Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post a Poem Day

My good blogging buddy Carol at Charli and me is hosting Poem In Your Pocket Day. If you're interested, all you need do is post a poem and tell why it's special to you. Give a bit of information about the author too.

You know that a laugh, chuckle, or smile is what I prefer. So it should not surprise anyone that my poem is a light-hearted one.

For All the Girls

When I was in my younger days, 
I weighed a few pounds less, 
I needn't hold my tummy in 
To wear a belted dress. 

But now that I am older, 
I've set my body free; 
There's comfort of elastic 
Where once my waist would be. 

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes 
My feet have not forgiven; 
I have to wear a nine now, 
But used to wear a seven. 

And how about those pantyhose- 
They're sized by weight, you see, 
So how come when I put them on 
The crotch is at my knees? 

I need to wear these glasses 
As the prints were getting smaller; 
And it wasn't very long ago 
I know that I was taller. 

Though my hair has turned to grey 
And my skin no longer fits, 
On the inside, I'm the same old me, 
Just the outside's changed a bit.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Spider Plants

Susan is the gracious hostess for Outdoor Wednesday. Participants post pictures of anything that they might find outdoors. If you'd like to join in, click here for instructions.

I have two happy spider plants to show you today. I keep one in a hanging pot in my screened porch. Notice the little "babies" that are seen on the ends of the long branches of the plant. It was a bit breezy yesterday when I snapped this picture, so all the babies are blown to one side.

If you plant a baby, it'll grow into a nice sized plant in no time.

See how my plant needs tending? Some of the older, larger babies have some brown leaves that should be removed. I am not the gardeners that Ann, and Tootsie are, I'm afraid.

Here's my favorite spider plant; I keep it indoors. This is one side of it.

Here is the other side. Notice, please, that there are no brown, unsightly branches. Do you know why?

Because it's faux! If it fooled you, don't feel funny. I've had visitors to my home, walk over to the plant and touch it because they didn't believe me when I told them that it wasn't real!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Visual Puns

Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words hosts Second Time Around Tuesday. Since this is an email that I am sharing, it applies!

Tam at The Gypsy's Corner hosts Three Or More- Tuesday. I think this post fits because it contains more than three!

The English language can be a bit confusing sometimes. 

Palm Pilot

Light Beer

Dandy Lions

Assalted Peanut


Dr. Pepper

Pool Table

Baseball Bat

Card Shark

Tap Dancers

The King of Pop

I Pod

Knight Mare

Gator Aide

Hole Milk

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Blue Monday - Lurker Friends

It's Blue Monday! To participate:

1. Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's blue. Leave a link to this blog on your post.

2. Place the Blue Monday button on the top of your post so that people can easily spot it. Place another
Blue Monday button on the sidebar of your blog.

3. Return here and link in with Mr. Linky by leaving your name and the
Permalink to your post. To create a Permalink, click on your Blue Monday post title and copy all the stuff in the http window. It is a longer address so that people can find your post even later in the week--whenever they get a chance to visit. For those who just can't wait, Mr. Linky will be up after midnight!

4. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Make someone's day; leave a comment.
I appreciate those who leave a comment for me.


I have a good friend who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. We've known each other for over thirty years--ever since our sons were in Optimist football when they were about eight years old. Belle Jo and her husband, Bobby, were born and raised in Mississippi, moved to Florida and then moved back to Mississippi after they retired. They are super nice people.

However, they are not perfect. For instance, not only do they not blog, they do not comment! They lurk! (I know, I know. I hear your gasps.) 

When the mail carrier brought this package from my friends, I squealed like Picket and ripped it open. The card says, "Your Friendship Is a Blessing" and "Thanks be to God for His gifts. II Corinthians 9:15. " There's a sweet message inside too, along with Belle Jo's instructions from her husband: "Bobby said to write something crabby, something blue." This was when I figured that Belle Jo and Bobby are trying to make up for all of that lurking. At this point, my Blogging Brain finally took over, and I grabbed my camera. See the sweet card?

I opened one item, but look, there's another so nicely wrapped!

Two blue crabfest glasses--one for Johnny and one for me! Can you just imagine how good the iced tea will taste in these delightful glasses?

Here's a picture so you can see the back of the glass. Now, what's special about these glasses? I was raised in Maryland, home of the blue crabs, and let me tell you, nothing tastes better! I've bragged that people who use those silly wooden hammers don't really know how to eat a Maryland Blue Crab. (It's done with hands only.) Beside that, the glasses are blue, and Belle Jo and Bobby know that I'll show them on Blue Monday.

I can hardly believe that I'm fortunate enough to have such delightful friends as Belle Jo and Bobby. And because I know that they will read this, I will shout out, "THANK YOU. Now, please leave a comment!"

Look at the sidebar for book giveaways!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Rechelle
2. kathy b
3. ellen b
4. Lana G!
5. m
6. Susan
7. The Bliss Journey
8. Knitty
9. Sandi
10. Barb~Bella Vista
11. Christine
12. Charlotte
13. sharing with Sherri
14. Carrie @ Being Domestic
15. Shirls Rose Cottage
16. Barbara Jean
17. Candy
18. CuisineKathleen
19. Marjorie Molly\'s country memories homeplace
20. Libby Twirl&Taste
21. Fifi Flowers Le Train Bleu
22. Kady@Life on the Edge
23. Ivory Spring
24. Elizabeth
25. Becky K.
26. NicoleB Hungary
27. Jeanne
28. Vikki
29. charli and me
30. Beverly
31. Mojo, NC, USA
32. Janie at Southern Lagniappe
33. Tink *~*~*
34. Judi
35. Diane @ A Picture is......
36. Debra Kaye
37. Shelia @ Notesongs
38. bj
39. KayC.
40. Iris
41. Katherine
42. Elizabeth
43. Serenata in England
44. Black eyed susans kitchen (white wicker)
45. ANN
46. Amanda Guthrie ( Calif, USA)
47. Baba
48. Terry
49. Mamapippa - Belgium
50. Cass at That Old House
51. katrina~
52. Cathy
53. pagan sphinx
54. Michal
55. Jane/Blondie
56. Cindy
57. Gayle
58. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
59. Linda

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blogger Block Is Nuthin' Compared to This!

Poor baby. Why doesn't he open the Good Book and read one of the stories that Jesus told?

Spiritual Sundays are hosted by Ginger and Charlotte. To visit other participants, click here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday - Hand Painted Roses

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presenting for your Pleasure.

A couple of years ago, I won this hand painted heart-shaped dish at a ladies Bible study class. I seldom win anything, but I think I made up for not winning much with this gem. It's sitting on my glass topped entry table by my front door. When my son comes over, he dumps his keys into it, saving my glass top from scratches. He's the only visitor who does this. 

A close-up shot of one of the blooms. I'm so impressed with talented people.

I moved it onto the dining room table so that you could see it without the glare.

Happy Pink Saturday!

See you for Blue Monday