Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

My first bit of trivia is personal: since I have a fractured knee cap (for which I don't need surgery - YAY!) I have a brace that makes me walk like Chester on GUNSMOKE. Dennis Weaver who played Chester was my grandmother's cousin's son!  REALLY!!! (Our claim to fame.)
Chester's on the left.


Now for some random trivia...

There were 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30. After the first winter, there were only 53 passengers, just over half, still alive.







Two-thirds of human communication is by gesture, not speech.



Jimi Hendrix's tombstone has a Fender Stratocaster carved on it.



What product was advertised in the first television commercial? The first television commercial appeared on New York station WNBT (now WNBC) during a Dodgers and Phillies game on July 1, 1941. It was a 10-second ad for Bulova watches.







What is Misophonia? It is a brain disorder in which a person gets angry when hearing or listening to other people who are breathing or eating.
The first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON.




Did you know a group of rhinos is called a crash?





The tea bag was invented in 1908.



Artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1991.




That is all for today.
Have a great week!!




Monday, November 18, 2019

Oh dear.

I fell down on my right knee one week ago (Monday).
That is not me, but it was the closest picture I could find that resembles me.
I was wearing jeans and a coat, so that is clearly not me.
But I did yell something like, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

Ah, but I did get up.



Friday I found out I have a fractured patella - knee cap


So I have crutches - and a walker - in our bedroom.
I had never so appreciated walking into the kitchen before, or anywhere.

And I've never appreciated my husband more.


I'll meet with an orthopedic surgeon soon and of course blog.

I thought using crutches would be easy.
It is SO NOT!!!
(Ah, but I am getting the hang of it.)
(I was walking during the week, but when the X-ray showed the fracture,
well, the nurse called and told me to get crutches immediately,
and use them until I see the orthopedic doctor.)
(I'm being obedient.)


I'll close with some funnies I found while looking for 'crutches or falling cartoons'.

 







That's all for today.
(That last cartoon didn't seem too funny.)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Today is YOUR day, RYAN!!!!!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful son-in-law!!!

Here we are together not long ago...


And here are some random pictures (in no particular order)...



We love you Ryan and are so glad you are family!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

I stopped the world and got off!!!

I didn't mean to stop the world.

I was going and going - and doing and doing.
Then I fell. I tripped over a doorstop outside a gym where I went to watch my great niece play basketball. (She did GREAT, by the way!!)

I could hardly walk. Sam thought about taking me to the ER, but we put ice on my knee and I took some Advil (as my nephew-in-law John recommended as he is an expert on knee injuries) and it is much better now.
Sam even went and got a walker out of storage that Mother used to use, and brought it home for me.
It really helped.

So Sam went to board meeting in OK City - and I stayed here in my pajamas, attending meetings by phone, with the walker at my side.
Today we'll have our grand kids Nell and Liam, but they can walk and do things for me. So that's nice.

And for now this picture that kind of works for me...


And about Caroline's basketball game, I didn't get pictures of her making two baskets - and being good on defense. Whoa, I cannot imagine doing that.
Here are two pictures I did get...
Caroline is the pretty one with her face to the camera.

She will be 13 next month and is a seventh grader (home schooled but can play one sport at this school). She picked the right sport. That was her first game - and she was super.

I am so proud.


And this picture of my knee is shamelessly awful... and pictures don't help you know the pain.
You can offer your sympathy,
and congratulate me for (accidentally) doing something
to stop my crazy world.

So that's all for today.


Well, except I ask you to pray for my friend Julie W.
who is battling for her life - with Multiple Sclerosis.





Soon I will tell you about the parking-lot-rage of which I was a victim .
I'm still reeling.
Stay tuned.





Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Hwy, Fort Worth, TX (Haltom City)...





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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Joe Namath became the first pro quarterback to pass for over 4000 yards in a season.



French military leader Napoléon Bonaparte was known for many things during the French Revolution and also during his reign as the Emperor of France. One of those would be his fear of cats. Bonaparte suffered from ailurophobia, a phobia that is an extreme or irrational fear of cats.



Did you know a moth has no stomach?



 The first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the USA".




All insects have 6 legs.
Spiders are arachnids and not insects.





Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal, season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal. Enjoy!
I ate some in Scotland a few years ago - just to say I did.
So I did.
I don't think I'll order it again,
unless maybe if I had some Tabasco sauce.



In the marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.




The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.


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