Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A May Be Hodgepodge

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1. Can you tell I'm embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week?
Do you like Mexican food?  Yes!
What's your favorite dish?  Something with enchiladas or a good Taco Salad
How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice?  Yes to all the mentioned
What about heat-mild, medium, hot?  Mild
Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?  Probably not

2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you haven't been is this a place you'd like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?

We went across the border from El Paso, Texas into Juarez, several years ago.  I have no desire to go back unless it would be to one of the resorts such as Puerto Vallarta.  No speaka Spanish.

3. What's one thing you may accomplish this month?

Getting all my doctor visits in.  I have three bi-annual checkups scheduled including a dentist visit before we leave for Indiana on the 24th.  While up there, I will also have my one-year checkup after cervical surgery.

4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what's one thing you'd like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished? Is serving in public office something you've ever seriously considered?

Cronyism for sure!  We are currently having to pay huge water/sewer bills because of an oversight and neglect in a past administration and there are still accusations of misuse of funds by the City Commission.  So doing away with all corruption and behind closed door deals would be remarkable, especially in Louisiana, historically associated with crooked politics.

I have absolutely no desire to serve in public office.

5. What's something that may be popular, but that you just don't get?

I heard this morning that some colleges are setting up tents where they are offering free massages for our politically stressed students.  In fact, according to this same report, it seems students are so stressed about Trump being in office that they are experiencing unprecedented hair loss.  The popular position of intolerance for any opinion that does not agree with one's own, is something I just don't get.

6. Can't let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in 'May the 4th be with you' ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being 'I've seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year', and 1 being, 'what's a Vader?' -where do you land?

Easy answer - Not a fan - haven't seen a single movie - 1

7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?

My fourth post was in July of 2011 and the title was Closet Panic?  It was the first of a series of posts on how to plan a wardrobe.  I have stayed pretty close to this theme throughout these six years with occasional posts about fashion.  Hence the title, Beauty Without Within.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

This past Friday night we attended our 10-year old granddaughter's end-of-year Children's Musical at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Tx.  She is quite the little actress and again, did such a great job.  Here are just a couple of my favorite shots of her on stage.

 With her good friends who were also in the play.
Great Job, Ava Grace!


  1. Hope all your medical appointments go well. That's quite a few in a month. That would be frustrating about the political issues your city is experiencing...especially when it affects the citizens and their pocketbooks. Hope you have a great week!

  2. What a pretty grandgirlie you have! She looks like a natural. I really liked your answer to #5.

  3. Looks like such a cute performance!

  4. I love your sweet Ava Grace. She looks like a very confident young lady. If ever her performance coincides with a possible visit from our grandkids, I want to take them. Last weekend wasn't possible due to ball game schedules.
    I am so weary of these privileged college students whining and childish tantrums, I don't understand it at all. And the politics have affected the pension and retirement system in Dallas for police and firefighters. It is disgraceful the way politics have such corruption.

  5. I've been getting in a lot of medical/dental appointments lately, too. I am in total agreement with what you wrote on #5. I mean, college students are claiming they have PTSD after Donald won the election. REALLY???

  6. Oh...and your little granddaughter is just the cutest!

  7. #5 AAAAGH!! The medical stuff feels never ending once you're past 50. Seems there's always something requiring 'maintenance'. On a happier note, your granddaughter is adorable!

  8. Oh I am soo with you on the "distressed" college students...goodness, soo ridiculous. And I too MUST have my yearly physical done this month and I am just dreading it. One thing ALWAYS leads to another, and I don't like to even think about any of it. Your grand daughter is soo adorable, and how fun that must all be. My daughter participated in our local little community theater for a few years and honestly it was some of the funnest times ever. Hope the rest of your week goes well!

  9. I know you enjoyed watching your granddaughter perform. That is such a treat for we grandmothers. I agree with you about the stressed out students and all the others who can't handle losing an election. I just want to tell them all "get over it. The election is over!" That's what they kept saying to Republicans for 8 years.

  10. Prestonwood Baptist has the best Christmas Pageant ever! Your granddaughter is positively adorable. June is my month for doctor's appts. I already have anxiety and need to lose 30 lbs! Have a wonderful week, dear Elizabeth!!

  11. Oh my...that Ava Grace is a doll doubt as talented as adorable! Your answers to question #5 is right on. I have never seen such nonsense on college campuses as there is today. Today's young people are being terribly led astray and it is so sad!

  12. You're Granddaughter is such a beauty - looks like inside and out! Enjoyed your answers today! Have a great evening!

  13. Have mercy, I don't get it either and really have to wonder what is this world coming to. Could Ava Grace be any cuter? I think not!!!!

  14. Your granddaughter sounds and looks like such a talented and confident little girl! Darling. I wish the media would stop feeding fear. Of course it's to their advantage because the consequences make juicy stories. It would be nice if there was such a thing as a real news reporter, rather than someone forcing their commentary on us night after night. Your May sounds like no fun. I hope all the doctors' appointments go well and that you'll have a safe trip to Indiana.


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