Friday, October 15, 2004

Love those mailboxes Posted by Hello

Two Things That Won't Happen

It is Friday evening. I did get the bathroom painted and it looks very good. Tonight I am going to get organized for the big day tomorrow.

At 11:00 tomorrow morning our KSU Wildcats will face the OU Sooners. We will be at the game in full purple attire. We did beat OU last year to secure the Big Twelve title, but this is not the same team. However, we have learned to never underestimate Bill Snyder.

After the game we will head to Chapman for my 40 year high school class reunion. These affairs are always interesting so check in with me Sunday evening. We are going with Barb & Darrell and Barb does not drink, so we have our designated driver. Not that I will drink any more than my two (or three) beers. Dan usually has a good time because there are several from his class that married two years younger.

What are the two things that probably won’t happen? One is that KSU probably won’t beat OU and secondly, all those C’64 graduates won’t look like they did 40 years ago.
(Where’s that yearbook—I need to study up on names)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Solid as a rock....wall Posted by Hello

Peace & Quiet

I have my camera with me all the time because the trees are beautiful right now. I am finding that colorful leaves are hard to capture, though. Perhaps I need a filter for my lens because so many of the pictures seem “busy.”

The picture of the rock wall pleased me tonight. It is a simple picture it brings feelings of peace and quiet.

I am taking the day off tomorrow to paint the bathroom. Think I will go to bed

It's a new day--have some fun! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Debate or Martini & Chocolate

I am trying to listen to this debate-- trying to understand this health care issue. As far as I am concerned the only way the health care will be reformed will be to take it out of the political realm.

The interesting thought about social security and health care is that the federal government plan I have, as well as Bush and Kerry, is very good--I wonder why we can't look at a similar plan for everyone.

One the other hand, the following quote is probably the best thought:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming~ WOO HOO what a ride!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Two Santas are better than one

The two Santas in the picture are actually professional. They are employed by an organization called Real Santas. Each year during the Holidays, they are hired by large businesses, usually a mall in a large city, to be Santa Claus. They undergo training on proper handling of young children, etiquette with infants and even acting classes. Both of these Santas are residents of the Berryton community. I took their picture on Monday because our post office is planning an open house in early November and our Santas will be featured in our notices.

It is interesting how excited I felt just being around them. All of us were laughing and having a great time. They radiate happiness. It is as if they really are Santa. I had the opportunity to listen to one of them speak about his experiences. They are a magical, lovable grandpas and sometimes counselor to children as well as parents--and grandparents.

Two Santas with our Postmaster Posted by Hello

Sunday, October 10, 2004

A friend is a person who knows all about you but likes you anyway


This has been a weekend of friends. Friday night we enjoyed steak from the grill with Kay (Kayzie) and Lynn. We have known them for 40 years. Kayzie and I roomed together during the college years. We were the crazy night owls. After our other two roommates went to bed, we would sit at the kitchen table & settle the world affairs until the a.m. I guess we haven’t changed because the topics were politics, medicine, criminal justice and retiring in Arizona. And, we didn’t leave until nearly midnight. Thanks Kayzie & Lynn for the great time. Oh, yes, the coconut cream pie was worth every penny—I mean dollar!

Saturday night we met with our monthly card friends. We listened to the KU/KSU football game while playing Pitch. The Cats and I both lost.

Today we traveled to Milford to visit Mom at WingSong. My Mom seems to get prettier as she ages. I know there is a possibility I am prejudice but I have a right to be. Wayne & Ruth came over and we all enjoyed the apple crisp made with fresh apples from a mail route friend.

No mail tomorrow—Columbus Day. All Right Then!!!