Sunday, November 29, 2009

Looking for my MoJo . . .

Yes, we left on Monday as scheduled.
All 3 of us.
It is taking a while to get back into our routine.
We went to Denver
and now we are sitting outside Erie, PA on the lip of Lake Erie
waiting to pick up a load on Monday
taking it down to Calexico.

Nice long dispatch

I'll try to get my mojo back on the way down and start posting again.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Buckle Up . . . Buttercup

Driving solo was no fun.
Not Any

It is over.
Tony was released by his surgeon today.
He has to pass a simple skills test that involves such difficult tasks as
entering and exiting the cab
entering and exiting the trailer
pulling the damn fifth wheel release without falling down

I am assuming he will pass this tomorrow and we will be set.

In the meantime, we are nesting in our new place in Joplin.
If you listen, you should hear
the sound of twigs being arranged
feathers being fluffed
treasures being found and placed carefully.

We are getting back on the truck on Monday.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Slide your eyes over there to the right.
See that new badge thingy on top of my profile info.
Yeah . . . that big green one.

I have always been one of those people who makes gifts.
Not always, but whenever possible. I enjoy the entire process involved - planning, making and giving.
Since we have been in the truck, I have had to rely on others to make most of my gifts. is where I do most of my gift shopping now. I am a HUGE fan.

Whenever I have idle internet time, I like to peruse their main page. It is like peeking into a wonderful store window. I mark items as favorites to return to later when I have a gift giving occasion.
When I purchase an item from a seller on Etsy, I often communicate with them about gift packaging. They always do a special job for me and I greatly appreciate it.
(This is the shop of one of my blogger buddies - check out her wonderful jewelry)

In this year of stressful economic times, it is more important than ever to think about putting our gift giving dollars into the hands of artisans and craftspeople.

Won't you follow me in taking the Buy Hand Made pledge?