A to Z Challenge 2018 · whatever!

M is for money…

colorful-1313027_640is for money


Some say money is the root of all evil.
I don’t agree.
Money can be a wonderful thing.

It all depends on what and how you think of money.
And a lot depends on how you get it and how you use it.
Money is important and everyone needs it.

Without money, life can be pretty miserable.
Just ask any hungry homeless person.
No one wants to be penniless.

Really, no one needs millions of dollars.
True, life would be easier in many ways with lots of money.
But millions of dollars may lead to millions of problems and worries.

Be wise with whatever money you have in your pockets.
Don’t waste your money and don’t spend more than you have.
Always give some of what you have to those who need it.

Maybe life would be more comfortable if you had more money.
Be careful that dollars don’t become a god to you.
Be happy that you have what you need.

Be someone who is happy without a lot of money.




A to Z Challenge 2016 · opinion · Uncategorized

P = penny…


Have you been offered a P2016enny
for your thoughts lately?

I have.
What’s with that!
With the economy, inflation and cost of living
my thoughts are worth more than a P2016enny.
Then if you factor in my age and life experience
the value of my thoughts goes up considerably.


People should offer at least one hundred
P2016ennies for my thoughts.
I’d say more than a dollar but I am a
thoughtful thought-filled person, not a greedy one.

That’s my post for the letter

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memories · traditions · Tuesday · Uncategorized

Tuesday, on baby’s first birthday…

Birthday Cake Cupcake

Last week I had a birthday.  It was very nice, thank you.  On special days like birthdays I tend to think about the past.  I think about things I have done and people I have known, stuff like that.  Well, on this birthday, and probably most birthdays, I was thinking about my Ma. 

She didn’t like being called Ma, at least not in the beginning.  I was the only one who called her that and I did it because it drove her crazy.  The name did grow on her after a while and when I stopped calling her Ma she wanted to know if I was mad at her.  Go figure.  So for ever after I called her Ma just so she would know I wasn’t mad. 

This post isn’t about that.  It’s about a tradition of hers.  She had lots of little quirky things she said and did.  This one was kind of cute and it relates to birthdays.  See there was a reason for the first paragraph.


  Anyway, when a baby is celebrating birthday #1 three things are put on the table in front of the baby, a bible, some money, and a bottle of beer.  The first thing that the baby grabs for is said to tell who the baby will grow up to be.  If the bible is chosen the child will grow up to be kind and loving and good.  Those that choose the money will be successful and…rich.  The baby that goes for the bottle of beer will be a fun person and a live and let live sort.

I have been told one of my brothers went for the beer and the other for the money.  Me?  I just put my chubby little arms out and scooped them all up! 



Saturday, the ten grrrrs of today…

Angry Sphynx
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Today is Saturday, December 4, 2010

This is a sort of fly by post because I am in a hurry but I just gotta vent/rant about my frustration.  So feel free to skip this if you want a holly jolly Christmas themed happy read.

It seems that a debit made to my checking account should not have been.  First grrrr.  It was after 8pm when I checked my account and found this error so no one answered any phones for this particular problem–business hours only you know.  Second grrrr–I mean banks can debit 25/7 but won’t talk to you except 8-5 Mon-Fri.

So, techie that I am not went to chat via computer–was going fine but then lost connection.  Third grrrr.  Ok, get back to chat–which took awhile because all agents were assisting others–but after a time of impatience I  connected with Nicholas–who happy to help you–so sorry for the problems–blah blah blah.  Turns out nice Nicholas could not help but gave me a phone number to call after 6am today.  Fourth grrrr.

Called the number  at  9am–no way I was getting up at 6am!  Spoke with very friendly sympathetic Billy and given the info about how to get the debit reversed which will take about 10 days depending on the merchant’s response–Fifth grrrr.  She quickly–2 hours later–e-mailed me the form–which I could not open.  Sixth grrrr.  Called the claim team number again and spoke with rather abrupt but efficient Barbara who will fax the document that I will not get until Tuesday because I don’t have a fax at home so it is being faxed to work–I will be at work Tuesday–not before.  Seventh grrrr.

So, the paperwork will not be put to work, so to speak, until Tuesday or Wednesday–there is a 24 hour delay once they get the fax dontcha know.  Eighth grrrr.  It seems my money is in limbo or purgatory or somewhere in cyber space.  Wherever it is–it is not available to me.  Ninth grrrr.

The tenth, and hopefully last grrrr,  this has caused me to misplace  my gentle and quiet spirit and now I must try to find it before I slap somebody up side the head!

I feel better–thanks.

ten · Tuesday

Tuesday, ten things about November…

November and the sun is low
Image by Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi via Flickr

Today is Tuesday, November 30, 2010


10 Things November Brings

  1. Colder weather–time for sweaters and hats and gloves–but not for long johns yet.
  2. Falling leaves–love this– all the drifting color.
  3. Long walks in the crisp air and crunchy leaves.
  4. The beginning of the holiday season–this is a love hate thing for me.
  5. Stores are all dressed up for the holiday shoppers–even stores look better in fancy dress.
  6. Spending money–more than usual.
  7. Holiday parties and get-togethers–another of those love hate things.
  8. Food and more food–this purely love especially the egg nog that is only sold at this time of year–what’s with that?
  9. Gifts–the giving and getting of–kinda stressful but also fun.
  10. Realization that the year is almost over and you haven’t done all you thought you would–but don’t worry next year is right around the corner and you can make another resolutions list.