April Fools! I know, I know, I should not joke about it, but I could not resist. Practical jokes and deception are what this day is all about. Honestly though, still no word from Hollywood, but my emotional tire will not deflate until Friday at 5PM. By then I will be out of of Southern California and visiting Louisville Kentucky, home of Churchill Downs, The Louisville Slugger, Maker’s Mark Whisky and my In-Laws. I had never immersed myself in the south until I married a Southern boy (he still says, “Awww, shoot!”). The accent is fabulous, there are towns with names like Bucksnort and this greasy spoon, Cracker Barrel, planted every ten miles along the freeway. Not to mention when the plane lands, you see gorgeous colorful scenery, lots of trees and flatlands. Unlike LAX, where one sees a blanket of grey smog hugging the city, tall concrete giants and violent gang activity close enough to touch.
We will spend Easter week eating chocolate bunnies with Ralph’s family, including his ninety-two year old Grandma from Tennessee and cousins I have yet to meet. Today after work, I will throw one of everything into our suitcases, still holding hope that Eunice will come with us.
Back to April Fool’s ...please share with me your tricks or practical jokes. What??? You have not pulled a prank? Get out there and pull somebody’s leg…April Fools is the only day you have a free pass to behave like a ten-year old. Don’t miss the opportunity.
Riding a unicycle is like life. To be successful and enjoy the ride, they both require tremendous balance and focus. I sit up tall, shoulders back and imagine I am holding one of my young boys under each arm. My best-friend-techie-husband’s hand on my seat (hubba, hubba) to guide me, and my two wiener dogs running alongside, looking like double Dumbos. As I train to ride Blanche, my unicycle, in a half-marathon, I think how good God is as the breeze blows my brown hair, a big smile on my face. Come along for a thrilling one-wheel ride while I do my best to maintain balance... but keep an open mind, there is always something new to learn!