Saturday, January 31, 2015

Just One More Tackle Box

Well, I told Amber I was going to spend all afternoon out in the shop going through my fishing equipment. I told her it would be a good thing account my plan was to go through all eight of my tackle boxes, as well as all my other fishing equipment, thin it down and throw away a lot of the stuff that was beyond repair. After working for four hours, I finished most of my work, all I need is for one of my good friends, or even better a close family member, to call Amber and tell her I need two more tackle boxes.

Talking vs. Saying Something

There are those who by nature are quiet and there are people who have nothing to say.  A true test of patience is to be with someone who has nothing to say, but will not be quiet. Listening to some folks talk is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hydrant, you always get more than you want. Then there are the quiet people who you walk away from wiser and more fulfilled rather than tired or overwhelmed. Well, Amber just walked by saying she was tired and overwhelmed and was going to take a nap. Oh well, a nap sounds good.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Words for the Day - 1/30/15

I have done some foolish things. Some I realized were foolish and did them anyway. Thankfully, in most cases, I was the only person aware of my nonsensical actions or thoughts. For that I am thankful. With every brainless and occasionally idiotic act, although frivolous to most, I became a better person. Fortunately, there is little left for me to learn the hard way.

If A Friend Cries

If a friend cries, we cry. If a friend laughs and is happy, so are we. If a friend has work to do, we are there to help. If a friend wins or if they lose, so do we. If a friend does something stupid and hurtful, we straighten their butt out right then and there!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I Am Finally Who I Am

Grand kids always help  keep you grounded.
I am finally who I am. While I would hope to be liked and even loved, I no longer run in the popular races. Yes, I am who I am and there are reasons why I do what I do, just as you are who you are, doing what you do. I no longer take the time to pretend to be something or someone I'm not and because of that I now have more time to see and appreciate who  you are. It's a shame I've spent such a large portion of my life remolding myself over and over according to what the popular eyes wanted to see. Now, because of my childish shortcomings, I wonder how many fine friends with so much good to offer have patiently waited only to become disheartened and disappointed because I kept wondering off testing the grass on the other side of the fence. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Dental Chair From Hell

Well, I got my teeth, mustache and beard cleaned yesterday.

Everything started out normal enough as I made myself  comfortable in the nice plush dentist's chair. As a matter of fact it was so comfortable I nearly fell asleep as they were asking all the usual preliminary questions. Then the aid began to adjust the chair for x-ray shots. The first time she pushed the button the chair almost threw me out the door.

Then I needed to be closer to the x-ray camera and as she pushed the control it threw me into the camera striking me in the mouth (good thing I was at the Dentist's). The mechanical bull at Billy Bob's has nothing on this dental chair from hell.

One thing about it, I left the Dentist's office with a couple of things I had never experienced before from a simple teeth cleaning, I was on a tremendous adrenaline rush and I had cramps in my hands and forearms from gripping the chair arms.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Sweetie And Her Stuff

Well, Amber and I made a run back to the DFW area to take 

care of a little medical business, etc. When we got home, I 

walked into the kitchen and sitting on Amber's old Hoosier is 

a new sign she had posted. I thought I had kept her in my 

sight all day and never saw her buy a thing, yet, there it is.