Saturday, February 28, 2009

Treat!

Laura and Ryan popped into the tea room today!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Read this. Heed this.

Don't talk on your cell phone when it's charging. (You thought I was going to say 'driving', didn't you? Well that, too.) My mother sent me an e-mail on this and it was ALARMING. I think the odds of dying when talking on a charging phone are slim, but DON'T TAKE THE CHANCE, it could happen.

That reminds me, my wonderful in-laws had a friend who lost a daughter when she stood in a tiny bit of water in the bathroom near the sink and somehow was electrocuted. I don't think she was drying her hair or anything. It was freakish. So be careful of a little water and being near any kind of electricity.
Also, DON'T TEXT WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING. I've heard recent horror stories of this, and now that I'm texting a little (REALLY a little) I am even tempted to do it. (Who would have thought.) Anyway, don't! And don't Twitter while driving. Oh my. There are some horrible things that can happen when you think you're invincible and can do anything while driving. It only takes a nanosecond to be gone from this earth - or be maimed for life. (Ask me. I know stories. I'm sure you do, too.)

Life is precious.

I just had to say all that.

On a much lighter note, there's this (that my mother also sent me). . .


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hmm...

... maybe you saw my garage-cleaning post today. Or the one about about the most pierced woman in the world (over 6,000 pierces). If you were quick you saw those posts. If you weren't you didn't. I deleted them. They just didn't suit me.
Hmm. Maybe I'm getting too perfectionistic in this blogging hobby of mine.

In the spirit of imperfection here is an anonymous quote I like...
“I find imperfection the most interesting thing about a person.”
Also, in the spirit of imperfection I'm going to show you the picture of that pierced woman after all.
I knew you wanted to see her.
[Click HERE to read about her.]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Birthday party!

Yesterday was Elizabeth's birthday. The fourteenth was Lindsey's. Here are pictures! (Click to make larger, so you can see the pictures on the tree.)








Fun night.

P.S. Lindsey, next year the tree will be yours!!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

5 Things . . .

1. I am the proud owner of an iPhone now!

2. I am finally learning to text. Now I'm thinking that I will soon be thinking, 'what did I do before texting?!!

3. I have lost a measly 3 pounds since New Years. BUT I have decided to love the skin I'm in and NOT try to lose anymore. So there, diet-world!

4. I'm thinking of going very simple with my blog look. I tire of cutesy looks - though they look so clever on others' blogs. Hmm. I guess it's like not liking the food you've cooked yourself.

5. My favorite verse this very moment is Proverbs 21:30, "There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord." ...I just love that.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nancy’s Favorite . . .

is still Nancy’s Favorite! Here Beth is treating me to one at Gloria’s (for a belated birthday present). It’s only on the lunch menu, but a much bigger plate of that same food and more is on the evening menu. I can’t remember what the evening plate is called, but I’ll call it “Sam’s Favorite.” Anyway, Beth and I had our usual fun at Gloria’s. When we get together I always leave refreshed . . . and stuffed, of course!
Thanks, Beth!

Different note: at Zero Church tonight (at 5) we’re starting a new series on the Twenty-third Psalm. The series is on stress and ‘busyness’ and how to find God’s calm in the midst of it all. Click HERE if you’d like to go to the website and listen to Sam’s little invitation to it (very short - but very good).

As I write this (Friday night - but will copy and paste it on my blog tomorrow morning) I’m babysitting for little Caroline and baby Andrew while John takes Elizabeth out for her (early) birthday celebration. She and John are redeeming their Christmas present from me. I gave them some coupons for some nights out and some days out. They deserve them! I’m just glad that finally Andrew is sleeping. It’s sad that babies can’t talk and tell you what’s wrong. I think he was hungry. . . or he needed that big burp he let loose. (Gee, I hope no one talks about me like I’m talking about him.)
Thankfully, he’s sound asleep now.
And that Caroline, she goes to bed like a trooper. Ah, but I just heard her talking softly to herself. Or maybe to her little bunny. Now that’s pure sweetness.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whoa!

Sales in my booth have really picked up. The first half of this month I sold $456 worth of stuff. That's major since I don't sell furniture. It seems my CDs are popular, and also my knick knacks. It's a thrill. (And I was thinking of closing shop.) Makes me want to buy more junk ... and make more CDs (though I have way yet to break even on my last one).

Here's a cartoon I thought was cute (my mother sent it to me)...


Now off to meet Beth at Gloria's!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sam . . .

. . . just found out he's allergic to dust mites! That means I'm going to have start dusting after all. [And I was so enjoying writing notes on furniture.]

Not much other news that I can tell right now.

Here's something I think is really funny (forgive me if you've seen it before - I published on my joke blog a year ago):
We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, "You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms." -- Elayne Boosler

That just makes me laugh.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Picture time!

I'm sure when I ring the doorbell at the Huffman house Caroline and Andrew think, "Aunt Nancy's here to take pictures again!"

Caroline is a wonderful big sister...
Caroline always loves stickers...
I couldn't resist the self-portrait.

Caroline missed her mommy. When I told her she would come home after she (Caroline) went night-night, Caroline was ready for bed!
Andrew wasn't so excited.
John and Elizabeth came home with these flowers for me - that went with my blog color scheme! Thank you! (Andrew was still awake and, of course, glad to see Mommy.)

It's a wonderful life.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lazy Sunday mornings . . .

. . . are wonderful. I never ever ever ever thought I'd have them. Well, I never ever ever ever thought about having them. I've been going to church on Sunday morning since before I was born (which is a wonderful thing). But now, with our Saturday night church we sleep in on Sunday. And this morning we went for a walk around the neighborhood. Sweet.

At one o'clock we have a worship planning meeting here at the house and those are usually fun. We talk about songs and movie clips (we have a license), etc., that we can use in future weeks at Zero Church. We use 'the umbrella of grace' when brainstorming. That means that ANY idea can be brought up and no one can ridicule it. That also means that CRAZY ideas are OFTEN brought up... which is so fun. I think that's how we should live our lives --- not being afraid to think outside the box and get crazy sometimes.

Speaking of crazy, I've been crazy in my obsession with a new look for my blog. Valentine's is over so no more hearts. This green look is different from any look I've had before - which is the whole idea. I've always liked blue and green together ... ever since my preacher's wife had a blue and green kitchen in the church parsonage. I was about eleven years old then and was wowed by everything about her. Whenever I think of blue and green together I think of her. Maybe I should track her down and tell her. I think she's still living.

At five o'clock I'm going to the Huffmans to babysit those precious babies. Actually Caroline is no longer a baby - sigh. (She's growing up too fast!) I'm taking my camera so you know what will be on tomorrow's blog! I might have to put some blue and green clothes on them so the pictures will go with my blue and green blog. Oh, maybe I'll find some blue and green toys they can play with, or we could go into Andrew's room. It is a beautiful light blue. mm

Obviously this lazy Sunday morning is making me ramble on and on.
Ah, but you don't have to read the rambling.
Ah, but I guess you just did!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Great trip!

I just got back from a fun trip to Oklahoma with Pat and Molly - to see Aunt Martha in Frederick, in the southwestern part of Oklahoma. We had a wonderful time. I took my keyboard and played some golden oldies and some old hymns. Pat did, too. Molly, age 5, entertained us with pictures she drew, somersaults (maybe 2- but she did 59 in a row back at Gigi's (her Grandmother Pat's) house!), and singing, "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain When She Comes", and "Old McDonald".
Here are some pictures. (I don't think Molly wanted to pose for the first picture - but every other moment she was the life of the party for sure!)



Those last two pictures are on the way home. We had a 'car picnic' at Sonic. That very last picture was to prove that we all DID eat in the front seat of the car. FUN!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is Everyone Okay?!

Last night's weather was crazy. We got a call from the city of Colleyville - to take cover. And then I heard the sirens wailing. At that moment I knew Sam was on his way home from his Greek class - which meets at Bear Valley church which is in west Colleyville. When he walked through the door I got all wet - hugging and kissing him.

Will, are you okay? Bailey Jo? Heather? Huffmans? Lahaies? Rob and Caroline? (And everybody else I've omitted?) Actually Rob and I drove home yesterday from OK City to beat the weather there. And they DID have weather. This morning one of the bank's employees emailed me telling me the bank at Memorial had (tornadic) circulation just over the building - and all the schools were locked down so she had to wait for 2 weather systems to go through before she could pick up her kids. !!!

Thanks to John C. and his Twitter-thingy I could tell Laura was safe. THANKS, JOHN!

Whew!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Valentine facts...

While waiting for board meeting to start I found these 'facts' from a Google search. Surely they're true...

-More than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day.

-Around 3% of pet owners PREFER to give Valentine gifts to their pets, as they are more grateful than humans.

-15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

-Hallmark produced its first valentine in 1913.

-BBC reports that Shiv Sena, a nationalist political party in India, has spoken out against Valentine's day, calling it "nothing but a Western onslaught on India's culture to attract youth for commercial purposes."

-This pink background is a little icky . . . but most of the valentine blog backgrounds cut into the content of my posts and this one doesn't. (I want you to read every word.)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bear with me ...

... as I obsess over which blog background I want. This red heart balloon one is a little too busy, but it definitely leaves no doubt as to which holiday I'm celebrating.
And I AM celebrating ... all week.

And for TODAY - FEBRUARY 9 - I'm also celebrating my mother's birthday!!!! AND nephew John's big 25th birthday!!!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

For Valentine's week....

Here are two sillies . . .

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Did you know . . .

. . . that coffee is good for your mind? Click HERE to read an article about how it might keep one from developing dementia.

And did you hear about Detroit's disgraced ex-mayor moving to Southlake?! Click HERE for the story.

And did you know that Facebook is now five years old? Seems like it's been around forever. I still haven't used it - I'm actually registered (I think). ....I've decided to just BLOG my life away. Click HERE if you want to read more about Facebook's birthday.

And did you know that instead of Gloria's 'Nancy's plate' for lunch I ate a homemade grilled cheese sandwich? (Get well, Beth!!) I decided to drink a real Dr. Pepper with my sandwich, to make up for not having that yummy Gloria's 'Nancy's plate'. Mm. . . there is nothing like a real Dr. Pepper that's icy cold. mm. (Well, except if it's with Gloria's 'Nancy's plate'.) Did you know that they only serve the 'Nancy's plate' at lunch time? (Actually it could be called the 'Nancy platter', but I call it 'Nancy's plate').

You'd never guess I had a long list of things to do. . . and not one of them was, "write 'Nancy's plate' as many times as you can".

Get well, Beth!!!!

(Seriously. I do want you to get well, Beth. . . and not just so we can eat together. . . but, for sure, a 'Nancy's plate' wouldn't taste the same eaten with anybody else.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Last night . . .

.... we celebrated my mother's birthday! (It's actually next Monday, but Sam and I will be in OK then, so Elizabeth will honor Mother at her (Elizabeth's) house. Last night we did it at our house.) Here are some pics (click to see bigger).....











It was a happy night.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I was in a mood the other day (Friday) . . .

. . . to capture fun stuff on my camera.

On the way to playing in the tea room I saw this sign . . .(It says, "The Tax Man Cometh". I don't know, that just struck me as cute, ... well, and foreboding.)

When I got to the Lonestar Antique mall I saw these treasures...
Read the title of this song from the movie 7 DAYS' LEAVE - it's at the very top of this sheet music.... (!!)

















Here are some notecards I almost bought...

















And you never know when you might need this sign.

















And here (below) the top little sign reads, "A plastic tan never fades." The bottom one, "When you look this good nobody cares if you're plastic."















And I bought this cup towel at Lonestar some time ago. I love it.





















So the day was full of whimsy. Well, some days just are, and some days you have to make them be.

Different note: Zero Church was really good last night. --- It was particularly good considering the fact that when we got home Sam had 102 degrees of fever! He seems to be on the mend now, FORTUNATELY. Bless his heart.