Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Give Me Shelter

What does this weeks Magpie picture mean to you? For me, it's all about home...
Ah, it is good to be home
Away from the road,
Where summer breezes have grown cold
Here, I sit,
Within the warmth of this humble abode
Amongst the seeds that I have sown,
Scattered aimlessly,
But still have grown
Watching the season unfold
Together with memories that like to roam,
Ah, it is good to be home.
See what this picture means to other writers at Magpie Tales!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Fab Four!

Rolling Stone magazine has put together a list comprising the Beatles 100 greatest songs. Can you imagine- 100 songs to choose? What an accomplishment!

The Beatles is my all time favorite band. I grew up listening to their music as a child and my first album was actually their second album released. I can't believe I still have this album, yet, no record player anymore! I loved the songs on this album and, as you can tell, I wore it out.

Their music addressed every stage of my life and I cannot imagine music existing without their contribution.

My 5 favorite Beatles songs are:
5.) She Loves You
4.) Eleanor Rigby
3.) The Long and Winding Road
2.) A Day In The Life
Drum roll, please....
1.) In My Life

It was pretty tough pinpointing my top five. What would yours be?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page."
-Mark Houlahan

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Seven Year Itch

Willow at Magpie Tales posts weekly pictures on her blog and readers create a poem or story based on what comes to mind. It's great fun to read everyone's entries! Here is my take on this week's Magpie #28...

What was she thinking to stop that drip with her toe?

Now it's stuck in the faucet.

Evening going, not, like it was supposed to go.

She should have trained her cat to fetch the phone,

These are the thoughts one thinks,

Shriveling in the tub alone.

Perhaps, if a fireman saved her,

She wouldn't complain,

But there was no way to call,

So nobody came.

Her toe throbbing- in a ball of pain,

All because that drip was driving her insane.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Live to Ride- Sturgis, South Dakota

A couple weeks ago my hubby and I were on the big-rig headed to deliver a load in Minnesota. As soon as we hit South Dakota we noticed some motorcyclists on the road.

Traveling in the same direction as we were.

One- after another,

after another.

Soon enough, we were surrounded by hundreds of gorgeous Harleys and that's when we realized that we were headed straight for the famed Sturgis bike rally. It was the 70th anniversary for the bike rally and the closer we got, the more cyclists.

Although my husband and I have been Harley enthusiasts and have owned a 1978 Harley Sportster named Sally, we have never been to Sturgis- but always dreamed of going. Well this, apparently was our lucky day. I would have never imagined the magnitude of the event and how many thousands of people and awesome bikes we would see! How lucky can a girl get?

It reminded me of a funny email that I once received:
1.) The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.
2.) Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.
3.) Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 75 mph.
4.) Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.
5.) Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.
6.) A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
7.) Young riders pick a destination and go; old riders pick a direction and go.
8.) Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.
9.) If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.
10.) Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Colors and Light - Montana

It is nice to see the open road unfold right before your eyes.

With rolling sounds of thunder in the distance.
A little dusting of rain.

The early evening sun begins to cast shadows along the prairies.

Colors and light ever changing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Farmhouses and Fields- Ohio

My favorite part of going on a road trip is listening to some good tunes...

Watching the countryside roll by.

Gazing out the passenger window.

Letting my mind wander.

Never knowing what will be around the next bend.

Constantly amazed.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bricks and Boredom- Nebraska

A truck yard may not be the most beautiful place in Nebraska, but, while my hubby's working, what's a bored girl to do? Take pictures! Nevertheless, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway."
Henry Boye

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Do you wonder about old, abandoned, places? Who lived there, what happened that people stopped coming, and what stories do they have to tell?

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I've mentioned earlier that I was off on a vacation. This does not mean that I was zipping down a water slide or having my toenails painted at a spa (I wish). Instead, myself and two dogs hop on a big-rig truck with my husband and spend some precious time together while he's working.

Over a ten-day period we were dispatched on a series of loads that started in Twin Falls, Idaho, out to Green River, Wyoming, down to Grandview, Missouri, back to Grand Island, Nebraska, and across to Fostoria, Ohio, back to Missouri, and then all the way home again.

It takes a patient man to take on the challenge of spending 10 days in a truck with his wife, a Chihuahua, and Pug, in such a small space.

My hubby pulled through and we had a wonderful time, even though sometimes it felt as though we were driving in circles!