Saturday, March 30, 2013

Impatient...Not so much...Saturday 9

1) Are you impatient?
I can be impatient.  I am particularly impatient when I am waiting for people who are late or dealing with stupid people or Congress, is the same as saying stupid people.

2) Do you believe some people have a gift for predicting the future?
You only hear about the predictions after they have come true. The rest are lucky guesses.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge.

I am having a great time in Santa Barbara with my grandsons. The weather has been wonderful, Mr BC has been reporting snow.  Unfortunately it is a sad time for them as they have now lost both of the Serbian grandparents, Лука will miss his Baba and Deda, .  Son in Law is flying back from Belgrade and he will be back home tonight.  Then Лука and he will fly back in a week, as SIL is going to be a visiting professor at a Belgrade university.  Лука will have his first experience in pre-school while they are visiting.  It's ok, he speaks very good Serbian,  I am very excited for him to have his first school experience.  DD1 and baby Caшa will be joining them in 3 weeks as he finishes his classes. Both boys will be quite the travelers as they grow up as SIL still has some family and property in Serbia.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shamrock Sunday Stealing
The Meme from Memphis Part 2
Have any memories that you’d like to forget?
All of my memories make up who I am, so I probably wouldn't want to forget much.  I have a few memories I would like to change.

Is there someone you really like to hang out with and just talk about stuff?
Oh yes, that is what I love to do with Maggie and Jiggs, and DD1 and 2 when they have the time.  Mr BC and I always hang out an talk about stuff.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hakuna Matata-Saturday 9

1) Sam is crazy for The Lion King. Do you have a favorite Disney movie?
I am overly fond of Bambi.  It was the first Disney film I ever saw that I can remember seeing.  I also love Mary Poppins still.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Photo credit: Bérenger ZYLA / / CC BY-NC-ND
One moment, empty space,

The next, occupied by astonished souls.

Essences, wandering imprecisely,

Concerned By the business of being.  

Now, playing a strange game of mirrors.

Aware, only of time and space anew.
This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 words inspired by the following photo. Please remember that if you use the photo on your own blog, you must give proper credit (with clickable links).

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On Live Oak St.- Mama Kat's

It has changed very little, except for all the walnut trees that have been cut down over the years.
I was born in July 1947, my folks moved into this house, just the month before. Seven years later my baby brother came along and we four lived there, until I married in 1967.  It was a typical post war neighborhood.  Lots of kids. Lots of fun. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

99 Problems-WOE Surprise Prompt

She opened an eye and looked around. She had taken a hit to the chest and shoulder, making it a struggle for breath. She tasted the copper of blood in her mouth and swallowed. Taking inventory, she carefully moved each extremity, legs... check, arms…. check, ouch, she seemed to have broken fingers on her right hand. Well that’s a bitch she thought. She pulled herself up to her knees, and her head started to swim. She crawled toward the pile that was once her dresser and looked into the broken mirror, appalled that her left eye was swollen , and the blood she tasted was from a split lip. She dug through the debris that was her bedroom, looking for her cell phone. She thought she might have internal injuries from the damage she sustained. She needed to get to a hospital. She needed be conscious. He might return.

Aire and Skye-Trifecta and WOE

Later that afternoon, Ariadne sat in the courtyard, looking at her mother’s book. She was frustrated that her spell had not worked. “How am I going to protect myself from grandfather, if I can’t concoct a workable spell?” She wondered aloud. “This is the same as imprisonment.” Exasperated she tossed the book into the flower bed, raising a flurry of dust, scattering insects and birds.

“Ow, Arie, that hurts!”

Startled, Ariadne saw coming from under the book, a glowing orb, growing larger amongst the jasmine. It burst open and Ariadne saw, a beautiful creature rubbing her head in pain.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Meme from Memphis-Sunday Stealing

Be honest, who texted you last?
DD2, She is the only one who texts me, other than Verizon.Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed?
Since DD2 moved out we sleep with it open.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Friday Fill-ins
1. Life is the dash between your birth date and your expiration date.
2.  Last week we had temperatures in the 70's one day, and then a little snow fell the next.

Heart of Stone-Trifextra

Your heart, stone.
I grind away at the granite
That is your nature.
I fail again
Sharpening the ache.
You crush me
To fine particles,
I am not defeated.
Only scattered by gentle winds. *

Monday, March 04, 2013

Audience - Trifecta/WOE
Ariadne awoke to Tilde shaking her vigorously. “Lady, lady, the Duke commands you to join him at court this morning, you must get up!

Still somewhat groggy from her efforts last evening, she gazed around her chamber, hoping for a sign of success. Walking to her balcony window, she stepped back as she realized there was a bustle of activity below. “Tilde, what is going on?

“I'm not sure; riders arrived in the night, and they have been closeted with the Duke, since,” she replied.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

That Bubbily Feeling-Sunday Stealing

101. What does happiness/joy feel like physically?
Like champagne bubbles mixed with laughing gas, surrounded by butterflies.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Spring Sunshine is on the Way-Saturday 9

1) The best known Brady Bunch song is, of course, the shows theme. Do you know the lyrics?
Oh yes. It is a ubiquitous little ditty about a lovely lady.....Don't get me started or it will be on my mind the rest of the day!

Friday, March 01, 2013


Mikhail Nesterov

Restless, finally I sleep.
On waking, I expect a difference.
I labor to breathe,
Secretions wash over me.
 My body spasms.
 Reaching for your comfort,
 YOU sneeze.
 God no! I am not alone.