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 […]


Sharp Objects

Posted by Sue on July 21, 2008 in Life, Self-exploration |

I normally try to avoid sharp objects in my life. I have always been a bit of a wuss when it comes to pain and I don't like to put myself in a position to have to have it. Unfortunately, I've gone and done just that. I started a new injectible medication for my diabetes […]


God and Politics

Posted by Sue on July 15, 2008 in Asshats, Life, Rants |

Anybody who has come here for any length of time knows I don't do posts very often on religion or politics. Both of those are subjects I have some very definate opinions about and both of them can generate a lot of controversy in the blogosphere. I'm not one to generate controversy. However, a couple […]


Twenty-eight and Counting

Posted by Sue on July 12, 2008 in Celebrations, Deep Thoughts, Life |

Twenty-eight years ago about this time of the day (late morning) I was finally starting to get around for the wedding. I had made my dress – finishing it in the nick of time the evening before, and as luck or fate would have it, when I tried it  thinking all was well, I found […]


Small Town

Posted by Sue on July 10, 2008 in Deep Thoughts, Life |

I've lived my life in big cities and small towns. Since I've been married I've lived in the country, outside of a fairly good sized town. Not a big city, not really a small town. It is a college town, so the population fluctuates depending on the time of the year and the number of […]


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 […]



Posted by Sue on July 1, 2008 in Celebrations, Life |

Twenty seven years ago today a red-headed pea-picker (as Hubs used to call her) entered our lives. Red heads are known for many things, and believe it, ours lives up to most of the images. As hard headed and stubborn as she can be, she can be generous and loving and sweet. Her wit can cut […]

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