Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Monday, May 29, 2017

A TRIBUTE TO ALL OF OUR SERVICE PEOPLE


I wrote this for Memorial Day

a few years ago but I think it is

relevant every day.

This means even more to me now that I am

volunteering at the VA Center here. 



Memorial Day is here once more,

We fly the flags above our door,

We plant our flowers that mark the grave,

Of every soldier that was so brave,



They fought for freedom for everyone,

Many lives snuffed out by a sniper's gun.

We proudly march in our little bands,

As daybreak filters across our lands,



But I wonder if we can truly see,

What cost it was to make us free.



Confederate soldiers fought the Yanks,

Some brothers fought brothers in those ranks,

To free the downtrodden that were lost,

To free all men at any cost.



My father was a medic in World War One,

A war not talked about by anyone,

Some men lost limbs and some were gassed,

Some were picked up by comrades, others 

bypassed.



World War II! How tragic indeed,

People standing by watching others bleed.

Souls thrown to the winds with no remorse,

Foreign government standing on their own 

course.



Vietnam was not a war they said,

Then how come so many soldiers ended up 

dead?

No heroes welcome for them in sight,

They slunk home in the dead of night.



Should I go on-with Korea & Desert Storm?

Iran? Afghanistan? Are you getting warm?

Do you feel the pain you see in their face?

Does it make you squirm in your warm, safe 

place?


I've just one more thing I'd like to say,

It's about celebrating Memorial Day,

Look around and everything you see,

Was paid out in blood so that we are free.

Put your hand on your heart,

For the blue, white and red,

Raise your eyes to the flag,

Say a prayer for the dead.


Because of a soldier I can have my say,

So ~God Bless you this Memorial Day~


And To All Our Soldiers-

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

BRING HIM HOME-A Memorial Day Tribute -

This is one of the most beautiful tributes
I have ever heard
for our servicemen/women
that so valiantly guard our safety.

~A parent's prayer for a son
that is away serving his country~

If you have a moment to listen to this
you will not be disappointed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXnRf3TQcpk


God bless all those men and women
that protect my family, friends and loved ones.

Blessings- I hope you have a wonderful
MEMORIAL DAY~
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Friday, May 26, 2017

WHAT'S THAT SMELL? AdNonsense/Funny on Friday

Ma! Ma!
Come quick~
You know those three big
boxes of those
little
foil wrapped
chocolate bottles
full of rum?
Yes! Those! The ones you had
hidden on the shelf in
your closet!
Anyways...
BillyBob found them
and ate them all in
one sitting..
and now I can't wake him up..
and besides that..
What's that sour smell in here?
Good Housekeeping Ad-Jason Witten-NFL Cowboys-VIcks Nyquil ad
To the Advertiser-If you would like your ad removed please notify me


Have a wonderful Friday,
my friends.
I am still packing my life up in boxes!
See you on Memorial Day!
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PRETTY IN PINK-Perhaps you'll like the matching biker's outfit...

Ye Olde Bicycle
gets a tad weather-worn
during the winter season here.
Time for a little
SPRING SPRUCE UP!

I am making myself use up
all the old paints that I have on hand.
This was one SweetCheeks picked out a long time ago.
It is not the paint I would have chosen
for this bike
but it IS what I had here.

And...don't go whining about the size
of the watermarks on these.
I am using Windows 10 and for some things
there is just no rhyme or reason
as to why these things happen
TO ME.....
trust me...

So-
What does ye olde bicycle look like today?
Feast your eyes on THIS!
(Well, except for my friend,Jettie-
She says pink is pukey-lol)
I don't have her real front and back baskets
attached yet.
However, I didn't want to keep you in suspense
too much longer-cuz you know how YOU are!
Wanna see more?
Do you love it?

Don't be counting my weeds that need to 
be cleaned up either..
MyHero has been talking about 
taking up cycling.
I thought I should look for a nice
cycling outfit for him.
If he puts this on I will even let him ride
MY BIKE!
It'd be perfect, don't ya think????
I didn't show you the whole thing
cuz I didn't want to see you 
squirting your coffee out through
your nose-
It didn't leave much to the imagination
if you know what I mean.
SO-You can use
 YOUR imagination...
and imagine MyHero in it!!
Have a GREAT day!~


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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~
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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 
and,
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?
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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 LOVES the STAGE!
She could not wait to get up there and
SHOW HER STUFF.

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
 from
THE TOOTH FAIRY
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--
yet!!
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY (For Most)

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 
that
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

FUNNY ON FRIDAY-AdNonsense-- NO! PLEASE DON'T SHOOT!!!!


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

Okay-It's your turn,
GRAMMAW..
Now..
On Your Mark..
Get Set..
GO!
RUN-GRAMMAW-RUN
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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!

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

PICK YOUR FAVORITE BRIDAL TABLE-WHO WILL YOU BE SITTING NEXT TO?

First of all,
thank you all so much for 
humoring me and playing along
with this little
PICK YOUR FAVORITE GAME!
So--
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)!

Table#2
SUNSHINE & SQUARES

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
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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
A GOOD COCKTAIL
and after a few drinks he will put
spike someone's Susie's ginger ale.

Oh! The ROSE LANTERNS
caused a big stir!
Y'all love those lanterns and a lot of
you crashed this wedding whether you were
invited or not.
#6
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 
MOST SURPRISING TO ME!
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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