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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's Wednesday...big deal.

When Dar's grand daughter introduced me to her two other friends,  I felt like she was going and watching me, for the shock value. She's only 18, she doesn't realize I have heard/seen/met weirder people in this long life and my face or body language does not show shock.  Because, I'm not shocked by much anymore.  I just stepped forward, with out stretched hand and said, "Sierra, Dakota, I'm so glad you all got to come to Michigan and visit us."  The two other girls went into one of the bedrooms and Dar's grand daughter sat down with me and we chatted about what she wants to major in when she gets to college, and where she works now, etc.  Just like I would with one of MY grand daughter's friends.
Speaking of shocking things--or weird as I think of them.  I know of a woman, a dear woman, who has tattoo's over every inch of skin, except her face.  The first time I met her was in the winter, she had jeans and long sleeves on and I didn't notice any markings.  The next time I met her was in the summer.  There she was in tank tops and short-shorts.  I didn't make any comment, just hugged her as usual.  That was 15 years ago.  Now she is in her 70's, lives in Florida, so she is in tank tops and shorts most of the time.  Photos I see of her shows, still a pretty face, but the sagging, crepey skin on arms and legs, makes her look like a retired circus performer.  When the once sweet heart you had tattooed over your right breast looked okay at 16, it now does appear weird to be resting on your stomach, doncha think?
My biases and my gossipy nature are on full view today!

Six months into this presidency and my Liberal friends are still posting nastiness on Face Book.  What possible good does that do?  It just keeps everyone riled up.  It's as bad as it was BEFORE the election.  Mellow out!

Each of us knows our friends political leanings, now that people make it so well known, which we never did in the good old days.  None of what you post is going to change a Conservative's mind, just as none of what they post will change yours.  None of what is posted is going to change what is going on in this country.  Most of us watch the news, we are intelligent enough to see it and figure it out without a constant daily reminder on FB.

It just gets so tiring to see the nasty links--from both sides, day after day, ad nauseum!  I just wish people would give it a rest and just bide our time until 2020, when we can all pick and choose again, and probably elect someone even worse.  and please, don't tell me that it is impossible to choose someone worse than this President.  I have seen and lived through worse.
Heavy rain all day today, followed by brief moments of sun that bring on the humidity.  Severe storms predicted for later this evening and middle of the night, coming out of Iowa.  So far the bad storms have gone south and north of me and radar looks like the bad ones coming in tonight will be south.  Of course, all that may change, but......there's nothing I can do about it, so I'll go to bed at midnight and sleep through it...unless of course, my trailer blows away.  HAH!


  1. First of all, I sincerely hope you don't blow away!!!

    Secondly, I get it about the tattoo's. While Britt has a few, and Patti has one I thank the good Lord they don't have them all over their bodies. I don't know why, but that just doesn't even register in my brain as 'normal. LOL

    Much to my relief, most of my FB friends have slowed down on the nastiness about the election. And, like you Judy, I've seen and lived through worse.


  2. As much as my skin has wrinkled, sagged and bagged I can just picture tattoos going unrecognizable. Just crazy why to spend your money, in my opinion.

    I un-follow friends who are too political. They are still friends on Facebook but they just don't show up in my daily feed.

  3. So glad to hear of your equanimity!

    About what's unfolding in the news. It warms my heart that people have the moral capacity to be offended by the truly offensive, instead of sayin' 'whatever'. Yup, tattoos just don't make the cut as morally offensive! (still laughing about the boob tattoo blobbing down onto her belly)

  4. I agree with you about wanting people to calm down and move forward. It sounds like your friend has a few tattoos too many, but if she is happy with them at age 70 then that is what matters.

  5. I've never understood the attraction to having a tattoo, or body piercings. Seems not the better part of wisdom to deliberately mutilate ones self. Some say it's art. Well, if it is, put it somewhere other than on the human body is my view. Takes all kinds to make the world go 'round, I guess. I did finally have my ear lobes pierced when in my forties, so what does that say about my wisdom???

    1. I was 45 when I got my ears pierced. Hurt like heck!!!

  6. I'm not a tattoo fan. Each to his own, though.
    I don't do FB. It's not for me.

  7. i have a small tattoo on my foot, a purple butterfly. it has meaning to me...about metamorphosis, having MS and being free....

    some of the nicest people i know are tattooed, head to toe, i don't get it and i don't really like the look. i get distracted talking to them. my niece is, even on her face!!!

  8. I'm loving your words this day....it is all about acceptance for who others and, best of all, who we are.
    Same humid with showers here, too. Truly ICKY. AC blasting away, and I am so grateful to have it.
    Off to the farmer's market in awhile. Plymouth has a great one with music, pizza oven, gorgeous greens and fruits.

  9. Like I said yesterday, the young like to think they can shock us. -smile-

    I have never been on FB. Have heard from others, that it is a mine field. Or WWIII. Who needs it. I don't.

    So true. No one is going to change anyone's mind.

    Hey, don't go blowing away, like Dorothy!!!!!!

    We too are in a crappy set of weather. Big storms show on radar, but so far, seem to go above/below us. Like you say, nothing we can do about it. :-)

    Be safe!!!!!!

    1. I enjoy most of Face Book. They also have some really neat games that I like to play that help keep my mind sharp!

  10. People. So many young ones want the shock value ... but no matter what the phase, the shock value wears off. I, too, didn't get pierced ears til age 35. Late bloomers!