With the craziness of recent years and recent months. With kid birthday parties, puppies and kittens. With work and money and the day to day mundane tasks. With blog conferences, preschool graduations and summer camp arrangements. With travel, birth and death. Sometimes I can forget what it was that brought me here. I am publishing this post at the exact time I met Cassidy ten years ago, at JFK Airport. I realize I have told my story before and I figured there was nothing new I could add to it so I didn’t even think I’d write a ten years post. Last night I realized – there are photos. Many I’ve shown you and many I have not.
I will never run out of both new and old things to say. I can always add to this story, because this story grows daily. We made it all count. And we sent the photos and graphics and stories of our lives. This is what my life looked like, ten years ago:
We met on July 1st at JFK Airport. We rode the monorail until I got dizzy and then we talked in the parking lot. Then I got ridiculously lost leaving NYC and we wound up in The Hamptons on a beach. After that, Cassidy bought a map at a gas station and I found myself in western Mass for the first time. After an all-nighter, breakfast at Friendly’s and asking Cassidy’s mom’s neighbor for a key, we spent two days exploring Shelburne Falls, MA. Then we drove to Bethel, ME to the sight of fireworks welcoming us into town. We saw our first moose after a day or two in Maine. Then we went straight back to JFK Airport, on dark and winding roads, while listening to U2 “Achtung Baby”. Then we had to say goodbye for now, and eventually for two years.
And before I sign off for the night, I feel that it’s absolutely important that I participate in this week’s #TuesdayTen list. Rabia and Lisa are compiling and linking up posts about favorite ice creams! I have a lot to say about ice cream, you see.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
3. Butter Brickle from Cliff’s Ice Cream in the 1980’s. Oh, happy day.
4. Burnt Sugar from Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream in Easthampton, MA.
5. Black raspberry ice cream, but not without rainbow sprinkles absolutely coating it!
6. Salted butter caramel type variations.
7. Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch.
8. Talenti Sea Salt Caramel.
9. Pumpkin Ice Cream (in the fall).
10. Peanut Brittle.
I like treasures in my ice cream. Textures. Chunks. Bits, pieces, odds & ends, and lots of it. Otherwise I do embarrassing things with rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream just to compensate for what is missing.