I made kind of a dumb New Year’s resolution for 2021. It had three parts A) Walk at least 10,000 steps every day of the year B) Walk over 5 million steps in 2021 and C) Walk 50 miles in one day during 2021. This resolution didn’t leave any flexibility and some days I walked [...]
One of my granddaughters spent the night with a friend up the hill where we used to live. It snowed overnight, so we used our 4 wheel drive to go pick her up. Decided to also take the short drive to Paradise Lake and check it out. My youngest daughter and her two daughters. Yes, [...]
If you ever feel like the only horse in the pasture, it might not be 'just your imagination.' One nice thing that I've discovered about growing older is that it can get easier to be yourself and not worrying about the herd's opinion. Happy New Year! Giddy-Up!!!
Thinking to myself, when did I ever stop where the pavement ended? So I followed up yesterday’s trip by driving beyond where I stopped yesterday. It was worth it.
Took a short drive to the west of us, about 20 minutes from the house, to see if the local lake was beginning to fill up. Black Butte Lake is where we get our water to irrigate the pasture. The lake is getting full! It was nearly empty this fall. We only received one third [...]
I wrote this several years ago on a Christmas Eve and then just recorded it on my IPhone. The simplicity of it is what I like best. https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/on-this-christmas-night
When I was a child, I loved looking at the lights on the Christmas tree. I would lie on the couch in the living room and dream of things to be. Now, as an old man, I slump in a chair in the living room and dream of things to be.
A family tradition. They are really healthy for you too!
“Grandpa.” The old man didn’t respond. “Grandpa!” Still staring down at the cup on his lap, he was silent. Finally, she couldn’t take his rejection any longer. This time she shook his shoulder while saying much louder, “Grandpa!” “I heard you the first time, child.” “Well, it is rude to ignore someone, Grandpa.” “Not always. [...]