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Friday, January 31, 2014

Two Friday memes and a side of fries.

Two very fine, and fun MEMEs for Friday.  First is.....

Friday Five Minutes...

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The word this week is HERO

My Hero will always be the man who rescued me.  He felt the fear I was living with on the day that I met him, and his heart went out to me.
He and I have been together for 50 years now, and he's still my Hero.  There really isn't all that much to say beyond that, is there?  I'm sorry to have so little to say about Heroes.  But that's the long and the short of it.  We've been through a lot together, and it's always been sort of magical how everything has worked out.

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Friday 5 meme:

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!
Lest you think these questions are a bit on the negative side, fear not: next week’s are very similar, but favor the positives. So stick with me
Thanks for participating, and may you have the mother of all weekends!

  1. In what not-so-good way are you like your father?  Now I'm nothing like my paternal unit, at all, whose major fault was being so very, very selfish.  I was a little selfish when DH met me.  I hope that's changed.  I worked hard on that, and think it has.
  2. In what not-so-good way are you like your mother? My mother always seemed a little reserved, some took this for selfishness but I know it to be self protection.  I am this way to some extent.  She didn't like to put herself forward, so to speak, and neither do I.  I don't like to give advice, and probably this is because I fear that my advice might cause pain by being wrong.  I'm just reticent.
  3. In what not-so-good way are you like your siblings?  I don't think it's very good to carry so much anxiety around, and we do. One of the components of all of our health problems is stress.
  4. In what not-so-good way are you like a relative outside your immediate family?  I'm nothing like any of my other relatives.  In this I mean they weren't around when my most formative years were being lived.
  5. If members of your family voted, what would they elect as the thing about you they’d most like to change?  Maybe they would like me to encourage them more?  I have no idea because I have so few living relatives.  My sister and I are very close, and we are both close to our brother.
Wow, that was a downer.  

Ok, Now for the news of Wolfie.  His eye is starting to heal a little more every day, but slowly.  We have to keep him from rubbing it with his paw which was only adding to the problem.  He's such a sweetheart!  We must watch out for those little ShihTzu Eyes!

Little windchime Hearts - Lomished and Ortished

We had rain!  Nature's Fecund Blessing!
Raindrops on the grasses near the edge of the shade patio

Not the buckets that we need, but enough to give us some hope.  The snow pack on the Sierras is not good.  So, officially, Northern and Central are in trouble again, and have to ration water.  We have to conserve but it's voluntary.  I'm not pleased that we haven't been put under restrictions because, frankly, I have trouble with supplementing water for golf courses, when the farmers have to fallow fields.

The rain yesterday will also make all the waiting weed seeds pop up and rejoice.  As you can see, the dormant grasses on the hill in the first picture haven't gotten enough rain to send shoots up through their dead leaves of yesteryear.

But the Mother of Millions succulent plant was happy!

So, like the succulents, we must make the most of our watery Grace from the Heavens!  We are getting rain barrels!  Yay!


  1. How wonderful to have someone for 50 years! I hope to say that about my husband one day. This was simply put, and beautiful at that. Blessings to you - visiting from five minute friday.

  2. Thank you kindly, Chandra. I hope that is your destiny, too, at least 50 years with your dearest! Blessings by to you as well, and your hubby.

  3. "my mother always seemed a little reserved, some took this for selfishness but I know it to be self protection." I sometimes wonder If that is why I am reserved. My last marriage almost killed me and I spent a year in a horrible depression, but... 3 years later I am ready to take on the world again, but... BUT, I am not the 'go get'er ' that I once was. Sometimes, we do have to protect ourselves. LOVE your site <3 ~

  4. Mary, it might be just that, you needed to protect yourself. I'm glad you are out of that destructive marriage and over depression. That situation was not your fault! You might just rebuild your go get'er self that you lost for awhile, too. You have come a long way. Thanks for your kind comment on the blog. Glad you like enjoy my site. Hugs!


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