JUSTLYLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTLYLE JUSTLYLE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A day in the life of an old timer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752360 Took the GLBH out to lunch at one of the finest Hardees in Dixon Il., might be the only one but who's counting. In case I haven't mentioned it, I'm a really big spender. After GLBH next to last rehab date we went to another neighboring town to do some shopping errands. Been looking for a real small light rotor tiller. As I get older the hoe isn't my friend anymore, eyes sometimes chop out too many good plants, pretty hard to hide my mistakes when the GLBH knows exactly the number of each plan... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:55:49 EST Just a Marrying Man! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625463 Marrying Man! <BR> As my thoughts bring me to this very important time in my life when celebrating 56 years of wedded bliss, am reminded of a local fella who has been married longer than us, just one difference, it's been with 4 different women! Gotta hand it to him, didn't believe just in shacking up, put that ring on her finger and say I do! He was a very talented fella, had bulldozer and truck plus did cement work, worked day and night, well most of the night anyway. He had been in very ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:00:41 EST Never too old for a date day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485226 Ever since I came back from that two day tractor ride I have wanted to take the GLBH to the Princeton Ill. area where we left the tractors overnight. So Friday was our day chosen for our date day. We have a gal who started her teaching career in our local town who now is retired and has a antique shop there, that was my stop, GLBH has very little interest in old things except maybe me! <BR> Next stop was the dress shop, Four Seasons. They have a few stores through Ill. and Iowa. She though... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:42:01 EST Too much excitement for this old farmer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360843 We got up this A M early as usual and doing what a person usually does in the bathroom hear the GLBH scream from the kitchen, LYLE COME QUICK! I though for sure her pacemaker was knocking her down. Ran in to see and by that time she was in the living room with a plastic cup on her hands a knees. What's going on I ask? Can't you see I'm trying to catch a frog was her reply! Alot better than what I expected. By that time he got behind our T V. Not sure if everyone's looks this bad behind ther... Sun, 19 May 2013 08:25:44 EST Was this a dream or just a nightmare? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304227 Easter season always so special, thoughts of how Christ died on the cross for our sins, MY sins, but rose for us. I see this lifeless figure laying in a bed, tubes coming out of her mouth. I see Many family members surrounding her hospital bed as she lay there motionless that Easter morning and all singing one of her favorite hymns "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today". No response, lifeless! Just as Christ hung on the cross. Did she hear us? No acknowledgment at all. Is it all just a dream? Or j... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:03:11 EST February 16th. What's the deal with all the 55 reminders? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253540 For some reason that # has been pooping up in my brain space lately. Seems like everywhere I turn I've been seeing that ole # 55. Popular T V show the 5, speedlimit signs, speedometer hilighted on the 55, even read in the paper the other day about the history of 1855. 1st. bridge was built over the Mississippi. Singer sewing machine motor was patented. <BR> 1955 Churchill resigns, Jaun Peron was ousted, who were they you young bucks ask? West Germany became a sovereign state. Rosa Parks ref... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:37:07 EST Don't bother to read if you want to be uplifted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100570 October 15th. 2012. <BR> <BR> It has been a bad week. Death won't wait because I'm busy harvesting. <BR> Lost two very special friends and two acquaintance . <BR> Might have mentioned Jack before, was 90. Gave me my start in farming as a 21 year old, about to be married. always wanted to farm, heard he was managing a farm that might be for rent. Stopped by his office to see if it was available. Only contact I had ever had with him was when he subbed as Agriculture teacher when I w... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:17:05 EST Waitin' on a Woman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869129 Sittin' on a bench at the West Town Mall, He sat down in his overalls and asked me "You waitin' on a woman?" <BR> Great Country song that fit's right in with the 25 days we spent at the hospital 87 miles from home. <BR> GLBH had total hip replacement April 2nd. at 6:AM , thought things were going O K then two days later had a very severe heart attack, Heart Sp. said she had had a silent one in the recovery room and was not noticed. Not real good prospect since she just had hip replacement... Sun, 6 May 2012 16:34:10 EST Why are you so good to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735098 Yes this is the time of the year when my thoughts flow to valentines day and most importantly our 54 years of marriage Thursday. <BR> Over this long period we both have had to ask for forgiveness many times. Marriage is like an occupation, [job], you have to work at it daily. <BR> This fall started a new challenge for our 73 year old bodies. GLBH starting hurting, back-leg-hip while helping me harvest corn. She is short and we thought it was caused from her climbing up into the tractor... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:20:50 EST How about this weather folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674733 Just had to comment on this unseasonable weather we have been having lately. I walked in the fields for the 4th. day in a row, sunny, no wind and in the 50's, know it can't last, supposed to get snow in the AM. but enjoying while it lasts. Sure makes the winter that much shorter. <BR> Over our Christmas S# 3 asked if I had any secret desires that I wanted to accomplish before the Lord is ready for me. Not exactly his words but my interpretation. I said I always wanted to retrace my GGF's st... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:20:24 EST Having trouble trying to change My Current Status? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4577546 Couldn't find help anywhere else so thought I would try here. When I try to type in a change status it won't take, if I do it automatic from a "spin" it works. but not if I try to change it. Any ideas, tried the help center with no success. <BR> Skeeter Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:54:13 EST On the Wild Side? I think not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4431269 If you want to get somewhere in a hurry, you go by interstate, If you want to see the countryside, you go the back roads, If you really want to see the wild flowers on the road side, go by tractor. <BR> I along with 100+ tractors went on a 2 day 100 mile ride. The oldest tractor was a 1937 John Deere, completely restored as were most of them. Newest was about a 1980. I would hate to guess at the drivers age but some had to be pushing 90+. <BR> This is my 2nd. year of the 5th. annual 2 d... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:28:23 EST Tomorrow's the BIG day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4020526 53 years and counting, how much longer is she going to put up with this ole farmer, many more I hope. Some things you think are just too good to last, I sure hope this is not one of them. Like I told her 30 years ago, I think you can list me as the benefactor on your life insurance policy now I think it's going to work. Still live in the same house we moved into when we got home from our honeymoon to Texas, have not made too many changes, she's been a cheap keeper, maybe that's why it's last... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:41:07 EST The Story of Good Samaritan's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990750 Now maybe we can forget about the storm of 1979! <BR> With the so-called" blizzard" coming Mon. PM went to a funeral in the AM where the GLBH was playing the organ. Came home anticipating doing some driveway snow plowing before it really sat in. Our electricity kept going off and on, this happened for about an hour then finally was off for good. Made a management decision, after feeling the cold in the house, to vacate to S # 2 two miles away, they had juice. Got my 4-wheel drive pickumup o... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:11:24 EST Be Good To Her Skeeter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2889846 These are some words of advice you should never forget! This tiny GL chick first caught my eye when her one room school was closed and was moved to town. Mine closed two years earlier. Both had lived South of town but paths never crossed. We attended different churches. I did all kinds of actions that a young kid would try to get her attention those early years but nothing seemed to work. But finally in our Jr.year in HS during play practice that she started to think, so, maybe he's not so b... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:19:32 EST Early Warning, Valentines Day Acomin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2874719 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/2/b82088562.jpg"> <BR> For those of you still looking for the love of your life, keep searching, they do exist, their out there, and for those of you who have found your love for life, don't take them for granted, show them your love for her-him is real and genuine. Read I Corinthians 13: 4-13, that says it all. <BR> Happy Valentines Day to my GLBH, love you still! <BR> That's your sermon for the day kid's! <BR> ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:50:17 EST Not sure about this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858831 The GLBH and I had a relaxing day today did some nearby shopping just waiting for the heavy snow to come. Got our hairs trimmed, need to look good for everyone. <BR> Headed across town to eat at our favorite Deli, lookalike Subway but so much better, cheaper and locally owned. Was a good boy and ordered salad bar only meaning lettuce only for me and heard the same thing I've heard for the last 50 years, how can you eat that dry without salad dressing on and I repeat the same answer I've sa... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:31:39 EST Now Skeeter, be nice! Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2732397 How to report on the outlaws and not get into trouble,just don't let them read it! <BR> I'm sure we all have some relatives we would just as soon forget about. I shall tell you about a few. My MIL was one of 5 girls and 1 boy in her family <BR> My MIL was a very neat,clean,orderly lady. That could not be said of one of her sisters. She often said she told her she would hate to see her house if and when she got married. Well we lived that prophecy. Those were the days when chickens and duc... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 23:50:21 EST A Story that should be told! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2640705 Beautiful day outside here in Northern Ill. 33 degrees, some sun and slight wind. Brings my failing memory back to Christmas's years ago. Times sure have changed, as a kid we sometimes got a homemade gift from family members plus an orange from school teacher. One year I did receive a brand new bicycle, I was the after thought of the family {baby} whereas my older sister Ann403 and brother never got one, they always liked me better. <em>211</em> . We went to Grandma and Grandpa B. S. Warner f... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:09:09 EST Time is not on my side? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2615153 This has been a fall to remember, never in my 52 years of farming have I been so late with the harvest. Most of the country was in the same shape. The year starts out two weeks delay in planting because of too much rain then followed with much less heat units for the summer meaning not hot enough, Al, how do you explain that. Oh that's right, we discovered from all those hacked emails they were cooking the scientific? evidence. Any farmer could have told them the weather has not been trending... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 21:12:43 EST The Thanksgiving Blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2589927 I couldn't let this day go by without taking notice of all the blessings bestowed upon myself and family. Each year older reminds me of how grateful one should be. I lived across from a neighbor for over 20 years who always said "if it's not your wife or your life, don't worry about it". Are there some things I wish were different, you bet, can I change them right now or are out of my control? I try to concentrate on the positive, which are so many. Not in any particular order are Health for... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 09:52:17 EST A Bunch Of Old Faces! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2229549 For the last 30 years our little town and school has had an All Class Reunion every 5 years. We've had as many as 600 and this last weekend we had a few over 330. this is quite an endeavor to try to keep all the addresses up to date. They fly and drive from all parts of the USA.Started with a memorial service with scripture, poem, singing and reading names of those who have passed away the last 5 years, I didn't meet anyone who wanted to be on that list next time. We recognized the oldest Lad... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:49:01 EST Fathers Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2168538 Just thought I couldn't let this day go by without putting down some thoughts. I give thanks for our many Fathers who taught us the lessons of life. Life isn't always going to be a bed of roses, things are never so bad that they can't get worse, be prepared for the worst so you can handle whatever comes at you. man up, admit you are wrong, learn from it, mistakes are just that, don't you dare make the same mistake again. Work everyday like it's a the most fun you ever had, do it today, tomo... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:53:08 EST For Cub Fans Only. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2138803 What a great weekend, Our #3 S bought us tickets for the Cub game at Cincinnati on Sunday, left here Sat. morning and spent the night in Anderson Ind. where they live and left the next AM for the game. Got to spend the weekend with all their K's our GK's and #1 GK's wife of a year. It's important she gets to know me better to know what she's in for. Very nice clean ball park, noticed the ushers wipe seats down before seating fans. All workers at the park were very friendly even though we were... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:32:29 EST Always check the Chuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2057961 Had good luck yesterday and finished planting corn, for those of you not familiar with farming, It's all about timing. There's a time to plant and a time to harvest, and you better not miss it. Your income depends on it. We have been getting about one day a week to "getter done". Feel real fortunate, not everyone was so lucky. <BR> Had my 4 implants put in, and no I'm not making my "hips" bigger last Thursday, started at 8:30 and got out of the chair at 11:15. Had bone implant and sinus lif... Wed, 13 May 2009 08:16:49 EST Flipper For Sale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2018029 For those of you following my escapades with the tooth ferry this winter know I had several teeth pulled for numerous reasons, like root cracked crowns needing to be replaced because of chips off and lets face it , just OLD AGE. I'm outliving my teeth. Since having them pulled early winter had what is refereed to as a "flipper"made to get me by until getting permanent false teeth for the 4 front uppers. They had to be glued in every day and taken out at night when sleeping. I suspect this nig... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:29:26 EST Flipper For Sale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2018028 For those of you following my escapades with the tooth ferry this winter know I had several teeth pulled for numerous reasons, like root cracked crowns needing to be replaced because of chips off and lets face it , just OLD AGE. I'm outliving my teeth. Since having them pulled early winter had what is refereed to as a "flipper"made to get me by until getting permanent false teeth for the 4 front uppers. They had to be glued in every day and taken out at night when sleeping. I suspect this nig... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:28:52 EST Life is just too funny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1967522 At the risk of being stone walled for life here goes. <BR> GLBH and I made a quick trip to neighboring town Sat."Dixon" to get some needed things for the big weekend. Went to Wally World, bank and then home about noon. Ate an early lunch then I was off the the shed at the other farm to work. Came home for Dinner about 6 and GLBH greets me with " do you know what I did today" I answer now what, I wore two different shoes to town this morning, and you didn't notice either, I guess I'm going ... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:20:28 EST The Many Joys Of Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1941968 Have been patiently? waiting for spring to arrive so I can do my " full time job" farm. My guess is we won't have any spring and go right into summer like last year. Calling for lite snow tomorrow. <BR> Helped my N unload a 20 ft. trailer full of furniture into our MIL's old house which I had helped paint a couple weeks ago, yesterday. Sure glad I've lost all the weight and am able to do "heavy lifting" again. <BR> Made a quick trip to neighboring town for grocery's and had a fundraiser... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 09:08:48 EST Serious time, the cost of food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1901877 I know everyone in these tough times are concerned about the price we pay for different products. Thought some of you might be interested in what my local Ill. Farm Bureau does once a year. They put on a breakfast for anyone who wants to come for the exact cost the average farmer receives as income. <BR> 8 oz. glass of orange juice $0 .05 <BR> 8 oz. glass of Milk $0.10 <BR> pancakes [two] $0.04 <BR> Syrup [one oz. serving] $0.03 <BR> Sausage Patties... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:02:59 EST Keep your eye on your rear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1890277 Haven't bogged for awhile so have some thoughts piling up. <BR> Been real busy this winter just doing "things", running to Dr's getting some teeth pulled , there wearing out, that's what happens when you live so long, and painting at my N house that he and his family will be moving into this month, wanted to do all the painting before removing old rugs to expose the beautiful hardwood floors. <BR> Always have trouble with wild animals in my machine shed where I live, no cement just grav... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:06:21 EST I've got a nice good looking GD just for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1594520 It sure has been a busy fall for this Ole Duffer. For those of you not familiar with the life of a farmer you wouldn't understand. We are so dependent on the weather and God's hand when trying to keep the food on our tables. This growing season was too cool so crops didn't mature before the cold came. I finally finished with harvest and tillage just in time to go to our #1 S and family in NC, for Thanksgiving. It is a 900 mile trip, take two days out, hate to cross the mountains in the dark, ... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:30:12 EST Who's Hiney? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1445941 As I lay in bed and couldn't sleep last night I thought of all the blessings the Lord has bestowed on me and the thoughts ranged to my GLBH's 1st cousins 60th. wedding anniversary open house this afternoon. Thats quite an accomplishment in this day. Went to our favorite large Hallmark store and found we had the choice of one card. I think that tells you something about the times we live in. I wanted to buy them two 30 years cards but GLBH said she was not going to spend $8.00 on cards. I fou... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:58:32 EST Never make a deal with a Slickey GD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1363808 Where has the summer gone, ample rain and lawn always needs mowing. GLBH likes the new 62" GrassHopper we bought, cuts down on the time she has to spend sitting in the saddle. <BR> Started walking my fence lines with my 3 gal. back pack sprayer on my back, use 24-D to get late emerging weeds like Giant RagWeed and Velvet or Button weed, and yes the GRW is as bad as the name implies. Can reach heights of over 10' and produce more than 1000 seeds per plant. Very good exercise, walked over 3 ... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:09:41 EST Guess the neighbor not having electricty affects our eating habits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1270115 Been busy these past two weeks trying to get my Nitrogen on corn before it gets too tall. Would only get about half a crop without it.Too much rain at the wrong time. I promise not to complain after seeing many acres under water on our way to our #5GK high school graduation in Indiana last weekend. Had a bad storm Friday night, one neighbor lost a wall of his machine shed, roof stayed intact, good thing his machinery was not damaged including a brand new never used $250.000 + combine. Another... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 16:19:49 EST What's this in my oatmeal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1241446 Looks like I had a very good week. Weight stayed the same, 1 Lbs. under goal. Oh well I'll get back to goal when I can eat on both sides of my mouth because of the lost crown, I will get it fixed next week. Had more rain, had a total of 4.3 " in May, lucky to have everything planted. The heat units are finally starting to come. <BR> GLBH handed me what I thought was the can of cinnamon proceeded to dump some on my oatmeal, noticed it was black, what's this, why it's pepper. I tasted it and... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 08:37:59 EST The Home Of The Brave! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1228102 Finished drilling neighbors beans, sprayed all corn 1st. time and planted more sweetcorn and put out tomato plants this week and weight stayed the same. All this seems pale compared to the sacrifice our Brave Men and Women have and are doing for our Great Country's safety. Let us remember them daily in our prayers. See you in church? Skeeter Sun, 25 May 2008 08:56:16 EST Life is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1214252 Been a good week finished drilling my beans last night. The sun is shinning, even though it's cold. The bad news I lost a crown this week, will have to get a new one. Dr. said it would cost around $1000, I told him no big deal I'll just put the old one under my pillow and the money will be there. <BR> More good news, after feeding at the trough last weekend actually lost 1 lbs. in the two weeks. You newbies, there's a lesson in that. You can overindulge on occasion's but get right back on ... Sun, 18 May 2008 08:23:29 EST The Hot Pink Dress, Never Too Old To get Hit On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1208548 Will try for the 3rd. time. <BR> Finally have some time to write about our 1st/GS weekend wedding.It was just great, very beautiful, outdoors, Lord was smiling down on us weather wise, day before was cold and overcast, day afterwindy,cold and much rain. Bride was soo beautiful, glad to have her in our"strange" Warner family. For some of you who remember the Studebaker car and wagon maker it was held at what was his home. Completed in 1889 at a cost of $250.000, now that was real money back... Wed, 14 May 2008 22:44:32 EST Our Special Women In Our Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1201548 This will be short, had a very busy weekend. <BR> Happy Mothers Day! <BR> As I was attending our 1st. GS 's wedding yesterday I could not help but be reminded of what an important part Mothers play in their development. God Bless each and every one of you Women out there. Skeeter Sun, 11 May 2008 19:21:31 EST Dancing with the Ole Duffers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1184656 Has been quite a week, light showers about every other day, makes the corn planting a real challenge. Did get one farm done, the smallest, 65 acres, but that's a start. It's my driest farm, have it tilled every 100 feet. Tried to start early this morning but more rain. Oh well the joy's of being a farmer. <BR> We will be going to our 1st.GS wedding Fri. an Sat. in Ind. sure hope I have the corn planted if not , were gone. <BR> We went to the Elks dance the other night. Sure nice to go ... Sat, 3 May 2008 19:39:04 EST Never too old for a date night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1168553 GLBH and I discussed at noon what to have for dinner. Always like to eat leftovers so as not to go "bad" I suggested hot dogs that I remembered grilling this week. I went to the east farm to work in the machine shed during another rainy , windy and gloomy day, in fact the whole week has been this way delaying our corn planting days. I thought we needed a "pick us upper' How about asking the GLBH for a date tonight? It was worth a try, although sometimes my last minute ideas fall like a ton on... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:24:42 EST Uneventful week, not worth reading! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1154781 Some days, weeks and even months seem the same, that describes this past week. rained some, wind blows your hair piece off, but not dry enough to get in the fields. Did do the garden and GLBH put in onions and radishes. Worked on yard bringing in dirt from field to fill in bad spots. Made a management decision to to hire Tru Green to treat our lawn this summer. In the 50 years our lawn never looked this bad, GRUBS. If you never take any of advice seriously please do now. Treat your lawn for... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 12:12:22 EST Ah Schucks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1138836 You know your living in the mid west when you can go from snow one morning to bright sun the next. Course it's still 31 this A. M. but this bright sun will worm us up somewhat. <BR> Ah Shucks is a technical farm term, used when things have not gone as planned. It comes from when we used to have ear corn storage on the farm. It is the outer part of an ear of corn. Big corn sheller on a truck frame would come to your farm and you would have to feed ears of corn into the sheller to shell the c... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 08:32:54 EST What, a male stripper? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1123339 Wow what an exciting week. Started the week by being reminded how it was to be, let's say "over weight". Had to drive my old cab-less tractor over 8 miles in freezing weather. I put on all kinds of layered clothes, topped off with a snowmobile suit and helmet. As I walked past doorways bumped the sides and when walking, more like a waddle, to trying to pull myself up onto the narrow opening on the tractor. All that was missing was the two thirty lbs. bags of bird seed on my shoulders, try tha... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:34:42 EST I just don't look good in a Pastel dress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1106440 A very important event is going to take place in a couple of months, our first GS is going to get married. Now this is a big deal, it takes much planning and of course new clothes. We started this process some time ago, went to the big stores like Bergners etc. at least they had chairs to sit on, to finally a "dress shop only" store with no chairs. Kept trying on one after another until I finally told DW to narrow the field down some then call me, I went to find a place to sit. No chairs at a... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 11:42:48 EST Bad week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1091306 Some weeks are better than others, this was not one of them, too many deaths. A former classmate of ours Mother died, my last Aunt died and Jesus died on the cross. The good news is my Aunt put her faith in Jesus and Jesus arose to save us all from our sins. <BR> Spring has to come soon my DW saw the first robin of the year and the snow birds are planning their return trip home. <BR> Now back to the funeral, I have instructed all who will listen NOT, I repeat, NOT to let anyone get up... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 10:20:26 EST Be careful buying a women's purse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1077931 What a great week, sure glad I finally had that discussion with the weather goddes. Worked out in the yard cleaning up the mess of limbs the ice storm left us with. There was snow banks in them all winter. Had the 4 and 6 year old GK helping, they sure can pick up a lot of sticks and small branches. <BR> Even had time to go shopping with the wife for a new purse for Easter. She laid the trap for me. She says so sweetly,honey which one of these do you like the best? So this one is bigger th... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 11:19:12 EST Dirt Dog Honest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1063157 Can I get real personal with you and "dirt dog honest'? I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED OF THIS WINTER WEATHER! SNOW STOP! There that's done I feel better already. Now for the good news, I woke up again this morning with my wife beside me, that's always a good sign, Did not over sleep with the time change. We made it to church and the door was open, all good signs. Am going to GS 4th. [ my bad I had the old 3], birthday party this afternoon. Sure glad the family moved here fr... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:53:35 EST March 2nd. No hope of pitching in the majors now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1047851 This past week started off bad. On Mon. AM my BH was on her way to the Chiropractor for he 3 week appointment and slipped on our sidewalk and fell on her shoulder, nothing , thank goodness was broken, but a lot of pain, of course having trouble doing the necessary things one does with you right arm. If any luck she will make this last all summer. <BR> I should have wrote this in the middle of the night doing what old men do at that hour when I had some real funny ideas. <BR> Great two... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 11:40:56 EST