Today’s links are a few of the great online sources for genealogical research in Arkansas:



Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

Norman Vincent Peale


As I said in yesterday’s post, I’ve been having some trouble sleeping, particularly because my sinus problems make my head hurt very badly, and probably partly because of my beloved cherry Diet Dr Pepper (with caffeine).

Well, I attempted to do absolutely nothing yesterday ’cause I was tired. I parked myself in my recliner about noon and turned on the TV. I did my usual little routine – dose a bit – wake up . Then apparently, I went very soundly to sleep, ’cause I started dreaming – about making out with Larry the Cable Guy!!

He has such a cute wife – I didn’t know he liked 65 year olds, too.

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You’ve heard it said “Stupid is as stupid does?” I stopped at my mailbox on the way back from picking up my wonderfully, nutritious fast food meal. I sat and looked at each envelope and noticed one was addressed to my neighbor. So, I proceeded to back up so I could put it in their mailbox.

While trying to watch the traffic coming down my street and pulling out from the side street I was near, I almost backed into their mailbox.

Well, now you have proof: “Stupid is as stupid does?”


  • I think my beloved cherry Diet Dr Peppers may be causing sleep problems. It’s a sad note!
  • On a happy note, the Blackwood Brothers are singing “Learning to Lean” on my computer. Love that song.
  • I can now play music on my computer and be online at the same time! How great is that!
  • I got “The Jane Austen Book Club” movie in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to a movie night.
  • I wish Sonic had caffeine-free DDP.
  • Another happy note: I didn’t have to take as many Tylenol yesterday to keep the headache away.


Why are people so clueless sometimes? Why does CP (Clueless Person) insist on telling me about things I don’t want to hear about and say I have absolutely no interest in?

For instance, I don’t watch the news anymore. It upsets me (and makes me angry) to hear about all the terrible crap going on in the world, politics drive me crazy and I just don’t like a lot of TV shows.

I am not saying that I don’t want to know what’s going on in the world. I like to look at the news headlines online and choose the ones I want to read. And I do have many favorite TV shows that I do not miss. I even watched parts of Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton’s speeches.

So, tell me, why do the following types of conversations keep happening?

  • CP: Did you watch “insert name of TV show? last night”
    ME: No, I don’t like that show.
    CP: Well, you should have seen it last night. It was really good.
    {Then proceeds to tell me all about the show I just said I didn’t
  • CP: Did you see “insert name of opinion show I’m not interested in” last night?
    ME: No, I’m tired of all the political crap on TV.
    CP: Well, “insert name of commentator or boring guest” was really (choose one or two: funny, stupid, interesting, long-winded) and
    he said ……and so and so said…..and on and on.

Why? Why?


Thanks to a sinus infection, I made my initial visit to the Senior Clinic today. I wasn’t scheduled to go there until the end of September, but allergies, cleaning out a dusty, dirty garage and hot days had really messed up my head, so off I went today.

I liked the atmosphere there – a nice large sitting, visiting area outside the actual clinic. And a large library (education) area next to it.

There was a lot of paperwork to fill out, as in any new doctor’s office. The pace doesn’t seem as hectic there. The lady who took me to the examining room walked at my pace, didn’t leave me and my bad knees lagging behind.

I didn’t even have to check out ’cause they already had both my insurance cards and my visit should be totally covered. The only bad thing today (not about the clinic) is that my drug card hasn’t arrived yet and the antibiotic was $115.00. Hopefully, I can get some reimbursement from the insurance company on that.

Anyway – back to the clinic – when I go in at the end of next month for my semi-annual checkup, I’m supposed to meet with a social worker before seeing the doctor. Maybe she’ll be able to set me up with that Sugar Daddy I’ve been looking for!

The Center for Exercise joins the clinic – that is on my list to check out next week. They have a Joint Health class I think I want to take part in.

I wonder if you have to actually wear silver sneakers to participate in the SilverSneakers classes – ya reckon?