Veterans Parking Only

While visiting Culver’s to get a Turtle Sundae I noticed this parking sign really close to the front door.

     A lot of businesses in the United States of America give perks, discounts and freebies to servicemen and women but this was the first time I’ve ever seen a permanent parking space designated for Veterans. How cool is that?

     Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.

Weeping Willow Tree and Me

These beautiful trees are found through North America, Europe and Asia.

My sponsor child wrote a handwritten letter asking for some pictures. So I printed out a few and put them inside her Thanksgiving card. I’m actually holding Carolina’s 2015 World Vision progress report photo in my hand as a sweet surprise.

Quick Tip: When printing your own photos at home. Turn the paper so the glossy side faces up. Feed the stack of paper into the paper support.

Even though she’s not physically by my side, Carolina can still see herself with me.

Here’s some additional photos I’ve taken on the nature trail…

Hurricane Joaquin

Please take a moment to pray for the Bahamian people, tourists and expatriates affected by this natural disaster. The Bahamas is an incredibly amazing island country.

I was fortunate enough to celebrate my 30th milestone birthday in the Bahamas, so it will always have a special place in my memory bank and heart.

Enjoying the Fresh Air

My lovely 58-year-old mother and I kept each other company by chatting as we walked through the public park.

We seen an apple tree with and abundance of apples on it.

They’re not quite ripe yet.

This man-made pond, waterfall and landscaping is exquisite.
The boulder rock is rocking a top hat.

I’ve always enjoyed taking nature walks. What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

Weekly Dose Post #319

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…

Joke of the Week:

Lindsey told Jessica that she had won the lottery.

Ponder this for a minute, who actually won the lottery?

Weird Fact of the Week:

Sir John Harington was an English courtier, author and translator popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet.


Quote of the Week:

“We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our kids, that we forget to leave better kids to our planet.” ― Gerry Burnie

Weekly Dose Post #318

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…

Joke of the Week:

A college professor asked each of his students “What inspired you to write this essay?”

One student replied, “The due date.”

Weird Fact of the Week:

Singer Justin Beiber gave Ellen DeGeneres a lock of hair so the talk show host could sell it for charity. Bieber agreed to add his autograph so the highest bidder would know that they have indeed won Bieber’s hair. DeGeneres auctioned the hair off on her website and gave the proceeds to California animal organization The Gentle Barn.

Quote of the Week:

“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” ― Carlos Castaneda


Weekly Dose Post #317

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…

Joke of the Week:

What did the clock do at the all you can eat buffet?

It went back four seconds!


Weird Fact of the Week:

Research suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants may slow the aging in both the body and brain.

Quote of the Week:

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

Weekly Dose Post #316

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…

Joke of the Week:

What’s building has the most stories in the world?

A library has the most stories.

Weird Fact of the Week:

LeVar Burton cried when his Kickstarter campaign for Reading Rainbow reached his one million dollar goal in just 11 hours. The 35-day campaign that began in May 2014 raised $5,408,916 from 105,857 backers buying into the revamped literary show.

Quote of the Week:

“I believe that if you can read in at least one language, then you are free. Because no one can oppress you with their own ideas about what the world looks like and how the world should operate. You can educate yourself. And so it is your birthright, I believe, of every human being to be literate in at least one language.” – LeVar Burton

Weekly Dose Post #315

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…
Joke of the Week:

Thomas is 32 years old and he is still single. One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?”

Thomas replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.”

His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.”

A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?”

With a frown on his face, Thomas answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.”

The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?”

Thomas replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”

Weird Fact of the Week:

Water is the only substance found on Earth naturally in 3 forms: solid, liquid and gas.

Quote of the Week:

“The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.” – Jane Wyman

Good Morning Gorgeous #340

Dear Self: You have been doubted, hated, talked about, made fun of, hurt, lied to, broken and at your wits end. I commend you for still standing, Your courage speaks volumes.

I know your struggle and pain you’ve endured. You are more than a conqueror. Nothing can keep you down and no one can steal your joy. Don’t give up, continue to stand tall and always love yourself first.

Today’s Affirmation: A setback is simply an experience that will help me grow stronger.

Weekly Dose Post #314

This is stuff I found while browsing the net. Check back every Monday for more…
Joke of the Week:

A man was looking for a person to paint his porch, so he hired a young lady and told her what to do. After about 30 minutes, the lady came to the door and said “I’m done.”
The man asked “How did you get done so fast?”
The lady said “It was hard at first, but it got easier towards the end.
And by the way, it’s a Ferrari not a Porsche.”


Weird Fact of the Week:

Ariana Miyamoto is the first biracial Miss Japan, and the first half-Japanese, half-black woman to compete in Miss Universe. Miyamoto’s mother is Japanese and her father is African American.

Quote of the Week:

“It’s bad enough to judge but to judge based on assumptions is just plain ignorant.” – Manohara Odelia Pinot


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