Saturday, July 9, 2016
OK well that may just be an excuse and not even a good one but it is really the only one I have.
I work this crazy 12 hour night shift with these crazy days at work. It seems that when I am off work I am running a thousand different directions. I never know where the time has gone to when it is time to go back to work.
But here is what I am thinking of trying. I have started a list of things I would like to write about and share with you. Yeah I know, it is mostly stuff going on in my life but also stories. I like short stories. So my blog is going to take a bit of a turn. I am going to write. I will be writing true stories and fiction stories. I will still be writing about my girls and what is going on in life for those family members that like to hear about what we are all up to. But I am going to be pulling memories and such and also be pulling together my crazy random thoughts that seem like they could be stories. I don't know how long this will last or even if I get much more writing done.
I have had a long time dream of writing a book and getting it published and maybe actually making a little money doing so. Will this ever truly happen? Probably not as I can not ever settle on a good story line that keeps my interest for more than about 500-1500 words or so. But no matter what I will still continue to write. I hope the 7 followers that I have are still willing to read when I finally get this change thing going, who knows...maybe I can get some more followers. Maybe 10 whole followers. Slow down those crazy thoughts, I don't know what I would do with that many followers. (hehe) ☺
So until we meet again. Read something that makes you happy.
and thanks for reading my little blog.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
I got a phone call this morning shortly after Britt left for school, I figured she had forgotten something again, this happens about once a week with her...poor thing just like her mother in so many ways. She didn't forget homework or permission slips but rather she forgot to turn the heat lamp off that she has on her baby chicks. She asked if I could run out and turn it off because it would be warm today and despite my asking if she wanted baked chicken for dinner she insisted that I please turn the lamp off. Of course I would. After all what are moms for right? While out there I noticed they needed fresh food and water as well but I was unhappy with what she has been feeding them from. So I headed to the shed in search of chicken supplies. I know we have them, this isn't our first go round with chicks, we've had several. I checked the small shed where all the feed use to be kept but turned up nothing. So I wondered over to the big shed thinking I was sure there were no chicken things in there but maybe I could find something that would suit my need for them. Looking around picking up this and that but putting it back because it just wasn't right I noticed a tote that appeared to have fallen from the loft and was looking like it was going to spill out. This is where my train of thought got slightly off track, while getting the lid and about to place it back on the loft I realized it was some of my parents things that is stored there. Took a look inside and and that train of thought got completely derailed sent rolling down memory lane. There were so many things that my brother and I did in school from the early 80s (30+ years ago people) some newspaper clippings, letters, old school photos. There was even and old Donkey Kong game for Atari (why I'm not sure but it was there too) there was so much to look at. There are lots of things I want to share with my brother and his family and I hope we can make some time to sit and reminisce while we dig through a part of our past that mom must have felt would be important or special. But I wanted to share just a couple of the gems I came across. Oh how I love old memories.
I finally pulled myself away from the tote and refocused on my first mission. The chicks have better food and water dishes and me well I can't wait for mom to visit again so we can look through it all together.
Thanks for reading
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
|about 6 weeks old|
|1 year old|
This dog goes everywhere Brittnie goes for the most part. She loves Britt. Until I met and got to really know Maggie a bit I never really noticed a bond between a human and a dog like this one before. I know other humans have this kind of bond but I had never really seen it in an everyday way. Does that make sense? If not sorry. I don't know that I even know how to put it into words.
|Britt left and left her at home, she waited like this for a long time.|
|Her first overnight trip with us to the lake. She didn't stay too white that weekend|
|She always finds a pillow or a blanker to sleep on.|
|See I told you she doesn't know she is huge. She wanted to look out the window so she stood on the back of the couch|
|she also stands in Stephens recliner to see out|
|She is a pretty happy traveler. She enjoys car trips|
|She did not however like the trip to the dog wash :-(|
|Britt, Maggie, Gunner & Laney|
|Uncle Marty & Uncle Remington|
|Jax not looking thrilled with the choice of head wear ☺|
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I have tried and tried and tried to make my mother's homemade flour tortillas. And have failed more times than I care to count. She never measures anything and I can't seem to cook a single thing without following a recipe and using good measurements.
A few years ago my momma taught Val how to make them and she does great but she is nearly 20 and staying home to make flour tortillas is not something that is at the top of her list.
Today mom and dad are over visiting and we are going to have dinner this evening and needed the tortillas. Mom was determined I was hoping to learn.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thanks to google I have learned that this movie was based on a true story that was written by Cheryl Strayed. My long time rule is that if a movie is based on a book you must first read the book (my girls hate that rule and are now old enough to break I'm pretty sure they do too) I love reading and I have not found a movie that was better than the book yet. It just doesn't happen. The book is always better. Trust me...ALWAYS.
So thanks to the world at my fingertips I went right to amazon and ordered the book "Wild From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail" By Cheryl Strayed.
I cannot explain it but just the tail end of a movie that I had never even heard of has sparked something inside me. I've done more reading and research on hiking in the last 3 days than I have my whole life. I can't wait to read this new book (and the other book I bought that night Oklahoma Hiking Trails) and see where the spark spreads.
I do know one thing for certain...I think I'll take a hike☺
When was the last time you did something for the very first time?
Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Have a great week.