Friday, April 22, 2016

A Poem of my Heritage

Sing me a Song of a Lad that is Gone

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Mull was astern, Rum on the port,
Eigg on the starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in his soul;
Where is that glory now?

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Give me again all that was there,
Give me the sun that shone!
Give me the eyes, give me the soul,
Give me the lad that's gone!

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

Friday, February 5, 2016

30,000 Blog Visitors Celebration Giveaway! -WINNER-

CEEJAY from Delores, Colorado is the winner of the towel and the dishcloths!  Thanks to all of you for helping me celebrate 30,000 visitors to our humble little blog!

As we are approaching 30,000 overall views to our silly little blog, we decided we need to do a Thank You Followers Giveaway! 

We want to send out a Oven Handle Towel and a Set of Crocheted Dish Clothes to your House! 

Enter by commenting on this post.  Once we reach 30,000 views, we will close the contest and randomly draw a winner!  This is gonna be FUN!!!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I call it my "Brain"

I have a planner and I call it my "Brain". 

If I don't have my "Brain" nothing gets done.  I start my morning with my "Brain" scheduling my day.  I actually schedule "scheduling time".  I know it sounds extreme. I implore you to understand that I am extremely ADD.  I need the structure to direct me. 

Every morning, I tear off a piece of the lined yellow notebook paper.  You know the kind that every boss in the world carries around so that you think he knows what he is talking about because it is written down on that stupid pad.   I scribble down every last thing I would love to get done that particular day.  It is kind of like a free thinking wish list. 

The next step to this rather arduous planning process is to go over the list and pick out the things I absolutely have to get done today.  I call this My Of Great Consequence List. These are the tasks that if not completed someone is going to a; starve, b; die, or c; fire me if I don't get them done.  They include feeding and watering the animals and Hunky Hubby, taking my medicine, and going to work.  Those things get written down in my planner "Brain" in order of importance. 

Once at work, I do the whole process again.  This time I do the free thinking with work tasks. 

I always try to pick at least one thing that I want to do.  Something just for me.  Sometimes it has to be something minor because my have too's are too many.  It might be running by McDonalds for an Iced Caramel Mocha.  Hey, If Momma ain't happy. ain't nobody happy!

Weekends at Anna Pearl's Attic are NO PLANNING ZONES!  This means that we drift with the wind, having no particular direction in mind.  It does seem that we drift in the way that Hunky Hubby directs, though.  This phenomenon occurs when my "Brain" gets tired from all the planning it has to do.  It's called "Brain" overload.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Most Popular Post of 2015 was.....

This year has been a crazy year.  2015 has had many losses and gains for our family.  Having lost a beloved sister, aunt and uncle, we wondered if the losses would stop.  Looking back through the posts on this blog have helped me realize that there are many gains to be recognized. 

Our several trips to beautiful Arizona is one of the wonderful blessings I want to point out.  The desert is healing place.  Though dry and desolate, it allows a soul to be quiet and to think and feel.  The beauty of the flora and fauna relieves the eye and refreshes the mind.

There were fishing trips, new pets , trips to Idaho, photos from Kanab, UT, bathtubs, from Monroe, UT, lots of fence posts, Renedezvous in St. George, UT., and canned elk on the counter top.

However, the most popular post of 2015 was the Video Tour of Anna Pearl's Garden.  We had 97 views, which tells us that we will be doing many more videos in 2016.

Here's the link, if you would like to see the video again.

Of course right now, the garden is covered in about 4 feet of snow.  Maybe we need a video of that. :)