Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ranting- A Little

Ok - this is just me ramblin' on for a bit.  I don't know if its because I'm getting older or genetics or what.  But I feel like I'm cold nearly all day.  I work in a branch library where the temp is 65-70 most of the day.  I make complaints and somebody does something, but it never gets any better. I think that's one of the reasons I ache all the time at work.  It's okay when I'm home - our house is a bit warmer than work.  I mean, I do want my wife to be comfortable, and I can always grab the blanket off the back of my chair if I get cool.  (Which I do when I need it.)
The thing that a lot of folks don't understand, and what I get asked frequently, is how can you work in that heat?  (When I'm doing my yard work and such.)   The answer, to be honest, is I like it.  I always have water available to stay hydrated and I cover my shaved head so it doesn't burn.  When I'm outside mowing, its one of the times I am relatively pain free.  I enjoy the sunny days and the sense of accomplishment I have when I'm done.  I also tan fairly quickly and easily, so I don't worry about burning.  I understand folks will continue to worry about me as I get older, but I like to think that I have enough sense to take breaks when I need it.  In the last couple of years I have reduced the area that I mow from around 6 acres, to just under 3 acres.  I make sure that my mom, mom-in-law, and DKW & I have nice yards and a walking path between our homes, but that's it. 
Okay, I'll climb down off my soapbox now.  Everyone have a great day.

Not ME! Just a retro pic.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Funny Pic - Just sharing!

Thought this was funny! Just had to share. (P.S. - I will comment on MSU Baseball once the CWS is over.  Don't want to jinx them.   GO DAWGS!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

O - MA - DAWGS ! ! ! ! Wahoo.

In a game that took two days to finish (thanks to torrential rains in Charlottesville, VA, on Sunday) Mississippi State took the second (and final) game of the Charlottesville Super-Regional.  But it was not easy.  There was a reason that UVA was the #6 National Seed.  But a final of 6-5 was enough and now state will play in the College World Series (in OMAHA, NE) on Saturday at 2:00 PM (Central) against the #3 National Seed - the Oregon State Beavers.  So GOOO DAWGGGS!  Lick the beavers! heh!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Been A While & DW News

Well, Its been over a month since I last posted, but I've not been idle.
In May I went to my granddaughter's dance recital down in Clinton, Miss.  It was very nice and DKW and I had a nice visit with my daughter and her family. 
I agonized most of the month because I couldn't mow my yards (in addition to my own I cut my mother's and my mother-in-law's) because it rained every few days and keep the ground so wet that I couldn't mow without bogging down and getting stuck.  I usually start mowing in the middle of April each year.  This year, I FINALLY mowed for the first time on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th).  Sheeeeesh!  I was glad to get it done.  I hope I can mow this coming weekend, but rain is in the forecast - so I don't know.
I've finally started getting myself back into the habit of writing.  Obviously I've missed some blog time, but its because I'm actually working on what I hope will be one or more books.  I'm spending at least and hour a day doing this, so its takes a bit of time from other things.  I don't want to say what its about, but once I have 100 to 150 pages, I may ask some family members or friends to critique it for me.  So - stay tuned and I'll update periodically.
As I type this I'm watching/listening to MSU playing Central Arkansas in the Starkville Regional of the NCAA Baseball tournament.  State is currently up, but UCA has runners on first and third with no one out.  State wins tonight, they win the regional.  They lose, and same teams play tomorrow night for the regional championship.  Go Dogs!
Bit of news today from the BBC.  They announced with Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year. Literally!  When this year's DW Christmas Special airs Matt's Doctor will regenerate.  No word yet as to who will play the 12th incarnation of the Doctor.  I hope the BBC continues to chose well!
Everyone have a great day!