Sometimes we all just need to take a break. A friend of mine told me that last week he went to Texas and engaged in some therapy, recoil therapy that is. He said that for a couple of days, he got to forget everything else and concentrate on exactly what he was doing there on … Continue reading Bullseye
The first six years of our marriage, my husband and I were truck drivers for the moving company Bekins Van Lines. We had a cab over Kenworth semi tractor and owned our own trailer too. As newlyweds, it was quite a learning experience. Our cab had a queen size bed, that you crawled in and … Continue reading Stressors
Boy that just irks me! Watching old Westerns and when the bad guys come up to the cabin, the good guys inside almost always break the window before shooting. Is it so hard to open the window first, then shoot? Do you know how hard it must have been to get windows replaced in the … Continue reading Windows
I've had enough of your attitude young man! You are in need of a nap and a time out! To which satan replies, “No, I don't wanna take a nap! You're not the boss of me!” (What a little crybaby whiner-pants he is.) I tell him, “Yes, as a matter of fact, I am the … Continue reading You’re not the boss of me!
I love finding treasures. I never know what I'll find when I go to the thrift store. I bought some books, and when I got home and was putting them on my bookshelf, a piece of paper fell out of one of them. It is a story of finding the best treasure ever. The Story … Continue reading Treasures
Okay boys and girls, clear off your desks and get ready for a pop quiz. (Like you are ever ready for a pop quiz!) I'm pretty sure those were the two scariest words we ever heard in school. You have no warning about what you will be quizzed on and your anxiety kicks into overdrive. … Continue reading Pop Quiz
It really works! When someone begins a political rant slamming people, I just begin to sing. Not just any song, but I have two specific songs that are easy to remember and can play over and over in the back of my mind while I'm doing other tasks. I remember a quote I heard once … Continue reading Puppy Love
There are advantages to being self-employed. I as the employee (me) never have to waste time coming up with reasons (excuses, lies, whoppers) to tell my boss (also me) why I can't make it in to work. (I'm a mean boss. I never let myself get away with anything!) I found some real whoppers on … Continue reading What a whopper!
It is time for another story from the ranch! Before we had the house built and running water indoors, we dug a ditch for the spring water to get to the pasture the cows were in. The pig's houses were a distance away, about 250 feet. The guys working with my husband, would take care … Continue reading Camels
While watching an old television Western, Tales of Wells Fargo, I had two thoughts come to me. The first was when the bandits stopped the stage coach. Thanks to the pandemic, my thought was, how nice that they were wearing their masks. The second was regarding the man riding shotgun. He was seated on the … Continue reading Riding shotgun