The MisterMany moons ago Mr. Lester and I would go out to a cabin in the South West and read and relax…

Why the flash to the past? A few little words — shooting on location. Sometimes it’s exciting and wonderful to travel, especially when you’re young. If you’re fortunate enough to go someplace like London or Hawaii it’s a rush, for a little while, and then you realize the hours are still grinding and you’re away from most of the people you love.

I’m going to be quiet here on the weblog for the rest of the day and possibly tomorrow, because the Mister is flying out for three weeks, and frankly – I’m a bit sad.

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  1. June 1, 2013

    Sending virtual hugs over there. On a side note, the cat looks like my very own furbaby Yuki …

    • June 2, 2013

      I think you started a virtual hug-fest! Thank you 🙂

      • June 2, 2013

        You’re welcome – and you deserve it. 🙂

  2. June 1, 2013

    I know how hard the leaving that can be. I remember well being the one who was never home when i was in the news biz. Got old really fast. Hoping the time flies and that the Mister is back before you know it.


    • June 2, 2013

      The older I get the more the thought of it rattles me. xox, V

  3. George Kaplan
    June 1, 2013

    Oh, Poor Vickie, feel better luminous lady. It may not seem so but those weeks will pass in an eyeblink and the mister will be home by your side.
    Such a sweet picture, the cat looks rather less aloof and langorous than mine, Christopher (well, he isn’t mine, he’s just *there*!)
    Sending you sympathetic thoughts, George x

    • June 2, 2013

      Thank you, Mr. Kaplan – and a million thanks for filling our Sunday with one of your wonderful stories! 🙂

  4. Heather in Arles
    June 1, 2013

    Enjoy your time with the Mister today. My honey isn’t going out on long assignments like he used to and the selfish part of me is glad…
    Sending a hug your way and wishing the Mister Happy Trails…

    • June 2, 2013

      Hugs to you and your (journalist?) husband. xox, V

      • Heather in Arles
        June 2, 2013

        Photographer (www.remibenali.com). Me, the travel writer that travelled far and wide with him that is currently out of work! Sending another hug your way because why? It can’t hurt!

  5. June 1, 2013

    OMG! Mister Lester is a hottie. In addition, he looks very kind. (Nothing to do with the relaxing cat on his lap.) He has lovely eyes… Okay, I’ll stop now.
    Yes, location sucks. I’d have to agree.

    • June 2, 2013

      Disclaimer – that picture is way old, but the expression is exactly the same. 😉

  6. June 1, 2013

    Oops, forgot to add – enjoy your peace and quiet. shhhh…. zzzz……;)

    • June 2, 2013

      I just read an article that said people who took regular afternoon naps lived longer — I plan on coming to your 100 birthday!

  7. June 1, 2013

    I’ll offer no “Absence makes a heart grow fonder” BS here. I hope your time simply ticks by faster. Best, Vickie.

    • June 2, 2013

      Michael, you are the sweetest, thank you.

  8. Chris Cornwell
    June 1, 2013

    Agreed! I rarely spend time in LA anymore. Oh how I miss it when I am gone!

    • June 2, 2013

      Hey! Come to dinner the next time you’re home 🙂

  9. June 1, 2013

    Oh foo! Mr. Lester is away. I am here if you need to talk. xoxoxo

    • June 2, 2013

      Lanier! I read your scent review/short story this morning, what can I say but story time with you is one of the best restoratives in the world 🙂

      • June 2, 2013

        Take two and call me in the morning. xoxoxo

    • June 2, 2013

      Thank you, hoping your separations are few and your husband’s tours of duty are safe. xox, V

  10. June 1, 2013

    Hang in there, lady. Xxx

  11. June 1, 2013

    Sad for you but how sweet to know of the pining and the missing!

    • June 2, 2013

      I have to stop by NY and see what’s cookin’! xox, V

  12. June 2, 2013

    🙁 But then one day Mister doesn’t have to go away again ever and it’s weird 😀 and called retirement.

    • June 2, 2013

      Perhaps, weirdly wonderful? 😉

  13. June 3, 2013

    So nice that you still love each other enough to be sad when he is missed rather than glad to see the back of him. 🙂
    Hopefully the time will pass quickly anyway.

    • June 4, 2013

      We met… 29 years ago! Very nice, indeed 🙂

  14. June 21, 2013

    A cute guy. Must be an old photo because he is holding something that I remember as a “book”.

    • June 21, 2013

      Thank you! And we have stacks of those ancient artifacts hanging around. Hugs to you, Sweet Mr. Andy.

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