Random Thoughts

Slept about three hours last night, what with getting up every two hours to feed Cleo.  Poor baby, she's getting so skinny!  You can feel every bone in her back when you pet her.  Her shoulder blades stick out and her hind end is so narrow.  We'll...

Sharing Husbands and Wives

No, I'm not talking about swinging.  Most of the sharing would be good and wholesome - but not all.   It started out like this:  Hubby was in college and I worked for the Registrar's Office.  When I started working there, it was before the...

My First Plane Ride

Sounds like the title to some kid's report, doesn't it?  Well, it wasn't quite like that for me.   I was 23 years old.  My son was just about 5 mo. old.  Hubby and I had been married for nearly 5 years.  We were going to fly home for the...

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants is what Tanner calls my husband.  The first time he did it, I said I didn't remember telling anyone that he's grumpy.  Tanner said he just sorta figured.  Well, he figured right.  Sometimes I wonder if he's bipolar, but that couldn't be...

Well, Crap - Hate When This Happens!

I got another rejection slip today.  It's a nice polite form letter, but I feel just as rejected as if there weren't any reply at all.  I sent some stuff to a magazine that told me not to look for any feedback for at least six months.  They must have...

A Successful Visit!

Braved the weather and went to the doctor this morning.  No problems.  She adjusted some of my medications, at my request, and now we just have to get good enough weather to make it across town to the CVS!  Their new system sends the prescriptions...

Scribbles & Bits #81, Just a Little Gray Spot

I was 57 years old, retired and living a nice life in Texas.  But inside, I was counting the days.  I had figured out exactly when I would be the age that my mother was when she found out she was going to die - and I had reached that day.  Nothing...

I was Wrong Again!

I just thought I'd write a little something while I wait for it to be 1:45am so I can feed the cat and go to bed.  How-some-ever, I can't think of anything to say.  I know, you realize that has never stopped me before, so here goes nothing -...

Reading a Book

Our neighbor lady loaned Hubby a John Grisham novel, The Testament.  It's an older one from 1999, but neither of us had read it.  He read it first.  He's always faster than I am.  He doesn't read faster, he just reads longer!  Anyway, he was outside...

Baby Sister

My baby sister turns 67 today.  Ain't that a kick in the teeth??  The 13th would have been Mom's 90th.  She was the youngest of our parents and Dad was the oldest.  He was 4 1/2 years younger than she, but I think she always took care of him.  She was...

Scribbles and bits challenge. #80

February 12, 2014bypastormike   .        Hey Scribblers!  Haven't had a structure challenge in a good while soo: your challenge is to highlight one word in your first sentence or line.. then in the second sentence use that word but with one...

Remembering my Tonsils

I was sick as a dog most of the first half of 1st grade.  I was sick so often that I used to fall asleep in school.  The teacher sent home notes, but of course that didn't help.  If  you're up all night with a sore throat and still have it during the...

Am I Missing Something - or am I just Missing?

Wow, guess I need to post more, eh?  Sorry, guys.  Didn't mean to get everyone all riled up.  I've actually been on every day, but have just been commenting a little without really writing much.   We've had about three sunny days in a row and...

Braving the Great Outdoors!

Actually, I mostly braved the inside of the car, the inside of the Wally Mart and the inside of CVS.  Hubby shoveled out the driveway again this morning and we managed to get out of the subdivision.  We went down the main highway to Wally - he's only...

It's 5:15 am, People!

I know why I'm up so God-awful early.  Why is everyone else up, too?   I'm recharging my battery.  It was down to almost nothing.  I've been sitting here, plugged into the wall since about 3:30am.  It's at 3/4 strength now.  I could stop at...

I've Been Thinking ...

My daughter has been on my mind a lot lately.  That's not usually a good thing.  I don't want to call her at work and I don't like calling her at home, especially since she and her hubby have custody of his teen-age daughter now and that's pretty...

Comfort Me Scribbles & Bits #79

He lay in bed alone, an empty place in his heart, not knowing how it would ever be filled again.  He had expected something from his mother that he had not gotten - a moment of clarity, love and gratitude that had never come.  He still had the smell...

Challenge, Day #30 - Hooray!

I was about halfway through typing this damn thing when I literally fell asleep while thinking what to type next and erased 3/4 of it.  I decided just to start over.  The time is now 8:21am on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.   As I was saying in the...

Challenge, Day #29

The time is 3:45 on February 3, 2014.   Is anyone else still doing this challenge?  I haven't seen another entry for quite a while, but I haven't been checking the regular blog page, either.  If I'm the only one who finishes, will I win a...

OMG, Broncos!

There once was a quarterback named Manning Who apparently did little planning Unlike brother Eli His passes were too high His boss might just give him a canning.   Okay, it's not so hot.  Remember, I've been up all night.

Challenge, Day #28

The time is now 4:10pm, February 2, 2014.   The Super Bowl Pregame Show is on.  Is my husband glued to the TV, holding a beer in one hand and a chip covered in guacamole in the other?  Is he wearing his Broncos jersey?  Is he swooning at the...

Challenge, Day #27

The time is 7:59am, February 1, 2014.  I'll be lucky to get in my 30 minutes.  There's a lot of ice and snow clinging to the electric lines.  My internet connection is tenuous.  It cut out on me twice last night when I was trying to catch up with...