Saturday, January 31, 2015

True Love in Black and White

Daddy and his true loves watching the Australian Open... no room for mommy on that sofa..

Friday, January 30, 2015

OMBF (Oh My Blog Friends)

OMBF... on Sept. 22, 2012, I decided I no longer wanted my black  back ground with neon writing. I wanted WHITE... I went to Template to change it and found A Big Fat Mess when I changed to WHITE. 5 years of Neon and White fonts did not show up on a white background and in the confusion of my mind, I thought I will just create another Blog. 
I did. Above is the header.

I decided to keep it private and post ONLY favorite fotos with ZERO words. OMBF.. can you believe that?
Any Hoo... I posted one in 2012

One in 2013

And 11 more in 2014... I have decided to make it public and I did.. And you can pop over and see what you think but you do NOT have to follow it. In fact there is no follow thingy so that you will not feel pressured to follow because YOU LOVE ME... OMBF.

 I will be posting sporadically on it. Going through and picking my favorites..... I might one day switch to this one and KILL the other.. for now who know what I will do. I sure do not.    IF YOU WANT A PEAK CLICK ON Addicted to Snapping here OR on the side bar photo.

JUST IN CASE YOU ARE LOSING SLEEP wondering about me and Pinterest.. I DELETED IT...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Fence Thursday..45

Ugly fence but it keeps the dogs in

What if there were no hypothetical situations?

Ugly fence but it protects the baskets and cars... which brings up a pet peeve. People who leave baskets parked in a parking spot for cars.. Please put them where they go...

Man: Will you go out with me this Saturday?
Woman: Sorry, I'm havina a headache this week end.

Man: Is this seat empty?
Woman: Yes, and this one will be to if you sit down.

Not sure what these ugly fences do... someone bring the sprayer of Clorox
JOINING TexWisGirl Good Fence Thursday 45

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I am sharing the knowledge I heard on Doctor Oz Show...early warning signs of a stroke. Each of these very young women had a stroke and are fine now because they knew the warning signs and acted quickly.

Face Drooping, one side different, can you smile and both sides to up

Arm weakness.. raise both arms out straight in front of you, are they level

Speech. can you repeat a short sentence, is speech garbled

Time is of the essence.. call 911 if any of the above is present and be sure to tell EMS you think you are having a stroke.

First in line.. office worker friend noticed she was laughing and one side did not go up and said something is wrong with your face. she was having a stroke at work. Saved by the office worker.

2nd in line....holding a glass and it was to heavy to lift, told hubby can't lift the glass.. dropped it. Did the arms straight out and could not do it. Life saved.

3rd in line... she thought she was talking ok, friend noticed speech was garbled.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just Because

Red leaf on pavement
Is it my Mind?      is it my eyes? .........In my Feedly list of titles....

I read ... Korean Pears  into Kitchen..... I thought where else would they go?
it really said... Pears go into Kuchen. (kuchen is a cake, just so you know)

I read.. Line Mural... clicked on it and found a photo of a Lion Mural....

Blind Shadows on Kitchen Floor
 News Headlines in my Feedly  I saw..

Don't Miss Your Polio Vaccination.... What? Is it back from the past..
I read it again and was relieved.. it said ... Don't Miss Your Play Vacation....

Maybe I need a Play Vacation... NO WAIT! my life IS a Play Vacation.

Martha's Birthday Mums

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tale of the Mysterious Pinterest.

Here's my story... I was on Facebook, I saw a photo I liked, I clicked on it and it said view with Facebook and I clicked  and all of a Sudden I am on Pinterest.. Quite by Accident. Within 60 seconds, I received emails from 4 bloggers and 2 cousins on Pinterest wanting me to follow them.

Follow them to what and what for? I thought it was  a place people posted pics they liked.

I did not even KNOW I signed up or what it IS.... Now I know because Pinterest starting sending me emails, 3 the first day and several the next day telling me How to redecorate my home on Pinterest and Another thing I can do is Renovate my home...

Really? will they send me the funds to redecorate?

All of this is to say, I will NOT be using Pinterest... how do I get rid of it?
UPDATE: Now I can't get rid of it because PicMonkey is having a PIN IT contest with a prize of 300.00 Amazon plus FREE YEAR of Royale PM... Starts today all you PM addicts...PicMonkey details for Contest are HERE

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pltycerium is down again........

100 pound Pltycerium AKA stag-horn fern photo from archives
STAGHORN IS DOWN AGAIN... the wind blew it right out of the chains, and left them dangling. He just hung it back up for the 2nd time. 1st the chain limb broke off, 2nd the chains broke.

Our weather is doing the roller coaster thing AGAIN ... Friday  was 79 F and HOT...

Saturday morning we woke up to a cool 69 degrees going to 64, down not up and after dark dropping to 45 on Sunday am...

We woke up at 4 am to the sound of howling wind, wind that we could hear it was so loud..  and 45 degrees.. I said to Bob, that wind is scaring me... I did not find out until today, Sunday AM at 5 when I read about the tornado that touched down at 4 AM Saturday morning in our State park that is about 20 miles from us.
No wonder the Staghorn fell...

Excerpt from Bradenton Herald
Iit touched down in the Myakka State Forest as an EF-0. Winds were estimated at 85 miles per hour. IThe twister stayed on the ground for about one mile, snapping trees and tossing a ranger station trailer 40 yards away. The trailer was destroyed. No one was injured.
Read more here:

Bradenton Herald Tornado Touches Down

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In The Dark....

notes for writing a post

If you found this on your dresser, would you have a clue what it means? I jotted this down In The Dark one night when it popped in my head for this post.. for two days I was In the Dark while I studied it trying to recall just what it meant...I even read it to Bob.. he shook his head... no answer...

Lubriderm ART by MadSnapper and PicMonkey

Lubriderm advanced… super for very dry skin… But… Only If You Use It... Sound Easy?

For me there is a Narrow Window Of Usage..

 I can’t use it before I clean my glasses (been there done that, causes smeary lens)

Can’t use before I go in the YMCA pool. (They scream if  we leave an oil slick)

When I shave my legs, I put alcohol on them and by the time I wait for that to dry, I forget to use the Lubriderm..

I could Use It when I come home from the YMCA (but there is the memory thing, or lack thereof).

I can tell you Do NOT put it on and sweep the deck…. (My legs looked like I rolled in a sand pile… )

And there you have it... that little bit of gibberish was all of the above. IN MY HEAD.. or NOT...

UPDATE: due to several comments about Lubriderm not working, i want to say I LOVE IT LOVE IT... it does exactly what is says it will. It removes dead skin cells and the skin is like a baby butt... I saw it on a doctor talk show..It is not its fault I can't remember to use it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tale of Two Stag-horns

You might remember this pic above, June 18, 2014 the 100 pound Stag-horn fell to the ground. The first time it fell was August 2013. CLICK HERE for that story. He put it back up same day.

Not so fast on the re-hang this time, but finally on Dec 18 2014 Bob hung it back in the tree...

Lying on the ground did not hurt it...

the basket is disappearing 
This is the baby that Bob started from the big one, by hanging it on a small log in 2011. SEE that story HERE... when the  mysterybird ate the log, I sat it in this basket, and 6 months later the basket is almost covered. One day it will look just like its Mother and the basket will be hidden.. It has taken 3 years to get this size, we may not live to see it as big as the mother plant.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Fence Thursday -City Walkabout 2

Our Neighborhood fencing is eclectic to say the least. 

click on photo to see details of Florida Foliage

Seagrape tree
If FedEx and UPS merged, would it be called Fed UP?

three different palm trees
What do you call a pig that does karate?
A pork chop.

What do you call a song sung in an automobile?
A cartoon.

What do you call the best butter on the farm?
A goat.

Orange Tree
Joining TexWisGirl for Good Fence 44...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Oopsy Photos
Do you ever wake up with a song looping in your head? hum it? sing it? Whistle it? Does it stay with you all day?

Bob and I both do this and we give the song to each other.

Wed. while drinking our coffee in bed, Bob said do you want my song? I said, maybe, what is yours. Mine is  Moon River..maybe I will like yours better.

Bob started to sing... he knew all the words..
"if your sweetheart sends a letter of goodbye,
it's no secret you'll feel better if you cry...
when wakened from a bad dream,
don't you sometimes think its real...
it's only false emotion that you feel.

The rest of the day I hummed, whistled and sang the only lines I know.

If your heartaches seem to hang around 
and your blues keep getting bluer with each song
Remember sunshine can be found behind a cloudy sky
so let your hair down now, and go on baby and CRY.....

I think these two songs just might be "Age Detectors" because if you reconize either or both you are OLD just like we are... Does anyone under the age of 50 recognize these?

to hear Moon River go to YouTube HERE.. or NOT..  these songs are from our distant past, think FIFTIES

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Jimmy brought a laundry basket full of these papaya, we brought this one home. YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY... Bob ate it.. not me... they were HUGE, 10 inches long. Do you eat papaya?

If I missed your post yesterday, we were without Internet/TV/Phone for 16 hours. YOWSA! like being thrown back in the 50's.

Can anyone tell me what this is on the ladder? Fort Bratz kids put it up on their roof...
NEWS ALERT!  Our Sunshine came back at 11 AM Friday.. Yippeee

Yes, I know this photo of men taking down the Christmas tree on top of Blake Hospital is not worth showing. BUT.... it was 6 floors up, I was 6 double rows of parked cars away, sitting in my car, with little red pocket camera sitting on steering wheel....  Can't believe it got all the detail from that far.

Below is the HANDICAP stall in the ladies rest room at Blake Hospital. 
The reason for the photo??????
the stall is 3 feet wide and 8 feet long.
Handicap? as in Wheel Chair Accessible? 
NO, I did not have my measuring tape with me.. I counted the 12x12 tiles.
you can Thank Rich for being sick in the hospital or you might have missed all this.

Just in case you are wondering.. I was standing up when I took the photo.

Monday, January 19, 2015

YES! oh YES! What fun!

Let me know if this animates for you or if it is to slow or any problems. steep learning curve.

I found another site to play on... You may blame Carolane at Imagination. for this one.

 It creates slideshows, ecards, mosaics and things I have not yet found. You do have to sign up but you can use Facebook like I did. it allows you to post to FB or Twitter or use on the blog like this.

Please wait while it populates if you can't see it.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunshine is BACK....

Saturday was a glorious day! the sun beamed from 7 AM to sundown at 7.  As I backed out of our driveway, the sun out the window made me happy. Temps were perfect.

The sun pointed out the red Powder puff against the blue skies and also made reflections in the pool...  To see what the dogs did when it came out click
we all did a happy dance. But Jake somehow hurt his shoulder and is having a hard time walking..

Saturday, January 17, 2015

All Done!!!

The Christmas Tree is down, the glass is cleaned and replaced.. You know I had to document it...  My apologies to my friend Mersad for the following jokes.. and to all attorneys that might read this.

 Taken from Disorder in the Courts.. thanks to my friend Lola for these. You can lay the blame on Lola Mersad, not me.

 Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

Attorney: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
Witness: Yes
Attorney; In what way does if affect your memory?
Witness: I forget
Attorney: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

 Attorney: What gear were you in at the moment of impact?
Witness: Gucci sweats and Reeboks

Attorney: What is your date of birth?
Witness: July 18th
Attorney; What year?
Witness: Every year

Friday, January 16, 2015

Here's The Scoop

Our temps have been crazy here in Florida since November.. after and extremely hot summer, our temps have been on a roller coaster from way down to way up...

The oak tree is putting out pollen, dropping little brown allergy thingys.. ACHOOO! which is what we do in March.

Grapefruit tree has blooms/itty bitty grapefruit and big ones ready to pick, all at the same time. And above is a ring sized hibiscus that should be as big as my palm...

The temps may look good to someone in the frozen north but having March in Dec and January has confused the plants, killing some and making other bloom.  Watch for our citrus to go up in price in a few weeks.


Look what else is confused. Bananas in January? We have had them in June, July, August and September, but never ever never in January... they will not survive. they need HEAT and Sunshine.

We have had more gray days with no sunshine in the first 15 days of 2015 than we had in the whole year of 2014. we are the Sunshine state and it is MIA.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charms of Leffingwell - Good Fence Thursday

 Charms of Leffingwell backyard fence. 
Click on photos to see details
This post has been in drafts since OCTOBER 29.. oh well.

Why is it that when your driving and looking for an address, you turn the radio down?

 Why are there interstates in Hawaii?

 Is it ok to use my AM radio after NOON?

For other post on Charms of Leffingwell CLICK HERE  

and join us today at TexWisGirl Good fence Thursday.