My Mind's Eye

Remember your Angels are Watching

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday Symmetry

 Logan's Pottery

Oppps I forgot to use this in early July

Friday, July 29, 2022

Feline Flashback, Nature and Final Ficton Friday

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Jul9, 2010

Feline Friday Flashback

I've fallen and can't get up.... July 29, 2010

Mom came in the house squealing (what is it with the squealing), 
Madi you've got mail but then she showed me this cutesy card...who 
do they think they are kidding? I, Madi, did not just fall off the turnip 
truck. That is not mail that is an invitation to torture....
Nope not me I refused to 'schedule my on torture'
being the kind Mom that she is Mom did it for me.....
Thanks Mom, remind me to Paw it Forward for you soon.

Nature Friday July 2022

Our Hostess with the mostest

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Grocery Store ....Story July 21, 2022

A wee bit of back ground

I was fortunate to have, Miss Kilby for, four years of home economics High School.  My freshman year was her first year of teaching.  I learned so much from her from budgeting, planning, cooking, shopping and sewing. My senior project was my Prom Gown. Fifty-four years  later, I have a spread sheet with grocery list (in order of the store arrangement) on one side and seven day menu on the back.

This being said I'll start my story:

The week of July 21, I had my 7 day menu with me.  I'm usually at Harris Teeter at 7:15 am on Thursdays which is senior citizen day with a discount on groceries.
Salmon steaks were on my menu but they had not put out any of the seafood.  So I regrouped changing to Brats and potato salad, which (makes enough for 2 meals. The recipe for sauerkraut calls for canned sauerkraut.  I add several extra ingredients to the kraut. 
When I got to the canned vegetable aisle, the HT sauerkraut was on sale for $1.00 a can.  As luck would have it, there were two cans remaining on the top shelf in the very far back.  Totally out of my arm reach. I waited a few minutes to see if some one taller than 5'3" came down the aisle, no such luck. I went to the Customer service desk.  The lady (my height) went to get a step stool to get it for me.  I went back to my cart to wait.  LO and BEHOLD (I KID YOU NOT) a very tall young man (my head came to his elbow) was walking toward me with his cart. I blinked my eyes to be sure he was not a tall mirage.  He was real.  I asked him if he could possibly reach something for me?  He said of course.   I thanked him profusely.  The lady came down the aisle with the stool, I told her about the tall shopper. She was as shocked as I was...said now that was amazing.

While unloading the groceries at home, I realize I had forgotten heart of palms for that Chicken and white bean salad we like in hot weather.  Thankfully HT is 1 minute from the house.  As was walking toward the store, I saw a Visa charge card in the parking lot.  I picked it up to take to customer service.  (again) Lo and Behold the man who lost it was at the customer service counter asking if anyone had found it. There I was with his card. He was elated to have it back thanked me and "said you saved me a lot of grief.  I was just going home to cancel it".
Same Customer service lady was there.  After the man left, she said you have just 'paid forward' the good deed of the tall guy did for you with a good deed finding that card.  I rarely have to return to the store after my weekly shopping.  This was one of those meant to be there at that particular moment, good timing situations.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #79


Angel Sammy and Teddy find such inspiring photos for us

This is our picture prompt 

Oh did this bring back a true funny story that happened when my daughter was about six this is written in her voice

In the summer of 1976,
my Uncle Greg lived alone**and far away.

He came to our house for supper. 
I didn't want to miss a minute of his visit.
We were outside playing and talking in the yard 'til dark.

All of a sudden, I realized to the loo 
I needed to go
I ran inside, no time
to light up the house.
Quickly to the loo,
I breathed a sigh of relief
I made it w/o an accident.
THEN my itty bitty tushie landed 
in the cold water of the loo.
I hollered with terror
UNCLE Greg you left the
seat UP!!**😱
(Side note:  Uncle Greg was not married at the time, lived alone and evidently rarely put the seat to the loo down.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wings on Wordy Wednesday


Thanks to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Dearest Auntie HiC

Mom was enjoying the beautiful hummingbird at the lantana when she noticed something in the background. 

Black snakes are our friends as they keep away mice, rats, and other pests.
Mom didn’t want the black beauty to disturb the hummers, so she escorted him out of the yard. 
We love nature!
Your Nephews, Pup, Kat and Rocky

Dearest Nephews, Pup, Kat and Rocky

Auntie and Uncle are in awe times 1 million, at your hummingbird video. Wow wow wow‼️‼️‼️ Your Mom should be a wildlife videographer!!!

Holy macaroni that is a very very very long black snake.  I had no idea mom was a snake whisperer!  Did she use her teacher voice on him?

Auntie HiC 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Happy Tuesday: Feeling Beachy on Marv's Bday


Thank you to our 

This bench (at Logan's) makes me all kinds of HAPPY

For many years I was an avid seeker of shells and sea rocks.  
Here are a few of my bottles of shells.
I especially like the tiny shells.  I have been on a proper shell hunt in years.

Have you ever wondered about the 5 slits in a Sand dollar?
The five oblong holes, known as lunules and reflected in the skeletons, let water pass through them to reduce the lifting pressure of the current. The holes also let sand pass through and help them disappear into the bottom faster. When they die and wash ashore, their skeletons become works of art

Any beachcomber who finds Sand Dollars along their stroll considers it a lucky omen! They aren't likely to be found on many beaches, but there are several spots around the United States where you'll find them.
I adore sand dollars.  Thirty + years ago,  I was fortunate to find four whole sand dollars at Atlantic Beach.  

BREAKING NEWS Today is Marv's birthday
He invited us all to celebrate with him.  He provided the birthday booth we sent our pictures.  This is ours
Click here to hop on MARV's Party Bus

Monday, July 25, 2022

Awww Monday and Sparks Combined


 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus  

Recently Murphy and Stanley's Mom and I were talking about an  event on my calendar that presented a social challenge.

Awww how lucky I am to have such smart friends

She replied with this!

I thought it was a great Sparks too

SHE(Tobi) sends her sincere thank you's for your birthday wishes on Friday.  I thank you, as always, for such sweet comments about our Angel Madi Flashback Fridays.  

Sunday, July 24, 2022


Evidently these flowers are repulsive to the mosQUITo 
I need a yard full!!
'skeeters love me!!!