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This is my blog, Just Chipper. You would think it's going to be chalk-full of pictures and stories about the love of my life, my Lhasa Apso, Chipper. Oh, it will, mind you. But, dig deeper, and you'll discover all that makes me smile, and cry, and laugh, and sigh, because this blog is reintroducing creativity into my life. Something I once treasured, but somehow lost. I lost my dad to cancer in May 2007. Somehow, that's when I lost my creativity. I still think about him every single day. Well, minute really. My dad lived life to its fullest. He was "Just Chipper" when asked how he was doing. This blog is my tribute to him and the family that I love and hold dearest to my heart.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Crossing Off Number One

I crossed off number one today.  Item #1 on my list.  It feels good, and I can't wait to do the myriad of others on my list, and then put that ever satisfactory line thru each letter, as if to say to the list, "I've got you under control.  You're mine.  Time to move on..."  For the longest time I have been wanting to get out and travel and explore this massive earth and world of ours.  Every nook and cranny, I wanted to seek out.  All the while, there is this beauty that exists right under my nose that I haven't even begun to know.  I'm aware of it, every day, and love it.  But discovering all that is has to offer me and the others lucky enough to live in it...well, I'm a fool.  A fool for letting it just be.  But, item #1.  done.  and right in my backyard, essentially.  It feels good.  It feels really good.  And I can't wait to cross off item #2, or perhaps even more, next week...

Here's to discovering Colorado...

Item #1 crossed off:  South Platte River Park, Littleton, CO
I visited here with my dad years ago, so my memories are vague.  But, once past the "conspicuous" entrance, the memories came a'flowin...  It was quite sad, as the summer's drought has somehow saddened the trees and lowered the Platte's level.  But, being amidst nature, even in the 90 degree heat with my shirt stuck to my back, I couldn't help but smile with the thought that my Dad was trying to get us out and explore Colorado. 

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