Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello, Pen Pals!

Those are some hydrangea blossoms that Lily brought over last night for her daddy for Father's Day. They are growing in her yard and I think they are simply magnificent.

So. How are you? I am fine.
I just drank a smoothie and now I feel like I might puke. But hey- you know. So what?

I have talked to Lis this morning. Thank god she is so calm and collected. Tomorrow I'll be driving over to Gator Bone, spend the night there and then we'll drive to Miami, and on Thursday, we'll be flying to Havana.
Yes. I know. I've told you this before. I keep repeating it in a futile attempt to wrap my head around it.

One of the people going on this trip is a fellow musician and long-time friend of Lon and Lis's. His name is Jim Quine and he is also an amazing photographer and has been journeying to and photographing Cuba for many years.
Here's a link to his web site. His photos are stunning.
I'm so glad he's going.

So. I'm about to go to town to pick up my car because Mr. Moon took it in for an oil change, tire rotation, cleaning, etc. Mr. Moon IS the Car Guy, you know.
He takes such good care of me. It's very hard for me to believe I am leaving the country without him. Not to be all 50's housewife and shit, but he's my rock and my foundation and the one who always figures out the check when we're in Mexico.

Anyway, la-di-dah. I have a lot to do and need to get going.
I have been suffering from a lack of August (i.e. LOA) and here are two pictures that Jessie sent me this morning.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that he is growing up way too fast and that he is stinkin', darn cute. 
My heart yearns for him. I miss his mama and daddy too, to tell you the truth. 

So that's about it. 

Must run now. 

Yours truly...Ms. Moon


  1. Amazing photographs!!
    What an added treat it will be to travel with him.
    I've no doubt there will be one or two taken of you and I am sure he will capture the essence of Mary.

  2. Thank you for sharing Jim Quine's photography, it is stunning! What an amazing portfolio of life in Cuba. I'm envious of your trip, I've longed to visit Cuba for many years, getting the time and $$ to do it has been a challenge...maybe some day! Have fun and take lots of photos.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  3. Perfect, perfect! Lily's hydrangeas, Jim's photos (the man in the straw hat smiling!!), August's cute little face. You are going to have an amazing time in Cuba, soak it in.
    I am fine, pretty much the same, thank you :)

  4. Oh, that little face! August seems like such a happy baby! I meant to comment on Magnolia's photo a few posts back, too - what a sweet face and those eyes!!

  5. Aw, Jeeze, August. So very darling. He does seem like the happiest of boys.

    Cuba is going to be totally organsied for you, no? There will be people to tell you what to do and where to go at every step? You just have to be part of the group and enjoy. Don't worry about autonomy!

  6. May August and all that those that are surrounding August have a beautiful summer as When the Relatives Came.

  7. Love the hydrangea! Thanks for the link to Jim's site. His pictures are amazing! I'm jealous! :)

  8. Omg, you're going to Cuba this week!!!!
    And pen pals, haha, yes, i had a whole bunch of them across the world when i was a kid. i bet a lot of us here did!


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