and remember: Hello/Goodbye

Wishing you an amazing new year.  I don’t know how they keep getting better, but they do.  I don’t believe in resolutions, but I do believe in hopes and dreams.  Here’s some of mine:

Build a life sized Lego figure (Nathan Sawaya is a hero)

Complete my cross country drive on Highway 2, starting in Everett Washington ending in Acadia National Park in Maine.  And yes, I will stop at every roadside attraction along the way.

Find my signature bake (I haven’t even narrowed it down yet)

Be one of the cool kids and get invited to a dance party.  (I know I’d rock it!)

I’ve always got a ton or 2 of hopes and dreams; I hope you do as well.  2020 is our year people, let’s go out and live it!

Big kiss, Lynn


Star Wars

I’m going to take a moment and talk about the effect Star Wars has had on my life.  I saw A New Hope at the UA Cinema in Seattle Washington 40 some years ago.  C the MP was 8 years old and N the Great was 4.  We stood in a long line and we were all so excited.  The theater had a very large curved screen that made you feel you were in the middle of the action.  I’d never seen anything like it.

My whole life I’ve loved science fiction.  As the opening credits rolled upward, my life changed.  This was new, this was a revelation.  As the first Star Cruiser entered the picture, N crawled onto my lap and we both ducked our heads.  I looked over and C and G were doing the same.  The special effects were amazing.  I used to be impressed with Flash Gordon, but no more.

“Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope”, became a family mantra, words we all knew and loved.   I think each of us can recite the movie line by line.  We’re all annoyed that Chewbacca didn’t get a medal with Han and Luke.  It was the first time I really thought about profiling and how unfair it can be.

The family celebrates every May the 4th.  We do mega Star Wars movie viewing and watch all the movies in order.  We honor the tradition.

I have a selection of Star Wars Lego watches, I carry a R2D2 purse, I have a R2D2 tattoo on my ankle, I have a Millennium Falcon waffle iron, I have Death Star mixing bowls.  I don’t even feel like I’m overly obsessed.  The love is deserved.  It’s something we can share as a family, but I think I love it the most.

This Christmas, I’ll be seeing the last of the original series.  I know there will be more, but this is different.  I’m excited and sad.  This is truly the end of Luke and Leia, and I will miss them, always.

Big kiss, Lynn


Terrible Things

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready.  I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything.  There is almost no such thing as ready.  There is only now.  And, you may as well do it now.  Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

Big kiss, Lynn

This is Important

I know you were expecting something seasonal, but this knowledge could be vital to your existence.  I keep the rules posted on my refrigerator.  You never know when you might need them…….and a good zombie kill partner.  Keep safe people; it could happen.  Well, it could.  I think zombies might be my spirit animal.  I truly am strange.

Big kiss, Lynn

And Remember: This Is Your Life

This is your life:  Do what you love, and do it often.  If you don’t like something, change it.  If you don’t like your job, quit.  If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.  If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.  Stop over analyzing.  All emotions are beautiful.  When you eat, appreciate every last bite.  Life is simple.  Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people; we are united in our differences.  Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.  Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.  Some opportunities only come once, seize them.  Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.  Life is short.  Live your dream and wear your passion.

Big kiss, Lynn