Archive | May, 2017

Wednesday:) Why Did The Duck Cross The Road?

11 May

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

~ Michael Caine


When I went for my evening walk, three ducks were standing in the middle of the street, just standing there in front of my house, no where near the pond. Tourists! Or, maybe they heard about my delicious brownies or Friday night Black Russians. 

All I could think of was, “Why did the ducks cross the road?” Maybe so I’d have something to write about tonight. A few duck jokes, perhaps.

Duck Jokes

Your feathers will be a flying as you roll around the floor Quacking-Up to these Duck Jokes
A man and a duck are walking down the street together. Suddenly the man notices a low flying airplane coming right for them. So the man yells: “DUCK!!!!” and the duck yells back at the man with an angry face: “MAN!!!!”

“Doctor, doctor, my wife thinks she’s a duck.” 

“You better bring her in to see me straight away.” 

“I can’t do that – she’s already flown south for the winter.”

Q: What time does a duck wake up at? 

A: At the quack of dawn!!

Q: What do ducks get after they eat?

A: A bill!
Q: Who stole the soap?

A: The robber ducky

Q: What do you call a duck with fangs?

A: Count Duckula

Q: Where did the duck go when he was sick?

A: To the Ducktor

Q: What did the detective duck say to his partner?

A: I hope we Quack this case.

Q: Why don’t ducks fly upside down?

A: Because they don’t want to QUACK up.

Q: Why did the duck go to the supermarket?

A: To get some Quackers.

Q: What do you call a box of ducks?

A: A box of Quackers.

Q: Why did the duck tell you a joke?

A: Because he wanted to QUACK you up!

Q: Why did the duck cross the road?

A: Because he was jealous of the chicken.

Q: Why does a duck say quack?

A: Because it can’t say moo.

Q: Where did the duck lose his feathers?

A: Down town.

Q: What does a duck do first when making an omelette?

A: He quacks some eggs.

Q: What do you get when you cross a duck with a firework?

A: A firequacker.

Q: What’s another name for a clever duck?

A: A wise quacker.

Q: What’s a Duckworth?

A: I don’t know, what does a Henweigh?

Q: How do you get down off a horse?

A: You don’t, you get down off a duck.

Q: Why do ducks watch the weather?

A: For the feather forecast.

Q: What says “Quick, Quick”?

A: A duck with the hiccups.
A Duck Walks into…

A duck walks into a pharmacy, and asks for Chapstick. The cashier says, “Cash or check?” and the duck says, “Just put it on my bill.”

A duck goes into a bar and says, ‘I would like a drink. I am old enough.’ 

The bartender replies, ‘You need to be able to prove who you are.’ 

The duck pulls out a mirror. He looks in it, nods his head, and says, ‘Yep, that’s me.’
A duck walks into a bar. He looks like the happiest duck in the world. The bartender asks, “Why are you so happy today?”

The duck replies, “I’ve been playing in puddles all day.” The duck proceeds to order a beer and enjoy it at the bar.

A little while later another duck walks in the bar. He looks like the second happiest duck in the world. The bartender asks, “Why are you so happy today?”

The duck gives the bartender the same answer, “I’ve been playing in puddles all day.” This duck also orders a beer and enjoys it at the bar.

A third duck enters the bar, the total opposite of the first two ducks. He looks like the saddest duck in the world. The bartender asks the duck, “What’s wrong with you?”

The duck replies, “My name is Puddles and I’ve had a terrible day.”

A duck walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “Has my brother been in here?”

The bartender responds, “What does he look like?”


Tuesday:) Take What You Need, Leave What You Can

10 May

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. 

~Saint Augustine


I had lunch with my friend Zelda yesterday at Snug on the Square. We walked around the square, and I remembered that I had a bag of canned goods to drop off at the Little Free Pantry. Being a frugal savvy sale shopper, when I find a great bargain on canned good, etc. I always pick up extra for the food pantry, or when Boy Scouts or churches are collecting, or for the Little Free Pantry. 

The Little Free Pantry is located outside of Hugs Café, 224 E. Virginia St., McKinney. Local residents can drop-off nonperishable items, including peanut butter, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, ready-made meals, canned meats, canned goods, sealed boxed goods, baby products, diapers, formula, cereal, cleaning products, toiletries and more. Those in need can stop by and pick out whatever they could use, all anonymously, no forms or formalities. 

As you can see, the pamtry is a little empty. When you have been blessed, it’s always good to share your blessings with others. The blessings are returned ten-fold.–394501691.html

Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek

9 May

“Time and tide wait for no man… But, I know a few men that I wouldn’t mind seeing wash up in the tide.”

~Geoffrey Chaucer and Me


Another week flew by with the strong Texas winds. Spring is here, the weather is great, and all is well.

Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

8 May

“A good shepherd encourages and inspires each one that works alongside him.” 

― Pastor Adelaja Sunday


A gorgeous Sunday morning. It was also First Communion Sunday, with children making their first Communion at all Masses. The girls were all dressed in white, some with lovely veils, all looking like little angels. The boys were all dapper in dark suits and ties. (Not the greatest photos with children in motion.)

The Gospel today was the story of the shepherd leading his flock, and they recognize his voice and follow…

But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as the shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, “because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.”

My take on it…we need to recognize the voice of our own shepherd and follow, and not be distracted or follow strangers or those who would lead us astray. They do not have our best interest at heart. 


Now, the other stuff, I stopped for coffee/tea at McDonald’s with Mr. Jerry after Mass, as we do almost every Sunday. Before we left, I noticed a lady sitting by the window, eating breakfast all alone. I said goodbye to Mr. Jerry then stopped by the solitary diner and asked if I could join her. She invited me to sit down.

This is my new friend, Lynn. We talked for about an hour about friends, family, McKinney, and life in general. We had a lot of things in common. She said she sometimes has breakfast at Snug on Sunday, so I said we’ll have to meet on the square one Sunday. I gave her my card with my name and email, and asked her to friend me on Facebook. I hope she doesn’t forget or doesn’t lose my card. (Or doesn’t think I’m a nut) You can never have too many friends…and…you can never have too many friends name Lynn. I happen to have about twenty if not more friends named Lynn, Lynne, Lin. All lovely ladies and good friends. 

Saturday:) Some Silent Thoughts

6 May

“Sometimes your silent thoughts need to be shared. Sometimes it is better they remain silent.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


              SILENT THOUGHTS

Did you ever feel like a paper kite

Tangled high up in a tree?

With no one there to rescue you

No one there to set you free.

When you were new and pretty

You soared way into the sky.

Now you’re older, torn an tattered

Left alone to fade and die.

But, there’s always hope in this finite world

Where silent thoughts and dreams come true.

Someone may look up and see you there

And climb up and rescue you.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

Inspired by a kite tangled high up in a tree. These thoughts needed to be shared..

Friday:) From the Heart

6 May

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” ― Blaise Pascal


I’ve mentioned many times that I find inspirations on my daily walks, noticing the little things in the air, on the ground, pretty much everywhere. Today, I noticed a heart shape in the cement  on the sidewalk. Quick, take a picture. 

It’s funny, once I notice something unusual, I seem to find it everywhere I go.

Another thing dear to my heart is my senior art group at Towne Creek. I’ve been volunteering there for over a decade. Today, Miss Bonnie melted my heart with her big smile when she finished her butterfly project. 

It was a Friday from the heart, for my heart.

Theme Song Thursday:) Better Late Than Never

5 May

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

~William Shakespeare


It’s already well past midnight. Theme Song Thursday is a little late. That’s because I was out late. So, better late than never.

I was at the McKinney VFW Hall with friends singing karaoke. We sang a lot of fun songs and some people drank a little too much wine. We won’t name names, but it wasn’t me. I still have my absolutely no drinking and driving policy that I have upheld for over 36 years. When I make a vow, I take it seriously.

So, I followed my friends in one car, and we drove out to remote Lucas. Where the heck is Lucas? We were going down long dark winding roads for nearly forty minutes, then back to the VFW Hall, then I drove home. It’s late, I’m tired, but I had a great time with friends. I sang and danced my little heart out. It was a fun night.

Miss Sandy belted out her “Crazy” Patsy Cline song. 

Here’s an actual photograph of me singing “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Best I could do. 

Good night, or actually, good morning…Better late than never.

Wednesday:) Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly

4 May

“I wouldn’t hurt a fly, but it sure isn’t that easy to get that dang fly out of my house.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I not only wouldn’t hurt a fly, but I will go through extreme measures to capture the buzzing creature in order to get him out of my house, and set him free into the wild. 

There was a pesky fly, we’ll call him Floyd, annoying me for two days. Buzz, buzz, around my ears, zooming past my head, landing on my arm. This morning, I opened a window to let in a little cool air in, then later I noticed Floyd lounging on the screen. I’m sure he wanted to get out, but needed some assistance. Ah ha! Here’s my big chance.

 I knew if I tried to open the screen or scoot him out the door, he would just fly around the house again, or worse yet, more of his little friends would come in to join him. Ask me how I know! Been there, done that.

I went into the kitchen and grabbed a small clear glass. I also found that glass was better, so I could see where the little bugger was. I positioned the glass over Floyd and waited till he fluttered a bit further into the glasss.

Then, I carefully placed my hand over the glass and walked over to the back door, releasing Floyd outside, to join his friends or to annoy someone else.

Success! Floyd is free and I can sleep tonight without the constant buzzing.

Tuesday:) Taking Time to See

3 May

“Your eye is a camera that snaps a thousand pictures for your soul.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


“If we fear to open our eyes during the day time, we will complain that life has nothing to offer except darkness.” ― Debasish Mridha


There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see something amazing. My daily walks, visits with friends, silent soul searching, and everyday experiences have fueled my zest for life. So many beautiful sights.  Your eye is a camera that snaps a thousand pictures for your soul. 

Today was no different.

The magnolia trees are in full bloom.

I found a lucky penny down the street on my evening walk.

Wow! A lucky feather a few minutes later, too.

This cute bunny was romping around, trying to stay cool on a steamy day. A lucky rabbits foot. Well, actually he had four. Even better. 

A good day.

Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek

2 May

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. 

~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Another week flew by. A week in a peek. A good week.