I Just Don’t Exactly Fit In…


I know, what a title again, but I will explain kind readers…Don’t I always? The title I wanted was just far too long, so I settled on this one. I have a reputation to maintain for my odd and sometimes puzzling titles to my posts! ;) Anyway, “I Just Don’t Exactly Fit In at the Nice Mechanic’s Garage Who Looks After My Car” is a bit long wouldn’t you say? Sixteen words in a title, I really think not so this one with the Six words worked out the best.

Anyway, it’s so true upon picking up my car at the garage today I felt like I was in another world. My mechanic is wonderful, but at the end of the day there is usually a couple of guys (at the very least) hanging out in the office part. So, there I am this strange situation, with the guys chatting to me. They want me to feel welcomed, not left out of their secret club I guess. Those garages have that sort of thing going on, and being a girly sort of girl I am just so not hip to this car lingo.

I did understand the changing the oil thing and oh, never mind because I forget the rest. General needed maintenance and all, these are the times I just wish Dave was here to take care of it all. I know, he’s in Heaven and is not able to do such things and he trusts the nice mechanic/garage owner. I thankfully do have a mechanic I can trust and it is fine with me, I just want to nicely make it short and sweet. You know, pick up my car and get out pretty quickly…Those places reek of car smells! You know what I mean and I do believe I hear a few guys reading this just laughing like crazy, too. I can’t blame you at all, because it is laughable and kind of pitiful at the same time.

Anyway, I picked up my car earlier and just felt the need to write this post…Well, because I love to share! :) Autumn is a bit more knowledge than I am about the car stuff, but not a lot…So she is definitely with me with this one. The sweet Twinnie did teach me how to pump gas 9 years ago, that was lovely and kind of liberating. I’m wondering how many of you girl readers can identify with me, or are you one of those girls who learned the car lingo? Whichever one, please do feel free to jump in with a comment and you guys can, too…Just be nice! ;) :)

Run Rabbit Run!


This title could be so misleading, I am writing about a real live little bunny rabbit. Somebody could look at the title and think, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album…It’s a line from the song Breathe. So, no sorry we’re not talking about Pink Floyd today. But I had to pick this title, read on please and you will see why!

This happened on my way home from a quick jaunt to the grocery store and thankfully it had a good ending. Living in a more rural area there is always a chance of rabbits, squirrels, possum, skunks, maybe even a deer running in front of your car. The thoughts make me shudder, seriously. I haven’t ever hit anything except years ago a possum…I pulled over and check if it was OK. Sad news, it wasn’t and I sat in the car and cried about ending its poor little life and felt so guilty.

Anyway, I am so careful because that incident so upset me and I never want to repeat it. Autumn is so much the same way, we just cringe at the mere thought of hitting any living thing. Anyway, back to my story of last night… So, it was almost dark outside by now.  I am driving carefully home and a mere few blocks from my house a little rabbit decided to cross the road. No, not in front of my car… Run Rabbit Run!

I of course was only driving maybe 15 to 20 miles an hour and nobody was behind me, I slammed on the brakes. I know, something we are never supposed to do, since it may cause an accident. We learned that early in our driving lessons, but come on…Who isn’t going to slam on brakes or swerve? I think it has to be an instinct, or maybe not…I could be making up excuses perhaps? I really am a safe and cautious driver, so please don’t think I am some crazed driver who makes up her own rules.

Well, I will need to ask you kind reader’s opinions on this one. Who wants to snuff out an animal’s life, it’s so traumatizing and very sad! This little bunny rabbit really was so kind, it quickly ran the other way…Running like it was practicing for a bunny marathon race. So a happy ending and I am so glad that little bunny will live to see and hop through another day! :)

Earth Day Thoughts and Quotes


Earth Day is here and let’s all think about being kinder to Mother Earth! I know, we all say we are trying but we need to try harder! It’s about being aware every single day to recycyle, reuse, don’t pollute, pick  up litter, stop the use of pesticides and the list goes on and on and on! It scares me to think of what will be left for future generations. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Earth Day is quite popular and celebrated every year. It really is about all of us inspiring awareness and appreciation for the enviroment for ourselves and passing it on to others! I want to share with you some quotes I found for this special day. I’m quite sure this will be an important topic today and many others will be writing a post about Earth Day. So, I feel it best to say it with quotes! After all, we are intelligent people and the majority of us are doing our part to save this planet Earth. Am I right or am I being hopelessly naive? I certainly hope I’m right, let’s think about what this day means! With that said, I give you the quotes and please enjoy them, think about them, too! :)
1.We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children~Native American Proverb
2.He that plants trees loves others besides himself~Thomas Fuller
3.Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money~Cree Indian Proverb
4.There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there would be no place to put it all~Robert Orben
5.There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet~Brooke Medicine Eagle
6.We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved~Author Unknown
7.It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nuture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live~Dalai Lama
8.Everyday is Earth Day~Author Unknown
9.There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew~Marshall McLuhan
10.I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use~Mother Teresa

Mimes … How Do They Do It?


I got the idea for this post from looking again at the image of the mimes. Hence the title…Meaning the mimes! They were featured in the post “April is National Humor Month” and as always it got me thinking. Because I confess I am never at a loss for thoughts…But that can be a good thing, right? I am never, well hardly ever at a loss for words. But those mimes, how do they do it? Not uttering a word, trying to convey a message. Well, they do make it look easy I must say. Very interesting they are, as well as entertaining, too. But not uttering a word, that alone would just drive me crazy. I’m not kidding either, I just couldn’t do it! Could any of you kind readers? Come on, think about it, not one word! Silence is the key with this mime business.

I am sincerely honest in saying, I do not do charades…For obvious reasons. ;) How about you kind readers, anybody simply excelling at charades? If so, please do share because I just can’t maintain the silence. I do have to report, Autumn is very much the same…Oh, what a surprise, right? :)

The Twinnies are so not into being quiet…The stories I could tell about us in church as younger Twinnies! I am serious, just picture us whispering back and forth and oops by mistake starting to laugh. Made our parents ever so proud of Autumn and me both for sure! ;)

But, back to these mimes…They can’t speak. It’s not allowed in the mime world. I think they just might have a handbook they need to follow, what do you all think? ;) But what if somebody says something funny to them? They can’t laugh…How awful for them! Somebody could try their hardest to make them talk, but the mime rules don’t allow it. I guess it would be enough to make them get fired…Well, then they could talk all they wanted! Without a job that is…Their talking would be a lot of complaining. Or telling off the person who caused them to speak, why not? They sure could be making up for lost time and get it all said!

Like I said, I was just thinking about all this mime stuff and just cracking myself up. I am so very easily entertained, what can I say? Autumn was laughing herself silly right along with me when thinking about finding some mimes. It really would be kind of fun to try to get them to talk, don’t you think? ;) I am kidding, we wouldn’t do it because it really would be so not kind and rather thoughtless. But, the thoughts of it all are amusing! :)

All of these thoughts and pondering about mimes…Well, I do admire them I must say. Would I ever make it as a mime, would Autumn…Heck no! But would any of you kind readers? Think about it and please do share your thoughts on my latest off beat pondering and wonderings. Just think about the mimes…Surely you kind readers have something you would like to share! Go ahead, you are among friends! :)

April is Stress Awareness Month


April  is a month when we celebrate Stress Awareness! I really thought about this long and hard when I realized it was a whole month dedicated to Stress Awareness. What an awesome thing it is for all of us, it will get us thinking! So many people have stress in their lives, too much of it!

Some is self-induced unfortunately, some is brought on by how hectic and busy life can get. Some of it is caused from taking on too much, some of us worry needlessly and that causes stress.Over our work, our home life, over just anything and everything it seems. It’s bad for our body and also very bad for our minds. But we all know that already, don’t we? Of course we do, but we still meander our way over to the worrying and stressing side just way too often. Trust me, I know this well because I do it myself. I usually do try to catch myself though, and think positive thoughts instead. It works, at least the majority of the time and it’s something I try so much to be in touch with.

I just know the high blood pressure, the headaches, the anxiety, the sleepless nights, and all the bad things that come from stress just aren’t good at all. I hope we can all start to think about it when we start getting stressed. Maybe say a little prayer and also concentrate on happy and good vibes instead. It’s worth a try, right? Why let stress win? That’s what this Stress Awareness Month is all about, in my humble opinion only and for what it’s worth. I say it’s time to stop that awful stress right in its tracks!

I discussed this one with Autumn and she was in agreement, Yay! That Twinnie really is much like me, we want to stay healthy and happy. We just both know we have to make a conscious effort and be aware. I’m sure all of you kind readers are with us…Let’s do be aware and say goodbye to stress! Stress Awareness Month is a good thing! I’m glad I discovered it and I hope you all will also give it some serious thought, too! :)

Would You Open the Door?


You may be asking yourself…Open what door? I will explain, it’s kind of fun question. You may have guessed I have been reading way too many mystery type of books! Just pretend you are a facing a door and it has a lock, but the key is right there in the lock…Would you take it upon yourself to open the door?

We will call it a mystery door, in nobody’s house we know. It’s just a pretend door, but picture it in your mind…Do you see it? Now, it’s right there in plain sight! Of course, this image of a real door with the key pictured below should help you visualize! Now, what would you do? Do you think it’s not your business and walk away from the door? Or are you inquisitive and just unlock it and go check things out? What’s behind the door? It could be scary and then on the other hand…It coud be exciting and fun! You can do whatever you feel like doing, nobody is going to get mad or upset with you. You just have to decide for yourself! So, it’s your call and just let the first thing you think of and whatever pops in your head and just roll with it. Don’t ponder too long on it, go with your immediate response!

Autumn and I both discussed this funny, but rather mysterious question….We really did have the same answer. Did anybody ever doubt it? I am sorry to report, neither Autumn or me would take it upon ourselves to unlock the door! Why? Well, because it could be scary (also perhaps not our business) and we Twinnies are awfully brave but not quite that brave! Just the thought of someone or something freaky or scary on the other side of that door, no way! We just don’t want to take the chance…What if something horrible comes out and stays?!

Well, sorry to disappoint but we would both walk away from the door. Now, kind readers it’s your turn…Would you or wouldn’t you unlock that door? Please do share your thoughts because you are among friends, sharing is fun and inquiring Twinnies would love to hear all about it! ;) :)

April is National Humor Month!


I was so happy and just plain overjoyed to find out about this. Imagine that, the whole month of April devoted to humor, isn’t it wonderful? :) I really do love finding out these things, because after all… Who doesn’t want to celebrate humor?

We can plenty of fun  laughing and just being in a lively, cheerful state of mind all month long. No time for sadness and gloom in this month of April, it just can’t happen! In telling Autumn at my latest findings of the fact of National Humor Month she thought it was quite awesome. As you already know kind readers, we Twinnies do have fun, magic and laughing with some happiness tossed in, too of course.We really do love having wishes, hopes, dreams and good vibes on our blog and try to make it a pleasure for everyone who visits :).

We Twinnies do crack each other up with silliness a lot of the time anyway, so for us we can just do it all that more often! Yay, laughing, smiles and all those good vibes floating around…Autumn said it was a magical happening! You all know how she loves her magic…Always weaving lots and lots of it here. :) We both just simply love the brighter side of life, it’s better to laugh than cry and all that sort of thing.

It’s true you know, and also let’s always turn than frown upside down! Oops, I do sometimes get a bit carried away, don’t I? ;) But there are so many, too many sad and serious sides and parts of life. Well, we just have to find something uplifting and humorous to balance things out. Makes sense, doesn’t it kind readers? Who is just smiling over this month of humor? Anyone thinking it’s not that special or shaking your heads in disgust? Well, I sure do hope not! ;) Of course you can disagree with thinking it’s an awesome thing, this month being about humor.

That’s what makes the world go around everybody has different thoughts, ideas and all! I have got to say, doesn’t everybody have something that tickles that funny bone though…Hmm something to ponder! I can be all alone and find something highly amusing and just laugh, what does that tell us? ;)

I know I usually want to share something incredibly funny with Autumn, thankfully we do have the same type of humor! Well, there you have it my latest findings… April is National Humor Month! Don’t worry, I will be sure to keep everyone up on what else this month holds for us…Did anyone doubt it? ;) :)

A Broken Mirror…


Yes, I broke a small handheld mirror! Oh my goodness, what a mess it was, too I must say…How did it shatter all over the floor like that? Does it mean I am going to have 7 years of bad luck? NO, and just why not you may be wanting to ask? Well, because I am not superstious…I never have been and never will be. I am kind of sad about breaking the mirror, but that’s OK because I do have others. I got it all cleaned up so I won’t be having any cuts on my feet, so I’ve got that angle covered. I am not at all vain, so I don’t make it a habit of admiring myself in mirrors, so all good there, too. I had to put that vain thing in this post…Because I don’t want anyone thinking I was perhaps talking to the mirror. You know…The mirror, mirror who’s the fairest of them all thing! I do of course check myself out in a mirror before I leave the house though. I’ve got to look presentable after all, right? I kind of think we all must do that…Or do we?

It made me think about superstitions that people have though. No offense to anyone who is superstitious either, after all we are all different. Everyone thinks what they think, you know? Far be it from me to ever try to change anybody! But some people are superstitious and they do have their reasons and I have mine why I’m not. My theory is everything happens for a reason and it was the mirror’s time to be broken. It must have served whatever purpose it was supposed to and that’s that… Now, it’s gone. I didn’t have any real strong attachment to it, so my heart isn’t broken over its loss. The time spent cleaning up all those little shards and bits of glass? Well, I guess it was time well spent and I won’t be having any unwanted cuts…I was seriously very thorough!

I had a chat with Autumn about the whole deal, that’s what Twinnies do, we share these strange little happenings. Well, Autumn isn’t at all superstitious either. She just said, it was good I wasn’t cut in cleaning up the mess. Also adding, the mirrors time is over and you do have other mirrors, after all. We chatted about me writing a post on this and agreed I just had to! So, this thing of being superstitious…I am just curious and I do have to ask. You must have known I would! Autumn is also now pretty curious herself, too!

Are any of you kind readers at all superstitious? Are any of you not at all in this category? Do you not have a superstitious bone in your body? Please do share…You can, you are among friends here! :) Inquiring Twinnies both would love to know your thoughts on this topic! :) :)

Is Silence Really Golden?


I know, what a title isn’t it? Once again pondering and wondering…Where does it take me? Well, I was reading something and the phrase “Silence is Golden” caught my eye. What if silence isn’t really golden, it could be silver perhaps. “Silence is Silver” has a rather nice ring to it, at least I think it does. ;)

How about any other shade in the vast rainbow of colors we could choose from? Silence is Violet, Silence is Teal, Silence is maybe Ruby Red? Think of a box of crayolas….What color would you paint silence to be?  Just a passing thought of sorts, you know how you get those thoughts? Or maybe you don’t, after all we really all are different. I’ve been told I can be really different…Hmm wonder if that was an insult or compliment? ;)

I know where the phrase originated, at least I believe I do. It was in the 18th century by Thomas Carlyle… That isn’t really the point though. Either is the point that the phrase means “It’s better to keep silent rather than say something you may regret”. I was thinking of colors and silence, sometimes my mind really does work in its own mysterious way. I had another thought about how when it’s noisy all around you and silence is so welcomed. Shut out those loud, intrusive people and all so you can think!

Silence isn’t golden when it’s bottled up inside…Lyrics from a song that I can’t recall who sang. But that is another thought, it’s not good to keep silent and have it bottled up and destroying your well-being. I guess I never have to worry about that one, I really do rather speak my mind more often than not. See what I mean about this phrase and what I’m saying? It can bring all kind of things to mind, can’t it? Look how only 3 words I read have me pondering and wondering like crazy. Wow, enough to write a post about it even! A mere little 3 words…Silence is Golden, look how you can play around with words and phrases! :)

Try doing that with a phrase, it’s fun and worth giving it a whirl, isn’t it? Please do share your thoughts and all if you so choose to…Sharing is fun! :) :)

Celebrated Foods for February by Gabby


This is an interesting food month! There are 8 different foods celebrated I found, seriously and sadly no drinks. For such a short month I find this very odd 8 different foods, well just go figure! January has 31 days and there were only 3 celebrated  food & drink, it is beyond my comprehension. Good thing I am reporting only the food facts. I wouldn’t begin to ponder how the number of celebrated foods change from month to month. Who decides the choices anyway?

Since there are 8 foods let’s get started with me telling you kind readers just what they are! It’s National Cherry Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Hot Breakfast Month. Those are the 3 that made it to “National Month”, the other 5 are only mere “celebrated foods”. In no particular order ( I always wanted to say that, it’s sounds so official and all!) 1. Avocado 2. Banana 3. Sweet Potato 4. Canned Food 5. Great American Pie. Wow, where to begin? As far as the “National Foods” go, Cherries are good and need to be celebrated! Very good fruit and versatile, too! Both us Twinnies say Yay to cherries. Same with the Hot Breakfast Idea, it’s a wonderful way to start your day! Do I always follow that rule? Speaking honestly no, but that’s what Carnation Instant Breakfast is for! The same goes for Autumn, along with her chai tea!

Grapefruit…I am sorry I detest grapefruit and so does Autumn. Anyone have any thoughts about the “National Foods”? Does anyone really like grapefruit? There has to be somebody who does, right? I wasn’t bashing grapefruit, by the way…Please do know that. Maybe you like it a lot… If so, please share!

The other “Celebrated Foods” of February, well I have to say Yuck to Avocados! The Twinnie echoed my thoughts, just in case you were wondering. I know, some of you kind readers probably love them. If so, please share! Bananas, good fruit and good for us. Both of the Twinnies love them! Thumbs up to Sweet Potatoes, too. Again, Autumn and I simply love sweet potatoes! Canned Food, I am sorry to be so down on the stuff…But it really isn’t very healthy or good tasting and some of it, just loaded with sodium! Autumn also does agree, by the way. Last but not least, in my book and the Twinnie’s we have Pie…Love it! Who doesn’t? If not, please do tell…What’s not to like?

So many flavors, so little  time…I have to say I couldn’t narrow a favorite pie choice down to just 1, either could Autumn. Wonder if we are alone on this one? Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry, Chocolate Cream and I will stop at these 6 favorites of ours. Who has a favorite pie flavor, or like Autumn and me more than one? Do share, let us know please!  Well this was fun, now I am off to go have a small slice of pie! ;) :)