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Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello Fun!/Blue Monday/Love is...

If you come to Las Vegas with me you can see these guys:
I hear they serve a mean Martini here:
They make 24 different kinds of Martini's! I have had a Lemon Drop Martini, An Appletini and a Chocolate Martini made with Godiva Liqueur plus an original Martini which is made "Dirty" with an Olive. LOL!
You can order one of these at any bar in Las Vegas or anywhere else.
Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. It is more pristine than Red Rocks in Colorado although you won't see or hear a better concert anywhere then Red Rocks here!  Many years ago I saw Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina there, John Denver and Jethro Tull right here!



For two whole days no one can take my honey from me! He and I head to Vegas early because of his boss always throwing a wrench in our plans! Sigh! The alone time will be good for us. This Love is...makes me s mile!
Prayer for safe travels for us and for all my phamily, half are traveling by car and the rest by air! Isaiah 41:10 is a beautiful prayerful verse. Please say hello to Sally and all the Blues! I am going to catch up this week and last when I get home!





Thursday, August 14, 2014

"M" is for Making Memories

My goodness, I have missed so many Ms. Jenny moments in the past several weeks! I don't like missing Alphabe Thursday but life just gets in the way!
Look at my tiny boy Nick! He wore a t shirt that said "Monkeying around"! Gosh, he was small, I am not quite sure of his age in this photo but I know those pretty curtains! They graced the kitchen windows at my momma's house. Memories in the making.
A lil cowboy wearing a Batman shirt. Oh this baby is going to be three soon! A toddler, no longer that tiny lil baby we cuddled! Sigh! I love his shirt, there is a saying,
I just love it! I am a little disappointed in the recent movies. They seem to get more violent and filled with evil, as if this world we live in, isn't full of those things already! I liked the old corny Batman T.V. series. Pow! Smack?! Take that Joker! Hee Hee! Loved it!
This was 1983, ah, the years, how they fly by! That is Etsuko, my very first Japanese friend. She was a research doctor at the Health Sciences Center where I worked for several years, in the Microbiology Department.  Good memories, many friends.
Hannah (look at those long legs) and Nick! Oh how the kids loved that old tree! It was filled with many beautiful memories.

The Eveland Phamily, at least part of them! Noelle, Roger and Colton. This photo is at least eighteen years old!  Memories making me realize that I am young at heart but not young age wise!
Jeremy, Katelin and Rebekah. My the girls were so pretty and tiny and Jeremy was wearing his famous smile! He is always has a smile for you! Rebekah looking sweet with her bow in her hair. Goodness, Katelin is mom to her own two little ones! My oh my, time flies!

Wedding memories are always good memory makers. Thirty one years and  counting. I hope you will visit Ms. Jenny and join in the fun:









Monday, August 11, 2014

Love is.../Maxine /Blue Monday/ Great Loss

Late, late, late! I am always running late. But I am not late because I am lounging around. We made a fast trip to Kansas this weekend to take Nick to his new college. We were exhausted. We needed our rest and so we went to bed at eight thirty last night! Good thing, because both of us were slammed at work. This thoughtful little Love is...caught my eye because this is the hubby and I after a long hard day at the office. We stay close. We rest, we watch a little T.V. and we eat a quiet dinner.
 You know when life is crazy, Maxine always makes me laugh! I usually read these Maxine funnies every day ! Makes real life feel better even for a moment for two.
Here is another Maxine share for Sally and the Blue Crew! Ah, aging! I think as we get older we all tend to stop our thought process and wonder, what the heck was I going to say, or what was I thinking?! Maxine is bathed in blue and that hair is a shade that older ladies used. In fact, my first boss, was in her 70's when she was the County Treasurer and she use to tint her hair a lovely shade of blue. I have known several matronly ladies who wore blue hair! In Maxine's first photo here, her hair looks almost lavender!




My friend  Suzanne shared the Chicken Chick's  photo at Facebook and I wanted to talk for a moment about Robin Williams. My daughter Rebekah, who is 26, has a friend Naomi, and this is what she shared on Face Book:

"It's strange that the passing of someone I never knew has affected me so. What's stranger and even more sad is that someone who was admired and loved around the world for his ability to make us laugh, came to such an end. RIP Robin Williams, you will be missed."

It comes down to this, mental health. It is something no one, especially our government(s) want to address.  Hand over a handful of pills, so some lobbyist in Washington D.C. can fill their pockets with pharm money pushing these drugs through! I have been blessed, never struggled with depression, but I know so many who have. The medication they want to give you often gives you worse side effects. Paired with illicit drugs or alcohol and you are in a deeper world of hurt. A dear friend lost her marriage because of it. As a child, my mother's two friends, both sisters, struggled with it. One ended up in the Colorado State Hospital which specialized in mental health issues. Sadness. No real answers to make it all better. Sometime the pain is too much to bear. When a young Catholic priest my phamily knew ended his life, I will never forget the elderly Catholic priest who spoke about him. He said clergy hate to see suicide . It is hard to talk about, it is hard to fathom the why's, the what if's, the tragedy for the families.  I remember that distinguished elderly priest telling us sometime God has plans for those tormented souls that we will not know about until we ourselves meet Him at the end of our own lives. But he added, God loves each one of us, and we must trust Him that He is the only one capable of understanding why someone takes their own life.





Some of my favorite Robin Williams movies. I was pondering Naomi's words, it is very odd that someone so loved, would end their life so tragically. My prayers go out to Robin Williams family, especially his children. R.I.P.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pink Saturday/Blue Monday/Love is...

Oh I have fallen behind! It has been a busy summer all around and I am missing visiting my most favorite people here. So I am playing a little catch up: Beverly at Pink Saturday and the wonderful Pinkies too!; Sally and the Blue Crew at Blue Monday and of course, a favorite Love is.. I always try to remind you that Marydon (MD Middaugh) hangs out at Face Book these days so tell her to get busy and post her favorite Love is...
Oh my, Vegas baby! The sensational city at dusk with blue and pink highlights for some of my favorite memes!
I see some favorite colors here too! The vintage old school Vegas sign! My phamily has planned this trip for over one year. We planned it around Nick's 21st birthday! Everyone is going  except our sweet middle. She will fly out Friday when the hubby and I are back in town!  The grandson Colton is missing the fun, he has a fabulous new job, at UPS! Loving all that physical work he does! It may be the money he makes! Laugh Out Loud! So fifteen days from today the hubby and I will board a plane. The rest of our gang will be there Wednesday. Due to a snafu at my honey's job, we have to return early and go out early so....We are just happy to be going! We want to catch a show. The boys like playing cards so we will leave that to them. The girls will be shopping and dancing the night away!
Ah....the secrets this town holds! We are pretty content seeing a show and enjoying the sights. Not much late light party animals with me and my Mister!
These two ducks looked like they were practicing yoga on a log! They were at the open spaces this morning steering clear of Mr. Greedy, the Pelican Man!
This greedy fellow eats all the frogs and fish his belly can hold! He doesn't care about the hungry ducks and geese! He looks as though he is also practicing his yoga!

Marydon and I share a love for these sweet little Love is...cartoons. I thought this one was perfect for Vegas! Although many times in our marriage tough times happen and we felt like we lived in a house of cards! Enjoy your week and thank you for visiting me here.




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

H A P P I N E S S

I missed my Blue Monday post with Sally and all the fun folks who post! It was a busy weekend, a very hot temperature wise weekend and Sunday I had to cool off and decompress! Monday was the same, Nick took a summer course to finish a class he missed due to his track and field season and he had to file his FASA! He received his acceptance call from the coach at the Kansas Wesleyan's! I am personally overjoyed! We had hoped he could attend this university from the beginning two years ago but his two years at Cowley put him on the right path for this private university! It is seven hours from our home to the campus door and we are so tickled! Plus the coach is one amazing Christian man and he is the very best kind of influence you want on your kid!





We have had a busy month at my office. The doctor is on vacation next week. It will be great to catch up on things that otherwise have to take a backseat. I have had a streak of good luck. I am not sure I am a believer of good luck but whatever has happened lately is great! It started out by my winning a wonderful cookbook at Linda's:
Friday on the way home from work, I picked my honey up at the bus and as he was driving home I heard a contest on the radio called "Dive In Movie". Held at Elitch's amusement park you can swim and watch a fun movie. It came with a four pack of tickets. I think I might give those to the four kiddos.
Rebekah will start training for a brand new job Monday 28th. It is a real blessing, as she just lost her health insurance as of June 30th because she turned 26 and finished college. We celebrated with a nice lunch Saturday with her dad and myself. It was a nice afternoon.
Now we can go shopping for some new work outfits! This lil gal is a wonderful, articulate young lady. She is a special person with a good heart.
This sweet baby is my honey! He has one of those milestone birthdays tomorrow. It is also the birthday of my late father. So I am wishing my husband a great birthday and I know my dad in heaven is enjoying his day too.
I am thinking the small boy in the front is my dad as a little fellow. I wish I could have all their voices recorded so I would never ever forget the sound of them.


Lots of prayers have been answered. I will ask for continued prayer for sweet Tarrah. She is still unsure what is causing her seizures.
Andrew, Tarrah, Roger and Colton. Still no answers to why Tarrah keeps having such terrible seizures.





Monday, July 14, 2014

Love is.../Blue Monday

What a week! I could complain! I probably should complain! But lots has happened and I am just grateful for what is!
We missed the super moon but Saturday morning this beautiful sun came shining through a hole in the clouds. So I know God is still good and He is watching over this world.
We fell asleep Saturday night before catching the Super Moon. So here is a sweet share, how about a paper moon hanging in the window?
Nosey kitty. Mr. Kitty likes to be in a photo op! He wakes me each day with a loud "Meowwwwww." because he wants food and he wants it now! I am thinking of changing our bedroom colors to shades of orange but he is comfy here on my light turquoise and brown comforter set. We use the light fleece cover to catch all the pet hair and messes they send our way!  Especially litter trapped on their feet! Sigh!

The Margaret Carpenter Open Spaces has two bodies of water. This is the larger one. You can walk about one mile in distance around both and on the other side is the grassy fields where they play various sports like soccer and junior league football. Nick ran up here during high school. Lots of cool birds and critters like frogs and muskrats. Isn't the sky and water looking lovely in blue today?
This mean ole bird was eating all the fish and frogs on the shore, he would dive and never miss! He sits in the middle of the larger lake and commands everyone else. He is a supreme jerk and I was so angry that he ate all the frogs. Argh......
Mean ole bird and here is his friend, I call this egret Ego Bird:
He lets you get so close and flies away! He is another jerk! Lots of the little ducks and birds will just hang out these two are annoying.
This is yoga duck he is chilling on this rock enjoying the cool breeze. We walk one to two miles each weekend day. We use to walk every single day because we got up at five a.m. and enjoyed the quiet. Now it is getting harder to rise earlier. Both of us have super busy jobs and we need our rest! I am hoping we can go up to the rec center Thursday after work. The Nacho Men will be performing from 6:30 to 8:30. They are a unique band. They combine humor with dance music and lots of great costume changes as well as performing hits from the Swing era, the 50's, the 60's, Disco and beyond! I will hopefully be able to get close enough to the stage to take some photos. Please visit Sally and all the blues today!











Monday, July 7, 2014

Blue Monday/Love is.../A Belated Happy 4th of July!/Hannah's 23

Hi and welcome to my late Blue Monday post! Too much fhun, phamily and friends this weekend! A long weekend too! Whew! We had a blast. It is always wonderful to spend time with those you love. So here are some shares from our weekend. Hope you spot the blue here!
Hannah turned 23 on Thursday July 3rd. This was her cake! Our local Albertson's Bakery did a fantastic job. Plus it cost about fifteen dollars less than the other bakeries near our home. It was a marble cake with butter cream frosting and chocolate fudge filling! This is from a song by Blink 182. The lyrics are a little obnoxious so I won't share them here! But the sentiment is funny. I must confess we do like her even though she is 23! We had a quiet phamily barbeque. It was a nice evening.
Sleepy kitties. Notice any blue? These two dislike the heat and they
sleep whenever they can! Mr. Kitty on the left and Rose on the right.

Here is the sky at dusk. I wish the pink in the clouds was as vibrant as when I shot this photo. It really was lovely. The blue sky is settling into night time too, just like those kitties.
Hannah (bikini) and Nick (black shirt) hung out with friends at the Cherry Creek Reservoir on her birthday. It was very hot! Skip over to Sally's and say hi to all the nice blues you will find!
Me and music. Music and my honey. I adored the Bee Gees and love their music dearly. They were three unique individuals and I appreciate all the range of music they wrote and performed all through the years. I can not play a musical note but I sure love the piano.
This is an oldie. Nick and I in 2012 before he left for college. My goodness, two years have passed us by. But we try to fly our flag most days and especially for the holidays. I had Old Glory hung in the breeze all week last week.
Although we enjoyed the fireworks displays around us safely from our home we did see this display in 2009 at Estes Park. It was a freezing cold Fourth of July. This was beautiful though. Hope you celebrated safely. We can see fireworks from Northglenn, where we live, Thornton to the East of us and even some of the fireworks they shoot at the stadium after a Colorado Rockies game, But my neighbors up the street had fireworks that were spectacular. I was a tad disappointed in our city's display.   We pay a premium for our use of the city water and I think they should use that money wisely. A little extra fireworks would have been nice. Lord knows they did not use any of it on street repairs!

I hope your week will be wonderful and you will find many memories to share with us here. Have fun!