A RAINBOW OF STONES
Today has basically been a repeat performance of Friday except I think the humidity is even heavier today. Had a list of things I hoped to accomplish this morning & got off to an OK start but it didn't take long for me to run into the usual long list of snags. At one point I had to drive over to Jeepster Pete's place & get him to show me how to totally remove the Jeep's soft top. Decided this morning I absolutely do not have the patience to continually fight with that stretching, pulling, & grunting soft top roof getting it up or down. Kelly & I are going to try lifting the hard top roof back on the Jeep in the morning. The hard top is just sooooo much more practical & AL friendly.
SHOVELED A WHOLE WHEELBARROW LOAD OF MUD & PINE NEEDLES OUT FROM UNDER THE TRAILER'S SUB FLOOR
By the time I got to the computer Friday night my interest & enthusiasm for writing the blog was about zero. Maybe it was the humidity, maybe it's the doldrums of summer, or maybe it was just the other 146 things I had on my mind. I think it may have been the first time since I started blogging in the fall of 07 that I didn't feel up to the day's blog challenge. Instead, I just wrote a couple of short paragraphs, pushed myself away from the computer, rounded up Max & Checkers & took the guys for a ride in the Jeep with the top down. It's been a long time since I have done something different after supper & the guys loved it. With the wind blowing their fur backwards we buzzed around a few country roads with their favorite Rin Tin Tin CD blaring in the player. It was nice to see how much they enjoyed riding in the open air Jeep & boppin to the tunes. Later last night around 10 I slipped out into the 80F air for another a drive by myself. Can't even remember the last time I sat behind a steering wheel & was able to look up & see the moon & stars. It felt great just to be doing something different for a change & it was a beautiful night for a drive. I have always loved being outside at night & it seems these last couple of years I have hardly been out at all. My astronomy interests have slipped & I now find myself having trouble remembering a once very familiar night sky.
We are creatures of habit & sometimes those habits need to be shaken up or life can become very humdrum & mundane leading to a debilitating case of.......Ho-Hum!! I am a believer in the saying, 'a change is as good as a rest.' Desire for change is the driving force behind RVing's hitch itch fever. I have always been at my best when the winds of change are blowing. When the mind is alive with thought. When the mind is alive with planning & when the mind is alive with excitement.
AWWWWW NUTS!!!! I SURE MESSED UP ON THE COLOR FOR THIS WOODEN BOX THAT WILL GO IN THE BACK OF THE JEEP. WANTED IT TO MATCH THE JEEP BUT I AM NO WHERE EVEN CLOSE. NOW THE TRAILER SIDES WILL HAVE TO BE THIS COLOR TOO CAUSE I GOT A WHOLE GALLON OF THIS PECAN PIE COLOR:((
There has been a fair bit of talk in the blogs lately about 'comments.' Sometimes a blogger will see an upswing in comments & then the comments may fade again. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for the most part. Carefully written & entertaining posts can garner few comments while hastily thrown together one's are sometimes very popular. However, I do think if a blogger takes the time to consistently leave comments on a lot of other people's blogs he/she of course will see a marked upswing in visitor's comments to their own site. That is a perfectly fine & totally logical way to attract visitors to your site & I wished I had the friendly type caring personality to do that. Personally, I don't comment on every blog I read. That doesn't mean the blog I'm reading isn't interesting, informative, or entertaining. It could be all those three things in spades but for me to comment on Grands, food, basket weaving, quilting, cooking, horseshoe tournaments, family rebellions, fishing, sports, or somebody's tour of a stamp collection museum just isn't me & I can't do that. As I said, wished I could but it just isn't in my personality to do that. (well ok, sometimes I do) But, when I do leave a comment on somebody's blog I try not to make it a generic comment. Some days it's hard to pull a comment out of myself about anything but when reading blogs I look for something a little different & try to put my own personal & creative spin on it. Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous & sometimes helpful. I can't call a photo 'great' if I don't think it is. I can't tell you how wonderful your new hat looks if I don't feel that way about it. Maybe it's the coolest hat in the country but I can't fudge my opinion.
RED WINGED BLACK BIRD
I'm glad the 'comment' topic came up because it has been on my mind for a long time now & when I saw WANDERING WILLY express his thoughts a couple days ago about 'blog commenting' I knew I wasn't the only one with a differing opinion on the subject.
Now, one last thing about comments, just in case I haven't dug myself in deep enough yet..................I came across a comment in another's blogger's post Thursday that has me a bit puzzled. The comment left in a fellow blogger's comment box said, " We blog when it comes to us. It makes it more interesting. Freely flowing thoughts are so much more creative than sitting there trying to come up with something to write about." Ummmm, is this person saying they feel their blog is more interesting & creative than other bloggers simply because they don't write it every day therefore making it....... free flowing. This person says "their thoughts are so much more creative." "We blog when it comes to us because it makes it more interesting!!" Well, there is a lot I could say about this but I'm just not going to go there. Maybe I have missed the point somewhere or am not understanding correctly what this blogger is really saying. Or maybe it's just one of those mountain/molehill thingys. Or maybe it just doesn't matter!!
So now, let me blow myself out of my own water by telling you that the person who left the above comment on a friends blog happens to have well over 400 Followers. They have obviously hit upon a winning blog formula so what do I know & who am I to suggest they do or don't know what they are talking about.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Got a tongue twister for you tonight.......
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
And that's what made these three free fleas sneeze.
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.