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Monday, January 16, 2017

Words to Ponder

This made me smile and laugh all together! I hope you stopped by Sandee's  and join the Aw....Mondays fun! do you remember the silly popular song from a few years ago, "I Like Big Butts And I Can Not Lie?" It was silly and I see where this photo got that idea for this caption. Rose is very friendly to Leo. He is a big dog and she is a small cat. She is picky about who her close friends are. 

If we are lucky enough to see it, a blue moon will appear next on January 31,2018. I love these photos especially because after my mammogram today and lovely breakfast cooked up by the hubby, he took me to see the movie Hidden Figures. It is an excellent movie and I would see it if you haven't already. It is about the NASA Space Program and the African-American women who worked it in. Wow! All the math you need to send someone into space. It boggles my mind! I hope you will see this movie. I had hoped to stop by and say hello to Jeanne at Blue Monday but she is still without internet and it could be two months before they have it again! I will still share my blue moon and hope you mark your calendar for January 31, 2018.
Love is...sometime doing silly things together. Today we had frigid temps and a snowy morning. We almost did not make it out of our appointment parking lot. Everything in lots of older neighborhoods are up a hill and down a winding road. Not great for icy roads and cars slipping and sliding about! But we made it out alive and we are grateful!  So we came home and finished clearing our walks. The city wants them done by nine a.m. but while the snow was still falling, what is the point, seriously? We make the best of these cold and snowy days. I am very grateful all the kids got back and forth to their jobs without incident. At least the sun came up and melted lots of the street snow. Our driveway  start up that driveaway or slide back out on the street! Ah...the joys of snow and living your whole life in it!

Oh Maxine, you are crabby and yet you can make me laugh! Maxine, created by a gentleman, is something else!
Some favor words to share with you here.  Knowledge is power but if you have character you will earn respect.

Bruce Lee was a favorite of my hubby. He fought for Asians to have a voice in Hollywood and not be reduced to merely the hired help alongside the star of the T.V. series he starred in, The Green Hornet. He was so much more than just a martial arts expert. Many people do not know very much about him. It is sad he passed away so young. My hubby still has his Jeet Kun Do book about the martial arts he founded.  He was very talented. What a great loss .
Our country needs to stop the hatefulness and come together and make our nation great again. This says it best.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Vintage Pink and God's Goodness

I love these vintage kitchen appliances. Do you prefer pink or the turquoise?
This kitchen is something! I think I would change the paint and back
splash and tile! I think some pretty cherry cabinets or bright white ones would look lovely. I like all these vintage looks.. Stop by Pink Saturday and wish Beverly and some Pinkies a Happy New Year bathed in pink goodness.
Beautiful skies bathed in pink and purple and shades of blue over Hawaii. Perfection.
All that pink goodness over the waters of Hawaii. God's artwork at it's finest.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Laughter is Good Medicine

Up with the chickens on this bitter cold and snowy day. The beauty of snow is deceiving. forget about that path I dug to the kids cars and for the mail carrier. Ha! It's gone, replaced by mounds of fresh, heavy glistening snow. I think God really does have an extremely strange sense of humor, He makes us enjoy this white stuff because he sprinkles glitter on it and makes us sit back and think, He is really in charge of us isn't He? I shot this from my front door at 6:33 A.M. The hubby was making a driveway path to barrel out of and I was cleaning the walk ways.
My honey had to trudge through the white stuff and drive himself to the bus. Those days of driving with all the crazies are over for me! It snows, I stay inside! I like it that way! Rebekah works at the Denver Tech Center so she had to drive to her bus and transfer to the light rail. Hannah's preschool is open for business, most other schools are shut down today. Once the snow clears enough to go out, I do believe I will go to DQ but I am a "Buster Bar" girl! I have fond memories of my old friend Sandy Fleming telling me that they had to make those by hand when she was a teen working at her local DQ! That's why I love them so much, reminiscing about the days when kids worked hard and grew up to be responsible adults. Life changes too quickly.

I hear the US is pretty much in a deep freeze. Elsa might be mad at all of us! She has too much cold power!
I could not resist this one!
Or this one either!
My crafty grand girl Christal made these awesome Bronco Snow People!  She made Noelle the Dallas Cowboy Snow People too. I love you and Alex and the kids Christal! Thank you!
They also gave us their beautiful phamily photo on the right side. I love my phamily!
Jeremy is very blessed, he is able to work from his home. Bandit decided this was a great makeshift bed to rest in! The old gent will turn 16 years old April 29, 2017 which happens to fall one day before the first anniversary of Jeremy and Brittany's wedding! Time travels so quickly.
Nick is suppose to be peeling my potatoes so we can make Potato Cheese Soup. we bought extra loaves of bread too so we can add some crusty goodness to our lunch and dinner today. The hubby made green chili and it is delightful too.
He also prepared a batch of homemade refried beans for tostadas and smothered burritos. Oh we have so much good food to eat in this cold weather!
There is nothing like the real deal, homemade!
Maxine is not a huge fan of snow either! But she isn't a fan of much of anything is she?

I am suppose to be getting my jewelry ready for my January clearance sale. I want to ring in the new year with a huge sale on all the pretty bling rings! I also have so much additional jewelry and need to make way for new pieces headed my way next week. I am offering a big sale. I plan to add a Face Book page and invite folks to come over and shop this sale! I am so happy because I won $150 in new jewelry for beating my best month! It was November and I worked extra hard to make this happen. Now to pick out what new pieces I want...hmmmm..... working extra hard with this awesome company is more fun than work! Playing with jewelry is the best!

Yesterday was the 16th birthday my momma spent in heaven. I love this poem, it says so much. But yesterday was a tough mentally challenged day for me. So I did not post anything. If she were here, momma would say:
My momma could comfort me anytime and anyplace. I think it is sad so many do not love their mothers the very best.
My momma had God on her mind everyday and every moment of her life. She would gently remind me, others time she would just tell me, if praying hard doesn't seem to be working, pray harder! Jenny Matlock, a dear friend, painted these words on a piece of wood for me. Life is hard, pray harder!
Until tomorrow, take care my friends and thank you faithful folks so come here just because you care.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Word for 2017 and Other Shares

Kindness is the word I have chosen for 2017. A New year, a new start to wipe the slate clean and start new beginnings.
I am not much for making promises of diet and exercise but I will try to keep active and eat some fresh foods in 2017. Otherwise I really want to write in my blog more frequently and post at Instagram. Face book is so liberal and so many angry souls there. I am trying to get away from it more and more. So I will try to use kindness more and more. The world is in dire need of it.
I hope you stop by Sandee's  and share your favorite Aw....Mondays post too! Friends consoling friends because they got a cat! You can not make this stuff up! I love it!
September 6, 2015. This is one of the blue sky shots I am sharing here. Stop by and say hello to Jeanne at Blue Monday.
These were blue skies and fluffy clouds when Nick attended Cowley College in Ark City, Kansas. Lots of wide open spaces, something we don't have much of here these days.
A favorite find from the running days when Nick ran competitively. I collected so many quotes.  Lots of amazing photos and many stats of great runners. It all starts by putting one foot in front of the other.
I keep hearing many of us will be in the deep freezer in the upcoming weeks. Maxine is gearing up!

Auntie Ang and me about 1955. My folks had a beautiful front yard. Dad took pride in his yard and those trees that stood on either side of the front sidewalk. I am sad when I see the condition of my once beautiful phamily home. They even tore out the link link fence and replaced it with a rickety old wooden fence. These photo s make me smile about the way things were.
Auntie Ang in May, 1978, probably getting ready to celebrate Uncle Louie's big birthday in May 1970. Although she and Uncle Louie had no children of their own, they sure loved all the kids in my maternal phamily. All the cousins spent a lot of time together and enjoyed riding in the backseat of Uncle's car. He would treat us to the Dairy Delux and take us for rides out in the country. Good times and happy memories.
Uncle Louie with his younger brother Tony (left). Tony perished in a mining accident with their dad in February 1927.
Uncle Louie at his May 8th birthday bash back in 1970. He was a remarkable man.
A perfect verse for the first day of 2017. Happy New Year to all!
My Denver Broncos missed the playoffs this year. It is the first time since 2011. But instead of enjoying their win over the Raiders as their head coach steps down due to health problems, we have to listen to all the negative chatter about a player getting into a tiff with another player and now they want to throw criminal charges at the Bronco. All I know is these guys are human. They laugh, they win, they get hurt and yes they lose their temper. Last year when Josh Norman, the former Panther got into a hassle with Giants Odell Beckham Jr. only Beckham was suspended. Some teams get away with cheap shots and others are penalized for every single step they take. If you choose to use these guys as role models that is your business. But play fair all the way around. The expression,  "to each his own" holds so true for pro sports today. We have the politically correct crowd, we have the haters, the football lovers. No one wants to get along. Everyone wants to sling mud and judge everyone else. No one ever looks at the finger pointing and sees their own fingers pointing back at them. Just some random football thoughts. #ilovefootball #respect #broncoscountryorangeandblue #toomanypoliticsnomorefun

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Gleaners and Other Thoughts for 2017

When I was a child my folks had this painting hanging in our living room. I loved the painting. It was painted by Jean Francois Millet. The French middle class did not like this painting as it depicted the poor "gleaning" the wheat which fell to the ground. I still love it and recently purchased a framed copy of it. As soon as we decide where we would like to hang it, I will snap a photo and share it here.
Here are my folks holding Noelle, the first born of our five siblings. She was just a few days old in December, 1975. This time of year makes me remember my wonderful parents and the happy childhood I shared with them because they were such kind parents. It is always hard to get through the holiday season without them on my mind.
My phamily Christmas 2016. It was a good day. Lots of food and friends with phamily. Our grandson Andrew brings his cousin Robert and this year brought a UPS co worker Davon who shared dinner with us. It was the first Christmas for Jeremy and Brittany as husband and wife. Harrison enjoyed his first Christmas.  Addy enjoyed the company of these phamily cousins too . Cousins Jayden and Michael as well as Jaslin, Alexis and Devon had many good memories. I think we had 27 around two dining tables this year. We keep growing and my folks would smile and love it. Dad always loved the little ones and mom loved cooking, no matter who came to dinner.
Christmas 1993, Oh how they grow up too quickly.

Look at my daddy with his pretty red tie! He was so happy! He loved phamily and we were always together with them all on Christmas.  Mom is on your far right and second row. Uncle Tom Binder is the jester in the brown vest making smiles all around. Gosh I miss them all so much.
Steve is the host of Friday Felines. I got in just under the wire! Love these silly felines! But they are all wishing you a Happy New Year too!

 I am hopeful that 2017 will be a beautiful year filled much goodness, many blessings and good health. Those are our prayers each day. Happy New Year to all and I am hoping to post here and at my Instagram page and Face Book too. I may post here as often as I am able. I will share photos at Instagram and always favorite Scriptures at Face Book. Be safe, be happy and stay healthy in 2017! May God sprinkle many blessings on your lives. Thank you for sticking by my side in 2016.