Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Merry Christmas, with love ~From Robert, Sandra & Family

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Giving Thanks with pictures

Solidly great visits ~ Wonderful Meal

..and Thanksgiving is also Prelude to my Mom's Annual Cookie Exchange Party

so,  for dessert   -my mom's amazing pumpkin pie, and then..

"window painting!"

3rd generation talent you're looking at here

"Thank You Jesus!"    amen

"VOOPS! -there it is" by (me!) sandra, tvgp

and so I decided to pick up and peruse one of the many books from my autographed collection... see if what was written..

and it is! still relevant; every word of it, really..   even though it was written before all the internet craziness and social media and pre-cell phones, etc.

but this is one of the books that got me through college all those many years ago..

and when I came across these pages/passages, 72/73

CH =

and, if I may borrow a T.D. Jakes saying

"can I go deeper?"

-because on page 73 when we learn the nurse; being treated awful by a patient, -confesses she has been taking out her frustrations on her innocent family members

when you read on..   you learn the nurse learns how to become impervious to the ill treatment by the patient and is set free  (as if from san quentin  -that's how significant the breakthrough was..)

but the passages kind of skip over why the patient is treating the nurse so awful in the first place

     -is he not ALSO taking his frustrations out on the innocent nurse..    

the exact same way the nurse was taking out her frustrations on her innocent family..

and it is my experience and observation of that hideous and very predictable chronic pattern, that made me answer the question the way I did when I read it on the gum wrapper.

I sing it to the beat of the popular song,  Whoomp! (There it is) by Tag Team..

"VOOPS!   -there it is.."

 so, a "thank you!" here to Stephen Covey..      still relevant indeed

The Heart Seen by (Robert!)

in the remaining slice of a most delicious apricot cobbler surprise gifted to us from Jacquie Williams Courtright    "Thank You!"   xoxo

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ever Grateful to Jesus. (Sexy! & Tops!)

..p.s... and sue fordyce:  see those 3 charming pumpkins..   sue taught a class for Alden lane employees after work where we each got to hand create these cement pumpkins using her special cement recipe, pantyhose, rubberbands..     then sealers, and painting techniques..     so much fun!!   You just haven't crafted until you rub n' buff your very own pumpkins..  "thank you!" Sue

Monday, November 25, 2019

..and speaking of Mr. Rogers... by (me!) Sandra, tvgp

great movie!     /and that reminds (me!):

Popular with Older Men

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Heart Seen. By (me!) Sandra, tvgp

Sunday morning breakfast blessing,.yes

Matthew 11:28-30


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Friends of a coffee talk together.. (Carla! Catherine! Me! Taryn! Allegra!)

Due Season year two.."thank you Jesus!" from (sexy! & tops!)

Public "thank you!" to my beautiful Aunt June..

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

"Thank You!" Gary Sinise from (me!) sandra, tvgp

and i'll be watching a war movie..

simultaneously i'm trying not to say the same thing  -again; out loud

primarily because I've already said it so many times

there is no reason  -really-  to repeat it; everyone around me already knows

but damn it, if it doesn't slip out anyway

like, every time, I end up saying the exact same thing:

"how wonderful it must be to get paid just to pretend"


when I consider the very real service men and women

the very real danger

the very real pain and suffering

the very real loss..

and how much they get paid


and then I consider actors...


and how much they get paid to just pretend that they are facing danger

pretend they are in pain

pretend they have PTSD


and how I then envision them collecting their paychecks, 

treating their friends/family to dinner and drinks

perfectly healthy, safe, and good

celebrating at awards shows just how good they are at pretending..


well, sometimes it blocks my ability to watch the movie properly


and I think to myself   -unless these producers/directors/actors of war movies

well, unless they are giving a percentage of the income earned back to the 

very real veterans


that's like a form of rape.


same, when you have movies about rape victims

-someone getting paid just to pretend...



same with movies about domestic abuse


I could go on, but the point has already been made:

anyone who profits from sharing the stories of real people who suffer


unless you are giving a % back to real life sufferers..

unless you are giving back..


that is just disgusting.


and so, I am always very grateful, very happy, very pleased

when I see what saw on CBS Sunday Morning with Gary Sinise

and with

Michael Conner Humphrey's

"Thank You!"

In Jesus name,   ~amen.