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. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

I'm selling stuff! - at my LoneStar Antique Mall - for kinda cheap!!!..

I tried to make some cute markdown signs...

(Yes, I checked: "Markdowns" is one word.)

My mother has moved and we are trying to make room in our booth for her stuff, at LONESTAR ANTIQUES (5605 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, TX). (Sometimes that address is Haltom City.)

You walk into the front door, go to your left (by the huge sales register), go several booths down, and we are at the right, in booth 523 (they are not ordered by number, sorry).

That's what it looks like today (well, at 1:00).
Maybe that rocking chair will be gone soon (!).

Today I marked down most of the treasures.

Every night I get to look online and see what has sold.
Yes, it's kind of a thrill, being able to see what has sold everyday.
I must say, though, that there is much let-down when I look online.

Antique malls can be popular (for dealers and customers) but often the sales are lackluster.
Ah, but decorating one's booth is fun.

And OFTEN you can find super treasures. But you have to LOOK!!!

So I'm telling you now: my booth has some treasures!

And it has my book about being a twin and losing my twin. (Of course, don't feel you have to buy it - to make me happy. I wrote it for myself and my niece and nephew and my kids, and thought, well, shoot, I'll sell it in my booth, since I have a booth.)
I'm also selling my piano CDs, just so you know.
And my daughter's coloring books. (They're wonderful.)

Well, I say, if you have stuff, SELL YOUR STUFF!! (Unless or until they tell me not to.)
So far I'm selling my stuff, even though it is not 'antique'.

'Course I'm becoming an antique, so there's that!!!

Have a great coming weekend, since it's coming soon, though not soon enough. 😉.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Europe is named after a Phoenician princess called Europa; she was seduced by Greek God Zeus when he disguised himself as a bull.

"When Ian Fleming was writing his now-famous spy stories, he wanted to give the main character the most boring name possible. The name was Bond, James Bond."


What does Moore have in common with former President Gerald Ford and businessman Ross Perot? All were Eagle Scouts. For his Eagle project, Moore put together a slide show on pollution by local businesses.


The Diabetic Association was co-founded by H.G.Wells in 1934. He was a diabetic person. Today, the organization is recognized as a Diabetes UK.



A bear has 42 teeth.


The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.


Rhode Island is the only state which the hammer throw is a legal high school sport.


 The lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years.


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

Friday, July 5, 2019


Last week we moved my mother to an assisted living facility.
She had been in an independent living retirement facility - and needed more help.
We are very happy with the new place, but oh my, the moving was SOMETHING ELSE.

Does anybody like moving?
'Course I like the end result: a new place.
The chore of moving, though, just about did us in.
By 'us' I mean Mother and Sam and me, myself and I.

Now we're breathing a little easier, but still getting her settled.

Do you, blog reader, have any hints that make moving easier? Maybe something I haven't thought of?
Leave a comment here or on Facebook if you do.