Monday, July 29, 2013

Memory Monday: Sand Jumping

My post is late today.  And honestly I'm really sad.  I'll tell you more about that tomorrow when I feel like sharing.  Right now I could cry--again.
    So, since I don't want to cry anymore, I'm going to post a video that makes me smile even when I'm sad. 
    This is my eight-year-old, the Hippie.  (Her birthday is Friday.)

And finally, my post for memory Monday:

That night, I had another dream that I went sand jumping with The Boarder, but the sand had turned to mud. When I landed, big rocks gouged my feet and legs. I rolled to the bottom of the hill, but no one was there to catch me.

-Excerpt from "Bible Girl & the Bad Boy"

This is symbolic of my realization that my childhood had truly ended.

If life weighs me down too much, I'll dream about this again, about having fun with my old best friend, only to land on rocky ground.  Do you ever dream about symbolic things like this? Longing for youth?

Cade and I visited the place where I used to go sand jumping.  Here's a picture of me there--Cade said it would make a cool shot if I stood on the van (too bad my right shoe got stuck in the mirror and it took some persistence to get it out).

 photo van_zps78a17ad2.jpg

Then after navigating my way onto the van, I had a difficult time getting down!

It was an adventure though.
Why dream about youth when I can have so much fun now?

I'll tell you tomorrow, why I'm so sad today.
--I hope you're having a great day.--


  1. Chin up, it can only get better x xo

  2. Now that's a great memory. I hope things look up for you soon. (((hugs)))

  3. haha fun memory indeed... lol love the freak out

  4. Stop abusing Sky. I'm surprised her head didn't spin around while pea soup came out her nose.


  5. I LOVE Sky!! (Don't forget to get her a gift from me, please.)

  6. There's nothing more wonderful than a child's laugh. You were so cute trying to get off the roof of the van. I hope tomorrow is looking up for you.

  7. Wonderful post, it certainly put a smile on my face.

  8. hi Elisa!!! this is an old blogger here :) true that i'm coming after a long time to your blog but nothing has changed...your posts are fun and full of energy as always!!!!..
    ans indeed a cool pic... wow you are touching the clouds...!! :)

    cheer up and take care ....

  9. the HIppie is too cute! And I hope you are smiling today.

  10. You still are in your youth. A stuck foot only adds to the adventure.

  11. "Crazy Life of a Writing Mom" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.