Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018

It's hard to believe that another year has gone by. 
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It was definitely one for the record books. 
But I guess you can say that about every year. But this one made my head spin.
All the bad politics. 
President Dweeb is quickly breaking down the core of America.
All he has done is insult everyone that has a real brain.
The difference between him and other political people is, they are always being bought by others( Not to say that is a good thing). While he is doing the buying. And if he can't buy you, he calls you names and demonizes you. 
In my eyes, he is still the spoiled brat that had never heard NO while he was growing up. He didn't listen to others then and he will not listen to anyone now. He is the number one BULLY in my book.
He is close minded and will never change.
He is the main thing left over from 2017 that will make 2018 feel so much worse then we can imagine.

The weather was another thing that made it a stand out year. 
Like my daughter says, Mother Nature is by-polar.
So many natural disasters. So many peoples lives thrown into messes that they are still recovering from and will be for a long time to come.

The movement "ME TOO"! 
It's about time some of those very arrogant men are put in their place. 
No one has the right to intimate another person by the ways of sex. Using it as power to hold another person down while feeling you are more powerful then them because of the fear you instilled in them. 
You have got to know that eventually that kind of negative energy will eventually come back and bite them in the butt. Unfortunately it never happens as soon as the victim needs it to happen.
I do support the movement. I just hope it does not get over used in the wrong way that it makes a bigger mess of things. Your asking what do I mean. There is a difference between out and out harassment and little comments. I just hope people can know the difference between a dangerous person and one that is just being stupid for stupids sake.
I will say if I  feel like someone is going to do me that kind of harm I will just ask them if they want a sore face or if they would like to sing in a higher range. I hope you get the picture.

All those people that hurt so many innocent people because they felt like they had to strike out for twisted reasons. There were just too many for anyone to understand. Most of them are no longer here to deal with what they did.Which is sad and a relief at the same time. Let's just hope this next year has fewer of these events. It would be nice if there were no more, but that is asking a lot.

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Now for the new year.
There are so many things I look forward to this year.
I want to continue to hike the Ice Age Trail. But this will be harder. For the fact the husband got a broken foot. He was hurt at work and the doctor told him it was not broken. We should have been more insistent on getting it looked at by another but we didn't. 
This year I will try and let my inner bitch out, so this kind of thing doesn't happen again.
I still plan on hiking as much as possible. Weather permitting of course.

I look forward to spending time with my granddaughter.

I will be a more positive person.
I have done a few projects. I just haven't taken pictures of them yet. Maybe in another post I'll catch you up on them.
There is snow on the ground. The temps have been below zero. I just hope this will not be one of those winters where the temps are below zero more then above. But it does explain why me turkey, this last fall molted so bad she looked like a cross between a turkey and a porcupine when her feathers started coming back in. I wish I had taken a picture of her when she looked like that. 

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So lets raise a glass to a New Year. Hoping for the best of all.

So till next time.
Keep on pondering the pondering possibilities.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2017

I know I'm a day late. What can I say it's kind of distracting around here right now.
This month has been not what I wanted.
The husband is dealing with a broken foot that happened at work. The doctors are not being very helpful. The doc he was seeing said it was just a contusion. Wrong! He went it the other day again and was told it is fractured. Now he has a boot on and they said they are going to get on top of it. They were suppose to call yesterday and start setting something up. No call. I'm thinking it time I release my inner bitch and give them all a piece of my mind in a way they won't see coming. 
This is seriously going to damage my plans to continue hiking the Ice Age Trail. I know I sound selfish. But the husband is also finding it very hard it get a lot of other things done around here. It is making it harder for him to care for the cattle with ease. Now it is a struggle to get around. Cutting firewood is not easy. And I'm sure he is having a very hard time at work. He is kind of the boss, but your looking at a man who sees that something needs to be done and does it himself. This makes him very grumpy. Making him hard to be around.
With having to use crutches to get around it didn't stop him from going hunting during the gun season. He did get an eight point buck on the second day. I was going to take a picture of it but he didn't ask so I didn't. He took it to be processed the next day because it has been very warm here and it was not safe to let it hang. So we will have more meat for the freezer. 
I was going to take a picture of the swing, but I didn't. We have no snow at all on the ground. The temps around here have been in the 40's most days. It does not seam like it should be December. I just hope we have some snow for Christmas or it won't feel like Christmas to me. 
But here is a picture of the swing form last year. Let's just say it's a repeat.

I always enjoy waking up on Christmas morning, looking out at freshly fallen snow. It is one of the things for me that makes the day feel very special.
It is suppose to be getting colder this next week. The question is, Will it stay that way or not? This could be the first year with no snow on the ground. Or is it possible that the weather is a month behind itself? I'll have to get back to you next month on that one.

Another thing that is distracting right now is my car. It starting shaking about a week ago. I took it in the other day to try and find out if it was a bad tire or out of alignment. Bad tie rods.So we will be taking it in on Tuesday to get that fixed.
On Monday it will be our 35th Wedding Anniversary. So far no real plans to do anything to special. We sometimes go shopping but with his foot the way it is I don't see that happening. 

As for a project. It is kind of done but, it has to be put to together yet. I'll see if I can give you a picture of it next time.

Well, those are the main things that are were distracting me right now. I suppose I could ponder other worldly things.

How about the way things are being run?
How are we allowing thing to continue to be so messed up?
It's like the country is being run by a bunch of spoiled middle school children. They only are looking out for themselves.I think it just might be time to press the reset button.

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Wouldn't it be great if we could?
Maybe we could have a kind of government that really run by all people and not just the rich.
I look at this two major party system. Which when you think about it, is one step away from a one party rule. Which is just another way of forcing people to only be one way and usually it is not good for anyone to be so limited. Think of North Korea. If we are not careful that could be us one day.
I think about my class from school. In my class, the way I saw it, there were two groups of popular kids that thought they were the top dogs. It was kind of funny to watch them try to out do each other from time to time. They were the ones that held the office roles in the class. They made choices that were really only in their friends interest not others. But that is the way it is in most classes. It just spills over into adulthood. And we let it.
This country needs more choices that are not run by the entitled. 
We need more common sense rules.

The other issue in the news are all the women rising up against so many men that are in power. It's is about time that some of these men are brought down.They should never have been given that much power over anyone. But a lot men  always try to belittle women. Make them feel superior over what they feel is someone weaker then them. It is a good thing there is more attention to this issue but, it has always been a battle between men and women and always will be. 
If it wasn't for so many having sex on the brain all the time things could get done right. 
I do wonder what things would be like if more women were in charge. Maybe the men should step aside for a few hundred years and see what happens. If it doesn't work then they can rule again.

Well that's all I have to share with you today. 
I am still trying to find a way to write more often. Maybe in the next year I will get it figures out.
Till then.
Keep on pondering the pondering possibilities. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 2017

I know, you are wondering why I'm late with this post. The best excuse I can give you, it's all the husband's fault.
Over a week ago he was hurt at work. He runs a loading dock. He got his right foot kind of smashed between to heavy carts. He thought be broke his leg when he called me from the emergency room. They told him he is a contusion. But he still can't walk on it. So since he can't get around very well I have to pick up the slack and help out with more things. Plus trying to pick up after him is a challenge enough too.
He tries to do somethings but it's kind of hard and makes him very frustrated when he has to get my help. But it has not stopped him from going bow hunting. Too many nice bucks showing up on the trail camera. He did get one.
 I guess it's a seven pointer. Notice the crutches in the background.
Nice big body. So we will have some good meat for the freezer.
There was one other thing that showed up on the camera that can not be shot.
An albino buck. 
I hope he can hang around and get his picture taken from time to time. But the husband says that he more then likely gets pushed around by the other deer an will not be seen much or ever again on the camera. I hope he is wrong.

Since I didn't post on the first I still think I owe you a picture of the back yard. I took it on Saturday morning.
Most of it is gone already. It's suppose to be on the rainy side today. But that's November in Wisconsin. You never know when the snow will start and stay. But I do know that this winter will be a lot different then last year. At least according to the way my turkey molted. For awhile she looked like a cross between a turkey and a porcupine she molted so much. She is all feathered out again so she is ready for what ever Mother Nature has in store for her.

As for a project. Not done yet. I still have to put it together yet. Maybe next time I'll have a picture for you.

I suppose it's time to do some pondering.

The world is a mess.
People are crazy.
Killing people they don't even know for reasons that will never help anyone.
Using the excuse it's for their God.
News flash, the one God is the same for all. Just different names for the same energy. At least that's the way I see it.
Unless we were all created by different aliens that gave certain groups different skin tones or hair color or something like that to tell the different groups apart. So they would know which group they came from when ever they come back to check on us. 
Boy if they have not been around lately, they are in for a big surprise.
But then again maybe they have something to do with the stupidity that seems to be running wild.
Maybe they are getting tired of the things we are doing and have set in motion the events that will lead us to a kind of reset. 
All great civilizations and empires come to end eventually.
Look at the Roman empire. It got to big and eventually crumbled.
The  Mayan empire. 
All the unexplained ancient things that are next to impossible to explain who the people were and how they really lived. It's all a guessing game.   

I know that there is something really big in the works that will change things that most people are not prepared for. It will be a combination of man made things and nature made things. 
I would like to say, is get your head out of your phone, get off social media and pay attention to the signs around you and do something to educate yourself , your family and others. Pay attention to the real world around you and you will be just fine. 
Use your common sense that I know you have. 
Respect one another.
Some people have got to stop calling other names. This is a message to President Dweeb. Stop playing games with everyone's lives. The failure of this country will be your legacy. Count on it.
I know it's harsh. But maybe it's time to think twice about what it really motivating him to say the things he is the way he is. Maybe it's something bigger then he even understands.

Well, I know I could write more but it's time to start a very long day with helping the husband do somethings plus my usual everyday boring humdrum things. Just glad I have an extra hour to get something done today.

So remember, keep on pondering the pondering possibilities.   

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 2017

Well, September is gone. This year is just fling by. 
It had it's up and downs but mostly uneventful. 
One sad thing that happened was our dog , Fawn passed away.
She will be greatly missed.
As for animals in the house I still have a cat, Minnie. But I'm not sure how long she has. She is almost 16 years old. I thought she would have gone before the dog. But once she is gone, for the first time in my whole life I will not have some kind of animal in the house. But for now Minnie is enjoying me all to herself without a dog chasing her away from me.
 I still animals outside. Plus all the wild life that likes to show up in the yard. 

Well believe it or not I have finished a project:
I know it's not Easter. But it was the next pattern in the book. The next one will be one that will fit in for  Thanksgiving. I should get it done.

As for the rest of the month, not a lot of outstanding things happened.
I keep trying to get myself to make little notes as a reminder of things that happened. So when I wanted to write about it, I could.
Yesterday I was able to get the books I needed to help inform me more about hiking the Ice Age Trail. They are a guild book and Atlas. I have a few months to get my planing started.

Well I suppose it's time to do some pondering.

Lets start with Mother Nature.
Three major hurricanes in a very short time. I live where you don't have to deal with them directly. They can mess up our weather here in a back handed kind of way. They can either hold up a system here or our systems can help finally move that one away from land and out to sea. While the hurricanes were happening we were finally having summer like weather and the husband was able to get some hay made. It's been a very wet year here.
Lets see what else... I guess most everything, including the hurricanes, involve President Dweeb.
Dealing with three major hurricanes, North Korea, trying to mess up health care even more, and dividing the country as much as possible. You would think his plate would be full enough. But NOOO! He has to drag sports people into things even more.
He says he wants to lower taxes for everyone But what I see is our taxes going up already. But not his. The way he wants to set it up will let HIM save ONE BILLION on taxes. Now who are you helping Dweeb? 
I really think it's time he stop being the all important reality star and get down to business. But that will be  hard too since the people around him never hang around very long. To be any of his heads of any department is like being in a revolving door. You go in but come out heading to legal problems within a matter of weeks. I can't remember any other administration that has had such a high turn over in members in such a short time. It will get to the point that people will say they don't want to belong to a club that he is the head of. Soon the man will be standing alone. 
I keep saying I will stop watching the news. But I guess it's like watching a train wreck. You know you should look away but you can't. I guess I keep hoping that soon someone will took him away in handcuffs for betraying the American people in every way possible. For dividing us. Maybe he's trying to tell us we are his slaves. We mean nothing. 
Or maybe it's time for the change to happen that always happens to all great empires. Change is coming in ways no one wants. It could become the time for every man, woman and child for themselves. 
But if communities can come together as one they will be able to stand strong.
Maybe it's time we stop giving giving power just one person and instead have a council. But this will be hard considering how divided we have become. Trust and common sense is all most gone. 
So here is my challenge to everyone.
Ponder how things could change if only....
Learn from the past and stop trying to bury it. The more you try to say it didn't happen like that, the higher the chance is you will repeat it. 

Well that's all I have to say today.
I hope you all have a better month.
Don't forget to keep on pondering the pondering possibilities. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

September 2017

If anyone does follow this blog, I know I'm late with the monthly post. Sorry. To tell you the truth, I forgot about it on the first until I was almost ready to go to bed. 
I guess I really don't have a good  excuse.
But I'm here now. So lets see, what can I talk about this last month.
I saw the solar eclipse on the 21st. It was only about maybe 80% visible here. I did have a pair of the glasses so I could see it that way.  I took the day off from work so I would not miss it. It was a very calm day. 
Here's a little story about what happened before that.
The husband and I had gone to town to get a few things. When we got back there was a mommy deer in the yard and her baby. The baby was nursing. That is the first time I have seen that happen. I wish I had a camera with me. I know your saying, "Well you have a cell phone, don't you?" All I can say, is it's a flip phone and by the time I would have dug it out of my purse, the baby would not have been nursing anymore.

We did get some more hiking in. Here are a few pictures:

 We noticed this web and the way the sun was shinning on it. I could not resist taking a picture of it.
 This is the first hiker registration box we found. I did sign it and wrote a little message. If you want to know what I wrote, I challenge you to find it .This spot over looked the Yellow River. That's the only clue I'm giving you.
 One of the many lakes we come across while hiking.
 This is me. Taking a break from hiking. I'm wearing a reflective vest because the bear hunters are training their dogs. I also wear a bell on my pack to let some animals know there is a human in the area. 
As of right now we might have one or two more hikes to go. It all depends on how far we want to hike next. Then we will be done for the year. The husband wants to get ready for hunting season.Plus there will be more hunters out in the woods.
I hope to start up again in the early spring over by Cornell.That is the next segment of the Ice Age trail.
In the mean time I can really plan out those hikes. You know study maps and other things I will have to know before hand.
While we have been hiking we still have not run into many people.

I'm sorry to say I have not been working on any projects. I look at it everyday thinking about it but, the motivation is just not there. Maybe once we are done hiking I will be into to it again.

I suppose it's time to ponder somethings that are happening in the world.
I'll start with the weather.
Hurricane Harvey. Wow what a mess. I can't imagine getting that much rain. My heart goes out to all the people that have been affected by it.
I don wonder how many more hurricanes will affect the country this year. 
Here is a strange thought. Are hurricanes worse when there is a republican in the White House or is it just my imagination?

As for the nonsense happening in the leadership. What can I say that has not already been said. 
I still have a hard time watching any news at all when that face and name appear. It would be better for me if I just stayed in the woods for the next few years, away from any news. But then again on the path we are on no where will be safe for anyone anywhere.
The world is a mess that will be next to impossible to fix from this point on.
The Me against the world thinking is pulling everything apart in every way.
Maybe it's time to stop following the people who are bent on keeping the divisions when they don't need to be. 
Stop judging everyone as if the are all the same.
Each person deserves to be looked at as one not a group.
Stop judging one another based on someone else's words.    

Well, I know this is a short post with not much sense in it.
I keep trying to find away to motivate myself to ponder better things or record it better.
I'm hoping once I'm done posting letters on Dear Howard I will feel like writing here more.
I keeping trying to come up with a plan but something always seams to get in the way.

So that's it for today.
I hope you will come back soon.
Just keep on pondering the pondering possibilities. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017

Well it's the 1st of August. I don't know about you but it feels like this year has just been flying by faster then I want it to.
July had it's moments. 
Nothing earth shattering happened to me.
We did go hiking a few times. When it was not raining or too hot or the husband was not baling hay.
You want to see a few pictures?
Well they are:

 The hikes were all very good. The weather was just right most of the time.
During the hikes we saw different things. During one hike the husband almost walked into a bear. He was in front of me and about to round a curve in the trail when he stopped and said "Woo". I said. "What?"
He said, "Bear".
That's when I heard the bear start to go crashing though the woods. He figured it was about a 300 lbs.
I just hope we do not run into any more.
I still plan on trying to get the trail through Taylor County done by I hope Labor Day weekend. At least that's when he wants to be done. He wants to start getting ready to go bow hunting. 
I have not met to many people while we are hiking.
We hike in the mornings usually on Sunday mornings. It's the best time to right now before it gets to hot.
right now the deer flies are really bad. But I wear mesh bags of peppermint leaves off my hat by my ears and that keeps them away from my head. You should try it. I'm not crazy. I bet it would even work if you hung some in a tent if you are camping. Give it try. What harm could it do.

I have not been working on any projects. I will get my butt in gear one of these days and resume me creations. You will be the first to see them when I do.

I suppose I should do a little pondering.
I think I will start with the weather. 
We were getting a lot of rain here but for the past week not so much here. But there was one day where it was really weird. It started raining on the west side of the house really hard. I was at the computer with a view of the front of the house and the back. I turned and waited for it to start pouring in the back. It didn't. I had never experienced anything like that before. Just another sign that this year is a very unusual one, everywhere.

I know I shouldn't comment on political things but it gets very frustrating listening about the stupidity going on in the White House. 
We are being lead by an elementary school child.
At least that's what it feels like.
I only ask, "Will he ever get his act together and be a true leader or continue to divide us, as a nation and leave us vulnerable to other forces?'
Maybe it is time for the aliens to come back and set us straight about being better beings.

One thing I'm looking forward to this month is the solar eclipse. I even took the day off from work to be able to see whatever can be seen from my house. Which may not be much, but why not. With my luck it will be raining that day and it won't make a difference.   
Well that's about all I have to share with you today.  
I know it was short and fairly boring. I was even bored writing it.
I'll figure something out for the next one. Maybe it will be more informative.

So for now I'll say just keep on pondering the pondering possibilities.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 2017

It's hard to believe that June is gone. Half the year is gone. This year is just flying by for me.
Well June was a kind of busy one. I became a Grandma for the first time. Her name is Lillian Rose.
She was born on the 11th. The husband and I were in the room when she entered the world. 
She weighed 7 lb 14 oz and was 19 inches long.
I don't get to see her to often because they live over an hour away. We have been able to see her on the weekends though. She is growing like a weed and is very healthy.
I'll tell you about her from time to time.
Another thing we did this month was go hiking again.
Here are a few of the pictures I took:

 I'm just glad we did not meet the bear that made this track.
Because of all the rain we have been getting a lot of places on the trail are very wet. The last hike we had a number of places we had to go around because of the mud and water.
These sections of the trail are in a lower area so they of course are wetter then usual.
Some people are wondering about bugs and ticks.
Well we have been using three different things to help protect ourselves. Bug spray, dryer sheets and I am also experimenting with bringing a long a mesh bag with peppermint leaves in it. The last couple of hikes we have had no ticks and the number of bugs bugging us are not to many. It might be because it has been on the cooler side when we've been hiking. But the next hike will tell for sure if this combination is working as well as I say. I'll keep you posted.

I did do one other thing this last month, I tried to help a hurt hawk. But it was too late. He had more injuries then I thought. I did take a picture of him:
I know there was a place that took care of these kinds of birds. I called them and they came and got him. But he did not make it. I am glad I tried to help. They are called Rapture education Group. 

Well that's my highlights for June. Except is was my birthday on the 29th. 55 years young. If you notice on a couple of the pictures we hiked on my birthday. Which I later found out was also Mud Day. I guess you can say I celebrated it with a muddy hike.

I suppose you want me to ponder something.
A lot of things have been going on.
I could say something about President Dweeb. But just looking at his face or hearing his voice makes me start yelling at whatever I'm watching or listening to. 
To sum my feelings and thoughts up. It is like listening to a middle school kid who is nothing but a spoiled brat. The longer this person is in charge everything in the world will continue to feel like it is in the final stages of a flushing toilet.
But because of him a lot more people are blowing their tops too. 
As for the anti bulling programs, you might as well forget about them doing any good. As long as the top bully is in charge of things, the bullies feel they DO rule the world. So people who try to live a good honest  life are more on the defense and are turned into something very negative. 

Here are a few things you can ponder about for awhile:
Social media: Is it time to start using it less? When is too much attention  too much? 
People abusing one another: Why are so many men attacking women is such horrific ways?
Does common sense exist anywhere anymore?
When are the aliens going to come back at make us start over again? Or at least tell us how to be on a better path.

Well that's about all I have for you today.
I hope you have a good month.
Please try to do things with a more positive meaning.
Positive thoughts. Positive results.

Just keep on pondering the pondering possibilities.