Monday, June 22, 2015

Camping with the family

Last weekend, my oldest son, my DIL, my two grandsons and granddog, as well as my younger son and my DIL camped at Lake Puddingstone. What a great weekend! It was the best camping weekend and best overall weekend I have had in years. They worked hard to get there as both sons have jobs that will call them out on emergencies at any time. My DILs both work, too, and for all of us to be together at the same time is totally amazing. The ONLY thing that could have made it better would be for my daughter to have joined us. I'll clue her in on our camping weekends and maybe timing will be right.

How great would that be? Fantastic!

The photo is of the grandsons' car. It sure hauls them around all over the park!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Funny - I haven't posted in so long and yet, now is the time. I enrolled in a sketching class - Sketchbook Skool - and I love it. As a child, I used to sketch all the time. My favorite thing to do when I earned money was to go to the five-and-dime and buy more pads of paper, colored pencils, and pens. I was in heaven! I am getting back my inner child. It's about time!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The other day, I had to pick up shampoo from the local CVS. While I was standing in line, the woman at the register brushed against the tiny shelves at the register, causing a package of gum to fall on the floor. She looked down, saw it, looked back up at the cashier, took her purchase, and left.

My thought was - Wow! You see you knocked it off the shelf. Why not pick it up? You aren't wearing a hoo-haw dress that would have shown everything you were born with, so why not? Why be like that? She saw me look at her then looked away.

After she left and I approached the register, I bent down and picked it up, blinding everyone behind me. Of course, I wear pants all the time, so that isn't the issue. If you know me, you know I have four broad sides to me. Oh, a fifth, if you count my bottom side. They are all squared off and perty big.

Anyway, the gum is with the cashier as it would not stay on the little shelf from which it was disturbed and I paid for my shampoo and left, a bit sad that this type of person is most likely passing on that gene that expresses the DNA sequence which reads the world revolves around me and I'm too busy right now to be polite. Sad. Sadder still are the folks who were blinded by me. Sorry, folks. If I had left that gum on the ground, I would have been just as stupid as the gal who knocked it off.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cars from back east

The horrifying weather and destruction back east bring back memories of the same terrible things that happened in Louisiana years ago. It is so sad that so many people have been affected by nature's wrath.

That being said, the sale of cars that have been in the floods will begin once the water subsides. Once more, folks need to be aware of cars shipped out to other parts of the United States from the disaster areas and the fact that they have been subject to water damage. Folks selling those cars are not usually honest about the damage done and all of us need to be aware.

I'm hoping things get better quick for folks there. My prayers and heart go out to them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

And so it begins...

Tomorrow, Monday, will be the first day of college classes that I teach and so begin the 5 am to 11 pm days.

I surely miss my dogs but they are much better off with folks who are home much more than I because of the work schedules I have. I do miss them, though.

I may just have to find a parakeet or a parrot to bring home for company.

I think I shall!

My Ode to Samsung


My Ode to Samsung
by Taz Sharif

Oh, Samsung, my Samsung!
On you I depend
For text and phone service
Our friendship won't end.

My data's unlimited
And I love it so
Your signal's just awesome
Your apps really know

When traffic congestion
Is at its worst spot
You warn me about it
I'm home on the dot!

Our friendship won't suffer
It grows as time flies
To you, I am loyal
Not filling for pie.

Our friendship will strengthen
And it will not waver
For I truly love you
So do me a favor

And just bide your time
But for just a tad more
'Til a judge with some good sense
Kicks this four-corner whore

To where it should be
And that's right back in court
To rescind these decisions.
Who's up for some sport?

Oh, Samsung, my Samsung!
On you I depend
For text and phone service
Our friendship won't end.

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Week of School

It is amazing that I can look back over the last twenty-five years and imagine how many students I have had over the years. I also get such a big kick out of meeting up with old students in person and in unlikely places. With the exception of just a few, they have all grown up, gone in hundreds of different directions, and become awesome adults.

I am so blessed to have met them in this lifetime.