Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just a Reminder...

Mug has a new "home"

See you there!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mug is moving...

All future posts can be found over at Parading Chicks.
Mug is still musing about this and that from hither and yon .....
but musings are ponderings....
or maybe "parading" thoughts?.....
so Musings from Hither and Yon is fusing with Parading Chicks...
Did that make sense?
Anyway, please look for me here! (or there?)

Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Meeting of Cultures...

Our son rents a room in his house to a young man from China who is working as a TA at Auburn University while he works on his PhD in mathematics.  This young man went back to China this past summer....and while he was there he got married.  His young wife could not return with him because she had to wait for her visa to the USA to be approved.  Ye (pronounced as "yeah") finally arrived in December, so now she AND Fung, her husband live in my son's house.  Ye has had  much to become accustomed to......dogs that live in the house (namely my son's) in addition to a whole new language, a whole new culture...a whole new way of life.
Our son brought his girlfriend and this Chinese couple to our home this past Saturday for an afternoon of skeet shooting (None of the three guests had ever done such a thing before!) and a supper of my husband's barbecued babyback ribs (possibly a culture shock in itself to Ye). 

While we waited on the food to cook, Fung entertained us with his talented piano playing...


It was interesting to watch Ye watch us  to see how she should eat...everything about America is so totally different from what she is used to.  Their food is cut into bite-sized pieces so that they can pick it up with chopsticks...And here we had these ribs she had to actually "gnaw on" using hands and teeth:).
She's a "trooper", though, and after eating she entertained us with Chinese folk dancing.  Normally shewould have had a bongo drum (that's what I envisioned from what she said, anyway) player for the beat, but since we had no drums and din't know the beat anyway, she sang the beat aloud while she danced:

So graceful, so joyful...

Truly a delight to watch!

Ye seems to be embracing the American culture for all it's worth (my son says she studies English while Fung is at work/school, and when I emailed her these photos...she emailed me back and asked me to please correct her response...She is studying for the TOEFL - Test of English for a Foreign Language (or something like that) - test that she has to pass to be able to stay here, to get a drivers license, etc.)

Yes, I think Ye, Zjong will be fine!

Have a lovely day!
...and remember to check out the "Chicks":)


Friday, January 21, 2011

New Chick on the Blo-g...

There's a NEW chick on the blo-g! 

Enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The following exerpts are from
Streams in the Desert
by L. B. Cowman
(first copyrighted in 1925)
Tammerlane used to relate to his friends
an anecdote of his early life.
I once, he said, was forced to take shelter from my enemies in a ruined building, where I sat alone for many hours. Desiring to divert my mind from my hopeless situation, I fixed my eyes on an ant that was carrying a grain of corn larger than itself up a high wall. I numbered the efforts it made to accomplish this object. The grain fell 69 times to the ground; but the insect persevered,
and the seventieth time it reached the top.
This sight gave me courage at the moment, and I never forgot the lesson.
Rubenstein, the great musician, once said,
If I omit practice one day, I notice it;
if two days, my friends notice it;
if three days, the public notices it.
It is the old doctrine, Practice makes perfect.
We must continue believing, continue praying, continue doing His will. Suppose along any line of art, one should cease practicing -
we know what the result would be.
If we would only use the same quality of common sense in our religion that we use in everyday life....

Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

-Luke 18:1

Have a lovely day,

Thursday, January 13, 2011


is going...



Everything is as

it should be!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I gave these gloves to a friend of mine to wear at the BCS Championship Game.


These gloves attended the

BCS Championship Game Monday night...

These gloves have accomplished their purpose in life...

These gloves made history:)...

These gloves cheered the Auburn Tigers on

to becoming the #1 college football team

in the nation...

These gloves are, indeed, special!

These gloves accomplished the goal for which they were made...

These gloves cheered the Auburn Tigers on

to the ultimate victory

for a college football team!

Have a War Eagle of a day!
P.S. My husband and I, our son, our daughter, and our son-in-law
all graduated from Auburn's a "family thing"...