I’m an incurable rock hound. I LOVE rocks!!! I gather them everywhere I go…even close to home. It started out being a way to bring part of my vaca home with me….but I guess like a DRUG….rocks are addictive….and you build a tolerance to them. Maybe it comes from the fact that at home…if you see a rock…it’s caliche….and it doesn’t get any more boring than that!!! I really don’t even consider that crap rocks….it’s chalk to me!!! Furthermore….I think there is soooooo much of that junk beneath my property…that it’s what causes my water to taste like drywall!!!!
Over the years I have collected I guess every kind of rocks you could imagine. I’ve got little round rocks, large bumpy ones, granite, petrified wood, sandstone and lava rocks. I even have a rock….well it’s not a rock, but it blends with my rocks…that I think it’s actually a wad of asphalt. But…it’s clumped in such a way to be rather artistic and interesting to me, and it’s hard like a rock and heavy as heck. I’d show you a picture…but if you’re keeping up…I’m not at home, I’m in Montana visiting my long-lost hubby!
As I told Y’all before…he lives right on the Yellowstone River. Here…there are so many Rocks….it causes me to get delirious!!!! I just go fuzzy thinking about how many different rocks I’m gonna collect for my ever-growing collection!!! I honestly believe that I’ve never seen so many different styles and colors of rocks conglomerated in one location in my life. I sincerely wish I had a winch…I’d be set!!!!
Yesterday I walked down to the river to meditate and started mindlessly picking up interesting stones along the way…and as I walked along the water. After some time the guys appeared. I could see that they were snickering at me…and I wondered, briefly if it was the fact that I hadn’t combed my hair! (I really shouldn’t admit that.) But, let’s get real…I’m on vacation…and have no reason to get in a hurry to unleash this nappy…unruley…main! ANYHOO….after a brief drift into paranoiah….I realized what they we laughing at. I had worn my cargo shorts, and my pockets were bulging at the seams from the mindless gathering. I guess I had engaged my right brain to the extent that I didn’t even realize that I could barely walk from the A…excess weight….and B….from the fact that my shorts had grown so tight that they were actually binding my legs!!! lol I found some really cool treasures to tote back to Texas!!!! I found green rocks, pink rocks, orange rocks, black, red, gray….speckled, striped smooth and rough….I even found one that looks just like a giant russet potato!!!!
And…(don’t judge me…I see you snickering) I even found this one…..and Dave took one half…I took the other….so that we can remind ourselves that there is another half waiting to be placed beside the other. Just like us!!!
Shut up….I’m a hopeless romantic!!!!
Tomorrow….I start the Renewing of the travel trailer….and I hope you’ll join me in my mission!!!! BUT…I have to keep telling myself….Dave has to live here….Dave has to live here….so it may not be EXACTLY my style…but it’ll be fun!!! And I think it’ll be good for me to design something with someone ELSE in mind…a challenge of sorts…because I think deep in my heart….I’m an interior decorator SCREAMING to get out!!!!