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who knows what will come out… we are in redneckville

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life, life's lesson's, Lisa Stone, parenting, teen love, teenagers, virtual farm games with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by suzisays09

It’s been a few months since I published hmmmm….  written plenty I hate to admit but, still the three-year old hiding never mind that…  Anyway, life has done a 180 and then another change and now here we all are here.  Jumping off into new horizons, all of us doing what must be done.  That old song radioactive keeps running through my head.  My grandson will be here soon, I await his arrival, funny he is due the same time that his dad was supposed to make his appearance.  Another circle, another time, we are blessed.  Our home now has four doggies.  There is a part of me that is afraid of ending up on animal hoarding, I remember to well my first foray into way too many animals at the house and there is a dang good reason they build stables, but, I digress.  It certainly did take on the atmosphere of a lunatic asylum more often than not,  Aw, to be young and well young!  After all that is the only time you can have such a variety of animals or should I say livestock , and think it actually makes sense.  Nothing like real live Farmville, actually use those eggs to bake a cake.  what an idea!

Be very afraid or at least maybe I should be I am going to try my hand at web site building maybe make something work  It will certainly be a challenge, take a hold of future prospects and see what will be.  This old dog needs to learn some new  tricks, but, luckily I have had good role models who I have seen pick up their most important skills later in life so that they may flourish,  and keep up with the age that was upon them.    After all the freedom of having years upon you, you get to the might as well phase of life.  It always bothers me that I cannot get my mother who was a career teacher to use a computer or even email, and forget a debit card.  We could talk everyday, she would get pictures constantly (something she kvetches about)  it is maddening for sure.  In her circle of friends though there are some very computer savvy souls, but, don’t  talk to her about all that stuff and nonsense.  She does not want to hear it, I keep expecting her to stick her fingers in her ears and go nah nah nah nah nah……..  Now to get her to pose for that pic….  uh huh sure like that will happen!  I wouldn’t do that to her she is a pretty great human being after all, and deserves better than me, but, don’t tell her I said so!

And then the other Mother the one I rarely speak of , though not a day goes by without her presence in my mind, and her influence upon my actions.   It started when I was three and somethings never change.  She’s gone now for good, she can keep an eye on us all from the other side.  I was one of the lucky people in this world who lost their siblings and parents due to adoption, and regained them later in life.  Everyone deserves to know their roots.  Having them back, and I can’t even describe the joy of the relationships with the family that I had lost and the relationships with the following generations.  It’s been always interesting to explain how everybody is related with everyone’s differing last names.  Like all families we have gone on with life in the 2 decades we have been back in contact, the cycle of life continues births deaths, tragedy and triumph and just regular old everyday life

And of course we are coming up on a year since anybody has  heard from  Lisa Lynn Stone, on the 30th of this month, her story will be aired on 48 hours. Without Tina Wiley leading the charge, it is for sure that this case would have been a long forgotten cold case.  It is an example of friendship that is exceptional. We should all be so lucky, to have such a friend.One of these days the truth will come out, we all have our suspicions, whether it will be in time for the guilty to pay or not remains to be seen.    Though it has always been my experience that karma isn’t just a joke.  What goes around certainly does come around.

Our house is on puppie alert as we are expecting new pups any time now, then right after that the other one is getting ready to drop a few more pups our way.  I imagine we will be visiting the spay and neuter clinic very soon.  lol.  will post pic when they arrive, after we get them presentable…

It was so good to see my nieces the other day they drove up from south texas to have lunch with me.   One of those famous road trips to check on all the old folks so to speak, and of course meet their newest cousin in law to be.  hey I’ll admit I live here in Redneckville, and to be quite blunt about it perfectly comfortable with the address,  The timing was odd as like a lot of far-flung families we see each other at funerals, and we had just received word of my biological mothers passing, the girls grandmother.    So not much else to say this evening, hope all is well with you all. 

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America’s Most Wanted, answers might finally be found!!!

Posted in America's Most Wanted, facebook, family life, family and friends, home life, the universes bounty, life, life's lesson's, Lisa Stone, missing person with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by suzisays09

  It was with utter joy that I read the post on fb that AMW had joined the cause of finding Lisa Stone.  It is with unending  determination that Lisa’s friends have pursued this case.  Her partner had no clue how dogged Lisa’s friends would be in their determination to find answers, and the quest continues.  It amuses me that her partner thinks by blocking those of us who continue to contact her and ask questions, that this will go away!  Now that John Walsh is involved, hahahaha,  she thought we were a pain in the arse, the games are just about to begin.  And , I got news for you “partner” until the truth comes out you will have me and the rest of the group to deal with.  I can see from the website and your tweets that you think this is all behind you.  There is no statute of limitations on the crime you are suspected of.  I barely knew Lisa but, I do know my friend that you stole from and that alone was enough to get you on my radar.  You have no idea how many people look forward to the time that we can sit in a courtroom and watch the person or persons involved in whatever happened to Lisa be brought to justice.  It is going to happen, we just don’t know when!  So enjoy while you can…

Happy 79th Mama!

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, neighborhood life, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by suzisays09

  doing your best to make me think I’m old are you?

   And you and your grandson survived the visit, in fact seems to have come through with flying colors.  Well done , Son!  Everyone was still in a great mood at the end of the visit!  He was ready to come home though.  It’s not us, he is 16, his gf lives in this town, after all.  We are just the parents.   Anyway,  his  visit went without incident so I can now breathe a little easier.     Why I worry I don’t know, it’s just habitual and at times unnecessary.   And oh yeah, I’m his Mother… 

  But, it is good to have everyone back underneath the same roof again. We can get back to our routine around here, petting dogs, letting dogs out, letting dogs in , petting and feeding dogs and watching the dachshund try to climb the trees in the back yard.   She has made it up a few feet.  but, gravity always wins!   Whinnie showed up at our door several months ago, held in the arms of our neighbors.  They were hoping we would take her in.  The Mister told them we would keep it conditionally,  until I got home from work and he would ask me.  As if I wasn’t going to fall head over heals in love with  that sweet mug!  

  Now there is another personality in the house and that would be the Pomeranian.  She has always been very particular, of  whom she will tolerate of the four-legged kind.  So a NEWCOMER WAS NOT OKAY!!!!!   That tail tucked and that nose held high, she wasn’t having this ! Not in her Queendom!

  It sounds diametrically opposed but, the new dog was the most laid back dog, who still has a streak of lightning in her.  Now we all know that those two figured out a way to co-exist pretty quick,( if only people could figure things out that away, sigh…)   Over the last several months we have watched the newcomer fill out and our old girl, up and running, and playing in the yard.  Her personality just a little less needy, they are both rotten to the core.  ( its my husbands fault , lol )   And of course our Whinnie and Dixie happy and content!

  It’s just nice for us all to be back together again!

10 years later, let’s try this again…

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , on August 3, 2010 by suzisays09

   Early tomorrow morning we will be dropping off our 16-year-old at the airport, to go see his grandmother in El Paso, it has been a decade since his last solo visit there.    The changes that time has wrought.    The last time, he flew with his great-aunt Betty, who had been in our town visiting.   That trip  was the last time I was going to look into those loving eyes and see her wonderful smile.   I’ll miss you forever, lady!

  She was definitely one of the people who is responsible for me turning out sane, so to speak.  She was the step sister of my adopted dad,  and somehow always seemed to live in reasonable proximity when I was growing up.  Or maybe we always moved close to her???  idk!  I could certainly get to her house on foot, and I ended up there often.  So I knew,  that my young son was safe in the company of my favorite aunt.  I remember that major issue of that trip was if the cat (my aunt’s) would get sick on the plane, nah, it was my boy instead….

  So, this time he is getting on the plane by himself, this isn’t  like a huge thing he goes into and out of places and things all the time heck he is a teenager for gosh sakes Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

   The gf is of course here, which is okay with me she is a nice young lady, flashbacks of me at an earlier age hanging out at certain people’s houses….   ah memories…   I’m wondering how much angst will go with this separation, maybe with modern communication and ability to be linked 24/7  it will  all go smoothly…  Maybe, tune in for more…

  He has done his laundry, put clothes in the suitcase, and shopped for small necessities, thank the TA ….     anyway!  the time draws closer, I wonder if my Mother has gone to the Costco or Sam’s to prepare for having a teenager in-house and hungry for a whole week.  And the other thing that perhaps might be a bit challenging, besides that teenage hunger, this Mama didn’t raise a rabbit, things might get real interesting!!!                      

 Oh well GOOD LUCK MOM!!!!

putting the don’t give, in don’t give a damn….

Posted in home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's with tags , on May 19, 2010 by suzisays09

  Is there a clearer way to put it????  There are some people in my life that find this aspect of my character maddening and especially frustrating.  I apologize but, relent I don’t think so.  Why you ask, because it is an all-encompassing trait of mine.  It is in the way that certain things don’t bother me, to my outspoken ways, to my stubbornly held beliefs about what is right and wrong, that it would be a compromise of myself  and an insult to the people and events that shaped the person I am today even though some of those folks deserve a few insults! ( Never mind that  anyway.  I will concede though that some temperance wouldn’t hurt….  This dog ain’t to old to learn a few new tricks…

virtual redecorating much easier in the virtual world than real life renovation…

Posted in facebook, family life, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, virtual farm games with tags , , , on May 7, 2010 by suzisays09

      Been moving the chickens, and the trees and the fences and the hanging plant trellises.  I haven’t gotten up from my chair to do any of that,, Now yes I ‘ve gotten up other things have needed doing.  but, the renovations on the virtual farm have been painless, unless I’m developing carpel tunnel from too much clicking  Since I began  it’s been an interesting journey, it started from pretty much a solitary endeavor and then turned into a social one and then evolved into an activity that I share with the people who I work with..  When I started , my farm was several haphazard plots, and more often than not I would come back to dead crops, if it wasn’t for the coins from the trees and barnyard animals, that spread would have been abandoned a long time ago.     When I got serious, and why I got serious I have no idea but, I did and then the plow and plant  until the coin ran out , then come back and do it again.  My family wasn’t to happy with me to say the least…      

   The farm was calling my name and there were crops that needed harvesting, boy if the real world had growth cycles that quick, no one would starve . but I digress,  I’ve been asked what it is I enjoy about the game and that is easy, all the neat, nice and varied folks you meet from everywhere,  a truly free exchange of speech, that in itself is amazing.   The neat orderly world you can create and keep it that way!!!  And, as long as I keep planting and plowing and harvesting the trees and animals, I can go to the market and get most anything they have to offer.  Another thing I like is I can keep  on adopting animals and they pay me!!!   I know my heritage  shining through…  Sometimes, I look at all the critters I got on that farm think I’ve lost my mind.    Someday I will actually count them up, oh wait there’s golden chicken, brb…

the computer had swallowed them up whole, well they will come up for air when the service goes off…

Posted in 1, facebook, family life, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by suzisays09

     Where have all your friends gone???  Hey, you know where they are, if you are on Facebook,  and get to read the posts of the latest achievements in virtual world.  Hey, I’m not knocking it as I’ve said before I wouldn’t mind living on the farm that I have created on the computer.  It’s an awesome thing the wonderful people who I have met from around the world.  There seems to be an avenue for each bent of mind,  you can be destructive or you can grow things and create environments, you can play shopping etc….  There’s enough to interest most anybody.  I’ve watched this normally pristine house go to heck in a handbasket, but,  you know what, as long as he is happy, and having fun.  It’s looks like the wars were fought, here on sight.  I know that I have heard the play by-play description of these battles.

     Is our society truly headed toward what the sci-fi books foretold, a people attached to  machines,  everywhere I look when I wait tables, folks are on their phones online, or on their laptops.  I remember telling my first husband many years ago, that it was coming a time when you couldn’t tell a fib, because it could be checked and we are truly there.  Most everywhere you go in public you must have the expectation of being on camera, our locations are tracked, via our cell phone transmissions.  Big brother is certainly alive and well.  Oh well that is just the way it is I’m not here to even try and protest.  You just know you better act right.  Or as right as I can ever be…lol…                                                  

  All, I know so far,  is that since the t.v. has been silenced, and each of the minds in this house  is so much more active and sharp.  The constant bombardment of commercialism is a click away from being gone, when it pops up.  There is a contentment here that I haven’t felt since the last time the t.v. went silent.  I really don’t want it back..  And, you know if I really want to watch television it is just a click away on this machine.