Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Thoughts v.10.18.12

Linking up with the lovely Sar for a peak at what I'm thinking about this Thursday.


Today is my birthday...woo hoo! This landmark means I've been retired two whole years, which is really hard to believe. Then again, it's been an action-packed and fun-filled two years, and I'm absolutely positive I wouldn't have time for all those adventures if I still had to work. So, yay for me!


Our good friends from Spokane arrive today to spend the weekend with us. My husband and Tim grew up on the same block, so they have always known each other. But they didn't become good friends until high school. That's over 40 years! We see these friends only once or twice a year, but are able to pick up the conversation like we just saw them yesterday. Good friends are hard to find, and we definitely treasure them. (Insert the Girl Scout song "Make New Friends" here)


My daughter sent me this link on Monday about cats who kill. Since then, I've found bits and pieces of mice and birds outside the back door, i.e., the occasional bird claw, feathers, mouse whiskers and fresh internal organs of unknown origin. Maybe this need to terrorize and dominate is why our killer, Trooper, bothers his sister, Dash, when we lock him in the house. Wonder if Trooper would start picking on us if he had no other alternative? Hmmm...


I grew my hair out a bit this summer, and it's about chin length now with no layers. I'm really liking the way it lays on most days. However. We recently went 81 days without any significant rainfall. Until last weekend. I went to a soccer game and did a little shopping afterward. It wasn't until I got home that I realized how badly my hair reacted to the moisture. No wonder I was getting funny looks! I'll definitely need to find a different product to control the droop/frizz/flops. Blech.


I just got a surprise phone call from the lovely Sar in Texas. She had me on speaker phone, which I was not expecting because it was during her regularly scheduled class at University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Guess what? HER STUDENTS SANG "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TO ME! A wonderful surprise from a very thoughtful daughter...I love her so much.

Link up and let us know what you're thinking about this Thursday!



  1. I have a dim 57-yr. old memory of sitting in a car waving to my mother as she stood at a window several floors up in an old hospital building -- she was in the maternity ward having given birth earlier to my baby sister. Mom always claimed that Dad told her we kids didn't miss her when she was in the hospital for those 2 or 3 days in 1955, and it hurt her feelings...Yes, it was in the good old days when you actually spent a night or two in the hospital after giving birth....

    Love Sarah and her class!!

  2. Happy birthday, mama! You're the best mom anybody could ever ask for.

    <3 <3

  3. Happy Birthday Mama Lake! :) Hope you have a wonderful day/weekend of celebrating!

  4. happy Birthday!!!! I"m glad I found you through Thursday Thoughts :)

  5. Happy birthday Sar's Mom!! Hope you have a great day!