Friday, June 29, 2012

Is it Friday Again Already?

These are pictures of my mom & dad sent to me by my Aunt Tookie.
circa 1930's (top left) and 1940's (the rest)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Photo Flashback

 I stumbled across Friday Photo Flashback while looking up the Proverbs verse about a nagging wife being like a dripping faucet.  Go figure. 

What a fabulous idea, sharing old photos. Something fun to do on Fridays.  Today is Friday and I'm always looking for ways to use alliteration.

Why would I share this horrible picture of the whole family? Because whenever we look at it, we break into sidesplitting laughter. 

Laughter is good for you. If you can't laugh with us, laugh at us. Be happy and well.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Black Box

It turns out the black box came from a blog post in April.  I copied and pasted html that did not show anything in the blog post but forced the picture of the black box to remain at the top of my blog. Deleted the blog post, black box gone.

Can anyone tell me how to get this black box off my Blog?

10 steps to Becoming a Better Writter

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer
Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Addicted to Stuff

I stole this title from Robin Dugall's Homeword devotional Blogpost.

Click here to read Robin's original post.

The title caught my attention.  I love stuff, I have stuff, I'm always looking for more stuff...but am I addicted? I opened the email and read on.

His Scripture verse: Then he said, "This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods." Luke 12:18

Ouch. But really, tear down perfectly good barns just to build bigger ones?  Why not just build a storage barn for your excess? But then I guess the point is the excess.  Do we really need so much stuff that there isn't room to keep it?

My friend Cheryl in Oregon wrote to me about purging some of her stuff.  She said it was painful to get rid of her stuff, but afterwards it was liberating. It made me think I might like to be liberated.

Robin's article is about moving his family across the country and watching as his family's stuff was loaded onto the moving van. It took a group of workers several hours to complete the job. How could he have so much stuff? And in stark contrast, how can so many have so little?

What kind of stuff do you have?  I have a giraffe room and I love to add new giraffes to it. I have pears in my kitchen (Perry) and there's always room for one more. I am a coffee drinker and have an extensive coffee mug collection. My great-grandma's blue willow dishes are on display in my husband's grandma's china closet. Technology toys, I love them.  Bargain hunting for clothing and home decor. My goodness, will my list never end?

Following the example set forth by AA, "I am a consumer." I will publish this post and then start boxing up my excess for a trip to Goodwill, after I unpack my mug from New Orleans and put it in the dishwasher, that is.

Seriously, it is better to give than to receive. And it's not just giving stuff, but more importantly giving time, helping out, and being available to others.

Robin closes his devotional with this scripture: Jesus said, ... "Freely you have received. Freely give." Matthew 10:8

Friday, June 8, 2012

Girl Fun

I'm on my way to Baton Rouge to spend a week with my daughter, my granddaughter and my sister. My son-in-law is going on a business trip to Germany.

Check in at the Lawton air port is EASY. There's one gate, one plane so no waiting and no body scan.  I love it.

A 27 minute flight to Dallas.  I have a two hour layover.  I wanted to leave plenty of time to find my connection gate.  I got off at B12; the flight to Baton Rouge leaves from B12. Can it get easier?

First stop, Starbucks.  Then power up the laptop.  What?!?  No wifi? But they have these funny little stations where you can charge and/or plug in your laptop; but who thinks to bring an ethernet cord?  Luckily there are also these funny built in computers.  The browser doesn't support the new blogger but at least it works. 

It's an hour to take off.  Guess I"ll get back to B12 and maybe buy another Vente Latte. Next stop, Baton Rouge.