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Sunday Service and Some More of My Peeps

28 Mar

“Easter is a time where we are reminded that conclusions in man’s mind are beginnings in God’s plan.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living


My Easter started by greeting for 9 o’clock Mass. I arrived before 8, anticipating a crowded service, and I was right. Church was full before 8:30 and the overflow were seated in chairs in the vestibule, and the rest sent across to the community center. It was great to see so many celebrating this special day.

When Mass finished around 10:20, people were already streaming in for the 11 o’clock service. No one was greeting at the door, so I stayed to greet for the next Mass. I didn’t have anywhere to rush off to. 

I decided to stop at McDonald’s and treat myself to some pancakes for breakfast. I’m finally eating a little soft solid food. I was the only one in there the entire hour or so that I was eating. The whole place to myself.

When I got home, it was time to finish frosting and putting peeps on more cupcakes. I still had a few neighbor’s and two fire stations to deliver to.

Some more PEEPS for my PEEPS.

Then, of course my PEEPS at the fire stations.

Station 2- a little blurry. They were trying to take a bite while I was trying to take a picture. 

Station 1

After deliveries, my friend Kelle had invited me for dinner. She made two delicious homemade soups in sympathy for my sore mouth and missing tooth. Then, we went over to the Celt Pub on the square to listen to some music. The sun had come out, and it turned out to be a pretty nice day.


A little classical music for a classy Sunday evening. 

Then, a perfect end to a lovely Easter Sunday, a call from both of my sons. 


Friday:) From Start to Finish

27 Feb

“Begin each day with a grateful heart, and they will end just the way they start.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

“Do not say something if you do not mean it.Do not do something if you can’t accept the consequences. 

Do not promise something if you can’t honor it.

In simple, do not start something you can’t finish” 

― Wendo L.


There is nothing better than having a perfect day, from start to finish. Today started with a leisurely cup of tea in my favorite girlfriend cup, reminding me that I am blessed with special friends. 

Then I walked my little visiting doggie friend, Bella, who was staying with me for a couple days.She’s so cute.

Then, off to kickboxing class at the YMCA. Oh man, that class always kicks my butt, but I love it. Then, home to walk Bella again, a quick shower, then off to lunch with my dear friend and neighbor, Diane. We went to Harry’s on the Harbor. It was such a beautiful day. We sat outside in the sun, enjoying a delicious lunch, and soaking up every minute.

So, what did I do when I got home? Well, I had to walk off that lovely lunch, and went for yet another walk. My mother often asks, “Why do you walk so much? I thought your feet hurt you.” I tell her, “I walk because I still can, and my feet will hurt if I walk or I sit still. Might as well walk.”

The reward for a long late evening walk is the glorious sunset that paints the evening sky. I count my blessings each day, from that first morning cup of tea to the last glimpse of a scarlet sunset. A perfect day from start to finish.

Now, I sit, writing my daily blog, sharing my perfect day, counting my blessings. It’s  Friday night, which is my Black Russian Friday. A sweet way to end a delightful day.

A beautiful sunset tonight.

Friday Free Throws and Fulmination

16 May

“All at once, I couldn’t figure out why I was methodically tossing a spherical object through a toroidal object. It seemed like the stupidest thing I could possibly be doing.” 

― John Green


Yoga is not for me. I can’t sit still, balance or pretend I’m all calm inside. So, when my friend Diane asked if I wanted to go to yoga his morning, I said I’d go to the YMCA with her, but no yoga. I’d work on some machines or something. When I arrived, I rode the stationary bike a while, then went into the empty gym to run a few laps. (I hate treadmills and refuse to use them.) Sometimes I grab a basketball and shoot a few hoops. 

I made a startling discovery while trying to make a basket. Sometime in the past forty years, while I wasn’t looking, I think they changed the distance of the free throw line. I couldn’t make one single free throw. After about thirty failed attempts, I decided to just run and dribble cross court, make a few lay ups then run across again. It felt pretty good, just like the old high school days when we hung out in the park. The only difference now is, I’m not sixteen, I’m in my sixties. Imdid pretty good for an old lady.

I’m going to go back there next week and measure.

When I got home, I ate a little breakfast then went out later for a brisk walk in the drizzly  afternoon. Did I mention That I’m an old lady? I keep forgetting.

So, now for the “fulmination.” I was munching on a handful of mixed that I keep in a big glass jar on the counter. I felt and heard a crunch. Thinking it was just a shell, I spit the contents into the garbage. A few minutes later, I realized I had a gaping hole in my mouth. My crown on my lower back tooth was gone. I carefully sifted through every inch of the garbage. No crown to be found.

I called the dentist and was able to get in right away. That’s the good news. The bad news…$1,500 to replace the crown. Yikes! The end.


FridayFrenzy: Firing at the Right Target

1 May

“You have had a dream for so many years. Let today be the day you make a plan for it. Just think about how much more likely you are to hit your target when you finally aim at it.” 

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


What a jam-packed run around crazy Friday frenzy! I love it. It started off with a long morning walk,(great pictures later), then off to an archery lesson with the fun Unbiological Sisters Meet-Up group, the store for cookies for later, to the Square for lunch at Snug, run over to Towne Creek for my Friday volunteering with the senior artists, Karen stopped by to invite me to a high school talent show in Dallas at 7, writing my blog now, then over to the student show. I’m glad I ate breakfast, as I didn’t have time for lunch at Snig or I’d be late for Towne Creek. Are you exhausted just reading this? So, am I.

Here are some photos of my amazing archery lesson, which consisted of a 5 minute video, the guy gave us a brief lecture/demo on what to do so we didn’t shoot each other, then we shot for an hour. Way cool! $10 groupon by over by Academy Sports on 380 in McKinney.



I pretty much hit the target every time except for a couple of strays. Not bad, hadn’t done this since college.

Off to the Square.. 



It was a good, busy day. Not done yet! I need more hours in my day!


Montage Monday and Da Mamma

17 Mar

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.

 ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin


I always enjoy sharing my week in a peek, but this week I get to share a sneak peek of my sweet Mamma. She has been my inspiration, my guiding light and the smile that starts my day every morning when I call her. But, she’s here for a couple of weeks, so I get to see her and hug her.

Here’s a week in a peek.

Sunday Sermon and Some Special Friends Sampling Cookies

8 Dec

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
quoting Robert Fulghum
This morning, Father told us that just as we prepare our home for the holidays, we must also prepare our souls. When we invite friends over, we clean the house, decorate, and prepare delicious meals. As we prepare for Christmas, we should cleanse our souls by going to reconciliation, (confession), forgiving our enemies and reconciling conflicts. That is the best way to prepare our home for Christmas.

There was also a baptism celebration during Mass. I love the way the entire congregation welcomes the newly baptized baby with prayers and a loud round of applause.


This afternoon, I was invited to Blynda Christian’s annual family cookie tasting completion. She invites dozens of friends, family and neighbors to a holiday party that features a special cookie recipe baked by a family member. Then, there is blind taste test and voting by all guests. It was difficult to decide, so of course, I had to sample several times. The winner was her granddaughter, with her s’mores cookies. Very yummy!

Blynda is such a gracious hostess, the food was divine and the beverages were abundant, but the best part of the evening was spending time with old friends that I don’t get to see very often, and meeting new people that I hope to see again.

Special cookies, special friends.


“Me like cookies!”