Sittin On A Porch

Sittin On A Porch
Our little back porch

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The (un)wedding day is here!!

Wow what a life, what a week, and it is only Wednesday morning.  Monday my friend Other Bob came over for lunch.  I burnt the Rubens.  He is a nice man and scraped the "Caramelized" black crusty bread off and then ate it as if he enjoyed it.  Then we put on our jackets, climbed up on his beautiful big Harley and drove out the drive, down the road, around all the holes on Farmboy Road.  We turned right on the publicly maintained road and roared on our way.  I wrapped my arms around this new friend and leaned into the smell and heat of a man.  I love to ride, but I have always preferred to be opossum girl, hanging on the back, silly smile on my face.  And here I was doing it again.  With a new friend, a nice man, a man with an interesting life, sharing his joy with me.  Bless his heart he had already driven more than an hour and a half just to get to my house.  We headed north on 19 turned onto CR 149 and then with the help of a GPS we turned down this back road up another.  We did make one wrong turn.  Not that we got lost, but we did end up on a dirt road, rough and ridged with car tracks, spots were muddy, others were sprinkled with a topping of gravel.  Oh yeah, pretty treacherous riding, but Other Bob skillfully after having ridden thousands and thousands of miles, maneuvered our way back to black top and then off we roared again.  He is a safe driver and I leaned back against the seat as comfortable as any lazy boy found in a family room in front of the TV.  Other times I leaned in and watched him or we would have snatches and grabs of conversations.  The radio playing around us as the wind whipped the music in a spiral rising above us and then blowing away.  I was in heaven and kept saying, "I am so happy."  Honestly, I never thought I would have the opportunity to get to ride again in this life time.  Thank you Other Bob.  I had so much fun.  Can't wait to do it again.

He chose the name Other Bob because of my Bob.  My dog, Bob.  I thought that was cute.  I was also amazed how the dogs loved him.  Bob is a little slow to warming to new people, but once you throw the ball, Bob is okay and as long as you keep throwing the ball, or feed him treats, he will love you forever.  Harry however fell in love with Other Bob hard.  He grew up with a man in his life.  He is used to man smells and the sounds of motor cycles.  Bob grew up with me.  When the day was done and I was heading up to the Rosemary Tree for a Board Meeting for the Opera House, and Other Bob was heading back the hour plus drive to his place, Harry pushed his face against the gate and barked out to Other Bob, "Don't go!  Come back!!!  No, please don't go!"  He barked.  I love that dog.  He is still in that giant old body.  I don't see him come out very often.  He sleeps a lot.  Well, dogs do sleep a lot, especially old dogs.  But he woke up and was happy to have that man smell around him again, the sound of pipes.  Harley pipes.

Yesterday I started baking.  I made 50 cupcakes.  That is not a lot.  Half are vanilla "wedding" cake with white shiny icing.  The other half are chocolate with ganache for icing.  The topper is chocolate bundt iced with more chocolate ganache.  This afternoon I will put the cake together and decorate it with live flowers.  Shades of yellow and white.  I will finish the bouquet of sunflowers.  I will cut up the veggie plate, the vegetable relish to serve with crackers.  I cheated and bought store made humus.  I met Manda, Jan and Jack at the Woman's Club to get the key from Ms Ethel.  We looked at the woman's club and planned out our decorations today.  
It is here.
Today is the day.
Today is the Unwedding of Falcon and Manda
Now I will go print off the ceremony we put together. 

It is going to be such a beautiful wonderful amazing and magical day.  I am so honored to be a part of this special day.

I will tell you about it, soon.
See that smile?
Yep, still smiling from the ride, still excited about today.

sigh, what a wonderful life I have. 


  1. Hi Kathleen it's Jamie, Lori's (your cousin in Cincinnati) daughter. My mom told me to email you about our trip over Spring break, but I can't find your email address! Can you send me an email at

    Looking forward to talking to you!