Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


And here are the words for this week:
bona fides

Please remember to blame Merriam-Webster and not me:-)

Monday, September 18, 2017


Question Of The Week 9-18-17

What was the last song you danced to?

I honestly can't say what it was. It has been a long time.

Danced with somebody? Or danced around the kitchen alone while just about anything played on the radio?

I'm afraid I don't dance but I bounce a little to 'the oldies'..oh wait...I'M the oldie and EVERYTHING bounces. Shoot.

Mus have been a Millennial song at a wedding I am guessing.

Pretty Woman every Fri. night with my hubby. We are known for it.

The last time Cindy and I danced was to Bob Seger's Old Time Rock And Roll at a Fourth of July celebration in Easley SC ;)

Ron was working on an old house and when I went to see what was going on, Waltz Across Texas was playing on the radio. He took me in his arms and we danced across the dust and debris. It was a joyful moment for both of us

It was at a wedding reception--I didn't know the name of the song so it was not an oldie.

Ah it's been years and it was a wedding ceremony where girls were singing song while beating drum .

I am sure at someone's wedding! lol

Oh dear, it has been too long. Need to correct that. 

Too long ago to remember. My feet still tap out the beat though.

What a nice question! I actually slowed danced with my hubby (at a wedding) to Ed Sheeran's - "Thinking Out Loud" It was nice! :)

Grannie Annie, I love your memory.

Last time I danced was Octoberfest to some Octoberfesty song. It was so fun!

I was rocking along to the "Amazing Rhythm Aces" earlier today...just me and me...with my two furry mates trying to ignore me, hoping I wouldn't ask them to join me!

Love Shack!

Love the imagine of you and Ron dancing in the old house.

"Follow You, Follow M" by Genesis. Probably at our 25th wedding anniversary.

Friday, September 15, 2017


And on a personal note, here is a selfie picture my granddaughter Beth had posted on her Facebook page.  I had to steal it because it is so sweet.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Here is my story for this week's Words For Wednesday.  The prompts are provided by Granny Annie of FOOLS RUSH IN

SARAH'S MEME by Granny Annie

The assigned task would be an onerous one. Sarah had been challenged to create a meme that would bring laughter. She would be steadfast in her efforts but every mistake or portion that was not satisfactory made her let out a loud yawp. Surely she would settle down and everything would be copacetic. After all Sarah was not a meme savant.

The drawing showed Ellen from SEINFELD dancing with arms and legs akimbo. Everyone would remember the episode when Ellen could do no more than wreak destruction at the company party. Ellen's haphazard attitude was out of control and she continued to dance despite her friend Tare, who gave her advise to stop.

Sarah's drawing was complete and ready to be posted on her blog. There had been some doubt that this gal could create a clever meme. Sarah was sure this final work would vindicate her.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Yes,  my friends, I am going to do it again:-)

Here are the words for today:



Tuesday, September 12, 2017


It is almost 8 a.m. so I have to say goodbye for today. Thank you Dish...NOT!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Question Of The Week, 9-11-17

Are you a good judge of character?

No. Now and again I get a gut feeling that says "I don't like this person and will stay far away", but that's about it.

Yes I think I am. Having to deal with my mother over the years helped me to be perceptive and I can make an assessment about someone fairly quickly. 

I like to think that I am. There have been times when I made some mistakes and ended up being taken advantage of.

in a way yes i am
most of my guesses prove correct about people .
i am more good judge oof my own character ,i keep myself constantly on check 

No, I take people at face value, and many times, I shouldn't have.

I learned in my childhood that the person capable of great good is also capable of great evil. When I judge someone else, it is with the realization that I am most likely wrong

For the most part....yes.

Once in a while I am taken in but it is rare and doesn't last long.


I'd like to think that I am, I like most everyone but sometimes find that I should have been more leery, I would rather be more open with everyone than to misjudge someone unfairly.

Yes, I surprise my husband with my gift. He doesn't listen until it's too late and then has to apologize to me. 

Mostly yes. Particularly if something is telling me to stay far away from someone.

Not at all. I always look for the best in folks and give them all sorts of leeway before I learn the hard way--maybe they aren't so nice

I thought I was now I have no idea!

Friday, September 08, 2017

FRIDAY (not so) FUNNIES 9-8-17

My broadband width has been exceeded.  It will be September 14th before I will have full service again.  Still awaiting fiber optics for my area.  I signed up three years ago and every time I call they say it will be two months.  Meanwhile, Dish drops me back to dial up speed. Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! 
I almost paid $10 for extra broadband but just couldn't bring myself to do it.  I already pay too much for my satellite services.
I am afraid I have done this:-(
Yes a funny one:-)
I sure miss everyone when my internet is so slow:-(

And on a personal note, it was fun teaching an alcohol-ink tile painting class at the church this week.

Thursday, September 07, 2017


Granny Annie of Fools Rush In was responsible for the Words For Wednesday and my story is posted in the comment section with the words but I also have posted it here.  Hope you enjoy.

EVIL ANNIE by Granny Annie

The Words For Wednesday crowd might have said that Annie went at the job like a flat-hat, flying around and picking words in a reckless manner. She saw it all as an inalienable task that others might construe as evil. Still, she believed they could easily come up with a short story or a nice dithyramb using the words she supplied. Annie only wanted to prove fidelity to the group. She planned the words as she sat in front of her computer patting her sericious pups Slim and Frankie.

Annie was not a poltroon. She was definitely feeling ludic when she picked the words for September yet the others defined her as having word-turpitude and wanted to repudiate her. She looked for a bosky place to hide while she decided to assay the remaining words to be used the rest of the month. Annie had already selected them and decided she would remain steadfast in her efforts. All the whiners would just have to tough it out. Besides it never hurts to increase one's vocabulary:-)

Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Words for today:




I will put my own story in the comment section when it is completed.

Monday, September 04, 2017


Question Of The Week, 9-4-17

What do you typically have for breakfast?

Coffee and toast with peanut butter.

sausage and an egg and a buttered roll

oatmeal water and coffee
oatmeal water? without the oatmeal? 

Cold cereal or a small bagel with cream cheese.

Yogurt and an apple. What do you eat? Bacon and eggs?

Half a bagel with real butter and some hard cheddar cheese. Occasionally a hamburger patty with it.

I start work so early that I just have a coffee. 

Toast, cereal, tea and sausage.

I Are Writer!

Two slices of peanut butter whole wheat toast and cashew milk. 

Several cups of tea. Perhaps a piece of fruit.

On work days, it is always Cheerios. On days off, it is bacon and eggs; either on a bagel or on bread. (Rob) 

Cheerios and coffee...not coffee in my Cheerios though.

Hot porridge in the winter, with either almondmeal and hazelnutmeal, or chopped dried fruits depending on how I feel.
In the summer I have yoghurt and fruit, usually bananas, sometimes strawberries. And always, a spoonful of malt extract, a syrup made from barley, full of B vitamins.

Go Lean Toasted Berry Crisp with non-fat Greek yogurt and seasonal fresh fruit, usually blueberries.

Bacon, eggs and NO TOAST. I am trying to give up grains according to Dr. William Davis of UNDOCTORED and WHEAT BELLY.

Breakfast really doesn't feature much on my daily menu...I have a cup/mug of coffee...sometimes a piece or two of fruit. Nothing major. It all depends on how I feel at the time....if I feel like something or not.

Cooked breakfasts rarely, if ever, are part of the equation.

Tea and toast with egg on it somedays. Or toast with honey.

Usually, I love eggs over easy, turkey sausage and hash browns with tea. Hugs...RO

Tea always n sometimes a muffin , croissant, or half a banana from making lunch with the other half (PB n banana sandwich on whole wheat).

It's always eggs and ...
Could be bacon, maybe sausages, could be ham!
With some mushrooms, tomatoes, how about a slice of halloumi too!
So much good food to choose from, but it all starts with egg!
Oh yes, and a cup of tea!

All the best Jan

If it's very early, just coffee with creamer, no sugar. Once brunch time rolls along, I always prefer savory over sweet... eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes etc..