Monday, February 17, 2014


Anticipation can be a good thing. On the other hand, it can be a very bad thing for us.

After an extended time of sickness, I'm finally getting back on my feet and feeling mostly human again. I let myself get stressed out the last quarter of 2013 and have paid the price for it. And did the worrying get me anywhere? Of course not. So silly of me to think any human can do a single thing that will change our situations.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


WOW! It's really been an entire year since I've posted on this blog?! Like I often say, "Time's sure fun when you're having flies!" LOL!

Okay, I don't make resolutions when the new year ring's in anymore. They mainly go uncompleted because like most folk's, they're really just good intentions, not true resolutions. They are, for the most part, things we "wish" we could, should, would get done. So, I figure, "What's the sense in that?"  However, I find that some fervent prayer works much better. There is no better way to focus your energy and efforts than through asking God to guide your steps for the rest of the year.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Most folks get to enjoy a sigh of relief on January 2nd of each new year. Unless, of course, that's the day they take down their Christmas tree and all the various and sundry decorations spread out all over the house. But not us . . .

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Christmas Day always seems so anti-climatic. All the weeks since before Thanksgiving have been filled with so much frenetic activity:

I'm not usually a buy-ahead kind of customer. Oh, I know what I think I'd like to buy someone, but the fact is, the closer you get to Christmas, the more your loved ones drop hints about what they'd like to have, all triggered by the commercials on TV and in catalogs that they've been watching and reading. It's impossible to keep up, especially for someone like me who just wants to receive things that are useful for my interests — a year's worth of chicken feed, some peat moss for my garden beds, maybe some boots to keep my feet dry and mud-free. I must be getting old . . .

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I happened to click on my blog today and was surprised that so much time has passed since my last posting. April?!!! It can't be! Well, we all know how it goes . . . "Time's fun when you're having flies!"

While I really don't have anything particular to blog about, I thought I'd just write a synopsis about the last six month's activities and experiences . . .

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Mature Thing

Our friends, Steve & Libby, are now back on their native soil - the "Land of Oz" as they sometimes refer to it - and their girls are back to their routines. They were greatly missed from the moment our two vehicles separated on 17 South; Bobby & I turning onto Forman-Bundy Road and our friends continuing on to Savannah, Georgia to visit their son for a few days, then on to Orlando to catch their plane home.

It's so strange, somehow, to go back to every day living again. I didn't realize just how much we ramped up around here getting ready for their long-awaited visit — trying to get Spring cleaning done, redecorating the guest bedroom, stocking up on what I remembered were some of their fav foods. It took at least four weeks of planning to get ready for about 36 hours of being together! It's much like cooking; you spend several hours preparing a meal from scratch (at least most of the time ;p), only to spend 20 minutes eating it. Doesn't seem quite equitable, does it?