Thursday, January 31, 2013

On nieces, and then penguins...

Would you believe I haven't seen my little great nieces and nephew since Christmas day?!
And one of them had a birthday....
That picture was taken by her mom at her school party. 
Her birthday is Dec. 28, which means she has to celebrate at school in January.
I think she is okay with that, though.

So I've really been missing the little ones and will have to remedy that SOON!

It made me think of Bailey Jo.
She's not getting to see her little nieces till Sept!
Whoa.

Ah, but she sees pictures.

And those little nieces take delightful pictures...
Is that not super precious?
Mmm.

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Well, my niece Elizabeth and I ARE communicating, but it's mainly by text.

Here's something she sent yesterday...

That made me want to do a search for more penguin cartoons.



(I thought those were worth a smile.)




They made me think of this next gadget I'd seen on someone's blog.
Put your cursor somewhere on the little screen and see what happens.
I hope it does what I think it does.
(And don't worry, it's supposed to be virus-free (in case you were wondering).)
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Thanks for the inspiration, Elizabeth!!!

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I have a new poll up (upper right).
Please vote if you haven't already.
Thanks!
 


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dos Sobrinos

(I want to learn Spanish better, so I thought I'd make my title in Spanish, for 'two nephews'.)

I've recently seen some pictures of two of our sobrinos.
The pictures are so darling I had to blog them...

 Here's nephew Rob and his beautiful family...

And this father-son picture is priceless....
 ... don't you think?

And here's nephew Justin's gorgeous family...
Isn't that darling?

If those pictures don't make you smile you need to go see Barris, my favorite counselor/therapist. 
Click HERE for his website.

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On a completely different note,
there's a new book out that I may have to get.
It's written by a cold-case homicide detective.
He was an atheist, but embraced Christianity
after doing his own detective work.
It sounds amazing.

Click HERE for a short article about it.
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It may be stormy today in the Metroplex.  Be careful!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Different Notes...


Here's
Mother's
winter
porch...

I
think
it
is
delightful...
The owls
were
on
sale
at
LoneStar
Antiques.

I
think
they're
pretty
cute.











On a different note, Sam and I are a part of the DOWNTON ABBEY subculture now.

We've been watching it on Netflix and we can watch the episodes back to back to back to back,
which makes it very time consuming (but somebody's got to do it).

Some of the characters are wonderful, and some are despicable... just like any good soap opera.




On another different note,
we've discovered
a great frozen pizza,
Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Supreme Pizza...

I add chopped onions and green pepper,
and more cheese, but I think it would be good
just the way it is.  What we mainly like is the crust.
YUM.





Another different note: as I was out and about today I saw these bumper stickers on a pickup in front of me (at a red light)...
In case you can't read them, the one on the left says, "Live life like there's no end to your leash!" and the one on the right says, "I rescued my best friend."
I thought those were great.

On another different note, I bought some Girl Scout cookies today.   I hadn't planned to buy any, but those little girls were so cute, and they made me think of another little girl years ago who sold Girl Scout cookies.


I looked and looked for the picture of her with her some of her Daisy friends, but I couldn't find it.  (Daisies are the youngest of the Girl Scouts.  They're kindergarten, as I recall.)

 I DID find this picture, though, of my little Daisy, at her birthday party that same year....
You may also recognize her brother and her cousin! 
(I love that picture.)



So those are my notes for today.

I've put up a new poll (upper right), though I'm thinking of quitting those polls since it's so hard to vote sometimes (you have to keep clicking).  Ah, but as long as I have a  few voters, I'll probably keep polling along!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just some random random...

First random: Today is National Pie Day!


Click HERE
to read about the history of pies.

That pie on the left is one of my favorites.
CHESS PIE!!



What's your favorite??




Second random...
Last night I went to a slumber party.

It was just Mother and I at her place.
We had Pizza Hut pizza (which we overate).
(At slumber parties you're SUPPOSED
to overeat.)

We watched "Wheel of Fortune",
then two back-to-back episodes
of Betty White's "Off Their Rockers".
We'd never seen it before,
and though parts were
a little risque, it made us laugh out loud a couple of times.

Third random: Earlier yesterday, I had fun playing fun songs in the tea room.
The lady sitting by herself next to the piano starting bobbing her head, swaying her arms even, and tapping her feet, which made me play even more fun songs.
By 'fun songs' I mean, "You Are My Sunshine", "She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain", "Hey, Good Lookin", "King of the Road", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Hello My Baby", and I can't remember what else.    Anyway, it was fun ... and hopefully made for good digestion.

Fourth random: After I played I went to ROSS, where on Tuesdays there is a 10% discount for folks over 55.  I bought a basket and a couple of things for Mother's and my booth.   That was fun.

Fifth random: Then I came home and saw an email from my aunt Helen Ruth.  (I call her 'Helen Ruth' to differentiate from 'Aunt Helen' in Tennessee.)

Here are some of the funnies she sent....







Those made me laugh.
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In closing (Sixth random), here's a quote I like...

"It is good to brush your teeth when you are angry, 
because you brush harder and do a better job."
- Lemony Snicket



Sunday, January 20, 2013

Truth be told...

I don't trust Lance Armstrong at all.

I didn't watch the 2-part Oprah interview.

I knew it would be contrived, so why bother?

Have you known perpetual liars?  When it dawns on you that that is what they are, well, you (I) just dismiss them.

It's not that I don't forgive them. I just don't trust them.

Fortunately, I don't know very many.  Or if I know them I haven't identified them yet.

Ah, but isn't it wonderful to think about the good folks you know?

The Bible tells us to think about the good.
Philippians 4:8, 
Finally brothers and sisters,
whatever is true,
whatever is noble, 
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable—
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I think that includes thinking about good people.

Oh, nobody's perfect... but you know people in your present and in your past that are GOOD FOLK.

My sermon today: think about those GOOD FOLK.
Maybe make a list of them.
Maybe write them a thank you note.
Maybe just sit and picture them and the good times you've had with them.

You don't have to know them well.... but you know you know some.

Think about them... and not Lance Armstrong.

Here are a few of mine....
WHOA!!! I have so many more pictures of folks to put up.... WHOA!!! This is making me realize how rich I am with GOOD FOLK!!!
WHOA!!!!!

(All I can say is WHOA!!!)

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Well, I can also say this: pray for our country, on this the PRAY-FOR-OUR-COUNTRY DAY.
Pray for President Obama.  He needs it... and we need to do it!
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WHOA.
I'M STILL SAYING WHOA!!!

 



Saturday, January 19, 2013

More whimsy!

... from LONESTAR ANTIQUES (5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX)...