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Saturday, December 30, 2006

My Wish for You in 2007
May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words ............
May 2007 be the best year of your life!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006


I have to tell you that Dell Computers are on my Poop list. And they will be till our little romance with the folks in India is over. I helped my brother buy a new Dell desktop. It arrived on the 19th. So we get it set up and try to get on line. Well the system was like you had poured molasses into the modem. I mean the longer you tried to navagate the worse it got. So we called Dell Tech support which of course is in India. Bless them, now they all have jobs, taking care of all us American dummies with faulty equipment, but I digress. To make a reallly long story short, I have spent 4 evenings at my brothers house, talking to different techs, because you know they can give you an extention to talk to the same one next time, but that goes into a voice mail and they don't call back, or when they did they called and left a message on my store phone and not the no. I gave them WHERE THE COMPUTER LIVED! My last conversation Wed evening this week was the last straw. On Tue we had done a factory restore and thought the problem was solved, but NOOOOOOOO, then we still couldn't get on line. So Wed. I talked to a NEW girl, and actually had to dismantle the computer and remove the modem and re seat it just in case that was the problem. Well NOOOOOOO that wasn't it. So lets just get you to customer service and send you a new tower. OK that is good. So after a couple more calls and disconnects we have a new tower coming this next week and will ship the old one back. Well I sure hope it works. One of the nice features on the new computer is to burn DVD's and I want to use it, since I have a big investment in this thing. My new years resolution is to transfer about 8 years of digital pictures off of floppy disce, Oh yes remember those?. I am putting them onto my computer and making CD's then would like to trans to a master DVD.

I wonder how many pictures you can load onto a computer before it crashes????

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Has anyone else switched their blogger over to the new version? I did, now it is signed in thru google. Seems OK. Can't see that there are any benefits though. But big problem now I can't add any pictures, either thru the blog itself or via Picaso that I use. So what gives here? Anyone out there have the same problems. I even tried to do a system restore to go back to the old version and it wouldn't let me do that. So I guess I am stuck unless I figure out how to change the whole thing over to another blog server. I might do that if I thought I wouldn't loose my year plus of blogging posts. Any suggestions??

Saturday, December 23, 2006


DID YOU HEAR ABOUT SANTA BEING QUESTIONED ON THE WITNESS STAND BY A LAWYER? Lawyer: Is it correct Santa that you called this woman a Ho, not once but 3 times???

Friday, December 22, 2006


Now that I have updated this blogger as suggested my the master of bloggerland, I can't upload any pictures! GRRRRRRRR... Why do we get these darn updates when they just seem to give us grief. I kick myself everytime I accept an update on a program.


Haven't posted any thing for awhile that was very meaningful, so thought I would just put some of my musings of this last week down.

First off, Dell is on my baddy list. I helped my brother order a Dell desktop computer and by day 2 of ownership it is working like a snail, I mean 5 minutes to get a screen up. Got on the phone last nite with "India" tech support. Spent 1 1/2 hr of my cell phone air time while she kept walking us thru steps to help her identify the problem. Finally the cell phone went dead. When I called back on the reg. phone, of course I got a different person, but at least they have us with a case number and I am to call them this evening and he promised he would help fix it. Going to do a restore back to factory settings and start over. Maybe they will just have to send another computer, because this is sure not acceptable.

We are siting eagles. Have seen a beautiful bald eagle flying over, there is alot of timber in our area and bluffs down by the creek about 1/2 mile from us. Today I saw a golden eagle in the pasture, it was spotting some skinned creatures that someone dumped out by the stop at the end of our road, which is also the end of our pasture line. I looked at them yesterday, they are 3 skinned raccoons. Only way you can tell is by their feet. Uck. I told hubby he needed to go down and scoop them up and at least throw them out in the field {across the road, of course} so that a coyote can have dinner, instead of waiting for the vultures to start landing.

Business has been slow this month. I had thought that winter would bring in more folks wanting to buy books. I seem to have regular customer who come in every couple weeks. The county newspaper was supposed to run an article about the store, they did the interview the end of Oct. and took pictures but still haven't run the article. I have a call in to ask them if they lost me.

I did something I said I would NOT do. I sent in and renewed my Mo. RN license. Ohhhhhhh, I don't want to go back to a real job...... But am thinking of doing a little PRN work for a local home health agency on Mondays, when the store is closed. The little extra might help me from dipping into savings. So I have the application sitting here on my desk and procrastinating on filling it out.

Also have been doing some researching on selling books on line. I have looked at Amazon and Ebay so far. Anyone with experience in this it would be awesome to get some input. I have bought a couple books and a CD on Amazon recently and it went so smooth, I was impressed. I am not an on line shopper.

Having daughter and grand daughter come spend a few hours Sat in the store with me. That will be fun. Hubby out buying a "fresh" turkey today for me to bake for Xmas. Want to stay home that day. Feel sorry for all the folks in Denver area!

Well if you have made it this far, I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The picture I am attaching is our house with the lights at nite. dc

Hillbilly, ME?

Because of the climate of political correctness now pervading America, those of us in Arkansas and Missouri will no longer be referred to as HILLBILLIES.We ask that you now refer to us as OZARK-AMERICANS.

Thank you!Now if you'll excuse me, I got possums to fry.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Blogger?

OK I have my update done, now will see what all the fuss is about.

Switching to new version of Blogger?

Well hope I have not messed up, but I clicked on switching to new new updated version of Blogger, so we will see if it works OK and all my stuff got switched too. See I am a big chicken when it comes to changing stuff. I sort of like my stuff left alone, but don't want to get in the headlong rush to keep up with technology and end up loosing my STUFF.

Friday, December 15, 2006


This joke really captures a sick sense of humor. But I love it. I have saved this clipping for years.

Take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday season. Take time to slow down and enjoy your blessings. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This is a site to go to for a beautiful christmas message the pictures, music, and message is inspiring. Please check it out. Sit back and be quiet and let it into your soul.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sunday Morning Book Club

Sunday Morning Book Club

I noticed that this site has been unused for almost a year, Does anyone want to help reserect it? It was an interesting idea when we started it, but not sure it was very user friendly, Maybe we could find some help to revamp it a little. What say out there? I will post this site on my blog and see if there is any interest from my readers. Thanks DC

Friday, December 08, 2006


A crabby old man

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Tampa,
Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found
this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were
made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The old man's sole bequest to posterity
has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St
Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made
based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the
author of this "anonymous" poem
winging across the Internet:

Crabby Old Man

What do you see, nurses. What do you see?
What are you thinking..……....... When you're looking at me?
A crabby old man .........……….. Not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, ...………....... With faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food. And makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice, .. "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to
notice .......... The things that you do,
And forever is losing ...........….. A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not, ........….... Lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, ……... The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? …... Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse,…....You're not looking at me.

I'll tell you who I am .....……....... As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, ..…….... As I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of ten . With a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters ...........……. Who love one another

A young boy of sixteen .......….....With wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now. ….........A lover he'll meet
A groom soon at twenty ............. My heart gives a leap,
Remembering the
vows. That I promised to keep.
At twenty-five now, ...........…….. I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide ...…….... And a secure happy home.
A man of thirty, .......………....... My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other .....……..... With ties that should last.

At forty, my young sons ..…….... Have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me. To see I don't mourn
At fifty once more, .......……....... Babies play 'round my knee,
Again we know children, .…....... My loved one and me
Dark days are upon me, ...…..... My wife is dead,
I look at the future, ....………....... I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing. Young of their own ,
And I think of the years……….... And the
love that I've known.

I'm now an old man.......……....... And nature is cruel;
Tis jest to make old age ....…......Look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles, .......…..... Grace and vigor depart,
There is now a stone. Where I once had a heart
But inside this old carcass ..…….. A young guy still dwells,
And now and again, ...……..........My battered heart swells
I remember the joys, .................. I remember the pain,
And I'm loving and living.....…...... Life over again.

I think of the years ...……........... All too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact. That nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people, ........ Open and see,
Not a crabby old man; ………......
Look closer... see, ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush
aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, one day, be

Thursday, December 07, 2006

3 # BRAIN?

A fellow blogger posted, no, bragged, that she had lost 3 pounds last week, then mentioned that she had also lost her mind and that probably her mind weighed 3 pounds.


The brain does weigh about 3 pounds, but I just found {synchronicity?} in my reading Carl Sagan's book while on the treadmill this morning that the average brain does weigh 3 #. But what was the most interesting was that if all the fluids were removed, you know like dehydrated, your total mass would be about the size of your NAVEL!!!! Now isn't that just a hoot? Oh, I think I sprained my brain!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Thought this was a funny picture, of course it came to me with a joke attached. But you get the jist.

Well what is the book store owner reading now. Seems I have 2 or 3 books going at a time. Just finished Johathat Livingston Seagull. What a great little book. Now I am collecting all of Richard Bach's books. Just started his book "One". Also I have started a Carl Sagan book and am finishing up Dean Koontz's, From the Corner of His Eye, Great book. I think my daughter has finally got me hooked on his books. Of course I still have a pile that I keep putting aside to read.

We are finally starting to thaw out. Got about 2 in. of ice and sleet then 8 in of snow on top last week. Had to stay home Thurs, and Fri. along with most everyone else in the area. But it has been melting and roads are clear. Put another log on the fire!! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Fluffy Critters

Well we got snow. About 8 inches of it, on top of a freezing rain. Am thankful that we could just stay home and keep the fire going and keep warm. Of course these guys needed a little TLC. Sampson, the big guy here says "Where the heck did my grass go?" Now if we could just find that darn tank heater. But guess we will have to buy a new one today. Got to go to town and stock up of grub. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Take time for a Laugh

You are driving in a car at a constant speed. On your left side is a > >'drop off' (The ground is 18-20 inches below the level you are traveling > >on), and on your right side is a fire engine traveling at the same speed as > >you. In front of you is a galloping horse which is the same size as your > >car and you cannot overtake it. Behind you is another galloping horse. > >Both horses are also traveling at the same speed as you . What must you do > >to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?> >> >> >


> >> > * Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Shed a little tear for the puppy

Coming into town this morning I saw something that made me a little sad. I saw a dog on the highway that had been killed by a car probably this morning, but what caught my eye was the rest of the family sitting off to the side on a little rise about 15 ft from the highway. It looked like the Momma dog and the rest of the litter, all sitting exactly the same and looking at the dead pup. Made me get a little catch in my throat just seeing them like that, like they knew. I have seen this "pack" of dogs for several weeks, and think they belong to a home back in the trees. This is the 2nd on to get hit in this area. They are just mixed breed mongrels. In this part of the country people let their dogs run loose, or they will confine them in small pens. Don't know which is worse. Well this was a site that I won't forget, wonder how long they will sit there??

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Please READ Please go to this site and read this weeks article, believe me your mouth will drop open. I am not a huge O'reilly fan, but if what he says is true, we are really headed down the slippery slope.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

God must love stupid people, he made so many of them

Does anyone else hate the Sonic commercials besides me?? How ignorant do they think we are out here. I could barely tolerate the woman and man, and now there are 2 men and it is so stupid, I hit the mute every time I can reach the remote. While I am at it the other comercials I truely hate is Carl Juniors, with their piggy eating styles. THATS supposed to intice me to come eat there. I think not. That was one reason we refused to eat there. OK there is my complaint for the day. Maybe I can find their web sites and tell them what I think, hmmm think they will care? Doubt it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jewlery for Flossy

Flossy has a bright new red halter!! A little different putting a halter on a long eared donkey than on a horse. She is getting to be so sweet. Loves to have her cheeks rubbed and her butt. She is about 4 months old now. Got to start teaching her to lead.

Well we did our first "senior" bus trip Sat. Can't believe we did. Went to Branson and saw Shoji Tabochi's christmas show. He does a wonderful show. Have to tell about the bus ride though. It was quit plush and would have been fun, except we got this old gal behind us who NEVER shutup the whole trip!! She had a loud enough voice that at least 2 seats all around her had to hear the same stuff. I now know all her family history, where all she lived, and medical history. Oh, and learned how to make cream puffs!! Now it wasn't all a waste. Not sure we would do this again for awhile. We like our own transportation and to be able to go where we want to. But it was an experience for sure. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 10, 2006

What makes us who we are?

Have you ever thought about what it is that makes us who we are? I mean really what is IT? You see people born into the same family that turn out so different. Why?
Is it Nature or Nuture? Is it the genes, DNA, that we inherit or the influence of how you are raised, combined with exposure to outside factors that mold us? I guess I tend to think it is a mix of both, but then I like to throw in the free choice that we have going for us. And what about predestination, I still believe that we chose the paths that we follow. I think that explains why some of us have such hard lives and some have easy times. There is Karma thrown in there. So this is a long explaination for why I am going to post this thing that I wrote over a year ago and had posted on my old blog site. I liked it then and still like it. I would love to see other think of what it is that makes them who they are and write something similar. Thanks for listening....

I am me.

I am the little girl collecting McMcall paper dolls.

I am the tears cried as mom read Lassie and Big Red to us by kerosene lamp.

I am the kid who caught grasshoppers to feed to the chickens.

I am a country girl first and always.

I am the 16 year old who ran crying in the rain when my first love moved away.

I am the 12 year old who got an ear jerked as punishment by a father who never once spanked me.

I am an old farm house made of brick with huge pine trees in the yard and a big apricot tree.

I am the girl who's best friend was a little brother.

I am home canned green beans.

I am the teenager who locked herself in the bathroom so Mom couldn't hit me with the yard stick.

I am the smell and taste of moms raised doughnuts rolled in sugar.

I am the high school drop out.

I am the 17 year old being married far to soon.

I am the nursing student who worked every weekend for gas money to get to class.

I am the nursing grad who was 2nd in her class at age 27.

I am the first baby I delivered with my own hands.

I am bleach blond hair.

I am the mother of 2 babies of my own.

I am the child who played in the pond and haymow for fun.

I am the smell of cows breath, while sitting in the hay bunk while they ate.

I am the woman who's heart has been broken, to be mended again and again.

I am music that makes me feel melancholy.

I am books that make me think of all the possibilities.

I am the keeper of the secrets.

I am a grandmother.

I am the seeker of spiritual thruth.

I am a blogger.

I am me.

Who are you?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


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Fairy Invasion

Monday we hiked up into our woods to post some no hunting signs and I saw for myself evidence of fairy invasion in our woods. Just look at these pictures closely and you can see their little private swimming pools Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

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If they could talk

I brought 2 old tins of my mothers buttons in with me today to the store. I have had the tins for at least 40 years. They are green tobacco cans. SAIL aromatic pipe tobacco a product of Holland. They have screw on lids. These were tins that my mother saved buttons in. Back in her day and my earlier day, if you threw a garmet away or made rags out of it you cut the buttons off and saved them for future use. I found some really interesting buttons. I dumped them out on the counter and as I pushed them around and looked at the interesting shapes and colors I just thought, "these buttons really hold so much history" Can you imagine the little tiny pink ones were on some dainty blouse and the huge black ones must have come off of a coat. I could tell my contributions to the tins, as they were those extra buttons that come attached to a blouse or pair of pants. Did anyone ever actually use any of them. I don't think so, I think that if I lost a button, I dug around in my sewing machine box and found one that would work. Usually it was single buttons like on a pair of pants so there was no matching. And those little swatches of yarn, never used them either.
Well if these old buttons could talk, wouldn't they have a story to tell.
You Are a Dreaming Soul

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world
So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time
You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...
But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.
Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.
Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.
Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wanted to share the beautiful fall colors here in the midwest. Went to Branson over Sat. nite. Was perfect weather. Saw a great show at Pierce Arrow Theater. The second pic is taken from my front yard, looking up to the bluff. The wagon is our little donkey wagon, need to load some hay in it and decorate it, maybe next year I will do that. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 27, 2006


You know we say "I am sorry" often, but what does it look like? Well this is what Sorry looks like. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Flossy and Momma

Our little baby is growing. She is so much fun. Getting a little better about nibbling or should I say biting. We gently push her nose away and tell her no. But when she puts those ears back and takes off you better watch for the heels. She loves to chase the dog and the dog has learned to make quick turns to throw her off. Flossy is pretty fast. Wish I could figure out how to most a video of her running. Got her little hooves trimmed yesterday for the first time. Of course had to be held down. Something else she will have to learn. We try to pick up her feet frequently to get her used to it. But she is just a baby yet, still nursing. Posted by Picasa
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Train

I stand on the tracks, looking into the darkness. Then I feel it coming. I can feel the vibration of the steel on the tracks and now I hear the sound. I can see the light flashing with warning and danger that is coming straight at me. I stand on the tracks paralyzed, my heart starts to pound faster and I cannot move. At last the train is upon me and still I can not move and it steams right over me. I throw back the covers to release the heat. That is what a hot flash is like to me.

Those interested need to read the Nov. issue of More Mag. There are 2 good articles in the Body and Mind section. One called Are "natural" hormones safer? And the next is "This is your brain on menopause". Very interesting reading.
I have just started on the bio-identical hormone touted by Suzanne Summers. They are compounded by the pharmacy with specific doses of 4 different hormones. Each can be adjusted to meet individual needs. Well I have tried everything else so why not.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

quote of Deepok Chopra

Today I will commit myself to detachment. I will allow myself and those around me the freedom to be as they are. I will not rigidly impose my idea of how things should be. I will not force solutions to problems, thereby creating new problems. I will participate in everything with detachment involvement.

THIS IS FOR ALL OF US WHO WANT TO FIX THINGS FOR EVRYONE ELSE. (not that I know any one like this)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

my S#*t Cactus

This is a cactus that a friend in Nv. gave me a start of a year or so ago. She called it a s#*t cactus, because when it blooms the bloom really smells bad. Well now I can vouch for that. It took a couple weeks to form the bloom, the pod was about the size of a grapefruit. As you can see from the ruler I placed by the bloom it is at least 12 in. across. Really quite pretty and has a rubbery texture. Don't know how long it will last. Smelled worse the first day. Moved it to an out of the way place. Haven't checked to see if it still smells so bad. Would like to move it back to the living room. Anyone know what kind of plant this is? I just liked the unusual way it grows. But the blooms are something else, sort of alien!! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006

go to this site As I am a huge fan of Deepak Chopra, I found his site, It is called IntentBlog and has posts by Chopra and many others. I find it a wonderful place to go to read stuff that makes me feel good as a human being, and feel that there is hope for the human race. I got to meet Deepak Chopra in person at the prison where I used to work. He had been doing a lecture in Reno and our Dr. at the prison talked him into doing a mini workshop for the inmates. Of course I attended and really enjoyed it. I especially liked his theory that we are really all one. He said that as we live and breath we give off many cells a day and as we breath in we are actually breathing in "other people" and makeing their cells a part of us. Thus making us all really one. He did a demonstration on meditation. I have several of his books and now want to go back and re read them. So if anyone reads this and has time, go to his site, there are many links that can keep a person busy for days. Maybe it will help us understand a little of what life is really about and why we are here in the first place.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Where do bad chickens go?

Rocky has been a baaaaaaaaaad boy!! So he is locked up in chicken jail for now. We have Rocky and 7 hens and 1 lonesome guiney {name is Guiney Gumbo}. Gumbo has attached herself to the chickens and they have all gotten alone OK. That is till yesterday. Rocky started chasing Gumbo. Then it got to be mean, with Rocky hanging onto Gumbo and dragging her down till they were both exhausted. So the sherif,{that would be my hubby} came along and arrested Rocky and now he is in jail. Any one want a real pretty ornry rooster??? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Mother/daughter road trips have to be the bestest medicine in the world.

A time to talk about the rest of the family, finding their faults and yet being glad they belong to you.

Reliving fun times and sad times.

A time of letting go and hanging on.

A sharing of beliefs and finding a common thread.

Laughter till you cry.

Finding the beauty around us.

Being glad that you have a daughter.

Feeling sorry for the stuff that makes life hard for others.

Wanting to kiss the boo boo and make it all OK.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Installing Love

Tech Support: Yes, . How can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running ?

Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?

Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Ooops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components." What should I do?

Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you,

God/Tech Support: You're Welcome, Anytime.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

My sunset

This was taken looking to the east from my yard. The sun was setting behind me and as you can see the timber is starting to change colors. Last nite the huge moon was coming up over these trees and that was awsome too. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006

This is for Em,

Women will understand this and the men should memorize it!
The Hormone Hostage

The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his own hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, co-worker or significant other!


What's for dinner?
Can I help you with dinner?
Where would you like to go for dinner?
Here, have some wine.

Are you wearing that?
Wow, you sure look good in brown!
WOW! Look at you!
Here, have some wine

What are you so worked up about?
Could we be overreacting?
Here's my paycheck.
Here, have some wine.

Should you be eating that?
You know, there are a lot of apples left.
Can I get you a piece of chocolate with that?
Here, have some wine.

What did you DO all day?
I hope you didn't over-do it today.
I've always loved you in that robe!
Here, have some more wine.

13 Things PMS Stands For:

1 Pass My Shotgun

2 Psychotic Mood Shift

3 Perpetual Munching Spree

4 Puffy Mid-Section

5 People Make me Sick

6 Provide Me with Sweets

7 Pardon My Sobbing

8 Pimples May Surface

9 Pass My Sweat pants

10. Pissy Mood Syndrome

11. Plainly; Men Suck

12. Pack My Stuff

and my favorite one.

13. Potential Murder Suspect

Pass this on to all of your hormonal friends and those who might need a good laugh!

...Or men who need a warning.

And remember: Money talks ....Chocolate SINGS, BUT WINE IS SUPREME!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Got our critters home!!

From left to right. Millie {who is most likely with child}, Hubby,{he is easy to spot huh?}, baby girl Flossy, her Mom Jennie. You can only see a tiny part of the horse's head, but will post on him seperately. They are so gentle and the dog was accepted with not problem. We were afraid that her being a strange dog they would run her out, but they let her walk around their feet, even the horse. And the chickens are in heaven as they mill around picking up any feed they drop. They had been on a pretty much dry lot, I mean dust dry, and eating grain and hay. They hardlly lifted their noses from the grass all day. Flossy was so funny learning how to eat grass. Her first efforts was to pull straight back on a piece of grass till it snapped off. After one day she has learned to crop it off with her little teeth. Oh, and little teeth, the gal who raised her was letting her suck on her fingers, thinking it was cute. NOT. So we are gently letting her know that teeth on people is a no no. We don't want a biter. Well enough for now. Just had to share this with the world. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The little girl with the Radiant Orchid bed

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They call it being innovative now

I was painting the inside of the back door of the store this morning and had a little flash back. You see I was painting this pretty lavender. Radiant Orchid to be exact. When my daughter was about 4 we had moved into a trailer that had 3 bedrooms. But they were very small bedrooms. So son and daughter each had a room that was only big enough for a single bed. There were dressers and closet built in. Well being creative that I am (clears throat), I went to a used,.... well heck it was a junk yard to be sure. I bought this old fashioned baby bed, all metal. The old gentleman on the farm where we were living helped me to lower the springs down to the lowest setting and get rid of the rails. Walla, a small single bed. I painted the bed Radiant Orchid, and did the dresser drawers in same color with a splash of pink if I remember correctly. She slept in this "baby bed" till she was to long for it, but it gave her a couple extra feet of floor space to play. Sons room got a similar treatment with a shade of green, but he was older and had a single bed.
Lets see the alarm clock story will have to be a later time.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Is anyone there?

I know the blog is just for me to blather on and on with my own thoughts to entertain myself, but since I get no comments from anyone any more I can't help but wonder if any one is out there. Gee if I thought no one was reading this I might just tell some really juicy stuff.

Getting our babies home this weekend so will be posting alot of donkey pictures I am sure. Business has been better this week, so glad of that. Have taken in alot of books on trade this week also.

Oh, and gas is down to 1.96$ now. Wow.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

TV, whats on?

After working evening shift for a couple years, I sort of got out of the habit of watching TV. Still don't like to just sit and watch it. But we got hooked on Dancing With The Stars and haven't missed any. And I started out with the first nite of a little Fri. nite sitcom. Men In Trees. It is a hoot and I don't want to miss any shows now. If you haven't watched it, I recommend it. City girl goes to Alaska. So thats my thought for today.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Gas is 1.99$

Well aren't we just all happy now about the lower price of gas? Remember when it hit 2.00$ and we were outraged?? To be honest I didn't think it would come back down to this. Is this just the lull to tease us? Could it be connected to the elections? You think?

Business seems slow, but talked to another store owner in town and they said that everyone in town was feeling a slow time. So at least I felt better to know that maybe it wasn't just me. Think it will pick up with fall and then winter. Just hang in there is all I can do.

Capenter came back after 2 weeks vacation and is ready to finish up work on the farm. Yea, now maybe we can get going on the bathroom soon. He is so slow we are worried about how long we might be without a bathtub!! Slow but good.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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Elvis lives at Branson

I will attach a picture of the new downtown area of Branson, called The Landing. Lots of new shops right on the lake with an ongoing water show set to music. No autos allowed, have to walk from a large parking lot at each end or catch a ride on a special open bus that drives up and down to help folks get about. Elvis was giving a free show. This was the skinney one! Had a great voice.

Had a great weekend in Branson. Enjoyed the show at Dixie Stampede. All the horses and flags and buffalo made for a great show just a few feet from our seat. Was a very nice get away. Won some free show tickets so will be going back in Oct for just a one nite. About 1 1/2 hr away so thats not bad. Bye for now.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

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Branson Get Away!!!

Headed out today for Branson. Looking forward for a weekend get-a-way. Be back Mon afternoon. Going to be staying at our timeshare in Branson and have tickets for Dolly Pardons Dixieland Stampede. Will be fun to just relax. Want to spend Sun browsing around downtown Branson. I saw in the paper where they had build a huge addition the last couple years, called The Landing. They have the biggest Bass Pro Shop there on the lake and lots of new shops and resturants and a light/water show. so am taking walking shoes and a couple bucks, just in case. Got bro. lined up to stay at our place for a couple nites to house sit and take care of the pooch. Sort of payback for the dog sitting I did for him last month. Still working on getting the computer back up to snuff. Can't find the disc for the printer so was in the process of downloading the program from HP and saw it was going to take to long to download to do it today, so canceled that for now. Will try again Tue, when I am back to work.
Did I say work? ha ha, I hardly feel like it is work, I just love having my own store and visiting with people. I really didn't think I would like that part that much. I am really not the gossipy kind. Hubby is more the one who know everyone and their kin and what they ate for dinner.

We were scrambling to get hay loaded Thurs pm. as the baler had trouble with his equip. and took forever to get the hay baled. Then it was trying to start raining. We got 2 loads into the barn with our little pickup and was waiting for the guy who was taking 1/2 of the hay to show up with a couple strong boys and a flatbed trailer. All of a sudden the neighbor gal and her friend were in the field picking up hay! What great neighbors we have. She has volunteered to go down and haul our horse and donkeys home for us next Sun. Well off to fun city. Everyone have a good weekend. dc

Thursday, September 21, 2006

MEET FLOSSY!!!!!!!!!

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My Malfunction!!

Well I got initiated big time, at least I think so. About 3 weeks ago I got a virus in my computer for the first time. With help from a "friend" we downloaded an anti-virus program and it seems OK. but there were functions I could not do, like post pictures on my blog and couldn't get a screen saver to go up and a couple other little things. So we tried to do a restore that would not destroy everything in my computer and it would not do it. So I down loaded everything I could think of to make back up info and we did the major restore. Well now it is like I have this new computer straight from the factory without any of my programs or info on it. Gradually I am getting things added to it. Need to do an update from Microsoft to get me back up to the stuff I had on it. I will be more careful in my surfing and now I have the anti virus on board. You know you don't think you need something till something happens. Well I am partially blonde. Will try to send some pictures tomorrow but need to load my camera software yet. Got pictures of my new baby, Flossy to show everyone who cares. She is adorable!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Love at first site

Wow, what a weekend. Did the Fall Festival Sat. I think it was very successful. I gave out 95 1$ coupons plus I know I talked to some folks that didn't take a coupon for what ever reason. Even sold a few books, but that wasn't the main reason for being there. Had some family stop by and check things out. Husb did the cake walk and brought home a delicious cho. cake with cho. frosting that was like fudge. Yummy. Had a beautiful day for the event. oh, and I won a small vinyl window for 2$ that I put in the silent auction. Then Sun it rained cats and dogs. We got over 4 1/2 inches. Had the KC sis and her hubby come out for breakfast on their way back home. Helped hubby put up shelves in garage.

On Mon. went to LOOK at some burros that we saw advertized in the paper, about 1 hr. away. Well we fell in love. Of course we bought them. 2 Jennies, one named Jenny who has a 3 week old baby girl that we named Flossy, then the other one is also a daughter of Jenny, a 12 year old {who just happens to [maybe] be carrying a foal} we changed her name from Molly to Milly, as we have a dog named Molly and would be to confusing, esp for the dog as she is very tuned into her name. So we are so excited. While we were there hubby made good friends with one of the horses they had to sell. a 5 year old quarter horse, he is just a doll. Very gentle and he really liked my hubby. Well you guessed it, we now have a horse too. Well we won't have to mow the small pasture next to the house anymore. Having the hay field bailed again as soon as this next rain goes thru, so will be saving all of this cutting. Well got to go finish scraping donkey poo off my shoes!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Is Fall very far away?

I saw my first hedge apple on the road near my home this morning. There is a stretch of road that the trees over hang the road and meet in the middle. Sort of like driving under a canopy. But always hope that the big green hedge apples do not fall when you drive by. Also the walnuts fall pretty thick thru there, so that means the red squirrels are busy.

I like to go out early in the morning and just survey the kingdom. I saw the cutest thing yesterday morning. There was a fairly heavy fog in the valley and heavy dew on everything. This pretty little goldfinch was sipping dew off of the curved leaves of the little peach tree. He was standing on the top branch and he would reach down and scoop up the dew from each leaf around him.

Wish I could remember when you are supposed to stop feeding the humming birds. Anyone know? I know you need to stop or they will stay here to long and then not make it all the way to So. America or where ever it is they go. Someone told me recently that humming birds hitch rides on the geese that go south. I had never heard that and am not sure whether or not to believe it or not. Miss gullable here!!

Has anyone had to run the restore on their computer? Having trouble with my computer, Think I got a virus hit while I was blog surfing a couple weeks ago, Had someone help walk me thru installing an anti spy program and seemed to stop alot of the immediate problems, but still can't post pictures to my blog and can't get my desktop to put picture back up. I am trying to backup all my info onto discs, but having trouble figuring out how to download all the e-mail files I have created. Hate to take the chance of just loosing everything.

Had a wonderful surprise yesterday. My door opened with the little bell ringing to announce a customer. Standing there was a very good friend of mine from Nv. Actually she has been living in Arizona then Ca. the last 15 years, so I have only seen her on short visits when she would come to Nv. to see her son. She had been my boss at one time and my college instructor later on. What a treat!! They had been in Ia. for her husb. class reunion and are retired and traveling so planned this little town in their route.

Tomorrow I am closing the store for a day. Going to take the show on the road. There is a fall festival at a near by little town. So am setting up a booth and hand out coupons and info on the store. I might sell a few books but main goal is just to put my face and name out there so folks will know I am here. Well got to go work on my poster and start boxing up the books I want to take with me. Have a good weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

WOW! 2.19$

Maybe they will start paying us to use up all the stored gas they have!!Gas hasn't been that low here for over a year. We are very glad, of course we don't have any travel plans and only live 3 miles from the store.

Do have a little weekend get away planned for the weekend of the 23rd. Going to spend a couple nites at our time share in Branson and take in a show. Got tickets to Dolly Pardon's Dixieland Stampede, for Sat nite and then will spend Sun. checking out the huge new development that we haven't seen yet. It is called The Landing. A huge Bass Pro Shop on the lake plus a lot of shops and resturants built up in the area with a light and water show in the evening. So will take walking shoes and plan to just relax and have a good time. Bro. will stay at the house for us those nites to keep the dog company. Thats his payback for me dog sitting with his dog while he was gone for a week. Only thing my dog isn't so cooperative. If he just goes out to let her out, she gets in her chair and just ignores him till he leaves. We hope that with him staying all nite and cooking dinner there she will relax and cooperate. Other wise I told her it will be the kennel for her next time. And I mean that, I really do, yes I really do.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

odds and ends

Wow, gas is down to 2.23$ in our fair little town. Remember when it went over 2.00$ and we had a fit. The highest it got here was 2.98$ I believe.

Trash on the roadway! Makes me so mad when I drive along and see all the cups and cans throwed out on the roads. Do people think the world is their trash can? I just want to get in someones face and make them take a mile section of the road and clean it up. We have a guy who makes his living or suppliments it by riding around on a bike with a trash sack and picks up cans along the roads. Good for him. I am tempted to tell him to check behind my store and I will start putting my cans in a box for him.

My carpenter is on vacation this week. Work has been slow on the breezeway, as he only works part of the day and some days has to take his mom to the Dr. I am excited about how it is shaping up. We tore down the old BBQ storage area and power washed the wall and deck. Love that new little electric power washer. We picked up the new ceiling fan and light for him to install next over the deck. Have decided to get a patio door for him to install where a dining room window looks out onto the deck. That will be so nice to have the extra door..

Getting my face out to the public. Planning to set up a table next Sat at the Fall Festival being held at a little neighboring town. I made up some dollor coupons to give out. Will set up a table with books and pamplets and a BIG sign to advertize the store. Looking forward to doing this. Business has been slow this past week. But the week before was my best week so far, so you just can't tell. I get to pay my first sales tax the end of this month.

Well thats it for my thoughts. Having trouble with my computer, it won't let me transfer pictures to my blog site to post. Darn I like to attach pictures and have several I want to share.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I seem to like to quote things that I read that seem to have a deep meaning to them. I am reading a book now by James Patterson. Not all of his books are mysterys. This one is called: Sam's Letters to Jennifer. A really good read. Anyway there is this quote in there.

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

Isn't this the real truth? We always are looking ahead to something else/more, and real life is the everyday stuff. So guess we need to slow down and smell the roses, don't take everything so serious. Another quote I like is "don't sweat the small stuff, everything is small stuff" Just my thoughts for today.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What is the book store owner reading?

Now that I have access to thousands of my own books, what am I reading? I have to laugh because my personal stash on top of my computer desk is getting bigger and bigger. I try to recommend authors to customers and they like to tell me what they like and what book is a good read. I just finished 2 of Nicolas Sparks books, If you haven't read him, please indulge. He writes wonderful love stories. Nights in Rodanthe, was wonderful. Then I just finished, The Wedding. Oh, to have someone love you like in these books would be awsome! So I am changing types and reading a Louis L'Amour book. Have never read him and thought he was just a western writer. A customer suggested this one and I find it really a great read. It is The Haunted Mesa. I keep one book at the store and one at home to read. At home is a Sandra Brown book about a couple traveling by covered wagon from Kentucky to Texas to homestead. Of course her books are full of very sensual stuff. Just hadn't read any of her stuff for alot of years. My stack that is on my desk here at the store is: Border Music, by Robert James Waller who wrode The Bridges of Madison County, Texasville, by Larry McMurtry, Lori, by Robert Bloch, looks like a psycho supernatural thriller, then I want to read The Horse Whisperer, A customer told me the book does not follow the same line as the movie and has a completely different ending. So I have alot to read plus I have at least 10 more set aside. tee hee. This is really a hard job. I have been thrilled with the response of the community, Almost everyone who comes in says they are so glad to have a book store here in town and like the way I have it set up. Sort of bright and homey at the same time. I am getting return customers and am glad to see that. I will just hang in there, somedays I only have a couple customers in and others I have up to 10 or more. I think when it gets cooler and people have to stay in more it will pick up more. Going to run some advertizing in a couple papers this next week. Well back to Louis L'
My coffee is getting cold.

Construction ongoing

New breezeway between house and garage. Also new roofing thru out. Think we will really like this. Can't see the deck under the roof from this picture. Will hang a fan and light from the rafter. It is all cedar beams and open inside. Still under construction under the roof. The edge of the roof is cut off and the siding on the outside wall is run up to the new roof to enclose the open ends back up under the ends. Will attach another picture and you can see the studs that are up so far and see what I mean. Will post more pictures when wall is done. The little "building" on the deck is for the BBQ grill and will come off and the whole repainted to match the new part.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lights on, anyone home?

Do you ever notice that you can walk around all the rooms of your home in the middle of the nite and not have to turn on a single light? There are little red glowing lights everywhere, so I thought I would list all the ones I have, anyone got more? Lets see, in the kitchen, there is the clock on the stove and microwave, thats 2. bathroom, a light switch has that little glow light, 3. Bedroom, satelite base has a glow, protable phone base glows, bedside clock glows, thats 6. Living room, one clock, phone base, elect spike protector, cell phone on charge, thats 10. Other bedroom, another spike protector, laptop light come off and on, one more clock, thats 13. Geez its any wonder we can sleep with all this light in the house!! Guess that is why the little night light is in a drawer somewhere. Oh, and I didn't mention the BIG light, the security light in the driveway, so the bugglers can see better. teehee.. Does that make 14?

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Is it just human nature for us to always think the darkest thought when we worry about a loved one? Absence does NOT make the heart grow fonder. Who ever made that one up is full of crap. Absence only makes the little dark thoughts grow and feed on each other and the imagination goes places that may not be necessary. And even if the dark thoughts turn out to be true, what is worse, knowing the truth or thinking these thoughts?