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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