Monday, September 25, 2023

Hello, Hello

 Did you sing that Beatles song?  "I don't know why you say goodbye; I say hello."  Great song that was on my mind just now.  What better way to start a happy and random post?

My husband and I drove to Dallas Thursday to spend some time with one of our daughters, then he left for Austin a couple days later (another daughter), and I flew home Sunday night.  The rain finally decided to come to Texas, and it was a scary night flight.  We were sitting on the tarmac waiting for clearance to fly for half an hour due to weather.  It was a turbulent ride.  I had visions of lightning hitting the plane or us crashing into another plane due to low visibility, but I arrived safely, if not feeling a little discombobulated.  Obviously, or I wouldn't be writing this.

I found a new favorite drink this weekend.  I don't drink coffee, so I've never purchased any sort of drink from Starbucks, but my son-in-law introduced me to a tea recipe that I loved!  I don't know what it's called, but it has black tea, ice, water, sugar-free vanilla syrup, toffee-nut syrup, a splash of sweet cream, and a dusting of cinnamon.  I can live without the cinnamon, but this drink is delicious!  I tried to recreate it at home with just vanilla coffee creamer, and it's good, but not the same.

Moving right along...

And last, but not least...

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Random Nonsense and Happy Times Ahead

 I'm happy to report that Mom is doing much better and completely out of the hospital.  They even took her off oxygen, and she's holding her own.  Unfortunately, I'm a little under the weather, and I need to get better now! 

My birthday is coming up, and I'll be visiting one of our daughters in Dallas first, then another in Austin. We usually take a trip right around my birthday every year.  This one will be shorter because we planned a cruise with my sister and her husband the following week.

While I'm in Dallas, my daughter and I are going to Pinner's Conference.  I'm so excited!  It's "The place where Pinterest comes to life."   There will be almost 300 booths for shopping and make-and-takes, and 120 classes in topics such as sewing, painting, cooking, health and beauty,  wellness, crafts of all kinds,  and so on.  It's going to be awesome!  And it wasn't super expensive.  We will shop, and meet new vendors (including Bearly Art), and we're attending two classes.  The last one will be over at 6, so it's going to be a full day!

When we get to Austin, we can celebrate this little cutie's first birthday (which happens in about 10 days)!

She just started walking about a week ago.  And we'll see this little beauty, too!

  Being a grandparent is such fun!

And speaking of fun, here are some funnies:

We're finally in the 90's instead of the 100's

And last, but not least...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Having a Little Fun with Weird Med Names


Have you noticed... I'm sure you have... all these new medications that have weird names? Latuda, Unituxin, Ixabepilone, Warfarin, Xeljanz, Lasix, Abilify, Activase, Sotyktu.  I decided to have a little fun with these names and make up something totally different for their meaning. JUST. FOR. FUN!

Latuda - A French attitude

Unitux(in) - A one-piece tuxedo

Warfarin - Afraid of war

Lasix - Six laces on a boot or shoe

Abilify - The ability to express outrage

Activase - A vase of energetic flowers

Celebrex - Exit from a celebration

Lunesta - When the moon has a party

Loratadine - Parents  couldn't decide whether to name their daughter Loretta or Nadine

Pregabalin - A man who leaves when his wife is pregnant

Norethendrone - Sending a drone northward

Benlysta - When Ben enlists in the army

Mounjar(o) - A mountain of jars

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Happy Random Tuesday


Quick update. Mom is out of the hospital!  Yay!

My husband and I were on our way home from our son's house Saturday night, and I was driving.  When we got on our street, I slowed down because I saw what I thought was a kitty about to go in the street.  I was just starting to say, "Oh, kitty!" when I realized it wasn't a kitty at all.  It was a possum!  Yuk!  My husband thought it was hilarious.  Me? Not so much!

Possums can be mean and they hiss!  When I was much younger and living alone, a possum got into my garbage can.  I was scared to death of it! I finally managed to turn the garbage can over so he could run out, but then I worried that it would go under the house. It was traumatic. But I obviously survived unharmed.

So... moving right along!

This one has a whole story to explain it.  Click here to read it.

And something sweet before you go...

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Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Monday, September 04, 2023

What shoe?


You know when bad things start happening and you're waiting for the other shoe to drop?  Yeah, you do.  But that leaves me wondering, "When did the first shoe drop?"  Right?  I heard that phrase while watching The Bear (a series on Hulu), and I've always wondered what it means.  In case you wondered, too...


During the late19th century when manufacturing was booming, tenement living became common.  In New York City, in particular, one bedroom was built upon another bedroom, upon another, and so on, and the tenants could hear what was happening above them.  So, when someone came home and took off their shoe, the person below would hear and knew that the other shoe was going to drop, too.  Thus, the phrase, "Waiting for the other shoe to drop," was born. (source)  It just means that we're waiting for the inevitable. 

Huh. Not what I expected, but I guess I don't know what I expected!  And moving right along...

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Friday, September 01, 2023

Been kinda quiet


Sorry I haven't been around much lately.  My mom has had some health issues and is currently in the hospital.  I should be back soon.  Thanks!


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