Spring and Stuff

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Spring has arrived. While there may be some winter like days ahead, my head still feels better knowing that Spring is at least official. Spring brings changes. Mostly good changes, a few things…not so much.

This morning I sat down to pay bills when I noticed a pretty big increase in our AT&T bill. (Internet, cable, etc) They had just committed to a one year contract with me in January, stating that if I changed carriers or moved anytime during the year, I would be responsible for making up the difference in the agreement. So today I called them to remind them that if it is a contract on MY side, it is also to be honored on their side. I spoke with Alford. In his broken English, he explained that they would make the adjustment to the agreed on original commitment. Do Not Worry, he said.  In  my crazy Oklahoma English I expressed my gratitude in their doing what they were supposed to do in the first place.  And before he bade me farewell and asked that I never text and drive, his words were, AND I HOPE YOU WILL REMEMBER ME ALWAYS. 

I most certainly will, dear Alford.

Be nice to people.  You never know what they might be dealing with today.

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Master Designer

march sunset

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No Trespassing…but you may turnaround here


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Spring is in the air. Can’t ya just feel it?

Be nice to people. You never know what they might be going through today. ♥

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Like a Lion

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March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.
The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear

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First Sunday

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                                                              Happy March ♥

Be nice to people.  You never know what they may be going through today.

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Turnaround Sunday

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

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Happy Birthday to you….

sixty yrs

Happy Birthday to you…

dad air force letter

Happy BIRTHDAY, Dear Daddy…..

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valentine's cake

Wishing our dad an extra special HAPPY birthday today!  I won’t mention his age….but he and Elvis share the same birth year, cause I wouldn’t wanna get grounded.  :)  From all of your family ….with much love and appreciation!

By the way…..any strawberry cake left?

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From the Tail of a Blue Whale

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After a couple of days of icky weather, today we ventured out for a little drive hoping to capture a snow pic or two. The road led us this way and then that way….but once we crossed the bridge on the famous Route 66, I started thinking tamales from Molly’s. Molly’s is a great little food truck that sets up next to the Blue Whale along that road.  We eventually did get the tamales, (cream cheese and jalapeno!)but not before doing a bit of stomping around in the mushy snow and the Blue Whale.
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The next time you find yourself on route 66 in Oklahoma….stop by the Blue Whale for a quiet adventure, a bit of nostalgia ….and maybe a fish taco and tamale, as well.

Happy Day. Be nice to people.

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Baby …It’s Cold Outside

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Buttons of Love


Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you!!! I could not think of a better post for today than “Buttons of Love”. Those of you who have been kind enough to hang around “Stuff” for a while know all too well the story of my friend, Michelle. If you are new??? Then here is a portion of her story. Michelle’s five year old spent an afternoon with me this week….and while we watched “Frozen”, she sat in the floor sorting craft buttons. She also informed me that her mama’s favorite color is green. Smile. So I am thinking of you, Michelle. And so are your babies. ♥♥♥

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This is a love story of sorts. One I’ve been longing to share with you, but hesitating, as it still hurts my heart. I pray it reaches into your souls, as it has ours.

About four months ago, my friend Michelle called my husband at work. He manages a large craft and hobby chain store. Do you have buttons…she asked? What kind of buttons, Michelle? Big bags of buttons. Yes, just come on by and I’ll fix you up.

Later that evening, I received a call from hubby. His voice was not normal…and I could tell he was shaken. Do you know where your antique buttons are, he asked? Ummmm …. I can find them.  How many do you need?  Just a few, he replied. Tell me what’s going on.  Here is a paraphrase of what he shared:

Michelle and her oldest daughter are in my store. She wanted to look at the buttons…

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