Ospreys in Flight

Ospreys are a species of the hawk family. They can be found around lakes, ponds and rivers.

Credit For Photos and Given Permission to Use. Day Shooting Osprey’s In Flight/Martinfisherphoto ~ member of UHH ~ Ugly Hedge Hog

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Pet Peeves

Now we all have pet peeves! Not a pet that pees, but pet peeves! Can you tell me some of yours? I’ll share some of mine.

When someone says to me, “You see what I’m saying?” Ummm, nooo but I hear what you are saying.

A bank teller chewing gum loudly, snap, snap as she is asking “How would you like that back miss, 10’s, 20’s or ones?”

How bout this, someone walking with sandals and scuffing their feet in a grocery store?

Then just one more. Although I’m sure I have more but this one has always baffled me.

Say what? What ever happen to “What did you say?” 

If anyone has any peeves it would be fun to know that I’m not the only irritable person on earth when it comes to human behavior. I take it from Judge Judy that I’m not. penguin

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Sunshine after the storm!

This week was a roller coaster to say the least. From a wee car accident, to rains, and gray sky’s, one wonders if it will ever get better. Well it did. 

Sixty five years ago today I entered the world not alone but with a twin sister three minutes ahead of me. This is where I can say, I’m the “baby of the family”.
With that bravely shared, tonite I went to a musical as a birthday gift and given by a very good friend, that really lifted my heart. The child within was dancing. The name of the musical  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. One doesn’t have to be religious, spiritual or a holy roller to enjoy this. Even an atheist will enjoy this and the music and choreography. 

My point is not so much to promote the musical (although it is great) but to just say there is a light around every dark cloud in all of our lives. It’s all a matter of getting out of our own attics (heads) and experiencing some culture, concerts, sports or some darn good entertainment. OR learning to dance in the rain when it pours.

Hope everyone had a good day ~ Onward and upward!

Be encouraged~

 

A new Beginning

It’s a new day and after Mondays bump in the road (fender bender) I’ve decided to do one thing at a time. Mentally I had to realize accidents happen. I was an accident at birth. An oops as they say, since my parents weren’t expecting twins. Then I came along after my sister by 3 minutes. I also had to realize accidents just don’t happen to me and that no one is out to get me. I’m almost certain that driver-less cars will change the world. Of course, who would I have talked to exchange information if the truck was driver-less? Or even mumble some lady like swear words?

Oh hum. Hope everyone is having a good day in their book of life and is driving safe defensively.

 

Bumps

I usually don’t write about my woes, but today I must only because everyone has experienced them.

Bumps in the road, literally. Bumps in life figuratively. Then the real bumps a car incident where someone backs out and any minute its going to happen. It happened.

Pulling into a driveway at a hardware store, a big ol red truck backed out and didn’t see me and my geo/prizm. I’m hardly an Al Unser the Indy driver or Janet Gutheri who qualified for the Indy 500 in 1977. I made the attempt to avoid this red mammoth with my dog in tow in the back seat and it happened.

Talk about bumps. I believe I experienced a couple the other day. One literally to my auto and now in life. Having to get estimates and my duct tape.

By the way, I’m okay. I didn’t crumble at the scene of the accident and lay down in the fetal position. The thought occurred to me. The driver of the red mammoth was cordial. The first thing he said was upon exiting his vehicle was, “I didn’t see you!” Realllly?

Your Riskiest Adventure

While driving along the other day I was viewing some beautiful trees along the side of the road. While reflecting, I couldn’t help but think of the days of “tree climbing”.
Risky? Yes to me back then and believe me, at the time I thought the tree was a Giant Sequoia tree! Surely I made my way to the top in search of a branch here and a branch there. Strong ones I always hoped. Once I got to the top, I enjoyed the view and then it occurred to me, I must get down! Gulp. That was the risky part and then once near the bottom of this tree, I needed to jump to ground zero. Thankfully, no grizzly at ground zero. No cell phones back then and no GPS’s. Plus, I wasn’t suppose to be climbing trees! So they said. 

Have any of you had risky adventures while growing up? Did you tell the folks? What was the scariest adventure you experience? 

A Motherless Daughter

Its Mothers Day again. “Good morning mom. Happy Mothers Day!” Yes, I even said those words today to her in hopes where ever she is, she will sense my love for her still.

What I’ve learned from my mother looking back at the 92 years with her are many things. Even in the journey of loss and the mountain of grief these last two and half years.

I recall the schedules we use to always have by gathering around the kitchen table as family. Mothers Day is a family day together and even if they are not with us on this side of the cosmos they are within us. Therefore, start up the grills! Bring out the buns and condiments along with the hot dogs. 

What comes to mind is a mothers job description.

Job Description: Long term, eternal

Responsibilities: See that the kids are clothed, fed, teeth brushed and have their homework done. This is called, Home Work Patrol. Be willing to lay awake at night waiting for the teenager of the family to bring home the family car safe and sound and the teen also. Be willing  to travel. Should have some knowledge of soccer, softball and
skinned knees. Must be willing to face stimulating technical problems such plugged toilets, gadget repair and zippers that are stuck. Must have organizational skills. Screen calls, maintain calendars and social events. Must be indispensable one minute, frazzled and embarrassed the next. Finally, must be conscious of cheap toys and safety. Know when to hold them, know when to fold them before explosion. Smile so your teeth hurt. 
To put it briefly, the candidate must be a chef, a nurse, taxi driver, tutor, keep secrets, hair stylist and janitor. 

Benefits: Butter fly kisses, burp messes, and lots of love.

Pay: LOVE

Will be with family today knowing that its moms day and she would want it that way. She will be with us in mind and spirit. Geeee, I wonder if she liked a hot dog since we’re grilling!

Happy Mothers Day to All who have chosen to apply for this job.