Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Old age isn't for wimps.
Our (mine and the cowboy's) old tympanic membranes just 'ain't what they used to be'.
We've all heard that communication is the secret to a long, happy marriage.
Based on communication, ours is destined to be short and unhappy, or a good natured comedy of errors.
I submit a sample of a typical morning exchange here in the log house.

Bright eyed and cheerful farm-marm (me) preparing to provide breakfast, asks "- Cream of Wheat OK?"

Cowboy with tilted head and wrinkled brow slowly responds, "ummmm, y e a h ......"

Noticing his hesitation, farm-marm questions cowboy, "ahhh, what did you just hear me ask?"

Cowboy is quick to answer. "Can you read OK?"


Last year at this time, Jerry was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack and 3-way bypass. This has been an incredible year for us. And I am so thankful that he has recovered so well and is such an active, busy guy.

I fully intend to update my blog more frequently than once or twice a month. When I am not working for a paycheck, our at home chore list keeps me busy around here. Winter is coming, rain's on the way (we hope) and frost is on the ground.
A sample of chores on the list for the past two weeks:
Seed pastures
Seed yard
Neighborhood dog proof front fence (again)
Stack fire wood in wood shed
Cover wood piles outside with tarps
Put up corral fencing
Bandage horse leg
Float horses' teeth
Create huge brush piles
Burn brush piles
Till garden and fertilize
Make curtains
Make cute pillows
Organize office and catch-up on paperwork
Closet - reorganize seasonal clothes
Balance checkbooks and sort bills for taxes
Organize new business venture

- and lots of other stuff that I haven't even started yet.....
So I'd better get busy again.


Jenn said...

Your to-do list sounds much like mine...'cept we have frozen mud and freezing winds to contend with as well.

Uh oh, I'm in big trouble. Robert and I already have the "what the heck did you just say?" conversations ALL the time.

Karen Deborah said...

oh lawdy, you jes have to put on the list, time fer socializin with yer friends!
Don't ferget to put up a tree and all that othe hoopla and fanfare.
I got some real good deaf jokes...

Karen Deborah said...

ps what does floatin a horses teeth mean?
and bandaging a horses leg is hopefully not your accident prone adoptee

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back to your blog, although, by the looks of your "To Do" List, you won't be blogging much!!
maybe jerry should start every response to your questions by "what did you say?" Miss yas tell Amos and Trist "hi"
di :)

lov mom said...

well come back, missed ya. yes, you sure do have some list of, to does. So when next we hear from you, don't work to hard, take time to enjoy, the people and things around you.
Till next time. "Hi, to all the gang, with love xos"

Courtney said...

good luck with your list. Mine includes finding a new job.

Coffee Bean said...

Yay! You are back! I've had that coffee you spoke of on my blog... without the trip to Hawaii I might add!

You've got quite the list there!

I'm glad you will take your Christmas boxes out one at a time. That's smart. Too bad for me I didn't think of it.

Courtney said...

I received your package yesterday and wanted to tell you thank you! I posted about it today with a thank you to you!

Karen Deborah said...

ENUF already your practically a blogger drop out get typing young lady!! Lets see some Christmas doins at your digs!

Karen Deborah said...

Kathy it's nearly Christmas are you gonna post your tree or any of you goins on? Are you still alive or has that man oh yourn werked ya nigh unto death!?

Coffee Bean said...

Where oh where art thou fine vet? Hast thou foresaken your blogging bretheren in favor of tasks accomplished? First, you wield the sword of covetness by shewing forth thou portraits of paradise. Secondly, you shame us all with your virtuous list of all you hope to do. Thirdly, and lastly, you deprive us of your blessed presense. I throw my hand up to my forhead and wilt with waiting...

Hey Lady! Just missing you round these ole blog parts. I'm praying that all is well and that you are just busy living a full life!

Big Hugs!

Kathy said...

I humbly apologize for the cliffhanger. For the 1 or 2 faithful readers who have stayed tuned, anxious to find out if I completed my list of things to do. Yes, all but the cute pillows and taxes. I feel blessed to have such caring faithful readers. Now I will attempt a new entry!