Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday's Fluff Stuff...

Here is just some stuff I have found helpful, or amusing...
(Hmm. It may not be good for my blood sugar or weight, but I'd like it.)




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Here's a shirt I need ...


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Here's why English is hard to non English speakers...


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I'll close with this 'silly' about teaching Grandma how to eat Chinese food...



That's all.

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What to do with a President who is not 'Presidential'???

(I had an ugly picture up, but changed it.)

My husband has often said to me that he will NOT defend Trump.
He cannot.

Neither can I.
I wouldn't know where to begin, if I were to try.

I do believe that a lot of leftist liberals are trying to make this into a wonderful world.
It cannot happen.
Would that it could.
Oh yes, would that it could. 

And would that we would all obliterate all racist anything and everything, if it would make us all one.

Would it?


I am so thinking there are folks that don't want us to be 'all one'.

Oh, and there are folks who want us - Americans - any and all of us (no matter our race or creed)-  to be obliterated from the face of the earth.
We should open our borders to them?

Yes, I am for immigrants!
I love all people. (I think I am writing truth when I type that.)
I want everyone to have a better life if he/she can.
But I am aware that not everyone who says he/she wants to be an American wants to be an American.

Would that all borders be completely open.
Would that all folk be completely honest.
Would that we all would get along.

Where would terrorists fit in that? (They are not planning for my, or my grandchildren's safety/future.)

I think we need to be realistic.

A world without terrorism, racism, bigotry, greed, hatred, etc., etc. would be a wonderful world.
We do not live in that world, sadly.
Would that we did.
WOULD THAT WE LIVED IN THAT WONDERFUL WORLD.

WE DO NOT.

As for me, I will seek to love every neighbor, no matter their religion, race, creed, etc.
Would that we would all seek to do that.
I think that IS the answer.
But I do know that even me, myself, and I am self-serving sometimes, and want the best for my best.  

I am just praying we would seek GOD. ... and not our will,
and His truth, and not just what I believe is mine.

Trump is a business man from Queens. Not Presidential, and certainly not perfect. 

But he is our president, whether we like it or not.

He needs our prayers.... for wisdom, character, etc., etc., ETC, ETC.

LET US PRAY FOR HIM..
AND FOR OUR COUNTRY.
 

That's my sermon for today.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

Dustin Hoffman, who turned 80 August 8, 2017, is the only actor in history to have top billing in three films that won the Best Picture Oscar: Midnight Cowboy (1969), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
and Rain Man (1988).


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Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!


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The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!


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There's this...


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A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

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A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.



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Rice paper does not have any rice in it.

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The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.


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The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

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Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.


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That's the trivia for today!

Have a great week!



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just some fun...

These are some of the cartoons I have put on my blog in the last few years.
I came across them recently and decided to share them again.
They might at least make you smile.
















I hope you liked those.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's a wonderful dog's life.

This is the blog post about Olive and Akon, and Major and Teddy, and Shiloh and even Marco, dearly beloved Marco.

We'll start with Olive.

Here she is years ago.
She was Will and Bailey's little girl, at first.
They got her at the Bedford Animal Shelter


Then she moved in with Laura and Ryan in Dallas,
when Will and Bailey moved to Scotland for a year of graduate school in Glasgow.

Olive and Laura developed a bond.

Then they moved to Oregon... and would like to take her to the Oregon coast.
Here she is with Ryan and Laura and her 'brother' Akon.
Then Laura and Ryan started a family, and Olive, who was sweet-sweet-sweet,
couldn't quite get the attention she needed.


Ah, but there was a wonderful answer to Olive's need for love and affection!
A new neighbor moved next door to Laura and her family a while back.
Dr. Celia fell in love with Olive.
Dr. Celia mentioned how much she adored that sweet dog,
and would love to have a dog like her.
Whoa!
It was perfect. Energetic, loving Olive needed energy and loving.
And Dr. Celia could so give them to her.
So July 30, they had an adoption ceremony...
Notice how Olive is looking lovingly up at her new 'mother'.
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In other doggie news, my dear niece and her family have a new family member.

He's Major League Huffman.





Major has a big brother, Teddy Roosevelt, who is in this family picture, taken in 2014...
Maybe it's the tie that is making him serious-looking.
And Teddy is serious about Christmas, too.
He's not serious in person, just for the camera.
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And finally we come to our dear Shiloh-pup.
He is definitely no longer a pup, but he will be to me, always.

We're thinking he is about 95 years old in dog years.
That would explain his hearing loss (which is not complete, thank goodness)
and his arthritis in his legs.
He takes arthritis and pain medicine, and thyroid medicine,
like some of the rest of us.

Oh my, he has been such a joy.


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Well, I can't write a blog post about dogs without including beloved Marco.
We got him at the same place we got Shiloh - the North Richland Hills Animal Shelter.
He was perfect for our kids.
He was perfect period.
Well, his black hair would be everywhere,

but that was a small price to pay for his preciousness.

We had Marco for about 14 years, then he succumbed to cancer.
Many of my blog-readers remember him.
He would want you, and me and everyone to pet him as long as we could.
And we did.


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I am clearly a dog lover.
 Well, we always had a dog when I was growing up.

We had Sandy, then Princess, then Sheila.

Sweet memories they still bring.
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That's all for today.

Have a good weekend!




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

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A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.


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A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.

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There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo.


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If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.


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There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

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Washington, the top apple-producing state, will harvest nearly 133 million boxes of apples this year.

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There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!
(I think that is absolutely wonderful.)




I liked my trivia for today.
Some of it was (is) astounding.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Eating, Not Cooking

A while back I heard a NFL football player being interviewed. He was asked what were his hobbies. His first one? Eating! "I just love to eat," he said.
So 'eating' can be listed as a hobby! Put me down as putting 'eating' down on my hobby list.


Along that line I recently found an 'interest' I like on various bloggers' profiles.
Some interests (like mine) include Mexican food, solitude, the Bible, creativity (You can see more of mine if you like by clicking HERE.

Folks have all of kinds of interests - like humor, George Clooney, military history, pumpkin patches; you name it, it can be an interest (well, of course).

Recently I was killing time and looking at various profiles and I came across 'eating - not cooking'.
There were several folks who listed that as one of their interests: eating - not cooking!!
I resonated with them!!
(You can click HERE to see those profiles on just 'not cooking'.)

Many of you may love to cook.

Well, I like to cook some - when I have time - and if the recipe is easy-schmeazy.
But I REALLY like to eat.

And that makes me think of an article I read recently about having people over for a meal. It seems that lots of us like being with people and eating a meal together. Good conversation comes from eating together.
What can be daunting is the meal prep, and expense, and just the energy it takes to decide what to serve, where to get the ingredients, etc., etc.
Well, this article had a suggestion with which I resonated: Don't cook anything: Invite your friends to bring their own food that they will eat and you can get your food for your family... and everybody's happy (except those folks who wanted a home cooked meal and certainly didn't want to bring anything).

You can bring fast food, or just something you've made at home. Our 10 year old niece Caroline said, "Someone could bring a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and another person could bring lobster bisque! Fun!" 

And that IS fun!

So that's what we've done lately.

I don't set the table. I don't do anything. I just anticipate my family coming over and visiting them - with their own food!!

I know: ideally I would have scrumptious homemade food for my loved ones. Ah, but then I would procrastinate and have them over 'someday'. If I want to visit with them SOON I would say 'Bring your own food!!!" I have water to drink... and lots of love to share!!

DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE A PLAN???

Well, I like that plan!!