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Monday, March 20, 2017

N is for ......

Late for my Monday date! But I am here! I chose "N" for nerdy! Gosh I love nerdy stuff! One of my favorites is here:
Tell Sandee hi and join the fun  sharing favorite furry friends and such for Aw...Mondays/
Maybe nerdy think tank guys are your thing. Love those awesome glasses! I bet the folks at Aw...Mondays will smile.
A favorite nerdy find on pinterest.
Genius nerds on Scorpion, the T.V. series, their boss and a pretty waitress, mother of a genius nerd kid!

Even Science nerds can't quantify love.

One of the most brilliant nerds in the world, confined to a wheelchair and struck down at a very young age with a deadly disease that took everything but his mind from him.
Hello Blue Monday. I lost my link to our Blue Monday. But I am sharing here. Hello blue lovers.
My Monday was not blue! Nick is home for Spring break, he wanted to have breakfast at the Original Pancake House. So we drove across town for some fun breakfast food. We must look hungry, as we waited for our food the waitress said "Compliments of the cook"! and gave us this delicious apple pancake. We still have over half of it to share.  The Original Pancake House can make your Blue Monday really yummy.

God has been blessings us with beautiful weather. We have not had much snow this winter but we can get it late, as in Mother's Day,  If people were not careless and did not start fires in the open when it is so dry we would not have these awful fires.
People today yammer on about the environment and global warming yet they do nothing to prevent these wicked forest fires. As kids we had Smokey the Bear and  he kept us respectful of the earth.
We also had Woodsy the Owl and he kept us clean while we were outdoors, never littering. Today I see people constantly on the roadways picking up trash. So much self centerness today, It is very sad.
Have a happy week!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday's Are Fun

Aw...Mondays Stop by Sandee's  and share your favorite Aw....Mondays feline, furry friend and other animals.
The Alphabet Day letter is "M" for Memories. With Nick getting ready to graduate from the Kansas Wesleyan University,  I am looking at all the memories stored away inside my heart. I am sharing my favorite Nick memory, or at least one of many.

I took this picture at the Margaret Carpenter Open Spaces. It is Nick's tree. It was a tiny litle thing in 2008 when Nick first ran many races at this open space. We would sit under the tree and watch the runners zip past us. This tree is such a beautiful memory. Here it is in the Summer with the sun shining on it:
There is so much more shade these days when the leaves are gracing this tree but look at the sun shining on our favorite tree. It will always hold a special place in my heart. It is perfect for Blue Monday too with the sky coloring the background of this memory tree.
When Nick ran throughout middle school, high school and all his college years, I would take the numbers on his bib and find Scripture to compliment those numbers. God never let me down and He always gave me encouragement. Nick keeps those bibs along with his running shoes. His closet is bursting with old running shoes and some of those have amazing memories too.
I love trees in open spaces and forests, every tree in our yard has given us some sort of difficulty. So when I saw this Love is...I just had to smile. For whatever reason, God gives us trees everywhere.
A little Monday humor to make you smile. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekend Fun

The letter "L" today is for the word "Letters". I love a handwritten card and letter. People do not take the time to send thoughtful, well thought out wishes to people today. Everyone resorts to email and rushes through the wish without a lot of thought.
I thought I would add these pretty pink touches for Pink Saturday. I really love pink ,how about you?
I keep lots of lovely handwritten mail. my folks and in-laws are all gone along with my favorite Auntie Ang, yet I have dozens of cards and notes they sent me and my phamily throughout the years. Those, folks, are precious memories, you can not recreate. "The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost." G.K. Chesterton quote.

Oh Maxine, you are so sassy! But I need to stop hibernating and take off some winter weight too! It won't make me less smart, (wink wink).
I will see you later this evening when I join the Monday meme's. Have a beautiful SONday

Monday, March 6, 2017

Aw......Mondays/K is for.../Blue Monday/Love is.../

Aw...Mondays please stop by and tell Sandee hi! She is one of the most incredibly kind and sweet ladies and a terrific hostess. I have participated in so many meme's but Sandee is a real genuine lady and never ignores her participates. She is followed by so many kind folks that you need to stop by and join everyone. This quote is my favorite and that kitty reminds me of my own Mr. Kitty.
Snoopy is a smart pup. He knows how to enjoy life.
"Keep" is a great word to use for my Alphabet Day K word. Kindness is another one and Kisses along with Hugs for all those you truly love.

Always give kindness.

Tomorrow I will travel to see my sister Mary. She lives about 120 miles away from me. We will go to lunch and visit. Noelle and Roger are taking my honey and me! We are having cold weather with brutal winds and dry ground cover in the city and fire dangers are high.  I am praying we make our trip safely. We always have lunch at the Mill Shop. They serve awesome Mexican food and it has a name that is associated with its surroundings, near the C F and I Steel Corp. They are closed on the weekends so we have to carefully plan a trip to eat their  yummy food.
These are all my blues today. When someone wants to discuss politics with me I simply say, I trust God and His Word is true.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday is Filled with Baseball, Joy, Pink, Ed Sheeran and Stuff

Baseball is here and soon the new season will open and fill the air with Springtime, listening to the crack of the bat and good old fashioned fun! I love baseball.
I wish you were here with me dad, but just for the goods things, like baseball. Otherwise I would never wish you back to our messed up world.
Barbie has always been a favorite of mine. I have collected her as an adult because as a child all my Barbie's were passed down to the younger nieces and I don't have those anymore. My late sister Pat and my late cousin Audrey made so many beautiful clothes for Barbie. My sister handed beaded a wedding dress and Audrey crocheted beautiful outfits for my Barbies. What terrific memories I have.
Today Barbie is petite, tall, curvy and she has lots of hairstyles and clothing,  You can visit Pink Saturday and see more pink there.
You can own a pink Barbie house too. I have so much Barbie furniture I need a bigger house!

Ed Sheeran is the same age as my youngest son. His music is very beautiful. I admire talent like his. 
His talent is incredible and he sings a variety of beautiful music. I can have the worst day and his music can makes me smile.
He is a smart young fellow. 
Snoopy is a Joyful character! He is a comic favorite. so today I decided to use the word JOY as my alphabet choice for the letter J.
The past week has been a less than joyful one and I try to find joy in it. So here is a favorite verse from the Book of James.
Before I close I want to ask for some prayers. My friend Linda recently lost her husband. She is experiencing great sadness, please pray. Annie and Jade headed to Beijing in China to finalize the adoption of Miss Cutie "Edie Joy". They are going to take her home to Illinois where their other three kiddos are patiently waiting for their new sister. Like her sister Ollie Faith, Edie Joy is a Downs Syndrome kid. Brother Everett and big sig sis Aubrie are excited for their new sister. Please pray for this phamily. They are amazing and awesome. Annie use to blog at The House That Jade Built and you can catch up on their faith, phamily and fun there.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"I" is for .....Welcome March and the World of Tea

I feel Spring in the air! Icy cold drinks like sweet tea and lemonade will fill our days and the weather will warm!
It is still cold outside and we usually get hit with a big snowstorm in March. It is hard to begin planting until around Mother's Day and two years in a row we got snow on Mother's Day! I found these two peeking out from the cold earth this morning. I went to stand up my frog who protects the garden. He is sort of a garden gnome. I found these buds shooting up.

Since I is my letter today I was thinking of snow and icicles. I also had an idea and was going to attempt to redo a French Provencial chest of drawers and  a matching nightstand. I was thinking of using chalk paint. Let me know if you have any ideas to share.  What is your favorite "I" word share.

This tiny blue bird reminds me of Springtime. March is a difficult month for me. My oldest sister Pat had a March 27 birthday which is also the day I was informed, in 1987, that our unborn daughter Rachel had perished in utero. My niece Sarah who left this earth too soon was also a March birthday girl. But my nephew Ryan and several good friends share March as their birth month so I smile more these days. It is a reminder that my favorite feline BFF Boots left this life after a brief but devastating illness. I like to remember those who left before me in a happy way and never forget the beautiful memories I shared with them all.
If you were nearby we could share a teapot shaped cookie and a hot cup of tea or perhaps even coffee together. If you love tea and even coffee come join Stephanie for her 10th annual Teacup/Mug Exchange. If you do not have a blog you can join anyway! She is a beautiful lady and a very gracious hostess. I hope you will come join the fun but hurry over there is a limited amount of time to join the fun!
Enjoy your day and this new month too.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Fun Day

His for Happy! I wanted to share  a happy post today and that H in the Alphabet was fitting. Also handsome, handy, hilarious and heart felt. All wonderful H shares.

The groom looks perplexed! The bride look as though her Vera Wang gown did not fit! You know they say, you don't wear Vera Wang, Vera Wang wears you!
The dogs look like they are in love. He looks proud and she is thinking how did she get so lucky catching Mr. Right? I bet Sandee at Aw...Mondays will find the perfect pet wedding here today.

A little wedding poem. I bet the folks at  Blue Monday will enjoy it. Because Jeanne is taking a vacation, forgive me for not having the link to our current hostess.

I never tire of these Love is... now I have more reason to love them. Our middle daughter Rebekah got engaged this weekend. Although we all knew and she was totally clueless. Last Monday our future son-in-law asked for our blessing. It was so emotional and so wonderful. We love Zach already so he will fit right in with all of all of us.

The sparkly and beautiful engagement ring.
The happy couple.
We will happily start planning a wedding as soon as they decide on their perfect date.