Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thank You

I just caught up on reading recent comments.

Tears in my eyes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Soon as the fog clears... I be fixing to write more mischief again.

"I be..." is Caribbean lingo.

Like southerners who be "fixing to do something".

Life is goof.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ding Dong

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

cast in bronze music

Some days I am just a ding-a-ling.



Sunday, August 28, 2016


“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.” 

Charles M. Schulz

Harley dog copilot



Sun Dazed

Some days are good.

Some days are better!



Friday, August 26, 2016


There are days I struggle to walk the doggy. Sometimes the pain is just overwhelming. I try to focus on a positive attitude grinning and smiling like I am holding a wonderful secret. I tell myself over and over, it's going to be OK. Stop whining. Breathe in, breathe out. One foot in front of the other. Smile, walk, pause, give thanks.

I woke up alive, I have a crazy little doggy to drag me outside. Sometimes I actually remember the fun of carrying a camera with me. If I quit complaining, pay attention and look around me, I am very often treated to astonishing sights. If I am lucky enough to have a camera with me, then I can capture the moment.

Life is goof.

A pleasant  reminder that the world is really quite beautiful and I am lucky to have this day on planet earth.



Seen and Heard




Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I think I made a wrong turn somewhere. 

road closed to vehicles

Ooopsy doodle!



Puppy Mirrors

Water and mirror images fascinate me.

lake jordan north carolina
Lake Jordan
North Carolina

There are times it's extremely frustrating not to have a car in a country where it's expected of everyone to have ready access to a car in order to do mundane things that take 3-4 trips in a car, yet should be able to be done over the phone or through the mail or internet. It's a crazy world I shall never hope to understand.

Yet, I feel so lucky because in other ways, I get to savor so much natural beauty on foot and paw that others never get to see in a lifetime in spite of owning the latest and greatest of nearly everything.

My silly puppy dog didn't understand mirror images when he was young. Whether he does now or not, it's unclear. But in 2010 I was visiting at a cold cold cold river on a very hot humid day with a friend who owned the gorgeous property I was camping on. My active puppy was off leash running around the river bank with their older slower dog.

My enthusiastic pooch came racing up to the river bank, standing about 3 feet above the water level on a slope. At first he was looking at me standing about waist deep out in the cold river, just cooling off. Then he looked at the river below wagging his tail enthusiastically. He saw another puppy! Just like him, wagging his tail and looking oh so friendly. He yelped with glee! Another fun puppy to play with! He took a giant flying leap to greet the other joyful puppy.


But it was of course his mirror image reflected in the river.

He found himself suddenly plunged into the icy cold waters. He instinctively swam right back out and climbed up the embankment.

It's a wonder he survived. I knew so little about little dogs and how easily they get cold. He shook and danced and shivered and raced around trying to warm himself up while we were laughing at him and his crazy nonstop antics trying to warm himself up and dry off his skinny little body.

Blast from the past...
Below is Harley dog in 2010. He still had both ears floppy. In 2016 he has one ear up and one still floppy.

In 2010 his body fur barely disguised his skin. It was the smallest pet bed I could find for him. It was in the cat department with a cat paw printed on it.

Six years later, he still has that same bed, though it's looking pretty rough in spite of being washed and cared for.

harley 2010


Monday, August 22, 2016

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Saturday, August 20, 2016

All Qwacked Up

Caption one...
Just like boats anchored in a harbor, the ducks all point the same way.

Caption two...
All the ducks insisted this was their best side for the camera.

I've discovered I can write posts and then schedule them to post later, in case I don't have internet for a few days. Of course this involves being organized with all systems working which lately has been easier said than done.

Lately, every time I travel, google says there is something unusual so they block me from accessing my blogs. I get frustrated trying to do loops, hoops and backflips trying to  break in to my own blog. Some days I just have so much to do, there isn't much time leftover to fight with google or the internet or the wifi or the blog program or the  computer or the phone. I just do without. Modern technology is not saving me time anymore. I can't be a slave to this newfangled cumbersome method. Life is for the living.

While writing this, blogger has hung up 9 times and the internet has dropped out 7 times.

Life is goof!

Thanks for stopping by. It's a beautiful day to wake up alive.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Colorful Life

I am exhausted but woke up alive.

It's a start!

I was snapping a bucolic picture of the trees and meadow. Apparently my camera captured more than my naked eye saw first hand.

No idea if I will continue to have computer or internet or email (or even phone.)

My crystal ball is kind of foggy on that. I wrote this yesterday to auto post today... if blogger works. Confused? Me too!

Life is goof.

THANK YOU for stopping by and visiting a spell.


Artsy Fartsy
Did you know Amazon now has a Handmade Department?
Check out the unique crafts people and what they have to offer. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Triple Duty Six and a Half

Bath mat
Long handle grabber
Coat hangers
Wash Cloth
Closet Rod
Fishing Rod Holder
Scrub Brush
Water Pik
Clothes Dryer
Dirty Clothes Basket
Back Scrubber
Hanging Hooks

What do these  items have in common?

They all live in my tiny motorhome shower. I had to take several pics to more or less capture it all below. I removed the basket of dirty laundry because I was going to shower and everything else just stays in there. Then I thought it would be funny to take some pics and show you how everything does double and triple duty around the wheel estate.

The cooler often stays right in the shower, because it's sturdy enough as a seat. Sometimes I want to sit and shower because my shower is handheld anyhow. If there is food and ice in the cooler, then I remove it. Typically I store stuff inside the cooler like laundry detergent or bleach, stuff that isn't affected if water gets on it. Sadly the cooler kind of leaks around the hinged top some, but the seat is sturdy and that is very useful for me. The chrome looking gadget on the wall is a goose neck shower holder that is re-positional thanks to it's unique suction cup that has a thumb pump to secure it with. I can move it around to where ever it suits me at the time.

As an old sailor, I often turn the water off and on while showering to conserve water. I can get really clean with minimal water by rinsing off, turn off water, lather up  my body parts, turn the water on, rinse off, turn water off.

motorhome shower

I have a big red umbrella for rainy days, but I also use it for shade on a sunny days, attached to a seat outside. Problem is where to store it in my tiny wheel estate? There was just no where to put it, I was beginning to regret having it, it was always in the way or falling down but it's so handy to have around. Coming home after walking doggy in the rain, where to put a dripping wet umbrella when it's too wet or windy or both to leave it outside?

One day I saw a short plastic fishing rod holder and that got me thinking.


I installed it in the corner of the shower as an umbrella holder. Now the big red umbrella had a home to call it's own. The umbrella can sit in the fishing rod holder, wet or dry (handle side down). When I shower, I don't even have to remove the umbrella, it's tucked out of the way in it's rod holder. If it gets wet, it just drip drops plip plops down the shower drain.

I have a rubber broom with a squeegee on the flip side and a telescoping handle. Actually the broom end can be removed and the telescoping handle used for a scrub brush or roller or window washer. The gadget on the wall that holds the broom also has hooks in between the holders. Sometimes I  hang my nightshirt up there on the hooks, or hang things to dry like cleaning rags. Those hooks come in handy. The water pik I mentioned is actually a plumbing gadget that attaches to a faucet for cleaning teeth or small objects that need a small focused jet of water.

Years back I installed an overhead closet rod near the ceiling of the shower. Now I could hang up washed clothes and towels on hangers an inch or two apart, to dry inside in the shower for those fussy campgrounds that won't let you hang things outside to dry. Also works well when it's raining and one comes home wet in drippy clothes.

You'd be surprised how often I have been caught outside in the rain and come home with soaking clothes. Walking or biking, I seem to be a mile away when the rain hits. I travel with a compact washer that does small loads to stay on top of laundry. I hang dry clothes and together, the washer and hang drying have saved me an enormous bundle of quarters over the years.

Hard to believe I have been living in this old motorhome six and a half years. Matter of fact, my doggy was born about the same time, though he came into my life six months later. He is six and half years old and he weighs six and half pounds.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the past comments and emails concerned about my welfare. I had no idea so many wonderful caring people were reading my blog. Bless you all. 

I hope to keep posting more often. 

Life is goof. 

Artsy Fartsy
Did you know Amazon now has a Handmade Department?
Check out the unique crafts people and what they have to offer. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Patch and Go

THANK YOU for all the wonderful caring and concerned comments and emails. You touched my very soul and made me feel wonderful. Thank you, thank you ,thank you!

Technology has not been kind to us.

More on that long boring frustrating story another day, another time. OK, if you insist... In a nutshell... either I couldn't get on the internet or I couldn't get into my own blog or other accounts like email and so on.

There is so much to do each precious day.

I don't have all the time I want, but I have all I need.

We woke up alive, the sun came up and it's a beautiful day!

Another gift to treasure and use wisely.

We hit some bumps in the road, got lost, weathered a few nasty storms, melted down from the heat, embarked on an unexpected journey... in more ways than one.

I am either patching up this old rig...
Or patching up the motorhome.

Lake Reidsville, North Carolina
Bridge to Nowhere

Friday, August 12, 2016

Slowing Down

Go slow and enjoy the ride.

It sure beats shoveling horse poop.

Life is goof.

Thank You For