Friday, December 07, 2012


When some people doodle, they draw pictures. When I doodle, I doodle in words.
For instance, On an excruciatingly slow Sunday morning, I doodled the following on the pages of my grocery store ads.

On the page advertising pasta sauce –

Prego, Barrilla, Basilico, Ragu,
With meatballs, Alfredo or Parmesan cheese;
Or chicken or pesto, whatever you do
Don’t leave me out! Pass the pasta, please!

Don’t serve the spaghetti
Until it is ready.
Don’t let your poodles
Get into your noodles.
Mac & lasgne are best served with cheese
And lotsa meat is sure to please.

But nothing rhymes with orzo….

Tuna and noodles
Followed by streudel
I surely could eat
The whole kit and caboodle.

On the sherbet page –

Sherbet is yummy and fruity and cold
In a cone or a bowl with sprinkles on top
It cheers us up, both young and old.
It’s sweet and makes our taste buds “POP”!

On the snack page –

Does Curious George like Gatorade,
Turkey Hill tea or lemonade/
I’ll bet he’d like carrots in AE Dip
And Kemps ice cream singles and Itti Bitz,
Cookies and popcorn and gummy worms
Too much sweet stuff makes tummies squirm.

Peanut butter and Kettle chips
A slice of bread and a choice of dips;
A pat of butter and lots of jelly
Would be a treat for a hungry belly.

On the “Dollar Days” pages:

Dollar Days and taco shells,
Lunchables and cabbage,
Sour cream and chicken fries
Would crush tomatoes in the baggage.

Yabba Dabba Doo!
And pineapple, too!
Apricots, tomato soup
All for only 2!
By the picture of the Baby Wipes:
Psalm 127:3 “Children are a heritage from the Lord. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full.”

By the picture of the grilled cheese sandwich:
Matthew 4:4 “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

On the vegetable page:
Daniel 1:12-15 “’Please test us for 10 days. Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare us with the other young men who eat the royal food, and treat us in accordance with what you see.’ So he agreed to this and tested them for 10 days. At the end of the 10 days they looked healthier and better nourished than the other young men who were eating the royal food.”

The Vidalia onion is the best thing to come out of Missouri since TS Eliot, Sara Teasdale, Bob Barker and Rush Limbaugh!

Corn is a-maize-ing!

By the picture of the applesauce:
Psalm 17:8 “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”

The wonderful thing about tomatoes is
Tomatoes is wonderful things!
They make sauces divine
Ev-er-y time
For tomatoes lets rise up and sing!

By the bottled water:
Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was formless and void… and the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the deep.”

On the meat page:
I love steak.
Broiled, fried or baked.
But one on the grill
Gives me a thrill.
Did I mention that I love steak?

On the dairy page, by the eggs:
In Zoology, an egg is an “organic vessel in which and embryo first begins to develop.”

On the Wine & Spirits page:
Whiskey, vodka, wine and beer;
We’ve all had way too much, I fear!
We don’t hafta go home, but we can’t stay here
So get outta the car and let the sober one steer.

And finally:
A helpful smile in every aisle,
We’ll wait here while
You shop in style.
You can bring your child,
But if he is wild
We’ll put you on file
And the checkers and I’ll
Surely be riled
And our bouncer named Kyle
Will toss you in a pile!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Here is "Lonesome Lucy."

Her pasture mate, Bubba (at right below) has gone to a fine new home and Lucy needs a fearless teenager to take her in. Lucy is 7 years old, unregistered QH mare, (Poco Doc breeding), dark buckskin. Has had 60 days professional training, but is a bit green due to lack of time. She loves attention, and is very people friendly. Lucy is the one on the left in photo below. Stands well for the farrier. She will be a good mount for someone who can give her lots of trail time. Email me for more contact info.
(Email address is on horsetrailriders FB page.)
Truly, I don't want ot "get rid" of her - I just have to let her go.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

So.. a garage sale I participated in ended on a hilarious note.

At the closing hour, Bonnie and her sister, Kathy loaded up the back of my pickup with unsold items to be donated to goodwill. “We’ll help you unload,” they both promised. By the time the loading was done, there was no room for a passenger in the front of the pickup. With a promise from Bonnie and Kathy to meet me there, I climbed in and headed to the goodwill store. Fortunately for me, the goodwill workers were available to help me unload. Meanwhile, back at Bonnie’s, Kathy was sitting in her car wondering, “Where the heck is Bonnie?” and Bonnie was sitting in HER car wondering, “Where is the heck is Kathy?” By the time they found each other, I was done unloading and came back to Bonnie’s in time to hear the story and got a huge laugh out of it!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

"To everything, there is a season...

It looks like my season as a "cowgirl" has come to an end, due to financial concerns.

The following two horses are now for sale:

Bubba: 17 year old Bay Arabian Gelding. Registered with AHA. Trail horse. Has been on River City Roundup Northeast 7 times. Other rides we've been on several times: Weekend at Bernie's, Petersburg, The Grand Duke Alexis Rendevous. Been many times to Cunningham Lake, Two Rivers Park, Nottleman's at Macy. Does well in parades (unless firecrackers are involved.) Very gentle, good with kids and greenhorns. He is pictured below at left taking my elderly brother for a ride.

Lucy: 8 year old purebred UNREGISTERED Quarterhorse mare. Dark Buckskin. Has had 60 days professional training. Was imprinted at birth. Needs some trail time. I have her sire's bloodline papers for your examination. Lucy is pictured below at right, taking me for a ride.

Both are very good natured, people friendly, stand well for the farrier. Easy to catch, easy to load. Bubba, being Arabian, does not grow a very thick winter coat, so would be better if he can get in out of winter weather.

Prices very negotiable for the right home.

I love these horses.

Below: me on Lucy at left, a small cousin on Bubba at right:

Here we (me and Bubba) are at Petersburg in '08:

Here they are, just hangin' loose. Lucy at left, Bubba right:



Email me if you are interested.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Doug, the Dog:

A/K/A: The Mighty Haybale Climber.

Actually, it's more of a leap for him than a climb.
He must like this point of view because he gets up there a lot.