Sunday, January 21, 2018

Some random doodles - for me, and maybe you...

Here are some random doodle-thingies I enjoyed doing a while back.
They help ME, at least.


Thursday, January 18, 2018


I was going through my blog and found this from April 2013 - and liked it.
So I'm re-posting it...

Mark Twain once said, "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."

That's a great quote on worry, I think.

My dad used to travel a lot on business.  As a little girl I would lie in bed at night thinking about him flying in a plane high in the sky and then the plane would just fall out of the sky and crash.
That's the first real worry I remember having. It was horrible.
And thankfully, it never happened.

This past week I found the best Bible verse in the world for me - with regards to worry.
Oh there are many, and I have memorized many of them, but this was a new one for me.
It's this:

"They will have no fear of bad news;
 their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord."
-Psalm 112:7

They will have NO FEAR OF BAD NEWS!

It doesn't say there will be no bad news. ... because there will be!!
But you (I) don't have to fear it!!

Who the Psalmist is talking about is the person who fears the Lord.  (That's the first part of the psalm.)

This is so elementary that you'd think I'd think, "Well duh" ....  but somehow it grabbed me last week, and has taken hold of me. 

And I like that!!!

I will leave you with some more pictures I found of worry warts. 


I thought those were cute, now that I'm declaring myself a FORMER worry wart.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Scorpions are incredibly resilient: scientists have frozen scorpions overnight, left them in the sun the following day, and when thawed, the arthropod walked away unscathed.

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
Actually this wasn't Napoleon's sandbox.

Monaco has the highest population concentration in the world.


John Steinbeck's dog, Toby, devoured an early draft of the story OF MICE AND MEN, which the author had written longhand on notepaper. Steinbeck wrote of the incident to his agent and said, "I was pretty mad, but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically.”

Here's John Steinbeck...

You can click HERE to read about John Steinbeck on the all-knowing Wikipedia.


Danny Devito used to work as a hairdresser, before he was an actor. I've always been a fan of his.


Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.


More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks.
(I couldn't find a picture of New Yorkers biting people.)


Penguins spend approximately 75% of their life in the water.


In 2009, Burger King launched a campaign that if you unfriended 10 friends on Facebook, you were entitled to a free Whopper. The person you unfriended would get a message telling them that their friendship is worth less than a Whopper.
That's it for today.

Have a great week.

Monday, January 15, 2018

There are no words (well, just a few)...

Here are some pictures of our late Christmas celebration (and my birthday) this past Sunday and Monday (this) morning)! ...

Those are pictures of Will's gift to Laura from Betty Jane's Boutique.
Isn't that gorgeous?

Here I am with my Grammy sun visor - from Bailey. I love it!!!


Look! It is a globe puzzle!!

And then we celebrated my birthday...

I had a big slice of carrot cake for breakfast this morning. (Super yum.)

And there's this...
This is Laura's gift to me for my birthday.
She made it!

So it's been a great late Christmas and my birthday. 

And it's really not over.

We have MORE.

It just keeps going and going...
which means - more pictures later.

Stay tuned (if you like my life).
(Which I do.)

I hope you like YOUR life!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Carmack Cousins; Watching Birds; and Chuy's Deliciousness

I wanted to blog this morning.
This is what I came up with...

Nell is so having fun with her cousin Ransom.
Here they are at WHOLE FOODS.

Here's Nell excited about a brisk walk on a cold Friday morning.

Here she is with her wonderful Uncle Ryan ready for that brisk walk.

Here they are in the play room ...

I'll have more pictures of the Carmack cousins later,
as we're celebrating (a late) Christmas, Sunday evening!


Now for something totally different.
It's not about the cousins watching birds,
it's about anybody watching birds near his/her home
and how it is good for all of us.
I need to try it. 
It's THIS ARTICLE that I came across this morning... and liked.
And I liked this picture, though I don't think these birds will be near my home.
Well, I guess I could look.


On a TOTALLY different topic, I usually like to go with Sam
to Joe T. Garcia's for my birthday celebration. 
(And that was besides my wonderful lunch at Del Frisco's Grille with my dear niece.)

This year I opted for something different with Sam.
Of course I wanted Mexican food.
I chose Southlake's CHUY'S!  Oh my. It was wonderful.
(We went last Monday evening.)

Here's a picture of my plate...
Oh my. It was every bit as delicious as it looks.

So this was my totally random blog post.

Next time I'll have a more cohesive theme...
or not.

I hope you're having a good weekend!