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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July:
   I want to wish everyone a very Happy 4th! As we celebrate Independence Day, I would wish that everyone Thank a member of our Armed Forces! They are the reason we are all free and we have the rights that we do today! Lot's of men and women made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be a Free Nation. My only plea this day is that God, can you please  BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!  We sure need it! Some of the freedoms that we have are in jeopardy. Too many things are tried in the court of public opinion instead of the courts. Some people are deemed "guilty" before all the facts are known. Character assassination is running rampant in the news. By the way, I hate watching the news at any time, because of all the sensationalism. It is like they have to make it horrible or make it sound worse than it is so people will watch it. As they use to say way back on the old TV show, Dragnet "Just the facts please" that is all I want to hear then I can form my own opinion on the subject. Of course we all know that would be boring to some people, and then they wouldn't watch. That is why I read the news on the computer, they don't always give just the facts, but it is better than listening to someone report the news, and blow it up all out of proportion. Wow, talk about a rant! I didn't intend to write about that. I intended to just write about the 4th of July. So I'll get down off my soapbox now, before I fall. Lol!  So I'll just say I hope Everyone has a Safe and Happy 4th of July, or better yet, Happy Independence Day To ALL!

   The weather sure isn't cooperating for all the 4th of July cook outs this year. Last year on the 4th we had a temp of 98 degrees, this year it is in the 70's and rainy. As a matter of fact, it is supposed to rain almost all of next week. What I can't figure out, is why everyone still says we need the rain! It seems to me like all it has done is rain this Spring and Summer. At least it has a lot of the time, and the temps have been under what they usually are too! I sure hope the weather is good when we take Charli and Tehya up to the lake in a couple of weeks. I'm afraid it still won't be warm enough to swim for the girls. I guess time will tell, but I sure hate to be stuck in the fiver with 2 kids and 2 dogs in the rain. 

Well it is time to get ready for the rainy cookout so I need to get this posted. So while all of you, and my family try to dodge the rain drops this year, even if it does rain on your Parade, I hope you have a Great 4th Of July!  I hope you allget to enjoy some FIREWORKS somewhere even if it is just on TV! 

Happy Independence Day

Home of the FREE
Land of the BRAVE
Long may our flag WAVE
Thank You for making it SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can see I was playing with some of the colors here on blogspot! Until next time, See Ya's...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Doctor Appointment

Doctor Appointment:
   Today I had a Doctor appointment with my arthritis specialist. It appears that I am doing well on the Plaquenell. I have no swelling in the joints of my hands and only a little pain. None of the horrible constant throbbing  that I was having. She is going to leave me on this dose until Winter and then see if I need more once it gets cold.  She is trying to wean me off of Motrin also. I have probably been on it for about 20 years for the inflammation of my arthritis. So she has put me on  Naprosyn, ( I think the brand name is called Alieve) for pain, and regular Tylonol for mild pain. All in all I think she was pleased with my progress and labs. She urged me to make an appointment with my Cardiologist though. So as soon as I get a new Doctor in Internal Medicine I will have to do that. I think I need a consult for that. 

Grocery Shopping:
   After we were done with the Doctor, we had to get some groceries because of all the food we lost in the fiver when the electric went out. So we can check that off the list now. So it has been a pretty good day. 

   On the 22nd of July we have reservations to take Charli on her first ever camping trip!  We are taking Tehya too, so Charli has someone to sleep with. She is afraid to sleep alone right now for some reason. We only have a queen size bed in our fiver so there isn't enough room for her to sleep with us, like she does in our king size bed at home. I hope that she will do fine with Tehya. We are only staying 4 nights, I figured that would be long enough for her to be away from Mommy and Daddy. We'll see how she does, I am praying that we don't end up having to take her home early. The dogs are also going to be rounding out the party. I hope they do as well this time as they did last time. After that we may try to plan some trips with just us and the dogs. I would have liked to have gotten an earlier start this Spring on traveling, bt the weather hasn't cooperated very much this Spring and Summer. We would like to go back to Amish Country in Holmes county, Ohio and maybe a few other places. So we'll have to start doing some planning. We usually try to be at home on the 4th of July because every where is so crowded. We may go down to Alum Creek State Park around Columbus, for a few days soon if we can get the spot we want. 

Well that is about all I have for today, So I'll see ya tomorrow, on the 4th of July! Won't be nothing much going on here, just relaxing listing to the rain, but more about that tomorrow!  So until then Happy Birthday, America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See Ya's...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yesterday Was A Bust

   I watched Charli from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. which is usually lots of fun. However, I don't recommend babysitting with a migraine to anyone.
  I didn't get much sleep the night before, and I think that's why I had the migraine. Someone, wonder who, decided to read most of the night after I had went to sleep, and I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with the light still on, and couldn't go back to sleep.  So I was up and grouchy the rest of the night. Now don't get me wrong, I used to do the same thing to Mike, when he was working mind you! Sometimes it's just hard to put a good book down! It doesn't usually bother me, but for some reason this time it did. Most of the time, I go to sleep with the light on when Mike is reading and I sleep all night, no matter what time he turns out the light. Does that make me a bigot for being angry at him for something that I myself have been guilty of doing? I guess it does. Anyway, I felt like day of the walking dead yesterday. Lol! 
   Poor Charli, we did a lot of quiet activities, like reading with her, coloring, etc...  It is really hard to keep a active 2 1/2 year old child quiet, and then she looks at you with those big deep blue eyes, and a big smile and says songs?  That is my cue that she wants to sing songs. I just don't have it in me to tell her no, when I am the one that taught her the songs in the first place. I know she really enjoys doing all the motions for them. She knows Gma always sings songs with her. So we had to sing the Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ten Little Indians, If You're Happy and You Know It, etc... needless to say they were expedited quieted versions because of my migraine, but we did sing them! After that I fixed her lunch and then it was nap time. I laid down with her and thought I'd try to catch up on some of my sleep. Didn't happen!  As I have said before, I can't sleep during the day unless I'm really sick. So during Charli's nap I just read after I tried to go to sleep for half an hour. Charli was really good so it was easy watching her, even though I wasn't feeling so good. I was relieved when our son came over and got her. I hope she wasn't too bored, I'll make it up to her on Friday!
   Then I just sort of sat in my recliner and became a couch/chair potato. No television, no laptop, etc... so that's why you didn't get a blog yesterday as I had planned on writing one.  I just read on my Kindle for the rest of the evening. Mike felt bad I know, and went out and got sandwiches for dinner, bless his heart. I did feel a little better after I ate, and the headache was pretty much gone by bedtime. I slept all night and didn't wake up last night. I just know that you, and Mike are really happy to know that! Haha! Well I know at least Mike is, it's not a good thing to be around me when I'm grouchy, just ask him. After almost 41 years of marriage, (will be in September) he knows me very well. Haha!  He always tries his best to make me happy! If not for my sake, at least for his sake! Lol! He knows that if I'm not happy he's not gonna be! Haha!  All kidding aside, he really always tries to keep me happy, he's always been like that! I know that I am lucky, and I really do appreciate everything he does for me, whether he knows it or not.

   So today is a new, better day than yesterday, and I need to find something to keep me busy. I can't just vegetate in my chair all day, like I did yesterday evening. Over the weekend, I got the fridge in the fiver cleaned out, and washed it out with vinegar and Dawn. Now it smells good again. Mike again, came to my rescue, and took pity on me. He threw out all the food for me so I wouldn't get sick from the smell. So the rest was easy for me. Thank You Mike! Anyway, I know I have to do dishes, and clean the bathroom, and then there is my least favorite thing to do dust. Which around here seems to be never ending.I don't know why this area or this house is so dusty.
   I know if my Grand Daughter Tehya, was over here she'd do it for me! For a small nominal fee that is. Haha! She is a very enterprising 9 year old, and she does a good job. She is always asking if there is anything she can do to make some money. I know she'll be a good worker when she grows up. She says she wants to make lots of money, so she can own a pet rescue when she grows up. Gotta give her credit for that, she knows that they are desperately needed. Of course, the fact that she loves animals doesn't hurt either! She has a very good heart, and I hope that each one of our Grand Daughters are able to realize all their dreams. Okay, I sort of got off track, so now you know that I hate the common menial task of dusting for some reason. It isn't the act of doing it, so much as that it has to be repeated so often I think. I like doing more creative things so that must be the reason. Maybe I should just draw pictures in the dust! Lol! 
   Well I really do have to get busy, doing the menial tasks, so I can find something fun to do! What fun things do you do when all the chores are done? So, I'll be right back here at this keyboard in the very near future. Until then, see ya's...