As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Christmas Tree -2005

I hate cold weather ! I have been
cold for the past 4 days and cannot seem
to get warm..
Smokey won't stay in the house-- he is loving this weather,
and the other two stay out most of the day but want to
be in the house at night.
The neighbor behind us had a dog that barks about
20 hours out of 24 - and since we are in the county
there is NOTHING we can do about it .
Serena has a doctors appointment on Monday.
She is getting close- she has about 5 weeks before
baby No-Name gets here.. She is still feeling good
and I think she is ready for this . She is well
informed and has stayed healthy.
I will have to get busy and do a little baking. We have a
Christmas party to attend on 12/22 and I don't want
to show up empty handed.
There have been a couple of dinners we have attended
and tomorrow we will go to Kenda & Alans for birthday
cake for Alan & Nick. Happy Birthday guys !!
Also Happy Birthday to Chryl on 12/24 !!!
I guess it is time for me to get some sleep.

Monday, December 12, 2005


I must be in need of a REAL vacation.
I go to bed at night and wake up exhausted!!
So far this month I have been (in my dreams) to Alaska and
also taken a trip up the Amazon River.
In Alaska, I went kayaking and took afloat plane trip. In this
dream I was searching for ?? somebody. Tom & Strider were
with me , and even with their help, I could not find what
I was searching for.
The Amazon trip was fanatstic-- it was such a real
dream that I woke up sweating ,swatting mosquitos
and all this time I still had my camera in my hand
ready to get some great pictures.
These dreams only prove one thing!!
I need a vacation !!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

No Nativity Scene in Washington DC this year

No Nativity Scene in Washington, DC this year...
The White House, Congress and the Supreme Court have
issued a joint statement that there will not be a Nativity
Scene in Washington, DC this Christmas season.
There aren't any religious reasons for the decision,
the statement claims, rather that it's simply impossible
to locate three wise men and a virgin in the Nation's capitol.

There were however, plenty of asses to fill the stable.

Monday, December 05, 2005

When I am Old

A friend sent this to me --she knows me well
Thanks Joan !!!
When I am old... I will wear soft gray sweatshirts... and a
bandana over my silver hair... and I will spend my social
security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen
to my dogs breathing.I will sneak out in the middle of a
warm summer night and take my dogs for a run,
if my old bones will allow...
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show
them my dogs... and talk of them and about them...
the ones so beloved of the past and the ones so beloved of today...
I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping and
feeding them and whispering their names in a soft loving
way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat,
like a jewel, and I will be an embarrassment to all... especially
my family... who have not yet found the peace in
being free to have dogs as your best friends...
These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your
footfall... and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound
sleep, to greet you as if you are a God, with warm eyes
full of adoring love and hope that you will always stay,
I'll hug their big strong necks... I'll kiss their dear sweet
heads... and whisper in their very special company....
I look in the mirror... and see I am getting old....
this is the kind of person I am... and have always been.
Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me.
Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives...
they love my presence in their lives...
When I am old this will be important to me...
you will understand when you are old,
if you have dogs to love too.
-- author unknown