An EARTHQUAKE in the midwest?!?

“Ground’s nervous.  Got milk?’

If I were living in California, I could un’erstan’ yesterday’s news.  I even ‘Get It’ that in the area of the New Madrid fault, tremors were felt in the recent past.  The land shakes in places such as Japan an’ it’s not a real shocker.  That’s not to say I am lacking in compassion.  I’m only stating that some areas tend to get what I sometimes call “Nervous Jitters” on a somewhat regular basis.  Naturally, when reports of nervous jitters come from those a’ready jittery states an’ countries, it does take a bit of the edge off the ‘surprise factor,’ .

     I live in the Dakotas; an area where we’ve learned  to trust the stability of things an’ kinda’ expect ’em to sit still an’ remain calm.  Nothing nervous around here… usually.  Yesterday, that changed in the blink of an eye.  No injuries or damage of any kind, but all at once, there was a loud ‘BOOM!’  Evidently, the ground became frightened because it began to tremble an’ shake.  Not for long, to be sure.  Still, it makes a person a little uneasy to know that solid ground is showing signs of fear.  It also makes me wonder what I’m s’posed to do with alla’ this quivering that has begun in my tummy an’ seems to be extending throughout my whole being.  Any suggestions for making the land feel calm?  I wonder if a nice glass of milk poured over the ‘epicenter’ would ease the tension?

“Hmmmm; this doesn’t seem to belong here …”

    Until the next calm, keep a hug on.
 ~ Yaya


Are You Blog-Busy?

     Are you really busy with your blog?  Believe it or not, even though you may not see me around, I have been so busy with my blog.  That is to say, I’ve been researching ways to do a better job.  In the process I’m learning so much about so many different things.  P’rhaps you a’ready know ’bout things like Facebook an’ Twitter an’ such, but even though I’ve had a presence on those social sites, I haven’t really known quite what I was s’posed to do with ’em until lately.  No; I still dunno what I’m s’posed to do… not really.  But if you happen to see me on Facebook or Twitter or something else I haven’t pro’lly heard about yet, maybe you could reach a hand out for me an’ offer a bit of assistance?

     I’ve had a little more activity on those two social sites than I’ve had in the past.  To be sure, I’m confused.  In fact, I used to think I was confused about a lotta’ things.  By comparison to my current state of mind, I’d say that any sense of frustration in the past was pretty much genius in disguise.  If you squint an’ look real hard you might even notice the sparkle in my eyes.  That’s pride.  Yeah; I know… pride goes before a fall.  However, I’ve been struggling to learn all I can.  I will learn what I need to know.  I know I will.  As they say, “Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise… “

     Well, the creek did rise, but I know that Heavenly Father helps those who help themselves.  Still, it sure wouln’t hurt my feelings if you kept me in your prayers.  In awhile, when I’ve begun to un’nerstan’ a little more of what I’m trying to learn, I’ll invite you in for a peek.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised… an’ maybe even a little proud of my efforts, eh?

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya