Finding my giddy

I think I forgot to tell you that when we were coming home from Nashville a few weeks ago, we spent some time in the Delta lounge at the airport. Guess who was in there with us?
You’ll never guess, but please try.
Really? 
You won’t even try?
It was Kathie Lee Gifford. 
She was sweet, friendly and as cute as a button. I have to admit, I wasn’t always a fan of hers, but she’s grown on me over the years. In a good way, not like bad moles or barnacles. And, she’s SUPER tiny. I had no idea. 
Anyhoo….
Since I was in such a tizzy yesterday over mundane social media…. let’s talk about something that makes me REALLY giddy. 
The butters in my garden. *Sigh* they do make me smile. 
If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be a happy camper and smile just seeing butterflies, then I’d tell you “I ain’t got time to think about butterflies”!

I’ve evolved. 
It took a while after hurricane Irma to get things going again; no butterflies to be seen for a while, but we’re back in butterfly business now. 
Of course, I’ve got monarch caterpillars a plenty….I have to be careful where I walk in and around the garden because sometimes they get crazy and stray far away. They really need boundaries, but they’re against that. 
A fifth instar monarch cat; he’s close to being ‘full’ and then wandering off to make his chrysalis. 

I’m not sure if I mentioned that another native butterfly to our area is the Gulf Fritillary; I would see them feeding in our garden on my nectar plants. Finally, I planted some Passion Vine (which is what the butters lay their eggs on and then the larva/cats feed on) It was soon after I planted the passion vine that I started seeing their larva. 
Not quite as cute as the monarch larva….actually, they look kinda scary. Surely this is to keep predators from eating them. 
 But, they become beautiful butterflies. They’re harder to photograph because they don’t feed as long or stay still as much as my monarchs. They really should slow down and smell the roses. 🙂 
Wishing you all a great day doing whatever makes you giddy. 
XOXO

The Bookface

I officially want to change LOL to LSH.

My favorite sport is to Laugh SO Hard, so there you go.

And here is where I have a little venting session:

I used to love Facebook. It brought me some joy, some smiles and some LSH’ing.
Lately, though, it only brings me AF (annoyed face),  BF (bored face)  and RABF (really annoyed bored face).

It’s bothered me so much, that I finally deleted it off of my smartphone….and suddenly, my smartphone became much smarter.

No more notifications of someone updating their status (A) or someone adding a photo (B).

Because A) The status update is one of a few things.
               1) It’s the sharing of an OLD status update. (memories)
               2) It’s them sharing a picture/photo/meme that isn’t actually theirs either.

In other words: nothing is being posted that is actually original, new or fresh.

Because B) Their update is actually a photo/meme/article stating…..

               1)  PRO gun control.
               2) ANTI gun control.
               3) A recipe for crack chicken. Or some other meal.

I recall when I enjoyed opening up my FB and seeing my friends posting cute pictures of their kids, grandkids, a new garden, or a miniature donkey doing flips on the trampoline in their backyard.

Nope. Gone. No more fun to see here.

So, when I started becoming more annoyed than joyed, I started to limit myself.

Guess what. I only check it on occasion when I’m on my laptop and I usually have a lot of built up notifications. (35 or more?)

And guess what else, people are still annoying me a little bit, but it’s my own fault for checking it at all.
And then I dig deep inside myself and I wonder, is it THEM, or is it ME? Maybe I’m just easily annoyed lately?
Damn whoremoans.   
Maybe I’m the ISSUE?

I really need to LSH, so apparently, I need some time with my girls and luckily, I’ll see them both on Easter.

Have a great day and I hope you get to LSH and not get all AF or RABF.

XOXO