Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Dona Nobis Pacem


 

Friday, September 18, 2020

If I Had A Band

This is what it would look like . . .

 


 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas from Blue Country Magic!
 
May all of your days be magical.
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Pucker Up


Any guesses as to what this autumn fruit might be?

Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy Friday

Today I was happy to see some old style video games in a restaurant. I wasn't able to play them, but it brought back some interesting nostalgia.

I used to be fairly decent at Centipede. I was never very good at anything else, and I still don't consider myself a video game ace even though I have been playing them forever.

You don't have to excel at something for it to bring joy.



Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world. Check out the gal that initiated this here.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Happiness Friday

The writing is going well, even if it is a bit exhausting.

Oh, and it's not 100 degrees today.



Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world. Check out the gal that initiated this here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happiness Wednesday

Today I made a decision and stood up for myself, ending something that had been going for five weeks.

So there.

Doing so made me happy.



Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world. Check out the gal that initiated this here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happiness Tuesday

This morning I'm going to the physical therapist. That in and of itself doesn't make me happy, but I am happy that I have the services of a quality physical therapist available in my area. It helps when people know what they're doing.


Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world. Check out the gal that initiated this here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Happiness Challenge

One of my blogging buddies initiated a "happiness challenge" for August.

I meant to participate in it everyday, but I was busy and wrapped up in other things and forgot about it.

It's never too late to partake in a happiness challenge, is it? I hope not.

Along with this goes some picture or something that makes me happy to see. I haven't figured that one out yet.

Hmm.

Anyway, what am I happy about today?

I'm happy I have a home and shelter as thunderstorms move in. That's what I'm happy about today. Because while I like to watch a good thunderstorm, I don't particularly want to be outside in one.

And here's a picture that makes me happy, although I don't know if I want to see it everyday.

Photo by my friend B. during one of her trips.
I think she was near Roswell or Area 51.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas, Dear Readers

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers out there. I don't know who many of you are - I know by the numbers you are there, though.

Thank you for spending a few moments of your life with me and my little musings and photos. I greatly appreciate the fact that you are engaged enough to return and that some of you comment. Whether you read only or comment, too, I am humbled by the fact that you are here.

Writing a blog for this long takes a lot of effort. I've been using this particular blog since August 2006, which is a very long time. I don't know how long many of you have been reading but I know that some of you have been commenting for years. It's like a little club of friends I've never met and probably never will meet, but it is nice to know you're out there.

I hope that 2019 is a wonderful year for all of you - for all of us - and that you have all you need to make your life sweet and good.

Be kind to one another; the world needs our gentleness in these hard-hearted days.

Be blessed, and feel loved.

I am very glad you're walking beside me, in whatever form that takes.

A photo from my 2006 Christmas blog.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The White Streak

I bought a little game camera to place around the house to see if I could capture footage of animals I don't normally see.

This came about because an opossum scared the wits out of me the other night when it was thumping around on the front porch. I wondered what else might be out there.

So far, mostly I captured 1,500 shots of rain drops and a tree blowing in the wind.

But then there was this:


This intriguing streak across the camera that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday.

I have no idea what it is. A piece of a tree branch blown off in the wind? A bug? A bat?

A wayward snowflake?

A ghost?

Anyway, so far it's the most interesting image to come out of my game camera. We'll see what else shows up as time passes and I keep moving the thing to different spots around the exterior of the house.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Dona Nobis Pacem



I haven't participated in the November 4 Peace Blog in quite a while, but this seems like a good time to get back to it. I can't stand the hatred that seems to be flowing in waves across not only the United States but most of the world. Why must people be mean when it is just as easy to be kind?


To learn more about peace blogging, check out the information here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

When You're So Mad You Could Just Spit

Today I am angry.

This is how angry I am.

Spit. Spit. Spit. Spit. Hooey. Spit. Spit. Spit. Spit. Spit. Hooey. Spit. Spit. Spit. Spit. Hooey.

Somewhere in there, there should be lots of curse words, like !*&$(#%*#)(_#%*()#*()#%*)(!@*()#%*()!*()$)(*#%*()!*()!@*()$!@$)*(*()$@)(#_)!@#*()$()*#!$*)($

And then more spitting.



Friday, June 08, 2018

Double Nickel Day

They say it's my birthday!
Happy birthday to me!

This is one of those years that ends in "5" - as in, 55. I am firmly middle-aged and heading towards old.

Young me
 
Old me.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My Favorite Color

My favorite color is blue. It has always been so. I find it calming. It reminds me of sky, water, my husband's eyes, and blue jeans. What would life be without blue jeans? Forever in blue jeans, babe.

I used the word "blue" in my very first online name. You find the word in many songs. It describes a depth of feeling that we are all familiar with, some more than others.

A bridge holder-upper (I don't know what it's called) against a brilliant blue sky.


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Linking up with the April challenge from Kwizgiver. April 18 done!

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Social Media

Five problems with social media:

1. People are rude, mean, and outspoken.


2. Oversharing. (I don't care what you had for dinner, sorry, unless you ate something incredibly exotic, like chocolate covered ants.)


You can show me a video of you eating this
whole turkey in one sitting if you want.

3. Too much information to sort out.


4. Trying to figure out what is news and what is opinion.


5. Loss of privacy.




This is the April challenge from Kwizgiver. I'll going to give it a go. Because, you know, I don't have enough to do. April 1 done!



Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!

It's 2018! Whee!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

On this the day of Christmas, I offer you, my dear readers, a final present: a wish for good health, much love, peace, and joy in all of 2018.

May your hearts be full of magic, your imaginations free and fun, and your thoughts happy and harmonious.

May you keep your wits about you in times of stress, and may you  remember that life is precious, as well as short, and the things we do affect someone else, sometimes people we don't even know.

Be kind to everyone you meet, and may every good deed and thought return to you threefold.

Peace out.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

Well, my normal meme for Sunday is not doing its Q&A today, so I suppose I shall have to write something.

Christmas Eve has always meant a bit more to me than Christmas Day, to be honest, because that has generally been when my family gathers. It was also a day of great anticipation as a child, and to keep us calm my parents would allow my brother and me to open our presents from one another.

That's a tradition we still do. My brother and I seldom miss a Christmas Eve together.

A new tradition that I enjoy is watching the Norad Santa Tracker in this new age of technology. Right now as I write this, he's supposedly in Russia, dropping off gifts by the millions. He's a fast dude, Ol' St. Nick. He hits the US about midnight.

Anyway, that's about all I have to say. I hope everyone has a lovely day.

Merry Christmas!
 

 

Wednesday, August 09, 2017