~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
Okay October went so fast, and now it's November already? I've been laying low...doing what has to be done and resting when I need want to. I recently told my sis that I live a very exclusive life, meaning many things are excluded...haha...to me it's a luxury to have a couple good meals a day and a comfortable place to lay my head. Simple is what I strive for, sometimes the outside world draws me off and destroys my tranquil existence. For now I have restored hozho, balance.
Here's what's up in my little world...with some photos of a recent soul soothing walk around my local State Park, Goodale. My version of the Navajo's Blessing Way.
After dinner Laptopping:
Most of my net time is spent creating a blog post, reading and commenting on your blogs, uploading photos to Flickr, arguing politics on Facebook, reading and responding to email, and visits to Find A Grave, Ancestry, and eBird. That and a few searches sums up my interaction with the outside world!
Are mostly used up doing chores around the homestead, chopping wood for the nightly fire, keeping twigs picked up out of the yard, and doing some painting at Mom's, getting her screen porch spruced up a bit, so when she returns home she will be super surprised! Speaking of Mom she is doing very good, still in good health and recently celebrated her 93rd birthday! There's the occasional trip to town for supplies, I always have bins full of twigs to drop off at the trash dumpsters and occasionally I bump into people I haven't seen in a long time.
Bright cheerful colors
A new angle grinder is now in my shed! (thanks Mom for the birthday money) Very handy for sharpening tools, and I'm sure I will find many more uses for it. Got it for 20% off at Harbor Freight. It is an inexpensive one but I don't figure to be using it on a daily basis so it should serve me well.
For my birthday I received: the complete box set of all 6 seasons of Breaking Bad! Absolutely loved/love that series...it is fun to go over it frame by frame. The fact it was filmed in beautiful New Mexico is a bonus too.
AND: a new portable DVD player to take along when I 'm out traveling...if you recall I blew the other one up in a charging mishap. The new one has blue tooth earphones! SO if that jerk (you know the one I'm talking about) is running a generator I will still be able to hear my DVD of the night!
a peacefull Eastern Phoebe
Some recent evening activities:
Watched almost the entire PBS series on the Vietnam War. I knew classmates who were drafted and sent away to Vietnam from my high school back in '69 and '70. I wore my POW bracelet, and I just wanted the war to end. This documentary put the entire era into sharp focus... conclusion: It was a complete waste of life on all sides. :o(
Currently watching the PBS Frontline Report on Russia and Putin I hope this can help me understand that issue more. Being informed is important to me.
AND just for the hell of it....watching The Walking Dead new season (8) has begun!! YAHOO. It's a wonderful hour of mindless mayhem, where one can cheer for the good guys even tho the line between good and evil is very blurred. Our heroes are fighting back against Negan and his authoritarian regime.
The leader Rick made a speech.
"those who would kill, take, steal, and carve out the world only for themselves, we will destroy"
Wow, we need someone brave enough to say that in real life! I'm wishing for a super hero?
a quiet still cormorant
I'm having a visitor! It's going to be wonderful, my baby sister is coming for the whole weekend!! I am excited! It's kinda quiet around here these days just me and the dogs...so some laughter, and some chatter and to actually have someone speak back when I'm talking will be kinda nice! We have planned a day trip for Saturday so hopefully I'll find something of interest to put in this blog!
Next thing you know it's gonna be Thanksgiving, and then the silly season and then a new year. 2018 wow. In February I will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this blog! I must do something mindblowing to commemorate that milestone.