Saturday, July 27, 2013

Well, I have the coffee, still trying to find my joy this morning...



I don't like change, never have, I want things to stay the same and they don't.  It was a sad day here yesterday, we sold Milly.  Oh, we upgraded our golf cart to a spiffy little Yamaha, and Milly was getting old(er) like the rest of us.   I had such good times on that golf cart over the years,  Maggie has ridden in her since she was just a pup and Abby has ridden in her since babyhood, she loves Milly.  *sigh*

When she pulled out of the drive for the last time, I was tearing up, she was a good old(er) girl, my Milly.  She went to a good home, I sure hope they appreciate her and respect her age!

I'm sure I'll get sentimentally attached to the new cart, after all, Abby will grow up and drive her, Ben, too, but little Ben won't even remember Milly.  Oh, here I go again,  Geezy Pete, I gotta get a grip!

I'll post the last pictures of her and the new kid on the block, who is yet to be named, later.  Just needed to get that off my chest this morning.  Waaaaaaaaaaa

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hollywood Squares


Remember the good ole' days, when it was unscripted.  These are so funny.  Thanks for sending these, Carlene...


Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? 


A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness! 


(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!) 


Q. Do female frogs croak? 


A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough. 


Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be 


A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it. 


Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years. 


A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. 


Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman? 


A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake. 


Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married? 


A. Rose Marie: No.Wait until morning. 


Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? 


A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency. 


Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'? 


A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty. 


Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'? 


A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment. 


Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking? 


A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget. 


Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather? 


A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily. 


Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year? 


A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries. 


Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score? 


A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy. 


Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other? 


A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures. 


Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet? 


A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom. 


Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls? 


A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out. 


Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do? 


A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark? 


Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to? 


A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark. 


Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people? 


A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army. 


Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it? 


A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected. 


Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do? 


A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth. 


Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant? 


A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant? 


Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex? 


A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him 


Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they? 


A. Charley Weaver: His feet. 


Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed? 


A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

The Crazy Ones, CBS This fall...


The trailer for this new series looks surprisingly funny, and I'm not a Robin Williams fan.  Give this a watch, see if it gives you a chuckle, too.  

I think hubby is channeling Johnny Cash


The man has worn nothing but black shirts the entire summer, black shirts and khaki shorts day after day after day after day!   With the exception of the yellow shirt in the photograph from Loretta Lynn's front porch, it's been nothing but black.  I bought him ten new shirts this summer, yes, you guessed it, all black!!!!  I'm pretty sick of black at this point, but that's just the way he's rollin'. 

Maybe he subconsciously thinks he's stuck in "Folsom Prison" with me.  Or maybe he thinks he does indeed have to "Walk The Line."   Ya think?

Oh who knows what he's thinking.  I guess I guess I could be glad he isn't channeling John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.  

🎵 Ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive, staying alive Ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive!! 🎵

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm in love with Cedar Cove


Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove  Photos | Hallmark Channel

Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove  Photos | Hallmark Channel 1




I feel like I've been on vacation to the seashore after watching this show.  I want to move there,  today!!!!!  Actually the town is Port Orchard, Washington, and oh what a quaint, wonderful town it is.

Wait until you see the ocean views from her home on the ocean, oh my,  it was spectacular.   Andie MacDowell looks amazing for fifty-five years old, I loved her clothes, she wore lots of pendants and long, flowing scarves, it was just a total visual delight, this show.  Am I gushing?

And if this wasn't enough, her mother on the show has a dog.  They pulled out all the stops, this guy is adorable.

Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove  Photos | Hallmark Channel 2

And her love interest?  Meh, he's an okay guy, not a total hunk, but not bad.


Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove  Episode Guide | Hallmark Channel

I'm hooked and I can't wait until the next episode.  I had set the dvr to record this, just had a chance to watch it today and it was such a treat.  If you've missed it, you can watch it online.  Yes, I'll give you the link…  

Here it is, the two hour premiere, click here to watch it online.

It will be on every Saturday night, 7pm cst.

See you in Cedar Cove...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN



Visiting Loretta Lynn's Ranch last week when we were visiting John and Deanna was hubby's idea. Somebody told him what a great place it was, and since he seldom voices an opinion about something he wants to do,  we all decided it was a good day trip, despite the fact that the weather forecast was in the high 90's and we trekked off to the country not knowing what to expect.

We expected it to be really hokey, but it was a pleasant surprise.  Her ranch is situated on 6500 acres in the beautiful Tennessee Hills, and despite the heat the humidity was low, and as long as you were in the shade it wasn't really that hot.

We toured the museum, I sat it out while the rest of them went thru a simulated coal mine and a reproduction of her childhood home.  Then we went to her home, a plantation built during the civil war.  That's us, standing on the front porch!  She doesn't live there any longer, in the 90's she built a home directly behind the plantation house, and now the original house is open for tours.

Here's a video about the ranch if you are interested.


 And the best part was the Crisco Kitchen.  Yep, they really did film all those Crisco commercials in the 80's right in her kitchen.  Here's a YouTube clip if you feel a fit of nostalgia coming on.

This Crisco commercial from 1984, and when it began she was sitting in her living room, then moved to the kitchen. And how did the house look?  Well, it's old and it smelled funky and the furniture was very dated.   She did have a pair of Patsy Cline's bedroom slippers at the foot of her bed, her bedroom was pink, and,  oh there's no way around it, that house was butt ugly!  But it was fascinating, it really was to see how she lived and where she raised her family.

Jan, just tellin' it like it is!!! 

The Prince of Cambridge



Oh, what a sweet little soul this baby is.  I watched all afternoon, waiting for them to come through the doors of the hospital, and it was so worth the wait.  Just in case you didn't see his precious little face, I posted a picture...

24 ounce Ball Iced Tea Glasses, they are AWESOME!!!!!!!




These are the best iced tea glasses, ever!  You know I always share the good stuff with you, well let me tell you, ladies, this one is a winner and the price is right!  Here’s mine,I was sitting in the living room earlier, enjoying a glass of lemon tea while waiting for the Royal Baby to come out of the hospital with mom and dad, which was an amazing moment in history,  I was so teary eyed.

But back to my story, last week we visited John and Deanna, and somewhere on the back roads of Tennessee in a little restaurant that served fried green tomatoes and fried bologna sandwiches, we had iced tea in this same glass, the most wonderful Ball jar for cold drinks, ever.

Drinking tea out of mason jars isn’t a new thing, restaurants have done it for years.  Usually in a narrow mouth pint jar, sometimes with a handle, but I was never a fan.  Well, I’ve obviously changed my mind, these things are wonderful and they were on sale, $12.99 for nine jars!  And it was Prime, so it was free ship, no tax.  I’m not the only fan, my entire family loved them, Deanna ordered them as well, and I’m shipping a set to Ryan and Lindsay.

So what’s great about these jars?  First of all they are sturdy, they aren’t going to tip over, they taper slightly at the bottom, and they fit nicely in your hand and the best part, they are twenty-four ounces, you won’t have to refilll.  But it’s not too large, like a quart would be, they are the best iced tea glass I’ve found in years, and I’m always on the hunt for good ones.  And a bonus, they would make great storage for soup or leftovers in the fridge.

So here’s the link, I would buy these before they sell out, they’re so worth the money.

~ jan

My little grandson is going to have his Mama’s curly hair…


Lindsay sent me pictures this morning of Ben eating a cracker.  Oh, look at those little teeth!!!   I asked her about his hair, because in some of her pictures lately it looks like she has product in it.   But apparently not, it is just curly.  Oh, how cute!!!!!!

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