Posted by Sue on November 14, 2009 in Life, Neighborly Love |

I grew up a town kid, then met and married a farmer. It opened my eyes in a lot of ways. One thing that was a shock to my system was the idea that farmers weren’t all as buddy-buddy as the old movies and all would have you think. It really is a business and […]



Posted by Sue on May 7, 2009 in Asshats, Neighborly Love, Self-exploration |

Don't be. Just because this is the second post in a week it is nothing to be excited about. Trust me. I got to work this morning and found a note on my desk: Thursday, 7:00. Underneath were two packages of earplugs. Have I mentioned my neighbor shoots guns at all hours? Did I also […]


I Can Barely Contain Myself…

Posted by Sue on April 29, 2009 in Asshats, Celebrations, Neighborly Love |

…I just found out that our neighbors that shoot guns all hours of the day and night, especially holidays… that shoot them toward our house…  are MOVING in July. I'll bet you can see my smile from there, can't you?



Posted by Sue on July 25, 2008 in Asshats, Life, Neighborly Love, Rants |

Respect covers a lot of territory. Today I'm going to narrow it down to respect for private property. This week has been the RAGBRAI bicycle tour of Iowa. It is an annual bike ride from one side of the state to the other. It has thousands of participants and covers a lot of ground. During […]


Celebrations…and Other Stuff

Posted by Sue on July 7, 2008 in Celebrations, Life, Neighborly Love, Random Thoughts |

I'm late, as usual… yesterday was Jen's birthday! Go on over and wish her a belated one and tell her Sue sent ya! Hard to believe, but a year ago (yesterday) we were watching my eldest son get married. They are such a lovely couple… it is such a great feeling to see your kids […]


Quick to Judge

Posted by Sue on July 3, 2008 in Deep Thoughts, Neighborly Love, Self-exploration |

I don't know about you, but usually I am a pretty good judge of people. I usually know pretty much right away whether or not someone can be trusted or are reliable or are a 'real' person. Sometimes I am too quick to judge, though. I laughed when my elder son was explaining his early […]


Anybody Got a Gun?

Posted by Sue on June 25, 2008 in Deep Thoughts, Neighborly Love, Random Thoughts |

I swear, listening to country music all day is the most depressing thing… make me just want to shoot myself. My office mate needs to find a different station. I may take it out on him.


I Think I Still Have All My Fingers

Posted by Sue on June 3, 2008 in Neighborly Love, Random Thoughts, Wasting Time |

Sunday evening was the first monthly family game night. Picture me, my 10-yr-old grandson, and five 20-to-30-something people (one DIL couldn't make it) around the table playing "spoons". If you have never played this fast-paced card game, whatever you do I don't advise doing it with MY family! I could've lost a limb! Who knew […]


For the Love of God… (A Rant) *updated*

Posted by Sue on August 10, 2007 in Asshats, Neighborly Love |

…STOP SHOOTING. I just checked the calendar. It isn't a holiday. Unless, maybe it's your birthday or something. I love where I live – except for those freakin' neighbors. What in the hell are you shooting after dark? I do not want to know. Asshats. *UPDATE – For those of you who haven't followed this […]


Neighbors? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Neighbors!

Posted by Sue on May 29, 2007 in Asshats, Neighborly Love |

You just knew it was a holiday weekend without looking at the calendar. How? The neighbors. Sunday evening. Perfect weather. Not too hot, not too cool. My youngest daughter and I had just finished the day-long "cemetary run" – leaving at 7 in the morning and returning home about 6 p.m. We went to four […]

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