Monday, January 25, 2010

Wow..seems like forever!

It seems like it took me forever to get on here this morning. Our net service or blogspot one is having some problems!

Well as you can see I've survived my first week at the new job. The amount of information is overwhelming and I have suffered great gobs of brain overload for many days! WOW. You wouldnt' think that much information is needed or used to run a wrecker service, but WOWSA!

We had visitors this week and weekend. My sister came down for a mini-vacation..unfortunately I didn't get to see as much of her as I would have liked, I started the job the same week she came down, so my time was pretty limited. Then this weekend, my 2 step children came in for a 3 day visit. We had a good visit and now it's back to our regularly scheduled program.
The weather here has turned nasty, we had lots of high winds and rain last night (of course, we've had rain a lot this week too). BUT..and yes there is a least we are out of the 'teens' in temps! WOOHOO!!
Sure hope everyone out there in blogworld has a great week..I'm off to learn some more about the wrecker business!

P.S. Dispatch called me again on Friday, wanting me to come in to train. Guess what? I ain't goin'..turned em down. SORRY to late.

See ya next time......down on the farm!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Today's the day

After trying for a year to get on as a County Dispatcher for 911..and getting turned down once again.. (unsure of why..but doesn't matter) I'm going in today to fill out all the paperwork and take a tour of the NEW place I WILL be working. Yep yep..had two job offers on the table, one didn't come through, the second one was happy to hire me on. I'll officially start work it's just a meet and greet everyone day. Soooo I'm back in the work It's been a long time. :)

See ya next time......down on the farm!


Sunday, January 17, 2010 are not going to believe this

BUT..I made homemade Ravioli the other night ..homemade noodles and all and did NOT snap the first picture! (ohmygawd) can you believe that??

Someone shoot me!

However, plans are to make the FABULOUSLY good Ravioli again (very soon) and I PROMISE you, I will post pics and step by step instructions!


Monday, January 11, 2010

The Mayonnaise Jar

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee:

A professor stood before his philosophy class
And had some items in front of him.
When the class began,
Wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again
If the jar was full... They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand
And poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded
With an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced Two cups of coffee from under the table
And poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively
Filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, As the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life....
The golf balls are the important things - Family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost
And only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter Like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --
The small stuff..

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are
Important to you.


Pay attention to the things That are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time
To clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand
And inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled..
'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Is this a sign?

I have to tell you..for the last few weeks..I've felt like Mr. Rogers!!!

Now, come on..don't tell me you don't remember who Mr. Rogers is?? From Mr. Rogers Neighborhood?? The kiddy show.......puhlease! Put on your thinking cap and remember back with me, take a trip down memory lane.

Mr. Fred Rogers.."Won't you be my neighbor'?

Every show started with him walking into his house with one sweater on..changing his outside sweater to an inside sweater and switching his shoes from outside shoes to inside shoes. He ALWAYS wore a sweater!! Remember that??
By gawd..I'm always wearing an 'inside' sweater now a days..I feel like I should be singing "Won't you be my neighbor!"

Is this a sign of age? A sign of the times..or just a sign that it's damned cold?!!!!

*Don't forget to check out the new 'fail' at the bottom of the page!
See ya next time......down on the farm!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Living in the south's the south, and it's winter. Now some may think we don't get cold weather, but I'm here to tell you differently.

South Carolina, even the lower tip where we live surely does get cold and it's a cold that goes to the bone! (trust me!)'s like this. Our humidity level is much higher here than in the northern climes of the US. Soooo when it gets cold, it's a damp/wet cold. THAT kind of cold, ladies and gents, is NOT a pretty one. Sticks with you like thick grits, ya know?

Our coldest months are Jan & Feb and last few days the temps have been in the 20's (low 20's at that!)
With temps that low comes the winterizing work. The chicken coop vents will have to be covered over with plastic. Any pipes above ground have to be insulated (specially at the well house!) The cars have to be 'winterized' and a few more odd and end winter jobs.

You know what's bad about all this. We only need this stuff for two months. It seems as soon as we get it all finished, it's just about time to take it down!

The other thing that January and the new year brings ..we get to start seriously thinking about the garden! What to plant, when to plant, planting seeds in the house and all the good things that go with gardening. And yes, even the bad tilling the ground now so that the cold weather kills weed roots, then fertilizing and re-tilling ..only to be repeated in a few weeks.

I know..we just had Christmas and the New Year, but here in the south..cold though it may be we have GARDENS on our minds!!
See ya next time......down on the farm!


New Years Resolutions

Do you make them? Better yet, do you keep them??

I've never been much on New Years Resolutions..instead, let's call them declarations! are a 10 of my declarations for the year 2010..(sounds cool doesn't it?)

Just more, no less..keep it simple I always say.

1. I promise to keep Christmas all year long (read: working on xmas decorations/gifts/crafts at least ONCE every month and keeping the Christmas spirit while I do it.)

2. I will find a proper recipe for pizza dough and teach myself to toss the dough like those old Italian pizza makers!

3. To spend as much time as I can with my family. (Cuz I know there will come a day when there will be 'no more time')

4. To perfect a good biscuit

5. Make the ultimate "honey do" list for someone else!! (meaning: THE HUBS)

6. To pay it forward as much and as often as I can.

7. To put my best foot forward in EVERY situation I find myself in..either good or bad.

8. To not look upon the drudgery of 'work' as such, but instead as an opportunity to say to myself "SELF: Be Thankful you have the ability (both physical and mental) to do the daily drudge"
8A. Along with this, to take each 'job' as an opportunity to reevaluate what's important to me.

9. To do something I ENJOY and LOVE..once a month.

10. To read more.

Simple huh?? come on..fess up..what's yours??

See ya soon..

Friday, January 1, 2010

Here's wishing you...........

A Happy, Peaceful, Enlightening, Joyous, Bountiful, New Year!!!

See ya next time......down on the farm!