Despite any misgivings about raw chicken or fortune cookies predicting my dire future, we are ordering takeout tonight, Chinese style. It’s been one of those gray, depressing, frigid days of winter. They shuffle through January and February at speeds slower than my overloaded computer.
Don’t misunderstand, I am not wishing my days away. I want to enjoy every moment of this age, because soon I will be…older. I just wish for sun and temperatures that don’t make my toes turn blue with frost.
I checked the weather this morning, looking for a warmer place to visit, but I found the entire country is pretty much frozen. If you’re in a small pocket of blue skies and above freezing temperatures, please don’t tell me unless you have a spare bedroom.
A few years ago FringeMan and I picked up a movie in the dollar store. I wish I could say that I am not in the habit of buying dollar movies, but my DVD collection doesn’t lie. We have enough Beverly Hillbilly reruns to laugh our way through the worst snowstorms.
This movie (I can’t remember the name and I’m too lazy to go look) features a hippy family that packed up their kids and traveled around the United States for a year. The idea of seeing our great country and giving our kids a lesson in life that is sure to teach them more than any U.S. textbook is tempting. I mean how fun would it be to see America and visit all of our friends and family scattered around our 50 states?
How can I live without seeing the Grand Canyon, a twister in Oklahoma, and Cali-forn-I-A?
Do you want us to come visit?
I will blog from cities, towns, and squirrel holes. I will introduce you to new and familiar faces. The FringeFamily will roam the land from sea to shining sea.
Can you hear the music?
“Amer-i-ca, A-mer-i-ca …”
FringeGirl goes mobile!
I’ll have stories to tell until my grandchildren get grays.
FringeMan will preach to the nations at a different church every Sunday.
If only I were independently wealthy…
Well, maybe someday. I’ll never say never.
Wouldn’t it be fun?
Perhaps tonight’s fortune will say, “Exotic travel will come with cow and painted bus.”