Welcome to Afternoon Popcorn Snack, a spot of my life!
Not my whole life, just a spot of it...
I’m not standing in the middle of Rodeo Drive, shopping bags in hand or lying lazily on the sands of a Mediterranean beach. I didn’t awake this morning prepared to hike The Great Smokies or saunter a European cobblestone street. I wasn’t hit with the sights and sounds of a Seattle market when I walked out my back door this morning, a mug of freshly brewed Folgers in my hand.
Right now, I’m sitting in the shade of a comparatively small parcel of land, family dog at my feet, a couple of horses grazing the pasture next door. My children’s plastic garden tools, toys & first fishing poles catch my eye, evidence of the most precious segment of my life. A red wheelbarrow my husband bought me contains compost to spread and the picnic table we inherited from his grandparents – the one his grandfather gave his grandmother for their 50th wedding anniversary holds a few tomato plants, a dog bone and a pair of shoes my son quickly shed after walking outside. A hornet lingers on my coffee mug; a rooster crows in the distance and I can hear the leaves rustling as a fresh Oklahoma breeze blows across our peaceful piece of Earth.
And it’s blissful.
Hi! I am Amy, and I am an Oklahoma girl through & through, having lived here all of my life. While I’ll never stop dreaming of a little house on the beach or a cabin in the woody mountains, I am mostly happy growing right where I am with my husband and two boys. Some may refer to this place as a ‘dead-end’, but it holds the simple hopes & dreams of people I love, have loved & who love me. Our life is not fancy nor is it pretentious; just a nice balance of ‘ought to do’s’ & ‘want to do’s’ with our feet firmly planted on the ground.
Afternoon Popcorn Snack is my personal blog by which I share photography, recipes and other bits from my life. The majority of my childhood memories occurred in a kitchen, around the table or in the great outdoors and always included people I love – some of whom have passed on, but left indelible impressions on my life. My favorite things include: creativity, art, color, photography, an occasional flavorful beer, a steaming mug of coffee, words, gardening & outdoors, time with those I love and sharing goodies prepared in my kitchen. There are days I would opt instead for 2-seconds of “priacy” in the bathroom. A wish for 2-seconds of peace and quiet would almost be wasted, but I thoroughly enjoy the happy noise, some days better referred to as ‘pandemonium’ of my two toddler sons and savor our days together along with my husband, friend & biggest fan who also doubles as a fun and attentive dad and is our token angler, hunter, conservationist & spider killer.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
~ Sir Walter Scott