Just thinking …

Must be passing fall and going straight into winter.  I heard that the black hills were getting their first snow.  We got an rain, wind and lightning storm which hit a couple of transformers leaving us in the dark from 6 – 9 this evening.  Boy, what a mess. Had to pull out the camping propane stove so I could finish dinner … which we gave last rites since it ended up overcooked and no sauce. Oh well, will try again next month.


Autumn thoughts

With the colder, unpredictable changes in weather from hot to cold and back again, comes colds and other ailments. I have been lucky and have remained healthy of body. My mind … not so much ( chuckling behind my hand ) never said I was sane, but I like being different from others, but that’s for another time.  The hubster is very depressed not only about not being able to travel to his birth state, but the fact that he has been down with a horrid head cold. He feels down, like he may not pull out of this one.  I have been doing my best to keep his spirits up, but he doesn’t seem to want or listen to me. We try our best even if our best isn’t good enough for those who will not believe in my faith in them.

Bummed …

Our trip First we got a late start (Hubby was missing some meds and it didn’t get here til 10 this morning. When we finally got on the road, every thing was good, until we were 150 miles out, and the car dumped it’s oil. That was around noon. We had to wait 5 hours for the tow truck. We were lucky we didn’t blow the engine, but that killed the trip for awhile. I am sooooo bummed!


This is NOT a chore I enjoy, but it is what I am doing today. Got a couple of last minute items to take along with us. I know two dogs who are going to be VERY upset, but I do need to leave them behind this time. This is the first trip in a long time and we are actually using a utility trailer as our camper. I looks like it will be an adventure! We leave tomorrow. Hope to get a spare camera @ Walmart. If I find one I REALLY like.


I am finally staging what we are taking with. Next weekend will be a tough one since all the campgrounds near the reunion are booked! Not happy, but I am sure it won’t be so earth shattering since we have done this before. Count down 1 1/2 days to takeoff.  I will be SO happy when we are finally on the road!

Countdown to trip

Departure time is fast approaching.  I am getting the clothes and camp gear together.  There is some debate as to sleeping bags or something cooler.  Hubster is working on converting the utility trailer into a small travel trailer. He put in a wood floor, electric and screens on both back and side. We are picking up the last of the tubs and things we area bring with us and staging it to pack Sunday afternoon.  We are both stressed out, but probably for different reasons.  I think I will be glad when we pull out on Monday.


My husband is planning a trip next month. We plan on starting our trip on the 6th of Aug.  We will be visiting the Michigan area, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and the norther Dakotas.  I’m hoping to do some antiquing and crafts along the way.  I will try to take plenty of photos and include a description of some of the places we visit.

More later …

Where can one live to be alone?

I have the travel bug again. I am looking for a piece of property near the Canadian boarder that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I don’t want to be a big city, and a small town is nice, but I want to live in the wilderness. I have been in cities, small towns and in rural areas, but they are all the same … filled with personalities who tend to drag you down. When I think I have actually found a place that is perfect, the prices skyrocket to the realm of ridiculously unattainable.  My husband is more interested in a small lot somewhere with only an acre or two. Trouble is that means we have to be in a town or somewhere where I can not have small farm animals, nor a place to hunt/fish for food should I not make it to town.

Ah well. One can always hope that they can find the ideal place in the right price, but for me, I am still looking.

What to do about something…

I guess that I was getting a little bored so I decided to pull out and revamp some of my stories. When I do finish it I will let you know about it. I will be posting on Amazon as an E-book.  I just want to do at least one book from my warped mind. <Heheheheh>

This is one of my animal stories, a mystery perhaps. We will see when I am done with it. I will post part of it when I am ready to publish so you guys can see it and decide if you want to buy or not.

Have a wonderfully spring like rest of your days!

Day dreamin’

As I sit at the table looking out at the cold dreary weather, I glace about the house and see the dogs sound asleep on the sofa and floor. I think I want to join them since the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on my emotions and energy. I was told to use my senses to keep me centered … The person realized that I have always done this and most of the suggestions she realized were not new to me. So today, I will day dream of the ocean. The waves crashing against the rocks, the salty air which triggers an enormous appetite, and the warm sand that gets into clothes and between toes as I walk along the beach while the cold ocean water laps as the shore. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the spring into summer…