Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday's Advice For the Kids!

"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. "~ P.J. O'Rourke

"Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say." ~ Wayne Dyer

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."
~ Stacia Tauscher

I love my children! I love all children. I have decided that from now on every Friday I will share a few words of My infinite wisdom with the "children".

I should of course clarify the term "Children". Children shall be known from now on as any person who is younger than me! It includes my own children and step-children.. it includes Grandchildren .. it includes my daughters in law... it includes younger siblings.. it includes nieces and nephews and and their offspring. It includes all the children who lived in my home for even a short spell of Mothering from me... It includes all the friends ( and enemies) of my children who have visited in my home. It includes the girls who climbed in windows at my house.. and the boys who never made it that far.. I would dare to say that the term "children", as it relates to this blog, includes just about everyone.

Each Friday I will try to share at least five facts that all young people should know. If any of you out there have a question that you would like answered as part of Friday's wisdom for the children just send it right along to me. Now with out further fan fare I will move on to Friday's Five for the kids!

1:) Life is not Fair! It was never fair.. it wasn't fair for me and it won't be fair for you either.. stop sniveling about it and move on.... if you can think of a way to fix it you will become rich and a hero for all future generations.. I will expect my share of the riches... if you can't fix it the suck it up and stop whining! I hate whiners!

2:) Adults do have eyes in the back of our heads! They even have names. They are your neighbors.. they are our friends who just happened to see you going where we told you not to. They are strangers who saw you and told someone who told their cousin who eventually told my brother!Haven't you ever heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well it takes a village to rat one out too.. we are adults.. we have learned to work together to make the lives of children miserable!

3:) Good does not ALWAYS triumph evil! Evil doesn't play by the rules. But if good hides behind a wall with a brick in her hand and throws it and breaks evils windshield.... then Good triumphs. ~ No wait!!!! That's not right! Ah shoot who am I kidding.. Good should win out but we all know that sometimes evil wins.. I'm sticking to the good old brick throwing myself.. I'm a real good shot with a red brick...

4:) It is more important to be beautiful on the inside! My Daddy used to say that Beauty was only skin deep but that ugly was to the bone! I am going to tell y'all that I have met some truly ugly people in my life time, but only a few. I have however known some who although they were attractive to look at I soon found them to be "ugly to the bone". But even less than beautiful people can brush their hair and put on clean clothes.. no need to appear uglier than you actually are. A toothbrush applied every day has been know to help those with ugly teeth too.. What I'm saying is that even though some of us will never win a beauty pageant... we can look our best with just a little effort.. so go brush your hair and your teeth and put on a clean shirt before you go to the Wal-mart! Stop by the library on your way back.. smart is very sexy!!!

5:) Play! Have fun when you can. Simple fun is best.. (unless of course you fixed the unfairness of life.. If you did that then I have some wonderful ideas for fun... I thought NOT!) Take walks in the woods. Stand in the edge on the ocean and try to out-run the incoming waves to a certain spot on the sand. ~ ( No one will bother you while doing this.. ignore the gathering crowd.. they too are having fun watching the crazy person who is racing waves!)~ go fishing with a child even the smallest minnow will appear to be a giant when seen through their eyes.
Buy a bag of marbles and try to teach yourself how to shoot them; it's a lost art and much harder than it looks! Buy a checkerboard and visit the nursing home.. someone there has a story to tell and no one to listen. They'll beat you at checkers but you will be wiser when you leave there.(remember smart is sexy!) Swing on a swing in the park. See how high you can go. (I wouldn't recommend the covered slide though.. the fire department has enough to do without coming to cut you out of the kiddy slide!) Hop, skip, play leap frog. Playing is good for you.. It's called exercise! You're going to need to know about that when you get old and fat!

I hope you enjoy this weeks Five for the Kids on Friday! Let me know what you think of the things I put on my blog. I do listen to what everyone says. Thanks for all of those who visit here and a special thanks to those of you who actually read the blog! Have a great Friday!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday? Ok I'll give You Three!

"Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. But amusing? Never."
~Edna Ferber

"Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be."
~Edward Weston

"Do not quit. You see, the most constant state of an artist is uncertainty. You must face confusion, self-questioning, dilemma. Only amateurs are confident ... be prepared to live with the fear of failure all your art life."
~W. O. Mitchell

1:)~ Today is the Birthday of the Worlds Greatest Athlete~ Jim Thorpe!

Fast Facts

Full Name: James Francis Thorpe
Nickname(s): Wa-tho-huck, Bright Path, Jim

Date of Birth: May 28, 1887
Place of Birth: Prague, Oklahoma
Date of Death: March 28, 1953

Occupation: Football Player, Track and Field Athlete, Baseball Player
School: Haskell Indian School (Lawrence, Kansas) Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)
Athletic Position: Halfback
Athletic Teams/Organizations: Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indiana, Rock Island Independents, New York Giants, Canton Bulldogs and Chicago Cardinals

• He won the gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon during the 1912 Olympic Games.

• Believe it or not, Thorpe once hit 3 home runs into 3 different states in the same game. During a semi-pro baseball game in a ballpark on the Texas-Oklahoma-Arkansas border, he hit his first homer over the left field wall with the ball landing in Oklahoma, his second homer over the right field wall into Arkansas and his third homer of the game was an inside-the-park home run in center field, which was in Texas! (Even I have a hard time believing that story~ But we all know that everything on the Internet is true! right?)

*Thorpe's Olympic wins were jeopardized in 1913 when it became known that he played two semi-professional seasons of baseball. The Olympics Committee had strict rules about Olympians receiving money for participating in professional athletics. Thorpe, who stated he played for the love of the game and not the money, was put under the microscope. It was decided that his baseball experience made him a professional athlete. His name was removed from the record books and his gold medals were taken away.
Thorpe's medals were finally restored to him posthumously in 1982. In addition, and most important to his family, his name was put back into the record books.

2:)~ A Haiku

Facing Yourself

staring eye to eye
from with in the looking glass
your reflection damns.

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

3:)~ 5 Minute Recipe~

Omelet Roll-ups

Egg - 1
Milk - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1/2 tablespoon
Salt and pepper - a pinch
Grated cheese - 1 tablespoon
1 tortilla

  • Mix egg, milk, salt and pepper. Heat a pan with the oil to medium-high. Then pour in the egg, and cook for about a minute.
  • Place over the tortilla, and sprinkle on cheese
Wow how fast was that? Tasty too. Just what I needed for my late night supper. I could have added a slice of ham or some store bought bacon bits without adding any time or even chopped some things to add to the omelet with adding only a minute more.

Well there ya Go! Three for Thursday! I really did try the omelet roll ups and it was good. Of course I did have a egg fresh from my own chickens and I'm sure that anything I cooked with them would be tasty! Next time I will add some ham or a bit of Bacon bits too though. I also used a slice of pepper jack cheese because I love my food spicy! You could add whatever you like!
I hope you enjoyed your three for Thursday! I hope you have a wonderful Day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hey Hey; It's Weird Wednesday

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
~ Rita Rudner

"I'm in a weird band . We've done very well. The American Dream is alive and well."
~ Gene Simmons

"I'm one of those regular weird people." ~ Janis Joplin

Hey Hey Hey and welcome to another weird Wednesday. I have been very busy all day cleaning house and getting ready for week-end visitors. With my weird job you never know when they might call you into work and need you in "five more minutes" as they say, so I have been trying to get the house cleaned and everything ready for my guests while listening out for the phone. I always work week-ends so everything has to be done ahead. I know, I'm weird But what can I say? I am just being me! We have also been having weird weather this week. It has rained and rained and rained some more. Most of the time the rain has fallen with the sun shining.. That is always weird to me. It was really weird this week because usually when that happens you will see a rainbow. I have looked and looked.. Weirdly, I haven't spotted a rainbow this whole week.
Now on to the wild and wacky weird questions for this week!

~ Wednesday Weirdness

Questions By: Ruby Rose

1.) How easily are you insulted? Many of you will be surprised to find that I am actually very easily insulted. I take everything said to me personally. I hide that fact very well. I will make a weird remark or a joke and move away from the person who has insulted me or hurt my feelings.. Don't think I forget though.. I NEVER forget. I will stew in my own juices until one fine weird day I either get even or see someone else get you so good that I say we are even. My Daddy used to say that ~ " Everyone gets what they deserve. The sun don't shine on the same dogs back every day." I used to think that he was so weird with his sayings.. I have seen his sayings come true so many times.

2.) How often do you ****~ Whoa there Nellie! that was a question so weird even I couldn't go there. My kids would vomit.. My Mama would die a sudden death and my Daddy would spin like a top in his grave.. (if that really is possible!) I know inquiring minds want to know but I don't do the questions that make my kids sick. Sorry Y'all I know I'm weird; But I promised my mama and my kids I wouldn't make them sick. They read my blog.. I have to appear to be behaving.. !<~~( Waving at a preacher!) See I AM behaving! (Does almost behaving count?)

3.) What brand of shoes do you find to be most comfortable?Man, are y'all gonna tell me shoes come in Brands? Is Flip flop a brand? My favorite brand would be bare footed. I think maybe y'all mean like Nike or Sketches? ( I might have got sketches wrong though!) I don't actually do brands when it comes to shoes unless Avon is a brand. I love their flip flops. Mama bought them for me to celebrate when I got a new job. She understands my weirdness and knew I would love them. I wear them to work and they don't kill my feet. I do have some shoes. I don't know their brand. They were cheap. Maybe they are a store brand. I even have some boots.. they are so old.. If they ever had a brand I forgot what it was. OK, I better move on to a new question before Y'all think I am weird.

4.) What are 3 to 5 items you NEVER leave the house without? A pen , a Notebook, Thread of some kind to knit or crochet with and needles for both, scissors, and weird as it may sound a doll hiding in my purse. Pen and Paper are for writing down thoughts or quotes or maybe changes to a dress I am making for my hiding doll. I carry a small writing notebook with me everywhere. You never know when what seems to be just another weird thought will develop into a wonderful story or poem. You have to write those weird ideas down at once! Otherwise they might wander away and be lost to you. Even people with as much talent as I have to do other things sometimes.. I carry a doll and thread to make things for her with me all the time. Sometimes I also have a hat I am knitting on or another craft project as well. I guess it goes without saying that I also always carry a pretty good sized purse..

5.) Who did you look up to as you were growing up? Who do you look up to now? Y'all are really gonna think I am weird now.. when I was a teen, my Mama had a loud and bad as I hate to say it; kinda weird old lady friend. She had a great big house on main street in our town at the time.. I always thought her house was the greatest but she stayed with us for the longest time... sleeping on our couch.. There was no sneaking around with Mama Mildred in the house... None of that weird Shit.. as she called it... She cussed like a sailor. I don't think she ever uttered a sentence that wasn't filled with swear words. She had chopped off gray hair that always looked dirty to me.. her favorite shirt was lime green. She matched that with her brown double knit pants and her slide on light pink, fuzzy, bedroom shoes.. She had a kinda evil eye that she would turn on you sometimes. Making me shiver in a weird kinda way.. Lord I loved that woman.. I miss her still today. After I married she went back to her own house just long enough to sell it to the neighbor and buy herself a tiny trailer on the lake. She got a passel of dogs who she never took outside and they begot more and more nasty little dogs. Then she fell in love with some young Guy who asked to fish from her dock. Long story~ shortened... He married her.. (she had some money).. he beat her up.. she said let him go.. he left town... she never recovered.. she died..

I look up to so many people now.. My Mama.. Charlie Jackson... My Older siblings.. My younger siblings...( I could have been weird and said I looked down at y' all).. certain Friends... My children.. I love old people. I have always loved old people. They have so much to share and few who want to hear it.

6.) If you've ever been a strip club of any type, what was one of your most memorable moments? I won't lie.. I have been there.. I was invited to a club once when I was single along with a girl friend of mine. We drove all the way to Charleston thinking we had a hot date. It was a fat girl strip club.. the man who invited us was the owner... he thought we would make good dancers. He was so weird.. just because we were good dancers he thought we might somehow become fat for his club.. can you imagine?

I was also supposed to go twice to see the male strippers.. the first time My daddy found out and told me I couldn't go.. I was 25 and living in his house with my son.. I reminded him that I was 25.. he said I couldn't go..

The second time I was supposed to go with two women friends of mine.. I was all dressed up and ready to walk out the door.. I was looking good in my new jeans.. I even had on shoes... ( NO I don't know what brand!!!) Long hair straightened and shiny.. sweet smelling perfume dabbed in all the right places... Cooper came into the room and said "Mommy, please don't go to no bar where they dance.. promise me mommy!"

I still haven't seen the male strippers.. for some weird reason.. I don't think I would even care to see them now. Somehow I think I wouldn't like it.. I would find it way to weird to see a naked man dancing around.. stuff wiggling and waggling about.. Yuck that is so weird!

7.) Should prostitution be legal? Why or why not? I personally don't think it should be legal. Isn't it already legal in Nevada or is it just that there are so many there we think it's legal? It goes on everywhere in different ways. Even in small towns people trade their bodies for money or drugs. I find it sad that a person allows themselves to become a slave to a drug that will make them sell their body and even their soul for another dose. Prostitution will always exist in one form or the other.. should it be Legal? I say NO!~

I looked it up and there are legal brothels in Nevada. In Rhode Island the act of sex for money is not illegal but operating a brothel or selling sex on the street is..

Contrary to popular belief, prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas! Most of the brothels are in rural areas and not in the big cities. How weird is that???

I hope y'all have enjoyed my weird Wednesday questions this week. I only had to skip one this week. Even for a weird old Lady like me that is pretty good. I like being weird. I have been a weird old Lady for a long time now.. It would be really weird to be anything else. I hope Y'all have a wonderfully weird Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What is it Tuesday?

"He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled." ~ Plum

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”~ Mary Oliver

Today I am showing you a picture. Do you know what it is? I wonder who might recognize this blossom. I will even give you a few hints. If you know what this is please leave me a comment. Even if you don't know you could offer a guess.. I'm willing to bet that someone knows. Someone can guess.. Is that someone you?

As you can see from the photo, this is a bloom. It is growing in my bucket garden. It's a beauty. It gives off a very pungent smell as I brush against it while pulling grass for the chickens. Just from the bloom you would never guess that this is food. Yes, I eat it almost every day. I eat it on bread sometimes but most of the time I use it in other dishes. I am told that the blossom is quiet tasty but I have never eaten the blossom myself. This wonderful smelly bloom will turn to seeds in a few days. They will fall to the dirt and start new plants of this wonderful healthy food.

a few facts about this plant~

1:) Known as the stinking rose.

2:) matches well with beans, beef, beets, cabbage, chicken, eggplant, fish, lamb, lentils, mushrooms, pasta, pork, potatoes, rice, shellfish, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini

3:) can be used as an antiseptic

4:) Americans alone consume more than 250 million pounds of this food each year.

5:)It is said to be an aphrodisiac..

Have I given you enough hints? Can you guess what this is? Did you already know? Have you ever grown this easy to grow food? Maybe now that you have seen mine in bloom you will plant some for your self. I won't tell you today what it is but be sure to check the comments section tomorrow to see if your guess was right. I will post the answer tomorrow as a comment. Give it a try. Make a guess. Someone out there knows what this is! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Weird Wednesday!

"Being 'weird' is one of the most best complements you could ever give someone. If no one in the world was weird, everything would be normal, and that's boring. Be different. Stand out. Be the sore thumb that got hammered a couple times by a heavy mallet. Be that sole bird that's flying in the exact opposite direction everyone else is and hasn't a clue it's winter." ~ Sarah Palermo

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history." ~ Dan Quayle

"Is it weird in here or is it just me?" ~ Stephen Wright

1. If your boss says, "I would like to talk to you about your Internet usage" what would your first reaction be? ~ Wow what an opening that would be.. I have kinda wanted to ask for permission to get on-line while I'm sitting there in the lobby waiting for a customer to come in or call. I haven't wanted to be told no so I have been just waiting for the right moment. They think I'm just a weird "OLD" Lady so they most likely don't think I know diddly squat about the Internet. I'm not sure they know diddly squat about the Internet. I do know they have AOL on the computer though.. I looked!.. I could offer to give him some blog time for the lodge huh? Maybe I'll use the office computer and give his Hotel a shout out on my blog!? I could maybe talk it up into an advertising scheme and get a few minutes every day. I might have to try that! They would be surprised at how well the internet and I get along... (For an Old Lady I mean!)

2. If your SO asks you "Does this make me look fat?" how do you answer? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the "SO" stands for significant other. I hate that term. I don't have a significant other. I married Mine.. He's my Husband.. We have papers on each other. I wish Y'all could see me rolling around here laughing at the very idea of Dave asking me if something makes him look fat... He is very thin. I on the other hand would be more likely to know that everything makes me look fat because I am fat. Dave lies and says I'm not fat.. I know I am.. At least plump if not truly fat.. Dave fat... what a concept .. what a weird thought! I will be laughing about this till next week...

3. What is one thing that you pay for, but resent having to do so? I am stingy.. I hate having to pay for everything. I raise my own vegetables and put them in jars. I raise chickens so I don't have to pay for eggs. I even pickle eggs... and those chickens know I'll eat them too if they don't lay.. I tell them so every day.. I call them noodle soup or pot pie if they miss a day.... I reckon if I could only pick one thing I would say the Internet. I personally think it should be free. Maybe I could work something out with my boss......

4. A day is being created in honor of you. How should we celebrate it? If you really want to honor me you should take a whole day and spend it with someone you love.. Plant something if you can... A tree would be good but I'll settle for anything green... I love flowers too but please don't buy me dead ones.. ( and yes that includes all cut flowers!) I'd rather have a living growing maybe even, blooming plant or even a package of seeds. We could call it Patsy's weird planting day and a special prize could be bestowed upon who ever chooses the strangest planter. I have tires of all sizes and the tubs from washing machines and dryers, old mop buckets, coolers, Baskets and barrels, and even a couple of freezers all growing stuff here in my home made jungle!

5. What CD or Album in your music collection do you secretly enjoy, but would be embarrassed if others heard you grooving to it? I have nothing I am embarrassed by or ashamed to have.. Not music or a book or anything at all. If I was ashamed of it I wouldn't have it.. On the other hand I do still have all my Donny Osmond albums from my teen years. I used to be good at pulling them out when My children had friends over. They would roll their eyes and drag their friends away before the albums ever got to the good songs. I might even drag down the old record player and listen to them now that I have thought of them. A little " Down by the Lazy River" and a Little " He ain't heavy; He's my Brother" might be just what I need tonight.

6. How long do you think you would last if you were a contestant on Survivor? I have often wondered that very same thing. I would never have tried before because I smoked but I haven't smoked now in so long I almost forgot that I used to. I could make fire.. yes I know a trick.. I am not afraid of hard work and I am pretty smart about plants ' I know not to eat anything that the birds don't eat..... I am also a normally well liked person... I am good with puzzles and trick questions... I am funny so that might get me a day or two extra. The bugs and snakes I wouldn't mind but it would be my luck I would be put down some where that has rats. Me and rats don't like each other. I can swim but I am not a great swimmer.. Hold on~ can I get on "Big Brother House" instead? They have peanut butter on there. I can back-stab and bull shit with the best of them.. and I bet there are no Mice in the "Big Brother House!" I might even be too plump for Survivor. I'm sure that the rag they all wear for a top is going to make me look fat! I wouldn't want to look fat on national TV now would I? Maybe I'll just pass on the contestant thing all around!

Well there you go.. I have answered all the weirdness questions for today. I personally have had a rather long and tiring day and have planned an early night. I have listened to two of my old Osmond albums and have quiet enjoyed thinking about how my children and my nieces and nephews use to consider it a terrible punishment to be made to listen to these wonderful sounds of music. I have heard music where I actually understood the words. That is a novelty in this day and age.. They also wrote songs with more than just the repetitive sounds of two or three words back then. I'm going to leave the record player out.. One of the children or grand children might happen by and I will play my records for them.. I bet they will run! How weird is that? Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Three for Thursday!

"If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents."
~ Robert Browning

"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you'll only get to play one round." ~ Ben Hogan

"Some people, like flowers, give pleasure just by being." ~ unknown

Today is Thursday. That means it's time for me to share three things with you. There are so many wonderful things I could share.. Pictures and stories and even a recipe or song. I have a blue gazzillion thoughts running around in my head just waiting to be shared. I reckon that means I shouldn't run out of material for a lot of Thursdays huh? Let's get started with today's Three for Thursday!

1:) A photo~
I searched both high and low for a four leaf clover to share with y'all. As luck would have it, I only found this beauty in full bloom. This plant lives in an old igloo, ice water, cooler on my back step. I love to see it with blooms open wide in the early morning sun. I also like to tiptoe quietly past it as it bows it's head and pulls it's blossoms closed in the early evening dusk. It's as if it is sleeping. I guess it goes to bed with the chickens.

2:) Speaking of Chickens!

This is Red Rooster. He is loud and proud. His hens, or wives as we like to call them are a little bit lazy and don't lay as well as the other hens but nothing stops him from being the loudest crowing rooster in the chicken garden.

The Black and white hen is one of his lazy wives.
She lays only about two eggs a week. Her name is Regina. I keep telling her and her other pen mates that they are going to have a new name....
"Pot Pie" will be a fine name for them if they don't get into the game and start laying me some eggs! Actually I would most likely never eat one of them. They run to the edge of the pen when they see me coming in the mornings. They know I have a treat such as sweet feed or a slice of bread. They are spoiled. I think it would be hard to eat something that you have spoiled like Dave and I have our chickens. We love the fresh eggs though! And we love seeing the little ones hatch in our home made ( cooler) Incubator.

3:) a Haiku


the weeping willow
shelters a laughing maiden ~
a young man searches

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Well there ya go with three for Thursday! Today has been a good day for me. I enjoyed some time spent watching my newly hatched quail babies try to figure out how their legs worked. I picked some fresh dill for a salad and stood and ate strawberries right out of the barrel where they grow in my back yard bucket garden. Dave and I walked off a quail run for the males that we hope to either sell to the hunting clubs or eat. We spent some time together just watching the babies in the brooder as they try to figure out rather they want to fly or just run. Take time to enjoy simple things.
Smell the roses or the evening primrose or whatever blooms near you. If nothing blooms near your home you could always plant something in a tin can or a cast off ; cut off; milk jug. I love the simple things! Relax! Enjoy a few minutes daily just looking at the simple things in nature. It will lower your blood pressure and who knows, you might even see something that leads you to a smile! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness!!

"Dare to be different!" ~ Romans 12:2

"My life honestly isn't as weird as people think it is. I work longer hours, maybe I have a bit more money, but fundamentally, I'm not really that different." ~ Simon Cowell

"I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do." ~ Johnny Depp

Good afternoon to everyone on another Weird Wednesday. Today has definitely had it's on special weird moments. Just a typical day for me though. I can usually have at least one weird moment in every day! On to today's weirdness questions.

1.) What are your least favorite sounds? I dislike any sound that I can't figure out where it comes from... I dislike screaming children... unless they are hurt.. trapped or in danger... they shouldn't be screaming..I have a cure for that screaming for attention thing that seems to be so prevalent now. My children didn't do it.. Only one of my step-children did it.. once in a Walmart.. Needless to say once was enough for her... I think my very least liked sound, though, is the sound of the medi-vac helicopter that flies over my house almost every single day.. I always say a small prayer as it flies over; for I know that the sound of that Helicopter means bad news for a family somewhere here in town.

2.) Do you enjoy reading infidelity blogs? Why? If you don't, is there any reason why you don't?
Are there really infidelity blogs? Well I can't imagine that I would read them. I have been in the infidelity situation myself and it is a devastating place to find yourself. I would never expose all the things about that part of my life to the entire world and I can't fathom why anyone else would. If you are the one being cheated on you might want to vent your anger.. I personally wouldn't do it on-line.. I'd get a stick and see what I could do about the whole thing.. A red brick on a car hood will often scare the other woman away for a few weeks.. But in the end I think you are better off just tossing his clothes at her.. and be sure she gets the dirty underwear he left beside the bed too!

~ I have got to tell y'all that I couldn't believe that there were such things as infidelity blogs out there.. I just did a Google search and was floored by how many there are. I did visit about ten of them.. Half were Women who have been cheated on and have no clue where to go from here.. some of them need help right away.... some were people bragging about their affairs and even giving details... a few were actual dating sights for affairs. I find that very weird! I can't imagine that I would put all my personal information on-line to show everyone I was a cheater! I would also think long and hard before I met anyone from the world wide web for a "date". Just the idea of it reminds me of something my Daddy used to say! ~ "if they ain't very careful... they 'll be found dead in a ditch someday!"

3.) If you could make one frivolous purchase right now without expense being an option, what one thing would you go buy? I would buy me a horse.. I most likely would never ride it either,
so that is why I say it would be a frivolous purchase. Wow only one? I want a zebra too and some parrots.... maybe a monkey...

4.) Have you ever gotten drunk and then gotten behind the wheel to drive? No!!!! I certainly have not.. I have only been drunk once in my entire life and even drunk I had more sense than that.. Drunk is no excuse for doing something stupid.. Driving under the influence; even a little bit under the influence; is stupid! All my friends and even a few enemies know my feelings on this subject. I have told them all.. "if you go to jail for driving drunk DO NOT CALL ME!"

5.) As an adult, have you ever been caught having sex by someone you didn't ever want to catch you in the act? Well this is another weird question. Even though I promised my Mama and my kids I wouldn't do the sex questions, I am going to answer this one. I am an adult.. I have a lock on my bedroom door... Even when I was not exactly an adult, I practiced safe sex.. and that includes being in a safe and secure place.. a place that you won't be walked in on.. If you think you are old enough for having sex, then be smart enough to not be walked in on by any child or other adult!

6.) If your current significant other wound up in jail for no less than 5 years but didn't kill or physically harm anyone, would you wait for them or move on? I can't imagine any reason why a person could go to jail for five years and yet not have harmed anyone or kill anyone except for drugs.. Drugs harm not only the users but the victims that they rob and steal from to support their habit... I guess being a thief could get you five years in the poky too.. I hate thieves and liars... I wonder if driving under the influence can get you five years? if that was the reason I would refer you to the question about that above! ~ I can only say that I hope my beloved never goes to jail for five years because I might wait a little while if he was wrongly accused.. I'm getting old.. five years is a long time to me.. he will be better off just staying straight and out of jail...

7.) If you had to participate, would you rather be in a Mud wrestling competition or a Jello wrestling competition? WOW! Y'all do not want to see me in a mud wrestling event! Why can't I just be in a bake off or something like that? Once years ago Emily had a little friend over and they rode off down the dirt road on Bikes.. a little while they came back covered in mud from head to toe.. The other girl had tossed a mud ball and hit Em. Em had thrown one back and hit the other girl.. she had pushed Emily and then suddenly they were rolling in the mud fighting like crazy. At least that is the story they shared with Dave, Thoi and I when they came pushing the bikes back up the dirt road, both of them looking like mud balls themselves. They were too young to have ever heard of mud wrestling at the time.. Or at least I think Emily was.. needless to say I told them to get cleaned up and I carried the other child right home. I will give them credit though that even now after all these years they have stuck to their original story. I guess if I can't be the umpire or just watch.. ( do guys Jello wrestle?) I'll choose jello.. I would also like it to be lime jello and can I get a shot of tequila first?

Well there ya go. My answers to today's weirdness questions. Some of these were truly weird questions. No wonder they call it "Weirdness Wednesday". I hope that everyone enjoys today's answers. Let your weird side show a little today! If you don't have a weird side then maybe you can just enjoy the weirdness of others... Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Three for Thursday!

"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements." ~ Giacomo Puccini

"Motivation is an external, temporary high that pushes you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which pulls you forward." ~Thomas J. Leonard

"I learned ... that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness." ~ Brenda Ueland

~I bet everyone is surprised to see more from me so soon. My computer decided it liked me for an extra hour tonight so here I sit thinking about what would be good to write about on Thursdays.. A lot ob bloggers have a different theme for each night. There are a few for Thursday; but being me and my normally contrary self; I didn't like any of them! Well I like them but they wouldn't stick with me.. or I wouldn't stick with them.. we would simply loose interest and then Thursdays would be a wash till I figured out something else. So tonight begins my very own~ "Three for Thursday!" ~ Thursday night event. Each Thursday I will have three of something on my blog.. It might be pictures of something or maybe someone.. It might be questions with answers.... I could share with you three of my thoughts from that day.. I could find three riddles.... Or Maybe I could write three Rhymes... And Maybe IT could be a combination of three but you'll get three on Thursday.. For as long as I can anyway! We will of course always begin with three quotes...

1- (thought)~

Tonight's quotes are about inspiration. People often ask me where I get my inspiration for a poem or a story. I wish I knew. I have dreamed poems and got up from my bed to write them down. I have felt them tumble through my mind as I drove eighty miles an hour to keep from being late to work. And I have cried for no reason and wrote words that I had no idea were in my heart. I really do wish I knew where some of the things come from.. they just come.. Even the un-invited ones come.. The sad and lonely ones come.. But thankfully the happy hopping silly ones come too! ( like inspiration can actually hop and skip into your work!?)

2- (haiku)~

A Delicacy

the cast iron skillet
sizzling over the blaze
legless bullfrogs roar

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

3- ( Picture!)

Feeding the Birds

Mother's Day!
Hunting Island State Park!

~ though we didn't know it then; those truly were good days!~

So there ya go! Three for Thursday! This week I gave you a good example. I hope you are having a great Day today. Try to be an inspiration to someone today if you can. Enjoy new foods if you get the chance. You never know until you try it. Hold the precious memories of your children close. If you are raising children , please give them good things to remember. Inspire them to become the best that they can be. Allow them to also inspire you ! Laugh often, Love as many as you can! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness!

"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." ~ Lord Byron

"A woman can laugh and cry in three seconds and it's not weird. But if a man does it, it's very disturbing. The way I'd describe it is like this: I have been allowed inside the house of womanhood, but I feel that they wouldn't let me in any of the interesting rooms." ~ Rob Schneider

" Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years." ~ Tina Yothers

First of all let me say that I apologize for not posting this week. I have sat down with good intentions every night... I have had a story or poem on my mind every night.... and every night something has happened or someone has called or come by and I have gotten up and left this blog with all my good intentions forgotten and neglected. Daddy used to say that the road to hell was paved with good intentions.. I don't plan on knowing that since I plan to take the other road.. But just in case I'll try to do better with my intentions from now on.

And now I'll move on to the questions!!!!

1:) What's a weapon that you feel suits your personality? ~ Wow! do weapons have a personality? Actually it's a known fact that I almost always have a knife if not on my person then it's in my purse. I carry a pocket knife that Daddy gave me. I also have another one that is a bit bigger that I like to carry in my pocket sometimes.. You know; just in case I was to need to cut something.. ( or someone!) I also have a double dagger that I could wear on my ankle. It's beautiful with Jade handles. It was a gift to me from a friend who knows I love knives. In My kitchen I have my own knife. I don't like for others to touch it. It's just an old knife.. I keep it sharp. It can cut deeply or give you a smooth Shave! I don't like guns.. I will admit that a stick makes a great weapon.. and I am on the look out for a long staff like My Grandma and Uncle Neal both carried.. I asked Grandma once why she carried a stick and she said..."Child there ain't no telling what you might run up on out there in the woods.. Might have to kill a snake or beat off a wild dog.. Might stumble across a hobo!" Grandma carried a knife too.. it was in her apron pocket. Yea I'll choose a knife to match my personality.. we're both sharp! Y'all can help me keep an eye out for a staff too.. I love the woods and ain't no telling what I might run up on while I'm poking around out there!

2.) Are there any conspiracy theories that you believe could be true? ~Almost Everyone enjoys hearing about a good conspiracy theory. There are so many new ones every day that it appears that a good many people enjoy coming up with new ones. You can spend an enormous amount of time reading about theories on the wonderful world wide web, and just as much time wondering if there is any truth to them. Some of the most well known ones are about movie stars and famous people. Princess Di is said to have been killed by the Royal Family and in some stories, her death ordered by the Queen herself.. I think Her death was a sad end to a pitiful Fairy tale gone all wrong... Enough people believed in the theories though that they have taken a second and third look into everything to do with her death. ~ Most conspiracy theories blame the government or the military with something. A lot of them claim a person is still alive who was supposed to be dead or in a few cases a person is dead who we all think is still alive. There are a few though that I have often thought might have just enough of something to make me believe in them.

~ The Roswell crash cover-up~ Do I think that the Government hid or captured aliens? I'm not sure they had one alive. I do think that if there was a crash they would cover it up. They would have to cover it up to prevent Mass panic and Chaos. People would go nuts... I have seen things in the night sky that have never been explained to me.... yes, I know they could have been the neighbors kid flying a kite with a glow stick tied to the tail... I think that maybe out there somewhere?? ... I think that there are many things in this great big universe that we don't know about yet..

~ John F. Kennedy~ The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. He was fatally wounded by gunshots to the head, while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade. The official investigation by the Warren Commission was conducted over a ten-month period. The Commission concluded that the assassination was carried out solely by Lee Harvey Oswald. A number of conspiracy theories exist with regard to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Theories began to be generated soon after his death, and new ones continue to be proposed even today. Many of these theories propose a criminal conspiracy involving parties such as the Federal Reserve, the CIA, the KGB, the Mafia, Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro, George H. W. Bush, Cuban exile groups opposed to the Castro government and the military and/or government interests of the United States. Do I think I know why he was killed or by what group? NO way; but neither do I think that this elaborate plan was conceived and carried out by one man.

~ The Elvis was alive theory~ I can see and believe how a man with that much fame might want to fake his own death. On the other hand I can't see him living a quiet and simple life without ever being seen again. Of course there were so called sightings of him for years. I don't really have a good reason but I always thought he was still alive for a few years after they said he was dead. I think he is dead by now though.. I know~ I'm Crazy!!!

3:) How often do you try new things in bed? ~ well just the other night I tried some sprite with a twist of moonshine and some newfangled potato chips/cracker type things. I liked the shine pretty good but I gave those crackers to the chickens. We have been trying that new converter box while we are in bed too.. Dave likes it pretty good but since I don't really watch TV it doesn't make much difference to me. My friend gave me a spot warmer.. It goes under the sheets and warms just one side of the bed.. That works for us since I like to sleep in a warm spot but Dave doesn't.. I tried a new gown one night but it was just like all my other gowns..... whoa! wait a minute! I think this question might have been about sex... Do Y'all reckon people really put things about their sex life on the Internet? I can't answer any sex questions.. I promised my Mama and my kids I wouldn't.. But just be sure I do try new things in bed.. I have tried reading and writing and yes, even drinking moonshine! In fact we try new things pretty regularly..

OK there ya go.. There are my answers to three questions for this weeks Wednesday Weirdness.
I plan to do a better job with getting down to the writing side of blogging.. Maybe I'll put the phone out in the chicken yard!? I still have to tell y'all all the wonderful tales from my new job.. and all the great things about my newest chickens and quail. I will be seeing you soon with more words of wisdom! Why don't you try to be a little bit weird sometimes.. do something out of the ordinary for yourself... Take a new route to work.. eat breakfast for supper.. It can brighten a dull day! Have a great day!