It Ain’t At All Like It Used To Be.

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So thankful to have an open jacket like this one to blog, otherwise I would have probably had to spend an hour finding a connection to this story.  Maybe not … I am pretty capable of making impossible leaps without too much effort.

Interesting going to a lab where they do all kinds of testing.  It used to be so respectful.  You were called into the back, through doors that closed, taken to a private area, the technician spoke in low tones telling you to remove your clothes, including underwear – or not, and how to put the gown on … Read more at the source.

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Butterfly Drive-In.

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I went to a wedding once where the bride released a whole bunch of butterflies.  Once all those places started saying “no confetti” because it was so hard to clean up, people had to come up with new and exciting ways to enter the world as husband and wife.  Rice was big for a time until all those women were scarred by the new in laws throwing it much harder than they should have … at the brides face …

It kind of ruins the wedding photos when the bride is bleeding ….


The wedding I attended was all going … Read more at the source.

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Bless Your Little Cotton Socks.

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Love the look of heels with socks.  There is something very fresh and playful about adding them to any outfit.


I remember the white socks and gloves that were a must for church, and more especially for the new Easter outfit – which always included a little white hat with lots of lace and bows and ribbons and an elastic that practically cut your neck in half by the time they got around to the intermediate hymn.

As soon as you began to fidget or complain, inevitably one of the grandparental units would snap it against your ear to shush … Read more at the source.

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Nailed It!

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I used to got shooting on the farm with my brother.  Not that I wanted to shoot or anything, I just liked to be anywhere that my brother did not want me to be.  I took my role as little sister, very seriously.


I don’t know what the big whoop is in regard to shooting or what skill is required.  My brother used to get so bent out of shape because he would try to shoot something and miss.  He was never happy until he could repeat whatever over and over again.  I think that was so he could go … Read more at the source.

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It’s a Theme.

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Have you noticed a theme going here? Spring is like in with the pink and out with the black.  I love all things pink but by the time we get through this love affair I will be  protesting amongst the fields of flowers in complete black, doing my best to imitate a goth or a witch or my great great aunt at the Sunday dinner table. Sometimes I channel all three at once and end up with just a depressed crabby bitch doing a monochromatic corn dance.


For this look I had some problem getting the deer to stay put … Read more at the source.

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Hello My Name is Bliss And I Am A Skipper.

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I know that technically it is heading towards fall here in Australia and I should be looking for cardigans and darker colours.


I know there are lots of people out there with rule cards and I am not behaving but I don’t do behaving well. I never have.  I frankly suck at it.

I am the kid who was always being kicked out of class or being made to write lines, or stay in at recess.  I spent a lot of time “thinking about my actions” and then coming up with the words that I knew people wanted to hear … Read more at the source.

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Then and Now, We Had A Moment.

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 This is a true story.

 I attended a party some years ago where many of the women were wearing halter top style maxi dresses, which are lovely, keeping in mind that two triangles of cloth with little strings attached that tie around the back of your neck are not much of a substitute for the sturdy white Maiden Form rivet enforced bra you usually wear.

I am just saying.

While some men might be thrilled to hear that “Linda’s” triangle failed to lift or support but it did manage to shift and cover her ribs down the … Read more at the source.

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My Checkered Past.

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I broke into our country church one night when we were out … running around …   Don’t judge me, you try finally getting away from the grandparental units and being free and driving around and realizing there is absolutely nothing to do, nothing to see, and even the cows are sleeping.


You can only whoot and holler for so long before you get hoarse.  And burning donuts in the field is like no big whoop.

We didn’t actually “break in” but sometimes when you have a literary license, you need to take the puppy out and use it, which … Read more at the source.

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The Art of Being in My Own Yard.

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My neighbours continue to hide every time they see us come out in the yard and seriously …. we have both had our morning showers.


We tried making it a game … like they hid, we found them and ran home and tagged the tree.  Then we hid but they never looked for us at all.  I had to sneak into the house and make some sandwiches for us.  After a week, we just gave up … they either were not going to play or they really suck at the game.

I want to reassure them that they are safe … Read more at the source.

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1, 2 Cha Cha Cha.

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LOVE Dancing.  It was/is/will always be one of my favourite dates.  Thank heavens my hubby loves dancing too.


I always like the “politics” of dancing.  Everyone waits for someone else to start it , which is usually either two women, or some couple who met on the internet and they both lied and said they loved dancing and because they lied about a whole bunch of other things that are going to be obvious as the night progresses they decide to  try and fake the easier stuff.

They usually dance holding one another far enough apart that some of the … Read more at the source.

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