Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #34

Good morning is time for my weekly posting about how things are. I have been told that sometimes my views are not exactly the same as everyones. Think of that.

This morning, there is the sound of cats playing chase thru the house. I have also heard Jackie..."Get him, Josie." This is usually followed by another cat chase. Everyone should also feel very sorry for the toy mouse as it has been killed several times already today.

Today is burnt cow and sangria with some friends. We have the fruit and wine and they have the cow and the cow burner. Sounds yummy.

The past week at work has been just filled with news. Jobs being posted. People changing positions. New job duties for several people. Seems just like the government at work, constant change.

Slowly, but surely, the house plans are coming together. Tomatoes growing in baskets on the back porch. Onion sets out in the garden. Plans in place to fix several items outside (and inside). Gotta love it when a good plan comes together.

Last night,I told a story from when I was a teenager. Everyone laughed until their eyes watered. Way too long to type here, but if you want to hear it...ask me about the skunk story.

Here you go, Ginger...

Three tourists climbed up the tower with London's Big Ben and decided to throw their watches off the top, run down the stairs and try to catch them before they hit the ground. The first tourist threw his watch but heard it crash before the had taken three steps. the second threw his watch and made only two steps before hearing his watch shatter. The third tourist threw his watch off the tower, went down the stairs, bought a snack at a shop up the street and walked slowly back to Big Ben in time to catch the watch." How did you do that?" asked one of his friends.

"My watch is 30 minutes slow."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #33

Good morning everyone...

Is it gonna rain (and be cool) every weekend this summer?

The sun is streaming thru the back sliding glass door. There seems to be a constant flow of cat playing rolling thru the sun. At least, they aren't hissing and trying to kill each other.

I know this is supposed to be a reflection, but...I am looking forward to next weekend. Jackie and I are heading off to some friends for Sangria. Also being served is some cow,warmed on the grill. Gonna be a blast.

Often, there are people that enter our lives. Perhaps for a reason, and perhaps not. Our friendships intermingle and we see/feel our friends pain. I have a friend that received news, and it was not actually pleasant news. My thoughts and prayers go out for this person. C'mon...fight like a girl.

For those of you following the seemingly endless saga of divorce...I am now the SOLE OWNER of MY truck. I also have the new license plate. YIPPEE!!!

For so many years I have searched to find me again. I believe that I finally found me. I was never gone. I think that it was simply a growing and settling process that I needed. Happiness has entered into my being and I am content. My life seems full and I am now able to address my wants, since my needs are being met. Trust me, when I say, life is good.

Here you go, Ginger

A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic.

"Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?"

A girl raised her hand and asked, "To draw out all his savings?"

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #32

Good morning everyone...

Today we start off the morning with cats sleeping in the sunlight streaming thru the sliding back glass. The rule here appears to be..."The one that wiggles is the one that starts it." Cat fights throughout the morning.

The overtime is finished at work...I am glad about that. I welcome the break.

Here is an update in reference to the ongoing saga of my post divorce dealings with my ex. The truck title is signed (includes the notary) and has been delivered to the DMV. I should have a clear title to MY TRUCK and NEW PLATES at the end of this week. There is now only one item left to deal with from the divorce and that seems to be going smoothly. YEEHAW

I look around my home and find that I am at peace with myself. The house is filled with sounds that I love and there are cats, memories, and my girlfriend. Life appears to be flowing in a positive direction. I believe that I have removed the negative things from my life and filled in with good and positive items. I feel myself changing and becoming more of the person I used to be and that moves me closer to being who I want to be.

Here you go, Ginger...

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and as always the preacher was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.

The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Preacher."

The preacher questioned, "How come I don't see you except for Christmas and Easter?"

He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #31

Good morning everyone...Can you believe the weather. SUMMER has arrived (or at least SPRING!!). Todays reflection ...HMMMMM...Guess I am not feeling very reflective today. I will have to say that the wvu mountainqueers (I think I spelled that right) have made an impressive march thru the NCAA. Morganhole will be ablaze with couch fires if the mountainqueers don't choke. Gene Corum would roll over in his grave if he saw what I wrote...and he would probably tell my grandmother. Damn...would I ever be in trouble.

Lately, I have been paying closer attention to the Professional Felons playing for BIG MONEY in what everyone says is professional sports. Why are we (as a society) placing criminals, sexual deviants, and addicts, as role models for our children. Lets band together and STOP allowing the high dollar athletes to be ROLE MODELS. Lets retake our society and cut the salaries paid to these hoodlums. Lets raise the salaries paid to the people that actually contribute to our society. I don't really care who gets the raise because after you remove drug dealers, criminals, and used car salesmen everone left contributes more to society than any pro athlete....wait a minute...if you take out criminals doesn't that double exclude many pro athletes and almost half of the wvu mountaineer football team? and if couch burning is a crime the entire campus could be in trouble.

This past week the overtime ended at work. That was on Thursday. Friday...I worked an hour over because it restarted...but only for a very short time. Stay tuned for details.

I have a question for everyone. Does anyone know how to get a wvu graduate off of the porch? Yes, everyone is correct to say "pay them for the pizza."

I would like to add...please remember to tip. That way we could possibly get them past a point where they would be eligible for the earned income credit on their Federal Taxes.

The tip might also allow the pizza delivery guys spouse to get a new sign....(homeless hungry wvu grad...will burn couches for food).

It is expected that the WV Governors office will be requesting a research grant from the Federal Government. Gov. Manchin (supposedly) will request funding for a research program to see if it is possible to contain the BTU's from the couches burnt in morganhole and recycle them for energy. The contained and recycled energy would be placed back into the power grid and any funds received from the power company would be used as a buy down at the local furniture stores to lower the price of couches. Any knowledge developed from this study will be taught only at wvu in a class open to all current wvu students. Couch Conflagration 401. This will also be a requirement for all football players. There will be a remedial version (using loveseats) called Couch Burning 099.

Here you go, Ginger

For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you weren't married, this is something to smile about the next time you open a bottle of wine.

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

"What's in the bag?" asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of it for my husband." The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.