Making Progress

We had a sunny but cold day today.  Hubby set up the smoker this morning and got three hours of smoke on the pork roast.  He brought it in and put another two hours on it in the oven.  The whole house smells wonderful!   We bought a pie and some...

Our Outing for Today ...

We're hoping to get to WallyMart today to get our last-minute Thanksgiving goodies.  I sure hope they haven't started their early Black Friday sales yet.  I don't want to be mobbed.  Hubby will probably want to push the snow off the sidewalk and...

Scribbles & Bits #70

There was once a young, struggling married couple, halfway through their first year together.  He was a full-time college student; she was a clerk in a factory.  Her take-home pay was $40 a week.  They lived in a tiny pink trailer about a mile and a...

Thanksgiving Challenge, #4

5 things that were a gift -   1.  My husband's dedication to caring for me following my surgery.  Even though I look well and feel well, I'm still bound by the post-op restrictions which will continue for a little over three more weeks.  He has...

The Family Tree

I decided to get into geneology.  Hubby seems to like it a lot and has traced a bunch of people back to the forests of Germany in the 1600's.  I thought I might try a slightly different tack.   My mom always used to watch for fairies.  She had a...

Pre- & Slightly Post Bettymom

I always try to write what's true, although I like to embellish to make things funnier.  The following "story" may or may not all be true.  It's based on what others have told me about myself.  There are those who claim to remember what happened to...

Another Late Night

Here I am again, having watched the calendar change from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.  At least I'm keeping up with all your posts and writing quite a few myself.  I've also nearly finished the book I've been reading.   I've got to write...

Scribbles & Bits #69

   hey Scribblers! a neat tool to have in our writer's toolbox is anthromorphing.. treating an inanimate object as though it were alive.. or an animal as if it were human. this goes back to the beginning of writing..  having mountains or trees think...

Nothing to Say, as Usual.

But that never stopped me before.   My back still itches like mad, but I don't want to take any more Benadryl.  I think that's what has been keeping me awake, and as much as I've scarfed down, it will probably take quite a while for me to burn...

One of my Stranger Dreams ... and that's saying something!

The dream begins in my hometown, which has a beautiful big red brick courthouse surrounded by a lovely courthouse square.  A word about the courthouse - it is not as nice as it used to be, mostly because of the "improvements" that have been made over...

Spelling Bees

When I was in the fourth grade, I found out there was a school spelling bee every year and I was now eligible to enter it.  I had the same teacher for two years in a row, 4th & 5th grades.  She was wonderful!  Of course, we all participated in the...

The Latest on my Recovery

So, here I was with gobs of glue coming off my incisions, leaving ugly red welts that still itch like crazy.  Just as I got used to that, my battery went 3/4 dead already.  It hadn't been a week since a supposedly 100% charged battery was implanted in...

Scribbles & Bits #68

I've written about Mom many times before, mostly listing her wonderful qualities, among those being her marvelous sense of humor.   When I think back now and ponder her short life, it's easy to see how much she sacrificed so that my sister and I...

I Hate Surgery - Well, I Hate the Aftermath of Surgery.

So here I am with my little electronic implant.  It's doing its job.  The problem is, now my whole back hurts and itches and pulls every time I move!   I'm taking Benadryl for the itching, and I'm taking about twice as much as I should, but it's...

I'm Sorta Baaaack!

My little stimulator thingie is working great guns.  It's really complicated to set, but I'll get the hang of it.  My only problem now is that the incisions all itch and burn and really hurt!  Too bad I can't get the stimulator to work on a 180 degree...

Scribbles and Bits challenge #67

November 5, 2013bypastormike    hey troops.. given the brouhaha if find myself in.. your scribbles this week  must star with "this was te last straw" and end with "a new day was dawning". it must include the phrases "I'd find a way to get through...

Music - the Great Healer?

We moved from the farm into town when I was 7 or 8 and in the 2nd grade.  The summer between 3rd & 4th grades, I attended Note Class.  It was the 1st and only year that children as young as 9 were allowed in the class.  For the most part, the...

Another of my Dreams

Don't worry, this one is short and not as involved as many of mine are.  And if I've already written about this one, please excuse another of my many senior moments.  I actually started to look through my old blogs to see if it was there, but I gave...