Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What were you like as a kid?

I am asking because I KNOW what I was.

I was the kid in class that kept everyone laughing. It was my way to get someone to like me. I know that now. I just made funnies when I was a kid because that's what came out of my mouth.

When you go to 29 schools by your senior year in high school, you learn how to be either the braniac or the clown. I was the clown in grade school, but when I got to junior high I became the braniac.

Was it my way to cope?


Did I suffer from this?

Not one bit!!

As a matter of fact, the clown part of me is a good thing right now in my life.

Example---Jerry loves to help clean the kitchen. He puts bottles and leftovers away. He scrubs down the counters. He washes the pots and pans. He cleans off the burners. He does not sweep the floor. But, he DOES put things back into the fridge.

I have been looking for the bottle of BBQ sauce since Saturday. I looked everywhere on the shelves in the fridge. I looked high and low in the cabinets.

I didn't look into the bottom drawer.

Guess where the BBQ sauce was?

In the bottom drawer!!

I laughed!!

It's a clown thing.

More later, Linda

Monday, October 20, 2014

My baby is not a baby anymore!!

Oh no!! Sarah is not a baby anymore. On Saturday she even had some outside time -- by herself. And she ENJOYED it!! 

Today, she Copt a "tude". 

I mean even my kids NEVER did !!
They were always respectful, even when they were mad at me. 

Take a look!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I made some pumpkin scones on Saturday.  They were GOOD!! 

Obviously, as there are none left. I asked Jerry if he would eat  more and he said-only if you make them. 

That's a yes!!

Twelve of them disappeared disappeared overnight. I almost thought someone stole some. 

I have some more pumpkin from that can will probably make more tomorrow. I'm thinking - add pecans and chocolate chips.

More later,Linda

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First she's po'd and then she changes her mind

Sarah is full of  surprises. Yesterday we were talking about taking a nap. Now Sarah was asleep in granddad's chair - or so we thought.  We've been busy around here and staying up late and all those things retired people do. And we - meaning me - were a little tired.

I said " I'm taking a nap".

Sarah's head came up from the chair seat.

And she stared at me.

The tone of voice - if she had one - was "What! I'm already sleeping and I'm NOT getting up from this warm place just to go to sleep somewhere else."

Back down went her head and she was asleep in the blink of a rats eye. Do rats blink?? probably!

Anyway, she was NOT getting up -- so we left her in the chair and she had her nap and we had ours.

More later, Linda

Monday, September 22, 2014

Today in our backyard

Today the kids came to visit. 

Of course you can't see them in this picture so I'll just have to tell you about them. 

We have Jack, he's in this picture. Even I can't see him the screen on the window blotted Jack out. 

There are, at times, Jack-he's usually by himself. He's the loner. 
Then we have Heckle and Jeckle. They are ALWAYS together. And then there is Cory. Cory likes the carport. 

Today it is Jack. Alone again and liking it!!

Then the squirrels came. 

Don't ask me where Brother Squirrel is. I can't see him either. But he was busy gathering food. And then when he got to the fence he didn't hesitate. He went right through one of those squares on the chain link fence!! And then straight up the Pecan tree. 

Needless to say we have fun at our house. 

Later, Linda

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Sometimes a person needs a lot of words to explain how they are feeling. 

And then 

Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words!!

More later, Linda

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sarah has had IT!!

I've been getting papers ready for income tax. We had to get an extension. October is in 2 weeks give or take a day or two. 

I have to have it ready by Monday. 

So, of course, I have to spend a lot of time going through papers to make sure that I have all the 1099's I'm supposed to have. 

No time to do anything but cook, wash clothes, and gather papers. 

Sarah has been feeling left out and so has Jerry. 

Today I finished. Tomorrow I will organize. Fixed a good supper, washed some clothes. 

And now Sarah is relaxed. 

 So relaxed her tongue is sticking out. 

Later, Linda