~~ "The Heart Hath its Own Memory" ~~
William Wordsworth Longfellow

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
Amarante
Milagro Beanfield War

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Zinke, on Climate and the fires in California....

The man is a complete dolt but what else can be expected from a Trump administration "Official"?



This is WAY beyond politics.  This is a fight for the survival of  Earth's Biosphere. 
We are one step closer to the brink with this crappy administration that wants to deny climate change is real.  Sadly, we've been brought here by the GREED of some for short term gain.  I will say again, "You do NOT take anything with you except for the sins and the karma.  You OWN them."

There are many reasons for these fires, not the least of which is that we've had an intermittent drought for over 100 years in the state, all with increasing population and encroachments into wild lands in that time.  These assessments are two years old, and we've had two more rainy season that failed since then.

https://ca.water.usgs.gov/california-drought/california-drought-comparisons.html

Ignorance should not be celebrated.  Why does anyone still think this man is anything more than a bad joke?

Sunday Stealing: Just think of them as little kids....


Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!

And, Cheers for our intrepid Captain, Bev!

Want to join in?  Go HERE... to the mother ship....  I'm going to be doing this early from now on because I need to get some things done around here... sorry if that is causing problems.  

Stolen from Penny Royal Princess

1: 3 Fears
Loss, Losing more people, and the loss of my mind

2: 3 things I love
I love God, my family, all of God's children, AND even the Poots like The Mad Toupeé.  He was probably a not so bad little kid at some point, or maybe even a sweet little bebé.  I find it hard to believe but there you go....
My once upon a time pastor (who was the nicest Methodist pastor I've ever met) told me that if I had trouble loving someone, think of them as little kids or babies...  And, so,  I have done so, for many years.  

3: 4 turns on
I'm too old for this one, I think...

4: 4 turns off
See # 3.

5: My best friend
Sadly, I think she has passed away.  

6: My favorite book
Many and various.  And no, I don't consider the bible a book.

7: My best first date
There's a joke about this when the question is posed in a slightly ambiguous manner.. but I'd say I'm too old for this.  Besides, best first date would imply that that you could have any number of first dates?

8: How tall am I
Since my spine is in a constant state of collapse, I'd say I'm shorter than I was last week.  And I have no IDEA what that height was.  I quit measuring.

9: What do I miss
My Eldest

10: What time were I born
3 AM, in the dead of winter in Ohio.  

11: Favorite color
To wear?  Blue.. to look at?  Yellow 

12: Do I have a crush
You mean like Kwizgiver's one on George Clooney?  (that Handsome devil) 
No, I do not.  🤩 

13: Favorite quote
"Though you, My Lady Queen are fair tis true.. Snow White is now far fairer than you..."

14: Favorite place
ANY place along the coast of California as long as it's above Los Angeles County.

15: Favorite food
I'm inordinately fond of any noodle from anywhere in the world.

16: Do I use sarcasm
You have to ask?

17: What am I listening to right now
The whir of the PC, with top notes from the re-circulating fan on the AC.  They have a little harmonic thing going that is pretty interesting.  Sounds a lot like modern musical "whaa whaa.."
Oh, and there is a circling helicopter flying overhead that just adds to the interesting sound effects...

18: First thing I notice in new person
Well, now I've seen it....it's hard to ignore question 19.  However, I DO notice the eyes of a person first.  I mean if they are facing me.  I pay no attention to hindquarters, male or female.  Though I did just recall some rather epic adventures into plastic surgery which once started an unfortunate and a very ugly fad.  *rolls eyes*  Can we all spell "deformity"

19: Eye color
As a child of two they were still blue.. But then, in the long days of youth and parenthood, they were dark brown.  Now they are a faded taupe color.  One of them needs a nip and a tuck.

20: Hair color

Alas, 'tis Salt  
and Salt alone 
Where once there was some Pepper 

Life makes a halt. 
For this old Crone 
Hair Gene's blown Asunder.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Monk .... Saturday 9

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

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Saturday 9: It's a Jungle Out There (Theme from Monk) (2003)


Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is the theme from the detective show that ran from 2002-2009. Were you a fan?  No.  And that's not because I knew about and rejected it.  I'm going to look for it... I love this actor to bits.  (I just found out that Netflix took it down.  CrastaFingle!)

2) The song warns us about the air we breathe and the water we drink. Does your home have an air or water filter?  We have a Britta, and we have an air filter on the furnace/AC unit which circulates air any old time.  

3) The lyrics say, "People say I'm crazy to worry all the time." Are you a worrier? Or do you just take things as they come? Let's see.... do I take things as they come?  Well,  I used to think the future was bright.  But, over time,  I lost that illusion.  Now I'm just a Watcher.  It's just not possible to worry about any of this anymore.  

4) TV's Adrian Monk is known for his outstanding deductive powers, an homage to Sherlock Holmes. Have you read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books featuring Sherlock Holmes?
I believe that I've read them all, and some more than once.

5) Monk was also known for fastidiousness and precision, an homage to Hercule Poirot. Have you read any of Agatha Christie's books featuring Poirot?
I have all my mother's Agatha Christie's and have read them, so yes, I've read Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mysteries.  I love them. ❤️❤️❤️

6) This song was written and performed by Grammy and Emmy winner Randy Newman. Do you have any trophies or plaques? 
Mr. Z and I shared a Rockhound of the Year award, and a plaque, one year.
I also have my referee's whistle which was a prize for becoming a certified Basketball referee in high school.  Trophies weren't given out that much back in my HS days.

7) Before winning an Oscar in 2001, Mr. Newman had the distinction of having the most nominations (15) without a win. Do you consider yourself a graceful loser? 
Yes.. I've lost enough to get lots of practice in gracefully losing.  Besides, no one likes a sore loser.  Well, maybe mean people who live to pick on others love them.  Another scorn target? 

8) In 2003, when this song was introduced, Lance Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France. Later, he was disgraced in a doping scandal. Can you think of a time when a hero disappointed you?  From a very young age, my heroes have been firefighters.  The reason being that I watched a neighbor's farm house burn down when I was five, and I watched the firemen trying to save it. 
So, no, I can't think of a single firefighter who was a disappointment.  

They are, to me, the bravest people on the planet. 


c/o Jeff Hall from CalFire
9) Random question -- We're catering lunch. Should we put you down for a burger or a taco?
A taco, please.  Thanks!


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday Thirteen: 13 things I want to do for the rest of my life.

1.   I want to create a low maintenance cactus and succulent garden...

Have

Want

Goes to Nell's Garden Page with THIS link.
Though it's for all Gardens....It will pretty much show you what I mean to accomplish
in the way of Succulents.
 2. Knit Short Fingered gloves and boots socks for the hospital, and finish the Aran sweater.  Two of the glove sets have been sent....


3. Read all my books! And stop getting more.. There is a limit to the patience of a spouse who was not struck with the same brick..


4.  Love and  spoil our Wolfie.   I think he's our last one...

He is our little angel.. this was taken two years ago

He's been "through the wars" this past 6 months

5. Grow  more Epiphyllum...  and bromeliads


6.  Travel and explore more of the West Coast!

7. try to find more creatures, like these little toads that are the size of a finger tip.... I've been trolling Pinterest seeing some amazing baby Amphibian and Reptilian babies.  So Cute!


8.  Make wire wrap and other silver craft but this time, just for fun....

9. Remember my mother, for her quiet and mindful ways.  She did her best for her kids.
And, I shall remember that, even though I am a mouse, I have super powers ;o)

10.
Use this...A LOT
11.  And, I intend to take a LOT more flower pictures.  They stand still whereas birds, all of which I adore, give me the "tail feather flit"......an Avian world version of the famous Human "one finger" salute...


12. Knit more socks!

13. Decorate and Fire my own Pots: I like Majolica and Telavera pots.  They are all over Pinterest if you want to see them.. I'd planned to do this years ago but was hit by Fibromyalgia, CFS, wrist, knee, and gall bladder surgery, most horrible of all, the death of a daughter in her prime... not all the four horsemen but quite a few of them...so....I  want to create these for my plants - and finishing up other things in Ceramics.  I Have a kiln.  I'm going to use it.

I plan on filling and Firing my kiln a couple of times a year.. Finish everything and make pots ....
This one is done and packed away..

Well friends, if you see less of me, don't think less of me.... For, these are my plans and it takes time...
I wish you the very best of luck in all that you want to do with the rest of your life.....May your plans not suffer the fate of those dreams in  Of  Mice and Men  A PDF you can read if you are of a mind to.
And, A YouTube.....

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Me, a tatoo? idon'thinkso...

Stars Quilt-init purdy?



Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!

Blazing Stars

1 - You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?
Someone else would have to choose because I have clearly lost my mind and can't communicate.

2 - If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be?
Dead easy.. I'd be Loracus.

3 - You’re given $10,000…under one condition: you cannot keep the money for yourself. Who would you give it to?
I'd give it to my nieces, for college.  Since giving it to my own kids would probably be a violation of the rule.

4 - If you had to go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
Had to?  There's no choice here?  Well, if I HAD to, I'd go back and make sure the Romans stayed in their own land, and make sure that they never got out of it.  No ifs, ands or buts.  The genes they spread all over Europe did NO one any good.

5 - If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
Wow, another little HAD to... hmmm  
Aside from the fact that I don't think anyone should mess with a time line, OK, I'll play... 
I would delete the year my mother was sent to California.  I'm sure the God's could take care that all the good things that happened for me (after missing out on a felonious father) would still occur.  
Or, In other words,  I'd be given another chance to mess with the timeline to be in the right place, and the right time to meet Mr. Z.  at a party..  
My kids would have been a happier lot because I was raised by mom and a sane man who LOVED her.  There would have been LOTS more money because Mr. Z and I would have both finished college and gotten massive degrees and be able to afford the best things.  
This IS a fantasy after all, and I can do as I dang well please with the rest of the story line, eh?  Would it make a good movie?  A Blockbuster?  
The AVENGERS.com
6 - You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy?
I want a handful of what ever that guy up there has for my weapon of choice... and my "line" is:

"Obey the Hand!  Beware it's Power!"

7 - What is the first curse word that comes to mind?
"Heavens to Betsy". And if you believe that you are more ****ed up than you, who wrote this, seem to be.

8 - Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with someone you love for ten years or someone you hate for a month? Explain why.
Ok, this is no more logical than the rest of this, so here goes...  I'll take  ten years with the one that I love.  I have seen that movie, you know.. well, both of them... The Harrison Ford one and the one in which a Basketball was the star.  Well, in truth it was Tom Hanks..   
So.....if you have fresh water, fish and seafoods of other stripes, and a few coconut trees, you have things to keep you alive.  And to be with someone you love seems so much more like heaven.  Think about it.. fish, coconut fibers equaling fishing line.. fresh water in a little place at the center, stars, moon, no predators- human or otherwise...Eden, yes?  Otherwise, I'd have to stand trial for killing the person I hated.  

9 - 5 things within touching distance:
cell phone, 
keyboard, 
tea cup,
mouse, 
printer.

10 - What are you supposed to be doing right now?
Getting ready to eat dinner. 

11 - Currently wanting to see anyone?
I want to see all my kids...

12 - Would you go against your moral code for money?
That wouldn't make me any better a person than say, Donald Trump.  Oh wait. He had no moral code.  Sorry, forgot that part...

13 - What’s more important to you: strength of the body or strength of the mind?
At my age, the strength of mind is of Paramount importance.  I've had the strength of body part long enough to know that it's a poor contender.

14 - How important you think education is?
It's the most important thing that anyone ever does for themselves.  It doesn't matter if you get screwed over by a war or a bad economy; if you get that education, whether it's a trade or a profession, it can't be taken away from you.  

15 - If you were the president, what would you do?
Harriet once said it best  Only it was King, or emperor I believe:  "Everybody Eats!"   I would make sure that EVERYONE in this country had enough to eat, every single day....Everyone!  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday 9: The Nanny

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Saturday 9: The Nanny (1993)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is the theme from a sitcom that originally aired from 1993 to 1999. Were you a fan?
Sorry, no.  I never saw it.  But if it's somehow on the way back machine somewhere I might give it a whirl.

2) The song tells us that Fran once worked in a bridal shop. Have you ever worked in a retail setting?
Yes, since being a Mom, I've worked in a burger joint, a yarn shop, and a fabric store.

3) The kids in the Sheffield household appreciate their nanny's "joie de vivre," which is defined as "exuberant enjoyment of life." Are you feeling joie de vivre this morning? 
Sadly no.  And it's something I've been out of for a while now.  I just go with "Cheerful" as that is what gets me through the day.  I do like to read and laugh myself blue in the face over the nutty animal meme's and other such stuff on Pinterest.  

4) "The Nanny" is the colorful one, the one who wears red when everyone else wears tan. What color do you think you look best in?
Blue is what I look best in.

5) The TV show, The Nanny, was the brainchild of actress Fran Drescher. She got the idea while visiting her an old friend in London. Her friend's pre-teen daughter enjoyed having Fran as a confidante and shopping buddy. Do you enjoy shopping as a leisure activity? Or would you prefer to just dash into a store, grab what you need, and get out and go home?
I'm very happy to leave the shopping to Fran.  IF ever I shop "Live"again, I'll do what I've always done, which is to use my laser focus powers to zero in on what I want and then get out as fast as possible.

6) The friend Fran was visiting in London was Twiggy, who was the world's most famous model in the 1960s. Name another famous model.
The one who pops into my head is the Great Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Margaux  Hemingway.  She was intelligent and very beautiful.

7) The Nanny: The Complete Series is available on DVD on Amazon. It consists of 19 discs and takes 55 hours to watch, start to finish. What TV show have you recently binge watched?
 I haven't done that recently.  When I first got the series, I binge watched Downton Abby. Now, I watch a bunch of shows as reruns while knitting but they aren't all of one series.  

8) The Nanny theme was sung by Liz Callaway. Her father, the late John Callway, was a long-time Chicago newscaster. Have you, or has a loved one, ever been on TV?
CCTV, yes, my daughter Elle.  I was once interviewed for a show on saving the habitat for the Spotted Owl that broadcast in Oregon.

9) Random question -- Which of these adjectives comes closest to describing you: sexy, sophisticated or down-to-earth?
Down to Earth.  
Very much so, actually.....

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thursday 13.. A little Whine, A little bit of cheer.. total Yawn!

1. It's Wednesday night and I haven't done a thing about Thursday Thirteen

2.  Wolfie is better than he's been for a good six months.  He's finally got a diagnosis and medicine for a disease of old age, Spondylosis.  I have it, and so why shouldn't my little boy have it, too?

3. I'm typing this out while taking turns earning Discordance in our game.  Yay, multi tasking has not died in that part of my brain.  I feel so chuffed!

4. Did I ever say I love this game?  I can shear sheep, weave cloth, and I can make some truly awesome weapons to kill Monsters with.  It doesn't get much better than that, even in real life!

5. The house is all vacuumed as Mr. Z took over that chore,  now I just have to keep up with the dusting while tossing, tossing, tossing my detritus out the door or recycling it.   Sneeze!  But it's dead easy, dusting....

6. Since I've said I wasn't going to talk about a certain Turkey, I won't.  I can't wait for  the Geriatric Old Party to wake up and smell the coffee.  Actually, they should be able to smell the smoking gun by now.

7. Tea for two.. or at least two cups... This one is tiny but not as little as the one cup from last week.  I plan to make a tea cozy for this little old lady.  It will be very cute all dressed up in glad rags...



8. I'm having a grand old time saving Tea Cozy patterns in Pinterest and drift wood garden ornaments.  It one of the nicest of time wasters but it gives me something to do on days when I'd just rather curl up and wrap my hands in a heating pad. I especially like Shawn the Sheep.

9.  The Mother of all time wasters is Instagram, but Instagram is a little more fun and interactive.  And, there are a TON more birders on it!  I just had to overcome Camera Lens Envy. Plus, there are a  more knitters on it.  Yay!  Anyway, it suits the new normal just fine.  Lots of time see the how the world of craft is moving along.


10. A picture of my gift cow and calves to Grandma.  These traveled all the way to Ohio for my Grandmother's Birthday, and they came all the way back to me when she died and my aunts went through all of her things.

11.  Ceramics was a lot of fun back in the day.  We poured a lot of molds that the club owned and these were a couple of them.  I love to see them for such good memories.  The Squirrel Pilgrims.


12.   Another reason to love Pinterest..... coloring pages!
Cadged from another Pintegramista 

13.  Off to Ommmmmmmm... Join me?



Have a [very nice] rest of the week.. See you Saturday

   

Pineapple Tea Cosy links for the FREE KNITTED pattern...

I hunted this down and here it is..

There is both a PDF download and the pattern is written out on the page...

Tea and Craft Blogspot is a very nice blog...

https://teaandcraft.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-giant-pineapple-cosy-kal.html

Link to the PDF

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_MO0cK8Qg7mYWJFTG83UWotU0U/edit


You might need Google drive to open the PD but I'm not sure.

People are selling photo copies of this pattern for $5 on the internet.   Other's have been complaining.  I don't blame them...

Have a happy week fellow knitters....

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wolfie goes to the vet, and NYT article on "How we almost stopped Global Warming"...

The Bad News .... first...
NYT Article

Read this while you can, as it won't be up forever.  It's long and detailed and quite sad.  So, I'd say, don't let the kids read this.

And, as Trump and his Motley Crew go right on destroying what little "street cred" the USA built up over the decades, I'm trying to get a handle on it.  I watched this whole long run up with alarm, though I really thought it was solvable.
Beautiful, isn't it?



The Better News
See you at the end of the week.  I'm going to go hug  the little Wolf.

He's been ailing and went to see his vet this morning.  I feared that he had a tumor or something.  Happily, he does not.  He can live with the   Spondylosis   if we take care of him well.
From his little neck all the way down his back in various places, he has spots that make him scream from time to time.  He's getting medicine for the pain and inflammation now.

The Good News:  Wolfie has a strong and beautiful heart.  Having had little Jazzie, who was born with a bad heart, and with which both he and the two of us dealt daily for 13 years, this is very good news indeed.

Remember... Bloom where you are planted....

Sunrise, Santa Cruz.. June 2017


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Stealing... Never Been Asked Before.....

Never Been Asked Before



Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World"

. . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This
feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!












Stolen from Mosher’s Unimaginatively Edited Blog


1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My face.

2. What colour is your favourite hoodie?
It's A sagey brown.

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
How fun.  Yes, I  would.
4. Do you plan outfits?
I used to.  Not much anymore.  

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
Emotionally I am subdued, mentally I'm engaged, and physically, I've been better.

6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red?
My Random House Webster's Dictionary jacket.  Talk about a Dyno....

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
I was being told something by a mentor that comforted me; so when I woke up, I wrote it down.

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
No.

9. What are you craving right now?
I'd like another piece of chocolate but I'm not going to get up and get it.

10. Do you floss?
Usually.  Thanks for the reminder......  

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Eating

12. Are you emotional?
Usually no.  I let myself get emotional over some things, but have learned to just let people and events go by without reacting.  

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
When I was a kid, yes.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
I'm trying to decide if you mean "bar".  Yes to that one, cone, no.  Dish of well,  sort of...

15. Do you like your hair?
Not really anymore.  It used to be thick and curly. Now it's thin, ugly, and curly.  But I've found that if I pile it on top of my head right after I wash it and leave it there, it makes a sort of half ways decent messy bun the next day.  


16. Do you like yourself?
I really don't give much of a damn about myself.  I'm here, I help, I will die.  It's that simple to me.  Do I like the people whom I model myself after?  Oh heck yes.   Some are younger, some are older, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Madeleine Albright, Noam Chomsky, and ...and some are dead, like Albert Schweitzer and Rachel Carson.

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
If he brings his wife along, yes.  I think Laura and I would have more to talk about.  And, I admire her for all that she did as first lady.  She's a very nice person.

18.What are you listening to right now?
My computer hard drive and the AC firing up.  Good GAD it's hot outside.

19. Are your parents strict? My parent's are now both dead.  Mother a long time ago, and the paternal unit died exactly a month before my belovéd daughter.
 Mother's strict discipline made sense.  She was strict like she'd been brought up to be, not mean, just strict.  No words can describe the hell of living with our father, however.  So, I won't try to.

20. Would you go sky diving?
No.  I might have gone bungee jumping back in the day...but alas, the time got away from us for scary adventures.  We enjoy our armchair adventures - well I do anyway - through IG and Netflix.  

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
Yes.  my grandmother used to make it.   And, some day I'd like to make buttermilk cheese again, too, which she made.  Ancient History..

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Twice, and really, sort of in passing...At a bus depot in Santa Monica when I was 19, I locked eyes with Robert Taylor, and we stared and smiled.  Neither of us spoke but boy did we stare. lol.

Another time, in the afternoon I was sitting on a bench, and  David Ogden Stiers was passing from the Old Globe Outdoor Stage to the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park.  We noted each other across a green space.  We smiled at one another.  He bowed, I curtsied, and we went our ways.  It was very, very cool...I feel sorry for celebs who get MOBBED.  Well, not the Beatles because Gal might want to do that some day.  I secretly hope that she gets to mob Sir Paul....

23. Do you rent movies often?
Twice a month, yes, we do.  

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
My tiny, always up, Christmas tree and it's star garland.  It may be too dusty to take a snap of..or not....but as you can see, there is a little "sparkly" coming from on the star garland....
Looks OK

25. How many countries have you visited? 
Just one.  Mexico, and many times.  I loved Mexico before going there got so dangerous.  We would go down and camp along the seacoast just above Rosarito Beach.  It's a surfer's spot.  

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
As in:
Kid in Phone: "Is your refrigerator still running?" ? 
You: "Er..Yes...why?"
Kid in phone, strangling with laughter: "Well, don't you think you should go try to catch it?!" 


PolyTechpanthers.com
and the answer is.....Nope.. Frankly, I didn't have an extra minute growing up and that sort of thing just begs to fill in idle time....

27. Ever been on a train?
Many times, across country on three round trips to my grandparent's farm to stay for months on end.  And, yes, I love trains.  I wish we could do more about them in this country before we all die off from Global Climate Change.  

28. Brown or white eggs?
Both.  The hens have to be local and well cared for.  I love chickens and this is the way to support both the Hens and their local farms.

29.Do you have a cell-phone? 
Ummm  Yah...


30. Do you use chap stick? 
Not the mother of all petroleum gunk I don't, but I do use cocoa butter on my lips at night, and carry some of Bert's Bees sticks in my purse.  And, I just found a recipe on Pinterest for refilling one's empties...  I'm SO going to be do that......some time back I made little tins of chocolate flavored bee's wax lip gloss.  Tastey...

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