For my recent suxteee-seckth birthday, I celebrated with my big ole’ modern family …
… at Savannah’s Tequila’s Town restaurant in Sandfly.
(Seriously? Can you believe they come hooting “Happy Bday” laden with tequila for the celebrant! Even though I had my large head prepared for an oversized sombrero and some flan.)
Post-tequila I received some neat gifts, but perhaps my Favorites came from five-year-old grandtwins Madison (inappropriately pictured above next to the tequila) and Matthew. Their mom let them pick out their gifts for me. Madison gave me a pink unicorn in a love mug …
…while Matthew opted for a brown bear that actually smells like chocolate when you rub it vigorously!
(Matthew is in an over-smiling-for-the-camera stage.)
Oh, they also each got me a large skein of yarn–yellow from Madison and green from Matthew. Not that I knit (who has the patience for that?!), but because they like to unravel the yarn, make giant spiderwebs and throw it all over the furniture and each other.
Thus, inspired by the tequila, when I got home I opted for a quick photoshoot to document my suxteee-seckth.
Moral of Story: the strangest little gifts ofttimes make for the biggest shots of … Joy.
I am starting the blog again. May you all have the best year, this year, that you have ever had! Full of Joy, Health, and Enlightenment.
An other-worldly Savannah snowstorm in Savannah, GA. A harbinger of great things to come!
It’s time for some flags to be LOWERED–and some flags to be RAISED.
Yesterday afternoon, after the Supreme Court announcement, in an impromptu celebration in Johnson Square here in Savannah:
First couple who married in Chatham County (Savannah):
Of course, we do not all agree, but hopefully we can all respect.
May Love and Joy be your Portion this night …
… because really, it’s all about Love.
I hope your Father’s Day (and night) 2015 has been a peaceful and joyful one. Mine was/is. Spent time with both daughters and all four grandies. What a blessing to have them all in my Savannah. My cards:
And an incredible Facebook post by older daughter Amy:
“Happy Father’s Day to my very hip and high impact dad! I am blessed to have a dad who taught me to love without discrimination, to have joy in all circumstances, and who creates an environment of safety and acceptance where I am free to develop into my best and truest self.”
What a Difficult and Unparalleled Joy Fatherhood is!
In spite of this …
… I’ve had a Great Week here in The Savannah!
I hope you have too (wherever you are).
[P.S. Sometimes having a Great Week is simply a matter of looking for the Greatness in the Week.]
1. Fruits and vegetables.
(The yellowish thingies are young turnips. Yum.)
2. Deciding that to embrace the Truly Hip Person I am, I need New, Cool Socks.
3. Going to 1964, the (early) Beatles tribute show at the Lucas here in Savannah (a two-minute walk from my place), and getting a tad weepy when they sang, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”
4. Buying a new bed for “grand-dog” Spyro:
5. Hooting at grandson Daniel’s outfit for Nerd Day at the Savannah Children’s Theatre Camp.
Have a Terrific Weekend. I Wanna Hold Your Happiness.
It’s Friday! It’s JUNE! It’s Happy!
1. Grandson Daniel’s dress-up day at Savannah Children’s Theatre Camp. “Hollywood”
Spitting image of his grandfather!
2. A beautifully invigorating two hours at the Laurel Grove Cemetery here in Savannah this week. (I had never gone before.)
(Beware: A rather long mix of pics ahead.)
As I walked through the moss-laden oaks, I was mesmerized by the power of time to take back into the earth all that belongs to her. All.
Okay, I’ll stop even though I kept taking pictures. I love cemeteries. They are such celebrations of LIFE.
3. Meals this week. (All from the Forsyth Farmers Market here in Savannah.)
4. Beautiful plantscape at a house near me.
5. Bathroom sign in a restaurant on Hilton Head Island.
Great Weekend to you all!
Here’s a cool new video done by The New York Times about my humble hometown of Savannah.
I LOVE my little city! Come visit us.