Saturday, December 02, 2006


Winter is finally here. Such beauty, just add water and freeze.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Exciting Times

Have you ever had one of those days that isn't bad but it is not great. That was today. It wasn't bad but it wasn't a terrific day either. It was just here. Weather was drizzly and overcast. Just blah, until tonight. The excitement tonight made up for a blah day.

The Great Horned Owls are still here. Now that is probably not very exciting to some but I love to listen to those two big goofy looking birds. They are a mated pair and they never really leave the area but they have their silent periods when they don't do a lot of verbalizing. But the excitement is that come Novembe/December they start talking "love" to each other again. There is nothing better than dozing off to sleep listening to those two great birds calling to each other in the night. Yeah today was a great day.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another Day

Well, went to the Doctor again and now have some new med. Hopefully these will work a little better. Also got not only new meds but a little new hope. At least I found someone who is willing to try and work with my condition and not say "go home and learn to live with it". I guess I am too much of a control freak. I have now someone to work with that understands that I am willing to trying to seek if not a cure at least a way of being able to function and contribute to this world. There is too much of life to experience not to try what is available to make life better. Will post more later today on 300 Million. Enjoy the day!

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Okay, I don't know if anyone besides myself reads this and I am not sure I want to know. Knowledge does not always set you free. I think I would be inclined to "pull my punches" if I knew people were reading this. I have always felt that people should live who they are and not be manipulated by others. Of course I have always felt that people were basically good, well meaning creatures, I may be wrong but that is my reality and I am sticking with it.

The reason for this rambling is that I am about to be painfully honest (at least it is painful for me). For over a year I have been told that I have Meniere's disease symtoms. Now that is not a death sentence by any means and to most people it is just an inconvience. I thought that was to be my plight. Apparently for the last 10 years my symptoms have been increasing but very slowly and I could always adjust and adapt. I figured it was just life. Last year the symptoms got a name. This year things have been progressing rapidly. At the present rate within the next year I possibly be unable to work, drive or do the "normal" things in life. When the world spins it is difficult to focus on anything.

Well, enough ramblings. If someone else is reading this just enjoy the pictures on the blog and kinda of skip over this. I will probably write more later. With Meniere's medical answers are at best ambiguious and generally non existent. (At least that is my experience) This is a good place to just vent.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

It Won't Be Long

It won't be long, just four more days and the temperature will drop to freezing. The last time it was that cold was in March. It won't be a hard freeze but enough so that the plants have to come inside. Winter is almost here.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I am listening to the rain and thunder, thankful that finally the weather has broken and the ponds will fill. The acorns have started to fall from the oaks. The deer will start to be more active in the area as the weather cool. It will be good to see how this years' fawns are looking.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Fall Hungers

Fall has finally showed up and so has my annual fall cooking frenzy. As I write ribs & potatoes are slow cooking in the oven. Tomorrow will bring apple bread and possible a pork roast. Since work gets in the way Monday through Friday it is the about same menu every day. Come the weekends stand back and smell the fun.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Okay, it is time for summer to temper it's enthusiasm. It is just too hot. Even the air is starting to dry out. It is time for fall, warm days and cool nights. A smidge of rain thrown in for good measure would be wonderful. The luna moths have come and gone. They are perdictable within a week or two. Such a fleeting beauty and a prize of summer.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Weddings are done. They were both wonderful and beautiful. I discovered that my children have changed as they have matured but at the same time they have remained the same glorius people that they have always been. The "new" members of the family fit as if they have always been here. Life is settling into a routine. Work, house work, and of course eating. I have found several new, great recipes which I will post in a couple of days.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


It is raining here. That wonderful slow all day rain. True tha grass is getting tall enough to be hard to mow but today is a day to find a good book and a cozy corner. It is a day for soft, classical music. A day for dozing and mulling. The sun will come back out and the chores will not go away but it is a day of wonderful laziness.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It is summer today but it will be spring tomorrow. The high today is 92 and the high tomorrow will be 72. Typical spring in the Ozarks. That is one of the reasons I love living here. If you don't like the weather give it a day or two and it will change.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Spring has come to the tree house. I can leave the doors open and let the fresh air blow through at least two days a week. Mother turkey is back and has hidden her nest well this year. I haven't found it yet but will keep looking. Three of my four are into the traveling mind and should all be settled by the end of next week, I think.

Spring is here

Spring has come to the tree house. I can leave the doors open and let the fresh air blow through at least two days a week. Mother turkey is back and has hidden her nest well this year. I haven't found it yet but will keep looking. Three of my four are into the traveling mind and should all be settled by the end of next week, I think.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Since I live near a very small community. I know most of the people that I see on a daily. The tragic death of two children in a fire yesterday has touch everyone. If we don't personally know the family we know someone who knew them. Remember to get those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and if you have them check them regularly. Could this tragedy been avert? I don't know but I do know that this community's heart has been broken.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Under the Influence

Okay since this program won't let me add a picture I have some work to do. I will post more later.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Okay enough!!! Winter should not look like this but like this. Enough nice weather bring on winter. Crazy? you bet but I love winter.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

It is now 2006. The holidays were wonderful. Life is great. That is the way I am looking 2006. My life is far from perfect. But why make it worse by dwelling on the problems. Believe me I have problems and I acknowledge those problem but I refuse to dwell on them. I have four wonderful, and magnificant children (see enclosed photo). This year I have children who have chosen to marry truly terrific people. These are the things I chose to dwell on. The blessings are to be my mantra.