Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

Coyotes can run faster than roadrunners.

The Statue of Liberty wears size 879 shoes.
Hmm. No one can see her shoes!

 Starfish have eyes at the end of their arms.

Magnolias are the oldest surviving flowering plants; they first appeared 100 million years ago.

Daniel Craig is the only Bond actor who is shorter than Ian Fleming’s six-foot-original.

Edvard Munch’s THE SCREAM is based on a Peruvian mummy he saw in a Paris museum.

The 1988 Olympics included the sport of solo synchronized swimming.

A rattlesnake that has been out in the rain will not rattle.

An Olympic gold medal is 92.5% silver.

Simon and Garfunkel were originally called Tom and Jerry.

That is the trivia for today.

Have a great week!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cap came, Ryan T is a doctor, Nell flew, and Will grew...

My dear nephew (twin-Peggy's oldest) Cap came for a visit.
Yes, he's movie star handsome.
As is his sister (well, movie-star-gorgeous) and his nieces and nephew could sign up in Hollywood, but they better not, if they know what is good for them.
Here they are...

Yes, that is brother and sister Cap and Elizabeth, some of my absolute favorite people...
with Elizabeth's son, Andrew, named after his great grandfather Andrew White, (my dear dad.)

Here is another totally different picture....
That is Dr. Ryan Tompkins in the middle, who is the husband of our beloved niece Jennifer.  He graduated from Truett Seminary in Waco, TX.... and we are proud.

That is his wife (our beloved niece) congratulating him as only she can!!!


Here are Sam and I with Ryan's in-laws, Sam's sister and brother-in-law, recently.
We always love to get together.

On a different note, our son Will (Samuel Williams Carmack VI) is here with his son, Samuel Williams Carmack VII)...

And here is Will with his daughter, Penelope Faye, who goes by "NELL''....
Nell is flying in this picture.

Well, this next picture was a couple years earlier...
She was learning to fly in that picture.

Here is a picture of Will and Nell today (Sunday, Aug. 28)....
We celebrated Will's 32nd birthday.

So I'm 64... and Sam is almost 64 (Sept.15).
so I (we) have had our dear Will with us in our lives for half of our lives!






Thank you, Lord.

Friday, August 26, 2016

I Should Have Been a Zombie.

Last Saturday I was really tired. It had been quite a week. Actually it had been quite a month. Mother, who had been sick, encouraged me to get away from her for a while and go play in the tea room. She knew that when I play I ‘go to my happy place'. 

So I went to the tea room and sat down at the piano, ready to play all my easy songs, so I could totally relax. Soon, a pretty young woman came over, so excited to see me. She said, “Oh, I am so glad you are here today. We have a big party in the party area and we need you to play a certain song when my husband walks in wearing an old soldier's uniform.”  Well, it was a song I really hadn't practiced, but had the music to, and being the people-pleasing-yes person' I am I said, 'Okay'.  So I found the music, practiced it quietly, then waited and waited (while playing other stuff by ear (which I don’t do that well), so as not to put different music in front of me when the costumed person was to arrive - which was my cue to play said music.

Good grief.  It was an hour and a half before I got the 'cue'. I even went to the party area three times to make sure I hadn't missed the 'cue'.  Ah, but then in the middle of waiting for the 'cue' I got an important phone call from my mother's doctor.  I said, "I'm sorry but I may have to get off the phone soon."  I didn't say, "I may have to get off the phone soon so I can play the theme to CHEERS on the piano."  I knew that would be lame, but in my frazzled head at that moment, it was NOT lame.  I urgently had to be ready to play "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" immediately, so as not to ruin the party.  (Fortunately I didn't have to hang up on the doctor.)

So that is where people-pleasing gets me... in a tizzy over silly stuff.

When the pretty young lady asked me to play the song I should have said, “Oh dear.  I could, but today I am a total zombie, and cannot play anything out of my comfort zone. I actually am barely here, and I almost didn’t even come. I'm sorry.”  

Why can’t I think of the things I should say when I should say them??… and SAY THEM??!!

Well, long story short (which is already long), the uniformed person finally came running into the tea room yelling, “The British are coming!! The British are coming!!” So I began playing loudly the theme from CHEERS so the party could hear it.  (It was a surprise gift-trip to Boston, for the wife of a couple who was celebrating their 40th anniversary.) 

Well, this blog post has too many words. (I do NOT like wordy blog posts.)
I am making an exception here.

This is for you to remind me to ‘just say no’ when I’m tired and don’t want to do something.

(I think the party heard my CHEERS theme.)
Who knows.
Who cares.

(Bless their hearts. I forgive them. They didn't know I was a zombie.)


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a group of goats is often called a TRIP.


Did you know that there are now at least 20 varieties of Oreos, from classic to cinnamon bun to Swedish Fish?


The tongue of a blue whale weighs as much as an elephant.  And its mouth is big enough to hold 100 people.



The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are: Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: 9, and Bee: 4.

Here's a picture of a desert locust...


Members of the Nazi SS had their blood type tattooed on their armpits.
(I don't have a picture for that. Your imagination can take care of that visual.)


Leonard Nimoy directed THREE MEN AND A BABY.


Giraffes are very susceptible to throat infections.

That fact should surprise no one.
But surely would invoke sympathy.
(Bless their hearts.)


So now we know that stuff!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thoroughly Thankful Thursday....

Early this morning my little 9 1/2 month-old grandson had eye surgery.

Here he is right before he had the surgery.

You can kind of tell from that above picture that his eyes weren't going in the same direction.
Actually they don't look that bad in that picture... but they WERE not good.
Even the day he was born it was obvious he might have trouble seeing.

Ah, but here he is this afternoon...
 His eyes are perfect!

The surgery was on the muscles around the eyes,
and knowing he would have to be given general anesthesia made the surgery, well, worrisome.

But he is doing great!!!

And I would like to thank all of the 'prayer warriors' that I
and Bailey and Will and everybody else had enlisted the days prior.
You know who you are!!

Thank you so very much.


That's all for now.

That is ENOUGH!!!

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