Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Yearly Break Time

November and December in Texas is pretty much fantastic as far as temperature and weather.

Therefore, I decree, upon this day (I mean...November 1st), that I will refrain from internet usage unless deemed necessary for survival until January 1, 2017.

60 days of pure JOY and Contentment!!! YEAH!!

I look forward to this reprieve every year.


see ya next year.....

or sooner.....



(it is always hard to break away from the routine, but ALWAYS rewarding in the end...)

Ciao, Cheers, and See Ya Later,


Monday, October 24, 2016

The "F" Word and Being an Adult

I heard someone say
That the "F" word's OK
If adults want to say it,
That's Great!

"F" you, I'm smart
And "F" you, you're dumb
And "F" all the folks
That I hate.

"F" politicians
"F" all religions
And "F" all around
This huge globe.

"F" is for flaming
The fire of fear
Forever it fervently

"F" is the norm
It's become common place
To hear it, no one says
A thing.

Not even the children
React anymore
Cuz "F" words are used
When we sing.

Grandpa and Grandma
Say "F" all the time
They holler and yell
At each other.

It's perfectly fine
When we become grown,
Have children,
Become Dads and Mothers.

But WHOA...
Wait a minute....
A small tiny voice
Is heard among all of the "F's"

"Spider and snake bites
Are very small things
Their venom can cause
Pain and death."

"F" logic and grace
"F" pain and disgrace
"F" people who
Can't suck it up

With words that seem small
But hurt one and all
I don't want to EVER
Grow up!!!

by Theresa Arnold
(after hearing a comment from an adult about the "F" word being OK for adults to say.......REALLY?


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Teacups Don't Have Tears

Teacups don't have tears.
Neither do stuffed animals, baby dolls, and toy race cars.
57 Chevy trucks don't.
Stars in the sky don't.
Trees don't.
Moments in time do not.
Roses don't.
Locks of hair from baby's first haircut do not.
Family pictures don't.
Old typewriters and old dial phones? Nope.
Grandma's reading glasses, Grandpa's pocket knives, and Uncle Lester's guitar do not.
Mom's wedding ring and dad's handkerchiefs don't cry.
The list is indefinite.

Things don't have tears.........people absolutely do.


{I was walking on my treadmill this morning and this title popped into my head....I can almost smell the words and memories of each thing written. Isn't that weird how that works?}

Thursday, October 20, 2016

OH MY WORD, Micky O'Flabs

Don't usually post two things in one day....but....

Last year, I started a blog called "Micky O'Flabs, Love Letters from Fat"

It was basically correspondence between me and my fat. (not that I am THAT big, but fat is fat whether 1 pound of it or 100 pounds of it....true?)

I put that blog on "private" after a few write ups and only 8 posts when I got distracted by things such as life.

Anyway, I checked that thing today and there are over half a million hits on one of the posts. When you post on Blogger, it also goes to your Google thingy and I guess it was on there. How weird!

That is a high number for a simple blogger like me.

Anyway, I may bring that blog back. It is a Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde thing as I am typing to and from myself and I am not sure how long I can keep up a self dialogue. Talk about limited conversation. I also have to put myself in Fat's place and be FAT while I am writing which is contradictory to what I want to be or have in my life. It is also a big deal, but it is NO big deal. Does that make sense?

I'm not one of those folks that won't eat one grain of sugar because it might cause cancer in my big toe. I am one of those folks that don't like belly fat hanging over my too small britches.....YUK! Hate it actually.

Anyway, here is to the rebirth of Micky O'Flabs if I can find the time and creative energy to do it. Unfortunately, I am not in FLAB mode at this point in my life. That was LAST year's project. We will see.......


Hold Your Breath and Count to A Million

Today will be a:

Hold My Breath and Count to a Million


Sure don't want to walk around with a foot hanging out of my mouth...


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An Icky Day

Do you ever have icky days?

Yesterday has left me with a 24 hour Elvis Presley lip curl today because it was just plain old icky.....GROSS!! Thinking about it gives me ick bumps all over my body.....ugh!!

Why was it an icky day?

I know this sounds really mean to some folks, but .....wait a minute, let me back up.

I have been out of high school for 32 years (give or take). Dang, that is a long time. I guess some folks still live in the successes of their high school years. Thankfully, I do not. Wouldn't that be sad to have the accomplishments of your high school life be the pinnacle of your existence? I know people that still live in the good old "glory" days of high school and it is sad. Anyway, a guy that I went to school with came into where I work yesterday and got assistance from another person that works with me. I heard him talking to my co worker and he asked her if she was "Hispanic" and she said, "No, I'm Mexican." This guy is creepy and a little off in the head so I had to explain to her after he left that he was a few bricks shy of a load in school and I guess he never found the store to buy any more since then. He noticed me sitting behind her and yelled out, "Are you Theresa?" I knew right then who it was........Philip......

He left her desk and plopped down at mine and started talking about people from high school that I barely remembered and he just would not leave. I was very nice and said about three times, "Well, it's been nice talking to you......" and it went right over his head and flew out the door because he kept sitting at my desk. Finally, another customer stood at my desk waiting for me to help them and Phil stood up.....THEN.....he said....

"Are you married?"

ICKY!! Gross!!!

I said:

"Yes.....till I die! I am as happy as a lark and so in love with the man that I married that a movie is being made about the deep love shared between us. We are writing books and touring the world to teach other people how to have perfect marriages." (secretly, we are not and neither of us believe in "soul mates"....see my soul mate post. We even argue about soul mates and we believe the same's weird....)

I know that sounds's kinda like the movie Dumb and Dumber....."so, you're telling me there is a chance...."

No, no I am not.....

That is all for now. Every day brings something new to the table, doesn't it?

Life is GOOD...even on Icky Days.


Monday, October 17, 2016

No Music in Hell...Song/Poem

Here I am.
Singing the poem that I wrote.
Did NOT intend to make it a song when I wrote it.
It just happened.
(See post below from Friday, October 14th....)

No Music in Hell
by Theresa Arnold

No music will chime
In a fiery ring
No harmony, melody, lyrics will sing 

No 4/4 or 6/8
Or waltz will appear
People won’t see and they surely won’t hear. 

No Mozart or Beethoven
Brahms’ lullabies
And Shubert and Bach and Tchaikovsky will die 

No bluegrass no country
No rock and no blues
And folk, funk, and polka will disappear too.  

The A’s thru the G’s
And all notes in between
Are banished forever, Hell’s eternity 

No one will whistle
Or hum soft and low
Hell is not Heaven where music will flow. 

They’ll be no relief
Or comforting croons
Hell’s clamor or whispers will be the new tunes 

When outro breath’s taken
And souls rise and fall
Will music continue or cease…that is all. 


Friday, October 14, 2016

No Music in Hell

Have you ever thought about it?



I was reading the Screwtape Letters this morning and there was a reference from Screwtape to his nephew about music not being in Hell. It was a small line, and it wasn't even stated as boldly as to say, "there is NO music in Hell". It was a line that was written in passing and then the next subject was brought up.....

I backed the HECK up and said...."WHOA There!!!!" No music in Hell??

I never thought about it, but I guess there won't be (not even banjo, bagpipe, or accordion like the comics that I read from time to time reference).

I LOVE music. I can't imagine an eternity without it. This thought kinda blew my mind a bit. Some people are scared of the flames in Hell or the total isolation or the pain and torment that will be inflicted on the souls of the damned. I'm upset about the non existence of music. Who knows?

I think that THINKING is scary......Thinking about stuff scares the Hell out of me sometimes (pun intended as I don't normally use the word "Hell" in written and verbal words)

I wrote a sobering poem about it this is sad. I'm saving it for another time.

No music in Hell........sad:(


The flip side of that is there WILL be music eternal in Heaven. I know that there will be trumpets...there's just gotta be other stuff as well. MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC...for eternity.
I'm glad flip sides exist!!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Unusual, Not Scary at All

I found a picture the other day on Pintrest that hit me HARD!
Here it is:

This picture is a picture of the house that I am writing about in my book. I did not know that this picture existed, nor this house, until yesterday. OH MY WORD!! I have to find this actual house and go inside it and take pictures. I especially want to see what the third story room looks like.....


all for now.
(love how life works sometimes...)


Friday, October 7, 2016

A Million Blogs....and Counting

I have started and stopped numerous blogs in my years of blogging. I had one that I was going to do called:

Dear Ya'll

I found this in my file and thought it was funny....

Dear Ya'll,

Once there was a man that had really big feet. Whenever he stood in line, the nearest person in front of him would be about three feet away. He smelled like garlic and roses because that is what he grew out in his garden.

It was a good thing his feet were so BIG!

The End :)

**my common sense husband's response to this story:

"Your ending didn't make sense." I had to explain that it was a good thing this guy’s feet were so big so that people had to stand three feet away from him in lines. My common sense husband said, "What about the back of the guy. Did he have a three foot heel that stuck out too?"

Some people.....!!!!



Thursday, October 6, 2016

..on Darkness and Light...

Infinite, infinite, all-consuming, overwhelming, infinite BLACK 


then slowly.....
somehow piercing the black
a pinprick.........a pinpoint....
one singular microscopic point  

of the most intense white light ever known 

and the physical terror

but with no physical force
that tiny pinprick of light 

and the LIGHT
all the more INTENSE
in its tininess 

pushing against the INFINITE 


that's usually when I wake up.....
Someone wrote me these words one day. This person does not believe in God. The bible addresses darkness and light in numerous verses. Answers are there for ALL of us. We have to be willing to look for them and accept the truth when it hits us....OUCH! (myself included as I have been hit with truth too many times to count)

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."John 8:12 (KJV)

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."
Genesis 1:3-4 (KJV)

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light;
to go by day and night"
Exodus 13:21 (KJV)

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"
Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV)

"But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and
more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness:
they know not at what they stumble."
Proverbs 4:18-19 (KJV)

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)

"For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)

"O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me;
let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles."
Psalm 43:3 (KJV)

"You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.  For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him."
1 Thessalonians 5:5-10 (NIV)

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising."
Isaiah 60:1-3 (KJV)

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

"For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light."
Psalm 36:9 (KJV)

"But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV)

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)

"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light"
Ephesians 5:8 (KJV)

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light"
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
1 John 1:5 (KJV)


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Monday, October 3, 2016


I have finished all of the writings for my project that I have been working on since June of this year. I laid everything out this morning on the floor to begin the process of putting these things in some type of harmonious flowing order. There has to be a gentle flow to these written words....there HAS to be because flow is what it is all about. Isn't it?

I have also entered the editing phase as well. This kind of stuff is NOT fun for me. I would rather write, play, doodle, and laugh. I would rather not roll up my sleeves, plant my butt in a chair, and organize and perfect (to which there is no such thing as perfection, so why bother?) this project.

I have also wrestled with the idea of getting some illustrations to some or all of these writings. There is one person in particular that I think would add wonderful flavor to these words. All he can say is NO. Then, I will know the next direction that I need to go. Well, actually, I won't know. If he says no, will that mean that I need to find someone else or just publish what I have without any drawings?

Decisions, Decisions!!

There is also a woman that I met named Annette Bridges, who has a website and her specialty is helping women by being their cheerleader. When I spoke with her, she wanted to get started on helping women with publishing their writings and I would be her FIRST "writee"! Her site is:

Anyway, all of this will cost money. How much? I need to know a dollar amount and a time limit. Are there such things as cold hard facts and black and white info for publishing books because I need to know this stuff?

What a TRIP!!

Happy October to ya'll!