Monday, April 09, 2018




Some people are better at doing nothing than others.  Some do nothing very well while others have to work at it.  Doing nothing when there are things to do is sometimes the hardest.  With nothing needing done mixed with a desire to do something is not so swell either except when a desire to do nothing when there’s nothing to do comes along and makes everything Okay again.  And in this mix of confusion somewhere is where I found myself this morning.  Didn’t want to go outside, didn’t want to stay inside.  There were things to do inside and outside but I had no desire or motivation to do either one.  Guess you could call that a mild case of nothing……… 




Warmed up the Jeep against the morning’s below freezing temperatures and with less enthusiasm than a Gazelle at a watering trough of Crocodiles Pheebs and I ventured out for a wee drive.  Even my Tim Hortons coffee wasn’t interested in perking me up.  Snapped a couple pics along the way and almost before I knew we had left the house we were back home again.  And that’s it for another wintery cold Spring day:((


GROANER’S CORNER:(( For a couple years I ‘ve been blaming it on lack of sleep and too much pressure from my job, but now I found out the real reason: I’m tired because I’m overworked!!
The population of this country is 237 million. 104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work. Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work. 2.8 million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 16.2 million to do the work. Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Governments and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work. Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.  That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. And you’re sitting at your computer reading blog jokes.


“My wife found a twenty in my pants pocket after she washed and dried them. I had to turn her in to the authorities for money laundering.”



  1. I tried to explain a manure spreader to a young nice this week, could used your pics to help. Nice to be in Birmingham with everything green or blooming.

  2. Some days are just like that, but will get better with some warmer sunny days..

  3. I have the same problem Al. Warmth makes me want to do more things, cold makes me lazy and lethargic with no ambition. I want to curl up in my chair under a blanket and read. However we both know there are better days ahead!!!

  4. Hm. I see that the basic concept of spreading manure remains the same, but the contraption on the back end there is a bit of a mystery. Guess I'm not up on the latest in manure spreader tech!

    1. That's the first time I've ever seen a contraption like that on a manure spreader as well. I wasn't close enough to him to get a real good look at how it all worked.

  5. Finally caught up on all of your recent posts as we have been traveling. Gosh what crazy weather Canada has been having. Love all of your photos thru the various days you have had.

  6. Nuthin' wrong with a little nuthin'!

  7. Is this can't settle down to do anything Spring fever with winter temperatures/moisture?

  8. Al
    To start off glad you didn't get banged up any more than you said you did. "None the worse for the wear" You stated that you and Kelly returned from her Birthday Bash. I would like to wish Kelly a belated "Happy Birthday" Doesn't look too bad for a 21 year old! . That's a great looking New Hat!
    Also hope that Kelly is getting great reports from the Medical People about her tests at the medical center.
    Also as to your photographs........what can I say except that they are superlative photographs. They are equal to being superior to "National Geographic" quality photo's. Thanks for posting a great blog. I really need to look at it everyday instead of trying to catch up on your posts two or three days after you post your blog.
    Again Thank you for posting all of the photo's especially all of the bird pictures.