Cookie's Bliss


The best part of my day involved a shot of ice cold tequila and a romp on the down comforter with my best friend. Sorry, there will not be any photos of this activity.

Another bright spot in my day was the call I made to my nephew Taylor who turned 15 today. Let this be known – It is always worth the effort to extend good wishes no matter what the excuse or pretext.

And then there was the hour or so Bob and I spent outside paying our dues to the Yard God, raking and shoveling, sweating and getting bit by mosquitoes and Texas Chiggers. Our efforts were well rewarded with the satisfaction of a job well done. As an additional bonus, I received a visible badge of courage – a line of itchy chigger bites extending from my right hip bone to the top of my camisole.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.