Sunday Smiles

Just poking a little fun at my adopted country……..

















Aunt Maime’s Unsolicited Advice

Aunt Maime's


Good day to you, my pets! It’s been a while since this old girl got around to talking to you. I’ve been quite busy traveling and pester….um….I mean doing good deeds for friends.

Yes, indeed! I have been making myself useful. It’s always good to be of some use, don’t you think? I’m sure you agree with me.

Now I’m back for a short time to have a nice cozy visit with you all. Please, sit down and have a cup of coffee with an old woman. You all look delightful, my pets! Just delightful!

How have you all been doing? I’ve been doing great myself. Can’t keep me down I tell you! Do you want to know what keeps your old Aunt Maime going? Ah, my pets, it was a piece of advice I got many years ago. Let me give the same advice to you……

Live your life true to yourself, my pets. That’s my advice today. Don’t be afraid to live your life the way you want to. Stop worrying about other people’s opinions because what they think is not what will make you happy.

At the same time, don’t force your way of thinking onto someone else. We all have lives to live, experiences to experience and failures to fail at. My goodness, how boring a world this would be if we all lived to please others!

I have never fitted a form, my dears. Never! I have always been the odd woman out, which is fine. I loved being myself. I have almost zero regrets.

Has your Aunt Maime never failed? Of course I’ve failed! Goodness, darlings, remember that first piece of advice I ever gave you? About not hooking up with a Mama’s boy? There you go! One of my epic failures. But…..not a regret! Oh no, dearies, not a regret.

I learned my lesson without too much pain, so what was there to regret?

So, go out there and live your life the way you want to! Be honest with yourself, be fearless, don’t worry about other’s and live with few regrets.

Oh my! Look at the time! I must run, my pets! Until our next visit. Go live your life like no one is watching….because even if they are….at least make it memorable for them too!





Aunt Maimie is the relative we all have in our family tree. You know the one. She’s the one that’s a bit…eccentric. A bit weird. A bit loud. A bit outspoken. And all heart.




Share Your World – Week 41 2016

Today I’m going to share another session of Cee’s Share Your World. Why not visit Cee and see what it’s all about and read other bloggers great answers.


Do you believe in love at first sight?

I’ve never experienced love at first sight, so I’m undecided. I know many people have said they believe as it has happened to them. I’ll keep an open mind about it.

Your first car?

My first car was bought when I was in my mid-twenties. It was a baby blue 1970 something Mustang. I paid two hundred dollars for it through my father-in-law at the time. He was an insurance adjuster in Texas and he got it because it was hail damaged. He wrote it off and I bought it. I loved that car. It looked like crap on the outside but that thing had a big engine in it and it would go!

Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?

I really don’t remember who taught me to ride a bike. Probably my sister or older kids in the neighborhood. I rode other kid’s bikes until my dad bought me my own when I was sixteen. It must have gone ok, as I managed to ride it and not crash it. Much…….

Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?

I have never been materialistic and I’m used to being poor so I guess it’s probably ‘average looking and poor’. Ha!

What was the first dish you could cook?

I began cooking at a pretty young age, so I’m guessing it was eggs or something equally easy. I was cooking whole meals by the age of ten and as that was many, many moons ago, I don’t really remember. I also took cooking in Home Ec (when it was called that and when it was taught, again a long time ago!).



Hope you enjoyed the questions and answers today. So tell me….what was the first dish YOU cooked and when?





Do You Know What Today Is?

Why it’s Mad Hatter Day in the US (in the UK it is celebrated on June 10th)! Today silliness is being celebrated. So go grab a silly hat and put on a silly smile and laugh that silly laugh and let’s have some silly fun!


It’s been forever since I got my silly on. How about you? So I’m going to ask you to tell me…What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever done?

If you don’t want to tell me the answer to that….How about you post in the comments something truly silly. It can be a cartoon, a picture, or even a silly poem.

Let’s be silly together!

I’ll get us started…….




Why don’t you ever see hippopotamus hiding in trees? Because they’re really good at it.



There was a young lady of Lynn,
Who was so excessively thin.
That when she assayed,
To drink lemonade,
She slipped through the straw and fell in.



An ambitious young fellow named Matt,
Tried to parachute using his hat.
Folks below looked so small,
As he started to fall,
Then got bigger and bigger and SPLAT!





Now it’s your turn!






Share Your World – 2016 – Week 40

I haven’t done one of these in a long time so I thought, what the hell, why not do one today! Of course, I’m talking about Cee’s Share Your World post. She posts a few questions and we answer them. Nothing to it. Let’s see what she wants us to answer today. Oh yeah, if you would like to read what many others have answered, go one over to Cee’s blog and take a look!




Why did you start blogging?

I wanted to write and get to know people from the comfort and safety of my home. Well, ok, I was curious too. I didn’t know much about blogging back then but it looked like fun. I only knew of one other blogger at the time. I will tell you that I was terrified when I hit that publish button for the first time. Then I got excited because people actually were reading what I was writing! I do have to admit that my first blog was a food blog. I wrote about food and published recipes. It was great but not what I really wanted to do. So after about a year or so I got braver and started this blog….my writing blog… and I haven’t looked back since. I love blogging and the great community of people who come by here.


A piece of clothing you still remember?

When I was about six or seven my mother bought me and my older sister matching shirts. Mine was red and I think my sisters was blue (I’m not sure about that). They had a small poodle on them. It was my favorite shirt for many years. I have a picture of me wearing it too, now that my sister sent me pictures of when I was younger.


Who are you trying to reach with your blog?

Anyone and everyone. Writers, readers, I don’t care as long as they enjoy my blog and all that I offer on here.


Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

Yes, there are several but they aren’t mine. They belong to my dog, Sam. He loves to play with stuffed toys. I think the ones in my bedroom are his raccoon, his beaver and probably a couple I don’t remember. He has toys in just about every room. He might (just might) be a bit spoiled.


The best birthday present ever?

Oh, that’s easy. It was for my sixteenth birthday. My dad bought me a dog. A small Shih Tzu that I named Ping-Ping. He was my best friend. My dad also bought me my very first bike that year too. So I actually have two best birthday presents ever.


What would surprise me about you?

I had to really think on this question. I’ve been blogging for four years now, I’m not sure there is anything about me that would surprise someone. Ok…’s something that I believe would surprise most people…..I once looked into opening a brothel. Truth! The only thing that stopped me was I found a job that I really enjoyed. The idea stayed with me for several years. I always thought I would be very good at being a madam, one that didn’t have sex with clients, though, that’s what the girls and guys would be for. I even had a couple of friends that wanted to join me. I have known some interesting people in my life. ha! Does that make me a bad person? I mean it would have been a very clean, upstanding sort of place. I’m very open-minded about things like that. Well, this should shock some people if they read it.😉











Sunday Smiles

I just went through a week of home repairs. Sometimes I’m glad I’m broke most times, so I don’t go through this again.😉


Duct tape works on everything!
Duct tape works on everything!




Well, they did say use the fans if the AC goes out!
Well, they did say use the fans if the AC goes out!




Taking baby steps to home repair!
Taking baby steps to home repair!




The New Sam and Me Cartoon

Hello, People!

I do hope everyone’s weekend is going well. Have fun and be safe!

Today I wanted to do a new Sam and Me cartoon but my old place of doing the cartoons shutdown. So sad as I really liked using them. So I found a new place to make my cartoons. Let me know what you think!






As you can see, Sam, me and the cat look a bit different on this cartoon than the old one. What do you think? Better? Worse? Not too bad?