Tuesday, July 31, 2018

My Mad Mind has a question

I found a question I wanted to ask all of you..... Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

my answer is YES, mine are the ones above, Crocs Swiftwaters. I wear them everywhere I go. I came out of Wal-Mart with a loaded basket, and as I walked in my crocs, I glanced down and thought how much I loved the crocs. Next thought that slithered through my MAD brain, I paid more for the shoes than the pants and shirt I had on. Next thought was, add in the earrings and I paid more for the shoes than everything I had on.
$3.88 blouse, $3.88 leggins $20.00 Earrings...$27.66, shoes $34.99.... as I wandered along pondering all this amazing STUFF while watching the above shoes stepping along... I noticed a very fine piece of flat twine/rope about 2 feet long, laying about 10 feet from the back of my SUV.

My Mad Mind thought... that looks like a garrote, it could be evidence in a murder... which leads to my other question for today...

Do you read books or watch movies enough that you know what a garrote is????   Evidently I DO!!!!
Don't forget there are TWO questions to answer.... I am Waiting ….
Make it Three questions.. it just occurred to me to wonder if sandals are shoes???? What do you think?  I and The Internet Say YES, sandals are shoes, as are boots and slippers.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Teeny Tiny Cord is here....Yay!

I bought a new coffee maker, for some reason, the cord is 3 inches shorter than ALL the others we have had in the past. This causes it to sit UNDER the cabinet. I can't open it to pour in water, or add coffee.
I slide it out, fill it and push it back. This is To Much Work! I hate doing that. I ask Amazon if they had a short extension cord... I found a 12 inch, the one above.

Since I wanted it NOW and not 2 days from now, I checked each store I was in, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and nothing. I was looking for a bathing suit next door to Staples and stopped in. NOTE: I can't find an old lady bathing suit.. why would I want all that skin to show???

Young man:  May I help you find something?

MS: Yes, I am looking for a 12 inch extension cord, he leades me to the ones they have, all of which are 6, 8 and 12 feet.

Young Man: you really don't want a cord that short.

MS: Well, YES, I do!!!! (In my head I snarled,  if I ask for a 12 inch, I need a 12 inch)
I said thank you, I will go home and order it from Amazon!!!!

YOUNG MAN! I can order one for you, you don't want to order from Amazon, it says 2 days but I ordered something and it took a week.. I walked off and left him talking to himself.

I LOVE Amazon!!!!  I checked my beloved Amazon for a suit? Did you know you can now order up to 6 pieces of clothing, try them on at home, and send back what you don't want, and they will charge you only for what you keep????  I did NOT order 6 suits, all of them show way to much SKIN in one place or another.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

I can't help myself..

I can't help myself, I watch these guys swimming and I just LOVE them. The second crop is getting bigger by the day.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Twas a Dark and Stormy Night

photo by Justin Battles, it was on Fox 13, this is the storm I AM TALKING ABOUT. Sunshine Skyway

Monday July 23, It was a dark and stormy night early AM, 5:30 in fact... We stayed home from the YMCA for the sake of lightning! I and my trusty laptop, on battery and not plugged into electric outlet, were ensconced in the rocker, reading emails.

The master was in the kitchen cooking breakfast, KA BAM!

 I say "Did you hear THAT one?"
(Thunder is on the list of things he can't hear)

Yes! heard THAT one! he turns from the stove and walks to the sliding glass door,

KA BAM! The whole kitchen lit up, we saw the bolt just the other side of the pool...The walls shook, the windows rattled.

 He jumped at least 2 feet off the floor.... Rolling on floor laughing,  I said did you SEE and HEAR that one???

Back in early 2000 something or other, our church was hit by lightning and it took out every thing in the church that was plugged into electric.  AC, sound system, computers and Range and Fridge in the kitchen, Dishwasher to. The Fridge caught fire inside, but with door closed all it did was burn it from inside out. When the door opened the entire inside was burnt black... can you say healthy fear of lightning?

We lost two trees to lighting, 3 years apart. Cost 1200 to take down the 1st and 1500 for the 2nd. OF COURSE Homeowners did not cover it. IT HAS TO FALL ON THE HOUSE to be covered., 🤢

this brought to mind a MEMORY from 1985, Bob and I were standing at the window of our home in St Petersburg, watching our crazy neighbor. Frank was washing his Porsche in a thunder storm, in his driveway with a bucket of soapy water.

As we watched and tried to decide if Frank had a Brain in his head.. so stupid, what a nut.. can you believe this??? KA POW! KA POW!
a double bolt of lighting hit the ground, sparks flew, about 2 feet from HUS feet and he almost jumped higher than the roof of the car.... as he raced inside his house we fell into roars of laughter....

IN FLORDIA we Watch out for lightning. we live in the lightning capital of the US.....
Central Florida is the most lethal  for lightning in USA... and Central Florida IS THE MOST Lethal. We live smack in the middle of it..... AD DING THIS LINK to what it CAN do..HERE

Friday, July 27, 2018

Flower Friday with Susan Rudbeckia

Susan  the black-eyed susan, bloomed just in time for Flower Friday and for the last two posts. done for now.

Be like a black-eye susan sunflower, on the darkest days, stand tall and find the sunlight. Remember, where ever you go, always bring your own sunshine. If you keep your face to the sunshine, you cannot see the shadows...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Susan Rudbeckia.. wannabe sunflower

July 24, the Black-eyed Susan fully opened... prepare for overload of MADsnapping gone beserk.

Since I have named our lizards and frogs, this flower is now known as Susan Rudbeckia… alas, she is not long for this world, BUT she has siblings that are now  best buds. heh heh heh

Keep in mind, this flower is only about 12 inches tall and is about 1 and 1/2 inch wide. I had the lens 2 inches from the flower.... GONE TO TOPS meeting today, might be late visiting

Aloe, If this were a cactus, I could give you succulent puns. You know, something like you are looking sharp!  I think you are awesome to the coreopsis...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Brown Eyed Susan - Partial Opening

Partially opened on July 22, 2018.. Calling this flower Brown Eyed Susan unless someone can identify as other name. I have 4 others about to bloom, these were in my package of Wildflower Seeds.                Almost Wordless Wed... heh heh heh…

What we have here is a Common Name:
black-eyed susan
Scientific Name:
Rudbeckia hirta L.
Family Name:
Asteraceae (Compositae) - Aster or Sunflower Family

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Froggy went a courtin... AGAIN

Bob Yelled in the back door. COME LOOK IN THE RAINBARREL... I took the camera, I knew what it might BE..
MAMA Frog was back and 87 million tadpoles..it has rained every day for a week.

Shades of Bobby Darin started playing in my head..
Well, how was I to know there was a party going on?
Bing bang, I saw the whole gang dancin' swimming on in my livin' room rug rain barrel (yeah)
Flip flop, they were doin' the bop, all the teens tadpoles had the dancin' bug
There was Lollipop with Peggy Sue
Good golly, Miss Molly was a even there too
A well a splish splash, I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancing shoes on
I was a splishin' and a splashin', I was rollin' and a strollin'
I was a movin' and a groovin', I was a reelin' with the feelin'

Mama at the bottom of our watering pitcher.. that is how bob found her, he was about to water my wildflowers
I thought I had lost my Southern accent but after listening to these short videos. NOPE! did not
 Mama is now Peggy Sue.. isn't she adorable???

MOVIES WITH MY voice on them, they look strange but they work. Had problems with YouTube so uploaded from phone video.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Clint Eastwood my HERO

we were binge watching all of the Dirty Harry movies. Sundance ran a Go ahead, make my Independence day and  ran all 5 movies back to back, which are now on our DVR. two down, 3 to go

Anybody out there a fan of Dirty Harry?  We have seen all the Harry Movies, in fact several times over the years since the first one was made in 1971.

Clint Eastwood is now 88 years old,
Clint Eastwood in 1971 Dirty Harry
45 movies, I found on this list, I have seen every one of them except Edgar Hoover and Tarantula. I don't do Hoovers or spiders.... My favorites that I have watched several times are Play Misty For me, Absolute Power and Unforgiven. I love all three of those. I have been since the beginning a Clint Eastwood FAN
this is my 1st cousin 3 times removed, in other words, my first cousins grandson... almost 2

Go ahead, Make My Day! and tell me you love him tooooo Clint I mean, I know you love the baby..

 If you don't care for Eastwood movies is there someone you would binge watch five of their movies?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Waiting for Bud to Bloom

July 16

There are three of these plants that appeared in my Wildflower Planter. This one has had a bud for 2 weeks. It just will not  bloom. I am leaning towards coneflower but really have no clue. I watch it all day every day... could that be the problem?  Can anyone ID this for me? Waiting for the bloom...

July 21

I had hoped it was a sunflower but I don't think so... Here is our sweet sunflower Jake

Take a moment to visit my friend Inger... Todays Post Melted My Heart. I LOVE DONKEY"S here is the LINK

Created by MS using Jake and Our neighbors sunflower

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Myra and ME, Me and MYRA

Myra, you will be shocked I think, because I was, to find we have been blog 'friends' since the beginning of 2016. Wow! how fast 2 years has been.

She came to Florida to visit friends and included me in that list. She and her friend Debbie came to Bradenton and we spent three hours at Golden Corral doing the Yakity Yak things. She drove 500 miles JUST TO SEE ME.... 🤣   The Real Story... Myra came to visit Debbie, who lives in St Pete, about 35 minutes from ME... Myra The Big Girl drove almost 400 miles alone.

Myra's Blog is Respice, Propsice, say HI to her. Debbie doesn't blog, so Hi Debbie, just in case you see this.
Love you Myra
this is the sweet stranger lady that used my phone to take these photos....OOPS, she was asking me where to tap on the screen. I did not know because I talk to my phone and say Kimchee to make it work.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Queen of the Night July Blooms

 We lived in our home for 18 years and did not know that high in the top of our pine tree, lived a night blooming  cactus. I discovered it because I bought a DSLR camera and began to SEE. The first post I did on it was in 2009, Queen of the NIGHT, which was the year it went crazy with blooms in July and on my birthday Sept 5th exploded with blooms.
If you view the link, you will find  back then my hand was steady and I could take a great shot. As I aged my hands shake and the photos got worse.

Todays post shows July 16 blooms, 24 of them bloomed during the night. Above you can see how high and long the zoom is, the tree is five stories high and they live at the top.. that is all my excuses for bad photos. Thanks for looking. These photos were taken at 6:30 am and by 8 am they were all closed.

Joining Flower Friday with Rosy, Jakey and Arty at LLB Backyard.

Senior Moment X 2 Flower Friday

the wildflowers had a second burst of blooms. woo hoo

Bob and I were eating lunch, staring out the door at the pool and all the hot, brilliant sunshine. Big fat Drops of Rain started to fall in the pool, Splat! Splat! Splat! they were almost as big as a pencil eraser. We discussed the beauty of the sun sparkling in the huge rain drops, and the fact we had never seen any raindrops that big and they looked like big diamond drops. We blathered on about how fun it is to live in Florida where the rain pours while the Sun is Shining.... After lunch, we went out with Jake and what to our wondering eyes did appear???

Our 2 towels and both bathing suits from our YMCA swim, hanging in the sun to dry, Wet Once More!!! How could we both have a senior moment at the same time? I tossed the towels in the dryer and hung the suits in the shower and once again we await Senior Moments to Descend on us.

Happy Birthday Rosy Sassy Pants at LLB in Our Backyard

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mango's Down

Bob and I have had currant and fruitful discussions over whether he should pick up mangos as he walks Jake. We discussed he might get beaten to a pulp, if the owner is a nasty peach of work, and he might not get home in one peach.  I said Honey dew or dew not, there is not try...

While walking Jake on Friday AM, bob found Three Mango's Down In the Street, Finder keepers, losers weepers! The reason there are TWO in the photo???? We split one as soon as he brought them in the house... YUMMMM  does this leave you all s-peach-less??

We care not about nutrition of these yummy fruits, and the one this size does have 200 calories in it, but it does have benefits, and can help with weight loss, but if consumed in quanity will cause weight gain.
 Benefits. Age-related macular degeneration. The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in mangoes, filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from macular degeneration. Asthma prevention. Cancer. Bone health. Diabetes. Digestion. Heart disease. Skin care.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blue Leggins PHUN

If wearing leggins is wrong, I don't want to be right!  
The bad news is, drunk people, children and Leggins Always tell The Truth.
The good news is, when someone says what size pants do you wear, the answer is LEGGINS.

If someone says Leggins are not pants, the answer is....
Oh, I am sorry, I left the how much I care, in the back pocket of the jeans I am not wearing.

The collage at the top was created with the above single shot. I was sitting in the chair taking pics of my legs. Are you SHOCKED????? if not, see below collage.  This completes the saga of 3 new leggins bought on the sly cheap.

Being the MADSnapper that I am, I did not stop with one SnapShot