Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The movie WAYNE'S WORLD was filmed in just two weeks.


Greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed.


 The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk a day.

The color of a chili pepper is no indication of its heat (usually the smaller the hotter)

There is no rice in rice paper.


You can only see a rainbow if you have your back to the sun.

 After Hawaii, New York is the state surrounded by the most water.
Hmm. What about Florida?

Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.


That's all for today.
Have a great week!!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Some Funnies for Monday.

 Well, I think these are funny...

Her: "I don't even know what the cloning machine does?"

Me: "Well, that makes two of us.”


Someone knocked at my door last evening. When I opened it, I saw a guy from Domino's holding a chicken pepperoni pizza with extra cheese and onion rings.

"I haven't ordered any pizza," I said. "This must be a mistake."

"No, it's not," he replied. "Your neighbor forgot his Facebook password and wanted to show you what he was eating for dinner.”


A man walked into a record store and asked the assistant, “Have you got anything by The Doors?”

“Yes,” she said, “a bucket and a fire extinguisher.”



I started a new job as a security guard last night.

Before my boss left he told me I had to make sure I watched the office all night.

I am on season 2 already but I don't know what it has to do with security.


I went to see my doctor this morning. “Some one decided to graffiti my house last night!” I raged.

“So why are you telling me?” the doctor asked.

“I can't understand the writing,” I replied. “Was it you?”


That's all for today.
Did one make you laugh more than the others?
I'd love to know.

Friday, July 19, 2019

I'm back, I think.

And my mother is, too, I think.

And steady Sam has had to wade through both Mother's and my states of being 'basket cases'.

Here's the story (in case you're interested) : the past few months have been exhausting.
Mother was in the hospital, then rehab for 2 whole months, then back in the hospital, then back in rehab and now is in 'Enhanced Assisted Living'.
For some of that time Sam and I were watching grandkids, which we love to do. But doing everything together was well, daunting.

Now I think Mother and I are both breathing normally again, instead of gasping for air.

Mother had had double pneumonia and a blood clot in (on) her lung, among other problems she's had through the years.

And she has to eat pureed food and drink thickened water. (!)
Fortunately Mother has never just lived to eat. She's eaten to live (unlike me who looks really forward to each meal). I say that to say that Mother has not been as bummed out about eating pureed food as I would have been.
She doesn't love pureed food, but she takes it as part of life. She's strong like that. (She's her dad's daughter.)

As for me I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had God - and Sam.

Having God meant there were verses I read everyday that seemed to be PERFECT for me. PERFECT. Like miracles, they steadied me.
Yet I would revert to being my human basket-case self. But that was okay. I needed (need) to be human, and just Nancy. And I felt that was God, too: letting me be me and feeling my feelings and thinking my thoughts.

And Sam has - in many ways - really taken good care of both of us. 

Right now Mother (age 93) and I (age 67) are both seemingly more 'even-keeled'.  (Who knows though what will happen tomorrow or in a hour or two?)

But right now I'm not teary, or on my last nerve.

Most of Mother's stuff is in storage, and we'll go - as we've been going - to look through it more later this weekend. (We'll go slowly.)

I know: I am blessed to have her still with me.

I hope this wasn't too much info for you.
It was good for me to write it.
(Maybe I won't 'publish' this post. ?)
I think I will.
You don't have to read it, though.

Oh wait. If you're reading this, you've already read it!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, TX...

That is all for today
Have a great rest-of-the-week!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The bigger the orange the sweeter it is.

Flamingos can live up to 80 years old.


It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa.


Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity.


The most common injury in ten pin bowling is a sore thumb.


Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.


The croissant was invented in Austria.

August has the highest percentage of births.
Both of my children were born in August.
(Laura- August 11; Will - August 27)


The first film 'Mary Poppins' was filmed entirely indoors.

That's all for today.
Have a great week!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Am I a racist if I don't want open borders?

I sincerely think that I am not a racist. Of course, sometimes we (everybody, I think) fool ourselves and don't realize how we really think and feel until we maybe find ourselves contrasted with others' views. But sincerely I do NOT think I am a racist.

About borders, though: I think in an imperfect world we need them.

Open borders do seem to be grace-giving, and loving. And surely they would be.
Many of these folks coming in are asylum seekers. And surely they would be. Life in their countries of origin can be beyond horrifying.  I would want to leave those horrible places, too, if I had the chance.

So surely we should open our hearts and our arms to them. They so need help - and grace- and warmth and safety.

In an ideal world there would be no borders.
The world would all be one... with welcome and hope for all.

But this is not an ideal world.

There ARE ports of entry. Would that all immigrants would use them.

There's a lot more to say about this subject, but I will just leave some 'posters' with which I agree.

The first part of that 'poster' said
I took that part out, because many of you pro-open border people
do NOT have thick skulls.
 (I sometimes do, but hopefully my skull remains 'thin', healthfully so.)

Now here is the best poster...
I know you've all seen this. Please don't forget it.
Yes, our President Obama said that.


I've said my piece/peace.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Granddog Ella - She Equals Sweetness.

We don't have a dog in our house now. Sam has developed an allergy to dogs. It's sad, but not bad. It makes leaving on a trip a lot easier. AH, but we have a granddog living near us, so we are OKAY. We can have the love and petting opportunities - and not be responsible for said pet! (I'm liking this arrangement.)

Here's sweet Ella - with our dear son Will.
She is a Great Pyrenees, and they got her at an animal shelter!
I would have thought she would cost at least $1000.
So you never know what jewel you can get at an animal shelter!
That is granddaughter Nell loving on Ella.
You can see that Ella is attached to Will and Nell.


Here they are outside.
Ella got out of the fence, but came back when Will called her name!
Will then got her on leash, and she was fine.
(I could just see her being killed by a car on Cummings Dr.
- since I catastrophize everything.)
Ah but she was OKAY!!

And here she is with me later !!!

And then she relaxed...

 And that is the tale of yesterday's visit with our granddog.
She is about 2 years old now, so we hope we'll have lots more Ella-love through the years.


Soon we'll get to visit granddog, Akon, in Oregon.
That's Akon thinking: THROW THE BALL, THROW THE BALL!!
(I'll throw a ball soon, Akon, okay?)

It's nice: we gave grandpets, like grandchildren -
for which we are ultimately not totally responsible (for)!

I like this stage in our lives.