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Welcome to Payne Country...

A little about life here in Payne Country…

28
Feb 2010
Posted in Around the house by jimmy at 3:53 pm | No Comments »

We picked up our new to us 1996 Bryant 192 Limited bow rider yesterday, and to say we’re totally excited is an understatement. We new before we went into last season that we were going to need to pick up a new boat to meet our needs, and after many many months of searching we found the perfect boat.

Before I get to the pictures I want to tell you a quick story. We went to the boat show in Oklahoma City about 2 months ago and got to look at all the pretty boats. After going through there was only one boat that we sat in and I told Adrienne, “if we were to buy a new  boat this would be the one”. Well, that was a 2010 Bryant 196. Ultimately it’s the same boat that we got, only newer. I was amazed when we found this one and it fit our budget. I think this will be with us for quite some time.

On to the pics…

15
Dec 2009
Posted in Uncategorized by jimmy at 1:20 pm | No Comments »

We watched “Julie and Julia” and thought it was outstanding. Quite quirky and full of fun. We’re confessed foodaholics around here, so it’s just natural that we’d enjoy a movie about cooking. The humor was great, and the interaction between Julie and her husband and Julia and her husband reminded me of our own marriage. It was a cute flick.

1
Dec 2009

We woke up to a big surprise yesterday morning. As we walked out the front door we saw blood on the porch and got worried. We thought the puppies may have gotten into a fight with each other, a skunk, or some other animal. We started looking around and Mac and Porshe were both fine and walking around with us, but Cinnamon was no where to be found. As we continued to look we went through the regular hiding spots, one of which being our shed (look at the tractor pics and you’ll know what I’m talking about). It was there that we heard it. Cinnamon and the sounds of babies. She had her first litter. This was a true surprise to us.

Fast forward a few hours and we ended up digging under the shed to get to them so we could bring them inside. We didn’t want them to freeze to death. As of now it looks like we have three boys (all white) and three girls (all spotted), and all of them appear to be health, as does the mother.

We snapped this pic, but we’ll be taking more later. You’ve gotta love puppies!

Talk to you later…

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26
Nov 2009
Posted in Uncategorized by jimmy at 11:28 am | No Comments »

Well, the turkey is in the oven, the mac-n-cheese is prepped, sausage balls and ‘scooby snacks’ are out for snacking. The aroma of the holiday permeates the air. Yep, it’s thanksgiving. This is by far one of my most favorite holidays, if not my most favorite. I absolutely love to cook, and I love eating even more. We’re lucky to be having more family for dinner this year, and thankful for that. We hope that you have the same fortune. I’m off to do some more cooking…

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here in Payne Country!

19
Nov 2009
Posted in Uncategorized by jimmy at 7:27 am | No Comments »

I got this in an email today, and I can’t reiterate how true it is. Words of wisdom from an old farmer..

Payne Country tractor

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *

*Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.*

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.*

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.*

* Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.*

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.*

* It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.*

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*

* Every path has a few puddles.*

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.*

* Don’t judge folks by their relatives.*

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.*

* Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.*

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.*

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’..*

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.*

* The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.*

* Always drink upstream from the herd.*

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.*

* Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.*

* If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.*

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*

*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, He’ll just kill you..

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *

*Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.*

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.*

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.*

* Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.*

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.*

* It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.*

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*

* Every path has a few puddles.*

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.*

* Don’t judge folks by their relatives.*

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.*

* Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.*

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.*

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’..*

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.*

* The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.*

* Always drink upstream from the herd.*

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.*

* Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.*

* If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.*

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*

*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,

He’ll just kill you..