Monday, September 26, 2016

Cloe the Pit Bull

It has looked rainy all afternoon today and it is actually much cooler here since the cloud cover arrived.  I haven't seen a single rain drop, but I did see the neighbor's young pit bull outside barking at my cats, who were trying to nap on my back porch.  I tried to chase the young Cloe away, but she growled at me, so I came back inside and she ran off to find other things to do or to chase.  I decided to go check my mail, and I found Cloe's shock collar in my parking area against the side of my house.  Now I know why Cloe was in my yard, her collar had fallen off and she felt no boundaries.  I picked up her collar and took it and put it on the neighbor's railing so that someone will find it when they get home.

This cloudy day is making me feel sleepy.  I also can't believe how green everything looks just with cloud cover overhead.

How I Spent My Birthday

My birthday was quiet and uneventful, spent doing the same things I do every other weekend with a good friend of mine.  I got to ride as a passenger on his motorcycle and we ate out all weekend.  I got ice cream and also cake which was left over from the Annual Parker Seal get to gather that Callie attended.  Harold & Callie sang me Happy Birthday, and I also got a special Barney Birthday Song which was sang to me by my friend Rick.  I had fun this weekend and that's all that counts.  Being with friends and sharing laughs is what life is all about these days to me since Jimmy died.  I'm seriously thinking of rejoining my family again, because I miss them terribly, but it's just a thought right now.


Friday, September 23, 2016

The Tongue's Cutting Edge

I was feeling really good this morning until someone said to me that I, "was old and worn out anyway."  I couldn't have been cut down any worse, only because tomorrow is my 72nd birthday, and truthfully, I am old and worn out, but it wasn't anything that I wanted to hear said out loud by someone who meant something to me.  I don't think they even know that tomorrow is my birthday.

Being 72 years old is like living on borrowed time.  I'm closer to death than I want to be, so I wake up each morning thankful that I woke up to another beautiful day.  Another chance to live a better life, to do better, treat people better, forgive easily without hesitation,  and to love more.  So why do younger people think it is okay to throw out insults, that they are bound to know will hurt others, or do they even care?

Most of the time I laugh to cover up the hurt I feel inside when I am called disrespectful names or I am bullied.  I only write it here in the hopes that someone who does this to other people will stop and think of what they are really doing, and how they are hurting someone else.  It is much easier to compliment someone than to call them names and cause hurt.  You will be surprised at what can be achieved with compliments instead of condemnation.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Just Chillin

Good Morning!  I feel pretty good today despite a night of wakeful pain in my right upper quadrant, which was relieved by taking 2 large Tum tablets.  A pretty green one and a pink one.

I had a great day yesterday.  I picked up the three piles of brush that I had cut down the day before around the house, but mostly growing within the grape vines, and I dragged the piles to the furthest reaches of my back yard.  I also got out the riding mower and mowed the entire yard, minus the steep bank out front and then when I had finished mowing I hooked up my dump wagon and took all of those dead branches to the back that I had piled in the dump wagon for an entire month or two.  Today I can either use the push mower to finish mowing the steep bank out front, or I can rest,  I'm not sure what I will do yet since today it is supposed to be 91+ degrees F.  I might wait for a cooler day.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Being broke doesn't have to hurt

Eating free is easy.  Just order water and they will bring you hot buttered yeast rolls, and you can also eat the roasted, salted peanuts that are in the bucket on the table.  

Sometimes you just want a place to sit and take it easy for a little while, and all it will cost you is the tip that you leave the nice waiter.  

I don't make it a practice of doing this and have done it only once at Logan's Steakhouse, and they didn't even notice that I didn't order anything but water, which was free there too.  Water isn't free everywhere, and it's not free at Red Lobster, but it sure can't cost that much to drink a glass of water there.

What did cost me here was the $10 donation that I gave to a homeless young lady sitting on the curb a block away as I was leaving Texas Roadhouse.  I don't always give, but since I had been blessed with food, I thought I would give what I had saved at the restaurant to her.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hard work......

Someone worked long hard hours today in this heat, but it wasn't me. Say a prayer for all of those men & women who work hard for very little pay and praise. I'm thankful that I'm retired and wish that I had the money to be able to retire them too.