Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Favorite People- and Favorite Things

I like Greg Gutfeld. He's on Fox News on Saturday night. Even if you don't like FOX, you may like him.
He used to be so anti-Trump.
Then he changed.
And we so like him.
He is so funny.
(Look him up. He is refreshing.)


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And Mother's Owl.

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And there's the Jalapeno potato soup at LoneStar Antiques Tea Room, which is usually available on Fridays. YUM.
It's not too jalapeno hot, but just right.

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Another favorite: this picture of me. I have used it on Facebook as my profile pic and on my blog and 'my pic'.
It was a fluke. Really.
I wanted to show Laura how I had let my hair grow a little, but from being so 'short and spiked' and voila! I took a quick great selfie of myself! (The other side - the right side- was not so becoming, let me tell ya.)
I don't usually look that good.
I'm glad I got that!!
 

(There IS other yuck.)

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And there's Walmart stuff!!!

I have not always been a fan of Walmart, but I found these cute things the other day.

 Yes. Walmart has good stuff. (Like my makeup... and my OIL of OLAY night cream which I like.)
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Walmart can be infuriating - like when there aren't many registers open.
But have you lived in a 3rd world country? 
Go. Live there.
Walmart can be WONDERFUL.


LET US BE THANKFUL FOR WALMART!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

 The human eye can detect more shades of green than any other color.


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When is Ronald McDonald not Ronald McDonald? When he is Donald McDonald. In Japan,
McDonald’s red haired clown is known as Donald McDonald. The Japanese do not have a clear ‘r’ sound in their language. To make pronunciation easier for everyone, the first name was changed.



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Moisture (not air) causes super glue to dry.


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The revolving door was invented in 1888.


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A deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing.

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Rain contains vitamin B12.



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Did you know the most common disease is tooth decay?
Wow. I hadn't thought of it as a 'disease'.

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The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953.


You can click HERE to read about how hurricanes are named.


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






Saturday, July 27, 2019

Having Fun in Beautiful Oregon

We're loving being in Portland!


Ransom's mommy is reading to him...

And here Ransom's DaddyPap is reading to him...


Here Ransom is driving us into the grocery store.
How many little boys do you know that can drive with 2 steering wheels?

Here are Ryan, Laura and Ransom at a wedding today...
What a beautiful/wonderful family.
(In case you didn't know, Laura is our daughter.)

Earlier today Sam, Ryan, Laura and Ransom went to see some nearby Redwood trees.
Whoa!!


We still have two more full days here. Tomorrow evening we'll go to their wonderful church service, and then sometime we may eat Ethiopian food. Yeah.
Life is fun up here. And loving. And refreshing. AND relaxing.
Would you believe I have been in my jammies all day? The sweet Maxwell family - and my dear Sam - have not shamed me for being a lazy bum.
And don't you either. But you can be jealous.

Well, that's all for now.

See you next time.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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


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Kalideoscopes!!!



That's all for today. 
Have a great rest-of-the-week.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The movie WAYNE'S WORLD was filmed in just two weeks.

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Greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed.

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 The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk a day.

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The color of a chili pepper is no indication of its heat (usually the smaller the hotter)

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There is no rice in rice paper.
 


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You can only see a rainbow if you have your back to the sun.
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 After Hawaii, New York is the state surrounded by the most water.
Hmm. What about Florida?
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Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.


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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Some Funnies for Monday.

 Well, I think these are funny...

Her: "I don't even know what the cloning machine does?"

Me: "Well, that makes two of us.”
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Someone knocked at my door last evening. When I opened it, I saw a guy from Domino's holding a chicken pepperoni pizza with extra cheese and onion rings.

"I haven't ordered any pizza," I said. "This must be a mistake."

"No, it's not," he replied. "Your neighbor forgot his Facebook password and wanted to show you what he was eating for dinner.”

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A man walked into a record store and asked the assistant, “Have you got anything by The Doors?”

“Yes,” she said, “a bucket and a fire extinguisher.”

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I started a new job as a security guard last night.

Before my boss left he told me I had to make sure I watched the office all night.

I am on season 2 already but I don't know what it has to do with security.


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I went to see my doctor this morning. “Some one decided to graffiti my house last night!” I raged.

“So why are you telling me?” the doctor asked.

“I can't understand the writing,” I replied. “Was it you?”


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That's all for today.
Did one make you laugh more than the others?
I'd love to know.




Friday, July 19, 2019

I'm back, I think.

And my mother is, too, I think.

And steady Sam has had to wade through both Mother's and my states of being 'basket cases'.

Here's the story (in case you're interested) : the past few months have been exhausting.
Mother was in the hospital, then rehab for 2 whole months, then back in the hospital, then back in rehab and now is in 'Enhanced Assisted Living'.
For some of that time Sam and I were watching grandkids, which we love to do. But doing everything together was well, daunting.

Now I think Mother and I are both breathing normally again, instead of gasping for air.

Mother had had double pneumonia and a blood clot in (on) her lung, among other problems she's had through the years.

And she has to eat pureed food and drink thickened water. (!)
Fortunately Mother has never just lived to eat. She's eaten to live (unlike me who looks really forward to each meal). I say that to say that Mother has not been as bummed out about eating pureed food as I would have been.
She doesn't love pureed food, but she takes it as part of life. She's strong like that. (She's her dad's daughter.)

As for me I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had God - and Sam.

Having God meant there were verses I read everyday that seemed to be PERFECT for me. PERFECT. Like miracles, they steadied me.
Yet I would revert to being my human basket-case self. But that was okay. I needed (need) to be human, and just Nancy. And I felt that was God, too: letting me be me and feeling my feelings and thinking my thoughts.

And Sam has - in many ways - really taken good care of both of us. 


Right now Mother (age 93) and I (age 67) are both seemingly more 'even-keeled'.  (Who knows though what will happen tomorrow or in a hour or two?)

But right now I'm not teary, or on my last nerve.
Whew.

Most of Mother's stuff is in storage, and we'll go - as we've been going - to look through it more later this weekend. (We'll go slowly.)

I know: I am blessed to have her still with me.
YES, I AM BLESSED.


I hope this wasn't too much info for you.
It was good for me to write it.
(Maybe I won't 'publish' this post. ?)
I think I will.
You don't have to read it, though.

Oh wait. If you're reading this, you've already read it!

Have a great weekend.