“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )

Busy, busy, busy on the path least traveled…

I set here with my tea
And watch the leaves a fallin’
It’s becoming clear that one day
Jack Frost will come a callin’

Most of my bird friends have went south
In the southern warmth they’ll stay
But I’ll not shed a tear in sorrow
For they’ll be back again some day

All us creatures that are staying behind
To deal with the cold and snow
Are getting our house in order
And waiting for winter’s blow

The squirrels are gathering leaves and such
To insulate their winters nest
The possum is checking every nook and cranny
To find a place for his winters rest

The bee’s are picking up the pace
Gathering nectar with the morning sun
Storing winter food for the hive
Before their work on earth is done

A spider spinning it’s web of silk
I watched as it grew and grew
Soon to become natures work of art
With tomorrow’s early morning dew

This poem could go on and on and on
But alas, I have things to do
For, like it or not, don’t you see
I need to get ready for winter too.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

It’s a Wednesday, checking the “to do” list and busy preparing for change, the holidays and winter… did update, optimize and scan technology… Check! 🙂

virus scan

Decorations near complete… Check! 🙂

decoratins

Presents under tree… Check! 🙂

presents

Preparing holiday greetings… Check! 🙂

holiday greetings

Holiday music at the ready.. Check! 🙂

holiday music

Laundry finished… Uncheck 😦

laundry

Vacuum finished.. Uncheck 😦

sweeper

Mopping finished.. Uncheck 😦

mop

Dusting finished… Uncheck 😦

dustmbrrom

I know what I’mmmmmmmmmmmmmm going to be doing during the holidays…sighhhhhhhhhhh

Well I had better close for now, perhaps work on the “ to do” list and prepare some thoughts about Thanksgiving and the holidays for Sunday.. But I shall return again one day, fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Maybe Rose Milligan, Mowgli and Baloo the bear have the right idea… 🙂

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
to paint a picture, or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must, but there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
this day will not come round again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go, and go you must,
you, yourself, will make more dust!

(Rose Milligan)

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn’t be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin’ in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few

Chorus; The bare necessities of life will come to you
They’ll come to you!
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That’s why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Well next time beware
Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don’t need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue?

Oh man this is really living
So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
‘Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You’re working too hard

And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin’ about it
I’ll tell you something true

12 thoughts on ““When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. actually, the garland, poinsettias, etc I leave out year around.. it adds color to the ole homestead and brightens up the day…. after Thanksgiving I will add ornaments, etc to finish the decorations… 🙂

      Until we meet again, have a wonderful day today, and every day, and life is all that you wish for it to be… 🙂

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  1. Your strategy sure does work in staying ahead of Christmas preparations! I’ve chosen to stop decorating for Christmas. I just keep a tiny tree on my work desk. Love Christmas music, though, so I tune into a local radio station that plays Christmas songs all day long. The Christmas songs are also great for getting those not-so-much-fun cleaning chores done 🙂

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    • Thank you for visiting!.. whatever works for you!… it is not about the decorations, presents, etc but what is in the heart that matters… 🙂

      Until we meet again, have a wonderful day today, and every day, filled with love and happiness… 🙂

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    • Thank you for stopping by and your kind words!.. glad that you enjoyed your visit!!..

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and every day, filled with love and happiness!!.. 🙂

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!…

      Until we meet again…
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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