Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Coffee or the Cup

This really is profound, I am going to try and keep this in mind the next time I feel 'stressed' . . A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: 'If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups. Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee provided us.' Brew the coffee, not the cups . Enjoy your coffee! 'The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.' Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest alone.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Southern Grill FREE

Grillin is reallyyy livin when you grow up in the deep south. My family had a "speshul" recipe for BBQ sauce...thanks to my father. I believe he departed planet
Earth with his famous recipe for sauce deep in his thoughts and soul. Thus, no family fortune to acquire after his departure Thanks, Daddy, for all the years of delicious BBQ, tho.

A good grill is absolutely necessary for the best flavor and taste when it comes to burning some meat. A dear friend emailed the info below about acquring a Southern Grill for FREE. I felt that it was the Christian thing to do to relay the information to Y'ALL .What are friends for anyway? Now, get to grilling.

every Southerner knows, come spring it will be time to get ready for that all-important cooking technique of the south --- outdoor grilling!
I have just found out there are many stores (not just in the South) where you can get a FREE Bar-B-Q grill! In these tough times free useful items are very welcome. You can get a free BBQ grill from any of the following stores:

Food Lion
Home Depot
Big Lots
Sam's Club
Trader Joe's

I, especially. like the higher rack -- which can be used for keeping things warm!
Just make sure to get a metal one... The plastic ones don't do as well.

Ya'll enjoy now!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Poop B Gone

The topic of this post all came about due to Miss Maggie. She is a beautiful Labrador. Yes, she is a rather large dog. Shhhhhh she thinks she is human. Keep it under your collar. Maggie 's mistress is a good friend of mine.Maggie and Jackie recently moved from an ole historic home with a large backyard into a "garden home."These type dwellings are very popular in our region of the country. Well, to be truthful.,you pay an expensive price for a home on a postage stamp .. small..'s referred to as sizing-down.It is only natural that Maggie has to go outdoors to "do her business." Now, a lot of business can not happen with a large dog and a small yard without some scooping taking place or somebody is going to step in business every time someone goes into the back yard..even Maggie.Have you ever heard of a pooper scooper? I mean a person that is employed as a pooper scooper. Jackie and I were conversing by phone one evening and she told me that she had hired a guy to clean up Maggie's business. Now, I have heard people refer to their jobs as being sh......... but this guy literally has one.He comes once a week and scoops away, Maggie loves him because he leaves her a bone hanging on the gate. Cute..isn't it? Well, I assumed this was a guy who was probably needing the extra money to earn his way through college so he created this pooper scooper job. No, he is a retired gentleman and does it to supplement his income. He is actually employed by a national company. Being a curious creature, I decided to check the internet and sure enough Poop-B-Gone came up on the screen. So, if you need to scoop up some extra income and you're not too pooped out ..give them a call..

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Xena warrior princess..the beautiful and velvety black cat.

Xena is the sister to Precious J. No, they don't always play well together. But, she is very devoted to me and remains by my side in the evenings while she tells me about her cat naps ...intelligence is heriditary in her feline family.

She, too. has had partial vision since birth and has never roamed outdoors. Yes, they were all "fixed" so we wouldn't have any tigers pawing at the doors and windows.

Xena is in an extra Kategory and the most loving of "my babies."
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Wednesday June 28, 2006 - 04:06pm

XENA is twelve-years-old now and still the sweetest cat to love and love you in return.Her beautiful silky solid black fur shinrs in the dark I'm sure she's of royalty. lol Talks to me all the time. What would I do without my Zeen Zeen?

Precious Mama Kat

Precious....Mama Kat... is still caring for her little ones. I wonder..does she know they are her babies?

She is almost twelve years young and still pretty kittrrific for a kute kitty her age.

Four-legged animals behavior is as intriguing as two-legged animals.

Precious and Precious J. will often groom each other and cat nap together. Xena is more of a loner or desires my companionship. Each one has her own kattriffic personality,though

Wednesday June 28, 2006

Precious....Mama Kat... is still caring for her little ones. I wonder..does she know they are her babies?

She is almost twelve years young and still pretty kitrrific for a kute kitty her age.

Four-legged animals behavior is as intriguing as two-legged animals.

Precious and Precious J. will often groom each other and cat nap together. Xena is more of a loner or desires my companiomship. Each one has her own katriffic personality, though.
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Precious is fifteen-years-old now but still my Mama Kat with a kattitude. She's a big baby but luvssssss to sit in my lap and get her cute ears rubbed. She has me well-trained.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Precious J

Precious J..or P.J. one persistent cat. She is going to have her way or you better get out of the way.

She loves to talk and demands attention all the time. But, who can resist a sweet kitty like Preciosu J. She has had partial vision since she was born. I have never let her roam outdoors but she gets around well in the house.

Precious J. is more than ...jubilant in spite of being partially blind.

June 26, 2006

Precious J became ill late on a Sunday evening but seemed to improve later during the night.I carried her to the vet early on Monday morning. Doc did emergency surgery bue Preciosu J went home with the angels. She had pancreatic cancer but had not shown any indicaion of even being ill.Her sad day was February 18 ,2008 We miss you.

The Furry Family

Precious..better known as Mama a sweet kitty but she often demonstrates a Kattitude.

These are pics of her, Precious J and Xena when they were kittens.

A friend found Mama Kat outside the entrance to Springville Library about twelve years ago. She's been an "open book of love" since she became a furry friend of the family.

Wednesday June 28, 2006

Sweet Son

We can trust that every word an angel speaks to our heart is right and suitable to our needs.

I am well aware that my angel has spoken to me and given me strength to provde the care necessary for my sweet Fayesy and Son during the last months.

Last week was the first week in months that Son didn't have to go to his least favoirte place.....the dreaded doc in a Bless his heart, yesterday he had to have surgery to remove a tumor from behind his left ear. Hopefully, he will get to come home today.

He is truly a strong sweet little baby

Friday June 23, 2006 -

Sadly,I had to let Son go home with the angels on December 18, 2007. He had cancer in his right ear and had suffered greatly for several months. He had allergies very badly.It was very heartbreakng to say, "See you in time, Son" but it was for his well-being. Son was my baby. We miss you.

Sweet Son

Son was a sweetie..

Everyone at the new vet's office commented on how well-behaved he was during the entire visit. ....except when it came to swallowing a pill. NOT

He recovered from the surgery nicely but seems to be having some discomfort.

Guess he will expect ham and chicken now. Hope he doesn't want them grilled. Too hot for grilling.

Proud of you, Son.

Wednesday 21, 2006

Fayesy-My Devoted Friend

My Sweet Friend

In memory of my sweet friend, Fayesy. She was devoted to me throughout our sixteen year friendship. Her kindness and love shown towards anyone that met her was never forgotten. Her pretty big brown eyes always seemed sad but her heart was full of joy.

I've been the proud owner of many dogs but Fayesy was the sweetest animal that I ever had as a friend. I brought her home one cold November day as she stood outside the school door where I was teaching. One ear turned up and the other turned down. Her cute ears stayed that way all her life. She brought warnth into my life that will glow forever.

The angels took Fayesy home on May 21, 2006 . She still remained gentle and kind during her illness with heart problems. I stayed close to her side for months.

I miss you, Fayesy. Mama will be with you in time. Son, Precious, Precious J and Xena miss you, too. We will always love you.

Wednesday June 21,2006

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter is a celebration of... Easter holiday, ...
Easter is a celebration of...

Easter holiday, is a celebration of the resurrection of Christ!
Jesus Christ, The Son of God, bled and died for us in a sacrifice.

This Spring day's celebrated, generally in the month of April.
All of the bright and pretty colors, of the Easter outfits with frills.

Women and children will wear their Easter bonnets.
In the Spring, you'll hear the various musical sonnets.

April will bring many rain showers.
That'll bring us various beautiful flowers.

One special flower for this day is the Easter Lily.
It's color is white, and yet snowy & milky.

The birds will sing their songs of praise.
As we begin to feel the warmth of the sun's rays.

As we say "Goodbye" to the winter's gloom,
The flowers and trees have already begun to bloom.

All of life's beauty, The Lord created, for us all to share.
Spring breezes begin to flow, sending fragrances through the air.

The winter's thawing will let the rivers, lakes, and streams rise and flow.
The beauty of the Earth will make us all feel aglow!

Farmers and gardeners will start to hoe.
And then they'll begin to sow.

On Sundays, we'll hear the various church bells ring.
Let's be grateful for the LORD, let's rejoice and sing.

If it wasn't for the Lord, we wouldn't have anything

A true friend is someone who thinks
you are a good egg
even though they know
you are slightly cracked." :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

"This is for you, Mr. Gorski."


My minister told the congregation this true story about Neal Armstrong . Please,'s funny.When Neal was a young boy, he was playing ball in his yard with some of his friends. One of the boys hit the ball and it broke a window of Neal's next door neighbors, Mr. and Mrs.Gorski. (sp?) Neal walked to the window to pick up the ball when he heard Mrs. Gorski say,"You want sex, you'll get sex when the boy next door walks on the Moon."Thus, when Neal walked on the Moon in 1969 and made his famous statement to the world, "One step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Also, he said,"This is for you, Mr. Gorski." which was only heard by NASA employees. They scrambled eveywhere trying to determine who was Mr. Gorski. Neal never told why he said this until years later when Mr. Gorski passed away

Back in 55

The Perspective of the World in 1955...

----- It wasen't that long ago I remember ------DO YOU?

It doesn't seem like that long ago.................. for 1 or 2 of
us. Maybe 3...

Only 52 years ago!
Comments made in the year 1955..
'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's
going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.'

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long
before $2000 will only buy a used one.'

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter
a pack is

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just
to mail a letter?'

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire
outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would
someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car
in the garage.'

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it
impossible to stay
groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as
long as the girls.'

I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they
let Clark Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' it
seems every new movie has either 'hell' or 'damn' in it.

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to
put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some
fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas '

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for
$75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday
they'll be making more
than the president.'

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be
electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married
women are having to work to make ends meet.'

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire
someone to watch their kids so they can both work.'

'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem
to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'

'I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a
whole lot of foreign business.'

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes
half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the
best people to congress.'

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I
seriously doubt they will ever catch on.'

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend.
It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.'

'No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is
too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

Know friends who would get a kick out of these?

First Superman Comic Book

What happened to my comic books that I enjoyed reading endlessly day in and day out during my youthful years? Who was the comic book champion reader on the block....MOI? I soared through the air with "Superman" hero.
Oh,those were the days when I didn't need all this technology to entertainme..just give me a comic book. The "techno geek' was the friend who let you borrow his or her favorite comic.
Our lifestyles have changed drastically due to the onset of modern technology but a friend is still a friend.Please, return some of my comics books.Thank you,friends.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I have it. Do you suffer from it? I don't walk under ladders, skip cracks in sidewalks, say a prayer when I see a black cat and I hide on Friday the 13th. Don't ask me where? I don't think it's contagious but it does influence your behavior and those who wish to share you in their lives...sorry, family and friends. Thought...maybe, I've viewed too many Monk TV shows.
Surely,I'm not suffering from Monkiitis. Oh,well, being a little Obsessive Compulsive places me in the "norm" of today's society. On second thought, nobody has ever accused me of being NORMAL.

Five Facts About Friday the 13th

If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year. This week's Friday the 13th is one of three to endure this year.

The first came last month. The next is in November. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years.

The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). By the Middle Ages, both Friday and 13 were considered bearers of bad fortune. In modern times, the superstition permeates society.

Here are five of our favorite Friday-the-13th facts:

1. Fear of Friday the 13th - one of the most popular myths in science - is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.

3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.

4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12." Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number - 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

Pythagorean legacy

Meanwhile the belief that numbers are connected to life and physical things - called numerology - has a long history.

"You can trace it all the way from the followers of Pythagoras, whose maxim to describe the universe was 'all is number,'" says Mario Livio, an astrophysicist and author of "The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved" (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Thinkers who studied under the famous Greek mathematician combined numbers in different ways to explain everything around them, Livio said.

In modern times, numerology has become a type of para-science, much like the meaningless predictions of astrology, scientists say.

"People are subconsciously drawn towards specific numbers because they know that they need the experiences, attributes or lessons associated with them, that are contained within their potential," says professional numerologist Sonia Ducie. "Numerology can 'make sense' of an individual's life (health, career, relationships, situations and issues) by recognizing which number cycle they are in, and by giving them clarity."

However, mathematicians dismiss numerology, saying it lacks any scientific merit.

"I don't endorse this at all," Livio said, when asked to comment on the popularity of commercial numerology. Seemingly coincidental connections between numbers will always appear if you look hard enough, he said.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Through a Child's Eyes

What greater wisdom can one inherit than the thoughts from a child. The innocence, non-pretentiousness,absolute willingness to share with you the true ideas of how a little one sees life through clear eyes. Oh. if only all of us could see life as a child.Would we be more like them..angelic? Only heaven knows.

""In the eyes of a child...there is joy, there is laughter... there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future..."

Air Supply

Friday, March 6, 2009

Runaway Buns

Does anybody have crazy incidents happen to them like I do all the time?
Well, I went to Wally World today to shop for groceries and a few other items. For once, I remembered where I had parked my car. That was such a relief because it reminded me that..just maybe ....I'm not as close to entering "the home"as many suspect. Anyway, I placed as many of those infamous white plastic bags into the trunk as it would hold .....and it's a BIG trunk. I walked around to the side of the car to unlock the doors so I could put the other items in the backseat. Suddenly, I heard a gentleman's voice saying, " Lady, is that your basket rolling across the parking lot?" I looked up and shouted, ""Oh, my goodness, there go my buns." Like any "young lady " , who feared losing her buns, I started running across the Wally World parking lot to catch my basket..and my buns. I'm sure I looked as graceful as a woman of my young years can appear while chasing after a runaway shopping cart.
As I slowly strolled back to my vehicle. I shouted to the nice gentleman who didn't offer to assist me, " We needed a video of that." He politely replied, " I wish I had one." Thank you Wally World for a wacky day

Meet Molly

Meet Molly. She's a grey speckled pony who
was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane

Katrina hit southern Louisiana . She spent weeks

on her own before finally being rescued and taken

to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.

While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier

and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became

infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU

was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case.

You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he

changed his mind. He saw how the pony was

careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't

seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to

handle her. She protected her injured leg. She

constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload

her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious

survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee,

and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly

walked out of the clinic and her story really begins


'This was the right horse and the right owner,'

Moore insists. Molly happened to be a

one-in-a-million patient. She's tough as nails,

but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain.

She made it obvious she understood that she was

in trouble. The other important factor, according

to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant

owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care

required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly's story turns into a parable for life in

post-Katrina Louisiana . The little pony gained weight,

and her mane finally felt a comb A human prosthesis

designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life,

Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out,

and come to you and let you know that she wants

you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take

it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from

Barca. 'It can be pretty bad when you can't catch a

three-legged horse,' she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay,

the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to

shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation

centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed

hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her

pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time

doing it.

'It's obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to

play in life,? Moore said. 'She survived the hurricane,

she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving

hope to others.'

Barca concluded, 'She's not back to normal, but she's

going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol

for New Orleans itself.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Da Man of Da Casa

This is Son..numero uno.."da man of da house."

A friend gave Son to me almost seventeen years ago. He was an adult cat at the time. So, he must be nearly tweunty -years-old..Okay, Son... I're still a sweet kitty.

Son is very loving and devoted to me. He is much more affectionate than most cats. Well, he knows he is the "tiger" of the casa. You guessed right..he has me well-trained. I jump when he meowssss.

He has had various health problems for several years but he's still ..... "da boss."

He's my baby.

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My Sweet Friend

My Sweet Friend
In memory of my sweet friend, Fayesy. She was devoted to me throughout our sixteen year friendship. Her kindness and love shown towards anyone that met her was never forgotten. Her pretty big brown eyes always seemed sad but her heart was full of joy.

I've been the proud owner of many dogs but Fayesy was the sweetest animal that I ever had as a friend. I brought her home one cold November day as she stood outside the school door where I was teaching. One ear turned up and the other turned down. Her cute ears stayed that way all her life. She brought warnth into my life that will glow forever.

The angels took Fayesy home on May 21, 2006 . She still remained gentle and kind during her illness with heart problems. I stayed close to her side for months.

I miss you, Fayesy. Mama will be with you in time. Son, Precious, Precious J. and Xena miss you, too. We will always love you