My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Random Thoughts 4/16/2012

Several weeks ago, a blogger emailed me about my "Connie Talk." I wasn't quite sure what she meant but after a few moments of thought on the matter I guess she means my random thoughts and stories. I love telling stories about my life when I was younger but they will come to me at different times. (We old people tend to forget a lot of stuff from years ago and mainly get together and talk about our digestive systems, ya know.) ;-) Nope, not really. This chick is interesting to talk to. I even have several Word Documents about titles, random thoughts, old stories I'll remember and sayings for my blog.

I do have a sweet story to tell about someone else though.

A young man and his wife were asked to speak to the youth in our church ward many years ago now. He talked about their first date. Now, this young man was GQ good-looking, let me tell you. Not only good-looking but as sweet, kind—just the kind of young man mothers always hope their daughters find. A real catch in other words.

He asked her out not telling her where they were going. She was expecting perhaps a movie and dinner. But she got the shock of her life.

He took her to a old folks care home and square danced with them. She was in shock and thought, "What in the world is he doing and this may be my last date with him." But it turned out she had a fabulous time. He loved serving old people and making their lives exciting. He had been taught well by his mother and father. Needless to say, they married and had one child I know of but probably have a few more by now. It just goes to show you that you can break out of the norm and have a great time and also, just because he was gorgeous didn't mean he was all about looks. The words of advice I and a friend give to young people is "Choose Wisely." A good idea all in all.

Isn't this staircase just beautiful? I love the color of green with the pink.

Another darling vintage trunk paired with a contemporary sofa.

I wish I had the expertise to duplicate this chair cover. It's yummy.

Cute idea for a vintage school desk. You'll notice they had enough good taste to have a Mac computer, right? ;-)

Ooooh, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum....

I've just decided that I'm going to add some ruffles to some pillowcases tomorrow.

Gorgeous shops for you to see.

Oh, right! Like I'm going to bathe out in the open for all the world to see. Nice idea if you're the only one on the island.

I. Love. This. Kitchen. It is my dream kitchen...if I were one who liked to cook that is. There is nothing about it I don't like. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

This is adorable. I made something similar several years ago, but I like this one better than mine, which is below this one.

Can you even imagine having something like this?

If Love Bunny could give me this camper, I'd have no problem at all going off into the wilds of Idaho. Cute!!!!! Look at that chandelier. I have to read by a propane lantern in our pop-up camper. Need I say more?

Some random thoughts I've had over the last several weeks.

I read where some mothers were concerned about their 2 and 4 year old kids getting a proper lunch in school when they start school in a few months. What?! You have to be 5 years old to start kindergarten. Don't dare tell me otherwise because I know enough school teachers and parents who have tried to get their kids into school at 4 years and several months old. It didn't work. So if those women are talking school, they're talking pre-school, which is nothing more than daycare. Ridiculous!

Let's talk about the milk bottle tops. I cannot open one. They used to have a tab around the cap that you pulled off and then the cap loosened easily. Now, even Love Bunny has trouble twisting the cap off. I'm an old lady and can't even get the milk bottle open! I'd write congress but I'm afraid they'd come up with another stupid/silly law and I certainly don't want that.

I read recently where taller women are more prone to cancer. My daughter is 5'11" so she's more apt to get it than I am, who is 5' 4 1/2"?

Cereal boxes. Have you ever had one that opened where you could close it and have it stay inside the little slit? I haven't. I'd be thrilled to be able to open one without the top not tearing where it's not supposed to. Then the waxed paper inside can only be opened with scissors. No amount of pulling will get it apart.

A few days ago I found something in our vegetable drawer in the fridge. It didn't look familiar and I asked hubs if he knew what it was. Neither one of us could identify it. Pretty bad when that happens and I keep a really clean fridge!

What is it when men make a sandwich, put their cereal in a bowl, pour a drink or do something on the kitchen countertops that prevent them from ever—and I mean ever—wiping it up? Just askin'.

Have you ever met or been around people you shouldn't be around because you might catch "bad taste." Happens on a regular basis to me, especially when I shop. Scary!

I am really and truly tired of people equating love with sex. They are two different things. Stop calling bad behavior "love"; it isn't.

By now, you've had enough ranting so until next time, chicks.

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