Ich Bin Ein Cowboy and Other Weirdness

I just finished watching Black Eagle of Sante Fe. Okay, I had heard of spaghetti Westerns but I hadn’t given the idea much thought – not enough to have considered a German made Western. The Western is a weird genre, if you think about it. No other genre is about a specific period and geographical region….

Still Here

Old age evidently means long recovery time from doing nothing. Weird. But I am starting to feel better – and get more done. Obviously, keeping up with my blogging not the first on that list… sigh… There’s a weird kind of feeling, finally having a dependable income again. Kind of like it’s not real, kind…

Happy and Joyous New Year, Y’all!

However you celebrate, or reflect, may you all have a wonderfully joyous and happy New Year! Me and the kitties are cuddling up with a warm DVD and some sparkling cider – the pups are cuddling up with a warm kennel inside the shop – who ordered ‘cold’, anyway? We did winter just before Christmas…

Hallelujah!!!

I got two official letters in the mail Saturday. The first from the Alabama Department of Labor informed me that my unemployment benefits had ended. The second from the Social Security Administration informed me that my disability benefits began effective December 2017. I have an income again!!!!! God is SOOOOOOO good! Yeah, there’s more stuff…

Tentative Hallelujah

I haven’t received any formal notice but this morning I got an unexpected deposit from the SSA – I’m hoping this means I received my disability.   Okay, three posts in one day is enough… Later!  

Dear God…

Dear God, Cold? Seriously, why? -Me   Dear God, It’s just a lot of extra work, You know? Plus, it’s cold and, well, hard. -Me   Dear God, I suppose everyone will expect it so, mosquitoes? -Me   Dear God, Please don’t say the cold is to control the mosquitoes. -Me   Dear God, Am…

New Year’s Peas and Rice

This stuff is RICH so don’t skimp on the rice! New Year’s Peas and Rice Ham bone and pot liquor from Cola Ham 1 pound dried Black Eyed Peas 3 cups cooked white rice Clean peas (stick ’em in a bowl and pull out any that are bad). In slow cooker, add peas to the…

Slow Cooker Cola Ham

It doesn’t get easier than this! While this is done in a slow cooker, you can use the same recipe for larger hams in the oven. Slow Cooker Cola Ham 1 precooked ham shank 1 12 oz can of regular cola Open ham, rinse and place in slow cooker. Pour cola into cooker. Set on…

Jingle All the Way!

Y.yeah, I watched the movie last week. Yeah, running out of title ideas before Christmas. Yeah, probably ought to skip this post but no, don’t have enough sense to do so. It wasn’t snowing. It was warm enough for guys to sleep outside in the fields. The guys from the East Side didn’t show up…

Four Calling Birds!

Four days and counting. People who have known since this time last year that they would need gifts for this year’s Christmas are crowding stores shopping for whatever they think that special someone won’t realize is a last minute desperation gift. Hint, guys, now is a very, very bad time to try and save money….

Little Blue Wagon

So, for the last week or so, I’ve been looking for a collapsible wagon. Struck out at Tractor Supply and Marvins then couldn’t find a convertible hand truck at Wal-mart – I really, really need something to get Heavy Thing A to Place It’s Supposed to Be B. I used to be able to lift…