Sunday, November 27, 2005

Time Passes Well

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Christmas is almost upon the world. Peace and tranquility to all and remember there is a world full of good news. Go out and find it.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


The weather is finally cooling off. I was in the 40's last night. Fall is wonderful.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


I do love overtime, at least when my pay check comes. I do. But I miss the slow pace of life. Just sitting and watching the colors change.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

And to All a Good Day

The world is once again settling in and preparing for winter. It happens about this time every year. The days grow shorter and the scurrying starts to prepare for the coming of the cold.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Another Blessing

I love summer night. This storm is about 60 mile away. Hope it gets here. We could use the rain.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Time Passes

Only 4 months away is that great holiday of Christmas. I love Christmas! Hurray for Christmas.
Anyway now school has started things are settling down. Back at work. The children are all settling into their respective routines, One in Idaho, one in Maryland, one in Alaska and one in Missouri. Adult children are a wonderful pay off. I really like my children as people! Got to go. More unimportant information later.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Beautiful People

Guesswhat! Ordinary people are gorgeous by just being ordinary. Just remember we do our best every day and that is what makes beauty.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Friday, July 29, 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hurray for Wikipedia I love it. Get quotes, images, information, etc.. Try it out it is free.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Summertime Pleasures

Summer is a great time to touch the forgotten childhood. Watching the stars and fireflies, standing out in the rain, bluff jumping and swimming the day away then sleeping in the porch hammock. I do love summer.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

4th of July Weekend
Great weather in the high 80'-low 90's
Great Food grilled peaches with icecream
Gratitude to all those who have protected this nation for the last 229 years making this weekend possible.

Monday, June 27, 2005

1st Amendment of United States Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-7 NASU

Then God spoke all these words, saying,

2 " I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 " You shall have no other gods before Me.

4 " You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

5 " You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7 " You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 " Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.

11 " For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

12 " Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

13 " You shall not murder.

14 " You shall not commit adultery.

15 " You shall not steal.

16 " You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 " You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

It all sounds like good ideas to me if we would just follow what has been written. So what are we quibbling about?

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Another week has come and gone. One thing age teaches is the wisdom of understanding that life goes on day after day. The true heroes of life of those who continue to live each day no matter the sacrifices.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, address at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, April 23, 1910.—Citizenship in a Republic,” The Strenuous Life (vol. 13 of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed.), chapter 21, p. 510 (1926).
© 2005

Friday, June 10, 2005

The afternoon thunder storms have finally come. They are selective about where they spread their blessings. Bringing the monentary relief from both the heat and drought.

"Loud are the thunder drums
In the tents of the mountains"

Favorite Poems Old and New. Hellen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday and Company

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The time has come," the Walrus said,"To talk of many things:Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—And cabbages—and kings—
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll
A week has flown away. I am fascinated by the passage of the days and hours. The moments pass unnoticed, precious but fleeting in their exsistence. So another week starts. I hope to capture more moments as each 24 hour days passes this week.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

I love Sundays, a little church, a little nap, a little food. Great day!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Yesterday (Friday) was a very productive day. Now today is a whole different story. Started out by getting a number of things done around the house. But now it is lunch time and after lunch I know it will be a great time for a nap. The weather is warm (about 75) the breeze is very gentle and the house is quiet. Yes a nap is definitely in order.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Today is catching up on news day.

DD1 is easy I just read her blog.

DD2 leaves Indonesia in just 4 days (or is it 3 days I am confused sometimes by the international dateline). Probably won't hear from her until she get back to D.C.

DD3 has gone to work. I forgot to ask when she starts her new job.

I also need to ask DD3's fiance what the plans are for Memorial Day weekend. Is the barbecue here or somewhere else?

DS has gone off to fix another computer. I need to find out if he is going to be working this weekend or here at home before I buy groceries.

Ah, another day in a parents life.
Well, my mouse has died. My computer mouse that is. Since DS moved in with his cat we have had no real live mice in the house. The only problem with a dead computer mouse is--- I have to buy a new one. I am not in the mood to spend money!!! I will just have to use my laptop touch pad instead.
Wednesday has come and gone. It was an ordinary day. Nothing exceptional happened here at the tree house. It was a lovely warm spring day with beautiful wildflowers swinging gently in the breeze. The greens, blues and whites were calming. Yes it was an exceptional day after all.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The drier is running, the dishwasher is washing. I do love modern appliances. I now have time to update my favorite bookmarks. Those who stay include (of course) Not So Fast (, Leite's Culinaria, Is My Blog Burning, and several others.
Tuesday continues. Let's be realistic. The good stuff ( at least the mundane) really does happen more often than the bad.


Well we made it through Monday. DS got back from Florida. We need rain and it once more went around the whole area. We will see how Tuesday goes.

Monday, May 23, 2005

You can tell that it is Monday. I need to do laundry and dishes but I would really like to go to the pond. It is quiet there and such fun feeding the fish. I like what Amelia Barr said, " is always the simple that produces the marvelous." Well on to do the dishes.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

A morning sunrise as seen from my tree house. Posted by Hello
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