Monday, June 7, 2010

At last, at last

If Blogger ever becomes available I will do this is not really important in the overall scheme of things. It is frustrating nevertheless. I have been getting the Blogger Unavailable message since last night. I didn't think I could even post comments but they will go through so I might get some visiting done today.

The photo that will be included with this was taken while coming home from a little fishing expedition. We decided to check out creeks...I was thinking with all the rain that they would all be to high to wade and fish, and in thinking that I wore one of my better pair of jeans. Anyway, yesterday, the photo above shows the kind of sky we had..which is the kind that makes my heart sing out with joy. But on with the rest of the day.

We went by Mansfield where Big Raccoon Creek was up a tiny bit, but still plenty fishable. But there were a couple guys already there. So we headed on to the Big Walnut Creek. It was just right for fishing...I was so aggravated at myself for not being prepared to wade. I fished from the bank, and caught a couple...Roger caught 3 or 4. One of his small-mouthed bass was keeper size. Small-mouthed bass are so much fun to catch because they sometimes jump out of the water when fighting to get free. It is so much fun...kind of makes your heart pump a little faster...and hope that someone else is watching.

Right now I have a couple loads of clothes on the line, and thinking I should do at least one more and have it ready to go when some of these get dry enough. The humidity is down this morn, and there is a gentle breeze so it shouldn't take long for some to dry. I have to take advantage of today because rain is in our forecast for the rest of the week. And I have become addicted to hanging my clothes out--laundry is one chore I have always enjoyed. Even when I was still a teen I enjoyed hanging laundry on the line.
I wrote the above this morn about 9:45 and have tried off and on all day long to post with no luck till now. I have my clothes in off the lines and almost all put away. I always remember Grammy telling about when she was young...Grammy being my husband's grandmother...anyway, she left home while still a teen. She had an apartment in the city, not sure what job she had. But from what she said, it was a busy, bustling place. She would hand wash some of her clothes and hang them on the line before she left for work. One time she came home from work, and they had been stolen.

Ever since she told me that story, any time I leave clothes hanging on the line and actually go shopping or something....when I come home I look to see if my clothes are still there. One time, when my oldest was just a toddler, I had hung towels on the line, put her in the stroller and we walked downtown.

When we returned home, I glanced up to see if my towels were still, there and glanced back down at my daughter...she had stood up and it startled me so that I stopped. The sudden stop caused her to fall our of the stroller, but she only received a bump.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: How neat, a fish story with some results.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your fishing success!
I had a pair of jeans stolen once. I was in Italy. My jeans were wet from an all-day rain. I hung the jeans on a rope that went from my tent to a stake. The next morning my jeans were gone. Thank goodness I had another pair of jeans with me!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am getting the blogger unavailable warning too, for about 24 hours now.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That would be a bummer to have clothes stolen.

I had clothes stolen from a dryer at a laundromat once.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gads---I'm glad I wasn't trying to blog over the weekend... I would have been frustrated also if Blogger wasn't available...

Glad you had a good fishing expedition... Terrible story about your hubby's Grandmother's clothes getting stolen... What won't people do?????

I love to smell laundry after it was dried on the line outside... I miss that!!!

Hope you are doing okay.

Goosey said...

A line of white washing blowing on a line is wonderful. I have not got a dryer so I only line dry stuff...lovely. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I shall enjoy looking at yours too! Goosey.

EG Wow said...

People who steal laundry must be desperate. I have heard of people sealing plants out of other people's front yards too.

I love day when the clouds are as beautiful as the ones in your photo. Sounds like Roger must be feeling better if he was able to go fishing. That's GREAT!

Sorry about your Blogger problems. I have been having problems uploading photos for about a month. I was so frustrated I almost abandoned Blogger for Wordpress. I even started a new blog...but I hardly ever post there as I don't like it as well as Blogger.

Hope your Blogger troubles are over now!

Jacob said...

Sounds like fun, though I haven't fished in years. People still say there's something "fishy" about me, though!

LOL! I read one line and because of the way my bad, bad mind works, I thought you said you had your clothes off and I wondered why you would do that when trying to post...then I read the rest. Oh well!

don said...

I can appreciate your frustration with the service being down. My internet was off for a time this morning...right when I wanted to go comment! :-)

George said...

I haven't had much time to be on the computer for the past couple of days, so I haven't noticed any problems with Blogger. But I do know how frustrated I get when I do encounter a problem.
I'm glad to hear that you had a successful fishing trip even if you couldn't wade.

Judy said...

I love your stories Rose. I got a chuckle out of the clothes being stolen.

Mary said...

Gorgeous skies in that photo! I love all those clouds. The fishing sounds like it was good. I was never much of a fisherman...too easily distracted by everything around me. Interesting about the clothes getting stolen! You always tell good stories :-)

A piece of news said...

Rose, you have the most wonderful life. This post and the one after it made me feel wonderful as I read them. You're a good writer and I am always sad that I come along late to the game and leave a comment days after you post something. I need to unlazy myself or something.