Sunday, December 14, 2014

Onward: Sunday Stealing Again

"One More Time (a)gin", a comedian once said....

Have you Ever?
A meme taken from the blog My Random Randomness

1.  Have you ever gotten lost in a maze?  No, I have never been in a maze.  I do drive around in circles quite frequently looking for places I have to go in the country.  But that was not the question.  2.  Have you ever been attacked by a wild animal?  No, I have not ever been attacked by a wild animal.  3. Have you ever ridden a camel?  No, they are fresh out of camels here.  4.  Have you ever pet a rat?  I can't say that I have pet a rat. Not the animal kind anyway.  5. Have you ever been a member of a gym? Yes, I was a member of a gym about 15 years ago.  6. Have you ever been in a helicopter?  Nope.  7.  Have you ever cheated on a test?  Not back in school, I was too scared of getting caught to do that.  But online tests and trainings now often give you the correct answers to questions answered incorrectly and so when you take the test again you know the correct answer.  That feels like cheating.  8.  Have you ever ridden a tractor? Oh yes. I have ridden a tractor. It's been several decades ago but I have ridden a tractor.  9. Have you ever passed wind/or gas in an embarrassing situation?  Yes.  I am sure we all have.  10. Have you ever played the bongos?  Yes definitely, I have played the bongos.  I have played the bongos but not correctly.  Is there a correct way to play bongos?  11. Have you ever handled a snake?  No-oh?  12.  Have you ever assembled furniture by your self?  I have assembled Barbie Beach House furniture.  13.  Have you ever been scuba diving?  No, I can watch scuba diving on TV instead.  14.  Have you ever had a disastrous interview?  Um, sure I have.  15.  Have you ever sold your services?  Technically, we all sell our services in exchange for our time if we have a job working for people other then ourselves.  16.  Have you ever won a giant size cuddly toy from a fair?  No, other people won them for me :)  17.  Have you ever milked a cow?  Milking cows was "before my time".  18.  Have you ever raised money for charity?  Yes.  19.  Have you ever used the phrase "back in my time' to someone younger?  I use that phrase quite often. It makes it sound as if our life is over.  20.  Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink?  No, I have not. It would be hard to create a unique meal or drink as the majority of us just eat the same food over and over.  While we might call it Mexican food or Italian or Gourmet , it is usually still just made of the same ingredients we always eat.  No matter what we call it, it is still just fish, beef, pork, grains, vegetables, etc.  

So, happy Sunday Stealing. How are things going for you?

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunday Stealing: Are You?

The "Are You" Meme
and the blog My Random Randomness

In my case this meme is more about what I am not:)

1,  Are you a psychic in any way?  I am very empathetic with people.  I can look at people and know exactly how they feel that day.  It can make me feel exhausted if I am in a large group of people because it feels as if I am sort of bouncing off of the emotions of others.
     People at Church often think I am prophesying about them because I can "hit the nail on the head" about their life or emotional situation.  However a preacher told everyone no one was prophesying over them, that some people could tell them things simply by the fact that the person "had been around."

2.  Are you a good dancer, good singer, good artist, and/or a good cook?  Nope

3.  Are you a good listener?  I rate excellent in that department.  All kinds of people tell me their problems.

4.  Are you a good public speaker?  I am not a public speaker at all. I have done minor things like one hour orientations for clients through work.

5. Are you a good babysitter?  I am a very good, experienced babysitter. I was the oldest of four kids and my mother had me watch the other kids while she cooked, cleaned, shopped, did laundry, and worked outside the home. My first jobs were babysitting.

6.  Are you a good mechanic?  No,  
7.  Are you a good diplomat?  My sister doesn't think so.
8.  Are you a good swimmer or skier? In Kentucky there is not adequate snow to learn to snow ski.  Water skiing is a thing but I was never able to do it the few times I tried.  I do know the basics of swimming.
9.  Are you a good dresser?  I live in Kentucky.  People in the fashion industry would not think I am a good dresser.
10.  Are you a good gift giver?  My sister doesn't think so.
11.  Are you a good comedian?  I joke a lot.
12.  Are you a good cleaner?  I may as well say no, although I can clean well when I want to.  
13.  Are you a good actor?  I recently had someone tell me that they "couldn't read me." I was delighted to hear that because my knees were bothering me, I had been feeling like crap for several weeks, but they couldn't tell!
14.  Are you a good writer?  My sister doesn't think so.

Tell me about you!




Sunday, November 16, 2014

ONWARD; Taking Stock


Sunday Stealing is a blog that steals memes from other blogs in the interest of making you attempt to do something dang it! This weeks meme is stolen from THE BLAKE COLLECTION.

Making: Plans for blog posts, face book posts, moving, and getting more organized.

Cooking:  Earlier I had scrambled eggs with bologna and cheese with toast.

Drinking: Diet Dr.Pepper
Reading:  Blessing by Jude Deveraux during downtime at work.  It gets a rating of "OK".

Wanting: To get many many errands I keep putting off done.
Looking:  Forward toward the holidays.
Wasting: Not Much! Things we  are no longer using are given to people who may can use them or appreciate them.  I don't want to be a horder!
Wishing:  That I could order lots of shoes from Zappos.
Enjoying: Staying In,
Waiting:  On nothing in particular
Liking:  Hulu and PBS
Wondering:  Where new technology will take us next
Loving:  Meeting new people every day
Listening:  to my intuition
Needing:  Some long phone conversations with some old friends.
Wearing:  Clothes I bought recently, clothes my mom gave me for gifts as far back as ten years ago, used clothes a co worker gave me, shoes and jewelry the big child cast off, and some clothes that are a little too big for me now as well.
Following:  Coronation Street
Noticing:  Introverts; how many of us there are around.
Knowing:  Time is marching on
Thinking:  Still thinking of my grandmother who passed this year...the smallest things can remind me of her unexpectedly.
Feeling:  Busy
bookmarking:  I don't ever do that.
Opening:  ?
Giggling:  I really am a nerd!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thirteen Blessings This Week

Sometimes we have to stop and think of the blessings we have in this life and some of the best blessings are the simple things. It has been a very vexing few weeks for me with a combination of different trying situations. One of these is that my 91 year old grandmother is in hospice at home with a combination of the three often fatal illnesses of CO PD, heart failure and stomach cancer.  The other things are more minor issues it's just that so many little things together can be overwhelming.  Even in the middle of crisis we look for His voice and find it and these are thirteen blessings I have been grateful for this week.

1.  Technology has truly blessed me this week as I have gone to different appointments and was able to get in and out relatively quickly in half an hour or less.  This was due to offices making efficient use of computers and new time saving strategies for themselves as well as clients.  How well I remember doctor's offices and government offices back in the 1990's having full waiting rooms of frustrated clients waiting for two hours and more. I actually don't have to go to many appointments hardly ever anymore as I can take care of more and more business online.

2.  My aunt who was visiting from another state gave me a bottle of very nice scented lotion just hours after I realized I was out and would have to hunt down some more.  It was not a coincidence it was a small moment of realizing God's provision. How many times do things like this happen and we barely blink or take notice because we get lots of blessing like that?

3.  My brothers flew in from two different states and I was able to help meet them at the Nashville airport within an hour and a half of each other. This blessing was also due to the technology as well as airports becoming so much more time efficient.  The layout of the airport, the parking was much more pleasantly convenient then I remembered it being from 15 years ago.
4.  I got to see my brothers! One of them I hadn't seen in 3 years.

5.  My aunt from out of state tirelessly cleaned up at my parent's and grandmother's house. She also contributed by shopping for supplies and food for large gatherings of family coming in and out.
6.  My grandmother remained so sweet of spirit even as she is ill and never showed any irritation or uttered one sharp word to anyone. This can be very unusual of people who don't feel well.
7.  The hospice organization sends people in to help my grandmother shower five days a week. This relieves family members who are not experienced caregivers or who are elderly themselves from having to do that.  Also my grandmother can rest better being fresh and clean.
8.  I was blessed by the family augments that didn't happen as people tried to co operate and make the best of the situation even in the middle of tiredness and stress.
9.  I was blessed that the family members from out of state took the time to visit my grandmother while she is still alive.  Try not to wait for funerals to go home and if a choice has to be made for one or the other I would say skip the funeral and visit with people while they are alive.

10.  The electricity went out in my town unexpectedly around midnight one night.  I don't know what happened but thanks again to Technology for helping getting it back on in about 50 minutes. This also reminded me to be glad I was born in a time people are lucky to have electricity.
11.  I got to talk to the big child by phone almost everyday, sometimes for more then an hour.
12.  I was blessed by friends and family who encourage each other on social media. People I know are busy worshiping the Lord, going on diets, exercising, thinking outside the box, having wedding and graduation celebrations, birthday parties, and helping others.
13.  The weather this past week was startlingly beautiful with temperatures in the the low 80's, big puffy clouds in a blue sky, summer flowers starting to bloom. It was perfect backdrop for the down to earth, hard working people in Kentucky.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thirteen on a Thursday ; Posters, Pinterest, Web

It's been some really trying weeks and I will tell you about it some day but for now  remember these things:

Encourage yourself always.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ONWARD: Thirteen Things About Me

1.  I was raised in the Southern Baptist denomination.

2.  In the Southern Baptist Church one of the main songs the children were taught was:

Jesus loves the little children,
All the Children of the World.
Red and Yellow, Black and White.
They are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little Children of the world.

3.  My dad used to insist that I not be stuck up.
4.  That one may have back fired on him a little bit as at one time I was probably too friendly with people..

5.  I believe in Science but I also believe in God. After all I have been talking to him since I was six years old. 
6.  I feel however the world and humans got here, it was however God intended it to be created.

7.  Good vibes are nice but I would rather have prayer.
8.  I am a sinner. I don't think I was ever exactly a goody two shoes.(some of you are smiling.)

9.  I would rather have a brand new notebook and pen then a new piece of jewelry.
10.I just bought a dust buster recently. The first one I have ever owned in my life. For real.

11. A personality test I took in college said that  I am very intuitive, and feeling. 
12.  I wrote poetry when I was younger but once I got my first day job my mind switched to different thought patterns and so I wasn't able to write poetry anymore. 

13. And the big, frequently asked question of "How do you know you are Saved". I hesitate to answer this but something is telling me it should be addressed.  I don't focus too much on heaven or what it will be like.  I have no way of knowing exactly what it will be like. But the thought of not being able to communicate with my God, being cut off from access to God like the people in hell will be is very painful to me. Just the thought of being separated from God is painful. I don't have to have the oft mentioned streets of gold. I just want Him. That would not be manifested in me if I did not accept Jesus as my personal Savior. 

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It's not Thursday just yet...I'm early. Bloggers got it that way :)
The words to the song JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN  are credited to C. Herbert Woolston.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Onward: The Word from Kentucky

I just made my first post at my second blog THE WORD FROM KENTUCKY.  My first post is entitled "'Just Say No" or Pass the Herb?"  It can be found at

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Onward: Thirteen Thoughts I Have Had at One Time Or The Other

1.  I think everyone should tell the they do to their food stamp workers and on their taxes!

2.  I try not to be prone to profanity but sometimes you just want to say wtf?!!!

3.  What amazing things might happen if for one month we did things differently from the way we usually like to do them.  Like, for example, what if we went out when we really felt like staying in, or vice versa.

4.  Or what amazing thing might happen if we did all the things for one month that we should be doing.  Things like going to bed on time, eating what we should, etc.

5.  It doesn't matter how many possessions or wealth one has, because at the end it will probably come down to one box or suitcase.
6. And possessions are things you just have to move all the time.
7.  The other day I saw a tractor pulling a trailer made out of a truck bed on the bottom with  walls built out of wood pull up at the grocery carrying Mennonite people.  Come on Mennonites! You might as well be driving a car or a van! It would be the same difference, only safer!  
8.  How rude it is to talk about someone where that person can hear. And yet it is so common place for that to happen.
9.  It's sort of lazy to use nicknames when often some one's proper name only consists of one more syllable then the nickname. 
10.  Cleopatra never got to drive a pick up truck.

11.  I wonder if redheaded people were ever at one time in history a separate ethnicity or race. Since I am one, I wonder and have thought about that.
12.  Why did Sampson trust Delilah with the real secret of his strength when the heifer had already tried to do him in twice before that?

13. All heck is going to break loose as marijuana becomes legal in all the states. They just don't know!  But I don't see why anyone would have to pay for marijuana if it is legal. Because you know if it's legal then grandma can just grow it in the garden next to the corn or black eyed peas or something. (Hush little Baby...don't say a word...)!

So, as you can see I have a very complicated inner life.

P.S.  It's okay for me to talk about the Mennonites because they are not supposed to be on the Internet in the first place, so I won't be hurting their feelings or anything.

Happy Winter and let me know what thoughts you are thinking about.

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