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I Was Stoned and I Missed It

PEACE

4/20- With a tip o’ the hat to Dennis (of Dr. Hook) and Ray Sawyer, who passed in December and Shel Silverstein, who’s body of writing and personality still fascinate me.

The Smoke Off-Shel Silverstein

I’m not entirely certain where this post is gonna lead us today. Infer what you will; it helps bi-polar and anxiety. Take it with a grain [or a leaf.]  Know that I live in the state that Pence consecrated. But if you think politics has ever stopped someone from tucking seedlings a cornfield… not so much. Years ago, we’d make a run for the [Michigan] border on Sunday for alcohol.  Now -I hear we Hoosiers still are, just for a different buzz.

The metaphors abound: It’s strange, nowadays to speak to relation that live in a medicinal or recreational state. Some of us always were. My hope one day, is to pull open a kitchen drawer; but instead of little K-cups, there’s little pods of pot. In rows, by name. {patent pending Gma Auburn- HA!}  And it will be as accepted on a Friday night as the fondue pot was in the 70’s.

And on that note: Thanks for stopping by today. THANK YOU to those on YouTube who preserve the music.  -Grandma Auburn    2 Dr. Hook Videos. “Sylvia’s Mother” because in my next life,  I’d like to hop on Ray Sawyer’s lap, like a pet-starved cat… and of course, “I Got Stoned And I Missed It”

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Go Your Own Way

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Grown Daughter, “RT” wants me to add some more of our text conversations. I’m kinda proud she thinks they’re worthy.  Here’s the first one. “Grandma Gets Volunteered.”

->While watching part of a replay of the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Me: “When I turn 50, I’m gonna start dressin’ like Stevie Nicks.”
  • RT:  “I’ve been waiting 5 years to hear you say that, Mom.” :-O
  • -I think to my
    cat tee shirt, cats eyes, artist tee shirt
    “Arts & Cats”

    self, “That’s only ’cause you watched AHS.”

Grandma Auburn – Goin’ her own way for a few decades. {Takin’ the next generation along for the ride…}

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Empaths, News Articles and the Lack of

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First thing in the morning, which is about 10am for me; I pour black coffee and open Facebook.  Most of my feed is weird facts, writing-related or uplifting stuff. Once in a while though, I’m gobsmacked by a shared news article that sets off my need to write an open letter to some dumb ass.  THIS post is not that letter. HA!

After a much needed pause, (where I did ‘write it out- to get it out of my head’)  I am drilling deeper into “What exactly is the take-away from the article whereby: the cop tazed and arrested a dude having a seizure.”

And ya know what?-  Empathy. Some people have too much, and some people have way too little. That’s the take-away.  My beliefs: Compassion can be taught, empathy cannot. And if you have an empathetic bent, stay away from the news altogether. Which sounds obvious, but sometimes its sneaky.

Quote of the day: “Know what you know, and know when you don’t.” ie. In the example of the cop. Yeah, he has skills. They weren’t suited for a situation that needed the paramedics.

Friends and Confidantes- Do we need to recognize when the help, needs help? – Grandma Auburn steppin’ away for her third cuppa sumptin…

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View from the Truck- Pictures pt. 1

Samantha - our navigator - says "100 miles to Indy!" YAYA bit of background. My husband drove 53ft dry van OTR [Over The Road] for two years. [This was the second time for him. I stayed home the first time to raise our daughter.] We put everything in storage and I rode shotgun. I didn’t drive, but he called me his ‘Nag-a-vator” [instead of navigator! HA!]  And I learned real quick how to stand outside the truck and back him into a spot; without getting run over.

We came back roughly every 4 weeks- for 3 days. Homebase was my Dad’s back porch. Those were some trying times. But we had some good adventures, too.

I have so many pictures and stories from around the USA… I thought maybe you’d like to see my scrapbook. PS: If you are contemplating trucking as a career and want some ‘no nonsense’ guidance, feel free to ask me in the comments. Also, the forums on truckersreport.com is a good start.  #truckerswife Trucking for 15 years.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends and confidantes- Get used to seeing that side view mirror –oh, and cats ears, too!- Grandma Auburn

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Marketing, Pinterest and a Gripe

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I’m learning Pinterest as a marketing tool. I’m moving right along on it again, after I’d neglected it for some months.  [Learning to Pin my own stuff is weird.] This morning I clicked on a pop up suggestion in the corner – and BAM! full on Beaver Shot Profile Pic!  What the hell, people?? Can I report that? I’m no prude, but I don’t even wanna give that another click unless I can.   — Grandma Auburn – Slightly traumatized before noon. If you feel like following me. …