Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wooooooooooohoooooooo!!!

Sooooooooooo the other morning I was watching O cuz they started summer break and I woke up and I was liiiiiike, OMW I NEED COFFEE!!! Liiiiiiiike literally when I open my eyes in the morning I need caffeine FIRST THING!!! 
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So i'm like, Odin, quick, put on your shoes I need Dutch Bros!!! Weeeeeeeeeelllll MY PLAN was to get ME, just ME Dutch Bros...liiiiiiiike I do EVERY MORNING!!! A medium, sugar-free Cocomo, blended WITH AN EXTRA SHOT OF ESPRESSO!!! Well when I tell Odin to put on his shoes cuz we gotta run to Dutch bros... he lets out this whoooooooop!!!
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! We're going to Dutch Bros!!! Aunt Mary is getting us Dutch bros!!! Mary Jo!!!! Get up!!! We're getting Dutch Bros!!! WOOOOOOOO!!! DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTCH BROS...YEAH!!!
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I'm standing there just flabbergasted that he ASSUMED I meant I was getting us ALL Dutch Bros!!! Yet, he was soooooooooooo happy annnnnnnnnnd SOOOOO EXCITED, I just couldn't pop his bubble and say I was ONLY getting it for me!!! Because he was sooooo happy and excited, I just HAD TO GET HIM DUTCH BROS!!! 
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I was thinking in my head, THIS IS WHY parent's tell their kids that coffee stunts their growth...soooooo they do NOT have to feel guilty about NOT buying them one!!! Buuuuut of course Dutch Bros has PLENT of non-coffee drinks too soooooooo theres NO excuse there!!! I'm thinking I should make a rule when I have kids, no NON-water drinks until you have a job and can BUY YOUR OWN!!! 
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Ya know, IF Odin had been whining and asking me annoyingly to get him a drink, I would have been able to easily say NO!!! buuuuuuuuuuuuut becasue he JOYFULLY ASSUMED I was going to get him one, i just WENT AHEAD AND GOT HIM ONE!!!!
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WHAT IF, we did that with God???What if we approached God JOYFULLY and EXCITEDLY assuming that he was going to just POUR OUT HIS BLESSINGS ON US???  What if when God was passing out blessings on someone else, we just got soooooooooooooooo excited for what God was going to do for us as well??? LIIIIIIIIIIKE, God is BLESSING...WOOOOOOOOOHOOOO!!!!  LOOK WHAT GOD IS DOING FOR ME?!?!?! GOD YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! YEAH!! 
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 I mean it worked for O, I was liiiiiiiiike, weeeeeeeeeellll how can i NOT get him Dutch Bros??? What do you think God will do if we just go to him EXPECTING GREAT THINGS!!! Next time you really need something, instead of whining to God about it and yes, like everyone, I do my share of WHINEY prayers, try a big O THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU JESUS!!!
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, May 30, 2022

Happy Monday!!!

Duuuuuuuuuuuude, this is LITERALLY soooooooo true!!!
ONE of my four siblings, pushed me off the top of a fridge(Yeah we were ghetto...it was our club-house!;) onto THE CEMENT GROUND...and it was NOT a mini fridge...it was a loooooooooong fall and I was soooo mad, I SCREAMED...
 I HATE YOU!!!!  
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annnnnnnnnnnnd guess WHO GOT IN TROUBLE??? Yes, me!!!!!! My mom said, you NEVERRRRRRR tell someone you HATE THEM!!! 
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I was liiiiiiike, buuuuuuuuuut she PUSHED ME TO OFF THE FRIDGE!!! and it hurt!!! She's just like, YOU NEVERRRRR TELL SOMEONE YOU HATE THEM...hate is the worst thing you could everrrr have in your heart...it's the same thing as wanting to kill them...it's like murderrrrrr...I'm liiiiiiike, that was a BIG fall, I COULD'VE DIED MYSELF!!!
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 Buuuuuuuuuuuut guess WHO LEARNED TO NEVERRRR SAY I HATE YOU!!! 
Yes ma'aam!!!! 
No hate in this sista's heart!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Happy Sunday!!!

This is soooooooo not me
Going to church is soooooo much better than anything this world has to offer and NOT just football games!!!! 
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Weight-lifting!!! (Single Saturday!!!)

I saw this quote the other day and absolutely LOOOOOOOVED it!!!
After reading it, I came to the conclusion that
 when it comes to singleness...
 I'm basically a weight lifter!!! 

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
You all can start calling me Muscles!!!;)
Hee, hee!!!
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Do I have any fellow weight lifters out there???
Don't give in to the devil's cheap dollar-store versions of love,
It may look amaZing buuuuuut trust me, it will be broken soon!!!
 keep lifting, keep building those muscles!!!
 God's got great things in store, Stay strong my friends,
STAY STRONG!!!

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
 (Isaiah 40:31)
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♥Mary Frances :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 27, 2022

God-inspired pick-up line!!!

So my brother, Abie Baby was preaching at church a while ago and in his message he was talking about Job, as he was preaching and he was talking about how his one friend just stared at him 7 days before he even said anything to him, annnnnnnnnd as he was telling this story, I was suddenly struck by an inspiration FROM GOD, yes, I said, from God!!! ;)
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After church, I went running over to my brother, I was like, GOD inspired me with THE MOST AMAZING PICK UP LINE EVERRRRR during your preaching tonight, it goes like this...
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You may NOT be Job, 
buuuuuuuuuut
 I could stare at you
 for AT LEAST 7 days!!!
HEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYY!!!😜🙌
My brother was like, REALLY??? That's what you got from my preaching???? (But he was laughing...it must be amazing to have a big sis like me!!! Jus sayin;) I was like HEY, at least you didn't read the scripture about Moses rod sprouting almonds, remember that HERE??? LOL Hey you all have to admit tho, that's a pretty AWESOME PICK UP LINE!!! If anyone uses it, PULEEEEEEZE let me know!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com I guarantee you all this pick up line is a winner! If THE RIGHT guy said that pick-up line to me, liiiiiiiike HEEEEEY SISTER, I just may be liiiiiike,  HEEEEEEY BROTHER!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Isn't it crazy funny how when one person says something it would seem like THE MOST AMAZING AND ROMANTIC COMMENT EVERRRR annnnnnd yet someone else could literally say THE SAME EXACT THING to you and your just like, OK THAT WAS JUST CREEEEEEPY!!!! cRaZy right???

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The way MY MIND works...

I would like you all to see exactly how my mind processes things!!! A few years ago my pastor was preaching about when Aaron's rod sprouted and grew almonds on it...
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I was like OH WOW, that's superrrrr cool...then I was like, Hmmmm...I wonder if anyone ate the almonds? I mean I WOULD!!! And if they did, WHAT DID THE ALMONDS TASTED LIKE???? They were probably liiiiiiike THE BEST ALMONDS EVERRRR...ooooh...ALMOND BUTTTTER....
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HEEEEEEYYYY HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HAD Cerreta's Cinnamon Almond butter??
Put that on Trader Joe's Cinnamon Apple swirl bread and it's SOOOOOO THEBOMB.COM!!!
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Jus sayin!!! 
That is the process of what goes on in my mind with just ONE SCRIPTURE READING...it can get very complicated...BUUUUUT FUN... at times...BEING ME!!! hee, hee!!! 
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. AMEN PASTOR...PREEEEEEEEEEEEACH!!! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

Here's your 
Middle-Of-The-Week-Brain-Booster!!!!
Random thought from Monday: Well that actual thought that was going to be a PS on Monday's is actually at the end of this post...cuz I was going to have to explain ALL your about to read to give that ONE last thought!!! Hee, hee!!!! Everyone thinks that the Daniel Fast is a veggies diet buuuuuuuuut if you really want to be accurate, the Bible says he ate water and pulse...WAAAAAIIIIT....
WHAT IS PULSE???????????????
"Did you know???..."

 and I looked up pulse and its basically like beans...
According to Webster's dictionary a pulse plant is: the edible seeds of various crops (such as peas, beans, or lentils) of the legume familyalso a plant yielding pulseAccording to the KJV Bible Dictionary Pulse is: Bean or seed used for food.

"Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us PULSE to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants." Daniel 1:11-13 )


There are ACTUALLY other Bible versions that say that pulse means vegetables or roots soooo that must be where most people decide to base the Daniel fast off of...of course because its EASIER, buuuuuuuuuuut Webster annnnnnnnnnnd THE KJV Bible dictionary are in a agreement for the definition of PULSE!!! Jus sayin!!! ;)
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Have you everrrr done the Daniel Fast and actually GAINED weight??? Your not alone!!! I thought I was THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD to do this buuuuuuuuuuuuuut a brother at my church was telling me once that he had gained weight during the Daniel Fast!!!! I was liiiiiike whaaaaaat???? ME TOO!!! He was like, yeah, I found out that four baked potatoes in one day are still TOO MANY!!!! I was liiiiiiiiiike, weeeeeeeeeeeeelllll I FOUND OUT that 1 jar of unsalted, raw almond butter...is STILL TOO MANY...even withOUT the salt and raw!!! Who'da known such a thang???? BAHAHAHAHAAA!!!! 
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sooooo IF you really want to accurately do the Daniel Fast, eat nothing buuuuuuut beans for 21 days... you will probably FOR SURE lose weight...you may have a few other issues 💨...buuuuuuuut weight loss won't be one of them!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)

"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)


♥Mary Frances :)
MONDAY'S THOUGHT: annnnnnnd that leaves me with ONE LAST THOUGHT, that gave me another thought, ...MAYBE the PULSE Daniel was eating was coffee beans and he was  drinking lots of coffee...you know beans and water =COFFEE....thats WHY he had sooooooo much energy and liiiiiiike MAYBE they were even chocolate covered coffee beans...heeeeeeeey chocolate covered coffee beans are like DOUBLE DANIEL FAST because chocolate is ALSO a bean...stay tuned to NEXT WEDNESDAY to find out IF Daniel was eating chocolate covered coffee beans during his Daniel Fast!!! And don't get all overly spiritual on me trying to explain this...just enjoy the ride!!! :)))) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Brond Moment!!!

QUITE A FEW YEARS AGO NOW...
 I was on the phone with one of my friends and she was like telling me about how she thinks that it really neat when people have brown hair and blue eyes. She is like you know it's just such a nice combination and you dont see it very often. She is like, I mean usually if people have brown hair they have brown eyes and if they have blue eyes they have blond hair. And she is just going and on about how unique it is to see that combination....
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and I am like uh huh, uh huh, I know what you mean. But in my head I am thinking; Ok, like, who does she EVEN know that has brown hair and blue eyes? I don't think I even know anyone with that combination!!!! So I am like talking to her again and I am like, yeah, I mean like, I have blue eyes but my hair is...hmmm...what color hair do I have...hmmm...OH HEEEEEEEEY, I have brown hair!!! Annnnnnd liiiiiike, my eyes are blue... OMW!!! I have brown hair and blue eyes!!!
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She is like YEAH Mary, that's who I was talking about this WHOLE time YOU!!! I think its really cool that you have brown hair and blue eyes!!! AHAHAHA!!! I was like, OMW! Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiike, THAAAAAAAANK YOU!!!
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It was for sure a brond moment!!! They happen ALL THE TIME!!! :)
That's ME,
MARY,
THE BRONDEST BRUNETTE YOU WILL EVER MEET!!! :D


♥Mary Frances :)
Fun Fact: As a child I ACTUALLY WAS a blond and I do still get blond highlights buuuuuut I was born a STRABERRY blond...God must've known I would NEVERRRR shut up about hair if he let me keep red hair...sigh...I think when I get to heaven I'll be a red head again!!! Hee, hee!!! 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Happy Monday!!!


Hope you had YOUR
 DAILY DOSE OF SALAD TODAY!!!
My current salad loooooooooove is a Dutch Bros medium-sugar-free-cocomo with and extra shot of espresso...seriously THE BEST SALAD EVERRR!!! What about you?
♥Mary Frances :)
Random thought: ACTUALLY neverrrrr mind I'm going to do this RANDOM thought on Brain-Boosting Wednesday!!!! 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Shopaholic…


Ahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!
I saw that on a meme annnnd HAD to make my own version!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

PLEASE PRAY 🙏!!!

Sooooooooooooooooo you guys, I wanted to ask you all to pray for me about something!!! I havn't really shared this with anyone at this point, in fact, if my pastor's wife is reading my blog right now, this is THE FIRST even she has heard of this!!!
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This issue is with MY EYES!!! I really DO NOT want to have to get glasses, because 1. I'm NOT a nerd! ;) 2. I don't think I'd be able to keep them on my face!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuut the honest truth is that I am having trouble seeing well!!! IN FACT...
Sometimes i can't see anything...
LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE...
WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES...
I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING!!!
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUT...
as long as I keep them OPEN 
everything is FIIIIIIIIINE!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
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Truly, I CRACK MYSELF UP!!! Sooooo Denae had asked me to start taking prayer requests and leading in prayer with our ladies Bible study, I opened the first day on the job with THAT LINE!!! Hee, hee!!! One person fell for it...probabley would have gone better IF I had NOT started laughing halfway through!!!
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 That's WHY I'm sooooooooooo bad at pranks...I cannot NOT laugh!!! Buuuuuuuut on the bright side, it makes everyone else laugh too...annnnnnd that's all that really matters...also WHY my creativity is best through the written word!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day…

               To the one that told me about Jesus!!!
I remember this one time as a kid, I really wanted her to either get something or let me do something and she said NO!!!! I remember she was doing laundry, putting clothes I. The machine and I was liiiiiike, puleeeeeeeze mom, PLEASE… I’ll be your beeeeeeest FRIEEEEND!!!
Without even a moment’s hesitation, my mom said, I don’t want to be your best friend, I’m YOUR MOM!!! Annnnnnnnnnd that was the end of that!!! Her answer was NO annnnnnnnnd she could care less about being my best friend!!!! 😝 
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Annnnnnnnnd I don’t know how she did it, she never once tried to do it, but some way some how, she managed to be the best friend I ever had!!!! I love 💕 you mom!!!! I’ll neverrrrr stop missing you till I get to heaven!!!! Buuuuuuut I’m soooooooo thankful for everything you instilled in me!!!
Love you little vanilla baby- girl!!! 🤗 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Sneak peak!!!

Sooooooooooo I just wanted to give you guys a glimpse of foyer of Valley Pentecostal’s new church ⛪️ building!!!!!
 Can we say gorgeous????
Does anyone know which AIO quote I’m thinking of at this moment???????
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 Anyways, I’ll do a long post on Tuesday of next week for the WHOLE CONFERENCE!!!! It was soooooooo gooooooood!!!! Spiritually and NOT spiritually too!!! I literally talked soooooo much one night I started coughing cuz my throat got so dry!!!😂😂😂
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Even my eyes 👀…

Soooooooo I’m at the dedication services at Bro. Garrett’s church ⛪️ and I’m having an amaaaaaaaZing time!!! Buuuuuuuuut I’m seriously soooooooo tired 🥱 look at
MY EYES!!!!
They have BAGS under them!!! 
Then I’m liiiiiike OMW… I have bags under my eyes… I WONDER IF MY EYES WENT SHOPPING 🛍??? Am I that much of a shopper that even my eyes 👀 GO SHOPPING???? 
Annnnnnnnnd liiiiiiike, I wonder what they bought???

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Italian Eyes!!!

Sooooooooo I don't know WHAAAAAAT it is about being ITALIAN, buuuuuut being Italian comes with a certain-EXTRA amount of a pride about your ethnicity!!! ANNNNNND when MY MOM is your MOM...weeeeeelllll...yeah...it gets a lil cRaZy...you mention ITALIAN to my mother and you can hear her whoopin and hollerin, cheering away with the tamborine!!! 
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AnywayZ, sooooo this is the thing about being HALF Italian...ALL my life I get to hear about how I don't LOOK ITALIAN!!! Oooo Mary...you look Irish...Your NOT really Italian!!! Theresa and John are the ITALIAN carmel lookin ones and Me, Joe and Abe are the Vanilla Irish lookin ones!!!
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 I mean it was sooooo extreme differences as a child I even had LIGHT blond hair...People would think me and my brother Joe were adopted!!! LOL! Soooo...I mean I can't lie, even tho I totally like my looks, "Just sayin" cuz thats the way God mad me...YA know?!?! Still..there has always been this part of me that WISHED I looked Italian!!! Cuz Like I said, its been imbredded in me that being ITALIAN(Half) is like the awesomest thing everrrrr!!!
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Weeeeeeelllll.... at my brother John's wedding, my mom's second cousin, who is another FULL ITALIAN came out for the wedding!!! As soon as she saw me, she was like MARY!!! I'm your cousin!!! Im like OH HEEEEEY!!! (Hadn't seen her since I was like 12...LOL) THen she is like, YOUR EYES!!! They are soooooo pretty!!! I was like OH THANK YOU!!! (Awwwww sooo sweet)
THen later on she was talking to my sister and she was like OH NOW you LOOK ITALIAN!!! (I'm thinkin I know, I know, I knooooooooow I don't look Italian!!!) So she was sayin something else to me and I was just like, Oh yeah, I'm really light...I look like my dad's side of the family!!! So she looks at me and she says, OH so your dad has blue eyes like you??? Soooo I was like weeeeeeelllll...NO!!! His eyes are like a grayish color! SHe was like, I KNEW IT!!!
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What she said NEXT thrilled my vanilla heart!!! She says, THOSE BLUE eyes are from your GREAT GRANDFATHER!!! (My mom's, Dad's, DAD) 
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Weeeeeelllll...You don't even know HOW MUCH that meant for me to hear!!! She went on to tell me that I had the exact same shade of blue eyes as my great grandfather!!! Which makes sense cuz my Grandpa Mangino, uncle Mike and two of his kids have blue eyes too and they are full blooded Italains!!!
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 BUUUUUUUT yeah...she said I had the same shade of blue eyes as my great-grandfather that migrated over from Italy!!! Its soooo cRaZy when you think about the fact that I've never met this man, buuuuut there is a part of him in me...soooooo COOL!!!  
I HAVE ITALIAN EYES!!!
Break out the tamborine momma!!!
Woot! Woot!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

HERE IS YOUR MIDDLE OF THE WEEK BRAIN BOOSTER!!!
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Have you ever wondered WHY when someone is trying out for something, people say, BREAK A LEG??? I mean, i don't really TRY OUT FOR stuff buuuuuuuut still I've heard it! Weather its to be on a team or talent show or singing or drama in a play, you'll hear people say, BREAK A LEG!!! and then when you look at them liiiiiike  WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME TO BREAK A LEG???? They say, it means, GOOD LUCK!!! 
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Not that as a Christian I believe in LUCK, even soooooooo HOW DOES BREAKING A LEG MEAN ANYTHING GOOD??? 
"Did you know???..."
That to say BREAK A LEG means you wish them to get in the cast of the show...you know liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike, when you break a leg you get in a cast???? 
BadumCHA!!!!🥁
Cast for the performance=break-a-leg!!! GET IT???
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
♥Mary Frances :)
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I'm NOT really sure how accurate this is, there's liiiiiiiike a million kajillion different explainations on the internet buuuuuuuuut this one was my FAVORITE!!! Hee, hee!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tell me… NOW!!!!

Soooooooooo my brother John and I were talking a week or so ago and he mentioned a guy and then he paused and said, well he's SINGLE you know!!! I was liiiiiiiiike OOOOOOOOOOH is he GOOD LOOKING??? He was like, Uh, I don't know, he's A GUY, I don't know if guys are good looking!!!
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I was liiiiiiiiiiiiiiike, your a guy that has
 100% FEMALE DNA...
(BMT TRANSPLANT and btw: DNA does NOT equal hormones... he's still keeping his he/him pronouns!;)
Which also happens to be
 MY FEMALE DNA...
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
YOU TELL ME RIGHT NOW IF I WOULD THINK HE WAS GOOD LOOKING!!!!!
He's like, OK, yeah YOU WOULD THINK he's good looking!!!
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Then he's like I mean not that its hard to get into that category FOR YOU!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  My brothers used to say back in the day, YOU KNOW YOUR A LOSER if Mary has never liked you!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
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Seriousley, IF YOU MAKE it the list, your liiiiiiiiiiike probably THE LAST COKE IN THE DESERT!!!!!! (Right Jenny???;) and then the voice that says, and even then you would say, Actually, I WANT WATER!!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)