Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ending on an Oasis

 It is that time and Joyce has again come up with some interesting if not thought provoking questions for us to contemplate.
To see how other bloggers answer these, hop on over to Joyce's blog and scroll down until you see the list.
1.  Did you make someone laugh yesterday? Was it intentional?

As I am writing this blog on Tuesday afternoon, the only people I saw on Monday besides Hubby were the ladies in my Pilates class.  Since that class meets at 5:30 AM, there isn't a lot of levity going on.  And, I don't recall saying anything that would cause Hubby to laugh, so I guess my answer is No.

2. What's a simple question with a complicated answer?

"Where do our taxes go?"

3. Rhododendrons or azaleas...you have to choose. Are either currently blooming in your yard?

Azaleas!  The flower of the south.  Other than the Magnolia of course, but you didn't ask that, did you.  No, the azaleas are not blooming right now but the rhododendrons in my neighbor's yard are.  Now, how about that for a simple question with a complicated answer?

4. May 21st is National Waitstaff Day. Have you ever worked as a waiter/waitress? How would you rate the experience? What was the best/worst part of the job?

I have never worked as a waitress and never aspired to.

5. What fashion trend for women should be outlawed? How about one for men?

Three of the women's fashion trends for Spring 2015 according to Glamor are:

Baby Doll Dresses

 outlandish hats
 and sheer clothing.

I personally think all of three of these should be outlawed along with crop tops and a few other things.

Now, for men?  THIS!  I kid you not!  Straight from the Milan runway.
6. Name a writer who inspires you....now tell us why.

The late Chuck Colson's books are very inspiring.  I find Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling" a daily inspiration.

7. What well known quote or saying sums up your plans for today or this week?

"On the road again!"

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Last weekend after our visit with friends in College Station, TX and witnessing our granddaughter's graduation from A&M - recap of that is HERE,  we drove down to Austin, TX to visit with one of my first cousins.

Jackie and I are some of the few remaining cousins from a family of ten. Her dad was #9 and my mother was #10.

Although we haven't seen each other in several years, we have remained in touch.

She and Danny invited us to visit them in their new, lovely home in Austin and since we were so nearby last weekend, we decided the timing was perfect.

They live in the beautiful hill country of Austin and on the renowned
University of Texas Golf Club course.
Saturday afternoon, they took us on a driving tour of the city which we had never seen.
We enjoyed seeing the UT campus where our Granddaughter #2 is attending and other sights in this capital city.
I was captivated by this downtown building's interesting architecture. The new among the old!
We dined on Lake Travis at the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, The OASIS.
 It has earned the reputation as the Sunset Capital of Texas. 
Located on a cliff 450 feet above Austin’s Lake Travis and some gorgeous homes,
the 30 thousand square foot restaurant and multiple dining decks overlooking the Lake, can accommodate as many as 2,500.
People were every where waiting for the sun to set and the ringing of the big bell.
It was a beautiful night and the sunset was amazing.
 The next morning, we enjoyed a time of worship together and lunch afterward with a group of Danny and Jackie's friends before heading back home.
 Thank you Danny and Jackie for a wonderful visit and we look forward to doing this again.
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Lovely post, I just couldn't work the HP in this week. And, just decided it wasn't worth fretting over. Great pictures!

  2. Oh, how I love the pictures! I am wondering what has happened to our modesty concerning fashion?

  3. I was in Austin in March for the very first time. We went to a wedding in the Hill Country, and I absolutely loved it. We had picture perfect weather which helped too. I loved the city, but the traffic right in Austin is a bit of a nightmare. Congrats to your granddaughter!

  4. Wow, that is some sunset! I would never have guessed that was Texas. You learn something new every day :)

  5. I agree with you on those trendy fashions! Goodness, lol. And the sunset was just GORGEOUS. Would love to visit there. Great photos!

  6. That my friend is an awesome question!! Honestly, who buys those things off the runways??? Looks like you had an amazing time and enjoy your travels this week.

  7. If a man dressed like that came to my door, I'd grab the shotgun and call Homeland Security! (after he stopped wiggling on the ground) Just kidding. But really!! What IS that?! And those women's fashions are horrid!

    Sounds like such a nice time with your friends.

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely trip photos - took my mind off those awful fashion ideas! lol

  9. The Oasis! LT has been wanting to take me there for like forever! Did you get to see the bats? There are supposed to be pretty spectacular coming from under the bridge. Heck I'll take bats over those fashion any day!!

  10. Those fashions are awful! Does anyone actually wear stuff like that?


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