Friday, August 7, 2015

A 100 Words a Day is Coming to This Blog in September

A 100 Words a Day will be coming here in September instead of having its own blog. I want to simplify things and it is easier to have one blog instead of 56 of them. I am still going to write in the other blog until September 1st. I have to at least write a 100 words a stay a little bit alive.

See ya in September on this blog.


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so
that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
                         Romans 15:13                                

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finally....Yonder Hearts Purpose is Revealed

I am excited to say that it has been revealed to me what Yonder Hearts it supposed to be about.

It is really cool.......and will take me on adventures that I never dreamed that I would make.

If I had known what this was supposed to be about when I first started this several years ago, I would have immediately shut it down and closed it out of my life. But, after going through a few things in life and developing a few tough spots and gaining grit through trials, errors, hurts, and tears, the real reason for Yonder Hearts has surfaced.

Pretty amazing how things like that work.

Pressing on to the next scene in life.....

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face
trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith
produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may
be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom,
you should ask God, who gives generously to all without
finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 1:2-5

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Loveline Tuesday♥Week #43

Greater love has no one than this: to lay
down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13

Monday, June 22, 2015

Haiku Monday♥Week #43

La la la la la
Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh
Five syllables more.
 Avoid godless chatter...
II Timothy 2:16a

Friday, June 19, 2015

Joke'n Quote Friday♥Week #42

I tell ya, my dog is lazy.
He don’t chase cars. He sits on the
curb and takes down license
plate numbers.
Rodney Dangerfield
Work hard and become a leader;
    be lazy and become a slave.

Proverbs 12:24 NLT


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Original Song/Poem Thursday♥Week #42

Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
    it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:31
I Don’t Want to Be Round
As a woman gets older
Her body I’ve found
An odd shape starts forming
And that shape is round.
The stomach it pooches
The butt looks all wrong
Her boobs and her earlobes
Get floppy and long.
Dimples and wrinkles
Appear overnight
Brown spots and skin tags
It is quite a fright.
Toe nails get nasty
The hair on her head
Gets thinner and grayer
No “bouncy”, it’s dead.
But something else happens
As her body gives
Her mind starts to ponder
On the life she has lived.
Does the outward appearance
Really matter that much
It’s all about people
And the lives we have touched.
Before her life’s over
There’s still time to love
Round’s not so bad
It is better for hugs.
A well cushioned body
Is better to grip
Make someone else smile
Forget those round hips!
by theresa arnold

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Signature Wednesday♥Week#42

A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
    but heartache crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:13

Growing up, I spent MANY hours
in front of a TV screen watching
"I Love Lucy".
I LOVE Lucy. Lucille Ball was the
star of the show. Along with her was
Ricky, Ethel, Fred, and Little Ricky.
I don't think I have ever watched
one episode that I didn't laugh.
NOW, my girls who are in
their 20's have discovered
"I Love Lucy" and they
love her too.
Lucille Ball,
for your contribution to the world.
(btw, your signature if very difficult
to find online....)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Haiku Monday♥Week #42

Heart, Strength, Mind, and Soul
Just about fills the entire
Love jar for our God. the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all
your strength and with all your mind..
Luke 10:27

Friday, June 12, 2015

Joke'n Quote Friday♥Week #41

There are three faithful friends:
 an old wife,
an old dog,
and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin
A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Original Song/Poem Thursday♥Week #41

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalms 34:18
On a day that was filled with sadness
With tears and sorrow and pain
I asked the Lord to restore my joy
I knew I could never be the same.
A person I loved had hurt me
It’s awful what silence creates
I asked the Lord through tears and grief
How someone could do me this way.
You created this person that hurt me
Their heart is not like a dear child’s
They’re cold and their cruel and bitter and mean
But they hide behind fake loving smiles.
They act like they’re living in wisdom
They don’t even see what they do
I think that I’ve figured it out my Lord
This person is still missing YOU.
The love that You give is eternal
Your Spirit inside us does dwell
If someone has You inside of themselves
The love only grows and it swells.
When people we love desolate us
And hurt us and leave us to die
That’s when You step in and hold our souls close
And whisper to us when we cry.
The person without you is empty
That’s why they treated me so
I will pray every day for their hearts to find
The joy and the love you bestow.
by theresa arnold

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Signature Wednesday♥Week #41

A man’s gift makes room for him,
and brings him before great men.
Proverbs 18:16
Pablo Picasso a was a Spanish
painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, 
stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most
of his adult life in France.
He was born in 1881 and died in 1973 at the age of 91.
I would say that he had a FULL life.
His art is AMAZING to behold.
I would like to say THANK YOU
Mr. Picasso for your contribution
to this world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Loveline Tuesday♥Week #41

You are altogether beautiful, my love;
    there is no flaw in you.

Song of Solomon 4:7

You hair looks lovely up that way
and your earrings just dip you
in elegance.

Haiku Monday♥Week #41

Gray morning kitty
Begging for early breakfast
Before the sunrise.
by Theresa Arnold
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
    but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 12:10

{I missed posting on Monday because
our computer was down.
Here we go.....!!}

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It's Been A While...

It's been a while since I posted on this blog. We had the tree removed and are on to the NEXT project that needs doing.

Have been spending more time writing in my other blog "A 100 Words a Day" because I am trying to write 100 words a day. I write more than that, I just need to have a more structured place to put some of the words that I write so I type them there. Working on my fourth unpublished book now. It is emotionally killing me. I am only on page 16 of page 366. Slow slow SLOW going!! I think because writing it is like giving blood. It drains me. (some pun intended)....

Should I go back to my original purpose of this blog before dad died. I wrestle with that because it was going so well before that happened. If I do, it will start on Monday. I'm not sure which Monday, but Monday for sure.

And now, a picture from my Yonder Hearts collection:

Every morning, I step on
Benjamin Franklin's face when I walk.
Doesn't everyone?
Happy Trails
Sorry Ben :(

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Our Trees Are Falling Over....waaaa

The rain in Spain is nothing compared to the wind in Texas......Blew this oak tree right onto our house!! OUCH......Do you know how much it costs to remove this thing? A LOT!!! Pitiful. I am in the wrong business......

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Introducing....Painted Bunting...NOT Bunion

I just took a picture of this AWESOME bird in my back yard here in North Central Tejas (Texas in Spanish Ya'll)

It is called a Painted Bunting. When I first read what it was, I thought it said Painted Bunion. I thought "What an AWFUL name for a bird". GROSS.

I am getting bad about reading stuff and not understanding what it says. I am digressing. DANG IT!

Oh well! At least I saw this really cool bird.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gnomes and Tulips

Saturday is Gnome and Tulip Day!! Officially named by Me:)
Today you HAVE to purchase, borrow, or steal a gnome or tulip. (special note: stealing is wrong......just borrow them for a really long time and then take 'em back!)

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God _______________..........

Mankind has been _______________ since the beginning of mankind.

How cool that we can ____________ such things as art, music, literature, skyscrapers, excellent cuisine, fabric for clothes, jewelry, homes, families, a life.

Without God ____________ us, we can't ___________ anything though.

It all began with Genesis 1:1.


There are some things mankind can't create.
we are limited in what we can create....God is not limited in what He can create.....

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name

The Doors.

A musical group that I really never got into that much. My husband and oldest daughter LOVE the doors so I have picked up a tune or two because of their love of them. Jim Morrison (the head dude of The Doors) was a pretty good poet and song writer.

Think of the title that I have printed above:

I love you.
Won't you tell me your name?
(this is one of their songs in case you were wondering)

What kinda creep says things like that to a woman? OR...a woman to a man. How sad :(

Him: Hello
Him: I love you darling!!
Him: What was your name again???

This is the point in the relationship when a woman's response will direct the path and tell it ALL.
I say RUN! Run away as fast as you can till your legs fall off.
Does anyone else see where this relationship is headed?

I am sure that Jim Morrison knew exactly what this meant and to tell you the truth, he was pretty funny. I see the humor in it fer sure...

Hello I Love You Won't You Tell Me Your Name.....
At this point, I would say that my name is Larry and I am married to my mother....good bye.

Kinda skinny for me though.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writing About Nuthin'

I am not going to write about anything.

If I don't write about anything, then I technically am writing about something. I am writing about nothing that is something. Is nothing something? What is something? Let me Google it.......

Google didn't offer much. Let me dictionary it......

"some thing; a certain undetermined or unspecified thing:" What a boring definition of "something". But, that is what it is according to

So, I guess nothing would be something because it is some thing. But nothing isn't a thing...or is it?

thing: "anything that is or may become an object of thought"

OK, nothing is a thing according to There are actually SEVEN different descriptions of THING. Yeah for that! THING falls under #3's definition.

This could go on and on and on and on and on and on.......and ON!!

Writing about nuthin' can sure take up too much time....kinda like writing on


Friday, April 10, 2015

Britney Spears and Lou Bega

What do Britney and Lou have in common?

They went walking with me this morning on my treadmill. Three miles of musical fun! I found my daughter's CD stack and picked out two to work out with and had a heck of a time rockin' out to "A Little Bit of Mambo" and "Hit Me Baby One More Time".....

My husband came in to tell me good bye and of course had no idea what I was listening to as I had the CD player headsets on....YES, I had to purchase a Walkman the other day. I am stuck in the 80's. HELP ME!!

Enough for now. Must attend the showering room, get dressed, and attend work today. I think I will Mambo into the front doors of my job this morn and sing out LOUD!!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

RaNdom StuFf.....


The last post made mention of fiddle lessons. Scratch that. I LOVE the fiddle, and I HATE to organize JUNK! Well, JUNK has won out over fiddle for now. Had to postpone the fiddlin' to a later time......


It is 7:46am and I have to take a shower and start on the JUNK today.

Off work today....

Feeling kinda large in the stomach area....WHY doesn't it go down??? What the HECK?

Random words typed up....

Looked up writing sites on web....

Looked up bulimia site because of a loved one that has it and now I HAVE to become an expert at support.....


Need to play ukulele and get "Me and Julio Down by the School Yard" down PAT so that I can play it for the tulips in the backyard.....

Bluegrass in head......

Legs are touching AGAIN......gross!!

I laugh because I LOVE humor...

The End...

Me on a Happy Smiley day....we always look better when we look UP and smile!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Coffee Pee Stinks

Fiddle lessons are going well although I have been sick, there have been ice days to contend with, and pending paperwork projects that need perfecting!! YIKES. Too much.....on and on and on.

Today will be a good day. I started painting the bathroom and the new colors will make it look like Starbucks in there. I told my daughter that we need a cappuccino maker to perfect the feel. I am going to sit it right next to the toilet. Coffee pee stinks. It does. Coffee brewing smells good. Coffee pee and coffee brewing.....what is THAT gonna smell like? Which scent will win?

Why am I writing about coffee pee? Because it stinks. Smells are strange. I think a smashed skunk on the road smells a little like coffee brewing too. It does. Well, I think it does after the skunk has been dead for a while. I think a fresh kill is WAY overpowering and overrules the coffee smell.

Change of subject:

I began my CC project this past week. My book. The book that has been in my head since 2011. It will be in my head until I get it out on paper and THAT is the hard part. I LOVE the characters that are going to be in this book. I LOVE CC as she is a little like me. I LOVE CC's uncle and her grandmother. Her uncle...they call him awesome white trash and hilarious and so full of CRAP. Her grandmother is the most colorful woman I can conjure up in my head. CC is sarcastic...wait, I don't want to give too much away. I just can't WAIT to delve into these characters.

All for now.

oops...a picture ALWAYS has to be included:

Coffee pee and me.....

Monday, February 23, 2015

I Am Sick of Being Sick

What do I type right now?

I have been sick and on my back for the last 4 days. Who has time to worry about world problems and how much I weigh when I can't even breath because of gallons of snot in my upper torso? I literally can grab the stuff out of my nose and pull it out 6 to 10 inches at a time. That is how thick it is and how miserable I feel. I found some unused antibiotics from October of last year and so I began them this morning. I am up and typing now. Did some dishes and doing some laundry. Wrote some on Facebook, checked my junk mail on my email page, and picked up dog poop and sopped up some dog pee lingering around my clean clothes that I threw on the floor a week ago to fold before I got sick. Today is an ICE DAY. No work! I can sit up so I will do some kind of activity around the house to keep from getting pneumonia. (thank goodness for spell check as I spelled pneumonia incorrectly!)

All for now. I don't feel too many people are reading this, so I will type what I want for now. No structure right now. Just plain old typing what is on my mind.

and now....a picture of something....

Me and my Uke are waiting for
springtime to come!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Delay Over?? Not Quite...

Hello if anyone is reading this little post.

Much has happened since the last post. My heart has been through much pain/joy/peace/love since October. My precious father passed away on October 17th, 2014. The last day of his life was full of playing music, eating with friends and his wife (my step mother) and doing little tasks. He got the mail, got his hair cut, and practiced his banjo a bit. I am sure that he fed the squirrels and birds too.

I have a lump in my throat as I type this. Almost four months have passed and I am still here; carrying on and doing little tasks, feeding the squirrels and birds, getting my hair cut, getting the mail, and picking on my ukulele and now my fiddle. I begin lessons tomorrow to learn and be a MASTER on the fiddle. I have a purpose to learn. The purpose is so that when I get to heaven and while I am here on this earth, I can offer a magnificent gift of music to the Lord. I want to be the BEST that I can possibly be. I also want to play with my dad because banjo and fiddle go "good" together.

That is all for now.

God Bless and Maybe Later on the Posting.
This was dad's first selfie! LOL