Daily Archives: May 24, 2011


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4 sleeps until I’m “home.”
If by home, you mean the Shugarman Manor.  My parents’ house, which I’ve never lived, but still feels safe, and warm, and comfortable beyond proper description.

4 sleeps until I’m hugging my mother. and father.
and bunches of other family members who are joining in on the fun for a trip to see my baby brother graduate high school .

4 sleeps until Texas.  
You can tell I’m excited because I occasionally giggle out of the blue. 
The “what to pack” sketches have been hanging on my wall for over a week.
My suitcase is open on the floor with several piles of “yes” and “maybe” near by.  
I’ve been tweeting with the hashtag #dentonorbust.
Clearly the excitement is major.

Texas excitement is major because Texas will be major.

While I’m in Texas I will get to snuggle with my fur-nephew, The Titus. His real name is simply Titus, but I think he is so cool that he deserves a “The” in front of his name.  He’s my [favorite] sister’s puppy and I am so excited to meet him, and perhaps convince him to be my new running buddy.

I will be running a race in the hot Texas sun, and trying not to keel over and die before the finish line.  We will see how that goes.

I will be eating some great food with some great ole blends, and plenty of new ones, too.*

I plan to play games, and read books, and lay in the sun and enjoy the garden.  I plan on trying to knock out a long run, and a few short ones, too.  I plan on drinking wine, and writing poetry, and living in the moment along the way.  I guess we will see how that goes, too. 

I have a feeling this trip is going to bring me some clarity. and some healing.  and no doubt some wonderful memories.



**Will you be in the Dallas area on June 1st and want to join us?  We’re headed to Mr. Chopsticks on Scripture in Denton at 7:00 PM.  Send me an email at thenheathersaid [at] gmail to let me know if you’re interested in coming so we can get some large tables together ahead of time!  We’d love to have you join us!