Friday, February 26, 2016

SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO SHAKE MY HEAD AT MYSELF

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WE WANDERED OURSELVES AROUND ON THE FLAT DESERT FLOOR FOR AWHILE THIS MORNING

Sunny warm Arizona days are once again upon us & with that Pheebs & I headed out for a short Jeep ride across the flat desert floor south of the Weaver Mountains just off the Stanton Road.  Wandered ourselves around in amongst the Creosote shrubs & Mesquites.  Saw some cows, a watering hole, & a couple Cowboy corrals with some old dried up water drilling equipment.

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Had it in mind to zip up the big hill to Yarnell & snag some Cinnamon donuts for Kelly at the Cornerstone bakery but when we got the there the bakery was closed.  Awwww nuts there went my brownie points for the day.  Headed on back home donutless:((DSC_0011

WEAVER MOUNTAINS DEAD AHEAD

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With our pending house sale I haven’t been inspired to do much around the property this last little while.  Ever since making our final decision a few weeks ago my mind has shifted gears & focused on other things.  As sad as it will be to leave next month we are both anxious to turn the page & get on with the next phase of our lives.

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In the first 5 years of our Snow Bird travels here in the Southwest when it came to about this time of year or later in March I never wanted to go home.  I remember driving along many times back then thinking to myself how can we stay here in the west longer or even all the time.  In the past 5 years & especially the last 3 or so about this time around the end of February my mind begins looking homeward.  Even now I’m almost anxious to load up the rig & get the big wheels rolling on down the road.  Weather wise it’s way to early of course but the feeling is in me just the same.  I am so much looking forward to doing something different next winter.  Our house came along at just the right time 4 years ago & our decision to sell the house has come along just at the right time for us now as well.

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I sure have been shaking my head at myself this past while.  For a fellow like me who has no interest in politics whatsoever & never has I have found myself as of late glued to the television.  Been watching the debates, some of the town halls, & there I am with my face in the television every time the votes come pouring in.  Who’s winning, who’s losing & why.  Here I am counting down the days to ‘Super Tuesday’.  ‘WHAT’!!!!  This is so much unlike me that I have to give myself a pinch every time to see if it’s really me watching & listening to all this political stuff.  Not long ago I would have called this ‘time wasted’ & yet here I am taking it all in.  I suppose it’s a good example of how even I have been drawn in by this latest political spectacle going on here in this country.  Our American winter home if you will. The nightly noise, the blathering bluster, the seething suspense, the verbal violence, nasty name calling, backyard bullying, enormous exaggerations, bombastic ballooning, fraudulent falsehoods, hot air hemorrhaging, elongated egos, schoolyard silliness, & big headed stuffiness.  I heard it said once there’s nothing like politics to bring out the worst in some people & by golly I’m inclined to agree with that.  And that’s not restricted to just the politicians either!!  Happens in Canada as well only not to the wild degree of drama & theatrics which it plays out here south of the border.  This latest live reality TV show has just about everything a whole lotta people just seem to go ga-ga goo-goo over & I’m afraid I am coming down with a bit of that goo & ga myself.  It’s no wonder I’ve been walking around shaking my head lately.  If I’m not careful I think I may have to seek out some therapy to break me free from all the TV’s talking heads & maybe even start me a 12 step program & call it PA.  ‘Politics Anonymous’.  

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HOW NICE TO BE OUT IN THE QUIET PEACEFULNESS OF THE SONORAN DESERT THIS MORNING

GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two politicians had locked themselves out of their car, and unfortunately some important papers they needed for a meeting were inside. "Let's use a coat hanger to pull up the lock," suggested the first.  "Oh, no," argued the second. "Someone might see us and think we were trying to break in."  "Ok lets use my pocketknife to cut away the rubber around the window and stick our fingers through to pull up the lock."  "No, no! People would think we're too stupid to know how to use a coat hanger to open cars."  "Well, we'd better do something fast. The top's down and it's starting to rain."

7 comments:

  1. I think there are a lot of people shaking their heads these days at American politics!

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  2. Hmm you know it don't rush home, still not nice here, brrrr...
    We actually watch less tv than we ever did.

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  3. You guys win and lose those brownie points so fast--I wouldn't worry! :)))

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing your blog posts once you two two get back on the road. All things in their own good time, good timing when you bought, and good timing now that you are selling. As far as American politics are concerned, we only watch Netflix so we don't have to see the ads and I read the news, don't watch it on TV. :-)

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  5. Even I have started watching the political happenings recently. It's kinda like seeing a wreck and you can't help but look.

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  6. What's it say when American politics is the most entertaining show on TV. Sure glad I don't own one. Nice weather makes for itchy feet. Not home a week and I'm ready to go again.

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