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Fools Rush In

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That

Updated: 2018-03-24T10:12:08.649-05:00




Can't think of a question for today so I'm going to share this hysterical funny.  In the comments section feel free to ask your own question for this week...or tell us what you would throw out:-)



My brother saved up his office clutter for my burn cage.  He brought it last week but we could not burn because it was too windy and dry.  I waited until this past Monday when the ground was wet and there was no wind.  Got a wonderful fire going...and going...and going.  By afternoon the ground was no longer dry and the wind was picking up.  The fire was still burning. My hose would not reach the burn cage so I had to carry buckets of water to keep the wind from blowing hot ashes out into my field.  Would you believe the alert went out for "fire danger" and even yesterday there was still a whirlpool hole in the center of the burn that I could not put out?  It looked like the entrance to Hell.  

I told my son and he texted me: "I would suggest keeping a good distance away and a crucifix handy.  Let me know if you smell sulfur or hear faint screaming" 




Question Of The Week 03-12-2018

What’s it like being you right now?



Question Of The Week 03-05-18

What’s your unanswerable question--the question you seem to always be asking yourself?



This is my story for the week.  River has provided wonderful Word For Wednesday for the month of February.   If you want to join in, just click on the link to find the prompts for today provided by River of Drifting Through Life. Be sure and look for the other stories.  DESTROYING THE LAND by Granny AnnieIt was a beautiful sunlit day. I squinted in my efforts to view the movement on the hillside. Was the figure moving toward us a human or an animal? The feeling was not comfortable with either scenario. No visitors were expected and the prospect of the uninvited guest being a bear was frightening. We had come out for this walk without our phones. We only wanted to enjoy the warmth of the day, the beautiful sights and the petrichor that remained from the last rain. We had not wanted this leisure to be disrupted.This was our personal space. The other side of the hill was active with trucks rumbling out of the quarry. The carried loads of granite and the closer we got the louder the noise. The figure was within our sight now and recognized as the owner of the quarry. His name was Hudson and he was normally not of a good disposition however he wore a huge smile on his face. This made the encounter more frightening. What did he want from us this time? We thought we had made ourselves clear on his last visit.Todd and I welcomed the man. We offered him a drink from our canteen, knowing he would be parched from the long hike. He accepted the offer gladly.The men both sat on the ground but I knew if I joined them I would never get up again. I could only squat to get more on their level and we began to talk. “What brings you over the hill today?” I ask Mr. Hudson.He responded, “I was wondering how you were doing over here. Thought it was time for a friendly chat and to catch up.”My mind clinched and I glanced at Todd. Both of us knew Hudson had a lot more on his mind. “That's nice” I said, “and just what are we catching up on? It wouldn't be copper would it?”“Come on you guys” Hudson said, “at least consider my offer. It is a fair one and the two of you can't live out here forever. There is a huge demand for copper and you are sitting on a fortune. I have the ability to mine it and you do not. My offer is good and the money would make a great legacy for your children.”“This property is our legacy for the children” Todd responded, using a harsh tone. “If they want the copper mined they can have that done themselves. We sincerely doubt they will want this beautiful valley destroyed any more than we do.”“I am guessing your children would rather have the money than the land.” Mr. Hudson replied adamantly.My anger was showing when I said “You should not have made this long walk Mr. Hudson. We still are not going to sell this place. You best head back to your quarry.” Mr. Hudson was mumbling as he turned to go back. If we had been mind-readers we would have known he was saying something about bringing more men next time and clearing the place off. He just knew the kids would be easier to deal with if Todd and I were gone.[...]



Question Of The Week 02-26-18

How do you spend the majority 
of your free time?

Drawn from show TV show Broadchurch on computer.  Digital art by (me) eaghl/2018



Question Of The Week 02-19-18

Are you religious and, if so, does your religion require you to attend a Church, Cathedral, Synagogue, Temple, Mosque on a regular basis?  Do you follow your religion 
now as you did as a child?




Okay friends, now that I have unlimited WiFi and can watch Netflix all day if I want, I need your recommendations.  I've got a lot of catching up to do.  

I also can watch Amazon Prime shows and Youtube videos on my new Smart TV so your recommendations there will be
appreciated also:-)



Can't resist posting this single Friday Funny.  It really cracked me up.  And yes, my son sent it. 




River of Drifting Through Life is providing our WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY this month.  Her first week in February includes the following prompts.  Hope you will join us with a story.1. exterior2. madwoman3. mountain lake4. twitched5. flicker6. deskand/or:1. prediction2. approach3. bacteria4. vaults5. plane6. white lilacBIOLOGICAL WARFARE by Granny AnnieEsmeralda peered through her curtains like a madwoman. She viewed the exteriorof the property. Gazing beyond her fence-line she saw someone crossing the mountain lakeand she twitched with fear. He would arrive at her gate in a short time. Esmeralda did not seem to have a flickerof hope as she returned to her desk. It was best that she write an account of what was happening. It would be necessary to write down the proper treatment should the bio hazard be released and the long dreaded predictioncome true. The vaultshad been raided and the harmful bacteriastolen. The distant figure landed his small boat safely. Esmeralda saw him tie it securely before he began his approach. She barely heard the small planethat soared above her. The sound of machine-gun fire erupted and she saw the intruder fall into the white lilac bush. Her beloved Victor had arrived in the nick of time to rescue her.Esmeralda rushed to Victor's side as he departed from his small aircraft. Together they examined the body of the intruder. They were able to retrieve the sealed vial of bacteria. Victor would return it to the military bio-hazard laboratory and hopefully it could never be stolen again and never used in biological warfare.[...]



My grandson Ryan deploys tomorrow for 6 months. Here is a picture of his sleeping quarters and a picture of the type sleeping quarters his grandpa might have had in the 60's and 70's. Ryan's might a little better but still pretty tiny. Ryan's are called coffin racks and are three stacks high. They have place for storage and also have small stand up lockers to store their uniforms.  The older ones were 4 stacks. Not sure where they stored anything. God bless all our military on air, land and sea.



Question Of The Week 02-05-18

What was the most challenging thing about your childhood?



I am re-running this post from 2009 for my Heart Sisters Barb and Patti.

Go Red For Women, Macy's and CVS Health join together throughout February to raise funds and awareness to end heart disease and stroke for all women

Volunteers and supporters are encouraged to wear red on National Wear Red Day (Friday, Feb. 2)


 Heart Disease is the no. 1 cause of death among women according to the latest statistics.

My primary care physician in 2003 was treating me for a long list of complaints. I was taking 400 mg Celebrex for arthritis, I was being referred to a Neurologist for my unexplained blackouts and strange, sudden pain in my left arm, my blood pressure didn't really concern my doctor though it was 162 over 99 quite often and he laughed at my concern over my cholesterol being 252. He had been physician for my mother and my grandmother and neither of them had heart disease so I didn't need to worry. My annual physical yielded nothing to concern him and the very next day, not even 24 hours later, I was being treated for a near fatal MI (Myocardial Infarction aka Heart Attack).

If your physician ignores your symptoms, don't be afraid to insist you be examined for possible heart disease. Because most women are misdiagnosed and left to suffer heart attacks with little chance of getting the necessary help within the first six minutes, we die and no one is left to fight the fight against the number one killer of women.

This Friday, Go Red with your wardrobe! Whether it's a red dress, a red T-shirt, a red dress pin or red lipstick, show the world you support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's movement to help save women's lives.

Every minute, some one's mother, daughter, wife or sister dies from heart disease and stroke in the United States. Reducing these diseases in women must become a national priority. Ask your lawmaker to support the HEART for Women Act. Women's lives depend on it.



Here is my Words For Wednesday story for today.  Thanks Cindi of LETTING THE WORDS ESCAPE, for supplying all the prompts for January.  This will be my first participation in several weeks and it feels good to give it a try again.  I am only using half the words this week and the wonderful photo prompt. bloodyconfidencerangerApollosubmarineByronSIX WORD SUCCESS by Granny Annie BYRON and I named our pretend SUBMARINE APOLLO, after the vehicles of interstellar discoveries. We had every CONFIDENCE it would lead us to universal discoveries under the sea. It would be important for us to hide this huge cardboard ocean vehicle from the RANGER.He would insist it be removed as a blight on the majestic sights of the park. We managed to figure out a way to move our ship through the forest. We would stick our feet out the bottom, slowly maneuvering through the brush. Our journey allowed us to view many ocean spectaculars. The sharks were our favorites. How could we explain to our parents why the undersea travel left our bare feet BLOODY?[...]



Here are the WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY posted early by Cindi.  She has done a fantastic job this month with the prompts and I am hoping to join in again tomorrow.  Hope some of you will give this a try also.



Question Of The Week 01-29-18Which if any of these phobias do you have?Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders affects women four times more (48% women and 12% men).Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes. Phobics avoid certain cities because they have more snakes.Acrophobia – The fear of heights. Five percent of the general population suffer from this phobia.Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces. People with this fear often wont leave home.Cynophobia – The fear of dogs. This includes everything from small Poodles to large Great Danes.Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning AKA Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, Ceraunophobia.Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces.Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.Aerophobia – The fear of flying. 25 million Americans share a fear of flying.Trypophobia – The fear of holes is an unusual but pretty common phobia.Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer. People with this develop extreme diets.Thanatophobia – The fear of death. Even talking about death can be hard.Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking. Not being able to do speeches.Monophobia – The fear of being alone. Even while eating and/or sleeping.Atychiphobia – The fear of failure. It is the single greatest barrier to success.Ornithophobia – The fear of birds. Individuals suffering from this may only fear certain species.Alektorophobia – The fear of chickens. You may have this phobia if chickens make you panic.Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy. Fear of being touched and love.Trypanophobia – The fear of needles. I used to fear needles (that and death).Anthropophobia – The fear of people. Being afraid of people in all situations.Aquaphobia – The fear of water. Being afraid of water or being near water.Autophobia – The fear of abandonment and being abandoned by someone.Hemophobia – The fear of blood. Even the sight of blood can cause fainting.Gamophobia – The fear of commitment or sticking with someone to the end.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – The fear of long words. Believe it or not, it’s real.Xenophobia – The fear of the unknown. Fearing anything or anyone that is strange or foreign.Vehophobia – The fear of driving. This phobia affects personal and work life.Basiphobia – The fear of falling. Some may even refuse to walk or stand up.Achievemephobia – The fear of success. The opposite to the fear of failure.Theophobia – The fear of God causes an irrational fear of God or religion.Ailurophobia – The fear of cats. This phobia is also known as Gatophobia.Metathesiophobia – The fear of change. Sometimes change is a good thing.Globophobia – The fear of balloons. They should be fun, but not for phobics.Nyctophobia – The fear of darkness. Being afraid of the dark or the night is common for kids.Androphobia – The fear of men. Usually seen in younger females, but it can also affect adults.Phobophobia – The fear of fear. The thought of being afraid of objects/situations.Philophobia – The fear of love. Being scared of falling in love or emotions.Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.Emetophobia – The fear of vomiting and the fear of loss of your self control.Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges and crossing [...]




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BOLT is my fiber optics company.  Finally they have installed it in my home after a 3 year wait.  No more living my life around rationing my broadband usage with satellite provider.  Previously satellite was the only option for rural users.  Now my Rural Electric Company has made BOLT available to us and I am a happy camper.  I can use my computer all day every day, plus I can now get Netflix on my television as well as Amazon, YouTube, etc.  

Today I leave my house for a weekend siblings gathering and they may have to come here and drag me out because I don't want to leave my computer and my TV.  (They actually threatened to do just that if I don't show up.  LOL) 



Question Of The Week 01-22-18

What’s your favorite smell in the whole world?
Hot oatmeal cookies after school


2018-01-18T07:19:31.458-06:00 water.

I bundled up and walked out to the shop to make sure the light was still working and it was directed toward the pump. It was and appeared the pump was still running.  I decided the pipes were frozen. Trudged back to the house.  I turned up the heat, opened all the cabinet doors under the sinks.  I turned every faucet to drip and waited. 

It was less than an hour when the dripping sped up and I checked. The water was back. This is the first time in 12 years that our pipes have frozen. So happy it wasn't critical. The dogs, cats and guinea fowl are  happy also. 

Why didn't I call for help? Because who can ask people to come out in this weather and try to get up the hills to my home. Plus everyone has the flu so what's a little cardiac problem. LOL Learned that UPS won't be making deliveries today in the area so my coffee order won't come. 

My problems are small compared to some and I hope other people are managing to stay warm. 

God bless us every one:-)

Granny Annie bundled for the cold:-)
Highway into our small town.



This is a post on my Facebook 5 years ago.  I cannot resist sharing it here on my blog.

January 13, 2013
Is this a "senior moment" or a hearing problem? I had a delightful lunch with Chelle yesterday. She had met me in Tulsa to go to my CT Scan. I had misunderstood several things people were saying to me and my daughter kept murmuring under her breath, "miracle ear, miracle ear". As the waiter approached our table for the third time, he said something and I burst out laughing. My daughter immediately knew I had not heard clearly what he said. Quickly she handed him my menu and said thank you then to me: "Mother, the waiter said 'Do you want me to take your menu' What did you think he said?" and I replied "Do you want me to come home with you?"



Question Of The Week, 01-15-18

Would you be willing to eat a bowl of crickets for $50,000?
Cooked Crickets



Hospital for diagnosis.They go through my wrist.All done but will return for stent.Home after stent inserted. This time they went through groin.  Frankie and Slim protect me.Working on a few portraits of blog friends.  Can you guess? Will post more later.Played games.Lots of family around.Second Christmas DinnerMore Christmas more family more games.Still under some restrictions.  Hope to see everyone Monday with a Question Of The Week.  Plan to start Cardiac rehab again.  This was my 5th stent since 2003 MI, but no heart attack this time.  Caught early.  Hoping to pay better attention to my health this time around. [...]



Going to have to close up blog-shop for a few weeks.  Medical check ups, etc.  I closed comments for this post but I know you will be thinking of me and wishing me the best.  All shall be well for me and wish the same for you. See you soon!




Question Of The Week 11-27-17Which Reality TV Show would you ever agree to appear on?Olga Hebert5:36 AMNot me!!!LL Cool Joe6:46 AMNone, I would never want to be on TV.Linda deV6:54 AMI think I’d forgo my 15 minutes of fame if it had to be realityonly slightly confused7:02 AMI don't watch them and I certainly wouldn't want to appear on one.Changes in the wind7:59 AMAny, I think it would be very interesting and a great new experienceElephant's Child12:40 PMNone.Chatty Crone2:34 PMDance With The Stars - (I wouldn't make it though!)Arkansas Patti2:44 PMNaked and Afraid. Ok that was a joke:)Tabor4:53 PMThey have to really improve these "reality" shows for me to consider them. They have so much artifice and are so tightly edited, I am sure I would be disappointed with my part in the show.Jan7:02 PMAmerica's Next Top Model...ok just kiddingRiver12:06 AMNONE of them. Not a single one.Winifred2:21 AMNone!Granny Annie7:56 AMI was shocked to google "TV Reality shows" and see how many there are. Cops and Pawn Stars were the only ones I watch. Oh and Antique Road Show. I would love to be on that one.Lisa10:28 AMMy daughter was on the pilot of a show called Swanked that Emily Dees and her friend were trying to produce. Basically they were doing make-overs. They said that they met Mollie in a farmer's market. They'd actually met her when she was doing some script editing for another production. That was only the beginning of the unreality going on there. They ended up cutting about 6 inches off my daughter's waist length ginger color hair and dying it a brassy auburn color. It was awful. There was very little reality and a whole lot of perfect body image promotion going on there. After the pilot the show was not aired by any station.Lynn4:29 AMI love to watch Survivor and Dancing with the Stars, but I'd be the first one to go on both of those, so I guess my answer is none. :)Lee6:30 AMNone these days...but years ago, in 1986/87 I appeared on one....interviewed for a kid's wild life/interest type show when I was managing the resort on Cape Richards.[...]