Wednesday, May 23, 2018


OH MY,,,, I've managed for the last several years to cut way back on bread, partly due to health, partly due to the fact I haven't been able to find LOCALLY a decent hard roll or I just refuse to pay 4.00 for 8 rolls or less. AND, when I do buy loaf bread, i usually end up feeding most of it to the wild turtles and the chickens. Fun but waste of money,,,

SO I was reading from an online acquaintance about an organic non GMO bread that is being made by a guy that calls it his second chance at life, due to ending up in Prison for 15 years, His business seems to have really grown, especially if I can now find it in CLINTON, MS.... and guess what it is DELICIOUS. True the slices are a bit smaller finding his way to a lower calorie and thinner, but he makes regular also, I believe he is based in Oregon, I must read more on his website...

IT's NOT CHEAP for sure, but it was on sale finally at Kroger and I bought a loaf, I think I can splurge when its going to a great cause , close to my heart. AND ITS GETTING VERY CLOSE TO TOMATO season,,,, I have pigged out on this loaf, the next one will last a bit longer if I can hold back..

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Excitement will wake a person up.

WOW, arrived at work,, Guard on phone, asking me the address since they had the fire department on the phone. I think 10 or more firetrucks showed up right after me. I sat in the parking lot for about an hour before they cleared the buildings. I smelled smoke, but don't think they ever really found anything.
AT least it was a nice beautiful cool morning to stand around outdoors.LOVE the outdoors.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pineapple Guava bush/tree? 2018

I had my fears over the Pineapple Guava tree this year, because winter/spring was reallly crazy this year, too much cold and rain. they lost a lot of leaves which doesn't normally happen,,, but hay looky at the blooms this week. Maybe I'll beat the dogs to the fruit this year???

Wednesday, May 9, 2018



I have been inundated with medicare supplement plans for almost a year, now I am down to the nitty gritty and have yet to make a decision.... what to do, who to choose?  I need mainly a drug prescription plan , probably dental. For now, Blood pressure and a bit of Arthritis meds from time to time, but who knows what the future holds. Yes, I can change plans once I am in it,,, I think october to december????

deductibles, premiums, co pays, I know of a couple i would like to stay away from, but OH MY.

I'm learning some as my mother goes through a very recent fall, needing rehab, but gee, its all a pain,

I did order the freebee, Medicare and You, Lots of great filters to help a person choose, but I AM SICK OF IT...

oh , rant temporarily over, back to the grind.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eastern Phoebe versus Ceiling fan,,, guess who won.

acutally, the broken blade was from a previous nest, and I've been looking at fans to replace this one, but havn't found just the right one. not sure how much good they do, so i could just take it down I suppose. but for now, it belongs to the Phoebe,,, for the second time this year, I waited and kept the kitties indoors for the babies to fly which they did a couple of weekends ago. I had bought wash for the siding and i had to wait for them to fly away. I wan'ted to wait another week, but mama is already building a new nest after i knocked down the empty one. SO, i squeezed in the wash between the laying of moss and such. odd nest, yes. SO the porch is looking better, although I ran out of wash, i wanted to test a small bottle, since it is supposed to be safer for critters and plants. dunno why i didn't take a picture of the wash job. I will have to finish up soon.
PS< yes the babies flew away safely, much to Silly Dilly distress, she gets mad at me when i keep her up.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Not the best picture in the world, BUT WOW am I so proud of this new cutting board or what??? I've been drooling over them ever since RD Redneck man started making them,,, Out of the blue, such a REALLY great surprise this morning,,,

MY VERY FIRST PreRetirment gift delivered in person!! I'll have to add more pictures when I find a better background.

ITS almost official, a teeny bit less than 2 months. PLUS my medicare card arrived yesterday. It can be used JULY!!!

thanx so much RD, for dropping by and for the hug and cutting board, Give the ole redneck a hug from me.


PS, i told them out here, no retirement party, but they could have a memorial(which means I don't have to attend) haaaaaaaaaa.

Monday, April 16, 2018

ROSES at last 2018

So, this is the Tree Rose I have always wanted. I bought it at Lowes in December, I've passed them by many times, until at long last a a really pretty bright ORANGE. My favs!!!

They look larger than they really are in the picture, but who cares, I just hope it survives ME...

 the blooms were drooping sadly after the big Storm this past Saturday, but seemed to be happy again, I did dead head the worse looking ones.

The other row is some I have moved to different spots, hoping this is the last move. They are looking fairly nice for this time of year. Forgive the grungy yard, too much rain and nasty lately.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2018 Silly Dilly

Just a few of rotten cat, originally from Chrystal Springs, She's been a bit of a meany lately, I make her and Banita stay indoors at night, and she lets me know at times she doesn't appreciate my concern,,, Yep, sometimes she tries biting me when I round her up and tote her back to the house.
Plus I've changed up her and Banita's diet, and she really gets annoyed when I hold back the dry food, who knew cats can get addicted to dry food.  More another day.

 dilly contemplating biting my foot.

 dang Dilly, will not be still for picture, plus my cellphone camera is really slow these days.
 Dilly and Banita down the drive, sharing for once, kinda rare, but i think a Skink was involved.
 Dilly and the quilt an XSister in law made for me,,, love it.
Dilly protecting a toy???

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring? kinda? on its way 2018

i did manage a short walk around this morning between rain and getting ready for work.
Easter Lilies??? and Japanese Azaleas blooming already.  and time change a week away, or rather 5 days??

Thursday, March 1, 2018

beloved dragon moved to new home (Renaker-Brazel)

SO, for the last year or so, I've been filtering out and selling some of my Collectibles, Gotta love a Dragon, especially after reading all the Game Of Thorns books. This one has been with me for at least 16 or so years,
Renaker Brazel Dragon, MADE IN USA. This one was done back in the late 80s i think, I really need to look up the info again, I never thought I would get 130.00 dollars for him, Auctioned him off with a buy it now on Ebay.
I did really well a year or so ago, and managed to pay a couple larger bills off. Ebay takes such a large cut these days, some I do not really make a profit, but I normally get my money back on most.

nice surprises this week.

arrived home one afternoon this week, and SOMEONE had added window visor thingys to my truck,,,will be especially nice for the old thing when its raining and i need to let down a window, because the AC quit a year or so again in it.
gotta love some surprises. From a very special prodigal person.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rain Rain , go away, don't come back for at least a week???? or more. :)

This is the mess in my yard/parking area,,, due to all the rain the last couple months and oh yes the big snow that the weather people misdiagnosed. Got up to go to work yesterday and bam,,, forgot about the front wheel drive on the newer Buzzard, oops Honda. I've been parking here for 15 years with no trouble.  Just what i wanted to do at 4:40 in the morning, ON A MONDAY.  In the Dark.
UnStick the Buzzard/Honda. SURE am glad for motion lights.

PS, please forgive the nasty mess and the greenhouse that needs a new cover. OH and the large River Birch limb, another causality of rain and storms.

Silver lining, i did get it out without using my truck (probably would have been stuck too) and made it to work with time to spare. Early bird gets the DROWNED worm.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Clinton Rocks,,,

Literally ,,,

They now have a Facebook page, dedicated to painting and hiding rocks around Clinton, mostly in Ole Town and Nature center, etc. Started for the kids I think, but of course ADULTS have joined in and some of the rock painting is out of this world.
I've always collected rocks, so I may have to join in. I must since I have found and kept 3 myself.
I do plan on re hiding a couple of them when the time is right.

Re-hiding and painting is part of the laid back rules. If you find and keep, YOU SHOULD paint and hide even more.

Leave tips on Facebook as to where they may be hidden, especially some of the more elaborate rocks that a few reallly decent artist have painted and hidden. ALTHOUGH, not sure i would call all of them rocks, some are pavers, with whole scenes painted etc.

POST YOUR FINDS on Facebook, people love to see their rocks being shared and re-hidden.

OK, some of the painting , drawings are done with Oil Base sharpies, I think I am headed that direction. Just got to find some at a decent price.

I don't exactly live in Clinton now, a bit expensive, but I am just outside of Clinton and I DID GROW UP there, so I am going to participate.

several years ago, a friend of mine was painting masterpiece animals on rocks and i did do one and still have it, must add the picture to this post.

but for now, here are the 3 I have found. I haven't found any of the larger pieces but I haven't really tried either.

PS, WJTV even did a short clip with one of the local artist a couple weeks ago.