~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If that isn't nice....

....what is?

 The other day on Facebook somebody came along with a meme stating "If that isn't nice, what is?"  I thought some of my friends might have something to say about that.  Not too many obliged, but I'll post those that shared their thoughts.  I bet they thought I'd forgotten, heh heh.

I started it off:
"Me:  Dancing in the kitchen to rock-n-roll with the Havapups just a minute ago.
Sylvia:  Me with my head fixing to hit the pillow. Too easy. Ronnie and I sometimes call our bed "Betty" and we tell her we love her.  Or another one is, when Vanna see's me at the store when she is with her Mom and says "Grandma" and clings to me like a little monkey. It feels like we are one body when she holds me that tight. If that isn't nice I don't know what is!
Elizabeth:  A nice day at the beach, good book in hand, listening to the waves breaking, children laughing, and the gulls in flight.
Maureen:   Wrapped up in hubby's arms. The best place in the world.

Julia:  A lazy day curled up with the hubby and fur-kids... Feeling the love!"
I was hoping for more contributions, but perhaps people were bored with my stuff or just not in that sort of mood.  ;~)

Today's a big day around here, with all the Prop 8 and DOMA downfall happenings.  Texas has been rockin' and rollin' over some issues and Senator Wendy is a hero for many of us.  You can't get the liberals completely down for long, in spite of what the conservative fundamentalists like to think.  Hah.  Some people have a real funny definition of "equality" and mistake the Holy Bible for the Constitution.  Well, they're wrong.  Anyway,  it's all over the Internet, so I don't need to go into details here.  Suffice it to say that "politics" is what's for dinner in America.

It's hot and sunny out there, and I have boxes to pack and tomorrow's dinner to prepare.  The Mr is on his way home from work eventually, so I'd better get to gettin'.

Toodles ~


Friday, June 14, 2013

A thought or two or three....

So, I'm sitting here listening to our music from the blog playlist.  I'm not so sure it's a great idea, since SGTex just took to the road for work and will be away for a few days.  If I listen too long, the songs are apt to make me crazy homesick for him ;~). 

What's been going on, lately?  We've been very busy with getting used to the new routine around here.  A 3-hour one-way roadtrip to get to work is something different, for sure.  The job is fun and he likes the people very much, so that's great.  Meanwhile, the Havanese and I keep ourselves busy and out of trouble, mostly ;~).  It's always a great day when the Mr comes home, and everybody goes to pieces!  Haha.  Since he just left, the pups are pouting.....

I've been keeping up with the bears.  The main focus for me this season is learning about the cubs, some of which are orphaned and being cared for by great people until they can be sent back into the forest.  It's fun to see them and their activities as they grow, but the joy that brings is tempered with the sadness of realizing that they're without their natural mothers.  People need to be more careful and slow down on country roads to watch out for bears, and please don't do stupid things which will orphan these sweet babies.....

What else is new?  Great news for special friends on a couple of continents is making June a happy month.  Another friend has suffered a huge loss and is dealing with tragedy.  Emotions high, emotions low....the love for these people is constant and I'm thankful that can be communicated via cyberspace.

Nothing else much to say, I guess.  Just a few rambling thoughts to drop off as I check in to see what's going on in the world of blog.  I hope everybody is having a good day or night and will make the most of the rest of the week.

Thanks for stopping by when you do. 



Monday, June 3, 2013

"There are many kinds of families...

....and Cheerios just wants to celebrate them all.” Meredith Tutterow,associate marketing director for Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios at General Mills in Golden Valley, Minnesota

I was blessed to grow up in a place where an overt incident of racism was only exhibited by the occasional strange, ignorant people you read about in the paper or someone being really mean. Example: As a child I was accosted by 2 girls on... the playground who harrassed me with days of name-calling, so eventually, I lost my composure and name-called them back. I was the one who got in trouble for it. It was wrong and mean...of all of us. I was more wrong than they were, because I certainly and absolutely knew better. Was it the last time I ever called somebody a bad name? No, and I still feel guilty and sorry about that. Wouldn't you know it....now, as an adult there is nothing that bothers me more than name-calling...Such is my karma.

General Mills has a mixed race family featured on their latest commercial, and it's caused some unfortunate people to show their "true colors," so to speak.  The issue isn't exactly about name-calling, per se, but this is about racism. The effect is the same.

Rather than restrain myself, I do expect that the next time someone feels the need to mention someone's color or lack thereof (or any other unnecessary, extraneous and likely erroneous description) , I'm apt to just go off on them. 

Honestly, I can hardly wait for that opportunity....

photo:  Dulce de Leche Cheerios® Parfaits recipe from Betty Crocker