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This evening I turned onto 11th Street from Ennis on my way to bowling make-up night.  I looked to the south and saw this.  I had to turn around and snap a picture.  I wish I would of had more time to get a better shot.  The way its wings are wrapped reminds me of those evil bag-worms that I remember seeing as a youth on evergreen trees and bushes.


In the summer of 1969, Debbie Duncan [Ketchersid], Teresa Edwards, Janis Alexander [Cross] amd I were once again in Ruidoso, New Mexico for a few days with my mom.  I want those sandals I have on!!! ;o)


I'm still working on the grand-sisters photo journal website.  Slowly but surely getting there.  So far going good.  Loading pictures there is fairly simple.  Just lots to get loaded.  Once I get it up to date life will be grand. :O)  Maybe another month.


Doing some investigating.  I think that I may have come upon a cock fight arena last weekend.  Praying it isn't.


Fresh Find:  I like these skinny jeans...several colors, two lengths.

Blog Wrap London Braxton Skinny Jeans

Lines ...


Yes, this is my grandfather who taught me how to screw in screws to where they all line up the same way in every screw project.  Yes sir, my screws all face north/south.

I notice there are no lines on my face in this picture.  Smooth as silk.  Stress does tend to age us...and I heard on TV that a hormone imbalance will do that, too. ;o)

I have that bolo that my grandfather is wearing in this picture.  I love the lines of a bolo.  They should be trending soon.

I always thought that when you crossed the line you won but I have learned in life that often times If you cross the line you lose.

The lines of my grandfather's glasses are "in" again now.

Well, lines are everywhere.  Just like hearing two ladies talking about party lines.  Young people would think it was a line they stand in to get into a party.  Older people will remember sharing the telephone line with several...thus the party. checking out the lines!!!


Fresh Find: I don't think I have ever seen such creative tiny furniture.  Check this site out!


Empty Tomb ...

This picture is one that I took today of snow that turned to ice figures.  I call it "Empty Tomb" because it reminds me of people coming to see that the tomb of Jesus was empty...just like it was foretold in the Old Testament and predicted by Jesus himself in the New Testament.

Matthew 16:21 "From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life." 


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Leviticus 5:1 says, "If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible."

Have we ever just walked by an incident and not helped?  Have we ever sat and listened to someone say something that we know is false about someone and we don't stand up and voice that it is not true?  This scripture says we will be held responsible.


Proverbs 15:30 says, "Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones."

There are several things that I think about when I read this verse. The first thing I see is Light.  If the one bringing the message to us has the Light then we can rest assured that the message will be from the heart and worthy to hear.  It says they will deliver joy to the heartGood news that gives health to the bones.  In other words if we are the messenger and we have the Light then what we deliver will bring joy and good health to those we are brought before. 


Proverbs 15:33 says. "Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor."

When I was younger I always thought that older people had wisdom.  I guess I thought that wisdom was something we got as we grew older.  I always said I wanted to one day have wisdom.  I always wondered when I would become wise.  Then I read the verse above and realized I have had wisdom for some time...or at least I was listening to wisdom's instruction.  I honestly believe that when we realize that humility comes before honor then we are truly blessed.  I like this scripture!!!


Fresh Find:  What a wonderful  Pictured is a bracelet...LOVE!




13 Years ...


It has been 13 years ago that this picture was taken.  On the left is Koltin, he graduated from high school in December.  In the center is Aaron, he is a great Unkie...our Aaron is! Next is Allen.  He was a foster child of Clinton's sister.  Such a precious child with deep rooted issues.  He and Anna, his sister.  I wonder where they are and what their lives are like today. Bill, their foster dad, is on the far right.  It takes a special called person to be a foster parent.  I want to thank those who foster that provide loving, fun, and caring homes. 


Fresh Find:  Like these skinny jeans very much!


Organize ...

So I decided that I really wanted to organize my necklaces.  I so do not like hanging curtain rods but for this it was worth it!!!  Curtain rod and shower curtain holders is all you need.



Oh, and I do still love my shoe organizing I did a few years ago!


Maybe my new favorite scriptures!  He coulda but he didn't. This is love...

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. Ephesians 2:1-6

Have an awesome week!!!


Fresh Find:  These pants look pretty comfy and on sale!


Did You Know???

I always enjoy trying tried and true helps so when I came across this Did You Know??? list this morning I knew I wanted to share.  Have I tried them all to prove they are true?  No, but I'm thinking I will try many of them to see.



1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition
your hair

5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it
to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.

6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer

12. Chigger bite - Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H

14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at
most hospitals)

15. Stinky feet - Jello !

16. Athletes feet - cornstarch

17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub

18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and
run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)

19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt
as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat

20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee
filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your
garage for your hubby

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and
watch them slide on

25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the
microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of
your choice!

27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber
band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk
of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will
absorb into the towel.

33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!

34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and
the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it.
Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

36.. Dirty grout - Listerine

37. Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste

38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup

39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the
driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24
hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or
just use 7-up instead of water.

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which
is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that
bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.

They are:

Monday = Blue,

Tuesday = Green,

Thursday = Red

Friday = White

Saturday = Yellow.

So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is
Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green
- Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I
thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread
wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips
have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when
you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

Don't forget Gatorade for Migraine Headaches. PowerAde won't work.


Did you know that I have a challenge for us.  Let's try something.  I want us to say something nice/encouraging to 3 unsuspecting people every day for 7 days.  Did you know that it will make a difference??? It will!


Fresh Find:  I love this scarf.  The Rusty Rose has several widths.


Ocean ...

I stayed up way to late watching it rain, then sleet, then snow, then rain, then snow.  I decided to create a warm vision in my head so I turned the sound machine onto ocean.

I have said before that I rarely remember a dream and if I do it is typically a nightmare. So, the ocean waves are in my head and I am semi-awake and I start thinking about Noah and the ark and what the sound inside the ark must have been like.  With forty-days and forty nights of water beating against the boat he had made through God's plan.  I thought how great a builder he was to not have a major leak anywhere...of course God was prepared and had him, his family, and the animals protected.  Just an interesting little "dream."

Then sometime later the ship our class of 73 members was on had started taking on water.  It docked in front of the newly remodeled Plainview High School.  As several of us were walking away from the ship we passed by the parking garage as we walked down Quincy to the north.  It was pouring rain.  After we made that curve just past the bowling alley we stopped off at Wynette Amick's house.  While in her area we ran into Bruce McWilliams and talked for a sec.  Then we were off again as we made our way through neighborhoods.  There were lots of people walking along in the crowd with us.  Clinton was there and other guys I cannot put a face on but were from our class.  There were several more girls there, too.  I remember Ken Douglass and Jim Mock, from the crowd we walked with, because we couldn't find Belinda Howard and as we searched they stared at us like we were crazy. We had been talking and laughing and then she was missing.  We all frantically searched.   We found her and the laughing ensued.  Then up above was a huge black helicopter with its light beaming down in search mode.  They were looking for a young teen girl, supposedly in a gang, who had done some bad things.  I semi-woke up and decided this was going to turn into a nightmare, and I was ending it.

It was great to see you all!!!  Sorry the boat was sinking.  Glad you got to see the high school.  Sorry you got wet. It was fun!!!

Maybe I won't have the ocean on the sound machine anymore!  LOL


Fresh Find:  I think we need this fruit feeder!


Today ...

I bought a new camera about a month ago.  I should say "we" bought a new camera because Clinton paid for it so I consider him a partner in what these eyes see.  Anyway.  I did not like the feel of the camera at all.  I decided to return it.  I don't usually do things like that.  I study things so much that I am pretty sure it is correct but this just wasn't.  I missed the mark.  It took good enough pictures...that part I was pleased with, I think.  So, today the next camera I ordered came in.  It is pretty much like what I had that was "off" from a fall.  I think I love this camera!  I tried it out this afternoon.

I absolutely LOVE the colors on this house.  I think they should just put a clearcoat over them so I can always see them.

Seashells at the Beach ...

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Driftwood by the Sea ...

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine ...

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Thronebrush ...

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Sharp Green ...

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Hand Stone ...

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Complimentary ...

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Fresh Find:  What a clever way to store your keys!


The Bible ...

The Bible, a ten part mini-series will begin 3.3.13 on the History Channel.  Set your recording devices!!!  I have no clue how accurate it will be, but I know it will be eye opening!!!  Can't wait!!!






I love this scripture!!!  John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me  you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I  have overcome the world.”


Fresh Find:  I like this T...