Friday, July 8, 2016
This week Teresa's Friday Hunt includes 1) Starts with the Letter B. 2) Week's Favorite and 3) Patriotic. My photo covers all three items. Hurrah!
My town holds a lot of parades every year. Seven, if I'm counting correctly. My favorite is the Fourth of July Kiddies Parade. It's the sweetest, cutest, shortest, and quickest of them all. I'm not kidding about quick. You blink your eyes too often and you've missed all the children, the parents, and grandparents marching by. The Husband and I like to join in at the tail end for half-a-block of so.
What's the letter B, you ask? B is for bitty as in the darling itty bitty girl pulling her horse. I thought her rather strong.
Monday, January 18, 2016
"Today is a holiday," I reminded the Mama this morning. "So, no mail. No library. No banks. No schools."
"What's the holiday?" the Mama asked.
"Martin Luther King Day."
"Is this the day he was born?"
The Mama sighed. "The good people die too soon. Poor man."
She shook her head. "The crazy person who killed him. Too many crazy people. What's wrong with people?"
The Mama's question had me pondering throughout the morning. My conclusion, at the moment: Insecurity. Fear is based on insecurity. Anger? A person gets angry because she does not get her way, which puts her in an insecure position. Jealousy is essentially feeling insecure for not having what someone else has. Greed in a person is due to his insecurity that he don't have what others have.
Unfortunately, there are greedy, angry, jealous, and fearful people in this world who manipulate our insecurities for their purposes. I like to think that the majority of us have our heads screwed on straight and can see through their inhuman minds and souls. I have faith that positive light prevails over negativity.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
I didn't notice the good-luck jade plants growing next to the Mama's red rose bush by the patio until I started playing with this photo in Photoshop. Now, why did I think the jade plant in the front yard is the only one sporting white flowers? Silly me.
The red rose was what caught my eye the other morning when Molly the Cat and I went out to stalk a squirrel we saw tiptoeing along the fence. A bird distracted Molly from the squirrel. Not good hunters are we. Which is just as well. After all, what would we do with the squirrel had we caught it. Fortunate squirrel.
From the Husband, the Mama, Molly the Cat, and Me, Su-sieee! Mac:
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
|ABC Wednesday theme: Jane Austen, Action Doll, Seeks a Life Change|
"One of the great advantages of living in your modern world is being able to play St. Nicholas," said Jane Austen, Action Doll. "It was truly a delight to be around the children. So much joy and wonder."
"I hope I can do this again next year. Ho, Ho, Ho!"
Jane and I are linking up with ABC Wednesday, a weekly meme started by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and administered today by Roger Green and the ABCW team. Today is the letter X. To visit the other participants, please click here.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Back in 1990 (or 1991), when I was in my mid-30s, I decided to reclaim Christmas. To celebrate it. To enjoy it. Without commercialism. But, with meaning. With joy. With fun.
For years, until that moment, Christmas was something I went through. Ho, ho, humbug, ho, ho. Not totally. I enjoyed singing Christmas carols and I liked the sparkle-sparkle of the Christmas lights. And, I loved giving presents. So, you see, I wasn't a complete loss into grumpiness or miserableness around Christmas-time. I simply thought the spirit of Christmas was lost beneath all the excessive Buy! Buy! Buy!
I don't recall exactly when the light bulb went over my head, but it did, thank goodness. I didn't have to be depressed about Christmas being commercial. Bingo!
The first thing I did was make a fireplace to hang up Christmas socks and pin Christmas cards around. See the white sock? A yellow pterodactyl sat on top of the sock. I put the space heater in front of the fireplace, so the First and Late Great Husband and I could imagine it was giving off heat. Giggle.
I just remembered that we strung lights around our ficus tree. LOL
Birgit of BB Creations wrote that she's hooking up with the Christmas Joy Blog Hop, which ends today. After reading Birgit's cool Christmas memory, I was inspired to join in. To check out other Christmas posts, click here.