Julie Johnson's Blog (33)

Total eclipse of the sun

For months now, I've been thinking ...oh, 99% that's pretty close, close enough anyway.  

Right?  

I'm not so sure now. I've been doing my googling and 'they' are saying, just that one percent makes the difference between interesting and totally awe inspiring.  Life changing, even.…

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Added by Julie Johnson on July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — 49 Comments

Haunted Laundromat...

This is an old, old, old photo shopped picture.  But, I like it and I don't think I've posted it for awhile. 

Makes me think of you all, out there. …

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Added by Julie Johnson on February 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 141 Comments

The pivot point of the 'memoirs'...

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Is happening, right now.  Has been decided, but I just don't know.  There's the elections, the protesting going on where I grew up, and then my oldest son. 

I've typed and deleted, and typed and deleted, typed and deleted every morning now, for the last 4 months.  Here, there, everywhere.  It's out there.  An hour every morning, to where I almost feel like I could do this as a 'job'. It's damn sure not 'art'. 

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Here it…

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Added by Julie Johnson on November 19, 2016 at 5:30am — 203 Comments

Small agitated murky pond

I actually have one of those in my back yard.  A small agitated murky pond.  This will be it's 5th winter coming up.  A 7200 gallon above ground pool, that the chlorine evaporated out of and we threw some cat fish and bass fish in. …

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Added by Julie Johnson on July 29, 2016 at 6:00am — 28 Comments

The hottest day I ever remember...

107 degrees in the shade, and the wind was blowing hard, across the prairie.  That would be 41.6 on the Celsius.  Late 1970's, can't remember the exact year, but it's true so I could google it. 

My girlfriend, Alyson,  and I were driving around town in my dad's old red Ford pick up truck.  Half ton, and 4 on the floor, no A/C of course.  We thought it'd be a good idea to stop at the local liquor store and grab a 6 pack of cold green bottles.  It's hard to believe now, but back…

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Added by Julie Johnson on July 24, 2016 at 9:22am — 17 Comments

More of the copper trees

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Added by Julie Johnson on July 22, 2016 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

It's the 4th of July!

Here in Scruffy City, fireworks are not exactly legal, but they do sell some big ones just over the county line.  They've been going off for the last two nights already, and tonight will be the big ones.  I love fireworks, I do.  The bigger, the better.  My dog does not, though.  She's a big dog, and does not know her own strength.  She gets under the furniture and for some reason, likes to get near the electrical cords and that starts knocking over the television set and pulling the…

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Added by Julie Johnson on July 4, 2016 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

oh, what a tangled web we weave

More of the copper tree...

Added by Julie Johnson on May 21, 2016 at 5:47am — 11 Comments

What a mess

2nd copper tree

Added by Julie Johnson on May 13, 2016 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

Actions speak louder than words..?

I hope so, because I am at a lose for words lately.  

I keep thinking, if I say just the right thing in just the right way...

But, it's not working and it's never worked, so I guess I'm insane because I keep believing it will work.  I just have to get the words right.  

My apologies for such an introverted post.  You don't have to comment back.  I'm just typing out loud.  

Rodney makes an open call about books, and I think back on  my book…

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Added by Julie Johnson on April 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Art, parts or scrap 2, blogging along

Added by Julie Johnson on April 5, 2016 at 2:00am — 21 Comments

Is it Art, parts, or scrap?

Added by Julie Johnson on March 30, 2016 at 2:00am — 14 Comments

Irish Goodbyes

February 24th, 2016

Added by Julie Johnson on February 27, 2016 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Another post...3 am, the witching hour

I like ellipses, so sue me. :-) I also put the little nose in my emoticons, AND I have an old aol account that still gets mail.  Hey, it gets me my AARP card for free.  

An AARP card?  No way.  Has it been that long?…

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Added by Julie Johnson on January 28, 2016 at 3:26am — 9 Comments

A Post

Just got back from a funeral.  Cold rain, all day today.  Thankful it was just the viewing and signing the book, and no opening the ground up for us.  I signed the guest book 'wrong'.  Put my mother in law's name first with a comma after, then mine and GB's together.  I'm going to have to look this up in my etiquette book.  Our main car that looks decent has thrown a rod, so we had to take the '98.  Spent the money for the part for a different thing we thought was wrong, turned it over and…

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Added by Julie Johnson on January 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Snow days

They called off school last night, over their phone network.  I stayed up 'til about midnight reading around here.  When I went to bed, it was overcast but there was no smell of snow in the air.  Tootsie didn't get the memo.  Her internal clock, is 6 am.  She comes in and wakes me up by nuzzling my nice warm nose, snuggled under the covers with her cold wet one.  'UP, Momma, UP!'  My side of the bed is about a foot from the window, her tail is banging on the wall,  going thump,…

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Added by Julie Johnson on January 20, 2016 at 5:00am — 39 Comments

Seeing things around corners, barely catching a glimpse...

Saving for another day

  

Added by Julie Johnson on January 4, 2016 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

7, 600 gallons of water, and winter is coming.

That's how many gallons are in a 16' x 48'' pool.  

Added by Julie Johnson on November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm — 81 Comments

Friday night on the internet...

Woo hoo !  

Good to read you all this evening, hope the weather is fine where you're at.  It's getting chilly here, in East Tennessee.  A few frosts, but no hard freezes yet.  The sun was out today, and the wind was blowing.  I opened up all the windows, and turned on the fans to let some air thru the house.  

The way this house has been added on to, the air has to go around corners.  Therefore the fans.  

You would not believe, how much a German Shepherd sheds!…

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Added by Julie Johnson on November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

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