Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Taking the Week Off to Celebrate


 And, yes, as the title of this post says, I'm taking this week off to celebrate a few assorted holidays.

First is tomorrow (Thursday), my birthday. I'm hitting a milestone this year but I'm not admitting which one. My birthday has been bittersweet the last few years because for most of my life I shared birthdays with my Dad.  I miss him terribly and "our day" will never be the same. But I'll always remember those cakes we shared with both our names on them, and having his help blowing out the candles.

 Friday is another biggie - but with a different fella. This guy and I are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss. Or at least something reasonably close to it.  I've already renewed his contract for 50 more. (It was a no-brainer.)  And, yes, I was a child bride.

And Sunday, of course, is Mother's Day. 

Our moms have both been gone for quite a while and we were very blessed to have had them, but there are a couple other moms I'm delighted to share the day with... my two daughters-in-law, the moms to my grandkids. 

This picture of our crazy clan was taken during a lovely professional photo shoot a couple years ago. There were lots of more traditional poses, but this is one of my favorites. It's just

(Can you count the bunny ears?)

So, if you'll forgive me, I'm going to spend this week celebrating, remembering, and enjoying.

Oh, and working on wedding preparations. Someone in the picture above is getting married later this month. Can you guess which one?

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. Enjoy your day.

See you next week.

Thought for Today:

I am so blessed.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

At Least Books Don't Go Dark


You know why books are better than movies or TV?  Because in a book, when you finally get to the big battle you've been waiting for all the way through the story, the pages will not get dark and leave you wondering who got killed and who didn't.

Yes, I'm complaining about this week's Game of Thrones.

I could understand if GOT was filmed for release in theaters before coming to TV. Theaters are designed to handle low light images on screen. That's why it's dark in there. But GOT was filmed for television. That thing people watch in their homes...where light may seep in from other rooms or through windows not covered with blackout curtains.

It was really frustrating having to go online the next day to find out for certain who got killed.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? What did you think of the latest episode?

I've got all visual funnies for you today. From the "you only had one job" department...

 Oops. A little off center there.

 Note the claim on the sign.

 What do you think? Alcohol or someone saw a spider on the road?

RIP, little buddy.

This last one is my favorite.

 Did they really not notice?

You may have noticed I'm trying not to do rely on puppies and kittens for all my "aw" pictures. There's just so many other beautiful faces out there.

What do you think of this one?

Wouldn't you like to know what he's thinking?
Was that an "aw" for you?

 That's all for today. Hope you found something here to get you over the mid-week hump and coasting to the weekend.

I also hope the next episode of Game of Thrones will be a bit brighter. (Not in tone, just visually. So we can see what's going on.)

See you next week.

Thought for Today:

I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up.

(This was printed on a coffee mug given to me by my co-workers in my previous office. I have no idea why.)