A New Year, A New Post

Hello again,

After a looonngg vacation, I felt the urge to do a little blogging again.  The first day of the new year is a good day to start, I guess.  So far, this year has been OK – all 18 hours of it.

My goals for 2013 are simple:

  • Eat a more healthy diet.
  • Lose a few pounds (a lot of pounds would be better).
  • Love my daughter and our kitty babies a lot.
  • Get out of the house, move around more and act more social.
  • See if I can still play the piano with my stiff fingers.  I haven’t tried to play in years.
  • Get rid of more unneeded stuff in my house.

There’s more, but don’t want to overwhelm myself before I even get started.

Happy New Year to all!  God Bless!



Do You Ever Wonder Why?

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Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea…
does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages?
Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

If it’s true that we are here to help others,
then what exactly are the others here for?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,
then doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP? ?

Do Lipton Tea employees take “coffee breaks?”

What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail? Now I think this is a good idea!!!!

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words “The” and “IRS” together, it spells



Another drizzly, dreary Wednesday in the Ozarks…but the signs of a beautiful fall season are everywhere.  The last of the flowers blooming, many trees already showing their fall colors thru the drizzle.


The past week and a half have been busy for this retired lady.  I’m getting ready for a total knee replacement next week.  I’ve been to numerous doctors, the hospital, poked, prodded, bled, forced to drink yukky sweet orange stuff and failed the glucose test, forced to wear the same plastic bracelet for two weeks.  I guess they’re afraid I’ll forget who I am!  And some days I’d like to forget them.


I finally got the Accu-Check contraption to work correctly on the 3rd try and found out my level after lunch today is 107.  Guess that’s good as my fasting level was 111 last week before the orange yuk put it up to 232.


I had to quit taking my arthritis meds and glucosomine yesterday, so my pain level will be increasing.  Be glad if you don’t live near me – I will definitely be complaining and not walking very well by tomorrow.


Did you know that trying to get insurance for an unoccupied house is very difficult?  We’re still working on it.


Did you know that little black kitties are the next cutest things after your kids and grandkids?  At least, my grandkitty is.


Did you know that listening to my Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Playlist makes you feel 100% better on a dreary day? Hallelujah Anyhow!!



I received an email yesterday morning from my cute little grandkitty, Cassandra Jean. She was noticeably upset with her mommy for not wanting her to play all night.

Dear Gramma-kitty,

Can I come lives with you. Mommy is mean. She got mad last night because I was playing and yelled at me. She said I was acting like crazy cat. I was just playin’. Then, she started maowing at me. It’s really annoying! I don’t know why she would do that. It’s not cute when she does it like it is when I do it. Anyhow, now she says she’s tired and is my fault. Crazy lady.

Loves you,

So I had to write her back ’cause I couldn’t drive up there right then.

Dear Cassie,

I’m sorry that I couldn’t read your message this morning and come get you. I had to go see a mean ol’ lady with a needle who wouldn’t let me eat first or have a DDP. She kept taking this red stuff from my arm and hand. I didn’t like it a bit. And the orange stuff she made me drink was yukky sweet.

At least I didn’t have to ride there in a cage like your Mommy makes you do, although it would have been nice to have someone carry me across the parking lot and into the building since my knees hurt so much.

Your Mommy says you two have made up now and you’ve decided to go on living with her. BUT if she is mean with you again, I’ll be right up there and you can come home with me. We’d get along great ’cause I stay up all night and sleep in daytime, too.

Gramma Kitty

P.S. I think the Dollar Store sells tuna, too. That’s the only place I can shop now since my knees don’t work so well.

SONIC(R) Drive-In Limeades for Learning(SM)

If you love Sonic drinks like I do, you can help schools with projects that need funding by going to

SONIC(R) Drive-In Limeades for Learning(SM).

You can vote for a number of Arkansas teachers’ projects. You just need the number from the little sticker on your Sonic drink.  Only takes a minute.

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From Fox News:

A Phoenix-area pastor has started to draw protesters to his congregation after he delivered a sermon titled, “Why I Hate Barack Obama,” and told his parishioners that he prays for President Obama’s death.

Pastor Steven Anderson stood by his sermon in an interview with MyFOXPhoenix, which reports that the pastor continues to encourage his parishioners to join him in praying for the president’s death.

“I hope that God strikes Barack Obama with brain cancer so he can die like Ted Kennedy and I hope it happens today,” he told MyFOXPhoenix on Sunday. He called his message “spiritual warfare” and said he does not condone killing.

Even though he says he doesn’t condone killing, listen to excerpts from his actual sermon here: Rick Sanchez Report-CNN

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