1. I just got a like on “A Lasting Gift” so I went back to see what I wrote. It was the one about my watch. I am embarrassed to see that I did not answer all comments. Sorry, Julie, Ken, ghostmmnc, and grAnnie Roo. Took me a long time to catch up.
  2. Now what about ketchup. “Ketchup” is a name originating in China from a word that means fermented fish. Now what made me think of that! – Oh, something fishy, China. I have found no connection between Heinz payout for using the name and a kickback to Hunter Biden. Suspicious, though. Oh, come on, guys you have been getting by easy from me for the last 29-30 days.
  3. That’s a long time to hear President Biden dangle the word “unity” in front of me. Someone tell me how a girl like me can be in unity with – abortion? opening borders? Footsie with China? Or Iran? Tax hikes? Laid off workers? Locked down businesses? Covered faces? Closed schools?
  4. Carl and Vickie (son and wife) came up to take me to eat. We did. We did some more. Fried catfish at Catfish Cove. Unbeatable. I didn’t show any weight gain this morning so I guess the fish were okay without gathering too much water.
  5. Walmart is my pharmacy. Some of my pills are huge and I have to bite them up before I can swallow, but I was greatly irked yesterday because a lot of my bottle was filled with broken pieces. I can handle two halves together for one dose, but beyond that I was slightly – okay, greatly – irritated or mad. I left the bottle out to send back. But I decided to deal with some grace. So I repented. Kept the broken ones.
  6. I told you about that grace because I have something else to say about myself. That is, God opened my eyes to a sin in my heart that I didn’t know was there. I’m glad he did. I left it at the cross under the weight of the other sins he bore for me while he hung on that tree.
  7. Oh, I’ll tell you the sin. Confession is good for the soul, they say. No, but maybe it will be a little eye-opening for some other of you long time Christians who have formed life styles that are not hampered by some of the “action” kinds of sins. We are much more open to traps like I saw in me today. I was browsing some books by people who were national known, read and quoted a lot. When one got my attention! I suddenly realized I was jealous of her success! God, forgive me! God forgave me!
  8. That last item was a bit like I have to deal with regarding number of followers, number of reader, likes, etc. Now I’m getting next to the bloggers’ heart, aren’t I?
  9. Didn’t you think it was just terrible that Ted Cruz went to Cancun!!! Right in the middle of a terrible cold streak in Texas? Must have been awful for those Texans, and for the Democrats in the rest of the country. I wasn’t bothered at all; I didn’t miss him.
  10. What bothered me was that President Biden went to Camp David for a weekend rest pit! And him having all the responsibility of all American during that cold spell. Did you hear one word of criticism? I think he should have foreseen all the heating bills going sky high. He could have chatted with Nancy and come up with a Emergency Heating Relief Bill providing a ten dollar payback for each citizen or some other creative bill. The two together could surely have figured a way to prove President Trump should have predicted the emergency and left provisions for such as he walked out of the Oval Office.
  11. Didn’t plan on eleven, but I do have one more thing to say and this time I am serious. I am deeply troubled by the death of free speech in this country. I’ve quit dealing with Twitter, but I’m pretty sure this blog would not be acceptable to them.

You’ll have a nice day now!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Hence why I’m still clinging to life in blog land— I can still say abortion, lgbtq etc lifestyles are sin — saying it while I can!!!

  2. Faye says:

    Of all things swirling this masking or stopping free speech is at the top. Thank you Oneta and like Julie it is blogging land and private websites not streamed on public media where I LIVE and express the FULLNESS of Who I have come to know as my Saviour Lord. Thank you keep posting in your unique and pithy way. It is spiritually refreshing
    .He is LORD!
    Blessings and Love.

  3. floridaborne says:

    I definitely agree with #3 and #11. And I can’t even use the word “president” next to the name Biden. Perhaps dictator or tyrant? When the 25th amendment is finally used to kick him out of office, there’s a good chance that his successor will be worse. I was so hoping that the first woman president would be endowed with ethics.

    The death of free speech and most of the bill of rights on January 21, 2020 made me think about the 1960’s & 70’s. The hippies. It was the college students, and the kids from 18 to 25 who made up the largest part of that movement. It took them 50 years to convince almost half the country that socialism may have failed over and over again, but it just hadn’t been done right yet. Thanks to Ron and Rand Paul, we have Young Americans for Liberty; and there is also the Leadership institute. It is the college students who are the rebels: The new conservatives who might just be the ones to turn things around. If freedom can survive until 2022 and we can hold on for the ride for another 50 years.

  4. Point 10 is brilliant. Trump totally should have seen this coming.

  5. judyjourneys says:

    Here are some of my thoughts:
    #6 – Oh, for the willing heart to hear God’s promptings!
    #9 – As a Texan and one who lived through the recent icy storm, I think Ted Cruz showed us his heart is not that of a public servant. When things get tough, he retreats instead of hanging in there with us. My grandchildren learned a lot about coping with life’s difficulties when they were without electricity and clean water. They did not complain that they wanted to go to the beach.
    #11 – I quit Twitter when it shut out President Trump.

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