Welcome! This is the first official installment of Adventures with Andy.
Andy’s journey began because of k8edid’s impromptu invitation. I hope you’ll enjoy this adventure of Andy in Southwest Florida, as told by his hostess with the mostest, k8edid.
“The long and winding road …” – Lennon/McCartney
Stay focused on the road, because I think the weekend is just around the corner. Continue reading
This is my 66th photo for the year. Just 300 days left in 2012.
Where has the time gone? I’m not sure.
I asked Charlie the same question. Based on his expression, I don’t think he knows, either.
So far, where has your time gone this year? Continue reading
What am I doing? I’m so confused.
In 2010, I started this blog to write out and explore my thoughts and feelings related to my marriage and my life. I hoped readers would relate to my stories, and I hoped I would start conversations.
Mid-2011, I began exploring flash fiction. I tapped into my alter egos (the many voices within) and created various stories inspired the group. I started taking part in writing challenges offered by other bloggers. And, I took part in Blogdramedy’s 12 days of BlogFestivus, which I enjoyed greatly. Continue reading
Yesterday, a friend of mine treated me to a birthday breakfast at a place in downtown Woodstock. After our incredibly yummy meal, I asked her if we could walk around for a little while, so I could search for a perfect Sunday photo.
The previous night brought with it mild temperatures and storms, though the morning greeted us with a chilly dampness that cut to the bone. Downtown Woodstock has several cute shops, but my jacketless-self was a little too cold to spend too much time window and photo shopping. Thankfully, the perfect shot was easy to locate.
May your Sunday be one of gratitude, peace and comfort. May you enjoy life!
Oh, and thanks for the birthday breakfast, Betty!
If you must know, I am a shy person. If you and I were to meet in a crowded room, my face would turn a vibrant shade of red, I would stammer with your name, and I would smile and nod nervously. Immediately following our greeting, I would retreat to the farthest end of the room, where I would remain to watch the social ones chit-chatting and being friendly.
It’s not that I am not friendly. I am friendly. I just don’t do well in groups. I’d much rather sit at a small table with a few folks.
Having said that… Today is my birthday, and I am all about getting the word out and celebrating my day.
It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! But please, avoid eye contact with me, or I’ll turn red and run. It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday!
Do I know you? I follow your blog, and I read your thoughts, but does that mean I know you?
Do you know me? I write honestly, and I share
too much openly, but do you know me?
I have a handful of friends, provided a handful equals three. More specifically, I have three friends whom I stay in touch with on a regular basis (meaning we make contact more than four times a year) and could easily identify in a line-up (not that any of the three would find themselves in a line-up).
These three friends are my friends within the real world. I see them. I touch them. (Hugs, people. Jeepers.) And, sometimes – when they pass gas, I can smell them. Continue reading
Salutations! I hope you enjoy my latest drabble.
A drabble is a work of fiction consisting 100 words.
Feel free to join me. Tag your post with ‘Friday Drabble’ and use the hash-tag #fridaydrabble on Twitter. Continue reading
Thirty days ago, I posted a picture of what I considered chaos. I was exposing our dirty laundry, so to speak, as it pertained to the kids’ toy room.
Thanks to a friend, order has replaced chaos. The entire house feels lighter. I feel lighter. The world is a brighter place. May the glow being emitted from our toy room brighten your day. Continue reading
‘Is it live or is it Memorex?’ What a dated title, eh? Oh well. I’m going with it.
Robert Siegel, from NPR’s All Things Considered, was interviewing George Clooney. When asked about the attention George receives from fans, George responds:
“I’ve walked with very famous people down red carpets over to the crowd of thousands of people,” he says, “and you’ll reach out to shake their hand and they’ve got a camera in their hand. And they don’t even get their hand out, because they’re recording the whole time. And you can tell people that you recorded Brad Pitt, but it would be very hard for you to say you actually met him, because you were watching it all through your phone. I think that’s too bad, because I think people are experiencing less and recording more.” Continue reading