Five for Friday

It’s that time of week again! Here’s hoping I can come up with five…

1. Today I shopped for slacks. It didn’t take long. My local JC Penney usually carries a nice-fitting brand (for me) in Tall sizes. None to be found. I was in and out of there in less than twenty minutes. I hope they have them in the catalog, but it would be nice to try them on. Anyone else have this problem? Where do you find slacks? 

2. Hubby suggested I sew decorative trim on the bottom of the legs like we used to lengthen our bell-bottoms. I’m thinking ball fringe. Just kidding! I’ve never been fond of ball fringe.


3. Why do petites get there own section of the store? Are we tall gals outnumbered? Or do they have better lobbyists? 

4. Did you ever wonder where the clothes come from that fill so many racks in the clearance section? I have never seen those clothes before when shopping. 

5. Do you think we’ll ever see long sleeves again? 3/4 length seems to still be in fashion.  

Happy Weekend!


Wednesday’s Storm Sept. 28, 2011

I picked a great day to run errands! When I left around 3:00 p.m., there was a chance of showers, and a possible thunderstorm. I checked the local radar and we seemed to be in the clear–of the initial wave. After my first stop, I noticed dark clouds moving in; and being a block away from a parking garage, I drove there to take pictures. 

Contrast of sky from left of building to right of building. (next two below)



The above picture was taken on the boulevard, a block east of the previous picture.

I picked up a prescription, then did some grocery shopping, and headed home. There was thunder and lightning in the vicinity, but no rain (or hail) as of yet. That didn’t last long! Visibility went from this:

To this:

The rain was coming so hard and fast (close to 5″ in 45 minutes) the streets were flooding. In 33 years, the street in front of our house has never flooded. I could see cars stalled in the road when I neared our block, so I made a U-turn and headed back the way I came. Side streets were flooded, so I pulled into a parking lot that wasn’t under water and waited. When the rain eased, I turned the car around, and saw this:

I still couldn’t get home, so I drove to a fast-food restaurant and waited for hubby to arrive. That’s where I saw this sunset:

When we finally made it home around 9:00 p.m., there were a couple of cars in our driveway that had been pushed off the road, waiting for tow trucks. On the other side of the street were three more stalled cars. The street was abuzz with neighbors, telling of trash cans floating down the street, rivers of water running from the backyards toward the street, and it being above-the-knee deep in the middle of the road.  

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
   and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…Isaiah 43:2a




Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows…

Hubby got home early one evening last week, and I was really glad he did. The sun was starting to set as he looked out the window and exclaimed something about a rainbow. I grabbed the camera and headed for the door.

 I didn’t realize it was a double rainbow until a friend pointed it out. It can be seen, though faintly, above the prominent one in the picture below. I wonder if the pot of gold is behind the neighbor’s house?

Or, is it behind this tree?

For those of you not familiar with Lesley Gore’s song, from which  I borrowed the title for this blog: 





Weekend Wardrobe

Sorry, I’m running late with my Monday post.

Our Friday-Saturday trip to visit the family was extended to Sunday by a plumbing project. 

Men at work

I know you are asking yourselves what kind of plumbers these guys are, as this isn’t the typical “plumber pose” we are accustomed to seeing. I guess this is what one gets for free, the other comes with a higher price tag. 

I hadn’t packed for an extra day, so a visit to Kai-Le’s Boutique was in order. 

Finding appropriate attire

This is much more stylish than anything I would have found in my closet. 

I know you're jealous 🙂


Socks GONE!

This week, I’ve been blessed with the Versatile Blogger Award, TWICE. 

Thanks to Georgette, and Drusilla.

I received this award early on in my blogging “career,” but at the time hadn’t figured out how to add it to my blog page. Now that it has been brought to my attention again, I remedied that situation. See? New tricks CAN be taught to old bloggers. 

I’m supposed to tell you seven things about myself, and pass on the award. 

Today I will tell you the seven things, and after some research, I’ll announce some new Versatile Bloggers next week. 

1. I don’t have time to do the research in time for this post, as it is 2:30 in the morning, and tomorrow I’ll be packing to spoil grandchildren visit family. 

2. I had a lunch date with my hubby THREE times this week! 

3. Of my 150 minutes of recommended cardio this week, I have accomplished FIVE. Not good. I’d better chase those grandchildren A LOT. Or maybe I should just WALK to their house. Let’s see, 160 miles…I don’t think I’ll be home in time to blog next week.

4. Did you know that some caterpillars go through winter in their chrysalis and emerge in the spring?

5. I enjoy the writing of Ruth Bell Graham. Currently, I am reading a book of devotions by her, “Letters from Ruth’s Attic.” “Footprints of a Pilgrim” is another favorite.

6. I’ve kept a journal for years, but now that I blog, not much gets written in the journal.

7. I need to go buy new socks–and YOU need to have a great weekend! Hope to see you Monday. 🙂 

Meadow of Sunshine

This field of wildflowers has been catching my eye lately as I drive by.

Today I found a place where I could get a closer look.

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Luke 12:27 New International Version