A Bad Hair Day

Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason, American surgeon and author

I imagine it’s happened to all of us at some point, but it never stops being annoying, aggravating, frustrating . . . you pick the adjective.

By ‘it’ I mean a bad haircut.

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness. ~Author Unknown

‘Red sky in morning

Sailors take warning.’

A fiery red in the morning sky is said to indicate a high pressure system (good weather) moving away, leaving rain in its wake.

‘A dappled sky, like a painted woman, soon changes its face.’

Mackerel skies (which resemble fish scales) foretell a changing weather pattern.

Looks like more rain.

Sunday’s Gem — Emerald

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

We’ve already talked about two of the “Big Three” colored gemstones — Ruby and Sapphire.

Now it’s time to move on to the other one, Emerald!

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Party Time!

Laissez les bon temps rouler — “Let the good times roll” is the motto for the city of New Orleans

Let’s do this — Happy Mardi Gras, everybody!

P.S. Mama said to tell y’all her concert went beautifully! Even the video portions, which she’d had her doubts about. They were informative and tasteful, and folks seemed thrilled with the performance. It was great learning about the unsung heroes of the space program, such as the African-American women coders who helped put man on the moon, self-taught female programmer Margaret Hamilton (credited with designing software to prevent a last-minute abort of the landing), and a tribute to American and Soviet astronauts who died in the line of duty.

Approaching Concert

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth. ~Sydney Smith, Anglican cleric

Our symphonic band concert is this weekend.

We’ve worked hard — some harder than others! — and we’re ready to share our talents.

It promises to be an out-of-this-world performance — our theme is “outer space.”

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Jumping to Conclusions

In God we trust, all others we virus scan. ~Author Unknown

Dallas here.

You’d have thought the world was coming to an end.

My mama and grandmama were racing around the house, hollering accusations, and acting crazy.

If I’d been a bit younger, I’d have loved the commotion.

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Sunday’s Gem — Amber

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Polished Amber stone, thanks to the Gemological Institute of America, Inc.

Neither a true crystal or a mineral, Amber is an organic gem (others include pearl, coral, and petrified wood) deriving from the fossilized resin of now-extinct evergreen trees over millions of years.

The oldest Amber on earth is estimated to be 320 million years of age!

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Coping in Difficulty

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are not taking cold. ~John Jay Chapman, American author

My mother is a worrier.

And by that, I mean she worries over everything.

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