Tag Archives: everyday life

Thursday:) The Memphis Highlight So Far

23 May

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens is another.

Charles Dickens


The favorite part of my trip so has been our visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital yesterday.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The hospital costs about $2.8 million a day to run, and there is no cost to the patient to be treated. Wikipedia

We also went to the National Civil Rights Museum site.

Both of these visits were thought provoking and inspirational.

Then, there were more fun stops.

Another fun busy day in Memphis.

Wednesday:) What Ya Up To, Miss Toni?

22 May

 “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” – Ewan McGregor


Life is short. Take an adventure.

And the adventure continues.

Tuesday:) Memphis Memories and More

21 May

“Elvis has left the building.”



A fun full day in Memphis.

Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek

21 May

 “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta


And… I love to tell stories.

Here’s last week in a peek and a sneak peek at this week.


A good week with friends, celebrating a birthday, remembering an old friend, feeding the hungry, and living life to the fullest.

Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

20 May

“Stick to love; it is heavy and it will carry you. Avoid hatred; it is heavy and you have to carry it. It is left to you to make your choice.”

― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts


A beautiful sunny Sunday morning after nasty storms yesterday. It’s always a pleasure to greet at the door before Mass. I was able to see the Chateau bus pull around the side at 8:30, so I scooted over there to greet and the adorable elderly ladies from the senior complex, then I scurried back to the front doors, I don’t get to greet them and hug them like at the old church because they get dropped off at the closer side door at the new church, I miss their smiling faces on Sunday. But, I did get to see them Wednesday when I picked them up and took them back from their Life Touch photo shoot for the new directory at church.

Today’s Gospel reading was such an important message. Plain and simple…Love one another.

34A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

After Mass, their was a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. It’s nice to sit and mingle, chat and have coffee with people that you might not get a chance to talk to. I bumped into Father Robert and Mary, so of course I had to say, “Selfie time, Father.”

After Mass, I went over to Walmart, yet again, because my low tire light came on for about the tenth time. They usually put air in it and its fine for a couple-three weeks, then lights up again. I asked them to check it “again and thoroughly.”‘they said it would be a while, so I called Zelda. We were supposed to meet for lunch, so she offered to pick me up and we went over to Nom Nom for a veggie burrito bowl. They called to say my car was ready.

When I went to the desk, I asked the lady who handed me my keys what they did, and she looked at the print out and said, “Fixed flat tire.” I’m not sure what they did. Maybe they just put air in it again. But, if that darn light goes on again in a couple of weeks, I’m going to have trouble following that commandment about “You have to love one another.”

Then, the highlight of my day is the Sunday evening FaceTime call with the grandchildren. Now, these adorable little faces…what’s not to love.

Doesn’t get better than this. Happy Sunday, my friends.

Saturday:) Celebrating 60 With Blynda Christian

19 May

Wow! It took me sixty years to look this good!


(But, it applies to Miss Blynda)


Today is Blynda Christian’s birthday, and she had a HUGE TINY birthday celebration at her house. I’ll explain. Blynda, a very talented artist, invited her friends and family to celebrate her Big Fat 60th birthday and Tiny Art Show by creating a tiny 4×4 piece of artwork to display at her party. Seeing as she has a zillion friends, there were a zillion fabulous tiny works of art displayed throughout her house.

The theme was “tiny”, so there were tiny desserts and food, like tiny tacos, tiny tostadas, tiny cakes, etc.

Each tiny canvas or artwork was a masterpiece. Blynda has a talented family, and so many talented friends.

Everyone had a great time, drank tiny glasses of wine, ate tiny food, and also created more tiny artwork at the kitchen table.

Oh, and there were the tiny 12 Aposticle Sticks by Amanda Wallace.

It was a HUGE TINY celebration, and I’ll have to say, 60 never looked so good. Happy birthday Blynda, and here’s to another 60. 🍷

Friday:) A Friend In Heaven and Here On Earth

18 May

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.     

Flavia Weedn


Yesterday, I attended the funeral of an amazing lady. My friend, Gilda Garza of McKinney, was a friend to all. A lifetime McKinney resident, she knew pretty much everyone in town, and everyone loved her. She staunchly supported her community, and this little tiny woman could strike fear in the hearts of giants. She will be greatly missed.

Mayor George Fuller spoke before the service and officially proclaimed May 16, 2019, Gilda Garza Day. The family was given the framed proclamation at the beautiful services held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The church was filled with family, friends, Mayor Fuller and former Mayor Loughmiller, council members, co-workers, and neighbors. As the soloist sang Ave Maria, and tears streaming down my face, I couldn’t help but think that Miss Gilda was smiling down on us saying, “Nice turnout. Where’s the party?”

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of former McKinney Councilwoman Gilda Garza, who passed away on May 8, 2019. In 2000, Gilda was the first Hispanic female to be elected to the McKinney City Council. She was re-elected twice, the maximum allowed. Thank you, Gilda, for your service to the residents of McKinney. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic Church, 411 Paula Road, McKinney, Texas

Mayor George Fuller

I didn’t know Miss Gilda for as many years as most, but the time we shared was always filled with laughter, food, fun and friends. She kept trying to get me more involved in local politics and organizations, and I kept trying to get her to sing karaoke or paint. Neither of us succeeded, but we had fun teasing each other.

I just went out for a quick walk to try and catch a photo of the sunset, then come back to finish writing this blog post. Well, I was greeted with a beautiful sunset and, not a lucky penny, but a lucky quarter. (Someone trying to tell me something?)

Hasta Luego, Amiga…