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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thank You One and All

ThankyouMulti

Thank you to all who came to visit my little corner and leave messages during our LOL Days celebration.  You are very much appreciated!


Thank you to all who made the time to publish a special LOL post.  Found some new blogs and found some I had lost!


Thanks to the lovely Bonnie over at A Spanko Garden who originated this wonderful event and to the very special Hermione of Hermione's Heart who organized and managed it again this year.



Just a reminder, the Great Annual Cookie Exchange is coming! Jz’ will be posting the details soon.  So if you plan to participate, might want to put your thinking cap on and start considering what you're gonna share.  Of course, if you have participated before, you know that it doesn’t have to be a cookie recipe. Winking smile







Friday, November 17, 2017

Love Our Lurkers 2017 Day 2


Hey y’all It's that time of year again...the day, originally created by the lovely Bonnie over at A Spanko Garden and continued by the very special Hermione of Hermione's Heart.  The day that we bloggers set aside as a special day to show our appreciate for each and every one of you that come to visit our little corner of the world and ask that you come out of hiding ot join us in celebrating. 

So come out, come out, wherever you are and say “Hey!” or ask a question or leave a comment. 

As a reminder, since we have so many blogs participating,  we now spread LOL over two days so that everyone has a chance to visit all the participating blogs.  Isn’t that lovely!

Ya never know what your gonna find when you come to visit my particular corner…

An inspirational giggle…
 
 
A beautiful quote…


 
A ‘helpful’ hint…
 


Something more "inspirational"…




 


 
Hope that whatever I share, you enjoy your visit.

BTW…I’ve been in your shoes…lurked on different blogs...still do on a few in fact, without ever leaving a comment.  You read different blogs, maybe searching for answers or just looking for something interesting…but for whatever reason (nerves, fear, you feel you have nothing of value to say), you don’t comment.

I am inviting YOU…YES YOU to leave a comment on my blog.

You can be completely anonymous (I would ask that you use a name, doesn’t have to be your real one, so I don’t end up with multiple Anon’s when I reply) or use an alias as many in blog land do.  All I ask is that you say ‘hey’…one little word…break the ice a bit.  Of course, you are more than welcome to say more or to ask a question or two or three. LOL

But most of all…everyone is welcome here as long as they are respectful.  We are all different…we are not always going to agree…but that is what keeps life interesting. Winking smile
 

BTW…ya don’t need to wait for LOL days to post a comment, question or say “Hey”…the door is always open.  Come back and visit anytime!!!!



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Love Our Lurkers 2017 Day 1



Hey y’all It's that time of year again...the day, originally created by the lovely Bonnie over at A Spanko Garden and continued by the very special Hermione of Hermione's Heart.  The day that we bloggers set aside as a special day to show our appreciate for each and every one of you that come to visit our little corner of the world and ask that you come out of hiding ot join us in celebrating. 

So come out, come out, wherever you are and say “Hey!” or ask a question or leave a comment. 

As a reminder, since we have so many blogs participating,  we now spread LOL over two days so that everyone has a chance to visit all the participating blogs.  Isn’t that lovely!


Ya never know what your gonna find when you come to visit my particular corner…


An ‘inspirational’ giggle…




A beautiful quote…



A ‘helpful’ hint…



Something more inspirational…



Hope that whatever I share, you enjoy your visit.

BTW…I’ve been in your shoes…lurked on different blogs...still do on a few in fact, without ever leaving a comment.  You read different blogs, maybe searching for answers or just looking for something interesting…but for whatever reason (nerves, fear, you feel you have nothing of value to say), you don’t comment.


I am inviting YOU…YES YOU to leave a comment on my blog.

You can be completely anonymous (I would ask that you use a name, doesn’t have to be your real one, so I don’t end up with multiple Anon’s when I reply) or use an alias as many in blog land do.  All I ask is that you say ‘hey’…one little word…break the ice a bit.  Of course, you are more than welcome to say more or to ask a question or two or three. LOL 

But most of all…everyone is welcome here as long as they are respectful.  We are all different…we are not always going to agree…but that is what keeps life interesting. Winking smile


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 Behaviors That Build Trust in a Relationship

 
 
“Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.” – Mona Sutphen

Depending on the person and situation, the word trust can take on different meanings.
 
For example, a person with a good heart who has never experienced betrayal is far more likely to confide in someone who’s reeling from an abusive relationship. Situationally, in a business environment, trustworthiness may be harder to earn than in a personal relationship.

Nan S Russell, an educational psychologist, sums up the word ‘trust’: “People mean different things when they use the word trust. Ask five friends and you’ll get five definitions. (There) are various kinds of trust – confidence trust, competence trust, relationship trust, basic trust, authentic trust, organizational trust, self-trust, situational trust, and leadership trust – to name just a few.”

While trust may indeed be fluid by definition, there is one near-absolute truth: certain behaviors build trust faster than others.

HERE ARE TEN BEHAVIORS THAT CAN BUILD TRUST QUICKLY:
 

1. ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES
Mistakes – everyone makes them, but not everyone owns up to them. But if your objective is to create trust, admitting when you’ve screwed up is not an option. Ever heard the adage “The coverup is worse than the crime?” Well, this is especially true when you’re seeking to establish a reputation for trustworthiness.


2. DWYSYWD
Do What You Say You Will Do. Consistent, dependable and reliable behavior is one of the most expeditious ways to earn trust. If you make a promise, keep your word and follow through to the best of your ability. Most of us try, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. Minimize these mistakes and you’ll quickly build trust.


3. GIVE TRUST
Commitment and trust is a reciprocal action. Ever seen the movie Meet the Parents? Robert Deniro’s character (Jack Burns) lectures Ben Stiller (Greg) on the “Burn’s Family Circle of Trust” which he prides himself on: “I keep nothing from you and you keep nothing from me – and round and round we go.”
Trust is like that (just less funny).
 


4. LISTEN MINDFULLY
Mindfulness is observation without judgment. For illustrative purposes, think of the people you consider to be the most trustworthy in your life. The chances are that they’re willing to listen to you no matter your state of mind. Mindful (or active) listening is rare nowadays – a fact which makes the practice invaluable for establishing trust.


5. SHOW INTEREST
Demonstrating interest helps build relationships and reinforce trust. Showing interest is also critical to developing and maintaining rapport. You show interest in someone through being inquisitive and curious. If the person senses your sincerity, you’ll quickly earn their trust.


6. BE SELF-AWARE
Self-awareness is defined as “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires.” Renowned behavioral psychologist Nan S. Russell calls self-awareness “the missing ingredient’ for building trust. “(Too) often people don’t realize the messages that their actions send,” says Russell, “You can’t adjust your actions to communicate what you intend without self-awareness, ” and you can’t establish trust when the signals you send are the wrong ones.


7. BE PROMPT
Chronic poor time management should be considered personally inexcusable. It’s also certainly viewed as a sign of disrespect by others. The odds are that if you don’t hold yourself accountable, then someone else will. In the meantime, you’ll initiate a sense if doubt in others, which will call into question anything you do or say – no matter how well-intended.


8. COMMUNICATE OPENLY
Sometimes being open and honest can be a bit uncomfortable. This is especially true if you’re conflict-avoidant, which many people are – and that’s okay. Open communication is easier when you define your intentions during the onset, act politely, and listen intently. Effective communication may be the most important aspect of developing trust.


9. RESOLVE CONFLICT SWIFTLY
Conflict, in any form and to any degree, is counterproductive to establishing trust. Thus, it’s incredibly important to quash any conflicts as they arise and to do so quickly and efficiently. It is not necessary to approach conflict with a “conflict-like” mindset. Here’s an experiment: the next time someone gets angry with you – it doesn’t matter if it’s in traffic or at the office – smile politely and nod. You’ll be astonished at some of the responses you get (most will be positive!)


10. BE EXEMPLARY
There’s no better way to establish a culture of trust in a relationship than to exemplify the behavior. If this sounds like a “blanket solution” for reciprocating trust, that’s because it is. Quite simply, making the conscious decision always to tell the truth, be sincere, be responsible, refrain from gossip, and so forth will communicate to others that they can trust you. In return, you may find it’s much easier to trust them. Indeed, it is a “Circle of Trust.”

Courtesy of Power of Positivity

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

If…

Another oldie but fun giggle from Meredith's Jack!

There is truth in these words !!!
 
If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
 


Then You Are Probably




The Family Dog!
 
 
 
And you thought I was going to get all spiritual...



Handle every Stressful situation like a dog.

If you can't eat it or play with it,

P*** on it and walk away!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Missing Wife

Here’s a fun oldie for ya…
 
Husband:
My wife is missing.
She went shopping yesterday and has not come home!

Sheriff:
Her height?

Husband:
I'm not sure... A little over five-feet tall.

Sheriff:
Weight ?

Husband:
Don't know. Not slim, not really fat.

Sheriff:
Color of eyes ?

Husband:
Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed.

Sheriff:
Color of hair ?

Husband:
Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown now. I can't remember.

Sheriff:
What was she wearing ?

Husband:
Could have been pants, or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly.

Sheriff:
What kind of car did she go in ?

Husband:
She went in my truck.

Sheriff:
What kind of truck was it ?

Husband:
A 2016 pearl white Ram Limited 4X4 with 6.4l Hemi V8 engine ordered with the Ram Box bar and fridge option, led lighting, back up and front camera, Moose hide leather heated and cooled seats, climate controlled air conditioning. It has a custom matching white cover for the bed, Weather Tech floor mats. Trailing package with gold hitch, sunroof, DVD with full GPS navigation, satellite radio, Cobra 75 WX ST 40-channel CB radio, six cup holders, 3 USB port, and 4 power outlets. I added special alloy wheels and off-road Toyo tires. It has custom retracting running boards and under-glow wheel well lighting.

At this point the husband started choking up.

Sheriff: Take it easy sir,  we'll find your truck!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Naughty

good girl-naughty things 



too old for games 



dirty kinky naughty wrong 



good girl-naughty side 


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 Thank you to our very own Bogey for this 
VERY
NSFW 
giggle! 
😀




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Yes, I know...

naughty one

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day 2017

The 11th of November 2017 is the day we celebrate Veteran’s Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada.
My deepest gratitude, respect, and admiration to all who have or are now serving in the Armed Forces and their families.

These men and women are the truest heroes that the world has.

I am very proud to have the liberties that we have today, because of those that have or are now fighting to protect my freedom.

To my family, Thank You!
Grandpa
(WWII - Merchant Marine)
Uncle
(WWII - US Navy)
Dad
(Korea - US Air Force)
Brother
(Vietnam - US Air Force)
Son
(US Marine - stateside, 
Cousin 
(currently serving aboard US Naval Ship)

Be proud and stand up patriotically for yourself and your country!

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She was loud, but a true American, out of WWII.

Did you know?

It was well recognized that Martha Raye endured less comfort more than any other Vietnam entertainer.

I did not know this, I bet you didn't either. Don't let the sun go down without reading this about Martha Raye.

martha raye 1


The most unforgivable oversight of TV is that her shows were not taped.

I was unaware of her credentials or where she is buried.

Somehow I just can't see Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, or Jessica Simpson doing what this woman and the other USO women, including Ann Margaret & Joey Heatherton did for our troops in past wars.

Most of the old time entertainers were made of a lot sterner stuff than today's crop of activist bland whiners.

The following is from an Army Aviator who takes a trip down memory lane:

"It was just before Thanksgiving '67 and we were ferrying dead and wounded from a large GRF west of Pleiku.

We had run out of body bags by noon, so the Hook (CH-47 CHINOOK) was pretty rough in the back.

All of a sudden, we heard a 'take-charge' woman's voice in the rear.

There was the singer and actress, Martha Raye, with a Special Forces beret and jungle fatigues, with subdued markings, helping the wounded into the Chinook, and carrying the dead aboard. Maggie' had been visiting her Special Forces (SF) 'heroes' out 'west'.

We took off, short of fuel, and headed to the USAF hospital pad at Pleiku.

As we all started unloading our sad pax's, a USAF Captain said to Martha.... "Ms. Raye, with all these dead and wounded to process, there would not be time for your show!"

To all of our surprise, she pulled on her right collar and said "Captain, see this eagle? I am a full 'Bird' in the US Army Reserve, and on this is a 'Caduceus' which means I am a Nurse, with a surgical specialty.... now, take me to your wounded!"

He said, "Yes ma'am.... follow me."

Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would 'cover' a surgical shift, giving a nurse a well-deserved break.
Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft Bragg.

martha raye 2

Hand Salute! A great lady. martha raye 3


I did not know this about Martha Raye...thought you might like to read it.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Dark and Stormy Night

Another fun giggle from Meredith's Jack…he sent it to me as a Halloween giggle but I wasn’t able to post it until now.  Still a good one.  Enjoy!
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Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe.....as it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late at night and raining very hard with thunder and lightning.

Bob could barely see the road in front of the car.

Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a  tree.

Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog.  Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get her medical assistance.

 
Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from a large, old house.

He approaches the door and knocks.

A minute passes and a small, hunched old man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We've been in a  terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I  please use your phone?"

"I'm sorry," replied  the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. But my master is a doctor; come in, and I will get him!"

Bob brings his wife in. An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm  afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist.. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."


With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely.. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.


After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail , and Bob and Betty Hill both passed away.


The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house.

 
Meanwhile,  Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and Bob both sit up straight!

 
Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory.
 
He Bursts in and Shouts to his Master,
 
"Master, Master"
 

wait for it
 

here it comes
 

"The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music!"
 
I am Soooooo Sorry.....
But You Really
Should've Seen That Coming!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Memorable Password

Another fun giggle from Meredith's Jack.  Enjoy!
 
A lady helps her husband install a new computer.



Once it is completed, she tells him to select a password, selecting a word that he'll always remember.

As the computer asks him to enter it, he looks at his wife and with a macho gesture and a wink in his eye, he selects a word: 

mypenis.


As he hits "enter", to validate the selection, his wife collapses with laughter and rolls on the floor in hysteria!!


 
The computer has replied:

TOO SHORT. ACCESS DENIED!
 
Always REMEMBER this:

You don't stop laughing because you grow old.
You grow old because you stop laughing.

Monday, November 6, 2017