de ja vu

nine years ago I drove around the neighborhoods north of pinnacle peak road looking for houses for sale….when I came across a house on a dirt road…..it was so cool from the outside….I called the number on the sign and the woman I spoke with said…it takes a special type of person to like this home…..little did she know who she was talking too…..I took one look in the window and knew it was for me…..the people who built it and had just moved out had also done most of the wood work….some from left over pieces but very basic and very cool…..although the walls would definitely need some color…. the house was on a dirt road with empty desert property all around….quiet…peaceful….every day as I walked the dogs I thought of fantastic projects to work on and so many great blog ideas…..of course you haven’t read any of these because by the time I got home I forgot almost everything….but just enjoyed the nature and serenity around me……skip ahead nine years…..there’s an elementary and middle school a few miles down the road…the dirt road has been sealed once a year to control the dust……soccer moms and dads drive 50 mph past our house…..the desert next to our house will soon be a small community of 11 houses…..the street is now closed so that it can be paved….it’s been closed for a few weeks now and should take a few months…..I walked my dog issue up the road today…..she may have bone cancer so she cant go very far….there were no cars on the road…..I remembered the times when it was like this…quiet….calm….I need to enjoy the next few months of no traffic….

then that squirrel ran by and i hit save as draft button……it’s so sad when i cant remember stuff that i came up with to write about six days ago…..but did i ever remember….nah…i think if i dont get it down right away it ends up getting lost in the wrinkles of my mind….hey if there are wrinkles and folds and crevasses other places on the human body why not inside my brain…..this idea is taking my mind a lot of other places that would be tmi….to much info…if i write a book now….would i have to keep starting a new beginning or should it be a day in the life of someone one who can’t remember jack sh*…..just saw the video created by 78 year old country singer glen campbell who was diagnosed with alzheimers….he created the video as he realized he was getting worse…the title…”i’m not gonna miss you”…even the title brings tears….it’s very emotional but what a fantastic piece for the family to work on together….

so now it’s six days later and the quiet in the street has made way for tractors and water trucks and people….boo hoo….last night on my way up from the mailbox a lone coyote crossed the street in front of me….one of the first few nights we moved here i heard the coyotes which i believe lived in the desert next to us….they were yipping and howling….calling to each other and then i heard the screeching of what i thought was a dog so i ran in the house and got terry because i was sure i needed to run into the desert to rescue the dog…..i guess it was a rabbit …not that it makes it any better….but that’s just part of this awesome world we live in…..every night we would hear them howling or yipping…i grew to enjoy that part…stepping outside in the dark just to listen to them….while the dogs are all safe inside the house or in their dog run which is covered and screened in…..that’s another whole story….. soon it will be time to move further out….hopefully when the street work and the houses are built the quiet will return and so will the animals…..some how i think it will never be the same…..

who let the asses out….

well this one looks like the start of a great story….it even caught my attention…..too bad i never wrote anything….i have no clue what this was supposed to be about…..could have been about my trip to oatman arizona where the wild donkeys come into town and roam freely….or it could have been about a two legged one…..actually i’m thinking it was about the great little town of oatman….outside of laughlin nevada…..rumor has it that someone has come in and bought alot of land and plans to make it into a mini sturgis……i guess it will bring business to the small town….im all about bringing business but hopefully they wont change the whole feel and look of this little old mining town…..this isnt as exciting as it would have been had i wrote it when i came up with the title…oh…wait…i wonder if i wrote it in my phone while in oatman and then never copied it over….i take a look and see….check back later….and when i mean later…you know i don’t mean today …or even tomorrow….but sometime….oh look there’s a squirrel….

don’t do this at home

so here’s one i started in may as a newsletter but got too long and boring so i saved as part of blog and of course saved as a draft……

WELL….it’s Friday and I need to send out an email…..yes I know its still may and I’ve sent two already….but I’m going to Chicago next week for my nieces graduation and to get together with a whole bunch of childhood friends from grammar school….so back to the email….I sat down at the computer at 7 a.m……as usual my desk was a landslide waiting to happen…just like at work….so I started cleaning and that led to filing and shredding and tossing….of course I had the tv on listening to the channel 3 news….I can’t believe they are having a protest tonight in phoenix outside a mosque along with a cartoon contest same as the one that went bad in texas……really…..the guy who’s putting it together is a member of an ARMED motorcycle group….really…..where do these people come up with this stuff…..I had more written but hit the delete button because it doesn’t deserve this much space in my newsletter……next up your life a-z….then I believe the doctors….and there’s this darn squirrel that keeps running by…..I haven’t even started my newsletter yet….OMG….my daughter called and asked about a band…..she’s getting married next year…..so I go on facebook….and I look up the band but first I had to look at stuff on my newsfeed….and share and post…..what was I doing…oh ya newsletter….queen latifah….I had to watch her segment on best fitting jeans for woman….they did makeovers and put these women in jeans and very high heel shoes…..who walks around in 5 inch high heels….of course they make your legs look longer….ugh…..guess I won’t buy those jeans….the lawn guys are hear and the dogs are barking….what was I doing….oh ya newsletter….ok this could go on all day and it has it’s now 3:37….but here’s the quick version….each dog wants time on my lap…I have 5 dogs….pictures have to be resized and emailed so I can do them on home computer…there has to be an easier quicker way…I’ve probably lost half of you by now…

its almost end of june…here’s how the story ended….i sent out the email…went to chicago saw my niece graduate gave her this awesome jacket i made….if you haven’t seen my jackets you can look on facebook either under terri weisz, two plates full or harleymcfarley.com they’re very cool her’s centered around the college she will be going to…..met with a bunch of friends from grade school….its so cool to see them some i havent seen since forever ago because i moved in eighth grade…thats a whole other story….its so funny…..amazing how that works….they’re all still the same only 60 years old….