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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. 

Shocked and awed, or at least surprised…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by suzisays09

the pit pom!!!

  I’ve written several entries, since I started on this forum.  Many subjects, things that happen with my family, and issues close to my heart.  It is more of a personal log than anything else, always loved the concept, we are the Star Trek generation after all.  Truly, Beam me up Scotty, there are no signs…  jk,  anyway!     I was surprised the other day when I noticed that a small entry I had posted last year, had gotten traffic and comments.  About handicapped parking no less!    The comments were interesting to say the least, all the way from handicap parking as going to far in political correctness, to how come they aren’t farther away.  Hey that’s an idea????   Seems like everyone forgets pc or not, rude or polite, it is still against the law to use these spaces, unless allowed.  Sometimes I wonder about the world we all share.  But, I will live my life and you live yours, it is all good. 

  It, this web log, is something that I have been glad that it is already a part of my life.  It has given me an outlet, a place to put verbage to the outrages and the blessings that touch my ordinary life.  BP, is busy on the tv today telling us how they are the good guys…  Interesting, I wonder how much it will cost to mesmerize and confuse the american public??? hmmm…  It is good to be writing and recording things in these times as in all others.     It has been an interesting time and the soul expansion an unexpected blessing.    It is a way for our families future members to look at  their past relatives lives.     But more than anything it is the only place where I can discuss my stuff without interruption or interpretation.  A soapbox of my own so to speak.   It’s my web address I can rant if I want to!!! 

   Life never ceases to be an interesting journey, and participation in others lives, gives a wealth of purpose to living.  All the current facilities  of communication that open up the world to global interaction.   It is a leveler as age, gender, and race aren’t always apparent. It becomes apparent quickly that although others live thousands of miles away from each other the lives they lead have many of the same components that each of our own do.  Eating out , being social, enjoying family time and outdoor activities, etc…   So ideas spread and communities are formed with a diversity of membership rarely seen before.  As our family has continued on its journey, stroke recovery, family betrayal, health sickness, bills and unexpected expenses, good days great days and the so so days and of course the real sucky ones that we would rather brush under the rug. A year later back home, moving from the back of the place to the house in the front.  An interesting journey in of itself.  We are finally sleeping nights again.  Even though that might have to do more with the bolts and locks and the deep-throated bark of our trusty hound and the shrill scream of our pit-pom,  and no she isn’t a mix just an attitude without end.  But, I digress as per usual.  

  The last half of this year has been sad, my friends neighbor disappeared mysteriously, foul play very possible,  I worry for my friend living that close.  It has been awe inspiring watching Lisa Stone’s high school friends gather and unite and lead the charge and the crusade to get answers, everyone should be so lucky to have friends who would go this far and continue to pursue the answer to what has happened.  America’s most Wanted has stepped up and now their involvement brings even more possibilities of getting the answers.  http://www.fortheloveoflisa.com  is a place to go for more information.    When I am out and about and  see all the wooded areas and  deep water, just in the areas of town I travel through, where do you begin looking?   The world is a large place, and it is frightening how many people disappear on such a regular basis.  Some of course of their own volition but, others well…    Even though of course I was always aware that folks went missing,  in the last six months I have paid more attention to all the people just within our midst vanish, and the numbers make you wonder if you ever want to let anyone you love out of your sight for even a moment.  And yet of course we must all continue on living our daily lives and doing what we must to provide for our families.  So the family huddle doesn’t work out financially for the unit for sure,  I can always dream right?   Talk with you good folks later… Clothes to be hung up…

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!

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.

The dog owns that house..

Posted in 1 with tags , on February 24, 2010 by suzisays09

home sweet home

It was a cold day heck we had snow on the ground for several days.  just recently we had acquired a lab puppy, now we needed to go to the store, hey the supplies run out after a while.  Now we are not cold-hearted people. The dog who through  most of the snow days had been happily ensconced in the recliner snoozing snoring ands letting gas. But for the wellbeing of our furniture we put him outside. While we went to the store that day when we got back there on the door  was a message from the dog catcher saying that the dog did not have adequate shelter. And we would be fined if we did not give him such, okay I don’t disagree that a dog needs protection from the elements, that would be why our dog now has a home-built doghouse, he doesn’t go in it but, he sure owns his own home now, that’s more than a lot of folks can say….