Monday, November 21, 2011

Ditto on the Christmas lights!

So you can't compete with your neighbor's Christmas lights?  Well, here is a good solution....this photo cracks me up!  Getting geared up for some 'ol holiday spirit! I just had to share....LOL
a house decorated with Christmas lights and the neighbors lights say ditto, ditto christmas lights

Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.

Buckle up!

Tonight Jenna says to me "Mom, in the olden days, did you have to wear seat belts?” I was having flash backs of saying that phrase “olden days” to my grand parents. After I regained my composure from shock of being associated with the olden days, I started chuckling and I replied to her “No, we did not wear seat belts and on top of that, we were basically like monkeys flying around in the back seats of the car.” She shouts out “awe Mom, that is soooooo not fair!” I say to her, “yeah, I know, it’s amazing we survived and be prepared…life is sometimes not fair!”

No one can enjoy freedom unless they are willing to surrender some part of it. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I told you... No Double Spaces After Periods Ever!

Okay, so I am going back to school after the age of forty (*sigh).  I was taught when learning how to type back in high school during the eighties... to double space after the period in a sentence.  I was working with a group of people in my class today that are under the age of 25 and when I contibuted my part of the assignment which was a paragraph of about 5-7 sentences, it had double spaces after the periods (as that is the way I was taught and it is something I do without even thinking about).  I was however corrected by the 'young ones that this style is "odd looking" and "not protocol."  This young guy proceeded to go through my work and "correct it to single spacing."  I personally think it makes it look crammed, probably because I am use to seeing double spacing.  So, I am curious... taking a poll here, how many people here do double spaces and how many do a single space after a period in a sentence?
No Double Spaces After Periods Ever! from Mommy Dearest Typing

Forgive my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

More Swing

Well, you have heard of more cow bell, right? I think this idea of "more swing" is a fabulous idea! How cool to see a random swing placed here or there throughout the city to escape the duldums of every day stuff! Check out the video below...
guy swinging on a swing is a community fun idea

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's all in the level of hugs...

small waist, weight loss, scale

It's all in the level of hugs, in the literal sense.  So I got a good laugh from Jenna in the form of a perspective this week.  Jenna over the summer was saying when she gave me a hug "Mom, you seem to be getting skinnier."  I would say "well I may be a couple pounds lighter but I really am not all that much less in pounds, so I don't know why you think that sweetie." I was a little confused with her perception....either she was figuring out how flattery makes people feel good inside or MY SCALE IS BROKEN! I was not feeling any skinnier so therefore I was thinking perhaps she was trying to butter me up for something special since I really had not lost any significant weight.  One thing quite significant is that over the summer she has grown quite a bit in height.  She commented on my weight again this week... "Mom, you sure are getting thin!"  Ding, ding, ding .....I figured it out!  Granted, my waist is smaller than my hips (thank God!) but has not gotten any smaller in the last seven years......and she is getting she is not wrapping her arms around my hips anymore, her arms have moved up to the level of my waist!

If youth really were wise, it would miss most of the fun.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sometimes I just sit and wonder...

The opposite gender of female...yeah, I'm referring to the male species.  Why do some feel the need to lie to women?  What on earth attracks me to the ones that are good at pulling the wool over my eyes?  Are attractive men good at being deceitful?  Especially the ones that are so shallow....

...why am I so naive to believe all their garbly goop?  Why am I a sucker for this behavior?

click on image to enlarge

Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Well, I made it through 11-11-11 at 11:11a.m. and 11:11p.m.    No bells or whistles.... no earth ending events, no Apocalypse...
Whew, what a relief!  I was hoping to pause for a moment to reflect on where and what I was doing at exactly 11:11a.m. and 11:11p.m. however I did not remember to reflect.  Perhaps I should of set the alarm on my iPhone.  Silly me... it's kind of like falling asleep on New Year Eve!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I guess this is what I do when I am procrastinating.  This turkey has been calling me to make him!  Do your homework and quit procrastinating!  Sheeshhhhhh!  I guess I am in an artsy fartsy mood lately...
Don't put off until tomorrow what can be done today.