Thursday, August 31, 2006


My cousin sent me a link to a site which had a feature on the 1971 Sears catalog which the author had purchased at a yard sale. I could not resist including a few pages in my blog. They brought back memories as I laughed and laughed. The funny thing is I still have those mushroom canisters sitting on my kitchen cabinet. They were a wedding present in 1972.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just When You Think you Have Heard It All......

Along comes bronzed baby poop. I am too speechless to comment.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Even When I'm Naked

This post is actually in response to a wonderful attitude on aging which my friend Diana included in her blog. It is truly liberating to reach a "certain age" at which you cease to care what everyone else thinks, says about you or does. In old age you are free to be yourself.
I too have danced alone to the 50's and 60's music, sometimes with my upright vacuum as a partner/microphone. As a teen , I was much too shy to dance since I felt like I had two left feet. I still have two left feet but I DON'T CARE. I dance anyway! See, age is freedom.
Life has dealt me some solid blows but I have survived and have become stronger, more tolerant, less judgmental, and more willing to enjoy life. After great loss the little things are no longer very annoying. They do not matter in the long run. What matters is where I stand in my relationships: with God, with family, with friends, at work and so on.
My body is beginning to show signs of the roads traveled and like the cartoon says is never comfortable but filled with aches, pains and scars. My hair is more gray than black and will stay that way cause I have earned every gray hair in my head and wear them like a crown. But my spirit is comfortable in this old body so I am content.
So as I live the second half of a century, this old body better hang on cause the ride up life's road is not over and there is still a red sport's car mentality inside.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lilly's First Over-Nighter at Mammaw's House

Before long I am going to get a digital camera so that I can get pictures of all the happy times with my grandchildren (but in the meantime I'll just borrow one frm Kristy). That is if I have time to make pictures! Lilly spent her first night at my house and I think the first night away from Mom and Dad. She slept for eight hours straight which made me feel like a trusted grandparent. It is wonderful to feel the joy and contentment that my grandchildren and I share in each other's presence. There is nothing more precious than to awaken to their sweet smiles. Thanks for sharing Abby and Lilly with me, Kristy and Mike.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Woman Sunday School Teacher Fired

Well, I saw on the ABC News tonight an interesting story regarding the firing of an eighty-one year old woman who had been teaching Sunday School a number of years. The pastor quoted scripture saying a woman was not to have authority over a man and should keep silent in the church. Since when does a Sunday School teacher have authority over anyone? I too teach a class with both men and women but the only authority with which I speak is the authority of the Word of God. The Bible speaks in it's own authority. I would be a fake and a fraud if I spoke in my own authority.

It never ceases to amaze me that some people would like to exclude the female half of the population from speaking God's Word. My opinion is that God would be more than happy for any Christian to speak out the Truth of the Gospel. Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." So come on, give me a break from gender exclusion in the Sunday School.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Updated Blog

Well, I got the new version of this blog thing today and I have played forever with it. Lots of things are easier but I wish I had the book Blogging for Dummies. Maybe I should add that to my wish list. Whenever I want to do something new, Kristy gets a call from me. Thanks for the help. I am still working on the look I want, need to call Kristy and get help with the header. Hers is so cool.

Help!!!! I need lessons.

Tennis Anyone?

There are certainly emails and internet sites that amaze me and take my breath away. This location for a tennis match does just that. It could be my fear of heights. Check it out for yourself.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Birthday Time

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

I had the great pleasure today of having all three of my grandchildren here for Grady's second birthday party. It was a blast! And in December there will be another granddaughter born. Grady will be outnumbered by three girls but I bet he can handle it. He has three uncles to make up for all the girls.

It is nice to fill this house up with precious little ones. The good thing about having several grandchildren is that my lap is seldom empty when they are all here. And they keep me young inside even though the outside may not look so young. They are truly blessings from God.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

R & R

Today is going to be a day of rest and relaxation. Yesterday I felt like my blood pressure was up, so today will be one of those sleep off and on all day, listen to music, do nothing days. So don't try to reach me, I am shutting down for the day. When I get overly tired and stressed it seems to affect my BP. Sometimes it seems that stress is a way of life. I see it all around me in almost everyone I know. It seems to invade every area of life.

I got a good email from a friend yesterday about imperturbability. One of these days I will learn not to be perturbed no matter what storms are raging around me. My main problem is that I tend to want to fix things, even things that are beyond my ability to fix. So I hold onto them until I reach the point where I have to let them go. If only I could learn to let them go in the beginning, God would handle them much better than I. He is the one who shelters in the cleft of the rock during life's storms and can be trusted to guide us to a safe place.

Now to all of you who love me and may be worried (Mom), remember that I have to do this periodically and by tomorrow I will be back up and running. The Bible prescribes rest for the body and soul and I am filling my prescription today. I hear the recliner calling.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Gonna Get Me Some Phillips

Okay, so how do you tell if you are losing it? The first thing you do is drive to an out of town meeting on Monday after work only to discover that you have arrived early . . . by a week. So now you have to dread this thing for another week.

The next thing you do is get to work and eat your breakfast at your desk like a good employee should and then reach into your bag for your daily pills only to come up empty handed. Then you wait a couple of hours and then drive home. Still can't find them. You get back to your desk and wonder if maybe they are in the car. So here you go outside again. Jackpot! There you find them under a hand towel on the front seat.

So for all of you who can identify, shop at your local store for the Phillips. When I found this picture online today it seemed so appropriate.