Saturday, May 19, 2018

No Caption Necessary!

A picture is worth a thousand words...
they say.
Beautiful skies over Houston!

Photo is mine - taken by ME ~ dellgirl

Nature's Therapy!

Better than a "nerve pill".

Cheaper than a therapist.

More inspirational than anything money can buy.
(says~ dellgirl)

Happy Weekend, enjoy yourselves!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Finally Friday Night!

Seriously, it's Friday Night? Don't be joking with me. 

What to do first?

Eat? Sleep?


Monday, May 14, 2018

Marriage Her Way

Marriage Her Way

A typical macho man married a typical good-looking lady.

After the wedding, he laid down the following rules:

"I'll be home when I want, if I want and at what time

I want -- and I don't expect any hassle from you.

I expect a great dinner to be on the table unless

I tell you that I won't be home for dinner.

I'll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing

when I want with my old buddies, and don't you

give me a hard time about it.

Those are my rules, any comments?"

His new bride said:

"No, that's fine with me. Just understand

that there will be sex here,

at seven o'clock…

every night...

whether you're here or not."


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing You All the Best This Mother's Day!

I hope your day is filled with lots of love
all the happiness and joy your heart can stand!

These flowers called out to me. I stopped the car, got out, and took this photo.

Flowers Along the way!
SILs Pink Lily

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Destination vs Journey

Destination vs Journey

There is no path to happiness. Happiness IS the path..
Happiness is a journey not a destination

The Best Things in Life
are the people we love
the places we’ve been
and the memories
we’ve made
Along The Way!

The Journey IS the Destination.

Enjoy the Journey!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thank God, it's FRIDAY!

Another week just flew by, had me busy as a little beaver with its never-ending “to-do” lists. Sorting and compiling receipts for income taxes wasn’t something I’d planned to do. But, I thought I’d give the “Mister” a hand and do it anyway. Then, there were the usual things that just HAD to be done.

To top it all off, a few incidentals popped-up along the way. I got it all done though. Thank goodness.

Now the week is gone already. Well, thank God, it's FRIDAY (night) and I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend…sorta. Mama’s here, she came yesterday for her week with me.

I look forward to a whole lot of quiet time doing as much nothing as possible whenever I can. Feeding and medicating Mama is the only “must-do” thing to do, so far. I hope it stays that way all weekend.

Oh! Oh! Oh! I almost forgot the best part. The absolute BEST part of the week was Thursday evening. Grandson Jace has been taking piano lessons in an after school arts program. Their recital was yesterday. Needless to say, my heart skipped several beats as I watched him sitting at that piano, playing a tune, and singing along. What a JOY to behold, my little miracle boy playing the piano!

I’ll share photos as soon as I upload and sort through them.

Okay, enough random ranting already. Happy Friday Night Everyone!

What about you, what fun things do you have planned for the weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Anybody heard any funny jokes lately? I need a good laugh!   

May tomorrow bring happiness beyond belief, joy beyond comparison, and peace to sooth your soul.

Wishing you a blessed and serene weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2018

This is a Banana!

This is a banana! I’ve spent my whole life believing this was an apple. My mama was the first one to tell me it was an apple, and I believed her. Why wouldn’t I?

I finally learned the truth. This is a banana!

What do you think this is? Who told you what it is? Do you have any comments about this banana?

Photo is mine - decorated at Fotojet 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Ant and The Dove

An ANT went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and was carried away by the rush of the stream, it was on the brink of drowning.
A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her. The Ant climbed on to the leaf and floated in safety to the bank.

Shortly afterwards a bird-catcher came and stood under the tree, and laid his lime-twigs trap for the Dove, which sat in the branches.
The Ant, perceiving his design, stung him on the foot. In pain the bird-catcher threw down the twigs, and the noise made the Dove take wing and fly away.

One good turn deserves another!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

That Feeling You Get...

...when you realize...

OH NO, please tell me it's not Sunday night already!

Where in the world did the week go? How was your week? How was your weekend?

Image © 2010 ~dellgirl~

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Price

Those who truly appreciate things of value are willing to pay the price for them. 

Those who will not pay the price are doomed to experience a never-ending frustration. Everything of value has a price. If there is something you wish to have or to accomplish, you must pay the price.

When you accept that the price must be paid, then it really doesn’t seem so bad. Most of the pain of paying the price is in overcoming your own resistance. As you become more gratefully and cheerfully willing pay the price -- whether that price be in money, time, or effort -- you naturally summon the resources that enable you to indeed pay that price and achieve whatever you desire.

When you’re willing to pay the price, you’ll find a way to pay the price. And when you’re able to pay the price, whatever you desire is yours.

Quote — Ralph Marston

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Jace!

Happy Birthday Jace!

Grandson Jace turned 8 years old last week. We had a great Birthday Party for him at Urban Air Adventure Park, a fun filled amusement facility. Jace was all over the place, running, jumping, and literally having the time of his life. He was as happy as a little monkey in a banana factory!

A Happy Birthday - Allergen Free Cake

It was a wonderful day of kid-friendly activities. We didn't have to utter the dreaded "No" word not one time. He was free to explore and touch any and everything in the place. What a joyous sight! 

I watched happily as he zipped from one activity to another at his usual "fast-as-lightning" speed. I was as excited as a kid under the tree on Christmas morning!

His excitement brought to mind a lot of things. I was especially reminded of a few conversations he and I have had. Boy, the most baffling things comes out of his mouth! 

For example:  A Conversation with my 7 year old grandson

Jace: MiMi are you glad I was the one sperm out of all the millions and millions of sperms to survive and be born?

Me: (Glad he can't see the look on my face...) Why, yes Jace. I am glad.

Jace: How glad were you when I was born MiMi? 

Me: I was very glad Jace.

Jace: Just...very glad? That's all?

Me: Oh no, I was really really really really very awesomely glad Jace. 

Jace: Ok. MiMi I'm hungry. 

Me: SMH! Baffled!!!

Enough said! I didn't even want to get into a conversation about how and when did he learn this information. So, I left it alone and went about my business. I'll save the rest for another time. 

Have you ever had a conversation with a kid that left you baffled, Shaking Your Head?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

What’s UP With You?

The Road UP Ahead

What are you up to these days?  Are your days fun and exciting or routine and mundane? Tell us please, we’d love to hear about it. What have I been up to? Same-o, same-o. I’ll leave that up to your imagination. In the meantime, let’s catch up on UP.  

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding up. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing up.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things up. When it doesn't rain for awhile things dry up.
Rain in Houston

Brenda picked up her plate from the table and went outside to eat on the patio.

You'd better go wash up, it’s time to eat dinner.

I woke up earlier than usual this morning.

Now that I’m old(er), walking up stairs is not as easy as it used to be.
UP the Stairway to Heaven

Charlie’s mother was not happy about the note from school, Charlie was acting up in class today.

Many people often do not live up to their full potential.

Gina’s new heater stopped working, she had to read up on the correct usage instructions.

I grew up in the tall piney woods of East Texas, where did you grow up?

Spring time is coming up quickly, I can hardly wait!

Sue filled the glass up with cool refreshing ice tea.

The little boy had fun helping his grandfather cut up the wood for the fireplace.
Cut UP Wood

I could dream UP some more uses for UP, but I won’t.  I need to finish UP this post before I bore everybody to death. I could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP for now. My time is UP. It is way past time for me to shut UP

It's UP to you what you do with this post. If you can think of other ways to use UP, bring it UP in a comment. I’ll try to UP the ante on the next go ‘round.         

Thank you for stopping by and for reading UP on UP. Do you think this post is on the UP and UP?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hello & How Are You Dear Blog Friends?

Happy Sunday My Friends! 


Just popping in to let you know I'm thinking of you Blog Friends.  I figured it’s about time I stopped all this thinking about you and do something about it.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend so far, and I hope tomorrow is even better. How are you? How is the family? I hope everyone is well and that everything is going okay.

We are all well here, in good health.  That is always a blessing!  As usual, there is a lot going on here.  But I refuse to go into that, it is just too mind boggling. All in all, everything is going as well as can be expected.

Mama is with me. She’s been here a little over a month. My brother had surgery so she’ll be here until he’s back on his feet again. She is doing well health wise. That’s a huge blessing, Thank God for that!

Grandson Jace, is growing like a California wild fire as usual. He is almost up to my chin now, that’s not very far to reach though. I’m only a tad bit over 5 feet tall. He is on the Soccer team at school, 2nd - 5th graders. Yaaa, another BLESSING! That means he’s outgrown his allergy to grass and dirt. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!

Friday October 13th was my birthday. I made the BIG 71. It was a good day, nice and quiet. PaPa dellgirl made me a special birthday dinner. That was a nice treat, I enjoyed every delicious bite of it.  Jace and Mama sung the Happy Birthday song to me as Jace performed a happy dance along with the tune. He is such a little character, sort of dramatic like his MiMi. That was a big smile maker.

Well, let me stop babbling, I only wanted to say a quick hello and let you know I'm thinking of you. 

Happy Sunday everyone!

Wishing you well ...
Until next time,

Friday, September 15, 2017

1st Day of School 2017

Jace Goes to School 2017

Tuesday September 12, 2017 we celebrate another milestone in the life of Grandson Jace, his first day of school as a second grader. Another year, another BLESSING!

What a long way we’ve come. Many of his health issues and other problems are gone but not forgotten.  They’re logged away in my book of “Thank you GOD for bringing us through the struggles and challenges up to this present time!”

Grandson and his mommy no longer live with me, so I didn’t see him off to school this year. I woke up earlier than usual though, couldn’t stop thinking about Jace going to school.

Around 11:30 am, my daughter texted me to check my email, she’d sent me something. I did. Photos and a video of Jace making his way to class brought the biggest grin to my face!

I smiled, giggled, and laughed OUT LOUD as Jordyn followed Jace with her camera from the car to class. Made My Day!!!

These photos and video are just what I needed, exactly what I wanted. Each frame of the video tugs at my heart, thinking of how truly blessed we are to see and celebrate this day.  

He makes his way down the hall, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead. My heart melts again as he begins another journey, another blessed milestone in his life. His journey to 2nd grade is a blessing to behold, Thank you GOD!

Jace's Journey to 2nd Grade

I made it to the end of the video without tearing up, thankfully.

However, when I closed the video my computer returned to my home screen. The emotional dam almost broke wide open. I felt the tears welling up in my eyes, my heart skipped several beats, and my breath came in short quick gasps.

Looking back at me was my screensaver photo of Jace at 14 months old with that big beautiful, heart-melting smile of his. I was about to lose it and start boo-hooing tears of joy all over the place.  

ScreenSaver Photo: Jace 14 months old

I shook it off and reminded myself that I promised not to do that. This is GOOD! I’ve vowed to remember the blessing God has granted us. I promised myself to celebrate the milestones and achievements joyfully. 

And, that’s exactly what I did. I kept the emotions and tears at bay then said a prayer of Thanksgiving. 

Thank God for blessing us to celebrate Jace’s first Day of 2nd Grade, another amazing milestone.

Monday, September 11, 2017

He Tarzan, Me Jane

One Wednesday night in the back yard, a slight rustling in the near distance caught Tarzan and Jane's attention. Me, Jane, aimed my flashlight toward the sound but saw nothing.

Curiously we searched for the source of the noise and found two beady little eyes shining back at us from high in the branches of the tree.

[Me] Jane: “What in the world is it?

[Hubby] Tarzan: “Dun-no, think it's a 'possom.

"Quick, quick go get the cage. I'll keep him from getting away," Tarzan shouted excitedly.

I moved two rpm's faster than my regular slow-but-steady stride. I grabbed the cage and returned to find Tarzan gleefully speculating as to what kind of animal it was. Was it a 'coon, a 'possom, or maybe it was a plain old squirrel.  Either way, we had plans for that rascal.

"What kind of food can we put in there to tempt him to go in? Oh I know, you got any sardines?" asked Tarzan.

"Yea, I have sardines," I answered over my shoulder as I started inside to get them.

We placed the open can of sardines inside the cage, set the trap, locked the gate to the back yard and headed inside to settle down for the night. Quite a bit of conversation that little critter stirred among the group that night. Baby son (grown) was here to spend the night with us. Yaaaa! 

Thursday morning, at the sinfully early hour of 6:45 am, Tarzan and baby son checked the cage.  Tarzan was beside himself, grinning from ear to ear like the proverbial cat that swallowed the canary as he 'dared' to wake me from a sound sleep.

He asked, "Wanna come see what we caught?"

NO, I didn't want to get up, but I did. Uggghhh, it was the only way I might possibly be able to go back to sleep - if I humored him/them. I stumbled from the bedroom through the house like a dried-up mummy, grumpy face and all. On the front porch sat the cage holding, not a possum, not a coon, but a blackish colored kitty cat.

Pretty little thing he was! Huddled in a corner of the cage, he had one foot resting in the empty sardine can. Oooooh (I thought), he's so cute! As I stepped closer he hissed and growled twisting and thrusting like a wild crazy thing. I quickly backed away, that changed my mind about how cute he was.  

Tarzan took the kitty to the humane society. They inspected it and said it was wild and would have to be put to sleep. Oh, that's too bad, he was kind of cute. Tarzan brought the cage back and we re-set the trap with more sardines to see what we'd catch next.

The next morning I checked the cage, and lo-and-behold, what did I find? A possum! This little bugger wasn’t cute, not by long shot.  

Oh well, I wonder how many more critters we'll catch before we tire of the Tarzan & Jane routine and find something more productive to do with our time. I wonder too if we'll ever catch that elusive coon we’re always speculating about.

Right now, I'm waiting for the male people to come home and take this one to the humane society. The humane society staff said they take possoms and coons. Yaaa, now we don't have to hurt them!

Have you ever heard of such a thing happening right in your own back yard? Do you catch and release them? Or do you feed them and let them roam about and go their merry way?

Image Source

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Where In the World Are You?

Houston, Texas

Photo taken before Hurricane Harvey.

Really,where are you? Where in the world are you located? We, your friends, would like to know. Why am I being a nosey-rosey, getting all up in your business, asking you where you live?

After Hurricane Harvey a friend wished me well and sent prayers for me and the family. She also said she had no idea I lived in Houston. That started me thinking, I don’t know where many of my Blog Friends live either. I suppose I could check everyone’s profile page.  So, let’s do this instead.

Leave a comment and let us know where you are. We’d appreciate knowing where our Blog Friends are in the world.

Houston Skyline before Hurricane Harvey.

Me, Dellgirl? I live in Houston, Texas. Where do you live? 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Thank You for Your Prayers During Hurricane Harvey!

Please continue to pray for us as we deal with the aftermath of Harvey's damages. 

I watched apprehensively as rain poured from the sky, the street in front of my house was completely covered within minutes. I moved steadily around the house and storage room gathering my already prepared “Hurricane Supplies”. Every so often I’d look outside to see what the weather was doing.

Hurricane Harvey continued to drench everything in sight. Strong winds bent some trees almost in half and sent debris flying in all directions. I continued collecting hurricane supplies so they would be handy in case of a power outage. Harvey ravaged on outside while I prepared for the unknown inside.

Preparing for Hurricane Harvey:

Propane Generator at the ready!

Propane Tanks ready to fuel the generator.

Batteries, flashlights, candles, etc. are ready and handy in bedroom.

Clothes, shoes, purse, and personal care items are ready, waiting by the door.

The only thing left to do is to wait and PRAY

Monday, July 17, 2017

ICE: 'In Case of Emergency'

This information could literally save your life!
Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE - 'In Case of Emergency' We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' -In Case of Emergency- Campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell/mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' - In Case Of Emergency.

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.'

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

Please share this. It won't take too many 'Shares' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.