Monday, June 30, 2014

-----Wondering why I am the one who is at fault when I figure out that people are lying to me. Hmmm.....yeah, nice logic. Apparently, it is a big flaw that I DON"T TRUST PEOPLE WHO ARE LYING. I guess I should learn to bow to those who have DECIDED they are superior. The truth would be so much easier.
-----There is now something worse than the c-string (in women's fashion trends)...the strapless panty.'s couture...right. Please pass some regulations as I don't want to see this on anyone in real life.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday 9 Meme......

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?
Yes, and I am told that is unusual in today's day and age.

2) Prince is his real name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?
Yes, one of these will be the name of my coffee haus (someday). :-)

3) Prince says he's "obsessed" with Mozart and reads whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?
I am currently reading a book of my mother's about a wagon train during the time the Mormons were both persecuted and aggressors..."The Fancher Train" by Amelia Bean. If this is the part of history I am thinking, there is no way this story will have anything close to a happy ending. The book came out in 1958 and my mother bought it in of her first couple hundred books (she would go on to have and read THOUSANDS).

4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.
Our vehicle is not a much-sung about car...but a much sung-in car. My husband is a musician and also I anticipate many sing-alongs as Toddler and Preschooler get older.

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2014, how do you hear new music?
The "Discover" function on Spotify. Last night I was listening to "Hey Brother" by Avicii which was recommended because I like some Calvin Harris songs.

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?
Over a decade ago and there was turbulence.
We usually drive. I love trains and I am hoping we can take the little ones on their first Amtrak trip this Summer.

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?
Walt Disney World...Magic Kingdom, parts of Hollywood Studios and parts of Epcot.
I was hoping we could go to Disneyland when Husband displays some artwork this year...but it does not look like we will be able to come up with a way of affording either going to the park or getting the artwork to California. :-(

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.
We like a local spaghetti house with great prices. I love that the garlic bread tastes slightly sweet and it is a similar spaghetti house that first acquainted me with the idea of sugar in spaghetti sauces.

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?
Not in a long time. I wish I could get Husband to play with me.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Thursday Thirteen.....

-----10 Free Porch Swing Plans. I want to look at the movable framework and another one a bit closer. Husband has said he will build me one, if we come up with a workable plan. :-)

-----Peaches and Cream Greek Yogurt Popsicles
-----Minted Watermelon and Lemon Ice Pops. Layered. They look pretty.

-----Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Slaw (link to follow since it is proving impossible to do on the cell phone).
This post is a work-in-progress. :-)

Saturday, June 07, 2014


-----A junior high girls's service dog makes it into the school yearbook. :-)

Friday, June 06, 2014

One of the roses that Husband gave me recently.
He brings me all of our long-stemmed roses and it is very romantic. :-)

Things I am looking forward to:
---Trying a new recipe...Italian Sausage Hoagies.
---Sometime within the next week we are going to see Maleficent.
---Possibly a potluck cookout around the end of the month. :-)
---Our wedding anniversary. Plus, planning for a vow renewal next year.
---The Dedication of our daughter next month.
---Turning the Star Trek movie back on after I get done typing this. "Into Darkness" is on Netflix.

Yesterday,Michelle Obama announced an initiative to end Veteran Homelessness by 2015.
---In California, voters have approved a plan to spend $600 million building homes for homeless veterans. This money will be raised by the sale of bonds.

Husband photographed the beauty of the nightshade before removing it. :-)
It is the first nightshade for this year.
The first nightshade I have seen at this house.

Monday, June 02, 2014

"New study will measure dogs' usefulness to Vets with PTSD"
Currently, service dogs are not a funded way for soldiers to cope with PTSD as the military is unsure of their effectiveness in helping with psychiatric ailments. I am reading about the (non-military) program called "Train a Dog Save a Warrior."
---Train a Dog Save a Warrior offers service to those in/formerly in the military. It is not just for those who battle PTSD...but also Military Sexual Trauma(MST) and Traumatic Brain Injury.

One Veteran is lobbying for a medal for PTSD.

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