Archive | November 2016

Cupcakes, songs, and agility sheep

I feel a little tense?  Does anyone else feel it? It’s sort of normal for Rollo and I to get tired and stressed at this time of the year as the paving season comes to an end.  We call it November. Borrowing from Merle Haggard’s “If we make it through December”

If we make it through November, everything’s going to be alright I know.

It’s the longest month of paving and I shiver when I see those dump trucks roll.

and roll. and roll and roll.

But this year seems worse.  I can’t think of a reason why….Can you?   Hmmm.  curious.

Anyway.  I think we need cupcakes.  All of us. Obviously I can’t get them to ALL of you, but I’m going to start with a few people.  Like throwing that ONE starfish back in the sea.  Start where you’re at – do what you can.  Here is your virtual brown sugar cupcake.  Buttercream frosting glazed with Rebel Queen honey and sprinked with sea salt.  Feel better?


I thought we needed music too.  “What The World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love” was a possible choice.  Think we might need more than love though.

How about the New Seekers? I can’t teach anybody to sing, but I love their outfits.  Click to hear them.  Plus they mention honey bees, so why not.


I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

And a laugh.  I said recently I would never have goats – because they are “naughty”.  They get out of fences and stuff.  But this happened her this morning. Looks like they were practicing all night, but I don’t think they are going to make it as agility sheep.


One. More. Week.

Tired of politics?  Me too.  I tried posting a photo a day on Facebook to blot all the campaign stuff out – cats and dogs and flowers and stuff.   It didn’t really work.  I can’t unsee some of this stuff.

This is the nastiest election ever, we hear.  But, is it really that different from past elections?  Some of the horrible things the candidates are doing and saying…well, they HAVE happened before.

I have no T.V. but every time I turn on the radio someone is YELLING. Wasn’t there a candidate that once “lost the presidency” for screaming?  There was.  I looked it up. There’s a T.V. show called “How to Lose the Presidency?” Maybe I need a T.V. after all.  I watched some episodes on

Here’s that losing scream.


Then there’s Al Gore kissing HIS OWN WIFE. One can only assume she was consenting.


Can you believe there was once an actual sitting president that was a hater?


Nothing else to say.  Godspeed to all of you as we journey through the next week.