Tuesday, May 18, 2010

JUST STUFF



Have you ever sat and marveled at the orderly precision automobiles and trucks maneuver at a four way three lane stop sign? I have and though I am not a person to admire strict obedience to rules and regulations, having recently become the recipient of another speeding ticket, this does impress me. It is like a well-performed ballet. A perfect performance. And I have become a paragon of virtue following the speed limits to a tee. My dad and the neighbor across the street taught me how to drive and one of the things my dad stressed was to keep up with the traffic. That I have done all my life, but now I guess it is not working so well. You would be surprised at the looks I get, the angry yelling, the finger, all the time. Most of the time I grit my teeth and let it go, but once in a while I thumb my nose back at them. Shakes some of them up. They have never seen that before. Teenagers laugh and others just shake their head. Wonder what they think?


I am coming along with my recovery quite well. I can walk fairly well but sitting and getting up is a trial. In fact, I have signed up for the Bellin Run (Walk) on June 12 and I hope to be ready for the one mile walk then. Oh Ho! You thought I was going to walk the whole 10 K? If I can do the mile, I shall be happy.


Summer has finally arrived and Jim has planted over 100 glads already and cleaned up the garden and I will plant the pots one of these days. I get my geraniums from East High School each year. Those kids have a green thumb and their plants are very healthy and cheap. I like to have an eclectic group of flowers in each pot but I use the geraniums as a base as they always are in bloom.
The birds have taken over the back yard with Jim's three feeders. The squirrels are a problem but Jim puts some in the big willow for them. He figures they will leave his feeders alone if they have their own stash. I don't know. That one squirrel is almost as big as a dog now.



Here is a picture of my fishing results down in Texas. This was the result of only a few minutes. As you can see they are not big, but my they were tasty. I shared them with a couple of people there for the wedding who had never eaten bluegills or crappies. They actually are my favorite eating fish! And I don't have that big a pot belly. I just carry everything I own in my pockets!


17 comments:

Anita said...

You're lookin' good Bernie! I'm sure you'll be ready for the walk.

I enjoyed reading about "stuff." I pictured you out in the traffic, misbehavin' a bit. lol

June said...

I'm glad you're "coming along with your recovery."

You're a piece of work, y'know that?
I bet you're a lot of fun to hang around with.

Wander to the Wayside said...

I like your sense of humor, Bernie! I think driving has run amuck, at least around here. The other day I was going 65 on a highway with a 55mph speed limit, and people were passing me like I was standing still! And probably half of them were on their cell phone. Very scarey out there.

Bernie said...

So glad to hear you are healing and pretty much on the mend. I think you will handle that walk no problem.
Smiled when I read about you speading and then sassing the other drivers back....good for you my friend.
Keep well.......:-) Big Hugs

Gail said...

Looking good and playing hard...

Von said...

You been 'cocking a snook" bernie?

Giada said...

I planted glads too! I put all colors, but my favorites have green flowers. The leaves of my glads have sprouted recently. Your garden must be beautiful with all the flowers, birds and squirrels...
I'm glad you feel better!
Giada

Giada said...

Hello Bernie, I read your comment and I added the google translator to my blog, so if you want you can read it too! The translator is in the top right of my blog. Even though I know the machine translation will not be the best...
Thanks again for your super-nice comments! See you soon :) Giada

Kat Weaver said...

You are so much like my Mom with the speeding ticket incident...LOL! My mom is 74 and hasn't slowed up yet! Honestly, I love you both! Great post...((Hugs))

yaya said...

Ok lead foot Bernie, just be careful out there! I have the same problem...I grew up in Chicago and although the sign says 55, I'm sure it must mean 85 because no one drives that slow! I can make it from my home to Mom's in record time!

Barb said...

You look like a seasoned fisher woman, Bernie. Glad your healing is on course and you're planning to enter a walk. Keep on moving and thumbing your nose!

Deb Shucka said...

So glad to hear you're healing well and working toward walking in the Run.

I'm laughing at your getting a speeding ticket and then at you thumbing your nose at angry drivers. I love your spirit!

Good luck training those squirrels. Ours figure it's all theirs, no matter where we put the food, or who we intend it for. None of ours is quite as big as a dog, however - the cats maybe. :-)

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Delwyn said...

Hi bernie

best wishes for your speedy recovery back to walking and fishing and thumbing your nose...I like your attitude.

Thank you for calling by and introducing yourself

happy days

Joey said...

You are a tough cookie! I love what you do to those rude people. I would give thumbs up, you speeder, you!

I'd love to go on a drive with you!

Get better soon! I haven't been on in a while... I've missed your blog.

joey

My name is Lin said...

awww Bernie, I happened upon your blog last night, and so pleased I did! You're a keeper and I'm definitely your follower. Oh shucks, on that dang ticket...
On another subject, your signing up for Bellin Run is an inspiration. I've been on my treadmill each day going a mile or more... but I'm well over three decades your junior.
Looking forward to reading more here.

LaraAnn said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better. Driving is so stressful so I can relate to your thoughts about that. You probably have more energy than I do - just thinking about walking a mile wears me out which is pathetic because I'm only 40.

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