Thursday, May 26, 2016

Heed This Message: Don't Talk to Strangers!

(This message is for my friends and relations who are "nicely seasoned/aka OLD" like I am.)

Don't talk to strangers!

Don't take anything from anyone you do not know! ( Nothing in life is FREE!)

Don't get into the car with just anyone who offers you a lift!

Don't tell someone on the phone (or elsewhere) anything personal ( full name, age, address, social security number, bank account number, credit card number, mobile phone number, passwords) about you or any of your family members!

Don't dial back missed phone calls if you do not recognize the phone number!

Be wary of scams on the phone, on your e-mail, and even face to face!

Because the life's fortune you save, may be the one you will need❣

Monday, May 23, 2016

Climbing Up Mt. Everest is Dangerous? Not for Me!

I am within 400 meters of the summit of Mt. Everest❣

Who cares that it has taken me over 1 1/2 years to get to this elevation? ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ

The only time that I have difficulty breathing while climbing is when our Louisiana humidity is over 90% with temps in the 90's (30 Celsius)❣

Congrats to all of those fine people who have successfully made it to the real summit of the genuine Mt. Everest and then made it back down to tell about it.

My deepest condolences to those who gave their lives trying.

As for now, I will continue to use my safe method for climbing every mountain.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Blame It on the Three Snakes

Last evening our electricity was out for almost three hours! 

Now that is not so unusual for this state during inclement weather, but we were high and dry. And luckily the moon kept us from being pitch dark.

Here is what the electricity company put on their Facebook:

 "Crews are working to restore power to (Your) Substation due to damage as a result of 3 snakes. An estimated time of restoration will be given as it becomes available."

3rd World Louisiana❣ 
Can't help but ❤️it here❣

Sunday, May 8, 2016

How Did You Spend Mother's Day?

Conquering these weeds? (At least for today.)

Admiring too much lettuce? (Wish I had planted all of my beds with this back in early March. Not to eat, but to control weeds❣)

Or making sure that the veggie beds are ready, set, to grow? (Haven't even planted a tomato plant yet!)

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and all the others❣

Friday, May 6, 2016

You Didn't Know My Mother

like I knew my mother❣(Be sure you read my title before my text๐Ÿ˜œ)
I wish I could say that my mother and I had a special bond, but that wasn't the case. 

We loved each other. We respected each other. We were proud of each other. We were sometimes annoyed with each other. 

We always had a different relationship than with other family members, since I often "slept over" and spent long vacations under her roof.

Mother rarely told me what she really thought about me or what I had done with my life. But she shared with me what she thought about most of the other members of the family and what she thought they were doing with their lives.

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Mother❣Don't worry. Your opinions will always be safe with me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On to Mt. Everest❣

My latest climbing badge:

Now on to Mt. Everest (8848 meters) and to reaching the 1600 kilometer mark. 

Keep moving, Linda❣

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lights Out

Saturday was the big day I had been waiting for. 


My high school graduating class of 1966 held a reunion this last weekend. Hub and I signed up for the dinner/dancing on Saturday evening at the community center and joined the other old gray (and mostly out-of-shape) retired baby boomers. 

Thank goodness for name tags so that I knew who I was speaking to from those forgotten friends and acquaintances that I left behind 50 years ago. Although I can vaguely remember our 10th reunion (where I was seated with newly divorced female classmates that I had never (ever!) conversed with in high school), most of these folks have been as distant as the farthest star. I never was much at keeping up friendships when the school doors were closed for holidays. And having spent almost 30 years of my life after high school living in Europe, I had really distanced myself from my "homies."

There were hugs from formerly close (and even not so close) buddies from school, debate club, chorus, and church. There were even a few shouts across the room from gals and guys that I had known over one half of a century (oh, gads!) ago. I actually had made a mental list of the folks I wanted to make sure to see for perhaps the last time in my life, but before the dinner was even served the lights were dimmed and the music got louder.

Then old, shy Linda pulled back into her former self, and we left the other old folks behind and drove 1 1/2 hours back to our peaceful Wetcreek. A place where we have few dark days and music when we desire it.