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Picking a New Theme

Well, I feel like a change, yet not a drastic one. So I decided I’m picking a new theme and I’ll try it out for a few days and see if I like it. I’ll be happy if y’all give me feedback, good or bad. It’s called Ryu.


Yesterday was a good day because — with the help of a few friends on Facebook — I have found a long-lost friend! I had previously tried to find her on my own, I had even sent letters only to have them returned because the postmaster couldn’t find her.

My Facebook friends are some master sleuths I tell you! They were like a dog with a bone and within two days, I was getting a text from my friend!! All I did was put a few pictures and a query on Facebook and immediately, my friends went to work, found her possible family — the brothers that are still alive, and I contacted each one and patiently waited.

Yesterday, I received word from her brother and after a fact check, he knew I was who I said I was, and I knew he had found my Teresa! She texted me when she got off of work and I was so excited! We talked a bit and agreed to talk more on the phone at a later date, maybe even Facetime! That will be so good to see her again!

We served in the Army together. She was my bestie through basic training and AIT. Then, when we got sent to our permanent parties, we became separated and lost track of each other. She remembered briefly seeing each other again in Ft Carsen, Colorado where I was stationed, but I did not. That is nothing new, I can’t remember 5 minutes ago! 😉

We did everything together, from getting in trouble to going on many adventures. We were thick as thieves back then. I can’t wait to see her and see what she is up to these days. She is still in Michigan, married with no kids, and works night shift at a nursing home. That is all I really know for the moment. Wish me luck! I now have all her contact info in case I want to call, text, or write her a letter!

We have lots of things in common. We have been married for the same amount of years, we both like rock music, and we married on the 7th day of our respective months; she married her high school sweetheart in January and I married David in June! We double dated in AIT, did pushups to China in basic, and constantly got in trouble for talking in formation, lol! I’ll have to ask her if she remembers what “snow snakes” are! We got in trouble for those too! We were both boy-crazy, liked tattoos and dancing, and just had fun living in the moment!

I knew her brother was the real deal when he talked to her, got back to me and called me “Half-pint”. That was a nickname my drill sergeant gave me. That and “alphabet” because my maiden name was so long. That’s how she knew it was really me, when I told her bro my maiden name he said “Bingo!”

I hope you all have a pleasant Monday! Tune out the trash and tune in to your goals. That’s how we’ll get it done in 2021!


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What’s That White Stuff Falling From the Sky?

My friend’s daughter Brandi and her baby Luke in Poolville

At a friend’s in Granbury

At Becky’s mom’s house in Granbury

All morning I have been seeing on social media how everyone in the surrounding area, like Grandbury, Arlington, and Poolville, have snow on the ground while us hot little things in North Richland Hills are being denied.

So, we went about our business of watching online church, preparing Sunday dinner — a cheesy chicken casserole— and pretty much figured we weren’t going to get anything. Then, for a few moments, we were treated to what I thought was an illusion at first, then I realized it really was flakes coming down. For now, it has stopped, but they say we have a chance until 6pm.


I guess intermittent flakes and small snow showers are better than nothing. Besides, I want David home with me, and if it snowed enough to cause problems, he might have to go into work. So for that reason, I’m fine with no snow. It is pretty to look at, but I’m a beach kind of girl, so I prefer sand to snow anyway! 😎


Brought to you by the prompt words cheese and illusion.

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Covering it All Using Prompts

To handle today’s SOCS and the Word of the Day challenge, and get in my JusJoJan post, I’ll give you the ground rules and a warning.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!


Blogging could go on forever! There are endless topics to blog about, and millions of bloggers eager for the chance to write about them. It’s a very competitive market, unless you do it for the pure passion of writing. Lots of people try to monetize their blogs and some are successful. Some people just use it as a sort of daily diary or journal.

Some blogs inform, others tell fabulous stories, and others use prompts like this one to get us in the habit of daily writing and using our old noggins. I feel like you have to talk about something interesting, you also have to know your audience, or your blog isn’t going to have much success. On the other hand, it’s a great community of like minded people (whom I feel are my friends) that support and encourage each other.

My warning is just that if you want to start a blog, go for it, but realize it’s not only fun and educational, it’s addicting and you may never get enough of it. It’s your baby, it needs to be nurtured and cared for, just like plants in the garden. Mine needs many improvements, I need to clean house and get rid of or update old posts and pictures to make room for new posts. The “happiness engineers” at WP can help with this chore, as well as other bloggers who are just as passionate about the technical side of things. I may need to reach out to them and get my questions answered. How do you delete posts and should you to make more room? How do you know which ones to delete?

While I’m off figuring all of that out, y’all have a productive, safe, Saturday! We are supposed to get snow tomorrow, but here in Texas, we take a “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude about such forecasts. 😘


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How Would You Like That?

Would you like this jentacular cup of joe?

It’s made with coconut oil, you know!

Or maybe you’d like a bit of cream

Makes your coffee a real dream

However you take it

I’ll be happy to make it

So happy you’re part of the team!!


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I Wish I Was at the Beach. JusJoJan & Word of the Day

What is more mesmerizing than watching the waves roll in and back out to sea? I wish I was there right now, because all of you who know or follow me, know I HATE cold, and it isn’t even that cold yet!!

If the JustJoJan prompt is still caught, I guess I would be caught daydreaming that I was spending a carefree, stress free day at the beach instead of watching the turmoil that is going on in our beloved country right now.

So, tonight was date night, which means, of course, that I’ve had a margarita. So in my mind, I’m already there. At the beach. Concentrating on catching the next big wave, soaking up some sun, and contemplating what I want to drink with dinner. Not worrying about a thing. Being mesmerized by the repetition of the motion of the ocean…bliss!

Is it 2024 yet? Cause I really want to skip to the end please.

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