Freakin’ Paul McCartney!

Da Goddess @ 23:52

Just found out I won tix to see Paul McCartney on Monday.

Can you say “woo hoo!!!”? I knew you could.

Oy! How’s It Even Possible?

Da Goddess @ 21:40

How can it be that I’ve been wearing my underwear inside out all day long and I’m just now noticing?

Maybe I should just blame it on CraigyFerg. I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. Last minute guest change meant the first show was Connie Britton and Aimee Garcia (instead of Aaron Paul). Second show was Neil Patrick Harris — the whole show was just him. I hope they don’t cut any of it. It was too good. If there are no cuts, you’ll be able to see me. :D

Now it’s time for me to collapse. Inside out underwear takes a lot of a person.

And just as a reminder…I came up with the name for this character:


Doodly Doodly Do, Woo

Da Goddess @ 22:38

Or maybe that should be “Eww!”

Same shit, different day.

Still waiting for the new doc’s report to come in so I can get my referral to a pain doc, get into acupuncture, and get my meds.

And then there’s my computer. Graphic card is going. Computer just waiting to die a violent death.

Same ol’, same ol’.

At least I have Thursday to look forward to. Ferguson. Craig. Looks like they’ll be taping two shows. Neil Patrick Harris. Connie Britton. Aaron Paul. And, of course, CraigyFerg himself. Plus, Geoff Peterson, the robot skeleton.

Otherwise, it’s been relatively snoozeville around here. Except for game night last Friday. Learned how to play Guillotine, the card game. Very fun. And we played Zips, the frustrating yet exceedingly fun dice game.

Been watching lots of football, too. King Arthur loves his football. My favorite thing? The Pac 12 games in 60 minutes. Now THAT’S how football games should be televised! Cut out all the filler and leave in the good stuff.

The mosquitoes are back. The heat died off just enough to encourage those little bloodsuckers to fly about and come after me. Needless to say, I’ve declared a jihad on them. I HATE mosquitoes.

Mom’s selling off her house and much of her lovingly assembled collection of antiques in preparation of moving into assisted living. Dad is fighting increasing dizziness, which concerns me. My sister is still handling all the big stuff for both of them and doing a fantastic job of it. The kids are busy living their lives, with LD putting together his first resume. We spent some time on the phone today gathering up all his volunteer history so his resume reflects his amazing service and experience. Mojo continues to wait for her Air Force paperwork to be finalized so she can ship off for Basic.

King Arthur’s daughter inches closer to her due date. The baby should be here in the middle of next month, which is exciting for everyone.

And that’s my life in a nutshell. Thrilling, ain’t it?


TJH: Inspire – September Sunset

Da Goddess @ 03:54

First, the isolated rain cloud

September Sunset - rain cloud

And then, just a pretty sky

September Sunset


Remembering 9/11

Da Goddess @ 06:03

It’s not that I feel any less horrified by what happened on 9-11-2001, in fact, the more time goes by the more it hurts my heart. But I find myself at a greater loss for words these days and all I can ask is that we never forget, that we never stop reaching out to one another; that we never forget that simply reaching out to our neighbors — known or unknown — is the first step to bridging the gap between us.

A year after the attacks on the U.S., President Bush the nation:

September 11, 2001 will always be a fixed point in the life of America. The loss
of so many lives left us to examine our own. Each of us was reminded that we
are here only for a time, and these counted days should be filled with things
that last and matter: love for our families, love for our neighbors, and for our
country; gratitude for life and to the Giver of life.

We resolved a year ago to honor every last person lost. We owe them
remembrance and we owe them more. We owe them, and their children, and
our own, the most enduring monument we can build: a world of liberty and
security made possible by the way America leads, and by the way Americans
lead our lives.

If you wish to honor those who were lost or those who continue to protect our freedoms, here are just a few ideas:

National September 11 Memorial

Soldiers’ Angels

Wounded Warrior Project

I also want to include the words spoken to the nation that day by President Bush. I include them because they still speak to me as strongly as they did that day:

September 11, 2001
8:30 P.M.

Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our
very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist
acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen
and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and
neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of

The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures
collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet,
unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our
nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong.

A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks
can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the
foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the
steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for
freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from

Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we
responded with the best of America—with the daring of our rescue workers,
with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help
in any way they could.

Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government’s
emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it’s prepared. Our
emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help
with local rescue efforts.

Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured, and to take
every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from
further attacks.

The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal
agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for
essential personnel tonight, and will be open for business tomorrow. Our
financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open
for business, as well.

The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I’ve directed
the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find
those responsible and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction
between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.

I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in
strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I
thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and

America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and
security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.
Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose
worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has
been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than
any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.”

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for
justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so
this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend
freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

Thank you. Good night, and God bless America.
Source: White House Archive


Cool Change

Da Goddess @ 18:57


We have a nice cool break before we get hit again with THE HEAT.

To celebrate, here you go:

If You Want a Car or Truck, It’ll Be Quite a Journey

Da Goddess @ 07:35

“If you want a car or truck, go see Cal, if you want to save a buck, go see Cal…”

Cal Worthington is gone.

For those who never saw one of the car salesman’s ads, you missed a true California icon. Calvin Coolidge “Cal” Worthington brilliantly enticed people into his dealerships with a catchy song and an invitation to see him and his “dog” Spot. (I don’t think they ever used an actual dog.)

Over the years, Worthington’s automotive empire spread to Washington, Alaska, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, though only

“I will stand upon my head until my ears are turning red, go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal”

If I could, I would — stand upon my head and go see Cal.

The world is definitely a more somber place without Cal Worthington in it.


Lennon and Maisy

Da Goddess @ 02:15

These girls are just amazing.


Game Day

Da Goddess @ 21:03

A friend of ours stopped by the house today and it was quickly decided that we needed something to do since it was too hot to go outside blah blah blah. So we got the dice out. And we played Zips for hours. I whipped up some lemon squares while we took a short break. King Arthur made some chicken broccoli alfredo. Everything baked while we played more dice. Then it was time to eat. Yum! After dinner, while waiting for the dessert to cool down enough, we played a couple more games of Zips. We laughed. We enjoyed ourselves. And we laughed some more. By the end of our friend’s visit, we’d caught up with each other, ate great food, and had a splendid time. It was a nice change from all the pain and sluggishness we’d been feeling for the last couple weeks. We both still hurt and all that crap, but it was nice to have someone come by and break up the day. Especially with a fun game.

It also beat the other day when I spent 15+ hours backing up my computer, which is still being bratty.

Yeah, game days are good.

So good, we’ve decided we’re going to have game night at least every other week with our friend and his family.


Let’s Play “Guess Who”

Da Goddess @ 09:49

Finally uploaded photos from the Big Bear Ren Faire to the computer. Between my back killing me and having computer issues, I had put it off. Now, it’s time to start editing and posting some of the images. Aren’t you the lucky ones?!

Anyone know who the man with King Arthur is? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Big Bear Ren Faire


TJH: Inspire – Succulent Sunday

Da Goddess @ 04:00

Sunday succulents

Sunday succulents