Wikipedia says this about paradise: It is conceptually a counter-image of the miseries of human civilization, and in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Paradise is a place of contentment, but it is not necessarily a land of luxury and idleness.
We definitely have that “lack of luxury and idleness” pegged!
So, technically, my little piece of land in Texas may not be paradise . . especially on those days when I use that “tone” that sets my husband off! Goodness . . he’s in a bad mood and it’s my “tone” that sends him over the edge. He’d better be glad I’ve learned to “tone” it down in my old age!
OK . . so much for airing dirty laundry on the blog, huh?
Better than paradise is having speakers installed on the front porch in paradise!
Don’t you just love seeing pictures of the dry weeds and the scrubby trees out here? It may be ugly to some but I love it so much. Even the ugly blank tank for the cows’ water . . it’s all such a dream come true for me. The Amdro sitting on the grill . . not so much in my dreams did I have ants and I doubt there are ants in paradise . . probably because they’re all in my yard! But see that tiny little speaker up in the corner. There’s another one on the other end of the porch . .
I so do not like TV . . except Duck Dynasty. I love that show. But from the minute I get up, til I go to bed, there’s music playing. There’s often an iPod with ear buds in my pocket, an iPod and XM in the sewing room, an iPod dock/charger in the kitchen and in the bedroom and there’s usually an iPod in my purse that gets played in the car. I love having music playing. Having multiple iPods is the result of losing them and then finding them a year later after buying another one (or two).
We’ve been spending time on the front porch since getting the patio furniture. There were speaker wires on both ends of the porch and the connection box in the family room where the TV hookups are. Vince said “I think I can hook speakers up on the front porch!” He dug through all of his bargain shopping finds and came up with a $200 surround sound system that he bought on sale for $50 two or three years ago and he was able to hook it up so we can play the iPod, radio, Pandora, XM . . whatever we want to play, we can have it playing on the front porch.
Sure hope my closest neighbor likes Elvis and Marty Robbins!
Vince and I took a ride in the RTV to see how far away you could hear the music if we have the volume set on “42” and I don’t think anyone except a few cows and some cantankerous Dominque chickens can hear my music. I love coming up with reasons to take a little ride in the RTV.
Vince said “See . . I didn’t sit on my butt all day. I accomplished something!” I said . . it is a blue moon tonight! But, I didn’t use that “tone” so we giggled about it and went about our merry ways.
I think tonight would be a good night to sit on the porch, drink a bottle of wine and listen to some good music.