slat marks on your legs and back. You are completely comfortable…
February 2, 2018 Xcalak, Mexico When I’m writing or cartooning, I get really absorbed in what I’m doing. John knows not to bother me or make a lot of noise when I’m in “creative” mode. If my thought train is jostled around, when I’m on a roll, it takes me at least 20 minutes to get […]
Have you ever seen the movie, The Long, Long Trailer? It’s a Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz classic about a newly married couple, who decide to spend their honeymoon trekking across the United States in a brand new travel trailer.
In it, the trailer itself almost becomes a character in the story and the scene, where Lucy tries to cook dinner while Desi is driving the pair to their next destination, is uproariously funny. It made me have hiccups I laughed so hard the first time I saw it. Do yourself a favor and watch, or re-watch it. Well worth the time.
So, here we are at a wonderful housesit on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, also known as the Mexican Riviera. It’s gorgeous, however getting here was arduous, at best. Thank goodness we weren’t pulling a trailer!
This past year we survived hurricanes Irma and Maria on Vieques, Puerto Rico. Maria wiped out the electrical, water and communication infrastructures on the island so that we were without power, running water, cell, and Internet for almost two months.
Grocery store shelves were bare, ice was scarce and the three gasoline stations were closed more often than they were open.
Finding the basics (food, gas, water and ice) was a daily quest. Somedays we got lucky, and other days not. On the “not” days our conversations went something like this.