Saturday, February 1, 2014


Have you reined in the New Year yet? The Chinese New Year begins this week and this is the year of the horse.
I don't want to be a nag, but this is the year we need to saddle up and ride. Shut the barn door on the past. Bridle thoughts of old mistakes. Shy away from negative thoughts. Don't stirrup bad memories. Don't brood over mare obstacles. Spur on to something better. Don't be a jockey and ride someone else's horse. Ride your own. No one can win the race if he stops running. This is not your first rodeo. Mount up. Meet you at the corral. OK?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I read an article on the internet(and if it was on the internet, it has to be true), that a group of researchers from Colorado collected several hundred DNA samples os strands of alleged Sasquatch hair in the California redwoods. It's not an animal, but a subspecies of humans.
These characters travel in groups, they get 7 to 8 feet tall and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. There could be as many as 50,000 roaming around in North America. Now, if there are that many, we should be seeing more of them. They have to be taking our jobs. If not, they must be on welfare.
Are you feeding your share of them? I know I am. The ones I feed probably weigh over 1,000 pounds.
Maybe the government is giving them social security. I'd bet they are getting food stamps. I imagine they are even getting free health care.
Remember the show, "Planet of the Apes?" BEWARE.

Friday, December 7, 2012

                                         MERRY CHRISTMAS

Twas just days before Christmas,
and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
cept me and my spouse.

He really wasn't moving,
just watching t.v.
and I was scrambling
to put up the tree.

I had worked and I'd worked,
but he doesn't care.
He's stuck on that t.v.
and glued to that chair.

I shopped and I shopped,
and alone, I might add.
No, he wouldn't help
and it kinda made me mad.

Time is flying by so fast,
but not a finger he lifts.
Here I am STUCK
wrapping all of these gifts.

"It's cold in here,
build a fire, if you could."
I have to stop what I'm doing
and get in some wood.

I made so much candy,
peanut brittle, divinity and fudge.
I yell, "I could use some help."
But he still doesn't budge.

When ole Santa gets here,
tho my chances are slim,
I'm going to ask,
if I can fly away with him.

No matter what happens,
what will be will be.
I'm wishing the best Christmas
to you all from me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

That Creek and I

When I wade again
into my childhood,
that creek trickles
into my memory.
Those sun sprinkled days
dance and twist
in my mind,
like that creek
wound through my life
and brought ripples of joy.
That creek and I were playful,
meandering around the bends
of existence.
that creek and I
would whisper.
we roared,
but were never stagnant.
We rambled on
until our mud and laughter
splashed into the river.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


We all know winter is on its way and I've heard lots of opinions of what winter will be and our opinions are probably as good as the weather man's, but would you like a opinion from an expert? I talked to a bear the other day(yes, I talk to all the animals) and he did give me some advice for winter, no matter what it's like.
First of all, he said to spend this fall eating. Eat a lot because fat is required to keep you warm.
Next, hibernate all winter long. Yes, sleep, sleep, sleep. In case you should wake up, keep eating.
Drink a lot of water. It will help you sleep.
He also said, "Be grumpy if you want to." Ok, I made that up. He was a brown bear, not a grizzly and he didn't mention my disposition.
He said, "Make lots of quilts to keep you warm." Ok, he really said to find a cave that has lots of leaves in it to keep you warm, but I don't like leaves in my caves, so I'm going with the quilts.
He did say, "When it's time, bounce out with spring."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


You sure can tell it's election year. Notice all the conventions outside your door? Yes, the democrat/republican bugs(a.k.a. boxelder bugs) are gathering.
I hear the two contenders are Bugrock Obuga and Bit Bugmy. I think they are neck and neck. Anyway, I saw them racing up the side of my house, and they were pretty close.
I haven't heard a lot of yelling, but their ads are all over my windows. I even saw some in my mail.
There are files, er piles, of ladybugs, too. They are protesting and demanding women's rights. They dominated this scene last year and are demonstrating because these guys have moved into their territory.
I know they are starting to bug me. I'm going to have to upgrade my "Home Defense" and take care of them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

                                                     EXPLORE (Sunday Scribblings)

The canning is done and the mess is cleaned up. Now I need something new to explore.
I could explore new areas of my brain. They say we only use a part of our brains. Then how do we get to the uncharted parts? I need the storage space. The part I'm using is full and overflowing.
I could explore some new literature. Read something different than I usually read. But there again, I would need more brain space. If the story is indeed true about our using only a small portion of our brain(which I doubt), they need to come up with a tiny laser surgery to open the rest of it. Then we could be intelligent to the very last moment of life.
I could explore new territory. I've never been to Hawaii or Alaska.(hint, hint, Tom Gibson) I can probably forget about Alaska cause he got chilly HERE last week.
I could explore DANGER. I've been hearing stories of people hearing and seeing mountain lions in our area. I could meet one eyeball to eyeball. I'd like to have my Bowie knife at my side, no, in my hand, if I did.
I received a photo of "the biggest rattlesnake killed in Baldwin County, AL. Yeah, that's where we hang out when we go there. Goodbye, Baldwin County. The mountain lion might be a little bigger than that Eastern Diamondback(not much), but I'd rather face the mountain lion any day.
I'm ready for a new adventure. Any suggestions?