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For These Times

Posted by OldBones-Larry Nov 22, 2020

No matter what your beliefs, this fits.

We need our higher power in these times.

Home Free - How Great Thou Art - YouTube 

May this touch all ....


A Sure Cure

Posted by OldBones-Larry Nov 21, 2020

Harry Nilsson - Coconut (1971) - YouTube 

One dose every four hours will cure whatever ails you ....

Approved by doctors worldwide.


You've Got A Friend

Posted by OldBones-Larry Nov 19, 2020

Having a rough day with cravings trying to overwhelm your resolve to kick Nic to the curb?

Is life trying to kick you down the stairs?

Buck up and call for help as loud as you can in a blog post.

I can guarantee that you will get all the support and help you could ever ask for very quickly.

Elders, newbies, NML travelers, everyone here wants you to succeed in your journey.

James Taylor & Carole King - You've Got A Friend - YouTube 

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


DANG !!!!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Nov 14, 2020

Another round of steroids and antibiotics.

Just spent several days in the hospital with another exacerbation.

It came on in just two hours and nothing was working to stop it.

Along with the isolation, it's no wonder I'm fighting bouts of depression.

Hang in there my fellow travelers.

We will get through this !!!!

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be,



Posted by OldBones-Larry Nov 6, 2020

The road is long.

Your destination is at the other end.

The tunnel is dark.

There is light at the other end.

The valley is deep.

The other side is higher and the path leads upwards.

The rapids are rough and dangerous.

The river smooths and quiets below them.

No matter how bleak things look, better things are ahead.

Your journey gets easier as you travel friends.

Stick with it.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


Checking In

Posted by OldBones-Larry Oct 29, 2020

Just want to let everyone know that I am still trying to climb out of this dark pit I find myself in.

I have kept my quit throughout this trial and will continue to do so.

Thank you all for the well wishes on 7 years of freedom from those killer sticks.

I do think of you all each day as I work to recover myself.

Be well all and know that I appreciate your support and thoughts.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.




Posted by OldBones-Larry Oct 11, 2020

I am so sorry for being gone so long.

I am living in a very dark place right now.

I have been struggling with some very dark thoughts that are not healthy.

My roommates have done as I asked and locked away anything with which I might hurt myself.

I have, may it never be so, even contemplated death sticks once more.

A slower method than some of the other things that have crossed my mind, but, just as deadly to me.

I will be fighting to come back and regain sanity once again and leave this dark place behind.

Be well.



Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 26, 2020

Sorry I have been gone.

I have been having some bad pains in my chest and now have a tooth that is in bad shape.

On top of my mental state, I decided to stay away.

Am working on these issues and hope to resolve them soon.

Stay well and travel safely.

Find that thing that makes you happy today.

Bike ride? Great!

A long walk? Terrific!

Mushroom hunting? Find them all!

Cooking a large meal? Sounds good!

Fishing? Nothing better!

Whatever will make your day a little brighter works.

Each person's happiness is different.

Find yours and be happy!!

Gonna Find Me A Bluebird - YouTube 



Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 19, 2020

When Nic and his gang rear their ugly heads, find something to distract you.

Run, walk, dance, sing,

Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting - YouTube 

anything that will get your mind somewhere else for a bit until the crave falls apart.

Cravings only last a few minutes and become farther and farther apart with time.

You can get past the addiction to nicotine and become an EX.

The most important thing is that you are

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Official Music Video) - YouTube 

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


Shout !!!!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 18, 2020

Quitting Nicotine can be a very trying time.

All the things that you stuffed down with sickorettes comes boiling to the surface.

You might feel that you are losing your sanity.

Tears For Fears - Shout (Official Music Video) - YouTube 

As the song says, let it all out.

Find a place that you can just let everything out and get rid of it.

You have bottled things up for years and these things really need to go for you to succeed in your quit.

You very well could experience the full range of emotions from sadness to anger to overflowing joy.

I can only say that every day that you put behind you is a cause for celebration.

Celebrate each victory in your journey.

The Isley Brothers - Shout - YouTube 

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time on a cattle ranch. 

I worked many a long day keeping things repaired.

Many hours in the saddle riding fence looking for breaks that needed repair became a way of life for a while.

There were some registered stallions spread out over the ranch to keep them apart also.

One of my jobs was to "introduce" mare to these stallions when they were brought out.

Even with all that I had to do, I had opportunity to take in all Earth Mother had for us to enjoy.

I miss those times.

One thing I am not missing is the constant sickorette that was in my lips.

I no longer have that, or even wish to have that.

When I embarked on this journey, I created the Caravan.

It very well could have been a cattle drive though.

Driving cattle from one pasture to another was never easy.

They like to go their own way most of the time, so keeping them together and all going in the proper direction was not easy sometimes.

We always got the job done though.

We kept after them until we had them where they needed to be.

Your quit is like that.

You have to work to stay on the correct trail until you reach your destination.

That place is the point where you no longer have that death stick in your hand or mouth.

Travel safely my friends and beware the pitfalls Ol' Nic places in your way.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.



Storm Update

Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 16, 2020

The first of this week a very nasty storm came through our area.

They call them derecho storms.

These are long lived straight line windstorms that do major damage.

My town got off lucky with only nominal damage unlike 9 years ago when one of these devastated us.

This one centered south of us and did major damage down there.

Power is still out to many households and many buildings are unsafe to inhabit anymore.

I would ask that you call to your higher power for aid and comfort for those affected.


Busy Day

Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 15, 2020

Just found out that wse will be having company this evening.

I have to get 15 pounds of chicken thawed and on the smoker so it will be ready.

Have a great day friends.



Posted by OldBones-Larry Aug 14, 2020

Several days ago, deep in the desert, I came across a young lady laying in the shade of a sand dune.

She said that she had lost her way in a sandstorm and had wandered for days trying to find her way.

I saw that in addition to sun exposure that she was expecting soon.

I took her upon my camelo and sped as fast as I could back to the mountain.

I had her taken into the Healing Caves to recover.

It seems I got her there just in time as she birthed a beautiful little girl.

She has told me that she has no people she can return to.

I have taken her as my daughter to brighten my place and bring some happiness here on the mountain.

She has accepted my offer to do this.

She has said that she will aid my work in any way that she can.

Just having her and her little one here will help a lot as they will lift my spirits each time I return.

I wish each of you to find your bright spot each day to aid you in your journey.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.