I would just like to clarify the previous post. That was a brief glimpse inside the mind of a 12-year-old boy. I was just as confused as you were.



Theoretical Run on Sentence

“If I had a dog that I was really attached to, you know like Nova, and I had rats, I would inject them with the genes of jellyfish and lobsters because jellyfish and lobsters are genetically immortal.”

It took me a minute ,I know with the ‘Huh’ look on my face. You have to really use rdeductive reasoning skills here. Let me interpret:

If I had a dog that I was very fond of and didn’t want it to ever die and I had experimental lab rats; I would inject the lab rats with the genes of jellyfish and lobsters because they are genetically immortal to see if I could theoretically create an¬†immortal lab rat GMO-type hybrid to perfect the process before I conducted the same said experiment on my dog that I love so much so it will be immortal and never die.

“….So it would be here for my whole life and my kids and their kids….”

(I repeated this sentece in my head over and over so I could run to the PC before I lost it. lol)

So if you happen to be a dog that he is not so attached to; you are on your own. Which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view. ūüôā

In my head…

Could be a scary place to be…

I have had the constant thought really to post song lyrics at the beginning of my posts. Truthfully I have songs running through my head at a constant rapid rate. Call it the sound track of my life. It doesn’t stop. Or I don’t know how to stop it. Really this ranges anywhere from Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones,¬†Kris Kristofferson, and David Allen Coe¬†to Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Pointer Sisters, Jane’s Addiction, Allman Brothers¬†and Grand Master Flash. There is NO¬†rhyme or reason. Blame it on my upbringing. Which was as eclectic¬†as I am. Which seems to make me comfortable in¬†most environments and with most people¬†but most people don’t seem to be comfortable with me…go figure.¬†Quite the paradox.¬†

Either way it seems to need to be let out.

My Granddaddy would understand.

Tonight has been brought to you by Hank Williams Jr. and Johnny Horton.

(Very haunting and angelic ‘ooooo,oooooo,ooooooo’,)
The snowflakes fall as winter comes & time just seems to fly,
Is it the lonely missing me that makes me want to cry?
My heart is sad like a morning dove that’s lost its mate in flight,
hear the cooing of his lonely heart through the stillness of the night.
Whispering pines, whispering pines tell me is it so?
Whispering pines, Whispering pines you’re the one who knows.
My darlings gone, Oh she’s gone, my baby’s gone and I need your sympathy,
Whispering pines send my baby back to me.

Enter at your own risk. My head that is…

My neeewwww camera




My wonderfully fantastic husband got me the most awesome camera for Christmas. I have not even begun to learn how to work everything on it. It is fancy! But it does take awesome pics. Just thought I would share a few…











New Years Resolution

This is a post that I have been meaning to post for some time.

I would like to announce that I have fulfilled my New Years Resolution for last year. I successfully used up all my address labels with my old name on them.

Woot! Go Me!!

Unless some crafty not for profit do-gooder organization decides to send me some without my permission and they have not heard that I have a new name yet……I’m good!

So glad to get rid of that baggage. Too many address labels just bring you down.

Now I will have¬†to come up with a new¬†resolution for this year…..right after I do my Christmas cards. (Please see previous post)

Out with the old and In with the new

Happy New Year to everyone!! It was a different holiday season for me to say the least. I have been so busy with everything that I did not send out Christmas cards this year. It is not that I forgot. I just made the conscious decision not to do it. I have too much on my plate at this given time (thus the lack in blogs also) and cut it out.




I think that this is the first time I have not sent out cards since 1990….at least. Longer if you count doing my mom’s cards before I moved out. (In case some of you are wondering why you haven’t got a card from my mom since 1990; I moved out.)

So I thought I would post this to let those of you that might be concerned…I’m not dead. Just extremely busy. This goes¬†also if I have missed your birthday in the last several months. Or you child’s birthday. Ditto.

I also wanted to say thank you to all my friends and family that I received a card from this year. I enjoyed them all. Loved them. Smiled. Laughed. Cried at a few. Felt warm and fuzzy.

But you are not getting one from me. I am shooting for maybe Easter cards. Or maybe July. Or next Christmas. (Ask Savanah how that baby book is coming along.) Or this could just be one of the final morphs into my mother. You may never get one again until Savanah starts doing them for me.

Just sayin’.

Have a great 2013 and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas filled with love and family!!!

…and to those that it applies: Happy Birthday!

Bump in the Road

As most of you have probably heard, I am moving to Texas.


Jay and Isaac left on Thursday to head to Texas. They only made it about and hour and a half away and





So then they




And now they are in Texas.

Wish us luck.

Still Alive or Hello Texas or Moving On

or should I say Staying Alive.

Well¬†I am still here. It has been a long crazy time since I posted. To quote The Dead, ” What a long strange trip it has been.”

You can never predict what life will throw at you. All you can do is catch, duck, or run.

That said, I am currently packing the house in a very haphazard manner. Why am I not used to moving yet? I have been doing it my whole life. It never gets easier. I think that it should. How long till that kicks in?

I have said it before and I will say it again….It sucks having people you love all over this country…and out of it for that matter. You will always miss someone. There is no one place that I can call home. Home materially is a temporary illusion. Home truthfully is a state of mind. Which basically shoots all the Christmas songs I love right in the ass.

Which brings me to the lyrics of a song I do also love. Hello Texas, Sure is good to see you again! Hello Texas, Sure is good to see me a friend!

Guess I am Texas bound. Something I never expected to hear myself say. But here we go.

Positives of living in Texas:

Warmer weather ( I can wear less clothing, which means I will have to lose the insulation I have built up against the cold mountain weather.)

Longer Growing Season (Can you say tomatoes?)

Closer to my Granny

Same distance from my Mom

Closer to Texas Family ( I plan on having a Gone With The Wind Movie Night in the upcoming future.)

Closer to Beth

No cumbersome mountains to block my view of the horizon (sorry, slipped into a little bit of sarcasm right there. That dang sarcasm font never works right.)

Warm clear creeks (when there is water anyway) and you can sit on the bottom and watch the fish like you are in your own personal aquarium. I always loved that. I have spent countless hours at the bottom of the Nueces River.

A¬†higher concentration of Honkey¬†Tonks (That’s you and me, Granny. Get ready! I’m packing my dancing boots. Three pair actually.)


WARNING to all Texas Family

Everytime I move to a new location they have record-breaking weather in that area. Example for the last 20 some odd years:

Missouri 1993- record-breaking rain. 100 year flood. high water as far as the eye can see. St. Louis arch is literally under water because the Mississippi river is so far out of its banks.

Arizona 2005- record-breaking rain in the spring. The sandstone hills were as green as I have ever seen them. They looked like the pictures of Hawaii they were so green. Then with record-breaking rain comes record-breaking vegetation growth which then dries under the Arizona sun and becomes the record-breaking fire season.

NorCal 2010/2011 РHeavy snowfall very late in the season and early in the next. It snowed in August and then through until the end of June. Summer lasted exactly two months.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I am not to be held responsible for any acts of mother nature.






A couple of days ago I made a pot of not the best I have ever made Mexican rice.

(happens sometimes)

Upon discussing it at the table my oldest son ended with the comment, “You’re chopped!”


Non one else got it.

Never stop learning

As I watch my kids fight, play, laugh, argue, antagonize, and sometimes help each other; I realize that this whole life is a learning experience. I have known this at some point (many points) in the past of my life but somehow I forget until the universe reminds me.

I think lately I have forgotten this truth. I don’t know how but suddenly it seems so clear. How could I have forgotten such a basic fact?

When I was younger my father told my on many occasions to never stop learning. He stressed that this was the key to success and happiness through out life. Always acquire as much knowledge as you possibly can. Knowledge is power.

My other father taught me that with out humor; you have nothing. Enjoy life no matter what it throws at you. If you can’t laugh, you will be miserable.

How did I get so lucky?

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