Monday, August 3, 2015

Travel Advice

Back when I traveled so much of the time I learned two important things. I learned to make the most of every minute that I could be with my family and I learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.

Words for the day - 8/3/15

An optimist isn't the same feller we once thought he was. Today's optimist usually has almost everything he wants and is optimistic that more will come. Kin Hubbard once said, "Being an optimist after you`ve got everything you want doesn`t count."

Jet Skiing Granny

Last night I was talking with Amber about her Jet Ski and that I wanted her to learn to pull me behind it. She said she has never pulled anybody before, even in a boat and she would rather not do it. I told her there was nothing to it, that she just needed to be aware of how long the ski rope was and to always allow enough room from boat docks and the shore in order to keep from slinging me into a dock or something when she was making a turn.

She smiled and then said, "Which dock would you not want me to sling you into?"

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Read The Words

Everybody has something to say. Some of it is worth reading and the rest of it is worth reading too. We have the right to pass judgment, but you have to read it to judge it. There are profound statements laid out for all to see on a regular basis, but for some reason we make judgment before we actually read it. It may be that we don't recognize the name or it may be that we do, but we elect to stop understanding what the person is saying and rush to the finish, if we go that far. I may not respond physically to everything I read, but I do form opinions and have an emotional response to almost everything I read. I guess all I'm trying to say is, there is a lot of really cool ideas floating around out there, please don't prejudge them before you read them. Read them, think, judge and understand the words and if there is any way you can, take those words and let them help you be a better person.  It makes living a little easier.
Well, today I trimmed a few Mesquite Trees, hauled off the brush and watered the yard and flowerbeds.  Oh, yeah, I also took a five minute break to see if the Crappie were biting and caught this 7 lb. 12 oz. bass on an ultra-light rig using 4# test line from my pier. Just a typical day at Lake Merritt.Another Day At Lake Merritt.

Friday, July 31, 2015

There Is A Reason

There is a reason for everything. The reason I come to see you is because I love you. Then there is time. Time, like most things, becomes more valuable the less of it there is. Every day that passes is one less day and a memory gained. So, a day passes and it was decided to invest the time on something or someone else, and that is OK , because I'm sure there was a reason, possibly a good reason. I guard against those days for I fear I have more reasons than I have time and for that reason, I will always have time For you.

Words For The Day - 7/31/15

Fortunately for me you can get more mileage out of a few successes than you can from your many blunders. If it were not so, I would still be trying to escape from the 70's.