Friday, October 24, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

It is October and it is Breast Cancer Awareness. Our youngest son, Nick attends the Kansas Wesleyan University. His coach (your far left (with pink neon hat) had the Cross Country team gear up for the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign . Their mascot is "Yote" the Coyote.. He looks really good in pink doesn't he? Nick is the third runner on your left. in the top photo. Our skinny young fellow is smack in the middle in the lower left photo. He loved donning pink for this! He knows how dear to my heart this is. I have many friends who are survivors and I have lost one of my favorite people, my Auntie Ang. She passed away in 2000. I felt that she did not get the proper kind of care she deserved. My uncle was a railroader and they had excellent top of the line insurance. She should have been treated with more dignity and she was not. It is the reason I do not participate in the big Susan G. Komen event. I hope I will not hurt any feelings here but I am still angry at the loss of my wonderful Auntie. It seems, like everything else in this life, all the latest research is geared for the young. I know my stuff. I worked in a major research hospital for fifteen years. My girlfriend, herself a colon cancer survivor, worked for the top doctor in cancer research there They waste so much of the funding , on things like five star hotels and restaurants for the big shot doctors. It is absolutely sickening.
A favorite photo of my younger Auntie with my handsome Uncle Louie.
My BFF grandmother with the parish priest and Uncle and Auntie on their wedding day.
Visit Beverly and some Pinkies today!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Love is.../Blue Monday/ The Peyton Manning Show

Love is...always wonderful! This Love especially sweet for me. Our whole marriage, we have had to revolve around each other so we could stay on target with our phamily. Come join the Love and share your favorites.
The sky really was blue this morning. The air crisp like a Red Delicious apple. We took a walk before starting our day. The sun was trying to peak through those waffle looking clouds.  Such a perfect day today.
Congrats to Peyton Manning! He had been chasing Brett Favre's record of 509  touchdown passes! He just made 510! This Chasing 509 photo is courtesy  of the NBC Network. Manning got back to business after breaking the record! He and Julius Thomas were sitting on the sidelines and bing,bang,boom....another TD when they got up to play! He is a first class gentleman. A wonderful role model and keeping Denver Bronco fans on the edge of their seats! I love when Denver wears their navy blue jerseys!

Now let's all go visit Sally and share some more blues!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Love is.../Blue Monday

Aw......this Love perfect for my entire phamily! Although Jeremy did go to the Bronco/Cardinal game today and got sunburned! We usually all hang out together and watch football.

My hubby with his favorite Kentucky Wildcat t shirt, in blue letters of course! The booth design is blue and white and his navy hat is navy blue, a gift from a friend who returned from the USN last year. Dan served on the USS Enterprise. See the blue tiles on the table?
We had a quick dinner at EL Mirador, a Mexican restaurant near our home. They have some fun wall hangings and one of them is the Denver Bronco flag. Love the navy blue with the orange and white. Plus they won their game at home today, so that was good news.

I love the different tiles inlaid on the tables at El Mirador. This floral one is blue and white.
More table tiles and one all pretty in blue. Please visit Sally soon and share your favorite blue too.

Nick comes home for a short visit during their Fall Break. Pray for safe travels. We are excited to see him.

Even my bible verse is bordered with blue today!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Surprises", "Treasures" and "Unusual" Events

I am sad! I don't like to see my friend Jenny not being 100 percent! I hate that she has had so many health issues.  I want these doctors to fix her and make her feel better. She had pneumonia and that stuff is awful. Two of our girls had it, when they were young. Noelle at age 7 and Rebekah at age 9. I remember Rebekah telling us that she had never felt so awful and even after the symptoms went away, she was weak and tired. Noelle had the same issues.. Except her cough would not subside.  I wish she would think back to that time, because she is a hard core smoker and I worry about her good health. Jenny is a treasure to me just like my own phamily. I love knowing her, had the pleasure of spending a few brief moments with her in Arizona in 2011. She and her hubby Mr. Jenny visited with us at Nick's cross country meet and it was a joy to meet them.
To me friends are like wonderful surprises. Sometime you have friends that are near and you can call them and chat. You can enjoy a weekend breakfast or lunch with them. Other friends are far away. You can chat at Face Book, write long newsy letters and if you want to surprise them, you can take a trip to visit them, no matter where they live.
I have a few friends like this! We will grow old and wrinkly and still be friends! I say this because Karen and I have known each other since we were in the playpen together. She is a colon cancer survivor and she lives in Idaho with her hubby these days. Lynette is the friend who crashed into me on her tricycle. we were three. Hee Hee. I get to see her occasionally because she lives about two hours from me. These old friends are treasures too.
I have some dear friends who became my pen pal when were mere teens. I have known Barbara (California), Jane (Indy) and Carol (Indy) since we were 13. Ah youth! Barbara and I have spent lots of wonderful times together. We both have excellent husbands and even had a Vegas vacation many years ago. What a treasure long distance friendships are. Jane and Carol and dear friends. They loved Peyton Manning and follow the Denver Broncos. That is unless Andrew Luck and the Colts are playing the Broncos! Football friends are treasures too.
"Unusual events". Only in Colorado. My sister-in-law Cheri posted this photo of Monarch Pass. Yes, it is snowing. We can have snowing in one moment and sunshine the next!
This is Loveland Pass. Courtesy of Channel 7  a local T.V> station. The high country is getting hammered with snow.

The morning sun rising. So pretty and calm. This was today.
Some hail before the sunshine returned. This was yesterday. I should have taken the photo of our front yard. Looked like snow!

 Now that I have caught up from the letter "S" added "T" for this week and went ahead with "U" for next week I have covered a lot! I hate missing this fun time so I hope you won't mind that I went backward and forward! ENjoy the week and please say a prayer for Miss Jenny.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

R is for "Ramblings"

Oh my, what a day! Many who know me well, know I love football! During the NFL season my phamily has a T.V.  blarring in nearly ever room! I watched it with my father as a child and now I enjoy it as well, with my phamily!
Now you know I am getting ready to ramble! Not rumble, just ramble! But I will showcase my favorite NFL team my hometown Denver Broncos! Don't you just love Peyton Manning? Aside from getting an unsportsman like conduct fine to the tune of $8,200 for uttering a profanity to a Houston Texan player, the guy is practically sainted. He is an all around great guy who even visits his old stomping grounds in Indy to promote a favorite charity he had there in connection with a Children's Hospital.
Tim Tebow was a Denver Bronco for a short while. He also spent a few months with the Patriots and the Jets. People were offended. Spouting God while he played ball!  Talking about his faith. Being a Christian! Well, perhaps we need a few more Tim Tebows. Oh, I am not saying there are not a handful of great guys playing in the NFL. Problem is, there seems to be more trouble!
Brandon Marshall, a former Bronco and current Chicago Bear made headlines today.  Someone came forward stating back in 2006 Marshall abused his daughter who refused to press charges. Said he promised to marry her since they were in the 8th grade! Yikes! Do I condone beating women? Heck no! But why now? Oh yea, because Adrian Peterson of the Vikings and Ray Rice former Raven are already in trouble for child beating and wife beating respectively. What the heck is going on? Perhaps the NFL needs to implement a criminal background check. They do a full background check to become a school teacher. Why not to make millions in the NFL?
Awww...we love Wes Welker in Denver. He is a former Patriot and "supposedly" good friend of Tom Brady the Patriots QB!  Brady apparently offered to give up some of his own salary to keep Welker from going to Denver. The friendship is fleeting as Brady had a few choice words for Welker and his run in with the law for using Adderall. Ok, I don't condone drug use but I do know that this drug, used for children labeled ADD and ADHD offers the reverse effect on adults. Makes you filled with energy. So if we want to get judgmental let's talk illegitimate children in pro sports in  general! Tom Brady has one, his first born son in fact from actress Bridget Moynahan.  He later married a super model and lives a luxurious  lifestyle. So let's stop the name calling!
I hate to start naming names and then find out my heroes also have secret lives but there are some decent guys in the NFL. Lots of folks think Phillip Rivers, QB for the San Diego Chargers has too  many children! well, first of all he can afford it and two he is married to his middle school sweetheart!  Can you say, aw....a love story! Jay Cutler, a former Bronco and current QB for the Chicago Bears dislikes the media! In fact, he runs from them like he's running from the plague and he has a bad rap as a result. Jay likes his private life private and his team efforts just that! He was born in Santa Claus, Indiana. Just a little FYI in case you were interested! There are some good guys in the NFL, RG3 from the Redskins (which by the way will be sued by a congressman because they refuse to change their offensive name!)  No RG3 was married in Denver this summer! Aw.....There is Alex Smith  QB for the Chiefs.  He has a charity that sends foster teens to college. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers.  Studious in college. Kind hearted in the NFL.

Feel free to add your own favorites if you choose. My ramblings go on for a moment to say what if we scrutinized politicians this way? Or bankers? Insurance companies? Ah ha! I knew I touched a nerve. It is something to ponder.....

Monday, September 15, 2014

Love is..../Blue Monday

I needed a back rub tonight. We had a hectic day at my office.  So I am super late putting this up but I will send it over to Sally to share my favorite blues from this weekend with everyone. I love this little Love is... too. I miss the days when more people put their favorite Love is...up.
Our little grandson Jayden celebrated his third birthday this weekend. He loves Buzz and Woody from Toy Store. His cake definitely was touched with blue.
, Tarrah's mom, bought Jayden this cute diner. I see some blue here too. This boy was busy putting his pizza in the oven! He is smart and has a wonderful imagination.
Here is Buzz Lightyear hanging around the picnic pavilion at the park. I noticed he has a touch or two of blue on his space uniform.
His grandpa Scott bought him this cool scooter with matching elbow and knee pads and helmet! That helmet was striking with blue!

Say hello to the all the blues today. I will be catching up with everyone this week.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

P's and Q's for Ms. Jenny and Beverly at Pink Saturday

One of these days  I am hoping I will have more leisure time so I can create and post my thoughts in a timely fashion! Today I am combining last week's "P" for Ms. Jenny with this week's "Q".  I am also adding my Pink Saturday post here too. I really admire Jenny and Beverly, for their dedication to these weekly posts. They have done a really amazing job keeping these running for a long time. I hope we continue them for a long time to come.

I have combined my "P" for Princess  for Jenny with pink for Beverly.  I love these buttons I find at Face Book or that people share with me.

Ah, young  ladies today should follow this simple message!

LOL! I Just think this is too funny! I am not sure I know anyone brave enough to go to work, even on casual Friday, dressed in this manner! But I do love the tiara!

Ah.....the tiara! I think most girls dream of having one of these!

I have looked like this many days, laugh out loud, but I truly need to get a haircut! I feel like "Cousin It" from the Addams Family T.V. I just haven't found the time to cut my hair!

I love "Queenisms", I am learning to follow some of these and take care of me. I am always taking care of everyone else and  there is nothing left for me.

I thought Princesses and Queens would be a great combination for Alphabe Thursday!

Please visit Jenny and Beverly soon and lots of their followers too.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Prayer requests for  my phamily please. Some difficulties that require prayer. Prayers for those who are suffering around the world and being persecuted for their faith.