Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vote for Baby!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cats on Tuesday

Cats on Tuesday
I know I have not been around for awhile. I got preoccupied with hings around here and Facebook. Baby has taken up a lot of my time. baby is about 5 weeks old now . I have been taking care of her, feeding her with a bottle, doing the mama thing (with a rag not my tongue!) I almost lost her a few times. She is eating some food now and drinking some out of a saucer. Trying real hard to litterbox train her. Since none of the other cats use a box it is hard. She has no example to follow! At night she sleeps snuggled up on my shoulder and neck. It is a good thing I do not move much when I am asleep!

Friday, October 30, 2009

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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As most people know I am trying to lose weight. It has been a struggle for me as I once suffered from anorexia. I have tried several different weight lose products with little results. I was given a chance to try SlimShots, so I said why not. I got my packagae in the mail and saw what the little portions to take and thought "No way". First day I drank 1 shot and shuddered at the taste. I quickly washed it down. I did not really notice any difference that day. The next day I took another shot. This time I made sure it was cold. That helped a great deal. I still did not really notice any effect. The next day I said okay. They said try 2 for best benefit. Breakfast time I mixed my shot with a smoothie. lunchtime came and I took another one. By the end of the day I did notice I had not eaten as much that day. I had no jitters, no heart beating faster. I did notice I went and pooped softer(TMI???? LOL) but that was a good thing! Best of all by the end of the week I had lost a total of 3 pounds! In the week after stopping the Slimshots I gained 1 pound back.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Barbed wire and legs don't mix

Every year we have attempted to go on a relaxing vacation. Hopefully one that would not cost an arm and a leg. So far we have been unsuccessful. Every year some thing would happen to the motorcycle that would cost us hundreds of extra dollars. Crystal, Pat's horse, decided that she would be the one to spoil our vacation this year. She got into a fight with barbed wire and the wire won. She has numerous cuts on her legs, back and sides. One in particular prompt a call to the vet. Luckily her tendon was not cut. This is what her leg looked like 2 days later when we got home. This is after I cleaned it up. It had copious amounts of yellow pus flowing out of it. My daily routine now consists of hosing her leg for at least 20 minutes at a time. At first it was twice a day. During that time I had to give her medicine by mouth. Now this was fun as she would pick out the food it was sprinkled on and not eat it. So I rigged up a syringe with apple sauce mixed with the medicine and gave it to her like wormer. Not fun as it was a large amount and could not be done quickly or all given at one time as it was a rather large amount. This followed by wrapping the leg up several times a day as the bandage would work its self down. After a week of that I had to add a topical antibiotic, steroid, anti-fungal ointment and wrap it up. This was for 5 days. Now I use neosporin and hydrocortisone cream. This is not easy. This horse does not really like me. I am constantly having to mess with a hurt back leg, a leg that could easily kill me with one kick if she so desired. I am so tired from the constant battle.
I am working hard to keep what is called proud flesh from developing. Proud flesh is a ugly, ugly, place. Any horse people out there that knows how to help, let me know. I know you can cauterize it, I also know that is not the best way to go as that can cause problems of its own.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Helen and hurt

Last week Pat and I took off on my first road trip. We decided to go camping near Helen Ga and take in the first weekend of Oktoberfest there. That was our original plans anyway.
Off we go with our handy map one wrong turn and where we go nobody knows. LOL We got all sorts of directional help to get to Helen. It seems all roads lead to Helen, some are just not so direct and most are not on a map.
Up a mountain we go with narrow roads, no guard rails and scary turns, all of which thrilled me. I never dreamed I would actually be doing this. Once on top our phones start going off, voicemail and text messages to both our phones. Crystal is hurt and the vet has been called. Nothing we could do except hope for the best and find out where we are. Lucky for us this road actually dropped down into Helen.
Off to the campground we go. We stayed at Unicoi State Park. We started getting set up and our neighbor showed up with a armload of wood for a fire. That was a blessing as we were going to have to head out again after dark to find some.
It was early to bed and early to rise as the temps dropped into the 40's. I got a fire going fast and breakfast going. I made sausage and scrambled eggs with toast. I must say they were delicious! After that off we went for fishing licenses and a day of fishing in the mountains. Needless to say we did not catch anything. We did not even get a bite. What we did have was a lovely ride looking for some fishing.
Later that evening our neighbor brought up a dutch oven with a pot roast, potatoes and carrots to eat. We shared a delightful meal and good conversation. After dinner we headed off into town. It felt weird riding thru Helen and there be no people or traffic!
Back to camp for another early night. That cool mountain air made me so sleepy! The next day we were up early again. This time we went out of breakfast then back to break down camp. Plans were to stay longer but with Crystal hurt we decided to come home to se how bad it was.
After breaking down camp we headed back into Helen. People were scurrying about but still not crowded. We headed to Biker Village to check out the shops. I bought a new pair of chaps as I had busted the zipper on my old pair. By the time we left Helen we were hungry again. We stopped and ate then headed home with only a stop to get gas and a drink. It was dark by the time we got home. I was glad to be home but sad because I was really looking forward to camping out longer.

Monday, September 21, 2009


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It has rained a lot. A state of emergency has been declared. Businesses destroyed, lives lost. 2 levies are about to break, one in our town the other upstream from our town.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I have neglected my blog. For some reason every time I cam here my mind went blank.

Time has flown since I passed my motorcycle class. I got my full fledged license to ride my bike. Pat and I have been riding everywhere! On our first "long trip"(one that was longer than 20 miles) we went to Hale's Bar on the Tennessee River. That was a round trip of just short of 100 miles. I had a blast! Brook went with us on the back of Pat's bike.

I have now rode my bike at night, in the rain, in the rain at night. I have rode in the big town(Chattanooga) during rush hour traffic. I had had to stop fast or run into an idiot that pulled out in front of me. I have had the finger (I was going to slow to suit them, about 5 miles under speed limit). Slid in gravel and dropped my bike. So when do I become a real biker? LOL

I got a new set of teeth because the first set had a bad bite. it took 3 weeks of complaining before anybody actually paid any attention to what I was saying. By anyone I mean the same person every time. The head honcho took over and made my new set. I had to go back one time for an adjustment and that has been it. I guess it is time for Pat to take pictures of me for everyone to see!

I am hoping that Candy will have some big news soon. I won't tell you what it is until I get the news.

The scales show that I am down to 180 pounds now. 40 more to go and they sure are hard to get off! I was not able to take the exercise class this month so I will need to get my rear in gear and lose on my own.

Ok I am off. I won't stay gone so long next time.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Scrubs needed for new job

Help is needed once again. Can you give a hand up?

Scrubs needed for new job

This Mom is not a blogger, but found this blog while searching the Net:

I am in need of a scrub set for my daughter's job. After putting in over 200 applications my daughter is going to work at a hospice job starting August 24th. She is the mother of a 3 year old little girl and we live with my 84 year old mother. She can wear her regular clothing to the first week of book work, but on the second week she will be going out and will wear scrubs. She doesn't have any scrub tops or pants to wear. She will not get a pay check before then either as she gets paid biweekly and will work 3 weeks before she gets her check. Her first check will have to go for food and bills. She won't be able to afford to buy any scrubs for a while. I was wondering if someone out there might have some scrub tops or scrub pants on hand that they don't need anymore in a size medium. They can be any color. The tops can be print, flower or solid. I would appreciate any help anyone can give us. Thanks everyone in advance.

Please contact me @ if you can help. ~Mary

Monday, August 17, 2009

Give a Hand Up

Can you remember being a young married couple? Imagine being a young married couple with nothing. How about extending a Hand Up to this young couple. He is a disabled young man and she is just returning from a tour in Iraq. The request is for a card but I think we can do a little bit more. Read the letter here on Give a Hand up.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Motorcycle class

I am exhausted both mentally and physically. There is so much to learn and so little time to do it in. My shoulders,legs, back even hair hurt from having spent all day on a bike doing stuff I have never done. Weaving in and out of cones, pausing without putting feet down, stopping fast, shifting in a curve and more things I cannot even remember right now. I honestly do not know if I will pass this class or not. I can tell you this, it has been a big learning experience.My head hurts. I have been drinking water all day but I know I am still a bit dehydrated. It was a hot scorching day out in the sun. We started with 9 people in the class, 6 females 3 males. Of those 9 people only 1 has really ridden a bike. By the end of the first exercise we had 1 bike dropped. The lady riding that bike left the class. It turns out that she did not even know how to ride a bicycle and had no idea how to balance on 2 wheels.

I am off now. My head hurts and I am tired, very tired. I have to get up tomorrow and do it again. Wish me luck. I will need it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Learning is fun

Life around here has been full of excitement for me. I love learning new things and this is a biggie! Pat has been taking me to the high school to ride the bike in the parking lot there. Around and around in circles I have been going. Riding circles to the left and circles to the right, over and over again. I am learning to keep my balance and use the brakes.

The next day we moved to a different part of the lot that had no speed humps and was basically a road behind the school that went to the dismissal door. There I learned to pick up speed. The thrill of it! Feeling the wind blow against my body, the vibrations of the motor under my hinney, the power with every twist of the throttle, all combined to give me a joy I never thought I would experience. In that session I learned how to shift gears smoothly which require to use your left hand and left foot for the gears and your right hand to roll back on the throttle a bit (still working on that one). How to use both brakes , right hand and right foot at the same time. Did you know that 70% of a motorcycle's braking power is in the front brakes? I also spent some time on learning to make tighter turns. Those are hard. I am having to deal with the fear of turning over on those turns.

Now I know there are a few wanting to know if I have dropped the bike. The answer is yes. I dropped it the second time I rode it in the driveway at home. It was not bad. I stopped on a slight uprise and the bike rolled back fast. I was not prepared and the running board on the right hit my leg and over we went. The left side running board caught the bike and kept it from going too far over and of course my foot on the ground! I have a very large bruise and lump on my right shin about the size of half a grapefruit !

My MSF class starts Friday the 14th. I have been studying the material I have along with the GA Motorcycle Drivers Manual. I am looking forward to the class. I wish Pat could take the class but it is during his work hours and so that will be impossible.

On to another subject. LOL I am continuing to take the exercise class. Pat is encouraging me and that is a good incentive for me. I have lost 7 pounds since the 7th of July. That is encouraging for me. I am not getting sore after the classes so I may step it up a notch. I know I need to do more than 2 hours a week of exercise no matter how intense that exercise is that I am doing. We are in 90 degree days again so walking is hard until after dark and that is not good in an area that has no streetlights. I do live out in the country you know and we do have wild animals out here.

Ok I am out of here before I bore you entirely to death.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday and Tae Kwon Do

Saturday was all about Brook with a little of us thrown in LOL.
Saturday Brook was in the 4th YONG-IN University Presidential Cup International Tae Kwon Do Championship. It was great! Kids and adults from different parts of the world competing against each other in their chosen sport, Tae Kwon Do. Opening ceremonies were like any other sporting event, speeches, and the National Anthem. There was also an awesome performance by the YONG-IN Demo team. These kids and young adults have truly worked hard at developing their skills.

Brook competed in the 10-11 year old girl Black Belt. She was in one of the upper weight classes(105 pounds is upper weight class????? I only wish!) I am so proud of her. While breaking her boards one of the board holders let go of the board and caused her to not break it. On the next attempt she broke the board. She had great form for her breaking and the boards flew through the air upon breaking them. The next event she participated in was sparring. This was her first ever sparring event and I could not be more pleased with her. It was two (1) minute rounds with lots of kicking and punching. The rounds accumulate points with the opening score of the second round being the ending score of the first round. Brook scored first and racked up more points winning round 1. In the second round the girl she was fighting came back and racked up more points winning the contest between them. I was so proud of her. Her first ever fight. The girl she was sparring with was a seasoned fighter and she was a second Dan. Brook held her own and did not back down. All in all she placed 3rd in breaking and 3rd in sparring for her division. She is looking forward to competing again. Now that she knows what needs to be done she will be able to improve.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Photos of motorcycle

Here are a few photos of the bike. No photos of me with teeth though. I have to take them back tomorrow. Soon after getting home I realized my smile was a bit crooked and I had a gap on one side. That will not do!

My lessons have started. Well my lessons at home have started. I am familiarizing myself with my bike. Well I am when I can get Pat off of it!

I managed to ride it a bit up and down the driveway. Not the whole driveway just the part up by the house. Good thing is I got my feet up off the ground and in position where they need to be. The real good thing is I did not drop the bike or run over anything or hit anything! LOL. Yes I was afraid I would do all of that!

I got my confirmation for school. I start on the 14th. I am looking forward to it. I already have my study manual. I got to download it from the website. I am so excited about this.

Ok that is it. Saturday I will be at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta if anybody wants to find me.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Secret revealed

I suppose it is time to reveal my secret. Yesterday. No wait. Let's talk about today. Today I went and got my new smile. I have to tell you OUCH! I already need an adjustment. I wore them all day today. Had a few gagging episodes but I manage to survive. It is going to take some getting used to. Pictures will be forthcoming as soon as I get new batteries for my camera tomorrow.

Ok OK I will tell you. I am going back to school. I will be taking 1 class. It is a very special class. I will be learning a new skill. I am so excited. I have been waiting a long time for this class. It starts next month. It is only 3 days of schooling but it is an intense immersion class.

OK Saturday Brook will be in Marietta for a competition. She is excited and scared. I cannot wait to see her. It is such a wonderful opportunity to display the skills she has learned. It is also a way for her to see what skills she needs to work on.

Well I guess I need to tell you what the class is about. I will be taking a motorcycle class for beginning riders. Yep I am going to learn to ride a motorcycle. It is something I have been wanting to do for a while now. I love riding behind Pat but for the longest time I have been feeling the urge to fly with my own wings. Soooooo My new adventure begins. I am the proud owner of a 2008 Honda Shadow Aero, 750cc Candy Red/White with lots of chrome. It has a windshield, saddle bags, crash bars, and sissy seat and a luggage rack. So there my secret is out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today is the day

Today is the day I get to reveal my secret. Look for a post later on with the details!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Citar

"A good relationship is based on seeing and understanding things from the other person's perspective."~unknown

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Friday, July 24, 2009

New adventure

I am excited. I have a secret(and no it is not something to eat or feed)! I can't tell you yet what it is. I can tell you will give me plenty to write about!

In the meantime let's talk about something else. How bout them Braves? LOL Had to throw that in. Round here people actually say that! Well I don't simply because I do not follow baseball. My mama did. She could tell you about them Braves. LOL

Still looking for hay. Most people round baled the spring cutting because of the rain. Now because of the NO rain there has no been a second cutting. Hopefully with the slightly cooler temps hay will once again be growing for the cutting!

Easter is a beautiful horse but, yep there is a but in there. Easter has a kicking problem. She kicked Brook in the hip and Pat in the shoulder. Luckily neither was hurt bad. We believe she also nailed Precious as she had a swollen leg yesterday. We know she has been kicking Crystal.We are sending her out for training. If she does not come back with a more respectful attitude to us then we will be selling her. I have a feeling we will be selling her anyway. If anyone out there has a sure fire way of breaking her of that habit I would be happy to hear of it.

OK time for hot chocolate then bed. Good night all.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009


I caught part of the President's speech to the NAACP convention the other day and it struck a chord with me. I went to The White House to read the speech. School is starting back soon here and all parents and children should read and really listen to what he said. I do mean ALL , what he said is something every one should do no matter what race they are. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

We've got to say to our children, yes, if you're African American, the odds of growing up amid crime and gangs are higher. Yes, if you live in a poor neighborhood, you will face challenges that somebody in a wealthy suburb does not have to face. But that's not a reason to get bad grades -- that's not a reason to cut class -- -- that's not a reason to give up on your education and drop out of school. No one has written your destiny for you. Your destiny is in your hands -- you cannot forget that. That's what we have to teach all of our children. No excuses. No excuses.

You get that education, all those hardships will just make you stronger, better able to compete. Yes we can.

To parents -- to parents, we can't tell our kids to do well in school and then fail to support them when they get home. You can't just contract out parenting. For our kids to excel, we have to accept our responsibility to help them learn. That means putting away the Xbox ---- putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour. It means attending those parent-teacher conferences and reading to our children and helping them with their homework.

And by the way, it means we need to be there for our neighbor's sons and daughters. We need to go back to the time, back to the day when we parents saw somebody, saw some kid fooling around and -- it wasn't your child, but they'll whup you anyway. Or at least they'll tell your parents -- the parents will. You know. That's the meaning of community. That's how we can reclaim the strength and the determination and the hopefulness that helped us come so far; helped us make a way out of no way.

Our children have the responsibility to work hard, to set goals, and strive to achieve those goals. Parents, grandparents, caretakers have to responsibility to teach our children to shrive to do better. It is our job to teach our children how to work hard, how to set a goal and how to achieve them. Be all you can be. Parents want to give their children what they did not have growing up. That is fine. But, yes, there is a but, in doing so are you denying them what you did have? The drive to achieve, a goal to be reached.
Help our children.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

ouch ouch ouch

Tonight I started a weight loss class. I needed to get my metabolism jump started. Let me tell you something...I feel my age today. No I don't. I feel much much older than my age. I am dog tired. It is not just the class. I am tired.
I know I have not been writing much. Just a lack of words coming to my fingers.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Citar

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"Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child" -Henry Ward Beecher-

How can anyone ever not smile when they hear the sound of a child's laugh? Every time I hear Brook laugh I feel a smile come to my own face. This photo is a few years old but the look of pure pleasure on her face is priceless. And looky there, Pat could not help himself, he had to smile with her.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Citar

Irish Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to the devil and having them look forward to the journey.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Heat and the joys of home ownership

It has been so hot lately. I have not wanted to do anything!. Today I have to get out and fix fence. I am afraid that I have neglected a vital part of electric fencing, keeping the weeds off of it. The horses went through the fence last night. It is too hot to deal with this!

Speaking of heat, my A/C is not working properly. Actually it is, the vents are not working right. The drain hose got stopped up and I did not realize it until I found water on my laundry room floor. I thought that my washer quit on me again but it was not so. Now I have to cut out the insulation and replace it. I had to poke a hole in the what ever it is called that carried the air to the registers in the floor, to drain water. That's right water. After dipping out about 100 gallons I gave up and crawled under the house and poked a hole in the bottom. I also poked holes in the water barrier to allow water to drain out of the insulation. There was a LOT of water. The water had pulled the whatever down off the unit and was blowing nice cool air underneath the house! NOT what needed cooling! With the weight of the water out it is not blowing as much out and the house is cooling off again. Tomorrow I will be cutting out the insulation to see how I can repair the damage. Oh the joys of home ownership. Hopefully I can get by without replacing the floor!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Citar

"We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want." Lao Tse

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Comment Luv disabled

I like Comment Luv on wordpress. I do not like it on Blogger. I do not like the otther plugin that I have to use. It has been deleted and I will wait for a better way

Monday, June 15, 2009

Comment Luv

Today I am trying something new. I installed Comment Luv on my site. I have seen it on other blogs and I really liked it. It took a bit to do because after all it is new. LOL. I did not lose any of my old comments (and there were 11786 of them). I did have to join 2 sites to do it and install 2 different plug-ins but I am hoping it is worth it. Let me know how it does.

The other day when Pat came home from work he came running in telling me that a chicken was hollaring. I knew what that meant, an animal was after my chickens. He went for the gun and I grabbed the light. 1 baby was in the driveway with it's mama. I knew right then that bad news faced us. I flashed the light around looking for eyeballs but saw none. I could smell the sweet, pungent scent of a skunk in the air. We get to the back of a car that is sitting in the yard(yes, it is non-running and in weeds so that makes me a redneck) and I see a baby chick on the ground. I bend over to catch it and it tries to get away. I catch it and notice right away that its feathers have been plucked from its neck to tail on its belly side. I also noticed that the baby's legs were not moving much. I placed that action to being petrified but I was wrong. One leg is not working at all. The other leg moves but cannot support the baby. I have it in the house it is eating and drinking. It pulls itself around the cage with its wings and beak. It is alert and peeps but its legs all laying lifeless. I really do not know if it is cruel to keep it alive but I cannot bring myself to kill it when it is trying to live. I am hopeful that 1 leg will recover. It does grip my finger when I place my finger against the bottom of its foot. I had a one legged chicken before. If neither leg gets any better it could end up in the stewpot. Okay that may be TMI for some people. Ignore it, my heart may not allow that to happen either. We found the other baby the next day with 2 bites out of its soft belly. Pat buried that one.

Not a good week for chickens. Today I lost one of my Americana chickens. Abby, Johnny's dog came down and decided to kill one. Our neighbor caught her carrying it off down the driveway and chased her away. She also injured the leg on one of my baby Rhode Island Red roosters. He is walking but favoring one leg. Made me a bit upset because I have raised them up from little chicks. They are pullet size now. Should be laying in a month or so. So that means I am down to 10 chickens(not counting the ones that run around the yard), 8 pullets and 2 roosters. One of the Americanas may be a rooster even though I paid for pullets.

I celebrate my pool is ready to swim in!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Citar

Trying to remove something once it hits the internet is like trying to get pee out of a swimming pool.~ Quote from Grand Magazine article By NoreNe Kelly
Inflatable Ring on Water
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mountain ride

Today we rode horses up the side of a mountain. Well part way up. I decided that I had had enough!. It was hard on me and the horses. Hard on my nerves! It is not easy to ride a horse that is slipping on the trail! I did not relish the thought of sliding off a mountain. I know, I know, I would have hit a tree first but that was not appealing either!

I celebrate horses.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Today will be a good day

Today will be a good day. Today will be a good day. I will keep telling myself that. Today will be a good day...

Need to get the yard mowed before it jumps sky high again. Would be nice if it stayed cool for that but no chance of that! It is already 80 degrees!

I think I will see some money go flying out the door this week is not today. Money I know will never be returned. Been waiting for them to ask for some. He talks about my daughter but at least when she has borrowed in the past she returned it soon. His family feels as if they are entitled to his money. They tend to only show up when they want something. Enough said.

I celebrate that I feel no pain today.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Citar

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Wise people talk because they have something to say,

fools because they have to say something


How many times have you heard (or done it yourself) somebody rattle on and never say anything? Sitting outside yesterday I listened to some people talking and was mentally shaking my head tsking to myself at the talk I was hearing. Having heard them for 16 years now, I knew that it was just talk and nothing else. It was sad though, because I knew they would not do anything.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Celebrate something

Celebrate something.
I saw that on a sign today. Nothing else, just those two words. It got me to thinking. I need to celebrate everyday. What a difference it could make in my outlook if I did that.
Celebrate something.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Summer is here. Yes I know OFFICIALLY it is not summertime but for Georgia it is here. 90 degrees and humid with bad air alert to top it off.Actually, it is late this year. Summer usually arrives in May in my part of the world. Time to get out the cool treats!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those that gave their lives for our country. Today I was reading in the paper that there is an objection about President Obama sending a wreath to honor the Confederate lives that were lost during the Civil War. Why the objection? Because they were Southerns (or Northerners) that fought for the Confederacy? Does that make them any less than someone who died for their country?

Today I honor all that have fought in the American military that have died in all wars. I know they cannot hear me as they have gone to their grave. I humbly bow my head in thanks for giving me the right to live here in America.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Here I am

I am still here. My birthday did not get any better. Let's just leave it at that. Next year I will not be having a birthday.

I hate sinuses. I hate them even more when you get a cold on top of it. Want to see people jump away from you? Try sneezing or coughing in public right now. That swine flu has everybody scared. I guess I should be. I live next door to some pigs. The swine flu does not scare me. All deaths from it (in USA) have been because the person had some other illness also. There are more deaths from regular flu than this swine flu. Not worried unless I start oinking instead of honking.

Our new horses are great. Cheyenne is 13 years. She has a great walk and run. She has been trained to compete in shows. Brook has been enjoying the rides she has been getting. We are having to work on Crystal and Precious. They have to get used to somebody else riding with them. We want to be able to load them all on the same trailer so we can ride somewhere else together. Easter is 5 years old. She is a sweetheart. She does have a major problem. She is not trained. Sure you can get on her back but she has no idea what to do. We are looking into a few trainers as we feel that she will be an excellent horse.

Friday(my ex birthday) Brook helped with the black belt test. She was beautiful! I am proud of her as she preformed her duties well. We had 3 take their test. As always I cried during the tea ceremony. It is such a solemn moment. I have not asked for permission from the parents to post the kids pictures so you will just have to take my word for it. Their faces are beaming with pride and show signs of exhaustion.

Ok itis time for me to get busy. I have work to catch up on that I was not able to do when I was sick. If it hit the floor it stayed there as my head would explode if I bent over.

Friday, May 15, 2009


50 years. According to the longevity of my family I am to live another 40-50 years.
Pat did remember it was my birthday just as it was time to leave for work and wished me Happy Birthday. Presents are something I never expect and never a party! LOL. I have made it this long without having one.


Today I turned 50. I have yet to hear Happy Birthday from Pat.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday was a big day around here. We went to see a couple of horses and ended up bringing them home with us. A mother and daughter team named Cheyenne and Easter.The place where they were at was nothing but a mud hole. The owner wanted to sell them and get them out of the mud. They belonged to his wife who had recently died.
They are beautiful horses! They are American Saddlebred. Cheyenne is well broke. Easter on the other hand, is not broke at the age of 5. We are thinking of sending her to a trainer if it is not way too expensive. These 2 have never been separated. They need to be. Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Pat is doing somewhat better. He is still running a fever though. I will be taking him to the doctor tomorrow again! This foot of his is costing us bootoos of money even with insurance coverage. He has lousy coverage for pharmacy unless it is mail order. And in answer to Donna's question...No, Pat is not diabetic.

I guess I will have another day of running around in my nightgown. LOL

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Had a scare yesterday.
Pat has an infection in his foot. Tuesday I took him to the doctor and he was put on antibiotics. Yesterday He developed a red streak going up his leg. I called the doctor and he had him come in for a shot and new meds. Last night he developed a fever that went up to 104.7 before starting down. I talked to the doctor(not answering service) on the phone and he said if I did not get the fever down in an hour to take him to ER. Luckily I got it down with Motrin and Tylenol.
I was restless all night in case it came back.
I have a feeling that I will be back at the doctor Monday.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

to much stuff

It has been too long since I posted. Not much and a lot has happened.

Easter came and we had a big crowd. Pat was disappointed that his daughter did not come. She blew him off by saying she had to work except I knew the store she worked at was closed on Easter. I did not tell Pat. He still feels that she blew him off. Anyway we had over 20 people here. Lots of food and fun. There was horseback riding and an egg hunt. We had 100 plastic eggs and 6 dozen dyed eggs. All was found except for 1 egg. I found a hen rolling it into her nest! LOL

The cardiac stress test came out fine. I had the myoview done. That is where they inject radioactive material in me to get a better picture. I got the results today. I was a bit upset as they did not fax results to my Doctor like they were supposed to do. So I am supposing that my chest pains were a result of stress.

I have been working on my garden. I have 3 rows of tomatoes planted. I also have bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, Brussels sprouts and broccoli planted. I am going to get seeds into the ground this week. That is, IF the ground is dry enough to re-till.

My lawnmower died. It made a loud booming backfire and now will not start. My weed eater died too. All I need to do was replace the fuel line and filter. But somebody decided that the carburetor needed looking at. So that is another dead piece of equipment. All these helpful people are creating more work for me.

I have had a leak in my kitchen sink forever. I finally fixed that myself, because somebody else fixed it and cracked the pipe.

Hot today! 80 degrees right now with sunshine!

My baby chicks are getting big. Out of a dozen I have eleven surviving. They are outside in a pen now. At night I am still putting them in the water through as the pen has no shelter yet. They also do not have the knack of perching yet. They still sleep bunched up in a pile.

Ok I am out of here. Need to do some work.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Safe kids, safe adults

CyberPatrol is a product designed to protect your kids online. I use Firefox 3 and had no trouble using this product. I created a profile for my granddaughter inserting certain websites that I knew I did not want her to go to. I tried it in stealth mode and tried to go to the sites. No way. It gave me a blank page that said the page cannot be found. I then tired it in horse mode and got a cute page with a girl on a horse with wooooooah there on it. There are several options as to what is seen when they try to go to a blocked site. A wife or a husband can use it to block porn sites or phishing sites without the knowledge of the person that is trying to view them. You can check to see what sites were blocked by the monitoring report. In Firefox I had no trouble. It did block a news story about a teacher that was fired because of posing in Playboy. Because I had it set to block adult sites and the headline had nude it in and another headline (same story) had Playboy in it I was denied access. I tried it in Internet Explorer and could not get to my home page. Hubby likes to have AOL set as homepage. CyberPatrol in IE blocked it as inappropriate website. I was also denied access to some of my mail for inappropriate content. Now that one made me mad as it was a prayer request from Barbara. So I had to add Google mail and AOL to approved sites even though on Firefox they were allowed! It can be set to monitor all websites or just blocked ones in the report you can read. It did block a lot of ads from being seen on pages. That was good. Would I recommend CyberPatrol? Yes I would. It is fairly easy to use and does a good job of blocking and filtering.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rain and scares

The rain just will not go away. The more I want it to the longer it stays.

I had a scare Tuesday night. I had chest pains that would not go away. Pat insisted on taking me to the hospital. Fun place to go to. They attempted to put an IV in my arm and missed so now I have a lovely bruise on my arm. pat was watching. He said it popped up like a balloon when it happened. It was rather painful. Anyway the good news is the EKG did not show a heart attack and the cardiac enzymes did not either. The nitro relieved the pain so Thursday I will be taking a treadmill stress test.

What a wakeup call.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Island Life » Spring Cleaning with Playtex Gloves (Giveaway)

An Island Life » Spring Cleaning with Playtex Gloves (Giveaway)

I have to tell you about this giveaway I found. I like entering contests and giveaways. I love samples and anything free. I love Playtex gloves. I am in need of new ones now!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ugh, what to do

Ugh. I have so much to do and I don't want to do it. I have reached the conclusion that I need a maid. Actually I have reached several conclusions, hmm sounds like a good Thursday Thirteen list.

It rained all night long. The fields look like they are under water. Well maybe they look that way because they ARE under water! They are green though! The grass is coming up good. The horses do not stand at the watering trough staring at me asking for more food (like they needed it, the fatties!)

We have new neighbors. Somebody finally bought the place next door to us. They are going to a couple of trailers in for their teenage sons to move into. I have a feeling I am not going to like this. Earlier this week the sons and friends were out in their back field (which is next to our window) mudding. For those of you not familiar with the term, mudding is driving a vehicle, usually a four wheel drive but not always, in a field slinging mud everywhere. It is a pretty popular "sport" here in the South. I don't get it, boggles my mind as to why anybody wants to do that. I guess it is a "boy" thing.

I am out of here. Enjoy your day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, I am taking part in Earth Hour - a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

I want to invite you to join, too! Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google’s homepage went black for the day!

In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off lights in Tel Aviv.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger - already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world, cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

But Earth Hour isn’t just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the event, check out this video at

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join me for this amazing event.

To sign up, visit where you’ll learn more including ways you can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out in case you need inspiration!

We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part.

Let’s all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

family stuff

Pat is getting to see more of his daughter. It is frustrating for him. He sees her making serious mistakes and cannot do anything about it. She is young, early 20's, with 2 kids and out on her own for the first time. Big mistake #1 that she does not see is she has a roommate that does not have a job and has several kids of her own, no welfare check or child support either! Big mistake #2, she is in love with a guy she met through her roommate that is in prison, (roommate's brother) Big mistake #3 she changes jobs and quit her other job 2 weeks BEFORE starting new job. She is letting other people use her phone and they ran her out of minutes AND ran up her phone bill. She is letting other people drive her car while she was at work, now it is broke. She received a LARGE tax refund and is broke, hocked her car and her rings and borrowed money from us for food this week. Pa told her no more. She can come to the farm and I will feed her, she can move in but NOT the "friends". She does not see they are only using her. The roommate claims to have been looking for a job for over 6 months, yet Pat's daughter found a job in less than a week. This child was never taught how to survive on her own. It will take hitting bottom for her to see that she is being used. As for this marriage, I pray that she waits(plans are for next week!) until he gets out. Then I pray she waits for a long time! I fear for her. She is in for big problems.

Having a bit of trouble typing this as I have a lump on my shoulder. Buddy decided he wanted to watch what I was doing and climbed on the back of the chair and watched me type.

Brook got her hair cut. It sure is short! She wanted it cut this way. I think she looks cute But I really think it will look cuter AFTER it has grown out some.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free stuff

I found more free stuff. I look for freebies all the time. This one is available worldwide. Free screen cleaner

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Please read!!!
If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning. Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.
Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen.

Soundcheck - Kelly Clarkson

Soundcheck - Kelly Clarkson

If you like Kelly Clarkson or just like free stuff... LOL Click the above link and get a free MP3 song.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

Spring is here to stay I hope. I know the animals think so. Rabbits ate my newly planted broccoli and brussels, not the whole plant, just the leaves.

Good news, we got the tractor running again. Bad news, now the lawnmower is not working. When it rains it pours.

I have baby chicks in my living room again. That gives me about 2-4 weeks to get a home ready for them. I have Rhode Island Reds, which lay a nice large brown egg. I also have Americana, also known as The Easter Egg chicken. They are supposed to lay blue eggs. I believe I have the Silver kind.

My peach trees bloomed again this year. maybe we will actually get peaches! I have a pear tree to plant. It is about a 2-3 year old tree. At 5 years old they start putting out fruit. I suppose this means I will have to start liking pears. LOL.

Chip and Peaches are busy making a nest. There are 3 eggs in it (maybe 4. there was a lot of noise in the nest just a few minutes ago). I really need to find a home for the other birds. I guess I need to post on the board or on Craig's list.

I guess that is all for now. Have a good day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Thirteen- the Letter J

Thursday Thirteen:The Letter J

  1. Journal-my first journal was My Day and Thoughts on AOL journals. I had it here for 4 years and imported it to Blogger. I think I will have one for a long time to come.
  2. Job- If you are lucky to have one then try to keep it. In many parts of the country jobs are becoming scarce.
  3. Juice- I drink at least 8 ounces of juice daily, usually apple.
  4. Joke- Something that is supposed to make you laugh. Sometimes they are cruel.
  5. Jacks- A game played with six prong stars and a rubber ball. I was never and good at it.
  6. Just Me- a blog written by one of the nicest people I know. She is straight forward and honest and country and ...oh just go read her.
  7. Joints- Joints are parts of the body that really seem to hurt more as you get older.
  8. Jaunt- usually a short journey for pleasure. I hope that Pat and I will be able to take another one soon.
  9. Jack of all trades- Something you tend to be if you live in the country. Kind of a necessary thing.
  10. June- the traditional month for weddings
  11. Joker-wild card in a deck of cards.
  12. Justice-justice is sometimes blind and lets the bad guys go.
  13. Jail-Where the bad people should be
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