Thursday, March 30, 2017

You can't please everyone.



Not long ago a lady came over to the piano that I play in the antique mall tea room.and requested that I play some old hymns.
I did.

Almost immediately after I finished playing those hymns another lady from another table came over and said something like, "Ma'am, I did not enjoy those last songs you played, which meant I did not enjoy my meal here today at all, just so you know."

Whoa.

"I am so sorry," I said.

Then she said, "You played my grandmother's favorite hymns that were played at her funeral recently. So I sat there trying to eat, but just couldn't. I was so sad."

"Oh my," I said. "That must have been so hard to hear those songs. Next time I will try and not play old hymns back to back."

She said, "Yeah. Whatever." And she left.


That's not much of an example of not pleasing everyone. (I have MANY others.)
But it is one of my very most recent.

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Everyone has his/her issues, his/her pain.

I cannot make everyone's 'day'.

Nor can you.

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This is all of my blog-post for today, plus these 'posters'.







 




AND THESE BIBLE VERSES ...

Proverbs 29:25

  Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.



AND...

Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

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THOSE VERSES REALLY HELP ME.
MAYBE YOU, TOO?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

There is only one insect that can turn its head — the praying mantis.

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In early drafts of Truman Capote's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S,
Holly Golightly was named Connie Gustafson.

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First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil. 


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Golf courses in America take up as much land space as Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

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Crayola means "oily chalk." The name combines "craie" (French for "chalk")
and "ola" (short for "oleaginous," or “oily")

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Here's how to identify a fake Rolex watch:
The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly. 




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It is impossible to hum while holding your nose.



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The firefly is not actually a fly, but a beetle.
I can remember catching fireflies at my Granddaddy Andy's house in Kaufman, TX.
We'd put them in glass jars - then let them loose.
FUN!!!


That is the trivia for today.
Have a super week!!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Here's What I Think...

1. Life IS interesting, if you let it be...

... like watching towels wash in a washing machine...
Nell helped me put the towels in the machine, so it only made sense she would want to watch.

And bringing down little bows from her upstairs bedroom - to go with her parents' clothes that they are wearing ... is fun.
I mean, the yellow goes with the yellow, the pink goes with the pink,
and OF COURSE, the blue goes with her daddy's shirt.
(You want to be coordinated.)
(You go, Nell!)

I didn't get Will's permission to show this picture with a bow matching his shirt,
but maybe I'll get forgiveness.
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2. Here's something else I think...

If there is a sign like this in a park...
...  your dog must be on a leash!

Thursday a cute puppy (off leash!) was eating a mozzarella stick near me that had fallen to the ground because of the strong wind (at a park). The puppy's' owner started yelling at him to not eat that - and she was looking at me meanly, as if I had let him eat that mozzarella stick.
(I wanted to bark, "Grrr.")

Another time - years ago - I was walking our sweet dog Marco in Woodland Hills park. A huge dog started running towards us barking. His owner was yelling, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry!"  I began calmly telling Marco to 'stay' and that we would be okay (those weren't my feelings, just my voice). Fortunately Marco stayed calm and we found out that that huge dog just wanted us to be his new best friends. Whew!
(My heart still beats fast when I think about that incident.)


3. Here's another thing I think: super fast drivers, with their loud engines roaring, freak me out.
I've thought that maybe I'm of the age to quit driving on the freeways. Hmm.



4. Another thing I think: the scariest person on earth is: Kim Jong Un of North Korea.



5. And finally: I don't know how people cope without hope.
Not long ago I came across Psalm 71:14-15.
WHOA.
"As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more
My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all." (Psalm 71:14-15)

That last statement ("I know not how to relate them all.") helps me.
It tells me that I do not have to understand how God gives me hope.
He gives me hope.
His Word (the Bible) has proven to be so credible in my life.

THAT SPELLS RELIEF TO ME.
PROFOUND RELIEF.

So now I'll hit 'publish'.
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I hope you are having a good beginning of the week.

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See you Tuesday, for some TRIVIA!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trivia Tuesday...

Married men tip better than unmarried men.

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Research has shown that ginger is more effective than Dramamine in combating motion sickness.
That is supposed to be ginger.

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Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine.

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Actor John Wayne made more than 200 movies.

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Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

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Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

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El Salvador is the only Central American country without a coastline on the Caribbean.

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Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.


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The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.

My husband is allergic to cats. Otherwise I like cats. But I love dogs.

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Have a great week.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Just kidding...


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The attorney tells the accused, “I have some good news and some bad news.”
“What’s the bad news?” asks the accused.
“The bad news is, your blood is all over the crime scene, and the DNA tests prove you did it.”
“What’s the good news?”
“Your cholesterol is 130.”
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I was visiting my daughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
"This is the 21st century," she said. "We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad.".
I can tell you this… “That fly never knew what hit him!”

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Mr. Frobisher always scheduled the weekly staff meeting for four-thirty on Friday afternoons.
When one of the employees finally got up the nerve to ask why, he explained.
"I will tell you why. I've learned that's the only time of the week when none of you wants to argue with me.”

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A six-year-old boy called his mother from his friend Charlie's house and confessed he had broken a lamp when he threw a football in their living room.
"But, Mom," he said, brightening, "you don't have to worry about buying another one. Charlie's mother said it was irreplaceable.”

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I hope you are having a good day,
and that is no joke.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Fun Day!

Yesterday we had a great day with my two great nieces and great nephew. They're really more than just great nieces and nephew. Their grandmother was (is) my identical twin. She never knew them, but then, maybe she does know them. Here they are with my hubby Sam...at Krispy Kreme Donut Shop.
(from left: Sam, Anna, Caroline, and Andrew)

It's fun watching the donuts cooking.



Andrew really enjoyed watching the glaze go on those yummies.
We each got a free donut because the hot light was on!
(See that poster to Andrew's left.)

After the unhealthy breakfast we picked up granddaughter Nell and then drove through the Car Wash on Central and Don Dodson Rd in Bedford. I had told Caroline, Andrew and Anna to act excited about going through the car wash, as it might scare little three-year-old Nell.
Oh my. Those Huffman kids treated that car wash like it was a ride at Disney World. So Nell loved it, of course!! I mean, there were lots of loud gushes of water, then lots and lots of suds and bubbles, and then another gush of rinse water, then a drying machine whooshing air all over. And then the young man wiped the car all down, and we gave him a good tip. Nell was smiling all the while, which of course had me smiling.

Then we went home and Anna got right to work reading Nell a book.

And Caroline got to play the keyboard.  She is very good, by the way.

Here is Andrew explaining his Lego Jedi Interceptor to Nell...
He knows how to tell her about things.
Later in the day we watched two (yes, two) Star Wars movies and Andrew sat and explained them to Nell,
and she seemed to understand!
That was great on many levels.

Around 1:45 we went to Parr Park in Grapevine. I was amazed at how it was not crowded,
what with spring break going on. (It started getting crowded when we were leaving.) 

Parr Park has become one of my most favorite places in the world.



Anna was playing a fun game there with other children her age (6ish) - but my picture didn't turn out.



For dinner time we went to Cici's Pizza.
After we ate Sam did a magic trick for Caroline.
It was the first coin trick he'd ever learned and he taught Caroline how to do it.


Later in the evening the Huffman kids worked on making some birthday cards
for their dear dad, whose birthday is today!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN!!!

Here's a picture of him and the family...
And yes, he is a city councilman for Southlake.
And I'm his proud aunt-in-law.

I will tell you later why Sam and I had the kids for 12 hours yesterday.
It's an exciting tale, but it is for another day way down the road.

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Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.


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On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds' BigMac bun.  


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A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

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Novelist Joyce Carol Oates writes all her books by longhand.

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Tom Wolfe used typewriters but couldn't keep them maintained,
so he wrote his last novel longhand.
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Danielle Steele writes all her books on a 1946 Olympia manual typewriter.

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C. S. Lewis never learned to type.
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A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

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So now we know - if we didn't before.

Have a good week!!