ON THE BACK BURNER

Nov 23

I have had a few disappointments in my life. I won't talk about all of them, but here are a few disappointments that I will share. Even though I have never celebrated Christmas, I have always been disappointed that on December 25th, I did not have a new car in my driveway with a big red ribbon on it. I am serious. I watch that ad every year at this time, I say out loud to whoever is near me, that I would love to wake up December 25th and have a new car with a red ribbon on it, in my driveway,or as the case maybe now, under my car port. The other thing that disappoints me is that a dog has never followed me home, or I have never found a dog on the side of a road  and taken it home. The best I ever did was here in Venice, during a heavy rain, a dog was scratching at our slider to get in. He was wet and friendly. We called animal control and they checked his chip and he did , indeed, have an owner and was reunited with them. End of that story.  Another disappointment is that I have almost never, not completely never, but almost never, won a lottery. I won a dollar once. I have a list of recipients that is getting longer, but nothing to give them. I start off on my list, giving to my Temple. I have this dream of giving them a new roof with the name UCHITELLE tiled into the roof. This idea I got from driving to our cottage through farm land and seeing farmers have their names  roofed onto their barns. They use a different color tile for the name. I think this would be a good legacy to leave behind. You could see it from the air, but not from the ground. Less ostentatious that way. Another disappointment that I have is that I always wanted one of those high end,in color stoves that I see in magazines. Instead, I have a mid priced Whirlpool electric stove that hates me, and I ,it. My disappointments are not overwhelming, but I do want to make them known ,in case someone 1. leaves me a winning lottery ticket, 2. puts a car  with a red ribbon in  my carport, or 3. leads me to a dog so that it can literally follow me home. Is this too much to ask? I understand from watching TV that this is the season for giving. I'm a good taker.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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