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Can You Spare 10 Minutes? #TheWorldsRecords

Are you ever overwhelmed by the thought of getting involved in volunteer work?  Are you nervous that saying "yes" is the equivalent of putting a big bullseye on your back, and that you will have to learn to say "no" to preserve your sanity?  Fear not!  I know of a great chance to be helpful.  You can serve at your convenience, and you can spend as much or as little time as you want. What is this fantastic opportunity?  

It's the third annual Worldwide Indexing Event!  


Ten Things of Thankful: Dazzling Week Edition

Summer is here!  It is my least favorite season, temperature-wise, but there certainly is something to be said for the fun that summer brings--and this summer started off with a bang!


Six Sentence Story: Order

I'm joining in again this week with the Six Sentence Stories link up. Please feel free to join in.  This week's prompt:  order. 

#Disneyland60th : We Were Dazzled!

Yesterday did not go as anticipated, but the result was magical!  



I had planned to take youngest daughter to Disneyland.  When we go to Disneyland, I like to leave early in the morning, so that we can arrive at the park at opening, when the crowds are still light. Let's just say that not everyone appreciates such an early start.  By the time we finally got on the road yesterday, I was mentally fighting to refrain from grumbling at the late start.  At one point, youngest daughter said, "Everything happens for a reason, Mom." I thought some snarky retort, but bit my tongue.  

Ten Things of Thankful: Father's Day Edition

I thought I would be organized and get this posted on Friday. Friday came and went, as did Saturday, so here I am posting on Sunday afternoon.  I'm just happy I can post.

Disney California Adventure: An Aladdin's Fan Take on Frozen

I’m fortunate that Disneyland is a day trip for me, and I have visited both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure many times.  Through the years, attractions and entertainment have changed.  Some changes, such as the disappearance of Captain EO or Innoventions, have not caused me any grief.  Other changes, though, such as the loss of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, and more recently, the Hyperion Theatre’s Aladdin, have been harder to swallow.
I almost always went to see Aladdin each time I was at DCA.  Though the story line remained the same, the genie always had freedom to ad lib a bit.  He was brilliant, and managed to tie current events into his jokes.  He made the show exciting for the adults as well as the children. 
When I heard that the Aladdin show was going to be replaced by a Frozen musical, I was not very happy.  I admit that I am not enamored of Frozen.  It’s not primarily a matter of being tired of everything Frozen; rather, I have some fundamental issues with the “L…

If the Song is About a Car, I Won't Understand

When I was growing up, my dad loved to tell the story about my mom singing along to a song.  “Oh, a tree in motion!” she would croon.  Dad would laugh, as he told us that the lyrics really were, “Poetry in motion.”
I seem to have inherited my mom’s trouble with lyrics.  One day, years ago, while my oldest daughter was riding in the car with me, we were singing along to a Beach Boys song.  All of a sudden, my daughter turned to me and asked, “What did you just say?” 
“She’s my little blue scoop.”  As my daughter erupted in laughter, I added, “Why?”
“Little deuce coupe, Mom!  What’s a blue scoop?” 
“I don’t know.  A cute little car?”
She’s never let me live that one down.
Fast forward five or six years.  This time, I’m riding in the car with my youngest daughter.  She bursts out laughing, not at my singing, but at what she heard from the radio.
“Mom, they’re singing a song about a douche!”
“No, they’re not!”
“Well, what are they saying?”
“I don’t know, but I’m sure it can’t be ‘douche.’”
Once b…

Ten Things of Thankful: Celebration of Life Edition

Yesterday I attended my uncle's celebration of life service.  My cousins and I have decided that we need to plan a get-together again soon where the requirement is that everyone show up alive. (I think that is known as a family reunion?!)

Though a death prompted this weekend's gathering, it was so nice to see my aunt and cousins--relatives I hadn't seen since my grandmother's service several years ago.  


Bye-bye, Deedee

Yesterday we said goodbye to Deedee, who decided that being a guide dog wasn't for her.  I'm so thankful for the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization, that is committed to its purpose and to the dogs.  I know that GDB will find a placement for Deedee where she will thrive.  Who knows?  With Deedee's energy and drive, we might read about her climbing Mt. Everest someday!