Rule #209


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So, it is Friday.

I like Fridays. We get to spend the evening together without worries of school tomorrow, homework or regular routines.

Tonight, Buttercup had a babysitting job….


So, Pirate Redbeard and I went on a date.  After over 20 years of marriage, it is still date night when we go out together!


We ate some yummy dinner… grilled dust breast salad for me and grilled salmon sandwich for my Pirate!

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We came home and enjoyed some wine and a grown up movie (J Edgar)-

It’s always good to remember why we like each other!

Here are some Friday Funnies for you…

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Have a great weekend!

Rule #209- Do something to remind yourself why you are with who you are with!

Rule #208


Here in the Queen’s World, we have recently become addicted to Doctor Who.

When I say addicted, I mean that in just about a month we have watched 5 1/2 seasons.  We are hard-core wrapped up.

There are, as I see it, 2 downsides.

One is that it has cut into my reading time- so , I am lacking in my usual number of books.

Two is that we will run out of episodes before we run out of the desire to see new ones.

I have a terribly large collection of Doctor Who pictures/jokes to refer to when I need a fix.

Our biggest rule is that we have to all three watch them together, so no sneaking peaks.

So, in honor of the books I need to read…


Rule #208- Read a book and Don’t blink!

I am alive! Rule #207

I guess I got in a funk…. felt like I had nothing to say.
I don’t know if it was a lack of confidence, laziness or letting other things get away from me.
I do know that I have missed “talking”‘to yáll. I think I was putting other people’s needs in front of mine. I know that you have never heard of a wife/mother doing that before~!

We spent this weekend making a tv show. Not a real one, mind you. Buttercup had an assignment for Spanish class to make a cooking video. Her teacher was kind enough to include vegetarian recipes in the choices. She chose a tortilla soup recipe. We had a lot of fun- Redbeard was the cameraman, I was the scriptgirl and cooking supervisor.

Here is her finished product… Well, this is where I would put the finished product. WordPress says I can’t post video… oh well. It’s on my FB page if anyone wants to see it.

I will post a picture from my newest obsession instead.


Rule #207- Don’t let the fact that you have nothing to say, keep you from talking!

Rule #206


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If nothing else, I am doing my best!

I have found myself in a position of having a small metaphorical plate and several large servings to put on it.

Not cool!

Need to figure something out here…. but in the meantime- have a Friday Funny- on me!

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These are all random things, that for some reason or another make me happy!

Rule #206- Adjust your serving size- don’t get a bigger plate

Rule #205


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We have a lot of squirrels in our back yard.

They have turf wars in the trees…. running up one tree, jumping to the next. Down, across the yard to the roof and around and around. All the while making their crazy chattering barking sound.

They drive our kitties, Severus and Perry crazy!

We put some stale bread out today. Quite a sight.  A squirrel climbing a tree with an entire slice of bread in its mouth!

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Rule #205- Feed your squirrels!

Rule #204


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The day after Valentine’s Day….

If I wanted to kill myself with kindness, I would hit the discount sales on left over chocolates.  I think I will pass.  I got a nice number of chocolates from my sweeties at home and my kidlets at school.  Just enough!

Today is Friday so it is time for some funnies….

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Decided to do a Zombie/Star Wars theme today… those are the pictures I collect the most of!

Rule #204- Avoid the chocolate sales- you will thank me later!

Rule #203


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I know, I know… I have been a very lacksidazical leader of late.

How are people supposed to know how to act without The Queen’s Rules?

It is a beautiful, sunshiny day here in South Texas…. It is very odd to watch all of the snowstorm preparation going on in the Northeast… It makes me feel off kilter.  I grew up in The Land of Snow.  I escaped as soon as I could.

The magic required to make a day like today is equal to the magic of unicorns… I <3 unicorns!

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So, if you are in Snow Land- stay home, stay warm and be safe. If you are anywhere else- congratulations!

Rule #203- Always be the unicorn!

Rule #202


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This was on my FB newsfeed today.

I am a very loving, generous and kind person.  I believe that people can change and that in the right circumstances, we can forgive.

These are not those circumstances.  It’s situations like this one that make me very happy that I am not in God’s place.  I don’t have to forgive this man- and it’s a good thing for him.  If I were truly in charge of the world- this would not be an issue as I would have had him executed on the spot.

From KSAT news…

The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is set to decide whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan the death penalty and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Paul Venema is at the hearing today. READ MORE –>

Rule #201


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Yay! Friday has arrived!

I actually had a great week. My kidlets at school were all happy, healthy and humorous.

The food at our house was yummy delicious (except last night- Buttercup and I felt the results were sub-par and ate cereal for supper. Pirate Redbeard liked the original dish and got to eat seconds and thirds!)

My friend, Kitty, and her hubby were super generous this week.  They had “very good” seats at a San Antonio Spurs game for this Saturday and were unable to go.  They offered the tickets to us and we are going!


We are not huge sports fans, but a live NBA game is always fun! I am excited (and grateful!)

This mood will inform my choices for Friday Funnies….


What a happy, feel good kind of elephant!


I may not be your cup of tea…. but I am a great cup of tea!


Poor Cat Mommy- no respect!


Love me some Downton Abbey!


It’s all about perspective!


Not mine- I have earned a treat at the game tomorrow!


This is just funny to me!



So- enjoy your weekend!! And Go Spurs Go!

Rule #201- If you have any tickets to Rodeo, Spurs or anything else that you aren’t using- call the Queen!

Rule #200


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Wow! Rule #200! That snuck up on me!

I have fallen out of the habit of blogging regularly- I don’t do it enough to satisfy me…. so it’s not enough.

I have also fallen out of the habit of suggesting rules, that if followed, would truly make the world a better place.

As I was driving through a neighboring neighborhood (nice!) today I noticed that the backyard fences that faced the road were all torn up.

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These are worse than what I saw, but you get the idea.  If you live in a neighborhood like ours- every house has a fenced back yard.  They are mostly wooden and very hard to keep in good shape.  It makes really nice neighborhoods and homes look terrible.

Have the Home Owner’s Associations (Rule Makers!) never heard of the Broken Window Theory?  Run down fences make the whole place look bad!

I think that any fences running down the street should be maintained by the HOA and made of something much more durable and consistent.


That looks SO much better.

Rule #200- Like it or not- fenced yards are a fact of life in a lot of places.  Make them uniform and keep them well maintained if you are going to insist on them.



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