A few weeks ago my friend Natalie Dietz Raines invited me to be a part of this “blog tour.” This was the first time I’d heard of this kind of blog tour and I was really inspired by the topic and the idea of “my writing process.” To be honest, until I got this invitation, it’s the writing that’s occupying my thoughts, not really the process. Plus, it has the word “tour” in it. Sign me up!
I didn’t realize that almost two months had passed since I posted on Katie on the Map until my dad mentioned it. However, I have plans to rectify the situation.
I don’t like funerals. I don’t look at open caskets. I’m not one for platitudes or pats on the shoulder or being told that God just needed another angel to heaven. It’s a nice thought, but I’m not quite sure that God was putting together a foursome and thought of Papa. Who knows—maybe that’s exactly what happened.
But I do love the civilities of being Southern and the rituals of a Southern funeral. This is not to say that a Northern funeral is not as nice. I’m sure it is. But I remember attending the funeral in high school when my Northern grandmother died. It wasn’t the same.
It’s not funny, but my granddad travels more now that he’s in an assisted living home than he has in the past 10 years.
In his mind.
A big thank you to Jules Wallace, who kept at it until it was the blue I was looking for. You can find her at DJ’s Hair Shoppe in Edwards, CO. Call her at 970.926.8844 to make an appointment (she’s awesome with all color–not just blue!).
I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge NFL fan. The promise that “I didn’t have to know anything about NFL” convinced me to join a fantasy football league just to make quota. Give me a college football game any Saturday and I’m happy. And oh, yes. I watch the Superbowl for the commercials (though that’s …
Today is my first full day as a 33 year old. I don’t really feel any older, but then again, I didn’t feel 32. Or really any older than 22 some days. I feel good, though. I was able to spend my birthday with my family, including my two-month old niece. I’m totally one of …