Free Drink

Sweet girl at Starbucks says she always gives the biggest size for our free bday drink. So much for counting calories today. Yay for free 🎊


#Sarcasm … Jilly Invented the Word

Background – Me getting an unsweetened Peach Tea from Sonic Happy Hour.  Route 44 baby … that I drink over the course of 2 or 3 days by cutting with water.

Car Hop: I’ll be right back ma’am. None of the stalls having working card readers. I can’t give you your drink until I scan your card.

Me: Huh?!?

Car Hop: Yes ma’am you’d be surprised how many times we get stiffed. Nothing personal. Same rule for everyone. Small amounts still can add up.

Me: Wow! You sure about that sweet cheeks?  Because I am not going anywhere without my card. People really run off , leave their card, and steal a $2 drink??!?

Car Hop: Huh??!?


  1. I did NOT call the car hop sweet cheeks!  That’s harassment.
  2. I know I should pay cash for my $2 tea but I get 10 cents for every $1 I put through on our debit card.  Funny math y’all.  I NEED cash back and will debit anything over a dollar.
  3. I almost said what a dumb-ass rule but stopped myself. <gasp> I know right? I surprised myself too 😉

Bless her heart ❤

As always, more to come.

Fiddler on the Roof/Sunrise Sunset

I feel a novella coming on! Our house at 223 Howerton had a built in double shelf in the hallway for the telephone. There was a place for a note pad and pen and of course the phone book – BIG phone book that doubled as booster seat around the holiday table.  The phone itself a rotary dial, with a cord that stretched for miles.  We had four options – go down the hall to the last bedroom, go the opposite way to the living room, go to the kitchen table or stand by the shelf.  But we were limited to those points.  Not like today where the phone reaches everywhere, fitting in the palm of your hand.

I found a replica of the shelf, I wish I had a picture of the actual.

I have vivid memories of my dad standing at the shelf, talking on the phone with Grandma J. I could not understand most of what he said as he usually spoke in Czech but I pretended I could.  Lol.

You see every single year on HIS birthday, he’d call his mom and CONGRATULATE her on having such a fantastic first born son! And that my friends she did. My dad was fantastic!

For years on his birthday, he’d take us all out to lunch usually at Snoga’s BBQ or Pesos Cafe.  And while it was his b-day, he treated us! He was one of the most giving people I ever knew.

I think of my dad daily with fondness and I am forever grateful for the legacy of love he left to all of us. I can only hope my two look back and think of me like that one day. And oh what I would’t give to be able to call him up today and congratulate him on his Chili aka Jilly.

Here we go again.  Another year in the books.  Should I call this the beginning of my 55th year or end of my 54th?  Funny math y’all gets me every time.  I think I like beginnings better!!

Any Woo.  I might get misty over here so I am going to quit my yacking and get to packing.  For what?  I’ve no idea.  Wishing you the best day ever.