Friday, February 05, 2016

Ron Paul, at UTA

 Look who got to be in the middle!

Mom & I Waiting for Dr. Ron Paul to speak! =)   
I just love my t-shirt: "Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul!" 
(And I would add: twice!)...

 =) Ron Paul, at UTA on February 2nd, 2016  
(Mrs. Paul was there too!....If only W & D Paul were there too)

To quote my Mom:  " was great to see Carlton, Anthony, TJ, Edward, Bill, John P, oh, and of course, Ron Paul..."  =)   
And I would add: The hugs and handshakes were nice too!  =)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Whatever Wednesday: Warm Fuzzies

A brand new still-in-package 100% Wool blanket is now mine. And for only $50!

I have been keeping my eye out for a Queen size wool blanket for a while now, because I'm tired of my Full size being too small (so small that it's drafty!).  The only problem was that the largest that e-bay seemed to have, was Full, and to buy a new Queen size any where else was super expensive (around $200).

 I'd kind of given up looking, and while out shopping with friend Sarah, lamented my problem to her...a few weeks later (and very late at night...or was it super early in the morning?!) I thought to check e-bay again...God was smiling, and showed me the most gorgeous pink blanket that is not just Queen size, it was King-Queen, and "buy now" for under $50- shipping included!!!!   I was ecstatic, but I did not buy it, left the page up, and went to bed...and prayed hard that if God meant it to be mine, that it would still be available when Mom got up, and that it would be in good condition (thinking of moth holes).   

While I was waiting for it to come in, I could not help worrying a little over what it may smell like (moth balls/perfume laundry smells)...I need not have worried, because I already knew it was a God thing that I found it, that it was affordable and that it was not sold by the time Mom was able to check it out and place the order.  Guess what!?  It had been stored in a Cedar Closet!!!!  Happy sigh! =)

I love hugs from God- I don't know if I don't get many, of if they are more often, and I'm just not paying attention to and enjoying  the ones I get...

 The other thing that makes this a nice blanket for me, is that it is the exact same color (and probably age) as the fluffy pink acrylic blanket that I got for my twin size "big girl" bed decades ago.  =)

It's guy (should I ever have one) will just have to get over it.  =)

Monday, February 01, 2016

Musical Mondays: Gene Kelly- "I Like Myself"

I've never seen the 1955 movie "It's Always Fair Weather" with Gene Kelly, but my Mom found this clip &'s a fun bit to watch~ good song, and that skating is wonderful!

One of the many lines: "...She likes me, so- I like myself....she likes me, so- so do I..."  =)

(embedded below or listen to it HERE.)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Food on Friday: Jell-O part 1

I swiped most (or all??) for these from ChronicallyVintage.   
Aren't they fun?!  =)




unknown date- early days?




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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Whatever Wednesday: "My Three Sons" - Chip's Party

Embedded video today!  Or watch it HERE.

Sometimes we have a party because we want one, sometimes we have a party because our friends want us to have one.

...the lesson we learn here (in this episode), is that we should be gracious, and teach our children to be gracious about parties...and life

Sometimes it makes people very happy to give a friend a party, but when the friend does not really want one, and is ungracious & unkind (probably not meaning to) -- and they may not realize that they have hurt someone by being ungracious.   It makes the party giver want to cry for years after.

Do you like the "My Three Sons" TV show?  I do.  My Three Sons was on the air from 1960 until 1972.

You may recognize some folks:
Fred MacMurray (lots of fun Disney shows)
William Frawley (I love Lucy)
William Demarest (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Musical Monday: She & Him "Sleigh Ride"

Are you tired of Winter music yet?  I hope not, because Winter only started a month ago, and it is just now getting really cold (okay, not today)...maybe it will snow this year?!  =)

 "Sleigh Ride" is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946 finished the work in February 1948. It was originally an instrumental piece; the lyrics, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.   ...I really like the "She & Him" version!

(embedded below or listen to it HERE.)

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Don't I have cute little people in my life?  =)
My "niece" Olivia and "nephews" Charlie & William popped over with their Mama, today!

My Mod Podge Recipe & First Project

In a wide mouth pint canning jar, mix:
6oz glue, and then up to the 10oz line with water- shake it up!

 My first decoupage project~ a sermon note-taking-notebook! (I got the cute little girl image here: , and had it printed at Staples- the sales girl scaled it to the size I needed)

 I used a sheet of scrap-booking paper on the front, and on the back, I tore it up into little bits...that was a headache (they kept slipping around on me)!

After the notebook was dry (I used a hair dryer), I gave it a couple of coats of gloss spray (Clear Acrylic Sealer).

This is the front:

And the back:


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Our New Year Game Night (2 of 2)

This party was not only a New Year party, it was an Early (surprise) Birthday Party for Faith Elizabeth Hunter!  I think that we surprised her!  =)

 (here is the link to post 1)

This is my--- "How many people are coming? (24)---Will they be on time? (no) ---Will they enjoy themselves? (yes)" ---face!  =)

Thank you all for coming to our party!  =)

Our New Year Game Night (1 of 2)

Our New Year Game Night was Saturday the 9th...It replaced our annual "girls" New Year Tea Party...It made me a little sad, to have to decide to morph or die.
Truth is that we "girls" are so far and few- our original single ladies are down to 3 or 4, and the married women can't/won't come...  
So changes had to be made!  Co-ed, 14 years old and up (parents were invited, too).   ME gave us this photo poster~ it was a great "ice breaker"/"initiation" thing: we had ALL party attendees pose. =)  Some were more willing than others, I think... =)

 (here is the link to post 2)

I think that we had fun!