~❤️~ May you Walk with Beauty All Around You~❤️~
A Navajo Blessing

~❤️~ "The Heart Hath it's Own Memory.."~❤️~
William Wadsworth Longfellow

~❤️~ "There are men too gentle to Live among wolves."~❤️~
James Kavanaugh

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Tales... "Pickles" cartoon..

Now I know who Wolfie's been "channeling"!  Roscoe!  heehee

Still no Churchy.  I prayed for him that who ever picked him up will take good care of him and feed him properly and LOVE him...  Torts are undemanding and sweet.  I hope who ever has him will return him, but if that's not possible, I certainly hope who ever has him appreciates the species and gathers the knowledge for proper care.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Stealing..The Kathy Aay Questions

We found this gem from my wife Kathy. She has a popular YouTube show (click here to see it) about make-up for women over 40 (She's got over 8,000 subscribers). They get tagged for questions occasionally and when we watched this video we asked for the questions to save me heavy lifting. Please "like" us on Facebook!

Cheers to all us thieves!

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A shout out to Kathy.  You are a lovely woman, inside and out.  I'm glad to add you to my favorites.

AND, away we go!

Sunday Stealing: The Kathy Aay Questions

1. What is the meaning of your blog’s name?
I started this blog to keep track of my knitting, so it was entitled, "Zippiknits".  But then, other things started to overtake that purpose, and so I added the ".....Sometimes" to reflect that change.

2. Why did you start your blogging?
June of 2004.  Maybe July..*thinks about it* EDIT... oops... I started it for the reason in answer 1.

3. What’s your usual bedtime?
I stop watching anything on Netflix, and go to bed to read, or play games on the tablets at 10pm.

4. Are you lazy?
Only when I'm sick, or mentally challenged.  I am half the way to 75 so I'm slow but I just keep resting and moving and that seems to work,  since I no longer have To Do lists.

5. Do you miss anyone right now?
Doesn't everyone?  And yes, I will miss my girl forever, and her sisters until I can see them again.

6. How would you describe your fashion sense?
I used to sew and be all about making patterns and all that jazz.  Now I just try to not wear purple and navy blue together.

7. What are your nicknames?
In high school I was called Lenny, and my bro used to call me, Linipoo.  That was because he called our sister, Celéste, Cessiepoo, and as he said, that name was the diminutive for Cesspool.  Our Bro is a crack up.  He's quite fun to be around most of the time.

8. Are you a patient person?

9. Are you tight-fisted or frivolous?
I'm tight-fisted so that I can buy things when I want them.  So, both?  😀

10. What magazines do you read?
"All Animals", "The Atlantic Monthly" "All Birds", and sometimes I get to read "The New Yorker".

11. Are you stubborn?
I'm stubborn with obnoxious people.  I was pushed around so much as a kid, I won't abide it!  People who are obnoxious, and I have to put up with, I do so with a sort of mental WILL OF IRON.

12. When is your birthday?
Last year.

13. What book are you currently reading?
Well there are three books, actually.  Two of them are in the side bar, and I just started reading, Hemingway Didn't Say that, the Truth behind Famous Quotations, by Garson O'Toole.  It's in an ebook format.

14. What phone do you have?
We have a land line and a cell.  That is about to change if the laptop won't sync.

15. Do you have any pets?
Well, since Churchy's gone missing ( he may have gone walkabout and been picked up by someone.)  He really needs to be alone since he can't stop aggressive behavior towards his grown up son, Lucky. So, that means that we have two adults,(unless Churchy turn up) and two teens as far as tortoises go.  And there is darling Wolfie.  Always a joy and so cute in the bargain!

16. Do you have siblings?
I have a sister and a brother.  We had another brother but he was injured while still in infancy by Psycho Dad and, after much suffering and pain, poor little André died when he was five.  I hope none of us every have to see thatPsychoDad again.  Even if we all end up in Hell together!

17. Any children or grandchildren?
Four daughters, and two young men whom we consider to be sons.

18. What do you order at Starbucks?
I liked a drink they no longer serve.  It was great!  It was an orange flavored mocha of some sort.

19. What did you do for your last birthday?
I think we went to The Purple Mint.

20. What’s your occupation?
Unpaid Maid of All Work.  It was a good job for me because the "Master" didn't order me around, and I could cook everything and anything I wanted to try.  And, I got to grow a vegetable garden most years and sew for my girls and hubster.  I also got to be a Grammar school Aide, and worked for the UN Store in Balboa Park.  It was all very lovely.

21. Do you live in the country or the city?
I have wanted, always, to be a country girl- at least a small town Central California girl.  But, alas, I will die in this stupid city.  A big and noisy and slightly red city where my vote almost never counts.
I need to go bite something right now!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Awful Injury and a new chance at a happy life... Dog rescue

People who do this work make my world.  The just make my World.  It shows just how kind so many of us are.  

Saturday 9: It's the "Heat of the Moment".

This is one of my favorite memes

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Saturday 9: The Heat of the Moment (1982)

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

1) What's something you did or said "in the heat of the moment?"
Hmmm, many things of late.  Since it's political, it's best not to pass it on.  No profanity was involved, just some release from strong pressure.

2) Asia's founder and bass player, John Wetton, passed away in January. One of his bandmates remembered him as a reliable performer who made everyone around him look better. Do you enjoy being the center of attention? Or would you, like Mr. Wetton, prefer to play a supporting role?
I'd rather hide in the background.  I think and observe much better from there.  But I will have a smile on my face because I find "antics" amusing.  If you are ever truly blue, just go to a playground with your knitting, and watch the Bebés play.

3) Asia is a British band who played their first US concert at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. The nearest major city -- Ottawa, Canada -- is a 90-minute drive from Pottsdam. When you were last in the car for an hour or more? Where were you going?
Going north to try to reach our daughter's side.

4) The song refers to disco hot spots, which apparently, by 1982, no one wanted to go to anymore. Let's make that negative into a positive. Describe your perfect night out with friends. Where would you go?
We'd go to dinner at a nice Chinese or Italian Restaurant in University City.  Any type of dancing and/or drinking is out.  Or more likely, if it's the DDs, we'd go to the Purple Mint Vegan Bistro and then come home and watch a movie.

5) In 1982, the year this song was popular, someone laced bottles of Tylenol with cyanide. That's why we now have tamper-proof caps on many products. Have you used anything in a tamper-proof bottle yet today?
Almost all things are sealed, even bleach.  So the answer is "yes", and I certainly remember that horrible time all too well.

6) In 1982, Time Magazine's Person of the Year wasn't a person at all, it was "the computer." What do you use your computer for most often?
Research... and MEMEs!! 😉

7) 1982 also saw the premiere of The Weather Channel. Where do you learn the day's weather forecast? (Watching the local news on TV, checking your phone, looking out the window ...)
I looked out the window.  But to be absolutely honest, I use a weather ap on the phone.  I like the world radar maps.  So very cool!

8) In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie, Conan the Barbarian, was a hit in theaters. When you settle down to watch a movie, is it usually a fantasy, like Conan? Or do you prefer another genre (action, comedy, adventure, romance, drama, classic ...)
 Arnold Schwarzenegger is not my favorite person.  So it would never be any of his.  Though I do like fantasy.  But comedy is the best.  I really like to laugh.  Laughter is the Best Medicine.

9) Random question: What is something you try to avoid?
I try to ignore politics.  I really do.  But now that Human Rights have been turned into so many "Political Footballs", I will never stop, until I'm dead, fighting for Human Rights.