We grew up and moved. Andy had this wild and wonderful career as a scholar and mountain climber, a journalist and world traveler! I became a chef, a business owner, a stepmom and wife. There we were, having lives, which were excessively busy and way too filled with stuff to curl up in a bean bag and pick up the phone. Then Andy got very sick. Then my husband died. Then there was time to do a whole lot of things.
*I now know how to use and repair a chainsaw,
lawnmower, power-washer, weed-whacker, and apple-cider
press. I’m very handy.
Sometimes it’s the latest gossip, like WTF was Jamie Oliver doing exterminating chickens on live TV (only in Britain, dontcha know), and did some vegetarian really go hunt, kill and eat a wild pig after reading Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma?