We have shared many home improvment tips with you here but have never come right out and endorsed a product. Well….that is all about to change Messmer’s U.V. Plus Natural Wood Finish is the BOMB! I was a little worried about my 2 year old wrap around deck. This deck is not covered and it gets beat by the afternoon sun so it is subject to weather of all sorts. The beautiful redwood was fading and the wood looked parched. My husband decided to invest in the whole line up of Messmer’s products. The deck cleaner, the renewer/brightner as well as the wood finish. Our deck looks better than ever! This product is like sunscreen for your deck and we all know how important proper U.V. protection is. Maybe our fence will be next?
Archive for August, 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy said his life was all about PURPOSE and PASSION. I heard that this morning on Good Morning America as they were discussing the life and death of Senator Kennedy. Regardless of which side of the political aisle we’re on, this is a wonderful commentary. Wouldn’t each of our lives be fuller, richer, if we lived a life of purpose and passion! It gets you thinking…in the grand scheme of things, what difference is my life making.
The Cowley Corn Cookout is one of my very favorite days of the year. When I was new to Cowley some 15 years ago this event was one the things that drew me to this charming little community. The cookout is open to everyone and is a community wide event. The highlight is a meal where meat and corn is provided by the Cowley Recreation District and each family brings a side dish. This year the corn was picked the morning of the cookout east of Lovell on a local farm, so the corn was as fresh as it could be. The Rec. Dept also rents tons of inflatable toys and slides for the kids, the Town offers free swimming in the outdoor pool and this year the Re-winders played lots of oldies and several couples danced. If you didn’t make it out this year I hope you’ll make plans to attend next year. It is so much fun!
Advice, we hear it all the time. Old wives tales, doctor’s advice, family is usually full of advice. Sometimes we seek it, sometimes it seeks us. Give or take, it’s always a good idea to listen to the wisdom of our elders and learn from their experiences. I got this email recently An Old Farmer’s Advice, and so much of it hits the nail on the head as they say so I’m going to share it with you today. I hope you get a good laugh out of it and also can agree with some of it like I did.
An Old Farmer’s Advice:
*Keep skunks at a distance.
*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than any tractor.
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
* Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*
* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
* It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.
* Every path has a few puddles.
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.
* Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
* Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.*
* Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
* The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
* Always drink upstream from the herd.
* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
* Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
* If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
What a place to be! Wyoming’s mountains provide natural beauty at its best. Last weekend hiking amongst the glorious wildflowers with their profusion of colors was amazing. Some day I’ll learn their names. While my fishing was slow one pretty cut throat kept me from being skunked and I did several “long distance releases/quick releases”! Living here in “God’s Country” is such a joy! I can see why most of my neighbors camp every weekend; we’ve got a 3 weekend run of camping also. Life is good!
Recently my husband and I met the family at beautiful Seeley Lake, Montana for a 60th Anniversary Celebration in honor of his parents. What an event! With over 50 people there was no lack of people to reconnect! From the original couple we now have 7 children, 20 grandchildren and 9 great grands plus the assorted spouses.
We did a lot of great eating, swimming, laughing and even singing not to mention nonstop talking.
It’s amazing how time changes those people. I certainly haven’t grown any older! (Or have I?) I still think of our generation as “the kids”…but now we kids are the grandparent generation. Does this happen in other families? All I know is that I’ll continue to NOT look in the mirror where my mother has been seen more and more. This way I’ll stay as old as I want!