Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Fun...

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A woman in labor suddenly shouted,
"Shouldn't! Wouldn't! Couldn't! Didn't! Can't!"
"Don't worry," said the doc. "Those are just contractions."

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Here's a clean pirate ...

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Everybody should pay their taxes with a smile, said Bob.
“I tried it but they wanted cash.”

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"Doctor," said the receptionist over the phone,
"there's a patient here who thinks he's invisible."
"Well, tell him I can't see him right now."

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The best answer to the question asked in an interview,
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?"
"In the mirror as always . . "


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Anna Day!!

I had a day with Anna, my sweet four-year-old great niece, yesterday.
The reason we were together was not good: her mommy had a 'tummy bug' (as Anna called it).
But we had a WONDERFUL DAY together.
(Her mommy is much better today.)

Here is Anna right after feeding Shiloh...
The big pink plastic glass that we use to scoop out the dog food matches Anna's outfit.
How great is that?!


And here she is at lunchtime...
It looks like she has a nose pierce here,
but it was really a 'boo-boo'.
(Isn't she beautfiul?)
(And it's inside and out beauty.)


And here we are at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bedford...
Yes, I've been wearing my hair crazy.
In the car earlier Anna said,
"Yay, I get to spend the whole day with Aunt Nancy with the crazy hair!"
I had a sweet looking young lady take our picture,
because it was the first time either Anna or I used one of those carts,
where a child can sit in the back.
The front part of the cart sticks out so far 
that it can be a challenge to steer,
but we made it!

Then we went to see Mother, whom Anna calls Nana.
So Aunt Nancy and Anna went to see Nana.
(Now that sounds Dr. Seuss-y to me.)

Then we came home and rested.

Anna watched some "Silly Symphonies" on my laptop...


According to Wikipedia, Silly Symphony is a series of 75 animated short films produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929 to 1939. As their name implies, the Silly Symphonies were originally intended as whimsical accompaniments to pieces of music.  (I copied and pasted that.)

Anna watched about 5 of them, which were each about 8 minutes long.

Her mother, Elizabeth, along with her Uncle Cap and their cousins, my kids Will and Laura, loved watching the "Water Babies" Silly Symphony when they were children.  My parents had the video tape of that, and well, we all knew (know) it by heart. 
You can, too, if you watch it over and over, which you CAN, HERE.....
 You might find it relaxing. (I do.)




So Anna and I had a great day together.

I hope you have some one-on-one time with a little one soon.
It refreshes the soul.



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday's Whimsy... with captions...

Here's more whimsy from LoneStar Antiques (5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX).
This time I've added a new feature: captions! (Yes, I had some time on my hands.)

These are little figurines, maybe 3 1/2 inches high (or shorter).
They caught my eye right away.

This piece of furniture is a zillian times bigger than those figurines in the first picture.
(You can find things of all sizes at LoneStar!)

These magazines 'take me back'...
Oh wait, there's 'opera'.
Whoa. That takes me way back.

This reminded me of a piece my Grandmother Jennie had,
though really it's quite different.
(But I like the memory I remembered.)

I really like this.
(Mugs don't really sell well,
but I think this might be the exception.)

I think this is a classy booth.
Sometimes I just have to stand and study it.

This is a small little piece, with a little egg in it (I don't think Faberge).
Isn't this precious?


This looks like a treasure for some folks.
It makes me think of "Remember Mission, TX when..." on Facebook.
( a great FB site)

This is kind of a plain old bed,
but I like it.

This is a cute cookie jar on sale.
(I didn't see a puppy dog cookie jar.)

This is some art work of my dear daughter, making its debut at LoneStar.
I'm proud to have it in Mother's and my booth.

Yes, a suitcase can hold anything.

This is a sign that speaks for itself.


There's a lot I like about this picture... the colors, the babies, etc.

This beautiful plate is in Wanda's booth, right across from the tea room.
(I may have to splurge and buy it. I love the vivid colors)

Now this is sweet.

This is to remind you that Valentine's Day is coming.

Now those are some cute little corker porkers (piggy banks)!
Now this booth is a hodgepodge of stuff.
You'll notice some WINKS by Susan...
and some art by Laura,
and some other treasures.
(It looks better in person.)


 Finally...
This is actually a bumper sticker on a car of someone who was inside the mall.
It think it fits people well.

That's it.

Have a great rest-of-the-week.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Skin, and Suitcases, and Some Sillies...

This is my new iPhone 6...

All iPhone 6's don't look like this. 
This one has a special 'skin' on its back.
I ordered it HERE.
It's my daughter's Society6 shop... 
You can buy lots of things.
I happened to buy an iPhone 6 skin.
When it came I thought it was lame.
So I ordered the iPhone 6 CASE... which was much more expensive.
Then I decided, 'what-the-hay,' I'll try the skin on my phone.
And I liked it after all!!!
I'm thinking I'll like the case more, because it cost more...
and will probably be much more protective of the iPhone
but I DO like the skin!!

Anyway,
there you have it.

And when Laura sees this blog she'll know about it!
(Surprise.)
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Different note, 
I've made suitcases my background these last few weeks.
Well, that's because I'm going to be traveling to Oregon soon,
so I will be packing my bags,
though they won't be as pretty as in this blog background.

Do you remember when suitcases didn't have wheels?
Whoa. I do. Only strong men could carry heavy bags.


Really, I think it is amazing that it took so long for suitcases to all have wheels.
I mean, didn't the wheel become popular centuries ago?

Well, now we all have bags with wheels.
Thank goodness.

Now I just need to get some unique luggage,
so I won't have to put a ribbon or something on it to tell it apart.

Maybe Laura could carry a line of luggage!?

I think she could do better than this...
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Well, now I have some Sillies that have somewhat to do with the previous subjects...
I hope they're at least somewhat funny to you.


What do you call a Scottish iPhone?
An AyePhone.

Do not touch MY Apple iPhone.
It’s not an usPhone, it’s not a wePhone, it’s not an ourPhone, it’s an iPhone.
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That's it.
I hope you're getting ready for a good new week!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Did you know? ....

... that Target sells PANERA BREAD Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

Sam went to Target earlier this week to get us some low-carb food, as we are kind of dieting, and he found that soup... and found it was low-carb... So now we can enjoy it in our own home!
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Did you know that January is National Soup Month?
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Did you know that on the corner of NE Loop 820 and Denton Highway, there is a cop who is always watching the traffic from upstairs in the U HAUL place?
I was stopped at the red light and saw him.  
Even though I was stopped at the red light,
my very first thought was: "Am I speeding?"
(That's my default thought whenever I see a police man.)
Then I realized that he was (is) a cardboard cop.
Well, I was relieved.
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Did you know that the iPhone 6 - which Sam gave me for my birthday -
takes much, much, MUCH better pictures than the iPhone 5?
Here's a picture I took yesterday morning,
just outside our side door....
Well, that sky was beautiful, but my old phone would never have captured its beauty like my new phone.
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Did you know that the word “typewriter” is the longest word in the English Language that can be spelled with the top of the keyboard?

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Did you know...that Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was named for Texan Oscar Pierce,
whose niece worked in Hollywood for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
When she saw the gold statuette, she reportedly said, 
“Why, that looks just like my Uncle Oscar.”
 So the Oscar is a Texan!

Well, that's my post for now.
I hope you have a good weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's Whimsy ...

... from LoneStar Antiques (5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX)...

(This post is much more light-hearted than my last post.  (I've calmed down.)) 







I think I like those House Rules the best.