Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I woke up this morning ar 4:00 a.m. with my mind going a hundred miles an hour. Doesn't happen that much to even be thinking that time of day. But it sucked anyway. I tried to go back to sleep and laid there until 5:30 a.m. looking at the clock about every fifteen minutes. By the time I decided to just get up my back ached and my knees ached so I got up and started to stretch them out and take the pain away. It is gone now for a while. At least until I go back to bed.

I was trying to solve all the little things that I need to get done. Yesterday I tried to fix Inklings vacuum cleaner. It may be fixed and it may not be - time will tell. But for sure in my mind it ISN"T fixed and I need to figure out a way to make sure that it is.

I tried to move a chair out of the basement yesterday and can no longer lift and manuever it alone. I hate hate hate having to ask someone to help me do this. But I assure you my mind figured out a hundred different ways to manuever it up the stairs. NONE OF THEM WORKED THIS MORNING (Yup I tried the ones I could remember).

I need to move two dressers around so that Inklings can get things back the way they were before we took our grandkids in to live with us. They are heavy dressers and again I can't move them alone. Guess I just need to break down and ask someone to help me with these three things and maybe I would be able to sleep.

I cannot believe that this kind of stuff keeps me from sleeping. I have always said "work doesn't bother me - I can sit down and sleep right beside it"....YEAH RIGHT!


Native Minnow said...

I'd help out if I lived nearby

Lindsay-Weaver said...

And just think...if you moved here, you'd have FOUR kids nearby to help! :) (And two son-in-laws)

Delirious said...

I think you are having "sympathy insomnia" for Inklings.

Amber said...

you should just turn it into a party - ask a friend to come help you move some stuff and then BBQ afterwards! :)

Lightning Strikes said...

And my boyfriend would be willing to help too if you lived up here