Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thank you for the blog award!

Thank you to bettielee for bestowing a blog award on me--The Versatile Blogger.  You can visit her at this address:  http://farseeingfairytales.blogspot.com/

And now I'm supposed to list 7 things about myself you might not know.
1. When I was younger, still in school, I wanted to be an artist. I used to draw all the time.
2. My first cousin was a member of a band from the 70's called The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. They had a top ten song called Jackie Blue.
3. I have never traveled on a plane.
4. I never learned to swim.
5. I can sing like Cher.
6. I know how to play the piano.
7. My father taught me how to play the guitar when I was a teenager.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Introducing my new blog

Hi everybody!

I'm still keeping this blog, but today I'm starting up a new one.

It's called A Daily Dose of Comfort, and the plan is to start each day with an inspirational quote to keep readers feeling upbeat and positive.  For years I wrote greeting card sentiments and only recently I've started getting back to that market. I truly feel we need motivation and inspiration these days to stay on the right track and keep going forward.

So, this blog, It Bloggles The Mind, will be a place for me to speak my mind on current events, happenings, and what's new in my world; my new blog will be a place for you to stop by if you need some words of encouragement and inspiration.  And of course, you can leave a comment if you want!

The blog address is:  http://adailydoseofcomfort.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Reading

I am lining up some summer reading.  This time of year TV has nothing much to offer except reruns, so it's the perfect opportunity to peruse the book stores or just sift through the books in one of my bookcases.

So far I have a Jefferey Deaver novel waiting on my night table, The Lovely Bones (to be reread), and I believe there are a few other novels unopened in my bookcase.

So how about you?  What will you be reading this summer?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thank You For Being A Friend...

I was very saddened to learn of the death of actress Rue McClanahan.  I loved watching The Golden Girls when it first aired in the 80's and still enjoy the reruns.

One of my sisters has a recurring dream of life in the future for herself and her 3 sisters. In her dream we're all sharing a house as The Golden Girls did, and apparently all of the guys have died off. She relates to us how nice this life is, how we're all helping each other, having fun, and just as she did when we were kids my youngest sister is still being sent off to the store to buy us food and drinks. We laugh at this, picturing a gray-haired Rose hopping on a bicycle with a basket to go fetch coffees and doughnuts.

That's what I loved about The Golden Girls, how they helped and supported each other in good times and bad. They say women outlive men, so it's quite possible for this scenario to occur. As I grow closer to the golden years, it's scary to envision life down the road, but somehow a little less scary thinking I might share those years with the three women I love most.

>No nursing homes for us! We're all gonna be fun-loving, peppy, live life to the fullest golden girls!