Thursday, June 23, 2022

* I Haven't Been Here in Two Months! *

I am alive. Just been lazy about any kind of writing, including blogging, and just kind of depressed. 

As I read my previous post, I must confess that I haven't done anything about "living intentionally". But it did at least remind me to email my friend about lunch. 

I've been down lately. Our world is in such chaos. 

My country's leader is incompetent.

My beloved vehicle, a 2009 Equinox just shot craps and we'll have to sell it for parts. We only had about 6 more months until it was paid off. 

I want peace and harmony, the kind I can only find in my dreams...

I know that so many others have a terrible life and I feel guilty for being sad and depressed, but right now that doesn't help.

I DO have some happy news to share. Sometime after my previous post,

Ron and I adopted this sweet Beagle! His name is Spark and we call him Spark, plus Sparky, Sparkle, AND sometimes we forget and call him Charlie! 😊

Isn't he beautiful? He's only 2 years old, which is very different for us. We were going to adopt another senior dog, but this guy came to our attention, and we couldn't say no! (He reminds us so much of Charlie, and I have trouble not calling him Charlie! Spark is all beagle and Charlie was a beagle/mix.)

That's another long story, so I'll save it for another day. 


  • From the 1998 movie:  Pleasantville [almost at the end of the movie]

  • (David's mom) I used to think, "This was it. This is the way it was always going to be. I had the right house. I had the right car. I had the right life.""
  •  (David) "There is no right house. There is no right car."
  • (David's Mom) "God, my face must be a mess." [she had been crying]
  • (David) "It looks great."
  • (David's Mom) "Honey, it's really sweet of you, but I'm sure it does not look "great.""
  • (David)  "Sure it does. Come here."
  • (David's Mom)  "I'm 40 years old. I mean, it's not supposed to be like this."
  • (David)  "It's not supposed to be anything. Hold still."
  • (David's Mom)  "How'd you get so smart all of a sudden?"
  • (David) "I had a good day."
  •  ~~~~~~~~~~~

  • When I first saw this movie and ever since then, those lines made me stop and think about MY life, because many times it was up-and-down, and I'd think practically the same words as David's mom. This isn't how I saw my life years ago.
  • Why did these things have to happen the wrong way, and/or why didn't other things go the right way?
* Note: One very happy item to share. Our youngest son, Mark, is coming home Sunday, the 26th to visit for a couple of weeks. Wish he could stay a lot longer, but I'm grateful to see him at all. 😊


  1. Congrats on the new family member. The two dogs I grew up with were both beagle mixes--two of the best dogs I ever had...

    1. Hi Sioux! It's wonderful to see a comment from you! I love beagles, too, and this guy keeps us on our toes. Do you have a solution to stop the constant barking?? We bought a collar that was supposed to work, but not on him! Thanks again for stopping by.

  2. Hugs. And lots of them. And very grateful to see your good news items.

  3. Oh dear, it is hard to comment on blogs these recent months, I hope I don't comment twice. Just to say that yes, in this world full of grief and joy I also have my times of being down. You are celebrating your new pup and your son's nice long visit soon. Paul wrote in Philippians 4:8 to focus on what is good, true and noble. Terra at terragarden

  4. Becky, none of us are where we thought we’d be. I really hate being old, never thought I’d live this long. 73 came so fast! But at any age we need to seize the moment and do something special gir ourself snd others. I remember when I use to sing that old Peggy Lee song… “is that all there is?” I’m so happy to learn that isn’t all there is! I hope you have a great time with your son. Enjoy every second. They go by fast!! ❤️ Jessica Ferguson

  5. _Hi Becky. So sorry you’re feeling down. Don’t feel guilty, this happens to all of us. I’ve been away from blogging for so long I’ve forgotten how to sign in. This is Myrna. I love your new companion. I’m certain he’ll bring you much joy.


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