Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

And the Award Goes to….You, the Reader! July 31, 2012

I have received not one but TWO awards from two very special people! I know many of you don’t care for awards, but I think they are fun and a way to get to know one another better. So, first let me thank Crazy Bean Rider for selecting me for the “Seven Thingsaward (Is it an award? It is if I decide to see it that way because perception is reality!) She is blessed with a writing gift and I enjoy what she shares.

These are the rules.

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you. THANK YOU CRAZY BEAN!!

2.  Share seven things about you.

3.  Nominate other bloggers you think deserve the award, and post on their blog to let them know they have been nominated.

Seven Things About Me

1. No one knows that I write poetry.

2. I’m very artistic, but my house is very plain. Most things I create I give away. I don’t know why I don’t decorate my home with my crafts. When I see paintings/art I created hanging on the walls in someone’s house, it startles me.

3. Strong, black coffee is a must. No questions. Just. a. must.

4. I love riding motorcycles, but I don’t drive my own. It’s not that I can’t, I would rather ride on the back so I can take pictures and look around. My favorite thing to do is fly down a curvy road on the edge of a mountain cliff.

5. I have a nice, luxury car, but I prefer to drive the old ’94  four-wheel drive Blazer. It’s more me.

6. My goal is to sell everything I own, buy a nice RV camper, and live the rest of my life in a campground.

7. I am considering getting my master’s degree. I just need to get my head right first.

The second award comes from my good friend, Dot. I have a feeling if Dot and I lived near each other, we would hang out regularly! She’s just one of those few people in the world that get it!

Here are the Rules:

1. Thank the giver. THANK YOU, DOT!

2. Post 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated.

4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

Seven things about me:

See the list at the top…I’m cheating! I’m also cheating on the passing it on; I don’t know who has received either of these, or who would even want to take part, so I’m leaving it up to you, dear reader; if you follow me and want to accept, you are nominated!


Just Laugh

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I’d love to see his face when he realizes it!

Oh, fun and games with the robber!

Does this sound familiar to anyone?


Poor puppy….he dosen’t understand!

You get what you pay for!


July 30, 2012

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Permanent State of Chaos

My new job starts in just 18 days. I don’t know how I feel about it; I guess mixed feelings describes it best. Actually, I haven’t allowed myself to think about it much at all. That’s the way I handle everything that is scary or unpleasant, you see. I put it inside a little box, seal it up tightly, and shove it to a dark corner of my mind. The only time I think about these scary things is late at night when I cannot sleep. Then my mind goes to each of these little boxes (I have hundreds), pops the tape loose and throws all the scary things in one big whirling cyclone. Various items get thrown out and exposed for me to see and worry over. “Unpaid bills”  I have no money, what will I do….. “J is getting closer to the edge” I don’t know how to  help her… “Your closet is a mess” I know, I know, I just need to buckle down and clean it out… “You need to call your mom” I feel so guilty…I should call her more often…”You have a new job to get ready for” I don’t know how to begin…

My mind is in a permanent state of chaos. It is so easy to sit here and say, ” I need to do A, B, and C. If I do these things, I will have less to worry about and less stress.” But I cannot seem to be able to make myself do A, B, or C! Everything, even semi-small tasks, seems too overwhelming. I know this will pass, but it upsets me that I waste so much of my life.

I am trying to take baby steps. I went to my new job today and spent some time sorting the boxes in my office. The former employee left boxes and boxes of supplies and materials and it is my job to sort it…before I move my own belongings in. It is extremely hot here (again) today, and the air conditioner was not on, so I didn’t stay long. It felt good to have something accomplished and to get out of the house. Baby steps, right?

Now I am back home with several hours before bed. I still need to make supper (something quick and easy, I think; it’s too hot for anything elaborate), but I have time to do something else. Maybe I will call my mom just to say hello. Then, I could clean just one shelf in my closet. One shelf wouldn’t be so bad, would it? If I do that, maybe, just maybe, the chaos in my mind would not be so bad tonight.


Onwards & Upwards July 29, 2012

Filed under: life — rainey46 @ 6:23 pm

An honest and open account that is well-written.


Sunday is Made for Laughing

Bahaha! Now WHY didn’t I think of that?!

[Insert evil laugh] That’s what they get for being so nosey!

Some days, this is the right bear for me!

THAT would be me!


Bahaha! I love the word pantaloons!


i am

i am strong

but filled with weakness

i am dead

but i still breath

i am intelligent

but not always smart

i am hidden

but i’m in plain view

i am tough

but not invincible

i am empty

but filled with pain

i am alive

but i don’t always live

i am sick

but no one knows

i am hurting

but you cannot see it

i am fragile

but not easily broken

i am tired

but too stubborn to give up


Laugh a Day July 28, 2012

I think the little guy sees a McClown coming after him.

Story of my life…

That would work!

Well, ONE of the reasons!

This is too cute! I would so do this!

Curiosity…will get you poked in the eye!

Yeah, that’s me.


A Blah Day

Today is not a good day. No real reason; I just feel blah and on edge. I feel as though I will cry at any minute and for no reason. I guess it is just hormones  rearing their ugly little heads. I went outside and worked on my plants some, but that didn’t really help. I had to come in because P is about to cut grass and I am very allergic. If I had my way I would have a yard filled with trees, bushes, flowers, and plants without a blade of grass. I like a wild, natural look with one area of yard more organized with chairs, potted flowers and a fire pit.  At least I have my back porch.

There are many things I could be doing to get ready for going back to work, but I have no desire to work on any of that today. I listened to music and played with the dogs, but that didn’t even lift my spirits! I also don’t want to clean my house and wash clothes (both of which need to be done), go shopping (no money) or anything else! See  what I mean?  I just feel…blah. So what do you do on those days? How do you get yourself out of it?




Giggle Time July 27, 2012

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The reason some of us don’t jump…

What our pets do when we are not home.

I get ‘deja poo’ a lot, don’t you?

I wish someone would have warned me!

Smelly Feet Tester: sold on TV only for the low price of $19.99

I always wondered if my girls really did this…