Speak Up or Shut Up (or as my mom would say: Please Share Your Opinion).

airstream in driveway


So my intention since my last post was to write every week on Wednesday. You can see I’ve failed miserably…… but in all fairness, I’m writing now, and it’s much more timely than my last last post.  So treat me like a millennial and give me some kudos.  🙂

After my last post I received several emails from folks asking if I was dying.  My response:  Yes, we are all dying and we should want to take care of those we love.  No, I do not have any disease or illness that will shorten my expected life expectancy.   Summary: Don’t worry, I am not dying prematurely, or if I am, I am not aware of it.

Why do I write today?  First to calm your fears about the length of my existence. But I also have some exciting news.  I BOUGHT A MOTOR HOME. Yes, you read right, I purchased and old school 1997 Airstream Land Yacht.  It’s in need of renovation. Yes I still work full-time so, No, I do not have the time to fix it… But I gone and did it anyway – she is mine. The lovely lady is all mine.  I see great adventures in our near future.  I named her Rosie (from Neil Diamonds song Cracklin Rosie), but when I picked her up, she isn’t a Rosie.. she is something else. I’m holding off naming her until she is all gussied up.  No matter what, in all her perfectly imperfect wonder, she is mine and we will have wonderful adventures together.  It cannot wait to travel the USA, meeting new people, and see all the amazing natural wonders of our great country.  My first big adventure – Mt. Rushmore!!

Soooooo… my friends are saying I need to start an entirely new blog to speak to my new adventures to come – in the Airstream. They tell me that this blog is stale…. and I should start anew.  I don’t see why I need to do that.

What are your thoughts?  Your opinion matters.. reply or direct message/email me with your thoughts since I cannot figure out how to insert a Poll plugin for free (free being the key word here)..  speak up now or forever hold your tongue.

Tell me what you want


4 thoughts on “Speak Up or Shut Up (or as my mom would say: Please Share Your Opinion).

  1. Grey Goose, Dirty August 3, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Yey! I think it’s completely awesome that you bought an Airstream! So fun! As for the new blog. Uhm, NO! Keep this one and continue on with it. It is ALL your story. Beginning, middle, end, past, present, future. I really, REALLY hope that you don’t start a different blog. Personally, I like to look back at what I’ve written, how I’ve evolved/devolved, etc….. This is all you. Paula’s Ponderings ❤ congrats!


    • PaulasPonderings August 11, 2018 / 11:53 pm

      Hi GG! Love that you are back yourself!! Thanks for the feedback. I too look back on my past (the year of online dating was ooohh so long ago but some of my favorite adventures to date).

      I think I will keep on marching forward, writing on this site… you are right, the *new* Paula is really just another chapter in this crazy life of mine!


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  2. Herald Spain August 3, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    Hay Paula that is fantastic, a motor home, I am green with envy. I am sure it needs a little de-funking from the last owners. If I may make a recomendation, joining a motorhome camping group on line. This wil assist with booking sites to stay on your travels and will have names and number for mecanical experts should your home on wheels need some technicle assistance.

    I have took a family motorhome trip a few years back and found the people we met to be very friendly. They also enjoyed a few drinks once they they were parked.

    Mount Rushmore is a good place to shoot for. The journey there will be more tha have the adventure. Glad to learn you are not dying any faster than the rest of us.

    Be well HS


    • PaulasPonderings August 11, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      Great advice! I am already saving all my new adventures (rv parks, monuments, and national parks) in Pinterest. So far its been a great bonding experience with my niece, nephew-in-law, and all the kids.. I’m looking forward to many adventures in my new lady Land Yacht!! 🙂


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