Today’s Daily Task List:
A Post Office (left over from Saturday)
B Clean the oven.
B Launder pillows.
B Menu Planning/Grocery shopping.
B Vacuum
B Clean the bedrooms
B Change the sheet’s
B Prepare Birthday and Anniversary Cards for following month.
B Vacuum & wipe fireplace screen.
B Wash ventilation hood filters.
B Add Dishwasher Magic to the dishwasher.
C Fill outside bird feeders

sh… if I added Farmville on Facebook to my list, that would have already gotten a check-mark! LOL I don’t feel guilty, I’m multitasking here. I’m finishing a horrible book, that I’ve picked up and put down, passed on over and over, it hurts my brain, writing my blog and checking on my day, week and month. Cut me a little slack. Thanks


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Things I Want Too Do This Year

Learn to play chess and Mahjong. Everyone in my family, play chess…. well except for me. I’ve never cared for it. My kids have chess tournaments with my older sister Shirley, at every holiday party, but I’m just not ready to embrace it, well until now that is. I should get with the program here. Most of my friends play Maj, but it was another thing I didn’t’ have time for, well until now, so I’ll be looking for a few pointers.  I still have about 6 months before Christmas to learn. Wish me luck!

Books I want to start reading this month:

  • Redbreast by the Norwegian, Jo Nesbo, I think this series, which focuses on a police inspector named Harry Hole and takes place in Norway, is going to be fantastic.
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin, novel comes from the way children in the South are taught to spell Mississippi: “M-I crooked letter. I’ve already downloaded it from and I can’t wait to hear it.
  • OPTIONAL: The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass’ published 1959. is a picaresque magical-realist social-satire fairy-tale on Nazi Germany. This is one on my “must read, sometime list”. Book Club is reading it, but I’m still not sure I’ll have time this month, but I can fit it in, I’ll give it a look see. No I haven’t read Crabwalk, but will put it on my reading list; if I like this one.

I’m finally making myself finish this one:

  • Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West, its a 1985 Western novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. McCarthy’s fifth book, it was published by Random House, (I HATE IT!… Brutal).


Family Business

Tomorrow is my Grandson Troy’s (Alexander Troy Whiteside) a birthday. I bought him a M2 Machine: 1966 Ford Mustang G.T. 350 (supposedly signed by Carroll Shelby) black with white striped.  His Grandpa’s favorite car to do. So maybe I’ll have Grandpa sign it too.  I’ll pick him up an outfit, but he won’t even notice that. That’s a Grandma thing and a “Birthday Dollar”; that’s a family tradition.

Next Monday the 29th, will be the remembrance of  Bonnie and Bill’s Anniversary. I’ll keep her in my prayers and help her celebrate the life they shared together.

Friday the 30th, will be my Dad’s birthday remembrance. I think he would have been 77. Doesn’t really seem that old now, but then when I think about Ron Paul running for office, then I realize that it is.

Saturday the 31st, is my wonderful sister-in-law Jan (Janet Teresa O’Leary) and my brother-in-law Vernon Phillip Metcalf’s anniversary! And, Anthony’s Great Niece Miranda Moore’s birthday.

Next month will be equally as busy. Anthony’s first cousin Chuck’s daughter Kimberly Adkins is having her baby-shower June 3, I can’t wait. Its the same day as my nephew Brandon Adkins and 1st cousin Saundra (Sandy’s) Birthday.

I want to wish them many happiness’s, long life, and all our best.


Thought of the Day

Man’s vanity may well approach the infinite in capacity, but his knowledge remains imperfect, and however much he comes to value his judgments, ultimately he must submit them before a higher court.  Here there can be no special pleading.


Research Notes

  1. Shawnee Remnant Band politics and Drum ceremonies.
  2. History of the American Indian as they live today.
  3. How to find lineage and DNA markers for Native’s?
  4. Family Pets and why they got those particular breeds ?
  5. Traveling and migrations of Surname families? (still baffles me)
  6. Where my Great-Grandparent Reed’s are buried? (unmarked  grave – needs marker)
  7. ?X Great-Great Grandpa Lyles Dolesbury age 105 of Magoffin County, Kentucky.
  8. Ursula Reed Cook
  9. JOHN FRANKLIN REED LaFollette, Tennessee
  10. Havilla (Viley or Vibey) and Martha Cook.
  11. Martha Reed vs Martha Hammond
  12. Shawano-Metis = Melungeon (How can you be 1/2 Shawano-Metis, when the very definition of Melungeon is “tri-racial?”

Here’s a dozen things to keep my mind busy this week. its no wonder I never get any sleep. Plus this RAIN is going on forever isn’t it. I was a little scared yesterday, when I went outside after the rain had stopped and the sun was shining brightly, NO RAINBOW! I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means.

Have a wonderful week everybody. Next week is Memorial Day, after you’ve placed flowers on a friend or family members grave and played a few games, overeaten at the ball-field or family picnics, please do Thank a Serviceman, without who’s valued heroics,  we could nothing.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

As always, God Bless and Welcome to the Family,

Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. ~ Mark Twain