Max usually has to go out twice in the night, once around midnight & again around 4 a.m. This morning was no exception. Sometimes I am able to go back to sleep after his second outing but often times it marks the beginning of my day. This is generally the time I read blogs but these past few days I just haven’t been able to get myself into any kind of reading mode so I snapped on the television.
CUTTING DOWN THE PREVIOUS SUMMER'S BAMBOO GRASS & BURNING UP PINE NEEDLES & BRANCHES
I was instantly transported back to my early days growing up in Tavistock Ontario. There on the television screen this morning was an old black & white episode of Flash Gordon still still doing battle with Ming & his Evil Empire. How many of us remember those old spaceships spitting fire & smoke, wobbling across our television screens as they magically took our impressionable young minds to soaring heights & places of dark mystery. Those memories are from a time long ago & a youthful imagination that still occasionally swirls briefly out from the mists of time for a few sweet moments to once again take center stage in a young boy's mind.
THESE EARLY SPRING FLOWERS ARE COLT'S FOOT
Rain hadn’t started yet this morning so busied myself with more yard puttering before heading off to Goderich around noon to stock up on wild birdseed & a few groceries. Dropped around to the license bureau to pick up my motorcycle sticker for another year but of course with it being Easter the license place was closed!! Oh well, no rush, not crazy about driving around in the rain anyway.
EXPERIMENTING WITH A LITTLE ROPE LIGHTING AROUND THE FROG POND
Noticed today we have a new Blog Follower, so we welcome HOUSE TRUCKIN'. Check out these younger folks as they ready themselves for life on the open road.
JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON YA DAD:))
Kelly brought my attention back to a blog this morning that I hadn’t read for awhile. This will be of particular interest to RV Full Timers & those who are contemplating the Full Time lifestyle. Good for you folks at the GYPSY G-MAS for expressing your honest feelings & having the courage to express some of your doubts & fears. It is posts like yours which give us all food for thought & a chance to stop & re-check our own plans, goals & dreams. And yes, I do agree about the reality of Seasonal Affective Disorder.” Got a bit of that myself this year with our cold, wet & cloudy Spring here in Southern Ontario.
I’m feeling a bit better today than I have been for the past 5 days or so but I know this is going to be a slow process for awhile. I can share one thing with you about those first few days after losing Checkers though. I have never cried about anything in my entire life as much as I cried before & after losing our deer sweet Checkers girl. Thanks again to everyone for keeping the Bayfield Bunch in your thoughts.
Kelly’s Mother in Spencerport New York underwent full blown knee surgery a week ago & is having difficulty with the recovery process. She is 87 years old & will be in need of help when she reluctantly has to leave the hospital later this week. Kelly heads to Spencerport Wednesday morning to help her Mother through the difficult transition period to home life again.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh:
His dizzy aunt ----------------------- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes---- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store ------ Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia --- U Gogh
His magician uncle --------- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin --------- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ---------- Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach ---------------Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle ----------- Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -----Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle --------------- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin ----------- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ------------------ Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew -------- Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco ----------Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in an RV --- Winnie Bay Gogh
I saw you smiling . . . .. There ya Gogh!
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