Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Whimsy

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






























LoneStar Antiques is a fun place to look around.
You need time, though... it is HUGE.
But it is a FUN HUGE.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women’s feet.


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Barack Obama’s favorite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini.



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Japan is commonly thought of as a tiny island nation, but it's actually about the size of California. In fact, it's larger than many European countries.


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The State of Florida is bigger than England.

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Thomas Jefferson is believed to have brought the first eggplants to the U.S.



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Diet Coke was introduced in 1982.
You can click HERE to find out some news about how drinking lots of diet drinks might contribute to dementia.
Whoa.
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Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.


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The pineapple was the symbol of welcome in the 1700-1800's. That is why in New England you will see so many pineapples on door knockers.

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About 80% of the Earth’s animals are insects!





That's all for today.
Have a great week!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Music... can be magical.

I didn't major in music in college. I didn't want to be strapped down to the 'academics' of it.

Or maybe I was too lazy to be 'strapped down'.
Yeah, that was more like it.

(I did take nine years of piano lessons, from age 9 - 18.)

I have always loved music and have been mesmerized by it.

I think it has a power to energize... or sedate... or just let someone (me) 'feel'.


The first Merriam Webster dictionary definition of MUSIC is:
Noun: the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.

"Unity and continuity"- I like that.

But I think 'magic' is more the definition.

The song, "When A Man Loves a Woman" sung by Michael Bolton is emotional... and sensual...
and even magical.
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Mmm. I find that song to be magical... on many levels.  (Maybe it's just my age. Hmm.)

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Ah, but I I recently found a site that is SUPER.  SUPER.
This is its title (and click this)....Neuroscientists Discover A Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent.

Whoa.

Did you go there?

Did you see it (HEAR IT)?

I think music DOES reduce anxiety.

I so think music is a gift from God... an amazing gift that we just cannot completely understand.

 

Thank you, God for music.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

--Human bone is four times stronger than concrete.
(Whoa.)




There are enough nuclear shelters in Switzerland to house the entire population.

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Pope John Paul II who held office for 26 years, created more saints than all the popes in the previous 500 years.


 When Pope John Paul II visited California, the Hollywood sign was changed to read “Holywood.”

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You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.
That's my birthday!

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An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

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Only male crickets can chirp.

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"Typewriter” is the longest word in the English Language that can be spelled with the the top of the keyboard?

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Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
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A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year.

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Now we know!

Have a great week!!!





Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

My Easter was slow and mellow.

Sam was sick with a major cold, and Will's family was having fun at Robin's, then Dennis'. (Or vice versa.)  Me, I met up with Mother at her place, and her dear friend Debbie who has been such a good friend and encourager to Mother for the last few years. The three of us ate a delicious meal at Parkwood in Bedford.

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Via text we found out Laura and sweet Ransom were having a great Easter day.
Dear son-in-law Ryan took this picture.

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And via Facebook we found out Elizabeth's kids were Easter-ready.

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And, via Facebook I enjoyed seeing pictures of nephew Rob's kids....
(from left: Sawyer, Abel, and Delia.)
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And my dear cousin-in-law Talina got to have Easter with her two beautiful granddaughters....
Corrine is on the left, and Ainsley is on the right.
I may have to hug them soon - somehow.

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And of course I was thrilled to see my son and his family celebrating Easter....
Is that not a beautiful family?
(no brag, just fact)

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Oh, and Sam's brother Steve and gorgeous Lorie celebrated with their son, Mac!!


Wow.
Everybody is growing.

Well, that is a good thing.


I hope YOU had a wonderful Easter!!!