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edition #69 She's back...with full force today. Our little Jefé [ya, I know, that is the masculine version, but I like the sound of the word more than Jefa with the 'a'] [click to play a short 'tribal beat' for ambiance!] ...yep, here she is again!!! I love humor, I love joking, I love laughter. Hope you will too. My thirteen this week comes from a wise ol' lady named Jefé [pronounced HEH fay in Spanish slang - meaning 'boss or chief', being in this case, a "chieftress" but I like Jefé, not Jefa - the chin whiskers on her entitles her to be known as Jefé] These are thirteen tried and true living experiences from the aged one with her keen perception on life ------- 1] If you don't want relatives stickin' around, don't let them know you have money! 2] If at first you don't succeed, then, skydiving is not for you. 3] Trust me... The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes. 4] Just because it&
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~...end Wordless [scroll below jury duty update for commenting] My jury duty is over for the year. Or at least until I get another summons in the mail. We were instructed Monday to be at the central courtroom at 8 a.m. Then, the selection of potential jurors for many-a-trials were selected. I was one of 60 selected for jury "I" --yes, there were that many trials scheduled for this week, and more even after our group was dismissed for the day. Just before we left on Monday, we all were given a sheet to have us call in on Monday evening at 5:00PM for further instructions...the recorded message was up for us until 8am on Tuesday morning. Okay, so I called in early hoping the recording would be up...it was...and Jury "I" was then instructed to reconvene at the central courtroom on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. I got there at around 8:15am, and the sixty people were mostly all there by then, with a few little 'stragglers' coming in shortly af
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...and the saga continues. I hafta return at 8:30 a.m.[Tuesday] for jury duty. Alas!! Yesterday's Fun Monday Poll Results Here Join Here This week's prompt for Heads or Tails is - Doctor Doctors, huh? Everyone that knows me knows I don't like [but find them a necessity at times] the medical doctors! And I don't expect anyone to agree...this is just for my own personal views and my experiences. I don't like the idea that we humans are nothing but guenia pigs of their science. When drugs are issued to a patient on the basis of all the hypochondriacs who think they NEED drugs!! It's all a matter of trial and error, and too often [even if that error is one in a thousand] it's fatal error. from Yah** News : The increase in deaths was highest among baby boomers [because of prescription drug use], people in their 40s and 50s. " We're sort of drug happy, " said boomer Dr. J. Lyle Bootman, the University of Arizona's pharmacy dean, w
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Today once again, 3 posts in one [Sunday Snippet, Green Thumb Sunday, and Unconscious Mutterings] Last week, as you know Hurricane Dolly hit the South Texas Shores...near Brownsville Texas. Here in Corpus we got the right side of the storm's wind speeds...which are the worst of the winds according to meteorologists. Yes, we did get the winds. But the next morning, tho we still had flooding rains and the storm lingered somewhat off and on the theme song from Poseidon came to mind as we took a drive to Padre Island to see the damage on the coast, and get a glimpse of the heavy surf. There's got to be a morning after If we can hold on thru the night We have a chance to find the sunshine Let's keep on looking for the light. Oh can't you see the morning after? It's waiting right outside the storm Why don't we cross the bridge together And find the place that's safe and warm.... Well, when we went over the JFK Causeway we could see that the shoreline o
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About | Theme: " HANGING " | Roll Next week " Cloud[s] " I was seriously thinking that I'd have a photo of the two of us just 'hanging around' at the mall or something, but I instead went with the literal term and photographed something that is actually HANGING [no, it's not my boobs either!] This is what's hanging above our back door to the patio. Shrimp netting, fish netting glass floaters [also known today as witches balls] and the 'nameplate' off the Black Pearl [hubby made the name plate] And this is just to the left of the back door...altho it's not black [he wouldn't let me paint it black, this is a very heavy, very large metal ship of yore. LOL --Hanging on the wall. It's HUGE-it covers one entire wall from window to window. Our dining room is all nautical. Shells, starfish, harpoons, helms, more 'witches balls', a signed and numbered dolphin print, sailor figurines, compasses, meerschaum ca
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Join Here With the week we've had I wasn't able to set up the show n tell I had planned. Will do the one I wanted next week. So, I opted to make a blog show n tell with photos I had stored on the computer already.... A couple of weeks ago, for show n tell I shared some photos of our hallway bathroom off the guest bedroom. This week, I thought I'd share the master bathroom. At least part of it. The master bathroom consists of three separated rooms. As you enter from the bedroom, you go into the lavatory room. To the left is another room, the toilet and shower. To the right is the walk-in closet. They're all sectioned off with hidden-in-the-wall wooden doors that slide open and shut for privacy while the lavatory is being used. It's nifty! But what adorns the walls? You come to the right place then--- This is one of two imported mahogany, hand-carved, bric-a-brac shelves adorning one wall in the lavatory section of our master bathroom. Placed on t
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[check 1st comment for explanation] ~...end Wordless Wednesday [scroll below Hurricane Dolly Update for comment link] <><><> 5:20AM WEDNESDAY update: Hurricane Dolly. Yes, earlier Tropical Storm Dolly became a hurricane. It's reported now the winds are 85 miles an hour and the storm is moving around 10 miles an hour [most times, the slower they move through the water, the more they intensify!] It's raining here as I type. Heavily. And this is predicted to be our mode for the next day or two. Much localized flooding. The winds are calmer than I anticipated so far, but I'm sure as the hurricane nears the USA/Mexican border, they will become much stronger. The local beaches throughout the county along our coastline have all been closed because of high surf and tides. The airlines have all cancelled flights in and out of the city. And obviously, for now, we still have power. That too may change as the winds strengthen.... And Anita [
Tuesday's Heads or Tails below this Hurricane update--- 1PM update: Well, Dolly is still a tropical storm but close to hurricane strength now. It has made a more westerly approach to land, and the NHC has dropped the Port O' Connor area from warnings. It's now between Corpus Christi [my home town] and south to Rio San Fernando [Old Mexico]. Extreme heat, and I do mean extreme heat index right now as the humidity builds [last I looked it was 93 degrees and 96% humidity...almost like walking in water when we're outdoors. Wind is picking up some, but nothing out of the ordinary yet. A great deal of clouds are building up along the coastline and to the south of us! I still hold hope it'll not strengthen much more and will do little damage nor threaten lives.... BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM DOLLY ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042008 100 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2008 ...DOLLY NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH... AT 1 PM CDT...THE HURRICAN
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THANKS SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers for Bud and me! [Sue, Anna, Sassy, MiLeTTe, Mary, Sandy, Jen, Denise, Storyteller, Mike, Debs, Karen H, Alison, Susan , Carolyn, Pea, Shannon, Marcia, Diane -I've read all your comments and taken them to heart...] Much, much appreciated. Update follows my Tuesday's Heads of Tails!------- Join Here This week's prompt is Sit *OR* Stand Ummmm, when I sit, it's either behind the wheel, or watching baseball or movies, or eating. No wait...dang, there's this thing I sit at a lot, called a computer. So...those are boring subjects. I'll opt for 'stand' this time---- In the doorway, where we STAND, you can't see LAND! Attending an exhibit at our Coastal Art Center several days ago, while I'm viewing some of the local water colors of our area, Bud is STANDing at the window. This room is NOT one of my favorites to enter. For the window is the very reason! While standing on the floor in this r
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My Fun Monday is below this announcement... This morning, I am thinking of a song.... A song I really like.... But, I'm not too sure I'll like her now... By Thursday this may eventually come my way!.... The track shows just below the state border of Texas.... But!!! There's always that chance... The chance of the forecasted track as they show today.... To make a turn more northward.... Right smack dab into Corpus!!!! Well, hello Dolly, well hello Dolly It not so nice to see you where you are at. You're looking ominous Dolly You're potential is not so good today, Dolly... Stay away from us Dolly Keep on the more southern boundaries Dolly Just please don't make that infamous turn and, Stay on the projected path!!!!-------- 11amEDT UPDATE: ..DOLLY NOW OVER THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO... AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE TEXAS COAST FROM BROWNSVILLE NORTHWARD TO PORT O'CONNOR. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURR
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Hoooooo boy, our hostess almost gave me a challenge I would still be working on if she followed through on one of her ideas for Fun Monday...and honestly, I'm wiping my brow that she didn't choose it! Can you imagine, ME rewriting a scene from a movie I haven't seen but only once and can't recall much of it? Thank goodness she went with another choice!! Which is: Careers- Then and Now THEN: As a child day dreaming of what your future would hold for you, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you ever pursue or achieve it? NOW: If you could be trained and placed in any career beginning tomorrow, what would it be? The first part is so easy. I've always wanted to be a mom. Yep, a career mother. And yes, I was lucky enough to be just that. But never wanting to be one who suffocated a child with over protection either. Oh yes, I worked outside the home, but only after my two kids were old enough and in school all day. I chose my 'outside the ho
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As always, 3 posts in one [Sunday Snippet, Green Thumb Sunday, and Unconscious Mutterings] My Sunday Snippet is a bit off-key than what I usually write about. It's not necessarily a 'fun, good' post today. But, instead, it's something I want to share. And I thought today is as good a day as any...... For a long time now I've reiterated to my family that sunscreen is false hope against the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. The reason I say 'false hope' is that the average human thinks they are protected from the harmful sunrays when they give use to the 'magical' protection. SPF--whatever number you choose. But, sorry...this is not the case as studies now show. According to what I read recently. Sunscreen...not the protection we thought . In fact cases of melanoma are on the rise?!! I think it's because people assume by using sunscreen they can stay out in the hot sun and under the harmful UV rays longer. In other words, givi