Saturday, April 06, 2013

Mother Hubbard? — Six Word Saturday —

my Six Words:
Mrs. Jim went to her cupboard

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..... cupboard

..... ..... had

..... ..... ..... leftovers

..... ..... ..... ..... for

..... ..... ..... ..... ..... Jim

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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Cat in a G L A S S -- Feline Friday

This cute little kitty was on the .E l l e n. Show last week. In this video the kitten
was getting tired of being in there and wanted out. The .g l a s s. never did tip.
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For more Feline Friday cat pictures, you can go to Sandee's blog here.
Or to Steve's at as he is the author of this meme.

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Trees and tree things — My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "T" / Thursday Two Questions —

The letter "T" word today was to be Trees.  It still is but I didn't follow my Tree theme very closely.  But they are all related.

Top Down is my first, a "T" word group.  This is my little 1998 (15 years old plus) Ford Mustang GT convertible. 

We used the Mustang Sunday afternoon for a Top Down ride out through the national forest here, mainly with the thought in mind to look for spring wild flowers.  We did see a bunch but where we went they were not very spectacular.  Our ride was circular, amounting to about 45 miles.

I saw a lot of Trees on my last golf outing a couple of weeks ago.  This is one of my favorite spots, riding up the Tree lined golf cart path.

Some of the trees here are just getting their leaves, other have kept them all year like the pine trees and the oak trees.  The oak trees are shedding their leaves for new greener ones now that spring has come.  Also, some of the trees won't be turning green this year as they died from our drought.


This is what we call the Aunt Minnie 'desk.'   Really though it is a 'writing table' (wooden, made from trees).  My Dad's Aunt Minnie gave it to him when she downsized.  He used in his old chicken house as his desk for his seed corn business. 

Dad was a Pioneer Seed Corn dealer just before he retired from farming.  His brother, Lester, had been a dealer for a long time and retired from the business as well as retiring from farming.

We don't the table it for writing or desk things.  It backs onto the small couch in the living room, which backs onto the front entrance hall.  So when people come to the door they are greeted by the Aunt Minnie desk. 

Our entrance hall is not large, it is about ten feet wide and twelve or fourteen feet long, including the walking space to go around the little couch to get into the rest of the house.  The red rug beneath the desk goes from  the back of the couch to the real end of the hall.  About a third shows here.
For Easter decorations we had this Easter Rabbit plant holder sitting on the Aunt Minnie writing table, desk.  We have had this rabbit a long time and were have always been able to find it in time for Easter.

There are some things that we can't find, especially some of my things.  That used to really bother me but I have prayed about it and the answer seems to be, 'DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS YOU CANNOT FIND.'  That sounds good to me if it sounds good to God. 

This is our youngest granddaughter, KP.  She is taking care of her Christmas doll.  I took the picture last December. 

Find a "T" with this one?   That might be hard, but remember the baby is a ______?   [Yes, it is a Toy.]

This Christmas Tree is also KP's.  Mrs. Jim found it at our Michael's or else our Hobby Lobby store.  It has a weighted bottom so that it really won't tip over.

I have no idea how many times KP decorated this tree and undid it.  It was a lot.   She and Mrs. Jim made the deer decoration.  They made about twelve of them that all came in a reindeer making kit.  Probably it came from the same stores as those the tree did.

Remember to click on a picture that you want to see better of (my sister will love this sentence!).

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==>  You can see other "T" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "T" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade from her.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

My post last week was about "S" word things, Spam and other things "S" that make me Smile.

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. What is your relationship with Trees?

2. What do you think about decorating for Easter?  Do you decorate for it?
— We are minimal in our efforts of decorating for Easter.  Leaving Easter baskets around and having some colored jelly beans usually is enough. 
— Last year our church kids sold as a money making process small, about twelve feet high, lawn crosses.  We bought one and used it again this year, putting it out in the front flower bed in front of the house.  Around Good Friday it was suggested by the youth that we put the crosses out.  Then on Easter morning we turn them around to show the words, "HE IS RISEN."

Bonus Question:

1. What is your favorite "T" word?
==>  My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for her questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.

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Here is a Top Down Tree picture I took yesterday coming out from mailing a letter at the Post Office.  This green tree has new leaves for Spring.  The bare looking tree in the back is a pecan tree which has lost its leaves for the winter.  There is a small grove of pecan trees back there.  I hope they didn't die because of the drought.  They do not get watered as they are out in a little field.

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The first poem that I ever learned was "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer:


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Succintly Yours


Peter steals from neighbor's gardens. Rumor has it he steals from little kid's eggs on Easter Day.

Material proof? Is his last name Rabbit?

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Picture prompt furnished by GMa -- Optional Word of the Week:material  

GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 106 has links to other posts and gives the rules.
Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words.


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