Thursday, December 18, 2008
Winter has settled in tonight.
As I sit by the stove in low light,
I listen to what I'm told.
I don't recognize this house...
so, I'll stay quiet as a mouse.
I hear the ringing of a bell...
I now remember the smell.
It's Christmas time again...
Monday, December 15, 2008
So, needless to say, I did not partake in any spiked cider or eggnog.
Upon arriving to the party, we decided to park on the road and walk up the long driveway.
This driveway was very long and narrow and it was very dark...being out in the country it was especially dark. As we slowly made our way up the driveway we commented on why they didn't have a few lights out for their guests. Come on people you live in a mansion...can't you spring for at least a few driveway lights?!!
We made it safely into the large, inviting home and started to feast away. When it was time to leave we slowly walked down the drive...I was commenting on how I would stay in the middle of the drive and this should be safe and easy to manuever.
As my eyes adjusted to the darkness and I finished this comment, lo and behold my foot found the only hole in the pavement. DOWN I WENT.... I managed to land on my right knee and twist my body as my left hand met the ground....my left shoulder followed and "kaplunk" their I was in a heap!!
I needed a few moments to collect myself and assess the damage. NO BROKEN BONES! Bad knee scrap and intensive muscle pulls in shoulder, arm and wrist.
Moral to this Story:
I TELL YOU GOOD PEOPLE...THE NEXT HOLIDAY PARTY I GO TO I AM GOING TO GET DRUNK....CARRY A FLASHLITE and say TO HELL WITH ALL!! BAH HUMBUG!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Mrs. Tidwell rode the train home that night thinking about the tiring day she had at the laundrette.
She worked there part-time to make ends meet.
She laughed, thinking about all the odd bits of clothing people wore.
She reached into her purse, only to feel the smooth lace of the nightie someone left behind.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We just drove and enjoyed the beautiful scenary. Our dogs loved having new smells to check out, as they poked their heads out the windows, breathing in the fresh air!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Uncle Henry won the Blakenship award posthumously last week.
It made the local papers and the evening news. Only our family knew that he should have won it years ago. The Dean of the College babbled on with the flagrant lies, as he was being interviewed.
Uncle Henry was a private man and he kept to himself mostly, but he always managed to work seven days a week. We loved our visits with him and he enjoyed our company. He had some quirky ways about him, for instance he would serve us cheese & crackers on a silver platter. But, he also kept us mesmerized with his exotic tales of all his worldly travels. He had pictures throughout his home which reflected on those travels. One in particular, was always an eye catcher. It was of himself, astride a camel, in front of a pyramid. He was a great collector and often would let us handle and play with certain artifacts. We especially liked the guns from his Civil War collection.
Uncle Henry also had great appreciation for music. He had a great fondness for the clarinet, although, he never had the time to learn to play any instrument. On special occasions, he would turn up the music and cook us a special meal via the microwave. For the longest time, he would tell us that he was on a long "absent without leave". We never knew what he meant by that nor did we care.
We just laughed and then we would tease him about his blue jeans. They were always baggy and did not fit him properly, but that did not bother him. He would just smile and turn to some other artifact and begin another tale. He told us we would miss him when he was gone. We thought he meant when he was on another one of his adventures.
Little did we know, he would have only a short time left to live, and we would never see him again.
MINI Wordzzle - BETTY SUE
Betty Sue always sugar coated her stories. If the thermometer said it was 70 degrees she would kick it up a notch to 72! She always added a bit extra to everything...even her sweet tea!
Betty Sue always loved it when the County Fair was in town. She especially had a secret fondness for watching those young boys on the tractor pull.
Betty Sue also loved the way the preacher, in the evangelical tent, could sway the crowd with his words and girations. She would have fantasies of traveling with this group to far off lands and spreading the good word.
Her husband Billy Bob knew Betty Sue lived in La-La Land and he saw right through her masquerade. He didn't care though, because he loved her dearly, even her sweet tea!
MEGA WORDZZLE - The AWARD
It was decided to give a posthumous award to the widow, Mrs. Dennis, for her husbands service to the company. Although, there was some flagrant misgivings upon doing so by certain members of the board, all the regular staff knew how hard Mr. Dennis worked. It was said he worked hard seven days a week. He did this to help keep the company afloat.
As the champagne flowed and the cheese and crackers were consumed, Mr. Billings presented the award to Mrs. Dennis. He then proceeded to talk about the history of the company and how the company was involved in preserving a great pyramid and how closer to home, they unearthed some very interesting Civil War artifacts.
Mrs. Dennis sat quietly and when Mr. Billings finished his speech and when she heard some piped in clarinet music playing over the loud speakers, she decided to leave. She said her goodbyes and while passing Mr. Billings, she heard him talking about some new project involving microwaves and space. More lies she thought. At that moment she would rather have been "absent without leave" or something to that effect. She was just tired and longed to be at home with her blue jeans on and drinking a glass of wine and just relaxing on the couch.
She thought, "why would anyone want to stay here and listen to anymore sugar-coated lies"? As she left the building a slight breeze took her by surprise. She thought her thermometer showed it to be warmer than what it felt like now. She was soon glad to be inside her warm car and more than ready to get home. She remembered something about a fair being in town, so she decided to take the longer route home. Her husband always loved the fair and especially the tractor pull event. She found it all a bit boring and was not fond of that evangelical preacher, who brought his whole group of followers into town, at the same time. She finally arrived at home and she suddenly realized she would no longer have to play masquerade anymore. She would start her new life at this very moment. She sighed, entered her kitchen, kicked off her shoes and proceeded to pour herself a large glass of wine.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tim gazed out the window and spied the squirrel with his acorn running back to his little palace in the tree to get out of the rain.
After ten rings and no answer, Tim gave up. He picked up the biscuit and drank the rest of his fruit juice thus finishing his customary snack.
Now outside the rain fell hard as if it were a waterfall. His office felt stuffy, like canned air.
he turned on the radio and the Who was singing "Pinball Wizard". Tim was not amused.
Tim thought he would try his call again and reached for the phone.
The lava lamp fell over after being haphazardly placed on the night stand.
They both had buyers remorse over that lamp. We tried everything from soup to nuts to bring back the feelings of the '60's. Now all we had left was mildew memories!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
As he held me in his arms and the crowd was getting excited waving flags and cheering...along came the candidate.
he walked up to us and kissed my baby face.
OK, so maybe I didn't bring him luck...he didn't win!
I just thought on the eve of another election I would share that special tidbit of info from a moment in my life...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We were ready for the party.
Who was that masked man?
Is that Wonder Woman?? Oh, look how
cute, it's Red Riding Hood!
The dancing began, the drinks were flowing.
We started to sweat .
Suddenly the lights went out!
Boo hoo hoo Boo hoo hoo...Happy Halloween!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Follow your dreams...that is all we have to keep us sane.
The people that are negative are the ones that are afraid and jealous. They don't have the courage to follow their dreams...or they may not even have any of their own.
When my mother told me in high school that I couldn't take beauty classes and had to take business I was crushed. So, I left home at 21 and went my own way and did what I wanted too!! No one will ever tell me what I can and can not do...I follow the rule that if you are still alive you can do anything you want to ...the world is your oyster...now go suck it up! :D
Friday, October 24, 2008
After the Night of Passion we sat in Calmness.
We did not want to think about the circumstance
and distance that was soon to be upon us.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tomorrow can be Tame Thursday...but, today is WICKED WEDNESDAY...go on be naughty!!
Let your sense of adventure and mischief take over...if only for a moment.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
What if the color is Blue?
What about Pink - hell, for that matter throw in some Purple Polka Dots.
We have all been caught up in the color game at some point in our lives.
Now it's time to seek Pure Light!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We spent our time in Williamsburg, VA and visited Yorktown & Jamestown too! We also went to Busch Gardens and had fun on the crazy rides and ate the junk food. The weather was perfect! I just love October and Fall in general.
I hope you are enjoying your Autumn wherever you are...soon the cold Winter will be upon us...at least we live in modern times and don't have to rely on making our own fires.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Family...you don't have to like em...but you have to LOVE EM!