How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Rocky Mountaineer: Now What?


So ends the excitement of an excursion nearly a year-and-a-half old. I relived this trip in the sharing and feel letdown like you do when your vacation is over and it’s time to unpack and go back to regular life.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, read, and comment. My deepest apologies for not joining in the conversation. I have not been online regularly for numerous reasons. My focus in life has changed; I’m on the go and not often home as I had prior to going MIA. Again, I am overwhelmed, my finger in too many pies but life changes and we must adapt.

Railtrail Path pointers Railtrail Oct2018

I have joined a writers’ group but have not produced anything new in over a year. I finally began a new piece I struggle writing at the 1350-word mark. I began about a week ago and am thrilled to pieces. Thought I’d lost my mind until now because I couldn’t sit still long enough nor think clearly to compose a coherent sentence.

Railtrail fall dead trees IMG_4756 Oct2018

The end of July, I had to let my cat Dickens go. One day he was fine and three days later, he was full of water. His heart was strong, so that wasn’t it. It could have been his liver or maybe cancer, the vet said. I recalled much later that he had started the sniffles again. The vet also said they could draw the water but it would come back. Dickens and I adopted each other January 24, 2015, when he was about a year and a half. I had no idea he had FIV and gum disease but we worked through that. Though Lady Gaga gave him a hard time, she’s still needy as heck and wanders around the house crying when not snoozing.

There have been many surprises and roadblocks in the past year-and-a-half. I still haven’t new glasses except for cheaters and can tolerate the laptop screen only for short sprints. I would like to read more, too. Sigh.

I’ve saved packets of day trips in reserve and as opportunity presents itself, I may post about them but make no promises. You are welcome to drop by anytime. I’ll leave a couple pies (will apple and lemon meringue do? maybe cherry?), cooling on the window sill and a hot pot of coffee if you have time for a drop.

Halloween Pumpkin Time

Left this posting to the last minute and could not get into my site today. Ready to call Ghostbusters, I decided to log into WordPress like a stranger (or a first-timer) to find the login. It’s a long way around but it worked. Seems I’ve missed WP changes, too.

Thank you ALL, sincerely, for the camaraderie, laughs, and smiles over the past years. I miss my friends in the blogging community but haven’t the energy to return the favour at present. I hope to focus what time and effort I can muster to get back to writing and promise to visit when I can.

Happy Halloween everyone!

© 2018 Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles

Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

8 thoughts on “Rocky Mountaineer: Now What?

  1. ah Tess, take care and see you around any time you feel like a trip

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  2. It’s been brilliant travelling with you, Tess. I hope you get your writing mojo back. Good luck. Take care. I’d love a piece of cherry pie and a coffee with you one day 🙂


  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty. Losing a pet is so hard to move beyond.

    A good trick for getting into WP–add /wp-admin to the end of the website. For example, I’d write and that takes me to the edit part of my blog.

    So glad to hear you are busy!!

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  4. Hi Tess: The writing mojo is still in you–just needs that break away from stuff. One day, it will surprise you and pop out. Am so sorry to hear about your cat. Hope Life eventually rights itself and bring you back to the writing/blogging community. Your travelogues are always fun. . . .Please take good care.

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  5. All the best in your writing and blogging endeavours. Sometimes we have to let some things go as there is only so much time in the day. So very sorry about your cat. xo

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  6. Always love to read you whenever you show up. Take care of yourself, Tess.

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  7. Happy Halloween Tess 💜💝

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  8. I shall miss going with you on your travels. come back soon.