Seven Things I Couldn’t Live Without

There are many things in my life I could very easily live without, TVs, computers, and cell phones being some of them. Sure, these things are fun to have and cell phones do come in handy, but if it came down to choosing only seven things to live with (excluding other people, of course) anything electronic would definitely not be one of my seven things.

My seven things I can’t live without consists of a very simple list. I definitely couldn’t live without food or water, but besides things that are absolutely necessary for survival, here are my seven things I couldn’t live without…

  1. The Bible
  2. My dogs
  3. My horse
  4. A car
  5. A gun or bow, so I would still be able to hunt every year
  6. Sadly, money… without it, I couldn’t feed myself or my pets!
  7. Clothes, but just something simple, nothing fancy…



My Top Twenty: Foods

I am one of those people who loves food. I try not to eat too much, especially of the unhealthy foods,  in effort to stay healthy. However, when  I was little, I used to conduct “food experiments” every day for lunch, trying to find out some new and tasty recipes, like bologna and chocolate syrup sandwiches with some sprinkles on top, or cinnamon scrambled eggs. None of the foods I ever experimented with were tested by any of my family members (wise choice!), and I usually didn’t end up liking the new recipe myself. Food can be my enemy, and recently I have been eating healthier and cutting out most processed foods, and even milk. But, no matter how much food I give up eating, here are my Top Twenty foods I can never resist!

20. Biscuits and gravy
19. Pancakes (especially chocolate chip pancakes!)
18. Fried chicken
17. The buns you get for free at the Texas Roadhouse
16. Lasagna
15. Bacon
16. Stuffed peppers
15. Pizza
14. Burgers
13. Tacos
12. Enchiladas
11. Beef and Broccoli (at a Chinese restaurant)
10. Tater Tots/ French Fries
9. Cookies
8. Brownies
7. Cake
6. Roasted chicken or turkey
5. Grapes
4. Jerky
3. Deer Chops
2. Elk Chops
1. Ice cream!! (especially freshly made)

While Planting a Garden…

It is a gorgeous day, around the middle of May, and it is time for you to plant your annual garden. You thought your garden was a little small last season, so you decide to make it just a little bigger; that way you are able to plant even more of your favorites! You proceed to extend the garden, but while doing so, you hear your rototiller hit what sounded like a large rock. After turning the rototiller off and moving it out of the way, you head back to the spot where you hit the rock. There is still some dirt in the way, so you grab a small shovel and begin to uncover the rock. After removing several scoops of dirt out of the way, a rush of excitement runs through you as you discover this in no ordinary rock; you just found 15 pounds of gold!

This would be a very lucky thing to have happen. I certainly wouldn’t mind finding gold in my garden! With the value of gold constantly changing, even a small piece could be extremely valuable. predicts, ” For the fourth quarter of 2013, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg in November 2012, forecasted a level of  1,925 U.S. Dollars  per ounce of gold.” If you found gold in your garden, what would you do with it?

My Top Twenty: Things to Do

I love doing things, especially on a warm summer day. I don’t like being at home for extended lengths of time, wasting my day away watching TV or playing video games. I’m not saying I don’t do this sometimes, like on a cold day during bad weather, but when I have free time during a beautiful day, here are my ideal things to do.

20. Go for a walk up in the nearby cedars
19. Search the fields for old treasure
18. Give the dogs a bath, then watch how wild they are afterwards
17. Ride the 4-wheeler
16. Jump on the trampoline… well, until we broke it!
15. Try to get the highest pogo record in my family
14. Go to an amusement/theme park
13. Ride bikes into town, visiting stores and stopping for ice cream
12. Go to the park
11. Play badminton
10. Go Swimming
9. Spend the day in the mountains
8. Train my horse
7. Train my dogs
6. Wade in the streams and slower-moving rivers
5. Go fishing
4. Go hiking 
3. Go for long trail rides
2. Go Hunting
1. Do anything fun with my family, especially camping

Cooking for an Enemy

Imagine you had the chance to cook for your enemy, and whatever you cooked for them, they had to eat at least half of what you put on their plate. What would you cook for them? Would it be something so delicious and incredible, that maybe you both wouldn’t think of each other as enemies? Or would you cook them up some nauseating recipe for something hardly edible?

If I had the chance to cook for an enemy (thankfully, I don’t really have an enemy at the moment), I would consider why they were my enemy before I made my decision on what I would cook for them. If it was because of something I had done that made them consider me a foe, I would make them something delectable, in hopes the feud between us would die out. I would figure out their favorite food, cook it for them, and hope for the best. If they still considered me an enemy, oh well… I tried!

On the other hand, If someone was my enemy because they had done something so wrong and so hurtful that it would cause me to have such malevolence towards them, I would probably decide on something different. Depending on how bad what had caused them to be my enemy was, I would think of something distasteful for them to eat. I wouldn’t feed them anything poisonous…No, no, that would be wrong. I would throw a bunch of random things in a bowl (and I mean things that wouldn’t make such a great combo), mix it all up, and serve them a heaping portion (because they have to eat at least half). I would mix things like frog legs, sushi, leftovers from last night’s dinner, yogurt that was about to expire, olives, pea soup, burnt eggs, a can of Spam and vienna sausages, and any other weird food to add to this strange dish. 

Hopefully, I never have to cook for an enemy!