Tying up loose ends

I figured that I should recap and bring a few things onto the sight.

1. The garden is doing OK, it is actually starting to take off!

 

One part of the herbs garden

One part of the herbs garden

Vegetables

Vegetables

another view of the garden

another view of the garden

more herbs ... 2nd half of my herb garden

more herbs … 2nd half of my herb garden

 

2. For those who didn’t think a cat could get so big, I present Marley!

 

Marley is a VERY large cat

Marley is a VERY large cat

 

 

And, for those who wanted to see what my son looks like with short hair, here are the before and after photos!

 

My son before

My son before

The after photo!

The after photo!

Long day …

I had made an appointment with the eye doctor in N Dakota because for the last month my right eye has been really fuzzy (more so than usual), itchy and crusty. It even felt irritated. Well, last night our friend asked me to look in on and feed his menagerie of cats, the only one that is truly his resides in his house, the rest (about 6 – 8 depending on time of day) are strays. So at 8AM I went to mom’s and dropped off the girls, got gas for the trip, hit the bank and picked up the key to his house. We then left town around 830 getting to our destination around 915 (as I said the towns are small and very spread out. We picked up the dog food there since then to the appointment. At 1030 the doctor was ready and (with my glasses on) proceeded to check my vision, he took them off having me “Look at my left ear … ” “… right ear … ” etc. He then added yellow drops to my eyes and repeated the process. WEIRD! I saw my veins in my eye lids!! Kind of cool actually. His verdict? I have a rough callus on the lid but I have to wait until July to have it removed by a specialist. So … I am stuck with this irritation until then.

Thunder storm warning …

When the alert goes out on the radio (I don’t own TV … too distracting) I listen to hear what is coming up and how close. And actually, I don’t really need that to tell what the weather is going to be like. The old joke about the “Hillbilly weather chart”  comes to mind here. If the chart is wet it is raining, when the chart is dry it is sunny, when it is white, it means its snowing etc. But there is more to it then that. Weather is a tricky thing. It is a constant state of flux. Sure we listen to the weather men/women but we should also keep an eye on the clues that are out there. The change of direction of the wind, the types of clouds, their color, thickness and the like! There are places out there where one moment it is hot and dry, the next there are sounds of thunder and signs of lightning. You can even SMELL the rain coming. That is why I may listen to the weather, but I also observe it.

When technology breeds cowards and liars instead if compassion and strength

Had been on F B today. Someone posted a photo which I think I saw (I believe) on here and people were talking with compassion about someone on line. Some guy touted that it was was not compassion if you stated it on like. I countered and asked for his definition of the word stating that for many this IS their only link to their family and friends. The guy spouted that his “powerful magic fingers” deleted us. The question is still up there and he provided himself to be a coward, braggart and liar. It is sad really that people will really be that way and use technology to spread hatred, lies and stupidity, hiding behind those “powerful magic fingers” which they seem so proud of but are so weak as they are.

feeling empty

Not sure how else to phrase it. I am feeling lost, empty, not quite myself … I was hoping that this was getting better, and I don’t need pills to help me know what is wrong or why. Loosing sight of who I am and what I could become is becoming an everyday occurrence lately. I am feeling trapped, ignored, somewhat useless and irritable. I need to get away for a bit, on my own, but that will never happen. My trips out of town are becoming rarer as the days, weeks, months and years go by. I am asked “Are you happy?’ but the answer is hard to explain. I wish I could take time out and veg somewhere. That would be great, but not practical. At least I will be getting another camera soon. It may or may not help, but at least it’s a start.

Memorial day cut backs (so to speak)

Well, first off this is about what happened in the now rather than in the past. Our day started out with our friend coming over for blue-berry pancakes, sunny D (Strawberry), sausage patties, and orange and coffee. He left at 9 so he could cover the memorial services and the photos at the cemetery for our only newspaper left in this place. The original paper was finally shut down last year… The day was mostly spent outside, watering the garden, chasing the dog out of the garden, refilling water bowls after said canine used them to wash her feet, and working on the  soon to be screened in porch. We ended up with a plastic pic-nick table (The cheep looking ones you find in mall food courts) and I sat on it as I listened to the hum of the bees humming in one of our flowering trees. YES! WE HAVE BEES! I then moved out of the sun and into the porch in progress. It had turned 4 so it was feeding time at the zoo! Now both are nursing full bellies and sleeping inside the house which is just a touch cooler than outside. Now I gotta figure out what to fix for dinner. We had fish, salad, rice and flavored water for lunch. PLUS I have another sink of dishes. (Thought I just finished them!) Now I will sit back with the music on and think about all those who have fought for our freedoms since day one. Hope we don’t have to go that route again, but I can see it coming … can’t you?

Political failure

This country was set up on basic truths and simple values. That all men were “created” equal. That every man woman and child had RIGHTS including those where we are not supposed to be taxed without protection, the president has to be a natural born citizen, that the senators and the congressmen USE TO be there on a part time basis and held down full time jobs apart from that. All three mentioned are HIRED and are suppose to LISTEN to the regular citizens. Now the senators, congressman and President have all the power and the regular citizens don’t get squat! We are being FORCED to take insurance or be jailed, we are being told we are no longer allowed to “worship” as we wish. Our right to carry guns/weapons are being taken from us and we are being regulated right out of our ability to run our own businesses! What is this world to coming to! Yeah, please understand that this rant is very much a heads up for people! They play the “racist card” every time we complain and WE are cowing down to them. Let’s just get this taken care of and get the US back on track! No more cowing down, no more political correctness and no more allowing people who know nothing about our lives actually running our lives!