Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where would Jesus go?

... this Easter?

Of course we know that Jesus went out of the tomb on Easter... rising from the dead!  (I pray I never treat that knowledge with ho-hum-ness.)

But where would he go this Easter? 

Well, of course, he's with us always and everywhere... (I pray I never treat that knowledge with ho-hum-ness, too.)

But where would he go this Easter, if he had to pick a place?
How about O'Sheas Pub and Grill in Hurst, TX?!
Oh, and he'd do it at night time... well, because they're not open Sunday morning.

That's what Fellowship of the Parks is doing this Tuesday night at 7.... they're having Easter at the Pub.

Oh, and WFAA (Channel 8) is doing a story on it Tuesday morning sometime between 5 and 7 AM ... and there will be folks (like me!) there... Yes, that early.  

And YOU, you're invited!!   You don't have to come in the morning, but that night (this Tuesday) at 7!!
It's at 310 Grapevine Hwy, Hurst, TX 76054, just north of Mid-Cities Blvd.

As Sam just told me, this is what George Whitfield would do back in the Great Awakening and John Wesley would, too.

How exciting!

(If you can't come, please pray for it, that it would be SUPER.  Thanks.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Whimsy...

... from LoneStar Antiques...
(Yes, I found out how to put up more photos!)









(I don't think that last picture is an antique.)

Here's what the antique mall looks like...

It's no frills on the outside... but major frills on the inside!
(5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX)
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Thanks!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Well, I'll be..."

As for me, I'll be bumfuzzled.

I was going to show you some
Tuesday Treasures
from LoneStar Antiques.

I proceeded to upload,
and got just one up
when I got this message: 
You have exceeded your total photo upload quota.

Well, rats.
I love putting pictures on my blog.
(Ah, but I'll go to the site
and figure out how to put on more.)

I do like that 'Shine' guitar, though,
in that one picture, don't you?
It's not an antique, but maybe
the plate next to it is.
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Gee, I've resorted to small talk.
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In my last post I mentioned feeling sick.
I'm much better now.
So is Sam.
We're not 100%, but close.
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In closing I will leave you with some funnies . . .

Seeing her friend Sally wearing a new locket, Meg asks if there is a memento of some sort inside. “Yes,” says Sally, “a lock of my husband’s hair.”
“But Larry’s still alive.”
“I know, but his hair is gone.”
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I was diagnosed with antisocial behavior disorder, so I joined a support group. We never meet.
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Why don't Aggies use 911 in an emergency? 

Because they can't find "eleven" on the phone dial.
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Some of these new toys are so creative and inventive. This year they have a Neurotic Doll. It's wound up already.
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A ten-year old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible.
Then one day she floored her grandmother by asking,
”Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?”

I hope those at least brought a smile (even if you've already heard them).

Along that line here are two verses I like...

“The cheerful heart has a continual feast.”
Proverbs 15:15b

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
Proverbs 17:22a

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today was different...

... than I thought it would be.


I was going to do two things: go see SoulShake play in Southlake (that's them on the left (notice the young handsome 'middle man'), then head to the antique mall to play a 'late set' in the tea room....
but I woke up feeling so bad that I didn't do either!

Major headache, and shoulders and back aching big time.

It's been a long time since I've felt that bad. (Life is good.)

Then Sam's back was aching. He could hardly stand up straight. (Now he's in bed sleeping.) (I slept most of the afternoon.)

I ask you, blog readers, could that be a virus???

You all are pretty smart, so let me know.
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That makes me think of going to the doctor's office, which makes me think of how I used to want to be a nurse.

I had the Nurse Nancy book (see right), so I had the book and the name, and my Aunt Helen Ruth was a nurse (an R.N.) and since I idolized her, well, it only made sense to want to be a nurse.

My future nursing career was over, though, when I was a freshman in high school.

My twin and I became Candy Stripers.
That's not a picture of us on the left. It's a picture I found when I googled 'Candy Stripers', to show you a picture of what we wore.

Anyway, we were Candy Stripers in the Mission Hospital in Mission, TX. (That is a volunteer organization for girls wanting to help out in hospitals.)

On the very first day I found out that nursing wasn't for me.
We had to empty several bed pans, and feed an old man some oatmeal type stuff.
Ugh.   UGH.

That was it.

On the way home I decided that teaching school was a good dream to have.

Ah, but my son-in-law is a nurse, an R.N.
I so admire him!

I couldn't find a picture of him in his nursing outfit, but this is a good picture....
So you see, he can do more than nurse.  :)
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Well, I must be feeling better if I can blog all that.
Mmm.
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Oh, there's a new poll up (upper right)... please vote, thanks!
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(Don't forget to let me know if you think we have a shoulder/back virus! (or old age?) Thanks.)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

For today...


I got this from Emily P. Freeman's blog.
It's one of my favorite blogs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Luca!

Bailey’s sister, Jessica, had little Luca Giordiano Marcaccio yesterday morning...






Is he not darling?

And don't you love his name?


(In case you're new to this blog, Bailey is my dear daughter-in-law.)
(I say that because some of you may have just now come to this blog from Facebook. - WELCOME!)

Here are Bailey and her sisters...
Jessica, Shea, and Bailey.

Here are Shea's precious two...
That's Macy (7 months old, I think) and Camryn (Cami), who turned two in January.
They're making me smile!

Here is Bailey's family at the wedding (Oct. 30, 2010)...
(There are more pictures I could share of course.... Anyway, they're (we're) all excited little Luca is here now!)
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On a slightly different note, Bailey and Will are going to spend a year in Scotland starting in August, or late July (click HERE for that blog post.)
They need help with their 2 beautiful cats, and their lovable dog....


That's Pretzel on the right.



That's Tambourine on the left.



That's Olive, the lovable dog, on the right.





The cats are indoor cats.
Olive is a house-trained dog, but also enjoys the outdoors.

You can take all or one or two of them for the year.
If you can - and want to - let me know and I'll contact Will and Bailey.

(Sam and I would take the cats, but Sam is very allergic to cats.)
(Sam and I would take Olive, but Shiloh is kind of allergic to other dogs - ha!)
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Please take my poll if you haven't (upper right).
Thanks!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Don't go changing . . .

... unless you really want to.... which I do!
(I've been playing a lot of Billy Joel lately, and have been wanting to use that line as a post title.)

I'm moving my poll from top right - to more 'middle right'.
I've changed the background.
I've added a different header-thing.

I've enjoyed doing all of the above on this Sunday evening.

That reminds me, I read a good article on keeping the Sabbath, and how important it is.
You can click HERE to go to that article. It's worth the read.

That picture of the white lawn chair was in the 'teaser' for that article.
Just seeing that chair makes me relax.
Mmm.

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On a different note, and not so relaxing....
... how about those Baylor Bears!!

I've never been so excited about March Madness before!!!
And I think they can beat Kentucky game after next!
OH YES!!!

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On another different note, you may know that my dear daughter got her hair cut. Well, as I suspected, she sent her hair to LOCKS OF LOVE... where they make wigs for people, especially children, who've lost hair because of chemotherapy treatments, etc., and can't afford to buy wigs.


That's my girl on the right, with the hair she sent in.....
I know there will be a lovely wig worn by a special someone out there.
Maybe two or three special someones.
(Laura had a lot of hair.)
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Don't forget to take my poll (on the right, underneath the picture I like)... THANKS!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I pinched four people today.

I really could have pinched more, but seeing as I didn't know them I restrained myself.

Oh, I just found some fun St. Patrick's Day facts.

'Course by the time you see this blog post you may not be interested.
(Have you noticed that once a holiday is over, it's OVER!)
Anyway, click HERE to see those fun facts, if you'd like.


On a different note, I got some pictures from LoneStar Antiques that I'd like to share.
Here's Lydia's booth...
(It always looks good.)

And Jan's...
(It always looks good, too.)

And a little sign in Delta's...
(She always has funny little signs.)

Oh, and here's an antique I found...
(Now that 'antique' makes me feel old.)

Speaking of old, did you vote on my age poll? 50 and 80 got the most votes as to 'what is the age that you think is the hardest for most people to face?'
I voted for 60.
Maybe in a few years I'll vote for 80.

One thing for sure, we all age.... unless we don't.

That makes me think of what creatures we are.
Just creatures.

We can't even see behind our heads, much less in the future, even the next five minutes.

Thankfully, WONDERFULLY, we have a CREATOR.... who is the lover of our souls.

What a wonderful, WONDERFUL thing that is.

Would that we would know that.
And embrace that.

Mmm.
I'm so much happier when I do.
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Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!
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And vote on my March poll, please! (upper right)
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Oh, Baylor is playing Colorado tonight in this MARCH MADNESS madness.
Sic 'Em, Bears!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Woman of Faith...

Yesterday Mother and I went to McKinney to see cousin Audrey.
She is one amazing person.

If you think you have a rough life, don't.

[Well, some of you do, so it's okay to think that.]

Few people I know, though, have had it as bad as Audrey... and now her husband is in the hospital, and well, who knows when he'll be out.

So Mother and I went to see them. I was so glad Mother felt like going.
(I just wish I had remembered to take a picture!!)

We had a good visit, and as we were driving home, Mother and I both commented on how positive Audrey is. Well, she is a woman of faith, that's for sure.

(We go to cheer her up, and she cheers us up!)

Audrey knows a lot about life: life in prison (unjustly for 3 years); severe autism (her 21 year old son); losing all her fortune, etc., etc.
There's more, but you'll need to read her book, when she finishes it someday.

Oh, and she was one of the founding members of Bear Valley Community Church!!!
That was an amazing feat, since she lived in Garland when we started... AND because of dear Nate, her severely autistic son.

Anyway, pray for Audrey... and Ron (husband of 5? years)... and Nate... and Brandon (her second son).
(Brandon is almost 20, and goes to Collin Community College. He also works for HIRSCH'S MEATS in Plano. He's worked there since he was sixteen, and does everything there: cuts meats, smokes meats, etc., etc. HIRSCH'S MEATS is famous in the Metroplex and has been written up in D Magazine. Click HERE to go to their website.

Oh, Deanna, I haven't forgotten, one of these days let's DO that road trip to see Audrey, and maybe go by and get some good meat!
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Different note: I wore my green shoes today in the tea room and played "Danny Boy", "My Wild Irish Rose" and a few other lilting Irish tunes.
(Have to get ready for St. Patrick's Day, don't cha know?)

I know those aren't emerald green shoes, but it's hard to find emerald green shoes.

By the way, I should be playing those Irish tunes on Saturday in the tea room from 12-2 (LoneStar Antiques, 5605 North Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX)... just north of Loop 820 (Exit 19).
If you come in you BETTER be wearing green. (I've been exercising my pinch fingers!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Funny how the mind works.

Some of my favorite people came to the antique mall Saturday and ate in the tea room...
It was the first time I'd seen Laura's short hair in person. I really like it!

And it reminded me of how I wore my hair years ago when we lived in Brazil...

Of course that made me think of 2 more pictures I found the other day of Sam in Brazil....

That's him with some pastors at a pastors' retreat.
(Wow. That seems like a lifetime ago.)
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Funny how the mind works.
I saw that picture of Laura, then I remembered recently seeing that picture of a skinnier me, with short, short hair.... and then I wanted to show you Sam.

I didn't start out writing this blog post thinking about that Brazil stuff.
My mind just goes in whatever direction it wants.

And here's an absolutely COMPLETELY different direction: I FINALLY took down the outside Christmas lights today.
Here was my motivation: about a week ago little Caroline asked why we still had our Christmas lights up. I said, "I keep thinking Sam is going to take them down, and he keeps thinking I'm going to take them down, and well, we just keep thinking."

Well, little Caroline is coming over in about an hour, and by golly, I quit thinking, and took them down!!!

I thought I'd see if Google would show me a cartoon about taking Christmas lights down late.
I guess there's no such cartoon.

Ah, but I DID get this one, which I must share....



That made me chuckle.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Lang may yer lum reek!"

That is a Scottish salutation wishing long life and prosperity.
(Literally, long may your chimney smoke.)

Will and Bailey will be learning that lingo come next fall!

And maybe he'll be whispering that in her ear.
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(That was in good taste.)

You see, they've both been accepted to do graduate work at the University of Glasgow in Scotland!!!




Here's a picture of part of the university...
It looks a tad different than the University of Texas at Arlington, I'd say.

'Course I'll have to go see for myself just how different.
Oh yes.