Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving and the ducks.

Totally random topic, right?

I tried sending this Photo out with a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone apparently it never  went out.

Our Thanksgiving was a small laid back affair with a large bird, that still has us days later trying to get rid of turkey. Please let this be the last of it.... My husband will soon be out hunting boar and if all goes well he comes back in one piece, with boar to be frozen. Have I mentioned my freezer is small?

So what do ducks have to do with Thanksgiving? Well to be honest it nothing really except on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The husband wandered down to the parents lake and discovered a number of ducks in the lake a few of which were extremely tame.
So tame in fact that they followed him around at the dock. The white one acted like a dog almost. Panting and wagging its tail frantically. It was really amusing and semi disturbing to watch. (I've never met a tame duck, until Sunday). In fact it had no problem getting upclose and personal with me.

See its crest? I was squatting down to take it's picture, when it wandered up to be petted.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I'm thankful for all my friends, and family.
Hope you have a great day tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Old becomes new.

You never know what you'll find when you actually elect to leave your house. Last Saturday the sister-in-law was down from Virginia for a few days.One of the things the mother and sister in law like to do is garage and estate sale. I honestly wasn't going to get my lazy behind off of the couch except she was only here for three days and honestly I have really good sister in law.

So off we went to a community garage sale. I truly expected not to find anything to bring home and I didn't but I do have pictures of old radios, gramophones and record players. You know those things that played vinyl. Yeah that stuff, the stuff that came before the 8-track, the cassette and the CD player.

My kids have absolutely know idea what these are and no appreciation for vinyl. I'm just waiting for the teenager to announce that she's found the coolest things and it will be an old LP. At least I hope. It'll be something new and unheard of to her. While to me it is familiar and nostalgic.

There out on someone's driveway was a plethora of machines made to function under battery power. A find in the midst of a normal garage sale. unexpected in the midst of the normal garage sale fare. This man was taking something others would have called obsolete and making it useful again for pleasure as well as profit.

The old became new again.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting in Line ( the only reference to voting you'll see from me)

View of Our line when we first got to the polling station.
Yesterday as I stood in line waiting ultimately up to two hours to cast my vote, my mind started comparing that line to life. Yes I know this is what happens when you give me too much time to think. I come up with all sorts of stuff if left to my own devices, but I digress.

  Life is like a long  line. As a matter of fact life is a bunch of lines. You show up and that first line is fairly simple. You have to grow up so you join the line for school and then the lines begin to diverge. You have to make a decision about college or work and you walk up and join one of those and the diverge once more.

At the half way point
The point is you have to choose a line once you chosen to stand in line. What do you then?

It was interesting to listen to people, some off whom immediately confirmed they were indeed standing in the correct line. Otheres didn't interact with others in the line at all. Some of those were choosing either to interact with the outside world via technology or  read. Others, spoke and exchanged knowledge with the people in line with them, some simply observed, while others refused to interact at all.

The light at the end of the tunnel
Inevitably thoughts and conversations around me always turned to the next step  or I should say the next line. What were you going to do next. The weather was turning cool so many were going to pick up coffeee. Others were going to watch the news obessesively and many like myself were going to work and undoubtedly had a list of items waiting to be accomplished.

In life each line can be a place of learning, of frustration, of anger, of peace. You know like those like those lines at disney. Do you find a way to distract yourself, are you completely miserable?
Actually life is kind of like those disney lines if you think about it.

Do you ever just take a look at what you want and what you're willing to do and use the fast pass to maximize your time? I know I do at the Parks and in life's line.
I wrote out a business plan while I was waiting to vote on my phone, now I'm back in life's line working my way towards what I want.

What about you?