Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Biscuits'n gravy ..

Dad loves biscuits 'n gravy, which I struggle to make on a regular basis.  Truth be told, my biscuits work better as replacements for when we run out of white flyers.

 I asked my girlfriend, whose wonderful biscuits with gravy her guy loves, for her biscuit recipe and any making tips.

After a long pause, she said... "How many times have you eaten biscuits here?"
"Lots," I said, "and they are always light, fluffy, and yummy."
"Yes, well... I don't have a recipe for them."
"Dammit," I said, "don't tell me you are one of those 'I don't use a recipe' people!  Come on, help me out here before I kill off Dad."
"I don't need a recipe," she said, "All I have to do is open the Schwan's Southern Style Biscuit bag and throw them in the oven for 20 minutes."

So, as the Schwan's truck roars off down our driveway, I send up a little prayer for a friend who just may have saved Dad's life.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Carry on...

The CCW permit is mine... as is the responsibility that goes with it. 
A most humble Thank You to all those who encouraged and helped, you know who you are.  I appreciate your wisdom and insight more than I can say. 

And if even one of you hints to my kids that Mom is doing poker night escort (to their rides) duty for their grandpa's ol cronies... 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Notes...

Three great reads by new authors are just waiting for you...
L.B. Johnson has written a wonderful book about a Labrador Retriever, love, and life. 
 For more info on this great book see

Even if you have never had a dog, Barkley will melt your heart...


J.L. Curtis, well known as the blogger Old NFO, has two books out. Read Vignettes first so you get to know the main character, John Cronin. Cronin, a decorated Vietnam veteran, is a Texas rancher and lawman. 

I seem to have fallen a bit in love with John Cronin...sigh

All three books are available from Amazon in both Kindle and paper.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fish bones...

We went fishing this morning and no, we didn't catch a salmon.  It is all about getting out and trying, right!  There was much needed rain here yesterday TYJ, but clear and cool this morning, so off we went...

Fishermen were not as plentiful this morning...

Dad and C rigging the poles prior to putt'n in

while I was checking out some tracks in the water...

I got to fish for a short time while C drove Ol Ugly. He had us laughing with his stories from a recent water fowl hunting trip at Tule Lake. Oh my, the cigar he was smoking smelled great. 

I got a couple of small bumps, and saw an ol guy catch a nice salmon just above where we were fishing. Dad didn't even get a bump...sigh.  Plenty of fish jumping around us. The fish are now starting to turn red, and moving up river fasterAfter Dad lost his favorite flat fish to a snag and a few other little mishaps we called it a morning and headed home. Another day...


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Everyday Blessings...

Marymine's Blessed Be wall

     The grandkids:
Cody, the Corpsman & his Canadian GF

Jacey bust'n clays

Miss miracle Bailey

Lauren, moved up to varsity VB

Colt, farm'n & diesel tech school man

Ali the college girl and her BF

 Missing my crew something fierce, but all are doing well. I really am very thankful and blessed to be their granny...