Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Great Race John Deere VS Kubota

For a few years now we have had a small John Deere tractor sitting in the barn just waiting for Madeline to be the right size to use it. Well this is the year,not only is she big enough to reach the gas pedal she has figured out how to make the pedal work and understands the concept of turning the wheel. A natural born driver.
  The memory of this day will be with me forever and no doubt always make me laugh.
  It started out simple enough, we got the tractor out for Madeline to ride and once again showed her how to make it go and stop.

She hops on and says shes ready,and off we go. We take a tour of the back 40 and she is doing real well keeping it straight and following the drive. I suggest we cut through the path in the field so she won't get stuck in the sand (plus it is a shorter trip around the yard  and Granmama is running to keep up) it takes a little convincing but she follows along and onto the path we go.

Once we are back on the drive I get the brilliant idea to put the tractor in the faster gear meaning Granmama now has to run full out to keep up. All I see as we come around the bend back toward the barn is Bill standing there almost but not quite laughing shaking his head and holding up 2 fingers questioning the gear. He thinks she did it.Hehehe little does he know that was my brilliant idea and it is about to bloom into an even better idea.
   She comes to a stop by bumping into Bill's leg then not getting off the tractor she looks up at him and politely says "Get on your tractor Dzidzia lets race, I got gears I can go fast." You know he could not resist such an offer and climbed right up on his big orange Kubota. She starts out in low gear having the lead just so I could get pictures, that only last until Dzidzia starts to pass her by then she wants her tractor in high gear the heck with pictures so I put it in high for her and try to take pictures at a full out run. As I am running and shooting pictures I don't miss the bright determination in her eyes or how she is leaning her entire body forward just willing her little John Deere to go faster or best of all exactly how much fun she is having. The race ends in the back garden with Dzidzai in the lead,that is ok with Madeline she carefully parks herself behind the big tractor sits there for a two beat count and she is off again like a driving maniac.

   I think I may have laughed the hardest as I run after her back up the drive and she is driving along looking at everything but the roadway (just like some one else I know) As I am saying one more time look where your going she drives into some low hanging branches and lightly bangs into a fence post. Her face was priceless with the absolutely surprised look on it. I couldn't help my self I laugh out loud and say we are going to have to get you an airbag. I help get her righted and back on the road again and off she drives with eyes clearly on the road.

The last day of May!

While it isn't the 21st of June yet summer is here. You can smell it in the  air and taste it in the food. The beaches are open,the grills are smoking and my yard is bursting with the birds,bees,flowers and trees.

 Summer is such an exciting season. So much to do and just not enough time.If I was given one wish I think I just might wish for a longer summer by a month or 2 (got to have the season change) and no need to work during the summer.
    Well I haven't wasted a minute of the start of summer. I have already sat on the beach reading and getting my first sunburn, I have been to the zoo with my family and I have even planted a flower or two.

I can't wait to see what other summer fun there is going to be!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A new post!

Just A Pinch .com was a very favorite cooking web site of mine. That is until today. 
  I went to post a few pictures of my grandchild in the discussion part of the site as always. I can no longer share a group or album of pictures on JUST A PINCH unless I pay for a membership. I posted recipes free of charge that Just A Pinch Sells, I posted tips free of charge that are now only available for pay,I have reviewed and photo many recipes with out charge, JUST A PINCH.COM should not be charging me for small and simple pleasures! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


After almost 2 months of waiting the company called Multiview has paid me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Still not paid

ministrative Assistant—Multiview Media


formerly Content Management Corp.

800.747.8069 | 661.257.0288 ............I worked for this company on March 28 2012 at the Philia Convention center. I worked from 7 am to 7pm. As of right now after jumping thru all the hoops I was asked to jump thru I still havenot been paid

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Blooming Spring

With all the unusual weather we had this winter and in the beginning of spring I was worried that all the beautiful  bloomage that happens in late spring would be harmed. As I listened to farmers and gardeners alike talk about the harm a real good cold snap could cause,I was so very happy a real good cold snap didn't happen in most areas.
  True my daffodils bloomed way to soon and the sudden drop in temperatures back to normal didn't do them any good and they where short lived. I only got 2 cutting out of them.
     Everything else in my yard seems to have fared well. My tulips looked so very beautiful and lasted a good long time. For weeks they opened ever so gracefully in the warm spring sunshine to show their true beauty and then closing up all snug and tight in the moon light each night as if resting for the next day of showing off.


The pansies as always love the chilly but sunny days of spring. Sometimes as the little flowers dance happily in the winds I imagine I see the happy smiling faces that pansies always seem to have in cartoon movies and I can't help but smile back.  

             At this point in the season we are having what you would call a perfect spring. A little bit of everything when it comes to the weather, clouds, sunshine,wind and rain. Making my yard front and back an easel of color and texture,enhanced with the sweet and fresh scent of all the fragrant plants happily coming up out of the ground after a nice winter sleep.


  I am not the only creature to enjoy the bounty of my yard this spring . As I sit motionlessness on my porch I get the chance to enjoy Mommy Robin feeding her babies all nested snugly in the tall sturdy cedar tree that graces my driveway entrance.As Mommy sits with her babies I spy another young robin out of the corner of my eye sitting atop the empty bird feeder as if this was his throne or place of honor. 

 I didn't actually like seeing the 2 bunnies happily hopping around under my bushes and shrubs. I know they are eating something I don't want them to eat, but I can bring myself to do no more then holler and stomp my feet at them.Some farmer I would be!
     All in all spring is blooming as beautiful as ever,bringing with it brilliant colors and new life all as exciting as it can be.