Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rambling by Brenda Whiteside

Okay, I'm reaching here. I wanted to stay within the theme guidelines for this month, but after writing about pets and frogs on the ninth, nothing much inspired me. I'm going to ramble and see where I end up.
Blackberries - before
Blackberries now
Diversity - I live in quite a diverse household. Does that count? And we're still adjusting to each other so there's acceptance and understanding going on. I won't name names, but one of us is retired and thinks that means something different than what I think it means. There's no retiring from laundry and yard work. Am I right? I'm the organized, keep it clean and aren't-you-going-to-get-it-done one. I guess there might be some adjusting for all of us, even me. One of us is the youngest and actually has an out of the house job. This person is the last to bed and the last to get up. So we're adjusting to being quiet in the mornings. Another is the brains behind our family farm. If we can all get used to the energy, high passion and driven attitude then we've embraced the diversity of this household.

Keep America Beautiful - I think we're doing our part. Our house was empty for over a year. The grass was dead in most spots and non-existent in others. The fruit trees were stunted and the blackberry bushes looked dead. But what a difference a couple of months make - along with a little water and backbreaking work. And what else? We don't litter. I can remember growing up in Phoenix and tossing whatever we didn't want in the car out the window. It bothered me even then. Now that I think back, it's so hard to imagine doing that. Why oh why would you throw your trash out the car window to litter the roads and scenery?
Sad tree - before

Happy pear tree now
I'm not big on jazz, know nothing about confederate history beyond a few worthless facts I learned in school, can't think of anything funny to say and nothing new on Easter. I'll end with a couple of pet pictures. Always good for a couple of ah's!


Rusty thinking about dinner
Rusty when it thunders













Brenda and her husband are gypsies at heart having lived in six states and two countries. Recently, they moved to prairie country in Arizona and are enjoying the wide-open spaces while tending fruit trees and veggie gardens. They share their space with their dog, Rusty. When Brenda isn’t at her laptop writing, she enjoys hiking, motorcycle riding and the company of good friends.
Visit Brenda at www.brendawhiteside.com.
She blogs on the 9th and 24th of every month at http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com
She blogs about prairie life on her personal blog http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Jannine Gallant said...

I think you beautifully described a celebration of diversity. Different types coming together and getting along. Kudos to you and your family. And the pics of Rusty are adorable!

Vonnie Davis said...

You covered everything quite well, Brenda. Gotta love a woman who can touch on everything in one way or another, and you're right, those were some 'awllll' pictures of beautiful Rusty.

Margaret Tanner said...

Nice blog Brenda, loved the pictures.

Cheers

Margaret

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks for commenting, ladies. First time I've been near a computer today and I'm getting ready for bed. Have a great night!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks for commenting, ladies. First time I've been near a computer today and I'm getting ready for bed. Have a great night!

Linda Engman said...

Thanks for the photos and blog Brenda. Nice to get an update on what's up with you! Take care and see you on FB! :)
Linda

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks, Linda. Back at you!

Jerri Hines said...

Brenda,
Enjoyed your blog. Love your doggie. Cute!