Month: July 2021


Yup. A real live Chupacabra swimming. My Chupacabra. Last week was her first time! She took to the water like a beaver to a dam. But alas, I did not get any action shots last week. So today, while out and about, I made sure to snap a few pics.

She would swim out to me, making sure I was OK, then swim back to the steps. Turn around and swim back to me again, wondering why I wasn’t following her, no doubt. Probably the most important lesson she learned was where the steps were. Before she figured that one out, she kept trying the edge of the pool. With no luck.

I was so proud of her. No fear.

Kefir Day and Other News!

So, for quite some time I’ve been making water kefir. Got my first grains from a friend. I also had very little firsthand knowledge on how to make a batch. Heck, other then making sauerkraut, I was a babe in the woods. Without fear I started my first batch.

It was amazing! Almost like it was designed to be trouble free. Like butter! Well, like kefir! After a few batches I began to feel like an old pro. Until, I got busy doing projects and life’s curves were thrown my way. So, the kefir grains became ignored. 

When I finally came back to continue the great kefir experiment, they were languishing and ignoring all my attempts to help them recover. But eventually they did. Just took some time and love plus caring. Yup. The little critters needed  vocal encouragement, which I gave them. Makes me happy because I’m back to drinking the bittersweet brew. What’s strange is I always feel a little body load whenever I drink a cup or two.

I also added an “Orphans” page where I’ll be posting tunes that most likely would never see the light of day. Check the top menu for it. From time to time I’ll be adding more that I find. 

Have a great week!

It’s a holiday again…

How many holidays do we really need? With the new Juneteenth, and possibly more in the wings coming, what’s a person to do? Enjoy them? Hate them? Tolerate them? Heck if I know. I find them superfluous and patronizing in general. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like holidays! The time off from work is great. Of course, I end up doing chores instead. I also, try to remember to understand the reason why the holiday came about, to honor and give respect.

But, alas, that’s always the case. Sometimes, I revel in the moment, basking in the extra time that’s been allotted, never pausing to cherish the fallen in battle, or lost in history’s uncaring truths. Built on the shoulders of giants. A popular saying, no doubt. Energized with knowledge about the holidays, is no excuse to forget or make it about me and family.

My family, that is, my parents are deceased. My siblings are all alive and living in different states. With the exception of my little sister. Family get together’s, are few and far between.  Not to mention it would never happen.

My current family are mostly my critters. The dogs are precious and the cat is well, my moms. Long story attached as well. As I ponder about the Fourth of July, I have UNDERWORLD “Awakening” playing in the background, the computer on, with lite target shooting in the backyard with a resetting metal target I just bought. Shoot the top it goes down, shoot the bottom it comes back. Yay! But fun as this is, I find myself wandering throughout the house, looking for something meaningful to accomplish. To give some purpose.

I long ago gave up on that endeavor. Who knows, maybe today will start a spark that burns brighter as the hours unfold into the mystery of what the future holds.

Until then, Happy 4th of July. Happy 1st and 2nd Amendments.

NOTE: The photo is from a charming site. I do not own or claim this as mine. If the owner wants me to remove it, I will. In the meantime, take a moment to enjoy the clever stories you will find there!


Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén