Sunday, August 4, 2019

No Time Like the Present

Way back in November 2010, I wrote a post about going back to my daughter's high school to visit one of her teachers. While in high school, she spent a lot of time in the ceramics class room.

My daughters boyfriend came with us, he was thinking he could build her something that would work for throwing pottery. We went looking for advice.

We already had a kiln, which my mother had given to her, but had never fired it up.

Her boyfriend looked into purchasing a wheel, and decided that was the way to go. She made a couple of vases and bowls, but never fired them.

Nine years later, she, and her now husband, finally fired up the kiln. It hasn't been turned on in probably 20 years, but seems to still work like a champ.

It's funny how we often put things off. We may have all the tools, time and resources to do something we might actually enjoy, but find reasons to not do it today.

Tomorrow it will be easier, we tell ourselves. We'll have more money, the timing will be better. It will somehow be more convenient. But sometimes we wait too long. Too many people spend their later years regretting the things they should have done.

Like many other people, I have a long list of things I want to do. Most of them I've put off for way too long.

It's time to get at it. Maybe I'll even try my hand at throwing clay.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Black Spire Outpost

I had the chance to check out the new Star Wars themed area at Disneyland Resort in Sunny California.

Shot some 360 video for fun.

Getting Ready to Hit the Road

It's been too long. We haven't left the Mighty Mojave Desert for longer than a day for months.

Looking forward to not only leaving the desert, not just the state of California, but we're getting ready to put our passports to use!

Guess where we are heading.

Just a few months to go.....

It's been over 10 years since my last trip outside of the United States. I had learned my mom had always dreamed of going to Greece, but when my stepfather passed, she thought that she would never go.

I decided to take her on a cruise. We boarded our ship in Venice. It was a great seven days, one of my best memories of mom.

The biggest issue we faced, was mom was already using a walker. Most of Italy and Greece are not really handicap friendly. We had fun, but would have really had a great time if mom was a bit younger.

With that in mind, we have decided to start taking real vacations and see some of the far off places we have always dreamed of going.

I found a good deal on air to England, so that is trip #1.