Stone In Love

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Oh, what a week! I say that every week…don’t I?  Well, that is a good thing . Because a tired dog is a happy dog.  And happy was running around our campsite this week a lot.  We got to hike at many new places.  We hope that you enjoyed seeing them.

I’m just a man, an average man
Doing everything the best I can
But if I could, I’d give the world to you

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We got to sit by our ocean.

We were able to take some nice drives.

But the best part of our week?  The elusive, mirror hogging friend, the Scarlet Pimpernel came back to stay for while.

Hello again, Scarlet Pimpernel. #hesback

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Yes, our friend may be irritating, but you can’t help but get a little attached to his annoying ways.  And you can’t help but stop and take notice of him despite how busy we are.  Despite everything going on in our lives, looking for a house, and this Depression Monster.  This little guy chases that all away.

Girl Person said that important people, animals and things in our lives are often the ones that make us stop and sit awhile.  Their magic is so overwhelming that real life, hurried life, takes a second seat.  And she said that this reminded her of her Pappy.  Yes, I remember Pappy too.

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You see, every day, when we would visit Pappy and Granny Person and Cuddles, Pappy would be sitting on the front porch with his glass of merlot and diet coke and peanuts.  Every day he would say to Girl Person, “Why don’t you just sit for awhile?”.

I’m just a man, an average man
Doing everything the best I can
But if I could, I’d give the world to you

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Many times, Girl Person would need to make dinner, make an important phone call, fold the laundry, or go get groceries. And many times, she would answer him, “I wish I could Pappy, I have stuff to do”.  I was there.  I remember too.

How is it that a little red bird made us remember to sit for awhile this week?  Girl Person told Boy Person that she would give anything to have just one more afternoon with Pappy.  And to sit there for awhile.

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But then Boy Person told her that sitting again, just for an afternoon would mean saying goodbye again.  Instead, he said that she should remember the times they did sit for awhile.  The times they planted the orange trees. The times they had together feeding the cows, or just sharing a piece of warm, Wrigley’s Chewing Gum that had melted in his pocket from the Florida heat.  He said that she had learned a lot in the past few years.  That time spent with our dogs was important, that it was worth not having a successful job or a big house.

I’d like to someday be the owner of
The first house on the moon
There would be no neighbors
And no population boom
You might say that all I do
Is dream my life away
I guess it’s true
‘Cause I’m stone in love with you

That we could never get this time back.  And that later on, they would have no regrets.  The Guilt Monster is the worst.  And this little red bird, the Scarlet Pimpernel reminded us that just sitting, just being is nothing to feel guilty about.  Life is the little moments.

When you are stone in love, like the Scarlet Pimpernel is with himself, your love is solid, its not fleeting.  It is there to stay.  Don’t let the time with those that you have the chance to love now slip away.  Don’t miss the little moments in life that make it worth living.  Like the time it takes for you to gaze at my handsome.  That is worth sitting here for hours.

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Let the ones that you are stone in love with know… as loud as the little red bird chirps at himself in the mirror.

If you have to make changes, make them. Learn from the past, but live life now.  You may have noticed we haven’t found a house yet.

If I could I’d like to be, a great big movie star
Overnight sensation, drive a big expensive car
I would buy you everything your little heart desires
These things I do, ’cause I’m stone in love with you

But instead of running around trying to make something happen that doesn’t feel right, we will just be.  We will just sit for awhile if that is what it takes. And that is right for now.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

Don’t miss Girl Person LIVE on our Facebook page today at NOON EST cooking up a crockpot dinner for your dog!

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2 thoughts on “Stone In Love

  1. Jacqueline

    Oh, Boy Person, such wise words!!! I mean, channeled through you, Sheriff. Beautiful. And it’s so true. Loved it!!! And I was thinking wrong on the song again, I love it!!!! Enjoy your weekend, dear Family. I’m going to listen to your podcast now, I can’t wait!!! xoxoxo ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
    P.S. I had the funniest dream about you all last night. Sooooooo hilarious. AND WHY??? Love you all.

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  2. Brenda

    It’s my belief that when a red bird come to visit me it’s a loved one who has crossed over to heaven. The most beautiful red birds are males and the others are females. Ive been wondering who the red bird visiting y’all represents. I think I know now. Pappy.

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