Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Senior Games Are Complete

Once again, our annual Senior Citizens Fitness Games are complete.  They're more fun than athletic and there's lots of laughing.

This year the Awards Banquet included a Dance after Dinner.  And in the most politically correct way to ever be conceived, the King and Queen were selected...by drawing names out of hat.

Here's the "King" who was not so sure he wanted the job.  He began his walk around the room very slowly, head down.  Until the applause started.  This is a shot taken after he did a dance step, spread his royal robe and boogied all the way back to the throne.
And what piece of music did the Queen promenade to?  This one.
 Now it's stuck in my head and I can't get it out!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Can I Get A "Hallelujah!"?

Friday we reached one of those moments in adulthood which is somewhere between a sigh of relief and 
the disbelief of "How the heck did we get to this age already?"
It's ours...it's really ours.
WE PAID OFF THE MORTGAGE!


And to think we almost didn't even look at it
because it seemed so small from the front.
Looks can be deceiving in real estate photos
because this "little" house goes W-A-Y back.
And not just to the 1880 original build date.
(Yes, we've added a few modern touches).

Guess this says it all.
 Think I'll go sit a spell on the porch.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday 55

Time to share that 55 word masterpiece with the G-man.  Have a good weekend...and take your time.




Be Right Back!

Define “right back”.
Because it depends on who’s speaking
as to how long that takes.

E.R. Doc: 2 hours

Dentist: 10 minutes or until the Novocaine kicks in

Car Salesman, (minus Manager): 5 minutes

Mom: 30 seconds if you’re in real trouble

Kid: before dark

Bait Shop: until the fish quit biting

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Honoring Those Who Rushed In To Offer Aid

And remembering those who needed that aid.

In spite of it all,
I still believe that in the end, Good triumphs over Evil.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday 55

Time to play our favorite game: write a 55 word story and share it with the G-Man.  Tag, you're it!


When I was a child someone said to me,
"Age is mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

I believed them.

Evidently, I still do.   

How else do you explain playing "Hide and Go Seek" 
with the dog?

Giggling as he stomps impatiently,
trying to get me to reveal my location.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Need Encouragement?

I write a monthly newsletter for my Senior Citizens.  One of the things they've come to expect are those "Did you know?" tidbits.  Sure, they're filler, but if the seniors want to think I'm just really smart in a very few words, that's okay.

The one for next month was worth sharing.  I think as many folks make "resolutions" in the warmth of Spring as they do with a New Year's glass of champagne in hand.  You know.  Spring cleaning...as in FINALLY taking something off the property instead of merely pushing it from one side of the room to another.  Taking a special vacation.  Losing weight...which should probably wait until after the special vacation, unless wearing a bathing suit is involved.   Perhaps this little tidbit will spur you to action.  If not, at least you learned something new today.


Did you know it takes about 21 days 
to break a bad habit...or reach a new goal?  
Try this trick to help you.

Humans have a need to SEE results.  
So find a place at home which you pass every day, like a bookcase or door frame.
Add 21 numbered Post-it strips in a line.
At the end of each day, you'll have the "joy" of removing one.
Seeing those days peel away will motivate you to stay on track,
while giving you a sense of accomplishment.
 


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Already a Winner

Back in October, I casually mentioned to someone here that Hubby and I, plus Bou the dog who loves to ride, jumped in the truck to deliver a bow to one of our soldiers.  Most of the time our Charity ships the bows to qualifying soldiers, but  I love when we get face-to-face time to say "Thank you" to those who guard our freedom.  So when the next soldier's name came up for a bow and we discovered he was at an Army Archery Clinic at Ft. Belvoir in Viriginia, we checked the map and decided to deliver in person.  

It was 7 hours up to Virginia, a couple of hours spent with Chad to make sure he and the bow were happy with each other, than 7 hours home.  And yes, I did go to work the next day.  A little saddle sore, but happy.  How can you not feel joy when you can make an adult look like a kid on Christmas with a new toy?

And now I'm grinning ear to ear. Guess who made the Army's team for the Wounded Warrior Games, the equivalent of the military Olympics?
That's right.  Chad!

We consider all "our soldiers" as part of a new family that we care about even after the "delivery" is made.  
So join me in yelling "Congratulations" to one of our own!

(And if you have  Facebook page, you can tell him yourself 
by going to the charity's page:
 Crossroads Wounded Warrior Archery Foundation)


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Friday 55

Ironically, took a moment away from our Charity's paperwork to well....put 55 words on paper for the G-man.  Make sure you're charitable and share yours with him.


 
The woman’s crimson sari matched her humiliation tinged cheeks.
Her husband arrogantly shouted a list of shopping demands.
She scurried.
Customers stared.
He berated her choices.

Their young son watched.
Seeing something he wanted, he too yelled.
Screeched.
Cried. 

Customers glanced from father to son.
Evidently BRAT was an international concept,
with no age limit.