Just One Question

The man sitting at the table looked nervous.  His lawyer leaned over and whispered something to him.  It seemed to put him at ease. He then approached the witness.  “Did you get a look at the man on the motorcycle?”

“No, he was already wearing a helmet by the time I saw him.”

“So, it could have been anyone on that motorcycle?”

“I suppose, but I always saw him…”

“No further questions your honor.”

The lawyer sat down and whispered to his client “So, much for their irrefutable evidence from the only witness. Good thing you always wear your helmet.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – irrefutable

Tygpress.com — This, That, and The Other

I am reblogging this to make all my readers aware… all my posts are there, are yours too?

Teresa, at The Haunted Wordsmith, wrote out a post a few days ago about a website that is harvesting the blog posts of many WordPress bloggers. That is, this site, tygpress.com, is likely posting on its site your posts without your authorization, approval, or permission. You can check to see if this is happening to your […]

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Like a dying cell phone

I am drained

Too many things to do

Not enough time

Just like that battery

I need a recharge

But sleep doesn’t help

And medicine is temporary

There is no solution

I just have to wait it out

Hoping soon I will rebound

And be able to live again


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – battery

Mumbles … fyi

I have not vanished, just caught in a very busy time of year with too much to do. I’m not sure how much I will be able to post the next few days, but I am still writing so the posts will follow as possible. Just want to be sure and wish you all happy holidays! Now I must leave for my Dad’s house. (((HUGS)))

3, 2, 1 Quote Me – Good Health

Fandango at This, That, and The Other tagged me for 3, 2, 1 Quote Me.  If I understand this correctly the rules are as follows –

  1. Thank the selector
  2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day (which is “Good Health”)
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in “3.2.1 Quote Me!”

Thank you Fandango for choosing me… sorry it took me so long to respond.  Here is what I found for good health.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

(Thanks to Brainyquote.com for being a great source for quotes of all kinds.)

Now I am supposed to select 3 fellow bloggers to do this –

  1. Each one who wants to
  2. Any one who has time
  3. Everyone who can

(Yeah, that’s right, I broke the rules.  I am such a rebel! LOL)

So join in and have some fun and stay in good health! 😉

Mumbles … Being

I have just gone through the motions of being… it has been a long week. My week started out with 6 appointments planned for the week for both me and my dad. Then Dad went to the ER early Wednesday morning. He was having lots of trouble breathing. My sister called me and I got ready and out the door before 6am. He had pneumonia and lots of problems with edema and fluid around the heart. The pneumonia has cleared up on his x-ray. But his is having lots of confusion. It really scares me… my Mother-in-law had Alzheimer’s and the way Dad is acting reminds me of that. I talked to the nurse about it tonight. She paged the doctor and he finally got back to her and said he wasn’t too concerned about it. I really dislike my Dad’s doctor… he is an ok guy, but I think he has a lot of flaws as a doctor, but I can’t convince Dad to go to a new doctor.

So I’ve spent a lot of time at the hospital the last few days and have gotten so far behind on reading posts and my daily prompts. I may read through some tonight yet but I am so tired, physically and emotionally. I am just barely being.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – being

This Or That Tag

Last month the lovely Anita at Discovering Your Happiness tagged me to answer a long list of questions… I am finally getting around to responding.  (Sorry it took me so long Anita!)

this or that tag

The Rules:

  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
  • Attach the tag photo
  • Answers the ‘THIS or THAT” questions
  • Tag a 10-20 friends.

So here’s the questions…

  1. Dog or Cat?
  2. Netflix or YouTube?
  3. Phone Call or Text?
  4. Toast or Eggs?
  5. Cardio or Weights?
  6. Facebook or Twitter?
  7. Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
  8. Mobile Games or Console Games?
  9. While walking: Music or Podcasts?
  10. iOS or Android?
  11. Cake or Pie?
  12. Swimming or Sunbathing?
  13. Big Party or Small Gathering?
  14. New Clothes or New Phone?
  15. Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
  16. Football or Basketball?
  17. Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
  18. What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
  19. Jogging or Hiking?
  20. Bath or Shower?
  21. Sneakers or Sandals?
  22. Glasses or Contacts?
  23. Hamburger or Taco?
  24. Couch or Recliner?
  25. Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
  26. Receive: Email or Letter?
  27. Passenger or Driver?
  28. Tablet or Computer?
  29. Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
  30. Car or Truck?
  31. Blue or Red?
  32. Money or Free Time?
  33. Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
  34. At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?
  35. Pen or Pencil?
  36. Toilet paper: Over or Under?
  37. Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
  38. Pancake or Waffle?
  39. Coke or Pepsi?
  40. Coffee Cup or Thermos?
  41. Blinds or Curtain?
  42. Train or Plane?
  43. Phone or Tablet?
  44. Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
  45. Meat or Vegetables?
  46. International Vacation or a New TV?
  47. Save or Spend?
  48. Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
  49. Coffee or Tea?
  50. TV or Book?
  51. Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
  52. Ocean or Mountains?
  53. Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
  54. City or Countryside?
  55. Winter or Summer?
  56. Mac or PC?
  57. Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
  58. Soup or Sandwich?
  59. Card Game or Board Game?
  60. Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
  61. Working Alone or Working in a Team?
  62. Dine In or Delivery?
  63. Sweater or Hoodie?
  64. Motorcycle or Bicycle?
  65. Book or eBook?
  66. When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
  67. TV Shows or Movies?

My answers…

Dog or Cat?  Both but for choices, cat
Netflix or YouTube?  Netflix
Phone Call or Text?  Sometimes I have anxiety on the phone, but I prefer talking than texting for the most part.  I want to hear your voice.
Toast or Eggs?  Love fried, scrambled with cheese, an omelet, or a good old hard boiled egg!
Cardio or Weights?  Can’t do much of either, I guess my short walks count closer to cardio
Facebook or Twitter? FB
Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone? When it’s hot outside either one is good, but year round I will eat ice cream
Mobile Games or Console Games?  I do both… but would be more lost without my computer games
While walking: Music or Podcasts? Music all the way!
iOS or Android? Android
Cake or Pie? This is tough.. you can have a bigger variety to choose from with pie though
Swimming or Sunbathing?  Swimming or as close to it as I come
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering… crowds are bad with anxiety
New Clothes or New Phone?  New clothes, my phone is not that old
Rich Friend or Loyal Friend? Loyal which can be hard to find
Football or Basketball? If this is American football I pick it, if soccer then basketball.  I just never learned much about soccer growing up
Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?   …?  Hmm, probably car
What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes? dishes, laundry you can start and walk away from
Jogging or Hiking? Hiking
Bath or Shower? Shower unless it is a big  (whirlpool) tub I can kick back and relax in
Sneakers or Sandals?  Sneakers
Glasses or Contacts? Had both, but now find glasses are just easier
Hamburger or Taco? Love them both… probably hamburger
Couch or Recliner? Sit on a couch but I sleep in a recliner so I like them both
Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store? In a store to get clothes but other things are ok online if it is cheaper
Receive: Email or Letter?  Letter!  I wish I got more, but I do send out a lot
Passenger or Driver? This depends on the traffic, speeds and weather…. plus if I am having more anxiety that day.
Tablet or Computer?  Laptop
Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?  Funny, but not an idiot
Car or Truck?  Car
Blue or Red?  Red
Money or Free Time?  Free time, lots to do that cost little to no money!
Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? If it is just me maybe a beach, but I love to see others ride the rides I am too afraid to get on, plus someone has to hold the bags LOL
At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?  Popcorn with buttery topping!
Pen or Pencil?  Pen
Toilet paper: Over or Under?  Definitely over
Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down? Which ever way they fit better… I have a fair share of different shaped cups and mugs
Pancake or Waffle?  Waffles
Coke or Pepsi?  Coke
Coffee Cup or Thermos?  Cup
Blinds or Curtain? Prefer curtains, can only afford blinds LOL
Train or Plane?  … never been on a train?
Phone or Tablet?  Phone
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?  Hot coffee
Meat or Vegetables?  I couldn’t live without meat, but I like the big variety of vegetables
International Vacation or a New TV?  I would love to travel
Save or Spend?  I try to save but bills get in the way
Honesty or Other’s Feelings?  Honesty always is best in the long run
Coffee or Tea?  Coffee
TV or Book?  If the fibro fog is clear, a book
Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?  Both have their pluses, but if it is a highly special effects movie I prefer to see it in the theater
Ocean or Mountains? … never seen either
Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?  Horror
City or Countryside?  Countryside
Winter or Summer? Winter comes third after Spring and Fall… I just hate the hot HUMID summer sticky weather
Mac or PC?  PC
Console Gaming or PC Gaming?  PC if it is just me… otherwise I like console games we all can play
Soup or Sandwich?  Soup
Card Game or Board Game?  Card game – LOVE Shanghai Rummy!
Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?  Never been camping
Working Alone or Working in a Team?  Team of strangers NO, team I know yes
Dine In or Delivery?  Delivery
Sweater or Hoodie?  Hoodie
Motorcycle or Bicycle?  Bicycle
Book or eBook?  BOOK… love the feel of turning a page
When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?  Need a fan year round
TV Shows or Movies?  Movies

Now I am supposed to tag others… TAG, you are ALL it.  Seriously, those interested PLEASE do share a little about yourself.  But I wont name anyone for fear of leaving someone out.  Enjoy!

Mumbles… Tantrum

Working 20 years as a cashier I saw my share of tantrums at the checkout. Often the parents worn down and tired would give in to the child and buy them candy or the toy they carried through the store. The customers I had to cringe about were the ones who would let their kids play, chew on and drool all over a toy then ask ME to take it from the child who would no doubt start to have at least a good loud scream. If you don’t have the courage to disappoint your own kids once in a while the future for them is doomed to be a major disappointment.

There is also the disgusting fact that the child had placed their germs all over the toy ready to spread them to whoever next needs a shopping pacifier. It made me wipe down a toy or two for my daughter before I would ever let her touch it.

I know when I was growing up I can’t ever recall being allowed to play with something we were not going to buy. When did the stores become playgrounds? I better stop typing now or I might just get mad enough to throw a tantrum about half-hearted parenting.

Happy and Grateful – Day 363

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

Snow is pretty… pretty annoying too.  We got about 3 inches, which really isn’t much but it is one of the first all day snows we have had and it is cold… and only going to get worse.  This is Friday night and there is a wind chill advisory until Tuesday.  Ugh!  But I had to go out today… needed my prescriptions refilled and had a gift to return (wrong size) and then my daughter offered to take us out to lunch.  So I was out in the thick of it.  I was grateful there was not the freezing drizzle they had in some areas at least.

Now if you have read my blog you know I worry… about everything.  That is the nature of anxiety and depression.  But I was happy to hear from my daughter via a text message that she arrived at work ok (about a 20 to 30 minute drive away).  Often she forgets when I ask her to let me know so I was happy she didn’t.

All the tension from my first winter driving of the year has left my back in knots.  So I sit on a heating pad and took my pain meds and hope to sleep soon.  So forgive me if my writing does not make sense, I am not thinking quite clearly.

Only two more posts…. but a year worth of awareness has been great.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!