Friday, June 10, 2016

Arizona Summer

Here are some things I like about Arizona in the summer in no particular order. I can't turn on my friend summer just because I live in an oven.

-Everyone talking about the heat constantly (there's a hint of sarcasm here but it's fascinating).
-Everyone pointing out that it's a dry heat.
-Splash pads
-My BFF the sun even though it burns me in 10 minutes.
-Vitamin D constantly (although somehow this is THE vitamin I'm deficient in even though I live in the place where it's sunny 98 percent of the time. Unconventional is my middle name)
-Charting where my new friends live a.k.a. where their pools live. Just kidding friends.

So, life is sweet and warm (mostly warm) right now. How can you not be happy when you have to carry an emergency bathing suit with you in your car, your office and everywhere else you go? It may be hot but it's also a dream come true because hopefully I will find a lot of places to swim living here.

It's been a long time since I've blogged. I've been doing other things and my creative ventures have been more on stage (not intentionally, it kind of just happened that way). Although writing will always be a first love, being able to improvise on stage and let the lighter side of creating take over is a good, good thing.

Perhaps I can keep the blog up more regularly to at least stay focused on what I'm doing and document it along the way. Take yesterday for example. We learned stage combat. Who does that?? Apparently now I can fight you and it will be totally real and you better watch out, at least if you're on stage with me in an improve scene, of course.

The last few times I blogged they were all deep and meaningful and that has it's place, too. I think I wanted so much for life here to make more sense and for it to feel like home. Without realizing it, that snuck up on me in the last few months and even though I'm sure I still seem like a tourist a lot of times in my own town, it's feeling more like home. Things like that usually happen when you least expect it and in ways you don't think or try to do yourself. What a relief that it's not up to me to make life work.

Happy weekend, friends.

linking with kate


  1. Oh, how I miss the steel-blade of the Arizona summer sun! We live in New Mexico now, south of ABQ (can't spell that name no-how) but I once loved Tucson as a home.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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  2. I love that you've written about your new home, Arizona, for two reasons:

    1. I have a friend of 18 years that has lived in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and now Yuma, Arizona!

    2. My horse's name is none other than Arizona! This happened strictly by accident, though, as she was already being called this when we bought her two years ago. Her registered name is actually Fancy Dreama. Makes you wonder how they got Arizona out of that, doesn't it?

    After all of my ramblings above - welcome back to blogging! I hope you'll start to feel more at home here now, too, as you tap those words out on your computer for all of us to soak up.

    Your FMF neighbor,

  3. I'm a transplant to Arizona (we live in Holbrook), and my MO is to escape during the summer ;). For the most part, I like Arizona, but Montana still seems like home (the scenery, the mountains out my back door, the seasons, the nearby trails and bears).