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Welcome to the BOMB.

The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

About Me

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my thirteen year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my two year old gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

V is for View: A to Z Blogging Challenge 2018

The plan:  Drive Devils Backbone, snap a few photos, and write a post about vacation views. I should have looked at the map and checked the weather.

Oh well.  On to Plan B.

I'll still blog about view.  But with a slightly different connotation...

One of my docs once told me an anecdote about 100 blind people being led to an elephant and being asked to describe it.

One described a long tube with a wet end. Another was tickled by a feather at the end of a rope. Another felt the wind from a fan

The descriptions continued one after another. No two descriptions were exactly the same.

Which one was correct?

They all were.

The wet tube was the nose after being dipped into water. The rope and feather was the tail. The moving air  was caused by the flapping of ears. And so on.

The story points to the fact that our experience, knowledge base, and point of view colors our perception. As we experience different things, learn more, and change our points of view our perceptions may also change.

What doesn't change is the elephant.

Truth is like the elephant. Our perception of Truth may be colored by our experience, knowledge base, or point of view; however, although we may change, the Truth remains unchanged.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

U is for Undecided: A to Z Blogging Challenge 2018

I am undecided about today's  topic.

Being in a refective mood, I considered writing about umbrellas and the protection they provide,  and maybe correlating that to the protection that families or God provide. However,  I recently wrote about umbrellas.

Next, I considered comparing and contrasting our unity and uniqueness.  But it started sounding "preachy."

Then I read an article that depressed me. Rather than consider how to combat the problem, I daydreamed about unplugging, going off grid, and living my life away from the invading sickness. But that is avoidance behavior.

So I remain undecided about my U-word. Then I decided that could be my U-word:  Undecided.

I am by nature a gatherer of information.  Usually the information I collect is trivial and only useful in specific situations. For instance, a British boy born aboard a ship is known as a Son of a Gun. The only time I have ever needed to know this was during a game of Trivial Pursuit: Classic Edition. 

Being a gatherer of information, I find the planning of trips and activities almost as much fun as the actual event. Almost.

The downside of gathering information is deciding when enough information has been gathered. Continually gathering information can lead to procrastination, which can be seen as a form of perfectionism.

Which is where I am today--for sure not perfect; however, mired in procrastination and indecision. Not only am I undecided about my topic, I am undecided about my activity after I finish this post.

Luckily tomorrow is an easy letter for which to come up with post ideas....V is for victory.  Or veteran. Or vacation. Or vacillation. Or....