These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm So Embarrassed

Well, that was embarrassing. I wish I knew who sent me the video that had the icky sight overlaid on it. I'll be far more careful from now on.

I spent most of yesterday putting summer clothes away and getting winter ones out. I still have to take some with me on my trip, because I'll be in Florida at the end of it, but the ones I plan to take are readily available. I'll begin packing about Friday, I think, as I will probably leave next Monday. Still have some planning on the itinerary which I'll do today.

Yesterday afternoon the dogs asked to go out. I figured they wouldn't be long as it was cold, just 42 degrees with a little breeze. I went about my business, waiting for them to bark to come in. I realized that it had been a while, probably ten minutes or so, and I suddenly panicked ... what if Ali found a way out of the fenced yard and took China with him????

Just before I opened the door, I saw them at the bottom of the steps, stretched out and soaking up the sun!! I asked if they wanted to come in. China looked up at me but didn't move; Ali just didn't move! I got the camera, opened the door and asked again. Here China is half-looking at me as if to say, "Are you nuts?" Still no movement!

I asked again, and this time Ali did look at me, but he was disinterested in moving.

I think about ten minutes later, they decided to come in the house. I suppose they felt their suntans were deep enough!!! LOL!

And when I downloaded those photos, I forgot that there was a picture of the Fab Four on the camera!!

Now, I didn't say which Fab Four, did I? This is the Fab Farmington Four!! LOL!!

Now ....

Finally ....

Tuesday Trivia ... ON TIME!!!!!

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An average person has about 6 quarts of blood running through their body.


If you've got a normal head of hair, you have about 100,000 hairs on it.


If your sense of smell isn't working, you can't taste an onion.


The first jigsaw puzzle was invented to teach geography. In, 1767, John Spilsbury, a teacher in England and formerly the apprentice to the Royal Geographer, made the first jig-saw.


In 1939, Charles Magnant, along with Joe Biviano, Abe Goldman, and Gen von Hallberg were the first to play accordions within the hallowed walls of Carnegie Hall. Their first selection was Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.


According to the National enter for Health Statistics, between 1980 and 2000, the number of twins births in- creased 74%. Triplet births have increased fivefold.

The following ones are IMPORTANT TRIVIA to be considered when landscaping or gardening:

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent.


Plant a few sprigs of dill near your tomato plants to prevent tomato worms on your plants.


Marigold plants help prevent rodents.



One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.


Need More Trees

There are about 60-to 200- million spaces along our city streets where trees could be planted. This translates to the potential to absorb 33 million more tons of CO2 every year, and saving $4 billion in energy costs.
I was talking with someone recently about the insanity of overuse of lights in cities. You really appreciate the night beauty when you get away from the blinding lights.


State Trees:

Illinois White Oak
Minnesota Red Pine
Oklahoma Eastern Redbud
Wyoming Cottonwood
And I'll add this: New Mexico PiƱon


  1. I love the doggie pics! So sweet!

    I always learn something from your trivia.

    Can't wait til' you hit SC on your travels.

    South Carolina's state tree is the Palmetto Tree :)

  2. Great pictures! My sister lives in Farmington, but apparently she's not part of the Farmington Fantastic Four. :o)

  3. Lynilu, don't be embarrassed...I didn't watch the second movie because I saw what it was and had seen it before (without anything added!!) of course I'm wondering what I missed!!! :)

    Love Tuesday trivia...I'm imagining what 4 accordians would have sounded like in Carnegie Hall..I'm also wondering what Bach sounds like on an accordian!! :)

    Lovely photo of the fab 4...they'd be "fab" wherever they were from!!

  4. Patti - Me, too! I'll be letting you know within a day or two about my schedule!

    Jenster - Your sis lives in Farmington? NO WAY!!! Well, if we'd known that, we would have included her!!! (bet she isn't as old as we are!!!)

    Sherry - It wasn't something bad in the movie, but a website address was shown. I didn't check it because I thought it was the website for the makers of the movie. It wasn't. blush.

    Isn't it funny what shows up in trivia? LOL!

    :)(: :)(: (That's a smile from the Fab Four!!)

  5. Who needs dictionaries and encylopedias??? We have Lynilu!!! :-)

    Love the pix of the pups. Too cute!

  6. What cute pictures of the pups. I used to love watching China lay in the grass when you guys were in KC. Be sure to give them a kiss tonight from me and Sophie.

  7. P.S. I am envious of both you and Patti. I would love the chance to see both of you guys. Sigh.

  8. Caroline - China did love to lounge in the grass, didn't she? I'll bet she will be glad to have some grass ... if I ever get it planted!! I'll be happy to pass on the kiss, thanks.

    PS - Do ya wanna tag along????? :)(:

  9. I liked your pictures. Your dogs are so cute. I especially liked the picture of the Fab 4. Nice.

  10. Daisy - Thanks!! All fun, the dogs and the friends!

  11. Ahh I love your pictures.

    Tomorrow Surely Not will go prairie dog hunting! She has already spotted them and is ripping to go. I give it two seconds and she will be right back - tuckered out.

  12. You make me miss having a dog like you wouldn't believe. what cuties!!

    The Fab Four aren't bad, either. ;)

  13. Pepper - Thanks. Have the camer ready for the Great American Prairie Dog Hunt!! Uh, 2 seconds? Then, be very fast!! LOL!

    Catherine - I don't know what I'd do without them. Love those little boogers. No, the dogs, not the fab four!! LOL!!


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!