Living and loving life on the path least traveled…..

Dear Diary Page 36
Hello Diary,
Thought I would pop in so you would know that I am still around, very busy on the path least traveled…but believe the outdoors is mostly ready for winter.. 😀 now will be getting ready for the holidays and surgery…

Had a brief scare yesterday, I pulled up to the stop sign at the intersection, a state trooper came to the intersection opposite me and we both were turning in the same direction, and for some reason I started to wonder if the state had sent me a sticker application for the plates… didn’t recall getting any and my sticker expires 10-31-2015, never did get a form… he was some distance away so I turned off onto a country road to let him go one, got out to look and, horrors, I was driving on expired plates!!!… fortunately I went to a local bank, which happen to be open that early in the morning, in a neighboring town and got a new sticker..

Anyway, decided to do a bit of cooking before getting on with the day, Bree decided to sleep in, just cannot get good help these days… 😀

bree sleeping in

Had some hamburger that needed cooking so made some homemade veggie soup, will put in individual servings and freeze..

veggie soup

The grocery had some thick steak marked down, needed to be cooked or froze so purchased a package and cut into beef tips and broiled in the toaster oven, will have some this weekend with buttered noodles, mashed potatoes and broccoli…

beef tips

Also started a pork roast and will slow cook the weekend for pulled pork, was going to cook in BBQ sauce but decided to have it on the side..

pork roast

After getting all that done started preparing for putting up decorations.. will have them up early, inside none outside this year, and most done before surgery and then on Thanksgiving morning, will turn on the lights as usual…

getting ready for tree

Met a individual I knew in the store the other morning, a staunch N.R.A. member and the conversation subject matter ended up about guns… as I was leaving he started to make a “ridiculing” type remark when I promptly said “my guns ( I don’t have any) won’t get anyone’s child killed and neither will my vote”… that was the end of the conversation… 😀

Well, better close and mosey on down the path least traveled with eyes to the horizon.. Will leave some words by President Obama in closing and return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

A Invitation..
I received a invitation one day
Oh, not your regular kind,
The words not spoken or written
But were in the heart and mind.

To share a love and happiness
A love, that is precious and true,
A happiness that is eternal
That only lovers and dreamers knew.

The invite did not come the regular way
No cards, no letters, no phone.. you see,
It just appeared one day
In the depths, the spirit and heart of me.

The invite came from an unknown
A unknown too great for me to behold,
But it was to be a precious beginning,
Of a story, one day to be told.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller 2-4-2001)

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