The house is as decorated as it will get for Halloween. I bought one bag of candy corn and it quickly was ingested. One bag is all these little ghosts and goblins will get. Even before they know I have bought any their bodies know there is something full of sugar and food coloring in the house.
Since Sept we have partied up three birthdays. I turned 40! Hadley turned 20! Maggie turned 18!
We had a VIP guest on the table, even though it was the middle of the night where he is. Sigh. I just love that guy.
We are halfway through this time apart. Time is a funny thing, some parts have seemed to go by fast while others drag on. Nonetheless I can’t handle any more deployments. I cringe when I add up the time he has been away through the years. In case you are wondering if someone can be deployed too much, the answer is yes…someone can. I feel like I have put my best foot forward through the first four, but now, these last 2-3? It’s too many. It’s hard. Life is too precious. Even when he is home it hangs like a dark cloud, always nearby.
This book opened my eyes to much more than my love for McCloskey and his art.
It was written by his daughter Jane and her perspective on her childhood was so very interesting to me.
The pictures I have hanging in my home from his books have a whole new meaning to me.
I love when books let you peer into someone’s life. When you finish the book and reflect on the sense of their life (or nonsense haha) it helps you put your own life into perspective.
My thoughts after I finished this book were:
My happiness is really up to me
I want to keep a sense of adventure my whole life
Sometimes what defines people is not what they wish to have define them
Seeing isn’t just with your eyes…it is a learned process. I need to work on that one.
Howz that for a book report?