Thursday, May 23, 2019

I cannot be everybody's everything.

I just can't.


Lately I have been exhausted.
You may have noticed that I haven't played in the tea room lately.
"Moon River" and "San Antonio Rose" just don't have the appeal to me.
Plus I'm tired
of everything.

My dear mother has been in a rehab facility. That does not keep me from taking care of her.
She needs so many things.
(Yet thankfully she so wants me to take care of myself. -Thank you, Mother.)

And my little grandchildren (one of whom is a special needs child) are so dear, but me telling them I'm too tired to play with them just doesn't 'cut it'. They want Grammy to play!!! (Well, sometimes I say 'no, not now' and thankfully they play by themselves.)

Sometimes, though, I need to stop the world and get off... even as the world keeps spinning and spinning.

I'm writing this, I guess, for sympathy.
And need for prayer.

Yeah.
Would you pray for me... that I would have strength, and patience, and wisdom on how to deal with everything?

THANK YOU.

(I wasn't going to write this blog post. It seemed too 'needy'.
But I'm thinking I AM needy - and it is okay for me to be.)


(And yes, I know I have blessings galore... and should count them more.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Actor Steve Buscemi served in the FDNY's Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy for four years. After 9/11, he returned to Engine 55 and for several days worked 12-hour shifts alongside other firefighters to sift through the rubble of the World Trade Center.


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Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to call his residence in Washington, D.C. the “White House.” Prior to his term, it had been called the Executive Mansion or the President’s House.


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The highest per capita Jell-O comsumption in the US is Des Moines, Iowa.


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Porcupines can float in water.
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Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.

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There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.


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The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute tribe and means ‘people of the mountains’.

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Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.
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That's all for today.
Have a great week!!!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Everybody's a critic...

... including me.


Decades ago one would get his/her opinion heard (read) by a letter to the editor of a local newspaper.
Or around the water cooler at work, or in the teacher's lounge, or at the park with other mothers/fathers, or wherever folks with opinions gather.

Now folks' opinions - the good, the bad and the ugly - are everywhere, thanks to social media
I'm thinking it kind of makes for a negative world.
Oh there are sunshiney posts out there, of sunsets and Bible verses, and cute kittens, but oh my, is there vitriol.

I've quit some folks on FB. Or rather I've quit viewing some folks' vitriol, though we're still 'friends'.
I had it with them and their vitriol. (I've added that word to my main vocabulary.)

So what do I think?
I loved the finale of "The Big Bang Theory" and I didn't love so much the last season of GAME OF THRONES (yes I watched it and grimaced often, but wanted to be culturally literate).
Ah, but the very last episode of GoT was okay by me, and I didn't sign the petition to have the season redone. (Dany had some clues to her madness, though very few.)

Different note: Pete Buttigieg's town hall on FOX NEWS made him look impressive, but I'm not going to vote for him.

Anyway, I've been trying to be literate in the ways of our time, but am thinking about quitting that effort - and staying offline more and more, and turning off the TV, on occasion.

This blog post only serves my purpose: to blog something. (I'm addicted.)

I may be more inspirational next time.
Well, next time (tomorrow) is TRIVIA!! (I'm addicted.)

See you then.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

... from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, TX ...




















 

That's all for today.
 See you next time!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe and it hasn't changed its name since 681 AD.
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Now for some trivial trivia...

Vanna White has clapped almost 4 million times on "The Wheel of Fortune".


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The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.



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The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

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In the movie CASABLANCA Rick never says "Play it again, Sam." He says: "You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!". Ilsa says "Play it, Sam. Play `As Time Goes By”'.

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The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers. 


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Taylor Swift's favorite food is cheesecake.

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The Minneapolis phone book has 21 pages of Andersons.

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

ThrowBackThursday

Boy, do I have the pics from days gone by!

These are in no particular order, well, except the last ones are REALLY OLD.

Here we go...

That is Laura! Our little girl.
She's grown now with a husband and son and they live in Oregon.
(I think that's a rhyme!)
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This next is a picture from a J.Earl White family reunion a few years ago.
These folks are first and second cousins on my mother's side.
(My mother's maiden name was White, and she married Andy White, so she is Margaret White White.)
From left: Brandon, Kyle, Teri, Chris, Laura, Will, Meredith, Cap, James, and Elizabeth.

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Next is niece Elizabeth's family a few winters ago...

Isn't that a precious picture?
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Okay, now I'm going way back...
This is me and Will back in August of 1984.
I kinda like that picture.

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Now we'll go WAY BACK...
That's my husband on the left and his older brother Steve on the right.
Steve was an Eagle Scout.
I guess once you're an Eagle Scout you're always an Eagle Scout, right?
(Sam got out of scouts early. His friends weren't in it, I think.)
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Now I'll go back to 1958. Yes I was alive then.
Peggy and I made a Memphis, TN newspaper!!
We lived in Indianola, MS from kindergarten to second grade.
Before and after that we lived in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, in TX.
which is making lots of illegal immigrant news now.
(I had to add that. It is so on my mind now.)


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I have lots more old pictures but I'll share some others another day.
I don't want to wear you out!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

What type of animal is a Flemish giant? A rabbit.
Whoa, he is big!


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On March 3, 1931 - President Herbert Hoover made Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States.

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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The average lifespan of an eyelash is five months.



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1 in 8 Americans has worked at a McDonalds restaurant.


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When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over her left ear, it means that she is not available.



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What color moves first in checkers? Black

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Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.
Well, she may not be a true blonde.
Hmm.

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That is all for today.
Have a great week!!!