190 Days Later in Life



190 days ago was January 21. I apparently was not able to make a prompt. I do not believe I was doing prompts yet so there was not prediction. Maybe I just did not do so. It is what it is. A lot has changed since that time and I would not of every been able to predict what my life is now. It has certainly changed for a few years ago and very different from January.

It is raining today. A nice rain without a lot of wind. I would not have been able to predict the rain and the cool temperature, so unusual for this time of year to be 63 F.  Time to dig out the sweatshirt.

I also found out a tree I planted many years ago from a tiny little twig like size is a pear tree and has pears this year. I do not remember ordering that pear tree so I am not sure if it was a mix up when I ordered native trees or I just do not remember ordering it with the mixed order of native trees. It is a happy surprise. All is good since I am sure we will enjoy the pears in the future.

Seeds are beginning to be ready and I have already began collection some to be ready for next year and to put seeds on the Seed Savers website. So far I have collected Black Seed Simpson lettuce, different peas and Black-eyed Susan flower seeds.

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Today is the greatest


Unexpected Blessings


Desolate Drives

Alamogordo - Beehive burner 4

Beehive Burner

We made another 15 hours drive to El Paso and back. Both ways were very long. Going to El Paso two lug nuts sheared off so we were on the side of the road for around two hours in the desert. It made one wonder were the highway patrol cars were in such desolate areas. There is very little between Alamogordo, NM  and Santa Rosa. Most of the small towns between are mostly boarded up.which makes Western Kansas seem very populated in comparison. 

After that long drive I am usually very tried and just want to sleep since even if I am not driving I find it very difficult to get any sleep. When I arrive at my destination I usually force myself to stay awake until the evening and go to sleep a little early to hopefully be less tired the next day. 

Antique Store

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!




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Sudden downpours do not happen much in this area. You mostly know when it is going to rain. If I did happen to get into this situation I would have a likely have a short conversation with this owner and then have a look around. Most of the “antiques” in the stores around here are junk but sometimes you can find some diamonds in the rough.  The go to estate sales to get stuff when a house is torn down. You you will find old windows, molding and sometimes stained glass. I am always on the look out for Delft ceramics and would especially like to find a tulip holder and good quality Delft  ceramics so in could spend some time looking around.It does usually rain and then go away in 10 minutes like in Europe so I would have to make a mad dash to the car or another store when I was done.



Peaches and Cream, Where are My Dreams?

IMG_1213I remember at a young age as a tween or preteen that adulthood was such a farce. It was a goal I did not want no part of. It happened and I ended up joining the rat race. 

Yep, I had dreams. I wanted to be a veterinarian and then a Forest Ranger. I loved animals and the out doors. I was took the ticket to a good life was college by teachers. At home I was told the ticket to a good life was to find a rich male to marry. That nauseated me. 

I did get married and then continued on the my life. When I granulated from High School the US economy was stagnate freom the 1973-1975 recession.

The United States withdrew from the Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War and our economy had new workers adding more depressing job opportunities. So I took what I could. First I had an interesting job with the CCC but after spending time them I went for one low paying crummy job to another. I had to finish college. It was my ticket out of this or so I was told.

I struggled with college and finally got through it taking many of the same classes because we moved and I started at new colleges. They, of course, wanted their cut of the money so I had to take so many credits. I am not sure what it ended costing me to to get that degree and I am sure I really do not want to know. I did not end up with a huge loan to pay off like so many students do now. I am so thankful for that.

Funny or not so funny but the degree never did me any good. I ended up completing a degree that by the time I finished was obsolete and had been absorbed by different degrees from the social science to nursing fields. I considered going to Grad school but I heard of too many people taking the route only to own loans and few job prospects. 

I still think college can be a good idea. A two year degree can give you the most bang for the buck. Some degrees are worth going for but their are many you should stay clear of. It flusters me with I hear from some students who got advanced science degrees becasue they were told it was a field where they need people. People were not going into to the field. or so the expects said, only to graduate to no job possibles and are flipping burgers. 

I do not know what the answer is but they must be a better way. Maybe people should be able to work while going to school so they get training from the career and a degree.

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Clouds in the Sky



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The Life Story

I have not flown or used other public transportation very much. They few times I have traveled I have had a person a couple or times sit next to me who seems to spill out their life story. I tend to bring a book and other forms of entertainment but I will stop what I am doing to listen. Some people dislike when this happens but I find it as a learning experience. From a very young age, we are repeatedly told not to talk to strangers.so a lot of us are still scared of talking.  There are bad people and sociopaths out there but most people are decent and I feel you are missing out of a good story and maybe a possible friendship.

Some places like when I was on the subway from outside of Washington, D.C. people tend to be to themselves. Their is very little communication. Airports I noticed is when you get the real talkers. Sometimes they are not even talking to me but they sit by someone else and start sparing their soul. One wonders why people do this. I have come to the conclusion that some people just like to talk and it they spill their guts to you they will highly likely never see you again and since you do not know them they have little fear. Some people are just more social and like to small talk. I enjoy them all.


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