Taking the same land twice

One of the resolutions that I have made for myself this year was to lose wight. This morning I weighed myself and I have lost 20 pounds. Yeah!!! It got me to thinking though, about something I heard once. This old military saying that some general or something was to have said once. The saying is that this general said that he hated to ever have to retreat, because he didn’t want to have to take over a piece of land twice. That is how my weight loss has been. I hate to see that scale creep up even a pound, because that means that I have to lose that pound all over again. Kind of like a one step forward, two steps back kind of thing.

The new Harry Potter book comes out this summer. I feel so bad, I haven’t read but one book this year. I am really falling behind in my reading. Things at work have been really hectic as this is one of the busy times of the year at my job.

A tow truck is coming to get the station wagon this week and take it off to the junk yard, presumably to be crushed. It had a good run.

Ode to the wagon

My 1988 Chevy Celebrity Station Wagon seems to have finally given it up. I am going to be getting rid of it soon. I received my license driving that car. We went everywhere together. I am going to miss it.

Ode To The Wagon
We have been through a lot,
you and I.
The miles together, up and
down the road of life.
When I was starting out driving,
you were there.
Chasing love, chasing jobs, chasing dreams.
Leaking oil, drinking gasoline
Dusty, rusty, ragged as well
chewing up asphalt, and givin ’em hell.
Outlasing old, outlasting new.
My car, my office, felt like my home at times.
That shaggin’ draggin’ wagon.
Good Night Old Girl.
I’ll see you down the line.
Respectfully Submitted,
Joseph Harris