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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Movie review

In the past hubby and I went to the movies EVERY Fri. but our schedule changed and now we go very rarely.
Sat. we went to see Sully and I must say it was so different than what I thought it would be and soooo good. If you get the chance to go you won't be sorry.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy Fall

Sharing my screen saver with you today..

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016


Subject: Shirley Goodnest....

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence, but yet know that he was safe.

So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her.

The neighbor said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."

The friend said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy replied, and her daughter Marcy."

"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us? "

“Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, “Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!"


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Up close and personal

Last Thursday at my small group the leader asked how many had fallen in the last six months, I raised my hand as well as some of the other women. She said "it is much easier to fall again once you have fallen".
Come Sat. morning I went out to the garage to take some garbage out which I have done hundreds of times and coming back I stubbed my toe on the step and went down on the cement on my right side.
Trust me it was not a pretty picture. It scared me so bad I peed my pants and I knew I was hurt, the question bad. I was home alone and it occurred to me I may not be able to get up and hubby wouldn't be home for hours and hours. I remembered when I broke my ankle that it went numb right away so I thought I better try to get up right away. I was able to grab a hold of a table saw leg and pulled myself up, got in the house and found my cell phone and laid down on the couch to keep from throwing up as I was hurting bad. Well, that is all the bad news, the good news is that I fell on my side with my right arm under me and it helped cushion my fall so that I only have VERY sore ribs and one black and blue boob (can you believe it)  some bruising on both knees and on my right hand. Thank you Lord. I think falling is the most helpless feeling in the world, would you agree?

Saturday, September 24, 2016


I love my uplifting Wed. posts but I don't want my blog to seem as if it is only about that and every Wed. comes up pretty fast so I have decided to make uplifting Wed. every other Wed. Hope you all will stay tuned:)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nature's awe

This is how the moon looked Friday night. No, I didn't take the picture, I tried to take some as we drove home from dinner but all the car lights and street lights created a problem but some sweet someone captured it in all its glory.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 Here we are in all our glory
Richard Acosta, Danny Orozco, me, Marcella Reyes Mejia, Mike Stevens and Tom Noble

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On the road

Don't know about you but this is a constant here in Phoenix.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labor Day week-end

My granddaughter who recently left to go to college in colo. was in Prescott playing a volleyball tournament this past Fri. She had T-shirts made for all the family and here we are...
Aunt, Nana, Dad, her, Mom, Grandma, Papa and brother but the cutest part is that her last name is Marshall and we are indeed her team backers...
 It was great to get to see her but we were only go to see one game as the week-end was also my 50th High School reunion. My class hosted it so was busy but well worth it. Had a wonderful time. May post a picture on that at a later time.

Saturday, August 27, 2016



A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"

The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a couple blocks and turn to your right."

The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven."

The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on...You don't even know the way to the Post Office."


John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A friendly reminder

Life is like a bicycle, You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New book

I posted about our friend Bob White restoring the Tom Mix Cord here but now he has written a book about it. It is fantastic!!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Two brothers age 4 and 6 decided one evening that they were old enough now to swear, the older one said he was going to say “hell” and the younger one said he was going to say “Damn”. They next morning they went down for breakfast and Mother cheerfully asked the 6 year old what kind of cereal he would like for breakfast and he replied “Oh, what the hell, I think I’ll have cheerios”. Mom yanked him out of his chair and up the stairs and gave him a good scolding. She came back down and asked his brother and what would you like for breakfast? He replied “It’s for Damn sure not going to be cheerios!”

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Who is the most powerful?

Power-lifting is a competitive and inclusive sport for both man and women, young and old. The main rule in this sport is to lift as much weight as you can.
But humans are not the best in the world. Other creatures of the world can handle lifting great weights too. Here is the count down from 9....

9- The grizzly bear can lift 1200lb, meaning 0.8 its body weight;

8- The ox: can pull and carry 2000lb, approximately 1.5 times its body weight;

7- The elephant: can carry 20,000lb, 1.7 times its body weight;

6- The tiger: 1200lb, 2 x its body weight;

5- Human: the strongest man in the world, Zydrunas Savickas, managed to lift 2,3 times his own body weight, meaning almost 900lb.

4- On the fourth place we have a bird, the African Crowned Eagle. This bird can lift 36lb. That’s
4 times its body weight.

3- The gorilla 4600lb. Ten times its body weight;

2- The leafcutter ant. This little insect can lift 20 times its body weight. That is the equivalent of a man lifting a family car.

Drum roll please........................................

And the winner is.................The Dung Beetle. A little insect that feeds only of feces.
It can lift 1000 times its own body wieght.
That would be equivalant to a average 150 lb man lifting six double decker busses!