"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Thursday, July 8, 2010

** This 'n That on a Thursday Afternoon **

Hot Fun in the Summertime!
Today has been a cloudy, sunny, rainy, sunny, humid, cloudy, hot, steamy kind of day, and all I can say is, "Thank goodness for air conditioning!" There's not a day that goes by in this kind of weather when I don't wonder how in the world we survived back in the 1950's when I was growing up. We lived in the same general vicinity that I live now....the humid St. Louis area....and all we had was a window fan in our tiny living room. I don't remember even having small fans in our bedrooms, although we may have. I always thought my parents weren't very smart because they always had the window fan facing out, pushing all the air outside! I think I managed to talk my dad into turning it once in awhile and have it blow on me, but obviously it didn't cool me off at all, since it was blowing hot air! And don't worry....I'm not going to make any silly jokes about "hot air" in my family!

(This fan looks just like the one we had. Photo courtesy: worthpoint.com)
My brother, Mike, and I used to amuse ourselves by yelling into the fan and making funny noises! Ah, the Good Old Days! Who needed video games and such? We had fun just hanging around with our family and friends....and using our imaginations. (Oh, and yes, we did at least have TV. All the shows were in black and white then.) Okay...I better quit, or I'll sound like I'm 100 years old!


Great News about Scott! Most of you are aware of the health issues my oldest son, Scott, has been dealing with the past couple of weeks. I'm happy to say that his last CT came back with good results and all seems to be fine now...finally! All he needs to do is start eating and gain back the 20 lbs that he lost! He's a slender guy in the first place, so he is really thin now. But, I'm sure a few of his favorite pizzas will help!Thanks so much to all of you who kept him in your thoughts and prayers.

Blog Highlight: You know I like to let you in on things I've discovered while blogging. My friend, Pat, over at Critter Alley is having a blog contest, with no entry fee, and the winner will receive $25.00 CASH! Wow! Jump on over to her blog and read all about it. Entries can be submitted until Monay, July 12th.
(As always, I'm not getting paid or gaining anything by posting info about this contest.)

I have two quotes to share today. I just couldn't make up my mind between them, so I decided to get a little wacky and post them both! Look out....I'm getting zany, wild and madcap!!

(Does this look like the photo of a normal woman?! Depends on what you consider normal....I must confess, it is I...wild and wacky Becky!)

"There's no half-singing in the shower. You're either a rock star or an opera diva!" -- Unknown

"We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs." -- Brian Carter