Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, May 19, 2017

THE TIP -AdNonsense/Funny On Friday

Another one of my 
'weird takes'
on a perfectly normal ad-

I dunno, Elizabeth,
I was just reaching for the
rest of my change
and BANG!
That gal put that cleaver down
so fast I was lucky not
to lose my whole hand!
Well, at least it seems to
have quit bleeding now~
Country Living Ad-Oscar Meyer
To the Advertiser-If you would like your ad removed from here please notify me.

Have a wonderful Friday and 
Blessed Weekend!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE GYPSY IN ME---THE ROAD IS CALLING MY NAME-But the Pageant Princess Brings Me Home...

Spring always makes me long to roam.
There were nomads in our family line.
Men that traveled 
to set up new towns 
once the towns were established, 
they would move on to
build another settlement.

I think I inherited some of that trait...
that longing for the road.
While I LOVE my home, 
I sometimes long
to pack my bags and 
travel the highways and byways
of our beautiful country..
Spring and Fall both find me restless...
calling my name to  explore
the lesser known roads of life.

IF I could pack up and travel I might
choose something like this.
I could see myself parking this
in a quiet spot in the foothills,
brewing a pot of coffee,
listening to classical music and  
reading a good book.
Idyllic, yes?
This bit of retro travel heaven
would work just fine for me, too.
After a long idyllic drive 
through the countryside
I could crawl into this bed 
with a happy heart.
Couldn't you?
Maybe it's because I haven't 
been able to travel
as much since MyHero 
suffered all his health issues.

 Maybe that is what makes 
the open road
call my name.

Maybe it is because my soul is restless.

Maybe it is because I feel winter weary
and I am anxious for 
Soft Summer Winds.

Whatever the reason I know it will pass
and I will be glad to be home with my family-
because I would not want to miss
sweet family events like this...
Little Miss Bright Eyes
 took part in an
all-natural pageant-
no make up allowed.
She took 3rd place and was
the youngest one in her age group
of three year olds---up to age five.

She could not wait to get up there and

I know there are those of you that find
pageants offensive and think it demeans
the contestants.
That being said,
My daughter would never push 
BrightEyes to do this-
she loves it and when she sees a stage
she thinks it was set up just for her.
As long as it is fun for her-
and there is no pressure to perform- or-
be anything except the sweet little girl she is-
I think it is a wonderful
confidence builder.

Anyway, the gypsy in my soul quiets
a bit at family events
because, you see,
I can't go too far from home.

After all, If I were gone
WHO would protect 
Little Miss Bright Eyes
when she loses her first tooth?

Wouldn't THAT tooth fairy give you nightmares?

Don't worry -he only plucks
false teeth out of the glass
on nightstands at night!

Hope you have a happy day-
on the road, off the road-
I'd say "off the wagon"
but that might cause some of you to drink--
and you know who you are

Lots going on here-
Packing and Purging
but not Panicking--
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Sunday, May 14, 2017


I wrote this a few years ago
and after I published it,
 I got several emails
from women that 
find some sadness in
Mother's Day.

We must remember that not everyone
had a wonderful mother and that 
there are those of us that desperately
wanted a child and that has not happened-
and there are those that have lost
children to Heaven--
a loss beyond understanding......

Please think kindly about others that 
do not find much happiness in this day.

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Mother's Day
(written as if our mother is still with us)

Some of us have been blessed 
with wonderful Mothers.
Some of us have Mothers 
that are not quite so admirable.

Some of us have Mothers 
that praise us and adore us,
Some of us have Mothers 
that never say a kind word.

Some of us have Mothers
 that love us unconditionally.
Some of us have Mothers
 that love us only
if we meet all her expectations.

Some of us have Mothers
 that smile readily.
Some of us have Mothers 
that never find much to smile about.

Some of us have Mothers that~
whatever we do~ 
it is more than they hoped for.
Some of us have Mothers 
no matter WHAT we do-
it is never enough.

Some of us have Mothers 
that had a charmed childhood.
Some of us have Mothers 
that were raised in pain & shame.

Some of us have Mothers 
that need us & 
want us in their lives.
Some of us have Mothers 
that are needy
 and we seldom see them.

Some of us have Mothers 
that complete our lives.
Some of us have Mothers that
leave us aching, wanting and empty.

Some of us have Mothers 
that stand
on this side of the Great Beyond.
Some of us have Mothers 
that have passed
 over this earthly barrier.

Some of us will emulate our Mother.
Some of us will vow to never be
anything like our Mother.

Some of us are happy and fulfilled,
no matter what kind of Mother we had.
Some of us will never be happy
even if we were nurtured 
by an amazing Mother.

Today I am blessed to be a Mother.
My daughters are blessed 
to be Mothers, too.
Today I vow that I will be
the best mother (and grandmother) 
I can be.

Today I vow that I will love
as deeply as I can 
those that share my life.

Today I know that I am blessed indeed~
Today I hope that you find blessings
in your own life-
and love your Mother-
even if it is just because she gave you life.

~Happy Mother's Day from Me to You~

I just spent the weekend with my sweet
Mindy and her family and will be driving
home today.  
I will catch up with all of you tonight.
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Friday, May 12, 2017


You've heard of
Laser Tag?
That is much too
tame for
this family~

Okay-It's your turn,
On Your Mark..
Get Set..
Good Housekeeping ad-Nintendo
To the advertiser: If you would like your graphic removed please notify me.

Thanks to all of you that read
these silly things and comment-
a special thanks to you that
tell me I am warped!

is now visiting her daughter
so I will be scarce here for
a day or two.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


First of all,
thank you all so much for 
humoring me and playing along
with this little
The results are in and tallied.
I will show each table and list the people
below that chose that table.
I was asked to remove
one of the tables 
(weirdly enough-even though it was sourced out)

I moved anyone that had picked that 
table to another table...
LOL- sorry 'bout that -
hope you like your tablemates!

Here we go:
Table #1
Flower Boxes On A Plank Table

This turned out to be a large wedding:
Here are the guests:
Tina, Cheryl, Cindy, Patty, Nancy, Kim,
LV, Patti, Ellen, Lisa, Connie, Fran, Julie,
Richella, Amy, Sugar, Nonnie, Cecilia,
Bonnie, Ellen, Mary, Debbie Ray, Billie Jo,
Lorrie, Kris, Karen, Katie M,
 ADAM (yeah- a guy),
and two surprise guests with the same name-
Anonymous & Anonymous
and LIZ-(I forgot to add her name--duh)!


This was a smaller, more intimate wedding.
Your table mates are:
Jettie, Karen, Sandy, Patty, Diane, 

Table #3
Ashes Of Roses 

This was also a small, intimate wedding
and attending are:
Linda, Denise, Ann,Renee & Donna W.

Table #4
Flowers With Floral Cloth
This is a table of sweet ladies I know and love:
Neadeen, Marydon, Rose, Nancy & Cathy
and KAY G (some idiot I forgot her)

Next up:#5
Hydrangea-A Wedding At Home
You will be seated with one of the only other men
that played along:
imageRon Carrier is sitting with Jenn, Susie, Arlene, Karen, Celeste, Beemie, & Krishna
Poor Ron!  I know a couple of those gals
and I KNOW that at least one of them 
Susie will act up.
Ron won't mind because he loves
and after a few drinks he will put
spike someone's Susie's ginger ale.

caused a big stir!
Y'all love those lanterns and a lot of
you crashed this wedding whether you were
invited or not.
Rose Lanterns
Well, shove over and make room for:
Debbie H, Donna, Sheri, Vee, 
Mildred, Sandie, Linda,
Nancy, Judy,  Kathy, Katie, 
Robbin, Louise, Josephine,
Martha Ellen, Karen Ann, 
Debra, Debbie, Sissie & AnnMarie.

And last, but not least-
White On White Intent
I will say this is the one that was the 
With all the interest in 
White and Cream 
I thought this grand reception would be
flooded with guests.
I guess I was wrong--
but a few of you 
picked this very beautiful venue:
Kathy S, Diane & Susan
You all can have two entrees!!!

Thanks again for playing along-
It is so much fun to see 
who thinks along the same lines
and loves the same things.

I love, too, that there are a couple of guys 
that weigh in-
that adds to the fun.

IF I missed anyone's name that voted
for a table please forgive me and
you can leave me a nasty note
in the comments.

I will be driving to my daughter's house
to stay for a few days---and---
I will try to check in from there.
If I don't get a chance to do that,
 I will be home
late Sunday/Mother's Day.

Have a wonderful rest of the week.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017


I had so much fun doing the last
Pick Your Favorite
and it seems many of you enjoyed
voting, so----
I thought I would do it again.

So-here's the story.
You are invited to the wedding
of your best friend's daughter.
Your best friend has asked for your input
on table settings.
Money is no object.
get to pick the table settings
for your friend because she has
her hands full with the 
now staying at home to prepare
for the wedding.

So-Here are your choices.
Which table will you be sitting at?
That's for the gals that like to pick
two or more and screw up my little survey! (snicker)

Flower Boxes On A Plank Table

Sunshine & Squares
Ashes Of Roses 

 Flowers With Floral Cloth

Hydrangea-A Wedding At Home
Rose Lanterns
(removed by request)

And- last but not least
 White On White Intent
(get it? In Tent-intent?-nevermind)
 So- There you have it
The vote is up to you.
Let's see where YOU'LL be sitting.
I'll be back to count your votes
after my stint at the VA today!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!
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Friday, May 5, 2017

TICK TOCK-WATCH THE CLOCK! Funny on Friday- AdNonsense

(My own take on old ads)

Marsha Muscella
Clark Clockson.

They had been together
for almost 2 years
and he still found
it important
to spend Friday
nights downtown
with his
Pink Squirrels
Bubba Dollar's Bar & Grille.

Marsha had warned him
that the next time
he stayed out past
midnight she was
going to clean
his clock for him.

Finally, somewhere
just before 4AM,
she heard his key in
the lock..and heard
him shssshing and
giggling with whomever
he had brought home

She thought it fitting
to greet him at the door
with a sweet
little game of

You are going to have
a face that would
stop a clock when
Marsha is through
with you.
To the advertiser~please notify me if you would like your image removed.

Thanks to all of you 
that have pointed that out to me!!!

Happy Friday!
Hope you got your smile on here!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017


First of all,
I want to thank ALL of you
that left me comments and opinions
on opening my
Etsy Shop.

I had it all planned out-
header made, items listed, etc. 
Isn't this a cute banner?
I have had it on hold for over a year
as MyHero's health wavered.
Every time I would get ready to 
something would happen;
there would be a setback.

So, I thought that might be God's way
of saying,
"Don't do it!"
However, being the stubborn person
I am-and the eternal optimist-
I thought maybe I 

So, I turned to my good friends,
and blogging buddies, to get 

Many of you left comments on my blog
and I so appreciate that you did that.
Several of you emailed me directly
to tell me your stories and experiences.
After reading all the comments,
and taking everything to heart,
I came to the decision that this is 
for me.

I had over 100 listings and have been 
paying the fees for over a year,
but yesterday,
I pulled the plug and closed the shop
before it ever opened.  

I have decided to donate all the 
'household goods' 
to a charitable organization here
that does not sell anything.
They use it to help young and/or single mothers
get on their feet and 
furnish an apartment to help them
 succeed in life.

Some things I will take to an antique dealer
and some of the things--
that don't fall into either category above--
maybe-just maybe-
I will offer on my blog

So- there you have it-
Thank you all for your opinions and input.

Thanks especially to 
and to my friend, Donna, that no longer blogs.
They were both so helpful in the past 
as I was struggling with setup and help with 
learning the Etsy ropes.
I really appreciate the help they gave me.

Good luck to all of you that have
Etsy shops.
Maybe this will help someone else 
make the decision
that Etsy isn't for them after they read
all the comments I got on my blog (here)
or give them the courage to close a 
shop that is causing them stress.
On the other hand,
it may encourage someone to move forward
and open a shop of their own.

At least now I can start packing things up
knowing I don't have to 
I can clean out the bins and boxes of STUFF
and maybe I will find some 
of the things I do not need.

Maybe I will get my butt out in the
YARD and do a little SPRUCE UP.
Or maybe I can encourage 
MyHero to get off his butt
and do a little clean up.
Remember this?
Yeah--he's skinnier now so it
should be even easier for him...
Right?  Right!

Heck, I might even deep clean the house...
maybe not........

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