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Saturday:) Sunrise to Sunset

28 Feb

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky


A beautiful day here in McKinney Texas. An early morning walk displayed a spectacular sunrise and a sun that enveloped the crystal blue sky.

Then, off to Zumba, which was a Bali X version, very fun and invigorating with beautiful music and flowing movement. Back home for another walk with Bella, my doggie house guest. By now, it was t-shirt weather, no jacket required. 

A couple of hours on the square visiting friends, is a fun way to spend the afternoon. Miss Kathy, over at Sweet Spot Bakery, was torn between which horse from the mounted patrol would get his treat first. Ranger, on the left, is usually a bit more assertive, and Ontario, on the right, is more patient. Both are spoiled by Miss Kathy’s loving generosity.

The square was bustling today with shoppers, diners, and visitors.

I stopped at Towne Creek to visit a few of my senior artist friends on my way home. I had bought 10 lbs of bananas on sale for 24 cents a pound, so I wanted to share with some of the ladies who don’t get out to the store often, much less get such a great sale. I love a great sale.

Back home in time to catch the glorious sunset. “The sun coming up every day is a story.” YEP, every day is a story, a beautiful story.

Sunday:) St. Valentine and Other Stuff

15 Feb

“If I have not been both soothed by love and on the opposite extreme left devastated by it, I will never understand its power nor respect its majesty.” 

― Craig D. Lounsbrough


An early morning, greeting before 9 o’clock Mass, hugs,smiles, and Valentine’s Day wishes. Then, a nice service with the children’s choir. While Mary and I were saying, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” at the door, a gentleman said, “Do you know the story of St. Valentine?” I sort of remembered that it wasn’t such a happy story…


Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies,[2] including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.[3] According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius,[4] and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.[5


After Mass, a stop at Sprouts for some dark chocolate covered cashews and almonds, on sale, of course, then walk my little house guest, Miss Bella. 


I still had some left over brownies and cookies, so I shared with several neighbors.

Mr. Larry was outside working on his car. He always stops what he’s doing for a chat. 

Valentine’s Day can be an exciting, romantic day or a sad and lonely day. It’s just a day, a day like any other day. Share, love, and be a good person. That’s how every day should be.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! 


Saturday:) Seriously Hacked and Stressed

14 Feb

The Internet is like life. Just when everything is going great, you get hacked.

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


“Human Stupidity , that’s why Hackers always win.” 

― Med Amine Khelifi


Early this morning, I was awakened by several texts and instant messages from friends telling me that I was hacked. Later, I had dozens and dozens of email and even more comments on Facebook, telling me that I was hacked. I’m not really stressed. I guess this happens all the time. I just feel bad for my friends, and hopefully no one fell for the obvious ruse.

Fortunately, all my close friends and family know that I seldom ever leave McKinney much less lose my luggage and passport while traveling to the Philippines. Although, several friends said they were ready to fly over there and come to my rescue. Heck, when someone suggests going to lunch in Plano or Allen, some fifteen minutes away, they know I will either decline or have to use my google map nav system to get there. I DON’T LIKE TO TRAVEL!!! I AM DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED!!!

So, if you received an email from me requesting money be sent to the Philippines, please disregard. But, cash, checks, money orders, gift cards, chocolate candy grams, and jelly of the month club subscriptions may be sent to my home in McKinney. Thanks! Be safe out there!