Scotties Toy Box

August 11, 2017

I love this. I am going to buy it for Ron when I next get paid. Hugs

Filed under: Love, Magic, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 19:38

April 11, 2017

Noah’s Ark-God, Giraffes & Genocide – YouTube

Filed under: Animals, Atheism, History, Magic, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 21:46

February 25, 2017

Abandoned at 17 – new beginning for an elderly cat – YouTube

Filed under: Animals, Dealing With Abuse, Love, Magic — Scottie @ 11:45

A story we all should hear.   We had a similar situation with our wonderful Purr only he was only about 14.  He also took time to come around and when he did he was so loving, always wanting to be on your lap or lay with you.  He purred like a diesel truck.  Hugs

December 19, 2016

Some of the outside displays in our area. Hugs

Filed under: Ideas, Magic, My Life and Rants, Pictures — Scottie @ 13:03

December 18, 2016

Ray Stevens – The Mississippi Squirrel Revival – YouTube

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Magic, Religion — Scottie @ 23:14

December 14, 2016

Is it weird that the only ones getting lots of gifts and presents at our home this Christmas is the two cats? Here are just a few Ron has hidden around the house. Well Christmas is for the kids right? Hugs

Filed under: Animals, Family, Funny Stuff, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 18:56


December 7, 2016

Our outside lights

Filed under: Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 23:37

As I said before the whole delight of Christmas for me is the lights and decorations. This year Ron was forced to scale our outside  display back some.  But here is a few pictures he just brought me.  One thing everyone needs to understand , I can not hardly stand and can not set up these things.   The entire inside and outside decorations are done by Ron for me.  Hugs


December 6, 2016

For Jeff. Thank you for caring. Hugs

Filed under: Ideas, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 15:25

Ron’s tree, Our Christmas

Filed under: Ideas, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 15:09

I love the displays at christmas.  I love the lights.  I love the decorations.   I really don’t care about presents as I never really got much, and if it was anything good it was taken away.   I do love the lights and displays as the people I grew up with went all out.  They won yearly awards for the displays they put up.  Seems that they wanted the world to see how great they were, and so maybe they could hide the ugliness underneath.   Ron grew up in a large family of love and so christmas is special to him.  

When ron came to realize what the season meant to me and what I took the joy in, he switched from trying to give me presents to making the displays as wonderful as possible.   Even when money was short he made it grand.   No matter if we had a large home or when we lived in the RV he made sure it was decorated up.   Today that is what is most important to me.  I need no presents , even though I know he buys a few small things for me, because throughout the year if I want something , he gets it for me if he can.  The same as I do him.  I would rather have what we want or need when we need or want it than wait a whole year to get it after we no longer care or the need has passed.   But the displays are always appreciated and wonderful.  

Ron and I like nontraditional ornaments.   We often took trips to places where we could go to christmas shops to get the unusual or offbeat ornaments.   One of the greatest joys of our repeated trips to Busch Gardens theme park was to stop on the way out at the christmas shop and get a few ornaments for the next display.   Ron started setting all his stuff up right after thanksgiving but I wanted to get all the ornaments and things before posting his tree.  This really is Ron’s post.  His tree.   James came to me and said ” Ron really is proud of his tree” and I replied ” he deserves to be!”  I had ron take the photos as it is his tree and he deserves the credit.  He thought I should do it as he thinks I take them better.   I wanted this to be his, his moment to shine, his total triumph.   So we went over the pictures together and some we got rid of.  Some we kept.  Some are a bit blurry because Ron shakes a bit, but he did a great job trying hard to keep still.  Some we couldn’t get because they have globes around them that reflected every try to make them come out right.  This is just the tree, I will post the small display he did this year on the outside another time.  One year he did the whole yard for me, but this year he scaled it back as I can’t really go out much to see it.   So here is the wonderful tree my loving grand husband put up for me.  Two things I should mention.  We always try to get an ornament to represent the four legged tailed friends who have come into our lives, so that is the cat pictures and a few that represent what the meant to us not what they looked like.  We couldn’t find our greyhound ornament to show the greyhound we rescued.   Second all ornaments on the bottom and most on the first layer are made of materials that the cats can play with and not get hurt.  And they do.  We started this because if you see the black and white cat with wings ornament, that is George, a cat we rescued and he would every night take all the ornaments off the lower levels pile them up under the tree in a nice pile, in the morning Ron would go and put then all back.  Then the next night it would happen all over again.   Wonderful memories.  To see the pictures full size click on them.   Loves and  Hugs

November 8, 2016

Tears, lots of them, but good ones.

Filed under: Ideas, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 15:07

Please be reassured, this post has no hardships in it, only joys.  I love stories.  I love to immerse myself in them.  The worlds in them become real to me.  

Last night I went to bed after about 20 minutes of hard crying, eyes red and hankies full.   But this was not from memories of the past, nor of injustices.  No this was from days of listening to an audio version of a book series I really like.  

I listen to them on Youtube.   I wish I could afford to buy the audio versions.  I can not.  Ron and I just talked and I am going to buy Aron Ra’s new book in Ibook format rather than audio book because the Ibook is 10 dollars and the audio one is 21 dollars.   I watch every video of Aron I can, but I have to live within my means.  

So why the tears you ask.  The book was Moreta: DragonLady of Pern.   I have loved the pern books since I was a child using them as an escape from my horrible world and wishing for a dragon to come take me away.  

I loved the stories, I became a character in each book.  I have developed my own versions of them extended to my wishes in stories to occupy my mind as I try to sleep.  I create situations and characters and build on the world the author created as a way to take me to sleep in a good way.   If you have never read or heard the world of Pern I suggest you start with the first four novels.  Dragonflight, dragonquest, the white dragon, the weyrs of Pern. There were two others I loved written in between these called dragon singer and dragon drums.     I think maybe my love of dragons came from this time of my life.   

The books were a great escape and for a while I was not allowed to have books in the house, not even school books.   But local librarians would let me stay in the town library until closing and even let me take a book home without any record.   So many grand book, so many great worlds to explore.  

Last night I finished the audiobook just before bed.   The ending is both heroic and very sad.  In case you wish to read them I won’t say it here.  But I sat here at my desk blubbering like a deranged person while the cats meowed at me wondering what was wrong.  I was happy but so into the story the pain of it was a pain I felt.   I know, silly old man with too much imagination and too little sense some will say.   However if you ever had to sneak a book home and read it late at night under covers with a flashlight maybe you can understand the wonders of worlds others can create and you can journey to.  It admire the talent, I enjoy the stories, I love the worlds.  

I use to have thousands of books.   When I got old enough to have my own place and my own life I made a room in my house into a library.  It was lined with shelves and had two comfortable chairs.  I had accounts at several book stores.   I read anything that seemed interesting, trash and good alike.    Ron was stunned when he moved in, he had never seen such a thing.  I knew every book and could tell you the story each one held.   We lost them after moving from our first home together.   We never got books back until we got Ipads and Iphones and started rebuilding our library.   We have quite a diverse collection now.  Not the amount I had then, but still enough to keep me happy.   I am reading a book Ark suggested to me.  The wilt alternative by Tom Sharpe.  I give myself 40 minutes to an hour to read every morning before I get out of bed.   I figure that is something I owe myself and Ron doesn’t mind.  The election news has cut into my reading time, but it will soon be back to the books full time.  

Well if you got this far thank you for reading.   I hope stories mean as much to you as they do me.  I hope you can get as much out of them.  They still take me to places of great wonder and while I read I am in there with them.   Be well, be happy, be safe.  Hugs

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