Lunar Life

Where am I? How do I? I am here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is beautiful here. It is almost a five hour drive from my home on the Planet Ann Arbor. On a good day. One without a whiteout or black ice or tornadoes. I grew up here. I am here in my parents’ house. It is not the house I grew up in. That one was down on Superior Street. Here in the city of Sault Ste. Siberia. Oh, blerg, I just had to move because the GG and The Commander are blathering away about Ayn Rand and I can’t hear myself think. Interesting writer but…

This afternoon, I walked the beach. At least I tried to. We hauled our skis and snowshoes up here with us but I did not take those out to the moominbeach with me. The snow was not so deep out there that I sunk up to my hips with every step but it wasn’t really the best for walking. I prowled around the cabins a bit. Everything looked fine for those who own cabins/houses on our beach. I spent quite a bit of time visiting our friend Barb. She is the mom of a couple of good childhood friends of mine and I have loved her since I was a little kid. Among other things, she was one of the many beach moms who could always be counted on to watch us kids swim in Gitchee Gumee at the drop of a hat, no matter what the weather was like. Ski jacket on the beach? In July? Sometimes. I grew up with the proverbial “village” that people are always talking about and I think I am still learning how much I love and appreciate that village.

I am tired and this may be a lame blahg entry but it does document where I was today and what I did and who I was with. Sometimes that’s all it’s about. It sounds like the Olympics are starting out in The Commander’s living room and I think I will go watch that with my mom and my husband. Love you all. KW.

6 Responses to “Lunar Life”

  1. Jay Says:

    I want to be watching the olympics. It is 6:46 here. They started a while ago.
    But NBC feels that those on the left coast, less than three hours from the event, should wait until our dinner has settled to be able to see anything.
    Our LIVE feed is more lifeless, on tape, delayed for our convenience.
    And I have no choice – which drives me even crazier.

  2. Jay Says:

    On our local news cast just now they were showing where they are in Vancouver area – with the big screens in the background. Looks like the parade of nations is going on.

  3. Tonya Says:

    I am ALSO peeved that we can’t see the opening ceremonies LIVE. We live prolly about THREE HOURS away from Vancouver, B.C. and we have to wait until 9:00 p.m. to watch! (Plus, the local station that carries the Games kept promoting that they began at 7:30, which was a lie. Just filler and commercials — until 9:00.) Yes, I’m crabby.

  4. l4827 Says:

    Nice pic of the greenguycafe. We know of the waist high snow travels. Wish we could get up there this winter. The beach, boats, and air beckon all 4 seasons. Nice to hear the northern report and to at least experience the north remotely.
    Thanks for the imagery both from the pic and description ……..

  5. mouse Says:

    I love you guys!! <3 <3 <3

    <:3 )~

  6. Margaret Says:

    I love the village too! It’s an important part of how I was reared and how my children were also. I haven’t watched the Olympics yet and really want to. Unfortunately, my husband is not a fan! He’s watching Battlestar Galactica. Bah.