Monday, January 27, 2014

Skinny Cow

If you are “what you eat”, I am definitely a Skinny Cow! 

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy Skinny Cows!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


     I have forgotten many things…..a friend’s birthday, to pay a bill, and I even forgot my kid at church once;  BUT, I have never forgotten to eat!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dog Hair

     My daughter gave me an adorable sweater vest for Christmas.  On the left is a picture of me proudly wearing the vest and on the right, my granddogs, Lucy and Bubba.  As soon as some of my devious friends saw me in the vest, they pointed out that the vest is a dead ringer for my granddogs.   I promise my vest is not Lucy or Bubba; however, I understand that some people do recycle Spot into unique dog hair sweaters and vests.  I don’t have an animal that produces fuzz; however, if you like this idea, you might want to start emptying your vacuum bag into a paper bag so you can knit a dog or even a cat sweater.  I wonder if you will smell like a dog when it rains.   Hmmmmm…..maybe you could even turn that cat hairball into a classy piece of jewelry.  Footnote: The two ladies pictured on the bottom are actually wearing sweater vests made from their dogs’ hair.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


     Woo Hoo!  I just received an email from Publisher’s Clearing House to generate driving directions to my house.  Usually the emails are warning me that I am going to forfeit my money if I don’t search right now.   I am going to start working on my look of surprise just in case I see the Prize Patrol pull up next month. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Catching Fire

     Catching Fire!  No, I am not talking about the movie but my school.  Don’t worry, be happy, your child was in no danger at any time.  It all started when I sauntered down to the teacher’s lounge and put my Smart One (Chicken Fajita’s) in the microwave for a little longer than I should have; time got away from me when I got involved in a conversation discussing excellent strategies for enhancing student motivation and fostering intellectual agility (wink, wink). 

     Suddenly I realized smoke was billowing out of the microwave.  Panicking, I flew around the teacher’s lounge like a hyperventilating superhero opening windows and fanning!  Through this ordeal, I was silently praying, “Dear God, please don’t let the fire alarm go off!”  I could just imagine the school secretary calling the fire department and saying, “There’s a fire, bring water and bring Dalmatians!” This would mean the entire school would be evacuated (during lunch), and ALL teachers would dislike - no, HATE me.  When the smoke finally thinned out, and the alarm had not gone off, I wanted to get on the school intercom and lead the entire school in the song, ”Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow,” but figured I might be fired or baker acted. 
     Oh sure, there were haters up and down the hall due to the lingering atrocious smell, but I just kept smiling to myself and thanking God for his GRACE.  I just hope the school does not still have that burned caramel popcorn smell tomorrow!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


     My first selfie.  According to the Urban Dictionary, a selfie is a picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to a social networking website.  It also goes on to say that you can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them.  I guess there are some people who take selfies because they are bored at work, bored at school, or bored at home.   Another words, people will take selfies because they have nothing else better to do.  As I look at my first selfie, I would say the moral of this is, friends don’t let friends selfie.  

Monday, January 6, 2014


I don’t have a dog, but if I did, I bet he would have the attitude of this dog!

I don’t have a dog for a pet, yet
But if I did I’d call him Bill
and I’d make sure he took his daily pill.
I’d dress him in cute vests
and make sure he got lots of rest.
I’d teach him not to be rude
but I’m sure he’d be very crude.  

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Smiling on cue is so hard to do when you're only two or a dog!  This smile makes me smile!  (Grandson, Cross)

Saturday, January 4, 2014


          Cat Bearding is a photo fad that involves positioning a cat in front of your face in such a manner that the feline’s fur appears as if it is part of your facial hair.  All you need is a pliable cat (preferably a drugged cat) and a camera.  Just snap and you have the purrrrfect photo. Crazy, I know, but it is your choice:  Cat Bearding, Harlem Shake, or Planking. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Resolution One Word

        My one word to focus on this year, my New Year’s Resolution word, is “INTENTIONAL”.  The definition of intentional is: to do something on purpose or deliberately; or done with full awareness of what one is doing.  I have focused on choosing a word that reflects on:  my passion for life; my values, provides guidance; gives me strength; challenges me, brings frustration; brings joy.     

        As we all know, life passes by at an alarming rate.  My one word goal for 365 days will be to strive to be more intentional about noticing possibilities.  As I walk through 2014, I want to consider five key areas of my life… spiritual life, relationships, health, work, and finances.  I need to remember to ask myself, “In what ways can I be more intentional in this year?”     

        I want to be intentional about special times with my children and grandchildren.  I want to be intentional with my time by being mindful of my yeses and nos.  I want to be more intentional about God’s word and my prayer life.  I want to be more intentional about trusting in God.  I want to be more intentional about noticing and appreciating.  I am committing to live intentionally by consciously choosing my actions each day.       

        What is your one word?  Embrace your one word, reflect on it, and share it.