Clueless, mindless and totally freaky…

I guess I’ve always had that special touch of cluelessness. You can only hope to have it!   I just dug up this short story I wrote in 2006. Clueless, mindless and totally freaky… read on!

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September 13, 2006 – Salida , CO

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Today I arrived in this small mountain town to visit a friend. I had never been to her house but have had her address in my book for years. Jean told me where to locate the house key in case she wasn’t home.  When I got to this remote town, I called to invite her to lunch with me.  The house phone rang and rang.

As promised, she was out.  I ate lunch by myself and was at her house by 1:30 p.m. but still she wasn’t home.  There was no reason for me to locate the key, she’d be home soon.  To pass the time, I took a walk, taking in the view, talking to the cemetery caretaker and then walked back to the hwooden bearouse, through the backyard … and sat on the porch on one of the 4 wooden rocking chairs.

After 30 minutes, I decided to check the planter for the key and didn’t find it.  Then I went to the front door and looked in another planter, no luck. Then I moved the life size wooden bear ornament and sure enough – the house key was there! I entered the house and it was clean and tidy and quite beautiful.

I decided to look at photographs to make sure it was the right house – though the address was the same as the one in my address book.  Out of the house, back to my car (which was parked in the driveway) got my glasses and back inside the house again. There were some photographs here and there but was that Jean and her husband? What was I looking for?  Was this her daughter getting married in the photos? I kept looking for some sort of identification that spelled out I was in the right place.

A huge banner hung over the loft upstairs with the name Murray.  What was Jean’s maiden name anyhow?  I kept looking for more proof that this was Jean’s house – and finally in one far corner of the house was an email printed out and at the top was   To: Sue Murray.  Oh my god! I was in the wrong house!!!

I hurried out of the house, locked it, put the key back under the bear and drove to the middle of town where I was able to get phone connection and called Jean. She was home, waiting patiently for me.  My heart was still beating.  She had moved 2 years earlier. Didn’t she already give me her new address?  I could hardly hear her, my heart was still pumping blood into my ears.  Oh my god!

Feel free to tease me about this if you want.
And feel free to share this with someone that’s been having a hard day.

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Words of wisdom on a Monday morning

Finish each day and be done with it.cropped-img_23541.jpg
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
Forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
                                                                                                              –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring time in Fort Collins, Colorado - April 2014

Expect Snow in April

Spring time in Colorado is about snow.

Spring time in Fort Collins, Colorado - April 2014

It’s the heavy and wet kind of snow that takes down branches that are just beginning to bud.

The state gets most of its snow accumulation during March and April.

Those are the Spring time in Fort Collins, Colorado - April 2014months when people get antsy to declare spring has arrived only to have their tree limbs fall, their tomato plants freeze and their lovely flowers droop with the early planting.

It’s wonderful and cyclical and predictable.

And it’s all ok. Because this little dose of Spring time in Colorado - April 2014winter will turn the lawns green and add some creative contrast to the dull brown colors that cover the area. The browns are leftover mulch, leaves, twigs and branches that have yet to be cleaned.

The snow makes for a lovely canvas that disappears as the sun warms the ground.

The best things about these last few storms is the hope they offer of spring. It’s here … well, almost.

I hope spring is unfolding ever so gently for you in your world as well.

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Fort Collins Museum of Art Exhibit (2014) Masks

Blank Mask Becomes Art

More Fort Collins art at the First Fridays Gallery Walk …

Big exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art –

One mask, MANY ARTISTS, colors, ideas, variety, love, time, dedication and the most amazing results… GO VISIT THE MUSEUM and smile away the day!

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Good Penmanship by Elizabeth Morisette: Fort Collins Art Exhibit (2014)

Good Penmanship: An Art Exhibit in Fort Collins

Image“Good Penmanship”. A show by Fort Collins artist Elizabeth Morisette celebrating the cursive alphabet. showing Friday through Saturday at the Community Creative Center, 200 Matthews street! Artist Reception Friday April 4, 6-9.

Find a way to see this exhibit!

Good Penmanship Art Exhibit 2014

And so, the following images are cursive wrapped in fabric…colorful, cool, creative!

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This is how I learned to write. Big, Bold, Clear handwriting. The nuns expected it. My sons were not taught cursive and thus most of their correspondance is printed.

ImageM is for Margekatherine!

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Good Penmanship by Elizabeth Morisette: Fort Collins Art Exhibit (2014)
Good Penmanship by Elizabeth Morisette: Fort Collins Art Exhibit (2014)

Penmanship in colorful fabric!

On display at Carnagie Library, Fort Collins.

Enjoy!

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