Friday, July 07, 2006

Horses and Heat....

One of the new guys on the loggin’ crew called Roy a horse.
And he is!
He will work himself into the ground at whatever he does. I have never seen a man more driven to succeed at his given task. NO matter what it is….digging a hole or limbin' trees.
Being 56, he makes it his goal to work circles around the younger men on the crew….and he does.
I worry about him in this heat. He comes home just worked to a frazzle. He does his chores around the house, showers, eats and then off to bed.
All done by 8:00.…That alarm goes off at 4:45.
He is a WorkHorse.

The last two weekends when we have gone shopping for things for the cruise. He wanted a good pair of binoculars. I wanted a new swimsuit and another roll around suitcase.
He is not fun to shop with and it takes two weekends to get it thru to him just what I want…..I will have to tell you some day about that!
Anyway, he wanted to play pool the first weekend and I came up lame in the last stretch of shopping....Too much Ted Nugent and Steve Madden Heels…..I must have strained a muscle in my ankle.
“It’s no biggie I can stand and play pool.”
“Nope! Let’s go home.”

So this last weekend we went to play pool first. 5 games and I won the first one….it takes a bit for him to get his groove on and then it’s “run the table and whip her ass!”
Then to the mall, 3 stores and 1 tizzy over which suitcase to buy, I began to feel a bit icky.
Really Icky!

I passed out on him once and when I tell him, “pitch the tent!”
I am done!
Stick a fork in me I am done!!
He knows he needs to do something quick!
He said, “Hey, what’s the deal?! I can out shop you?? I am a horse!”

“Well, I am a ShowPony. Not a WorkHorse. Not a RaceHorse. I am to be kept in an air conditioned stable and hand fed. Some one is to wash me and comb my hair. I am to be brought out for show purposes only. I am not good with excessive heat and lack of water. And if you do not get me something to drink ASAP I will hit the floor like a 5 pound sack of potatoes!”

One bottle of Sprite later we are looking at Harleys in The Harley Cathedral.
I just need something to drink.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


I wrote this in 2006...  Enjoy!

There's a bright golden haze on the meadow,
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,
An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky.
OOOOoooh what a beautiful morning,
OOOOOoooooh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.
We went to Discoveryland over the weekend. It's an Oklahoma treasure nestled in the Osage Hills, an outdoor amphitheater that puts on a wonderful production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Drawbacks: It’s hot!
 Freakin' hot!!!!
The seats are too close together!
And you touch the sweaty person next to you... so gross!!!!
And it is hard to find!!
FYI Discoveryland managers: SIGNAGE!!


And an easy access map would be nice!
But please kids, don’t let that stop you from going... the Hilton in Tulsa has a package and provides transportation.

Being an Okie, you would think I have would have seen this long before now… they have been doing this for 31 years. I thought I was going to have a hard time with it becuz I'm so emotional... I get all choked up when I hear that song as it is…
where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.

But I held my own until the end when the horses went runnin’ by, one with the American flag and the other with the Oklahoma flag… That was all it took!
The tears start to roll with Pride!
A must do if you pass thru Tulsa!!

Always leave them laughin’…

Roy and I took a dip in the pool… well we floated.
I don’t swim… not one lick.
I have almost drown twice… so… we float.
Roy decided to get out and look around to see what the neighbors can see and I decided to empty out the water on my floaty… I was trying so hard not to get my hair wet.
I went to the ladder and emptied the water out and positioned it just so and got on. I lost my balance and under I went!!
I came up coughin’ and sputterin’!!
When I looked around to see where my “rescuer” was, Roy was leanin’ on the fence with his hand on hip, shakin’ his head, ”So much for NOT getting your hair wet!”
And that when I decided I have had enough pooltime!
I went to the ladder and slipped off the floaty and lost my footin’!
I kicked that damn ladder with my right foot and in the commotion I kicked it again with my left foot and went under again!!!
My “rescuer” was just standin’ there shakin’ his head.
“If we had been dating, THAT would be the deal-breaker!”

Kiss my ass, Roy!

what a beautiful morning,
OOOOOooooooh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.