Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Family fun...

I like fun, especially with family!

Here's some of our family fun....
That's my niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Cap.
They were at the ballpark in Colleyville a week ago Tuesday,
watching Elizabeth's son play baseball.

Andrew is a natural baseball player.

Here is his mother with his Uncle Cap when they were young.
If you go back to the top picture, you'll see they haven't changed all that much!

But now their lives are changing!
That's Cap with his fiancee, Elizabeth.
They're getting married June 24!!
(I know: everybody I know is beautiful or handsome.)

And yes, Cap's bride, and his sister are both named Elizabeth!

Cap's sister Elizabeth is having her life changed somewhat, too. (No, she's not pregnant.)
That is a picture being taken by a television crew...
for which that family is working on a 'show'.
(I'll fill you in on that later.)
Here are some more gorgeous family members....
That's my son Will with Bailey and their kids Nell and Liam.
They went to Galveston for Memorial weekend,
and got this great picture.
Will's sister (my daughter) is married to Ryan and here he is with his son, Ransom, my third grandchild....
It feels hot now in Texas, and clearly they don't live in Texas...
but Oregon!!!
Here's Laura with Ransom, on a hike.
But the best two pictures on this post are these....
That's the matriarch of the family, with two of her great grandchildren.

And this next picture is one of my most favorite in the world...
Those are two happy people, my mother, and my grandson Liam.
They like to be together!!!

That's my photo album for today.
I sure liked it!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

While many believe Hydrox cookies are an Oreo knock-off, Hydrox actually came first
—in 1908, four years before the Oreo.

In WWII more civilians died than soldiers.


God is not mentioned once in the Bible book of Esther.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
'Single cell under microscope' is the caption under this picture.

English is the only language that capitalizes the first person singular, I.
Spanish: yo
French: je
Portuguese: eu
German: ich
Swedish; jag
English: I


Heinz Ketchup leaving the bottle travels at about 0.025 miles per hour.


Oklahoma City was the first city in the world to install a parking meter, starting in 1935.


Ancient Rome became the first city to reach a population of one million in 5 B.C.
It would be more than eighteen centuries before the second such city, London, would reach that milestone in 1800.


"Jay" used to be slang for "foolish person." So when a pedestrian ignored street signs,
he was referred to as a "jaywalker."

That's it for today!
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thoughts on hair double standards; fidget spinners; and salt...

I'm into random topics today.

Have you noticed how young women look good with their colored hair growing out, while their roots look 'good'?
And older women do NOT look good with their colored hair growing out, while their roots look 'bad'?

Here are pictures to prove my point...

Of course if this last picture had a sexy post, it might look more alluring... or not.

I know these are not earth-shattering topics, but well, sometimes I just like to go to where I haven't heard other folks go to - and I think MUST be gone to.
It is a double standard, in my opinion!!

Do I want to go to the expense - of the expense of hair color, and the time that it takes? - OR do I just want to go natural - for simplicity's sake?
I've decided on the latter... for now anyway.

I know: gray hair makes me look older... but I have decided it's worth the NO-FUSS of it!!


On a different note, I was introduced to fidget spinners by my nephew Mac.

It seems like a great idea.

A teacher-friend told me that now students use them while reading in class. They spin the fidgets underneath the desk while reading whatever they're required to read.
That seemed kind of ridiculous until I thought about my cuticle picking, and nail biting.
Maybe we would have been spared from those habits had we had fidget spinners?


On a different note, have you heard about the effects of salt lately?

It's supposed to NOT be villainous on one's diet after all!
I was relieved to read that. I like my food to be super-flavorful, and salt enhances everything!!
Click HERE for an article on that.

That makes me think of a soon-to-be-posted blog post: loving eating but not cooking. (Stay-tuned!)


I have found several topics lately that require blog posts... or at least MIGHT REQUIRE blog posts.

(I am trying to be OPEN.)

Stay with me.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A funny thing happened on the way to the tea room.

I like the title of my blog post today.
The title of this movie (and book and play) inspired me...
 I have, in fact, wanted to use that title for a while.

Actually, though, not many funny things happen on the way to the places I go.
But I did find something that might work for today's post.
So here goes...

Recently I went to the Exxon on 157 and CheekSparger for gas and something to drink,
and I saw this...
It struck me as weird-funny, so maybe blog-worthy.
(I guess there is kind of an art about putting the bear with the skeleton...
or it could be cause and effect.)


On another trip to the tea room I saw this on the side of a big truck.
Well, that is definitely not funny,
BUT I had to take its picture, as Ransom is the name of my grandson.

Here is a recent picture of him hiking with his mother...
I just love that picture!

Another thing along my post title line is this picture (though it's not funny either)...
Yes, that's Elvis.
He is at the corner of Davis and Mid-Cities in North Richland HIlls, TX.
I took that picture while stopped at the red light.

What makes that picture kind of funny is how it's related
to what a little girl told her mother
in the LoneStar Antique Mall tea room recently.
She told her mother -who then told me -
that I played the piano a whole lot better than Elvis played the piano.

Better than Elvis?

I'll take that.
So you see I've had to really work at getting something that might fit my title for this blog post.
Usually it's the titles that have me stumped, not the actual posts.
But I was determined.

So I finally used the title, however weak the material might be.

If I find something funnier on the way I'll use the title again.
I like good blog post titles.
In closing I'll show you some cartoons about blogging that I like.

So I'm still blogging.
There are many ex-bloggers out there who have moved on...
but I still like blogging, so I'm still doing it.

That's my hodgepodge post for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.


Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.


The mockingbird is the official state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Yes. The mockingbird is popular!


Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.


The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.


"Long in the tooth," meaning "old," was originally used to describe horses. As horses age, their gums recede, giving the impression that their teeth are growing. The longer the teeth look, the older the horse.

Harrison Ford used to be a carpenter. He was fitting a door when George Lucan asked him to audition for STAR WARS.


Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys.
(Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states. We'll wait.)
That sentence after that Alaska trivia - about us waiting -
was actually in the trivia post on the trivia site.
(I won't wait.)


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

Sunday, May 21, 2017


I really, really like fun.

Here's some...

Bubbles are always fun, especially inside the house, with Daddy Pap.


More than a week ago Sam and I and Will and his family met our dear Iowa cousins
at El Fenix in Grapevine...
From left: Liam, Will, Nell, Bailey, Sandy, David.
They (we) had all been having fun, but near the end of the evening Liam and Nell had decided it was bedtime...
and bedtime grumps trump smiles!

Different fun...
I had fun in the tea room Friday when Mother's friend Norma popped in!
Norma was joining her daughter and her nieces who were celebrating Norma's daughter's birthday.
I played and we all sang a hearty "Happy Birthday to You!"

In other fun news,
fidget spinners are fun...
I wish I could show videos on my blog (instead of just still pictures).
Mac had this fidget really spinning a long time!

Speaking (blogging) of Mac, here are two great pictures of him having fun playing baseball... 
Wow. I can't even begin to imagine being able to do that.

Mac's mother Lorie (my dear sister-in-law) posted on Facebook today...
Mac is getting baptized today!
Join us in our thankfulness for the love of Christ! 
And she added this picture...
There is nothing more wonderful than that.
We love you, Mac, and are so happy for you!!!
 Though life can be so hard sometimes,

Thank you, Lord.

Thank you so much.

Trivia Tuesday

He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi NEVER won the Nobel Peace Prize. Where will you find an annual hair-freezing contest? ...