Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tippy Toeing with an Occasional Trip

That's pretty much been what it's been like around here of late. It's rained, and rained, and rained some more, then the sun will pop out all bright and shiny for a day or two before it clouds up and dumps some more of the wet stuff. It's the makings of a nightmare harvest and these farmers around here are some very grumpy fellas.

The farm managers ain't real happy either.

And the wives of these men aren't being too terribly sociable.

On a better note, Alexis had all 100 - A's on her report card! Zach had 3 B's and 2 C's. Jami told me Krysten, Abbie, and MeriKate had A's and B's on their reports, so that's all good. I'm sure Jordan and Jaylen had A's across the board too because they're bright young'uns. Maybe we'll get all of these children through school some day, won't that be nice?

I attended the Parent/Teacher conferences at school on Wednesday with my usual aggravation about the parking around that place. The high school students take up the biggest portion of the parking and that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for the teachers and practically NONE for visiting parents. I mentioned to a board member that it might be practical to disallow the underage drivers a parking place even though they hold a "hardship" license to drive. I say this because according to the Arkansas DMV regulations, hardship licenses are not to be issued merely for the convience of the parents but I grant you, each and every one of the 14 and 15 yr olds who drive to school here has a school bus that goes by their house before and after school. Riding the bus would surely cut down on some of the traffic messes in front of the school as well.

Ok, all done tripping through my mind. I hope everyone is having a super weekend!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Highways and Bi-Ways Photo Challenge

Heading home after turning onto the first gravel road from the highway.

A right turn onto this gravel road takes you right to my drive after you travel just a bit less than a mile.
Standing in front of my drive looking north along the road.

Winding highway near Mountain View, Arkansas in the Ozarks.

Lastly here's a shadowy, cool, look at lost road again.

Thanks for coming by to see my Highways and Bi-Ways. Don't forget to skip over to the Photo Challenge Blog and click on the comment links to see all the other participants. This is always fun practice with our cameras!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Get Real!

I don't need to watch Jon and Kate on TLC to get a dose of reality cause we've got a soap opera type of reality going on here in the delta most every damned day.

Trish isn't speaking to me now for the past good while because of my "hateful ways". I know I have plenty of those but I'm not quite sure just how that applies in this case, however I'm respecting her wishes cause I'm all out of the energy it takes to try to figure out what I've done wrong this time.

Jami and her girls loaded up last night and moved to Union City, TN and I'm not happy about that either. I won't elaborate on this right now because my fuse is short on the subject.

James continues to take off his boots and leave them on the porch to get rained on (and it's rained a LOT lately), and continues to bitch and moan because he forgot to bring them in and they're all wet inside. I don't know about you, but after doing this once I think I'd have learned my lesson from having squishy feet.

That's all for now but I'll think of some more later, I'm sure.

So, you want reality? Come on over, I'll give you a big dose of it and you won't have to watch any commercials.

WAIT, wait! Don't forget the newest Photo Challenge that's happening tomorrow! Hop on over to the fine Photo Challenge Blog that Miz Donna fixed up for us and sign up to join in the comments. Get to shootin' some Highways & Bi-ways!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Creaks and Moans

The sounds around here are not from a Halloween booger but do to me whining cause my back and legs have been paining me something ferocious lately. I do a little, wait for the pain to ease, then do a little more. I gotta tell ya, not a whole lot is getting done around here.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Looking Back on the Week

The Chick told her momma:

I know where Lost Vegas is and I know where Lost Angeles is, but where in the heck is the Awful Tower?

Beans cons James into a ride on the 4wheeler any time that he's at home at mid-afternoon and she's in the neighborhood. On Wednesday she insisted they go a mile or so down the road so she could show him a dead possum that someone had run over. Then on the way back home she had him stop the ATV so she could stand on the front and sing the Hannah Montana song to him. Her interests cover a wide range.

Abbey has new glasses! She looks SO sweet in them!

Cause I just keep going back in time.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

And it's 1, 2, 3, ,,,,

Sometimes this song slips into my mind and just plays itself over and over even now, all these years later it seems just as appropriate.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Photo Challenge - Pets

These two kitties were residents at the corner farm stand and were nice enough to patiently poses for me.

I almost let this one get by me. I was in the bed already and it came to me that this was October! Next I remembered what the date was in October, and then I remembered that Cindra and I had just talked about it being time for the Pet Photo challenge.

Don't forget to go over to the Photo challenge blog and click on the comments to see everyone's great challenge photos!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's About Time

Beginning Thursday it will become illegal to text and drive in Arkansas. This is a good thing but I think they should make the fines a little stiffer in order to really begin to deter accidents and deaths from this idiotic practice.

Maybe if they make the laws at the federal level and up the fine.