Category Archives: General Living

Enjoying the Fall Colors

With summer over and the cold air returning, the trees have been turning the most wonderful colors. Autumn is truly one of the best times of the year. The smell of the smoke from bonfires and barns is just amazing. Of course, the down side is that when the leave all fall, we have to clean them up. But that is alright because it gives us a chance to get outside in the brisk air and of course playing in the leaf piles is always fun too.

photo of autumn tree colors

We like to take long drives at this time of year and just enjoy the fall colors. Sometimes we will just pack a small bag and take off for the weekend. We will find a small B & B a couple of hours from the house and spend time exploring the area, hiking, fishing and touring antique shops. Sometimes we will find little oddities to tour as well. Once, we rented a little log cabin up the Smokies and toured Gatlinburg. It was beautiful.

You never know what you are going to see. We’ve seen buffalo, long horn cattle, black bears and horse drawn carriages. We even found an elephant sanctuary on one such trip, down in Hohenwald. That was a lot of fun I can tell you now.

You should really try a drive out in the country sometime. It helps to get away from regular routines and just enjoy life.

Impracticable Jokers

My son turned me onto one of the most entertaining and enjoyable of “Reality Show” impracticable Jokers. It comes on the TruTV channel on our cable package. Not a channel that I had ever spent any time watching. It now is on top of my “Favorite” channels!

This show is about four long time best friends that enjoy embarrassing each other in any way that they can! So far my favorite episode is when Sal and Murr try to get someone in a campus library to hush them, using bird calls, jingle bells, tubas and other loud sounds that are not acceptable to produce in a library any where.The cymbals at wwbw.com turned out to be too much for Sal to handle so he walks out with his head hanging down low and is one step closer to be that nights “Loser” and that is never a good thing.

Office Phones

It looks like the phone answering service that I hooked us up with at work is working out well. I was a bit nervous about being handed a task as important as this one, since if our phone system isn’t up to speed then customers and ultimately management aren’t happy.

Since our receptionist has been out on maternity leave, some of her tasks have been handed over to the remaining people stuck in the office for most of the day, much like me. Guess it could have been worse, at least it is over and the situation under control and the office manager isn’t all over my back.

Fun Family Math

One very cool thing about my family is the way the numbers of our birthdays fall. There is a definite pattern of numbers and my mom played those numbers on one of her Las Vegas trips and actually won Keno money from them. The birthdays for the 5 of us run 21, 19, 17, 15 and 13. Isn’t that cool?

That numbering pattern didn’t follow through with my kids. Mine were born on the 1, 2 and 4.

I Found It

I’ve heard bits and pieces of this saying for many years, but I’ve never been able to find the whole thing. My best friend sent me another cute email today and at the end of it was this saying! Finding this was the best thing to happen to me all week.

Work like you don’t need the money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Sing like nobody’s listening.

Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.