Murdo Girl…No longer at large

It wasn’t exactly love at first sight. I wasn’t used to having two youngsters around. They weren’t/aren’t exactly wallflowers, either. They weren’t cute enough to get by with what the really cute ones do.

But that all changed…

They are the two cutest things you could ever imagine. They both have personality plus and they are so, so smart. With the help of a trainer, they have taught Kip and I all kinds of things. We sit, stay, rollover, and hardly ever bark anymore. They have to keep a lot of treats on hand, but if that’s the price of learning to behave, then it’s worth it,

They said they needed a bigger chair, too

So we bought both…A new lamp is also on the shopping list.

Today’s beautiful song…Sit, Stay and Listen

Be a Goldenrod From “Rhymes for all Times by Mary Francis McNinch

You’re a baby sleeping soundly and your mother stands nearby.

She listens for a whimper or a cry.

Her heart is full of love and her thoughts are full of fears.

Don’t let me fail this child, she prays through tears.

Will the face that looks so peaceful match his feelings deep inside?

Can she be the kind of mother whose child looks at her with pride?

Love is Faith…

You’re a youngster starting school and your mother says goodbye.

She’s so happy you’re excited. There’s a twinkle in her eye.

But school is really hard. You try your best but it’s too tough.

The other kids convince you that you just aren’t smart enough.

Your mother has your eyes checked and your teacher gives you tests.

And the reason for the problem manifests.

Dyslexia

Love is Courage

You’re a teenager and troubled by what’s happening at home.

Even with the others there, you feel like you’re alone.

So you run around with kids who are going through things, too.

You make promises you’ll do things, but you just can’t follow through.

Your mom, lost in a sea of guilt, knows things have gone too far.

She wishes she could help you to be who you really are.

Love is patience…

You’re a young adult and you’ve worked hard to turn your life around.

Life is never perfect, but you’ve climbed to higher ground.

Once again your mother prays through tears.

So very much has happened through the years.

She knows she did the best she could, but doubts her child agrees.

She made mistakes and didn’t see the forest for the trees.

Love is forever…

They took a bumpy road, but found a place to make their peace.

And in the end they both came to believe.

They let others help them find what they couldn’t find alone.

They felt valued as they reaped the better seeds that they had sewn.

“They learned that all people are flawed, but God is God.”

Help someone with a challenge, today. Be a goldenrod

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Murdo Girl…We’re classing up the place

This video is a summary of where we are in our dog training, complete with an impromptu demonstration. I also discuss the Nutrisystem diet, and remind you to sign up for the amazing giveaway my niece, Erin is going to announce on the 28th. She might not be announcing the winner then, but that is the deadline to enter. I HAVE HIRED A NEW EDITOR!

This is the new editor…I was hired to make her blog look more like Gallant Heart Media (gallantheartmedia.com)…BLAHAHAHA

Rylie’s outhouse
Dollie’s Outhouse

Nellie has the remainder of the yard!

Murdo Girl…Gallant Heart Media…WOW

I’m doing another recording tonight, which will be explained in the video. You don’t want to miss this one.

The possibilities are endless…

I love my new crown necklace…I don’t have the words to describe how your gift touched my heart and changed my attitude… Thank you, Sherri.

I saw this young gentleman when we were at Dairy Queen this morning. I asked his mom if he could learn how to drive a convertible by July.

Murdo Girl…Some things never change

I have an inability. It’s time for me to own it.

It drives some people crazy and there’s no one who’ll condone it.

It gives me many problems of the stressful kind.

And if the truth be known, it’s such a waste of time.

If I have a stack of papers and must put them all in order,

I spend hour after hour reordering disorder.

I find and lose the stack more than once or twice

Those who wait until I’m done are those who pay the price

Don’t give me a task with double digits and a spread sheet.

Before I’ve even started, I’ll admit defeat.

No matter how much storage space I have on my devices,

I never hit delete, so “to find” becomes a crisis.

Now that I’ve confessed that I’m the Queen of disaray,,

If we practice some acceptance, everyone will be okay.

We’re going to school…

Murdo Girl…Watch out for pigs wearing lipstick

(Mostly in Jest.)

Just because someone said it, doesn’t make it true.

Still everything I hear, I pass on to you.

You tell someone else who has proof that verifies…

What I’ve said is wrong. It’s just a pack of lies.

So I get on the internet and google what’s disputed.

You really didn’t know what you said has been refuted?

The issue is no longer who is wrong or who is right.

It’s our stupid ego that keeps us in the fight.

PSST…It’s not true…

I must convince the world (or everyone I know),

That you are pathological and say what isn’t so.

You stomp your feet and pound your fist.

You vow to make me pay for this.

Bring it on, I say. I know I’ll win this one.

(I’ve got a lot more lies where all of those came from.)

I’m here to tell you it isn’t true!!!

You sit there at the table. You think you’re well prepared.

I believe another’s lies and hope that you’ll run scared.

Has honesty been lost to the cleverest deception?

The world is suffering. Do you think there’s a connection?

If I’m truthful I’ll admit

There are times that I forget.

Watch out for lies wearing lipstick

They’re still lies…IT’S A TRICK!

And just because you heard it, doesn’t mean it’s true.

I must try to resist passing it on to you.

Believe in your Higher Power who leads us to the truth and replaces ego with humility.

Murdo Girl…The Mesa gathering revisited

First, I would like to convey my heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy to the Brost family. They lost a remarkable family member this past week. She was one of those people who lit up the lives around her, laughed infectiously, and cherished those who laughed with her.

I’m posting a rerun of the Mesa, AZ gathering that was held in February of last year. It has been cancelled for this year and I was recalling how much fun it was to see all of the retirees from Jones County (SD) that were there the two times I have been able to attend. A great time was had by all.

They don’t have a parade at the AZ reunion. I was going to wear this wonderful cape this year. Do you think that could be why they aren’t going to have it?

Murdo Girl…We went to the Jones County gathering (I think)

Murdo Girl…I just turned platinum

Have you heard? Today marks the day! Seventy years ago, Queen Elizabeth was coronated. I was thirty-seven days old. I’m seventy, now, which means I’m platinum, right? It sort of snuck up on me. I sure hope the Queen isn’t too upset that I forgot. We have gotten pretty close over the years.

Considering the Queen has twenty-five years on me, it doesn’t seem so silly, now that Lav and I rode on the back of a red convertible in the 2016 All School Reunion. She was dressed as HRH and I was dressed as my eight-year-old self, which signified my first experience as a Queen. (See picture #9.) At the time Lav and I were only in our sixties. If we’re invited back, we’ll be Platinum’s. I like the sound of that. We’ll continue to prepare and wait for the phone to ring. If Queen E decides to hitch a ride across the pond with Airy and Windy, she can squeeze in-between us. Or maybe she can drive the parade car. (See picture #6.)

The Queen is truly the most amazing woman. She is modest, yet elegant. She takes her job seriously and she loves dogs… well corgis, anyway. She is smart and hard working and had a long, and successful marriage to Prince Philip. She has had to put up with the likes of Prince Charles and Cam. She has even lobbied for Cam to be named Queen Cohort, or Concert, or something like that when Charles becomes King.

The sovereign line of Succession

1. The Prince of Wales

2. The Duke of Cambridge

3. Prince George of Cambridge

4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

5. Prince Louis of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

8. Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor

9. The Duke of York

10. Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

11. Miss Sienna Mapelli Mozzi

12. Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank

13. Master August Brooksbank

14. The Earl of Wessex

15. Viscount Severn

16. The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

17. The Princess Royal

18. Mr. Peter Phillips

19. Miss Savannah Phillips

20. Miss Isla Phillips

21. Mrs. Michael Tindall

22. Miss Mia Tindall

23. Miss Lena Tindall

24. Master Lucas Tindall

You can stop looking. My name is not among them.

A few oldies but goodies…

Filler up Mr. Phillips 66. I’m going Coach RVing in Murdo
I’d rather fist bump
Look, I’m wearing orange and black! What do you mean I need Blue?
Put on your Easter Basket

Below: “Bow and Arrow”

I stopped to smell the roses