Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014
I learned a lot about my mommas family Sunday from my cousin Margie. I now wish I didn’t know. People back then did a lot of crazy things because they were uneducated and lived differently than they do now. It made me no longer want to find out any more about them because it hurts so bad. I hate that my sweet momma had to live through such a bad time in her life. If it wasn’t for my daddy rescuing her from her family then she would’ve been dead. Thank God me and my brother turned out so well. I will never be ashamed of my family but I sure don’t want my nieces and nephew to know how their grandmother was treated. I don’t want them to have to think about it like me and my brother did. All I know is I don’t want to be like them.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
September 13, 2014
This month is turning out to be good. I am getting a good bit of overtime at work, the weather is finally cooling off, and my house actually looks good. I always do better when the temperature starts falling and I get to start enjoying my life.
I am going to go to my brothers next Sunday. I haven’t been since Labor Day weekend. I don’t get to go as much as I like to because its been so hot and gas is so high. I want to buy some things at the flea market coming up the last weekend in this month so I am going to go back to see what all I can find. I enjoy going when I can.
I am going to do a geo cache tomorrow before I go to church. Its always so much fun. I am only going to do one or two of them if I can find them without any trouble. I am going to Dollar Tree to find some small prizes to put back. I noticed that people take the prizes and don’t put another trinket back in its place. I am going to try to go back and put some prizes in the caches so it can all start over. I am going to only going to do one a month but open to do more if I have the time and opportunity. I have so many hobbies when it gets cooler. I am also going to start doing “Scenes from the Levee” starting this month. I make pictures from the levee for all 4 seasons. I didn’t do any this year but will do some this month and through the remainder of this year. It’s a lot of fun too.
Not sure when my prepper group will meet in October. I am booked solid every weekend so I have to be careful how I plan things. I may do a meeting over Zello for October since my weekends are spread so thin. Friday nights are always fun at the lodge. I don’t want to plan a meeting and I have to babysit or work late. That always causes problems.
I worked again today at Saf T Cart and I will babysit this evening. I am lucky to be able to get all this work. There are so many without work right now but here I am working all I want. I am blessed to have a job and grateful for the overtime and extra pay I receive. If I can just start saving a little; I would do well. Its just hard when there are so many things I need and the only want to get them is to work hard and save so I can pay cash.
Until next time,
August 23, 2014
Today has been a good day even though its been a boring one. I am at work now and don’t have a lot to do because the guys are working in the warehouse arranging the carts and cages. I am glad I am getting overtime because I sure do need it. I get to babysit tonight too so that’s always good.
My prepper network seems to be off to a great start. We are having another meeting next month in Marks, MS at the Mexican restaurant. I am trying to organize a trip to Grenada to the Civil War park and maybe do some geocache while we are there. That is my fall and winter hobby so it will be have to be in October when it gets cooler. I hope to get a few more people interested in meeting and maybe get this off the ground.
I bought some fresh okra to freeze last weekend along with some homemade jelly. Its cheaper to buy regular jelly and store it but I like to have some fresh jelly too. I am going to try to get some corn when it goes on sale and put them up in the freezer. I need to make another trip to the Chicken Market soon so I can stock up on frozen vegetables and some meat. I got the best deal on some bacon and it lasted me over 6 months. I wanted to put up some fresh tomatoes and peaches too but I didn’t get enough to do anything with this summer. Next summer I am going to plant a garden and put some food up. I wish I could get my bigger freezer working and my big refrigerator. Its hard with just a small refrigerator and a small chest freezer.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
I went on a short vacation July 14th and 15th to Heber Springs, AR. I met my cousin there and we spent the day touring the town and seeing all the sites. I am not a fisherman but I can be if I needed to in order to survive. Plenty of trout and other tasty fish in their lakes. I made that short trip to see what kind of place it would be for me and my family to bug out to if it ever got really bad in Mississippi. Heber Springs is a wonderful place to vacation and go on retreats. Plenty of woods, waterways, caves, and mountains. I would retreat to there if things got so bad where I lived that I had to find a safe home. Beautiful area with plenty of resources. I plan to make another trip in December if things go well and I can afford another trip.
I do have a little good news. Saf T Cart will start running 6 days a week. I am already getting 52 hours a week 5 days a week. The extra 8 hours will really come in handy. I will be able to put more money back and save a little. I might even get Directv or DishNetwork but not sure if I will be able to afford it or not. I try to live off of a certain amount and put back the rest. So far I am going well on the 4 channels I get on antenna and the internet.
Friars Point Methodist Church had a very successful turn out with a program on the Mississippi brown bears. We had over 60 people and it turns out great. I still have people asking me about it and they say that that they wish they could’ve been there to see it all. Wayne Winter did a great job with the program and Flo and Allen Shackelford did a wonderful job organizing it. Looking forward to the next show.
I will be attending a preppers expo in Oxford, AlabamaSeptember 5th – 7th. I am starting to save up money for it now. I am going as a guest but hope to get a spot as a speaker, put on a show, or have my own booth next year. I am going to see how this show goes and I may try to be there next year and have my own booth. I have already started posting on my prepper site and on others that I am a member of. Hope to get more people involved between now and then. I am going to contact them and see if they can email me some fliers or mail me some to hand out and mail to other people. Here is the website. Go to it and check it out.
I have some fresh potatoes my cousin gave me from her garden. I cooked a few already and they are wonderful. I am going to be cooking a lot in the next few weeks and carry my own lunch since its going to be much cheaper than eating out. I have to save all I can so I can go on my many trips I have planned by the end of this year. Eating from home is much cheaper and its healthier too.
Did any of you plant a garden this summer? I didn’t this year because I had to move and didn’t have a garden spot at the time. I wish I stayed in my old house until the fall. I had plenty of room there and I could’ve done well again this summer. Not sure if I will be in Lula, MS after this summer but if I do; I will most definitely have a garden again. I made money with the past few I have had since I lived on Dog Bog Rd and I plan on selling what I don’t use to the public.
I ran across another website geared towards woman and prepping. www.survivorjane.com Good website with a lot of helpful information. I saw a few books on there that I am interested in buying soon. Please check it out if you get a chance.
Have a nice day!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
July 10, 2014
Its another day and I can only pray that I don’t see or hear any bad news. I was to late because I just read the latest edition of the Clarksdale Press Register. Mrs Gordon was savagely beaten and robbed two years ago. She identified the culprit, had him on camera where he followed her from Double Quick, and her husband heard her screams and beat him off of her. The 79 year old lady was in the hospital for 4 weeks because of what he did to her. The Clarksdale Police Dept arrested him but let him out on his own recognizance because her testimony & her husbands were not good enough. Well, Mrs Gordon passed away sometime this year. The thug who did all that to her walked yesterday because Mrs Gordon passed away before he could stand trial. She passed away as a result to the injuries she sustained by that monster. Only in Democrat Clarksdale, MS & Mississippi could something like happen. So sick of this shitty County. I live in Lula so its not bad like Clarksdale but its still “dark” and its not a place I want to be.
Monday, I said my farewell to my friend Ronny Leist. He and his wife Shirley were good friends of mine. I know God has a plan for all his Earthly Angels and He just saw fit that Ronny needed to be with Him again. Hope to go see my friend Shirley soon.
I am taking next week off a few days next week to do a little job hunting and relaxing. I cant make up my mind if I want to stay in this area and keep working for Saf T Cart or go on and make a move and find employment close by and leave when I get ready to move. I don’t want to be working here longer than 5 years unless I just have to. I am going to make my move in March 2015 for sure but will start planning everything by the end of the year. I will be making plenty of trips to The Ozarks after the first of the year to find a job and a place to live. Can’t live in fear anymore. Time for a change to better myself and more than I can be by working in a better environment. I am tired of working hard and barely making it.
My sweet pets are all doing well. My cat Bella Donna is getting old and not doing too well. She has bad trouble with hairballs. I am looking for better medicine for her this weekend. Maggie is overwhelmed at all the playmates she has but she is loving all the attention.
I will no longer be doing the neighborhood watch in Friars Point since I moved from that area. I stopped doing it the first Monday in this month. I am hesitant about starting one in Lula but I will use the month of July to see what I am going to do. I am just taking a break from all volunteer jobs I do. I will still work with the TRAPT team and still do search and rescue with Kincade when bad weather strikes but I have to have another person with me. Times are to scary to go out and try to help when most of the people around here want to hurt. I have also changed my route on the TRAPT team to focus on Moon Lake & Lula. I will stick with these plans until I get ready to move.
There is so much hate in the world. I am scared to read the newspaper or watch the news. Is it bad every where or just bad around here is my question. People leaving their children in locked cars, killing each other, hurting animals, etc. The list goes on. Peace has to come before all of us are going to be gone. I am glad I excepted Christ. Best decision I have ever made.
I am looking forward to my weeks vacation in August. I am not sure where I am going yet but I do have a few destinations I want to travel too. I am not considering next week as a vacation but a way to recooperate and get some of this stress off of me. I may end up on a beach in Florida, mountains of Tennessee, or the swamps of Louisiana. All I know is its going to be an adventure and I am going to enjoy myself like I did last year. I want to go on a camping trip but you never know with me. I am not one for making plans and expecting them to still be the same when I get ready to leave. Ha
I am not posting a lot on my Facebook group because I am so tired and stressed out at the end of the day. I am going to do a lot of posting next week. I got a lot of material that will be helpful to others.
Ruby J Cavallo
Saf T Cart
Sunday, July 6, 2014
June 23, 2014
I have been working on a weekend retreat but I haven’t picked a good date where I can enjoy myself and not worry about home or work. My vacation restarts over July 1stand I am so excited. I don’t know if I want to make them last or take them all at once. I am burnt out on work and need to take some days off soon before I go into meltdown. Work is really getting to me and I don’t know how much more I can stand without some relief even if it’s just for a few days.
I want to go visit my family in Arkansas soon but not sure what weekend yet. I haven’t been anywhere in a long time. I want to rent a car when I do go somewhere to be on the safe side. I also want to rent a car on my birthday weekend so that’s more money I have to save for. I am planning for July 11th & 14th off. I just hope I can save up enough money to actually get to go somewhere then. I can delay my bills another week to go. I am going up there to look at some land in Yellville, AR too. I am going to leave outFriday afternoon or early Saturday morning. Looking forward to the trip.
June 24, 2014
Today has been a fairly good day. It was cooler than yesterday and the headaches weren’t as bad as they were. Its only Tuesday so I better be patient.
My new dog Leo is such a sweet guy. I told my brother Leo that I got a new dog so Maggie will have someone to play with. He thought it was funny that the dog was already named Leo. He is blind in one eye but gets around great. I am getting him fixed next month. I am dog and cat poor but I love them all and want to give each of them a good home.
Hope to have better news next time.
Ruby J Cavallo
Saf T Cart
Monday, June 30, 2014
I will be changing my patrol area for TRAPT starting August 1st to the Lula / Moon Lake area. I will still go to Friars Point, Highway 1, and out in the country if there is some major disaster. I am hoping that I can get a few of my friends in that area to report and participate. Will be talking to them next week about it.
I was doing a neighborhood watch where I used to live for 5 years. I tried to get people involved & nothing ever came of it. I only did it 30 minutes once a week. I don't think I was doing any good when it was only me. I will still keep my eyes open when I go to church and get my mail.
I tried to help two older black couples in the Wal Mart parking lot. One of the men tried to intimidate me and kept asking "whatcha got". They were at least 65 years old. Not making that mistake again. This is the new day and age for technology so everybody should have a cellphone. I will call if I see a wreck but I am not stopping unless they are white and others have stopped too. This is not me trying to profile or be a racist. It's me trying to help people who want to help and me not getting attacked in the process.
I never joined the SAR team in Coahoma county but I have always went out and searched with my dog Kincade. I won't be doing that by myself anymore. I need another person with me that is armed. The delta is to scary for me to act alone.
I will continue to teach emergency preparedness, self reliance, self defense, and basic prepping but only online and through my talk show on Zello. I will go to churches to speak as long as I know a few members. I don't want to be a target in Coahoma county. I get enough BS at work.
Please join my Zello program when you can. I do it a few times a week and on weekends. I have a few followers and they all enjoy it. Would love to have your input.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I know the Lord has big plans for me and He will show me in His time. I can do so much good for people if I just had a way to do it. I can only pray that it will happen soon.
My sweet little strays are doing well. I am going to go out and feed them today. They are so sweet. I want to tame them and carry them home with me. I am hoping I will have more time so I can get them ready to come home with me. I have overrun with pets but I love them and want to care for them as Jesus would.
I am so thankful for unanswered prayers. I really loved Bruce but he is not what I want and he will never be true to me or anybody else. I hope he goes on and marries Tress so they can be happy. Time to move on and make good of my life.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Hope everyone is doing well. Great here. I am making it day by day so that makes me happy. A lot going on here lately.
My sweet dog Big Susie passed away. I found her deadMonday morning. She lost her battle with heart worms. She was a beautiful and loyal pet and I loved her so much. I am still grieving over her. I have a soft heart when it comes to animals.
I am still working on a family reunion for the Cavallo family. Not sure how to go about it but I am going to try. I am going to see how it goes at the family reunion I am going to on my Mommas aunts side in two weeks. I want to do this every year if I can ever get all the addresses.
I am joining the Ladies In Black from Dumas, AR. I met the founder at the SCV meeting in Helena, AR Monday. She does a Medicine Show for different Civil War Reinactment events. Very interesting lady. I wont be able to meet a lot and I doubt I will only be able to go to a few memorials but its part of a group I want to join. I am going to one of the meetings of the Order of the Confederate Rose in Indianola, MS this summer. I cant make them all because I am so far away but I can go to a few of them a year if I decide to join. I love history and I want to study it and learn more about it through these groups.
I was going to the Spring Fest in Batesville, MS this weekend but decided not to because of the cost of fuel. I have to save up my extra money for the summer because I want to get out and do something but its not looking to good. I miss the flea markets and all the outdoor entertainment. I have to plan for everything and this is not on my list this summer.
I don’t understand people who don’t want to work and then go begging their employer to loan them money when they don’t deserve it. I work with a few like that. They just don’t care because if they don’t make it at work then Obama will take care of them with free food, electricity, housing, cell phones, & health care. It is not fair but it’s the country we live in. I guess I am just jealous because none of that applies to me. I know so many people who want to work but cant find a job. There are people with good paying jobs that don’t want to work. They only work and half ass do that because they are forced to. Losers!!!!
I am not going to take a vacation this summer but I am going to take my days off. I am taking my last two days the Tuesday and Wednesday after Memorial Day. I am going to have a really long Memorial Day weekend. Not going to do anything but move some stuff around and work on my supply room. I might take a trip to Helena and go to the new welcome center and go to their Civil War museum and Delta Cultural center. I really wanted to go to the Ozarks but the move has changed my plans. I just don’t have any money to go anywhere. Its sad when you work hard every day and still cant enjoy your life. All I am doing is surviving. I got to find a break one day because this is not what I wanted for myself.
Better run for now.
All the best,
Monday, May 5, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
April 29, 2014
Well, its another great day in the life of Ruby. Not a lot going on but it sure makes the days go by a little faster. I am glad to see the weather a bit warmer so I cant complain.
I lost my good friend Marvin CarrawaySunday morning. I said a silent prayer in church for his full recovery. I got a text that he passed away in Sunday school. What a great man! He will be missed by so many.
I only like a few more things out of the house and I will be 100% moved. Next time I move; I am going to get rid of things I don’t need and keep only what I need. I will not be burdened with hauling junk around any more. I will never completely settle down any time soon so I will always be a traveler. I am going through my room with all the boxes this weekend and start getting rid of things I no longer have any use for. I am going to make a clean break when I move next time.
I will not be taking a vacation this summer because of the move and the lack of funds. I will take days off a few days during the summer and stay around the house. I had so many plans this summer but with the increase in my rent, the longer distance I have to drive to work, and the air conditioner not working in my truck made me change my plans. Its all for the best because I didn’t have any major place I wanted to go. I will try to go to Florida sometime in March and maybe make a trip to Rayville, LA in April of next year.
My pets are adjusting well with the move. I am moving Holland this weekend to the new house. I am going to call the Tunica Humaine Society for the three puppies. They are a little wild even though they know that I have been the one feeding them and giving them water. I will continue to do so until they are saved. I love my little animals so much. I work so hard trying to make sure they are taken care of and have what they need to live and long and happy life.
We have had some really bad weather this spring. I saw on the news where many people lost their lives near Little Rock, AR and Tupelo, MS. A tornado touched down near Brandon, MS and parts of Jackson but I don’t think there were any fatalities. I will continue to keep the families and friends of the victims of the tornadoes in my prayers.
I got a ticket three weeks ago for speeding. I was wrong so I am not going to fight it and just pay it. My friend in the city clerks office moved my court date up so I would have more time to pay it. I hope it wont effect my car insurance to bad. Its always good to be a good friend because people will be a good friend to you.
There are so many people hurting in this world. I wish I could do something to help but I cant so I just keep praying for peace and comfort for everybody. It is all in Gods will.
My mail will be going to a post office box starting next Monday. I am slowing changing my mailing address myself so nothing will get lost in transit. I am going to keep it at the post office so I wont have so much to move when I make my next exit. Its all in one place and I can always have them send it to me. I can do this all my internet so it is very handy. I do use Netflix so I am going to work out a way to get my movies on Wednesdays and Sundays at the post office. That’s when I go to church so I think it will work out just fine.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
This whole week has been bad. I havent had a week like this in a long time. I don’t know what I have done in my lifetime to have to deal with a bunch of troubles as I have this week.
I was supposed to get my cable turned on yesterday but they never showed up or called. I was furious! I am so pissed off. I had someone waiting there the whole time and the service man lied and when I caught them in a lie; they lied again. I am going to find the town of Lula a new cable company to help them out. I am going to be at their meeting in May to express my concerns and hope to get another cable company in the town. If I treated my customers at work the way they treat their customers; I would be out of a job and would have a hard time finding another one too.
The Juke Joint Festival was a big hit in Clarksdale. I didn’t hear of any bad things going on. That is good because there are always bad things here. I did the flea market outside and that’s it. I do not do the nighttime festives.
I am slowly but surely getting everything out of the old house. I cant move some things by myself so I am kinda helpless. A friend offered to help me move the big stuff next weekend and I am going to take him up on the offer. Time for a new beginning.
Someone dropped off a little puppy at my old house. He is so skinny and full of worms. I fed and watered him. He was so hungry and thirsty. I carried him to new home and fed and watered him again. He stayed inside for a few hours last night but I had to put him out before I went to bed. He stayed at the front porch the whole night. Such a cute little feller. I am going to try to find him a good home. I have so many stray dogs that always flock to me. I don’t have much but I will always have food for the cats and dogs that come around my house.
I am settling in my new home quite well right now. I am glad I got my freezer moved the early part of the week. I have been cooking a lot more than I normally do since I have a working stove. Last night I cooked spaghetti and Italian bread. I carried a plate over to my neighbor across the street. I have another plate for him tonightas well. I love to cook and going to do a lot of it this summer. I love to cook in the crock pot and I think I am going to cook a nice pot roast this weekend.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Its another day in the life of Ruby. A lot going on and not a lot getting done. All I can do is try to stay focused and move forward.
I am now having trouble with my garbage pick up. I have to call all the time and it never gets done until I call about 3 times. I hope they will come by today and pick up the garbage from last week because I have more garbage in my home for them to pick up on their regular route. This is making me so angry.
I am looking at another house this weekend on Moon Lake. It is much smaller than what I am used to living in and the rent will be higher. It will be all worth it in the long run. I cant deal with all this pressure of having to move and start all over.
I doubt I will plant a garden this summer because I am having to move. I hope to be able to set out some plants if I move in time. I enjoy that so much but I know I can’t make any definant plans right now. This will cut into my income this summer but I have faith that all my needs will be taken care of. I am going to focus on selling Watkins products and find something else to sell this summer. I have to keep motivated and get it all worked out. I would go find a part time job if things don’t work out the way I planned.
I have been working on my website more in the past two weeks than I have in a while. I am adding new things to it that has to do with growing your own food, living a self sustainable life, and gardening. Check it out if you can. www.southernorganicgardens.com
The weather around here has been awful. I am still running my heater at night because it gets so cold. Propane costs so much so I have to run the electric heater and it doesn’t heat as well as propane. I am ready for the true spring to get here.
I have changed so much since I excepted Christ and joined a Bible teaching church. It is the best feeling of all. I have made a huge different in my life and I am so grateful for the second chance. There are two things I just do not agree with and I refuse to make any exceptions on my beliefs. I pray every day that I can learn to except things as they are stop being so judgmental.
The crime in Clarksdale is getting worse. I am scared to go to the grocery store at night or on weekends. Shopping on the 1st, 3rd, and food stamp day are out of the question. That’s why I shop online most of the time. I am all for keeping your money in your community but I am also all for staying alive and unhurt as long as you possibly can. So much unnecessary hate and violence here. Its bad every where but its worse here for sure.
I will not be vacationing any this year because my plans always change at the last moment and I still cant go anywhere. I am now planning to take a day or two off and that’s it. If I go somewhere; I will. If not then I will stay home and enjoy my days off.
I paid my rent on the house in Lula Saturday. I will move in completely next Monday. I am going to take off three days to get my house organized and get the rest of the junk out of the old house. I loved that old house and didn’t want to move but its all for the best. Its all in the Lords hands now.
My dog Big Susie is not doing well. She seems like she is ok and doesn’t hurt. She is coughing up blood and lots of it. I love her and I don’t want to put her down unless she is hurting and doesn’t have a good quality of life left. I don’t want to be selfish and let her suffer.
I wont be going on any vacations this summer or this year. I will only take off from work if I have to and that would have to be for doctors appointments and business. I will go to the Methodist Annual Conference in June so I can use that as my vacation. Not going to do much of anything except work hard and make as much money as I can.
I will not plant a commercial garden this summer because of poor planning on my part and having to move. I will do a small planter garden for myself. Next year may be different but right now; I am not going to worry with a big garden. I wont be a pecan farmer anymore either. They are bulldozing the trees down this summer. I do well on the pecans but last year was my last season. I will try to resell fresh peaches from a local orchard and maybe a little corn.
Sunday was my dads birthday in Heaven. If my calculations are correct; he would’ve been 116 years old. He passed away in 1976 but I still remember him even though I was just a little girl when he passed away.
Work was hectic last week but Friday was good. I hope this week goes by fast and efficient. I like it when things go well and are easy. Hate it when obsticals get in the way and everything you worked for goes down the drain. I have a good job and I hate it when things make me where I can’t perform well.
I do have good news about my mail situation. I will be able to have my mail delivered to my house. I have to put up a mailbox and I will be set. I was so worried about that since the post office will be permenantly closed due to the tornado that messed it up. I couldn’t see driving to Dundee every day to get my mail. I will let everybody know my new mailing address as soon as I get moved and have my mailbox put up.
I am going to start walking when it starts warming up. I am going to walk the few blocks around where I live. I heard there are some good neighbors and it will be safe. I think it will do me a lot of good to walk after work or right before I get ready for work. I will feel refreshed and ready to take on the hectic day.
We did get our health insurance April 1st. I feel a lot better with it even though I hope I will never have to use it. I will start going to the doctor when I need to instead of trying to cure it myself. I did bump up my 401K to 5% too. That is going to help me in the long run when I get old enough to retire.
I am having to cut corners this year until I get my bills straight. I will have to start cooking at home and bringing a sack lunch. Its going to be healthier for me too.
Ruby J Cavallo
Saf T Cart