.....and other random stuff......

Monday, April 30, 2018

Punny Monday

 I always take life with a grain of salt… plus a slice of lemon… and a shot of tequila.

Friday, April 27, 2018

I Wonder if I Should Be Worried……


I wrote a blog post for today about acronyms. Nothing scathingly important but it was kinda cute and silly. I dated it and set it up to go live at midnight like I do all my posts.

On Wednesday, for some reason, I decided to check what I had scheduled for the rest of the week….. aaaaaaand…….there was nothing there for today. There was a title and a post, dated and time stamped, ready to go except…..it was blank!

WHAT????

I checked again….….blank. I looked around. Maybe it was posted somewhere else, for another day or time? Nope, nothing.

Hmmmmmm……

I remember writing it. I remember editing it. I remember copying and pasting it from Word into Blogger….at least I THINK I do, lol. I must have….there IS a post titled and scheduled……but it’s blank…..

I look in my ‘used ideas’ folder…..nothing there. I look in my ‘ideas’ folder….nothing there. If it weren’t for the fact that there IS a pending post scheduled I would REALLY be worried that I’m losing my mind.

But where did it go?

AM I losing my mind? Did I forget to copy and paste the body of the post to Blogger? I find that hard to believe, after all, I did post the title and schedule it! But where the hell IS IT?

I look in the trash bin even though I empty it every day….I re-check my ‘stuff for my blog’ folder again……

It’s gone. Vanished. Nowhere to be found…….my amazingly witty musings lost forever…..hahahahaha….

Okay, so it wasn’t War and Peace……but it was chuckle worthy, if I do say so myself. But, honestly, that’s not really what’s bothering me. What’s more concerning is the fact that I don’t remember what I did with it! Did I really forget to paste it into the post??? Or did Blogger somehow screw something up and erase it?

I’m going with it being Bloggers screw up…….but you see my concern, right?????

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

Is there a time limit on fortune cookie predictions? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I Always Knew I was Going to Turn Into My Mother


I just didn’t realize it had already happened!

I was walking past a store the other day and I glanced into the window. I didn’t see what was on display in the window….….what I saw was the reflection of MY MOTHER staring back at me!

And NOT my mother in her heyday…….oh, nooooooo…...it was my children’s grandmother!

I guess it’s because I see my reflection on a daily basis that I don’t notice how much I’m aging but SHEESH…..to have it slap you in your face like that is startling to say the least!

Like the time my mother and aunt and I went out to dinner. As we entered the restaurant I needed to use the ladies room so she said they’d meet me in the bar. When I walked into the bar I looked around and all I saw were two little old white haired ladies. I started to walk away when it dawned on me those two little old ladies were my mother and aunt!!!

I was so used to seeing them on a daily basis, and thinking of them in their prime, I hadn’t noticed they had grown old.

And now it’s my turn…….lol.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Punny Monday

 “I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.” — Will Rogers

Friday, April 20, 2018

I’m Not an Art Journaler


BUT…… I somehow stumbled across James Burke Creative looking for something to get me back into the groove, as it were, and I’m fascinated! 
I can’t stop watching his videos! I like his ascetic and his sense of humor and I’m determined to watch every single video! (If you go to his YouTube channel you’ll see what an undertaking that is!)

I’m actually learning a lot! Probably not the things he’s teaching, but I’m learning about myself!

Things I thought I wanted are turning out to maybe not be what I want after all…… 
And of course I’m learning about art journaling….and fashion sketching…..and eyelashes!!!! LOL

I’m ‘filling the well’ as they say.

I hope at some point some of his creativity will rub off on me and I’ll get back to making stuff instead of just watching other people making stuff.      :-/ (side benefit: it's keeping me out of the kitchen....which is always a good thing!)


Take a look! 
ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JLBCreativeCo
INSTAGRAM: @jameslukeburkecreative BURKEMATES: https://www.facebook.com/groups/17069 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jameslukebur

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather "macaroni"?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I’m on Instagram


Apparently I started an Instagram account some time ago. 
I don’t remember doing it, I haven’t got the app installed on my devices….well, I do NOW…..but until Sunday I didn’t.

I wasn’t following anyone on it but there were/are 27 people following ME!

I’m not sure if this disturbs me, confuses me or amuses me…..that people were following someone who, until Sunday, never posted a thing!

I also have no idea how to use it. I see a learning curve coming…..and we all know how well I adapt to new things…..snort.

I discovered that I had an account because Facebook notified me I had a new follower. I did what I always do in these situations and got in touch with tech support….aka: the boys.

I was texting Son2 about it when my phone rang……..the first thing out of his mouth was: “I’m reminding myself that you were the one who taught me how to use a spoon, so I’m trying to be patient here but…..REALLY?????” LOL

I’m not stupid but sometimes I get really frustrated and impatient with technology….so be kind and forgive me for all the stupid things I’m sure I’m about to do connected with this new ‘toy’…..

And if I go missing you’ll know where to find me….deep into the abyss that is social media …….



Monday, April 16, 2018

Punny Monday

 The saying ‘Getting there is half the fun’ became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Love, Defined…..


A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'
  
The answers they got were broader, deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined!                          
 
See what you think:                    

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore... So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8  

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'  
Billy - age 4  

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'  
Chrissy - age 6  

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'  
Terri - age 4

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.'  
Bobby - age 7 
(Wow!)
  
'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate. '  
Nikka - age 6 
(we need a few million more Nikka's on 
this planet)
  
'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'  
Tommy - age 6  

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore.'  
Cindy - age 8  

'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare – age 8 

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'  
Elaine-age 5  

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him
alone all day.'  
Mary Ann - age 4  

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think
it's gross..'  
Mark - age 6  

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it,
you should say it a lot. People forget.'  
Jessica - age 8
  
And the final one:
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.  When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,’Nothing, I just helped him cry'.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy Blogiversary To Me

Can you believe it? I've been blogging for eight years!
Whew!
That's a lot of.........stuff...... (lol).....some good, some not so good. But I promised myself I'd show it all, the good, the bad AND the ugly!

I've made some AMAZING friends from this platform and I want you to know I'm grateful for each and evey one of you!
The commenters AND the lurkers. ;)

This was my very first post:


Monday, April 9, 2018

Punny Monday

 Two guys walked into a bar. The third one ducked.

Friday, April 6, 2018

It's a Jungle Out There

One of the privileges.....or drawbacks, depending on your point of view.....of living in a sub-tropical climate......
You get hitchhikers on the boat! 
"I'm ready for my close up, Mr DeMille......"
We still can't figure out how he got there to begin with! 
But he swam away like an Olympian!
We named him Rodney. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday


It’s the 40th anniversary of the movie GREASE!

Holy s*%t!

That’s the movie Husband and I went to see when we were dating…..several times…..at the drive-in…..

FORTY YEARS AGO!! How can that possibly be?????? I’m not a day over mumble mumble……

Boy, do I feel old….and depressed…..BUT then it occurred to me that someday the boys will hear the immortal words.....“It’s the 40th anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie and THEY’LL feel old and depressed…….I feel a little bit better now……grin…..

(I know....I'm such a good mother.....)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mom Always Said There’d Be Days Like This…..


She also said, “Close the cabinet door or you’ll hit your head!”

She was right! 
Owwwwie!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Punny Monday

 Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.