I saw the Italian Sausage Weenie Wagon set up near the administrative office so I stopped in and asked if something was going on and was told that there is going to be another RV show coming to town that will last for four days starting June 11. This show won't affect me because hopefully I will be long gone, but you never know. As much as I enjoy being here at the Fairgrounds I need to move on because I don't think I can deal with the heat by then, its getting tough enough right now with the amount of daytime hours that are cool enough for me to be outside steadily shrinking.
The heat is also sapping my energy, what little I had, and is making it difficult for me to feel like doing anything except sitting and relaxing, Not that I've got a problem with that, as I attribute sitting and relaxing as being totally responsible for my current state of excellent health. How can that be you ask? Since that runs contrary to everything you've heard on living a healthy life by all accounts I should be dead by now, so how does sitting and relaxing help?
First of all, stress is a killer for various reasons and until the Bat flu came along I didn't stress out about anything, how can you relax if you're stressed out? That's why when I relax I really relax and don't have a care in the world.
Sitting and relaxing helps keeps my weight down. If I was running around "exercising" all the time I would be working up an appetite and would eat more than I should, but if I sit and relax, and you're as lazy as I am, you don't feel like getting up and getting something to eat so I stay sorta relatively thin.
Sitting and relaxing keeps me away from doctors offices, and going to doctors offices is a sure way of finding out there's something going on you'd rather not know about, and why worry about things like that when you can't trust doctors anyway. A long time ago doctors told us smoking was okay, after all they did it. Not that long ago doctors told us we should be out running and jogging, keep moving they said, and what happened? A lot of us baby boomers fell for it and now have bad hips, bad knees, and bad ankles. I was too lazy to fall for something that took that much effort so my joints are great, and sitting and relaxing helps keep them that way.
So as you can see sitting and relaxing has a lot of health benefits both mental and physical. But like anything else it won't work if you don't stick with it. You can't expect to sit and relax once a week and think you're going to stay in tip top shape. It takes a lot of dedication to the task and no matter how busy your life is you have to force yourself every day to stop what you're doing, sit in a comfortable chair, clear your mind, and not move for a few hours.
It's difficult, it takes practice, and the benefits do not come easily or quickly, but once you master sitting and relaxing, you may live longer, you might live happier, and you will learn the true meaning of being retired.
A white Rose.
When I took this picture it made me wonder what if our forefathers, and foremothers decided to eat alligators instead of cows, it would've changed everything in this country. The Texas ranchers would've hired gatorboys to herd the alligators to Dodge City Kansas. Many gatorboys would be killed trying to keep the herd of alligators moving in the right direction. And the Indians in the area would've quite wisely left the herd alone.
There would be alligator steakhouses all over the country, and huge ponds of fish scattered all over the west to keep the great herds of alligators fed. All of the gatorboys in a gatorboy movie would be missing arms and legs to the point where they probably couldn't draw a gun or get on a horse. Picture Clint Eastwood starring in, "A Few Fingers More", or "The Good the Bad and the Crippled" Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven And A Half. Marlon Brando portraying "One Finger Jack".
Yes it would've been a different world but could have been even more exciting if they had decided to raise and eat Grizzly Bears.
Bird experts like me recognize this rare bird as a Big Footed Desert Crack Scratcher. There used to be millions of Small Footed Desert Crack Scratchers but they went extinct because their tiny little feet weren't big enough to hold on to a branch so they kept falling out of the trees and were quickly gobbled up by the Desert Sand Sharks. Apparently that's the way the great circle of life works, if you have small feet the sharks getcha.