A Run in With a Bull Snake in Idaho Hiking Country

Idaho Bull & Rattle Snake Hiking Country
Have you ever had a run in with a Gopher Snake (a.k.a Bull Snake)? Bull snakes are called that for a reason they could get pissed off very easily.
Boy I sure did. My husband Richard and I had taken the week of July 4th from work to go on a hiking adventure around Pilots Peak in Northern Idaho. Granted from Washington State that’s a 10 hour drive. A night in a hotel at McCall, Idaho then another 70 miles on Old Wagon Road which winds around on old gravel logging roads and eventually takes you up to the elevation of over 8000 ft.

A person has to be very careful to acclimate themselves or you can get what’s called “mountain sickness” and die. It affects your ears and equilibrium. We lost a horse that way once. He just toppled over the edge of the cliff and there was nothing we could do to stop him. He took all the camping gear right along with him. But that’s another story.

3 Year Old Boy Running Down the Middle of a Busy Street

3 Year Old Boy Running Down the Middle of a Busy Street
How could this happen? A little boy in the middle of a busy street.

It actually happened. I have to tell this story because it still plays in my head over and over just like it was yesterday. But it happened over 20 years ago.
It was a Saturday morning. My husband and I decided we would go to have breakfast in town. Town at the time was 16 miles away. It took anywhere between a half hour to 45 minutes to get there. The town is Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho. Saturday mornings are usually quiet in Coeur D’ Alene. But that Saturday morning it seemed everybody and there brother was out, maybe because it was sunny.

Fun in The Sun For $8.00

Creating Fun in the Sun For $8.00

$8.00 created squeals of delight and enough laughter to last a life time. The $8.00 fun in the sun is called Dora the Explorer Hopsplash. A wet and wild hopscotch water fun toy.

Do kids know how much you spend on them for having fun in the sun? No Way.  My 3 year old Bianca wouldn't know if I spent $50.00 or $8.00. It might only last for the summer but it serves 2 purposes. One for watering the lawn and the other is to watch Bianca screaming her little head off cuz the water is cold.

Your the only one who knows what your checking account or credit card looks like at the end of the month when you reconcile it. It was so worth it. I loved watching her.

4 Little Kittens Sitting On a Ledge

4 Blacks Kittens Sitting On a Ledge.
Whats up they say?

Where did you go?
I have come back from a picture show.

We missed you.
We want you back.
So we can cuddle in your lap.

15 Funny Sayings from Grandchildren about Their Grandparents

The Funniest Things Grandchildren Say About Their Grandparents.
You may have read these before. I wish I could give the person that sent this email to me (credits) for this blog post, but it has been sent around so many times and it just said to share it. It is good for some wonderful laughs.
Grandparents from a grandchild’s point of view:
 1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....
2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"

If Life Could Be So Easy

Life is Good
 If life could be so easy.
  I'd quit my day job.
                                                       I make up for lost sleep.
I would let the air tickle my tongue forever.

Life's Precious Moments Enjoy Them.

The Leapfrog Leapster2 and the Green Eyed Zombie

A couple of days ago I thought I was going through hell and back again.  Why you say? Well my perfect little Sleeping Beauty Bianca; who sleeps from 10 to 12 hours a night all of a sudden threw those 10 to 12 hours in a bucket and changed her beautiful sleeping pattern.

Sleeping Beauty Bianca

The question is why? OH My Gracious; imagine going from getting 8 precious hours of beautiful blessed sleep to the tune of intermittent sleep at the pace of every 2-3 hours. Do you know how frikin hard that is? All of a sudden the little Sleeping Beauty is crawling in your bed at 12:30 am. What? You stir and TURN to look at these little eyeballs staring at you. What's going on you say to the little Sleeping Beauty? “Hi Mama” she says. 

Having Someone Close to You Slowly Slipping Away

Do you know the feeling you get when a loved one is slowly slipping away from you?

Only to be going to a better place in heaven. But you don't want them to leave. And we don't get the choice of when they come and go from this world.

For myself; it started in the month of July, 2009.  I received word that my father has Prostrate Cancer. And then when I thought that I heard it all. I also found out that my sweetheart of 5 years of marriage has Stage 2 Multiple Myeloma Bone Cancer.

My world just collapsed right before me.

At first we didn't know it was cancer until my sweetheart was in the hospital for 10 days fighting for his life. We had been visiting our regular doctor for 5 months and getting no answers why he wasn't feeling well only to moved on for a second opinion. We finally got answers but it was almost to late. Cancer had consumed him by 80% and he only had 17% kidney function when we admitted him to the hospital.

Friendships; I Want What You Got!

Are They All Friends? I Want What You Got!

One of my  friends shared this photo with me via email.

Do  you think the squirrel wants to share?
From what I CAN SEE his body language is saying no way I'm giving this up to you birds. His ears are pinned back and he has a real grip on that nut he's holding. His stance is solid and he is putting his dead right serious FACE on...I'm not sharing.

I believe the Squirrel has the upper hand here. Don't you?

The Squirrel has a nut that these birds want, and their are trying their hardest to acquire it by empowering him with a gang effect.

Everyone in the email thought it was cute. I took a look at it. I saw something different.

I saw four birds circling and pushing trying to make the Squirrel give up his nut by peer pressure.. I wonder if their some kind of gang. Ha Ha. Kind of like a gang that lays in wait for some innocent bystander that walks by to steal from them.

Do you think that animals behave the same as people? Preditor V Prey. Peer Pressure. Use of Force.

Life is like that. Some people kill for it. Some just share it. Some fight over it..Kind of like whats going on in the picture with the Squirrel and the Birds.

What's your take of this photo? I would love to read your opinion.

Linda @JungleLuv

A Mothers Poem

A Mothers Poem: To All the Moms Out There!

Making Memories Count. (Crying, Laughter, Pictures, Places, and Videos)

On Call Nurse 24/7. (Puking, Boo Boos, Mumps, Colds, etc.)

Truely Inspirational and Totaly Awesome (Guiding, Cheer Leading Club, PTA, etc)

Helping Others to Help Themselves. (Encouraging Over Achievers)

Event Home Planner (Birthday Parties, Slumber Parties, Home Coming, etc.)

Reasonably Sane. Organicaly grateful. (Humble, Solidtude, Gracious, Emotional)

Successful. (Leadership, Motivator, Entrepreneur, Home-Business)

Come on in and add to my Poem. Leave them in the comment section below.
I would love to hear about it.

It’s a Pooping Party – Dogs, Cats and Kids

My Favorite Peeps
As a busy mother you constantly feel as if you can never get a moment to yourself especially when it comes to using the toilet. You feel every moment has to be shared with something or somebody. You also hope that if you have to use the toilet that you can get that precious moment to do the # 1 or the # 2 all to yourself. Some people get embarassed talking about using the bathroom..Get over it...Guess what we have to do it.
No Way Forget It!

I have to share my funny “Pooping Party Story”.

The Start of a 2nd Family

Starting a 2nd family is questionable especially when you are totally not prepared for it. My sweetheart and I had only been married for 4 years. You could say we were still newly weds. But the day my niece Chrystal came to live with us changed our lives forever.

Little Miss Bianca

She had been living with us for about 3 months;


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