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Friday, November 16, 2018

CHRISTmas Bucket List

Monday, October 8, 2018

I'm A LIttle Sad Today

Sorry my photos are not perfect the way I planned but considering I am indoors on a cold and rainy Monday with ten pets. Mr. Kitty is on a weigh loss plan, Rose is on a kidney disease plan and  Bandit just needs full attention.

I shot these random shots and tried to clean them up. No such luck with this band of feline and canine friends. So stop by Aw.......Mondays and enjoy some smiles.
These puppies are growing so much and they hate the cold so they have to be coaxed to go outside while wearing their fashionable sweaters to stay warm. Loki is gaining weight and he is a very independent fellow. He likes to lead the pack. The smallest yet mightiest.
Wouldn't it be grand if people behaved and let everyone be entitled to their own opinion? Peace is what I prefer along with Quiet too!
Ha Ha Ha! I'm not interested in celebrity stars, in fact most of them annoy me. Act or go into politics. No one needs your opinion and anyone voting because celebrities suggest their favorite candidates, oh brother! That is sad!
I never seem to get through the alphabet without something stopping me. So I Am going to start with the first three letters of this series on Alphabet Soup for the Soul.
Some Granny Smith Apples still on the tree. Do you know there are about 7500 varieties of apples worldwide? About 100 varieities grow commercially in the US.About 2500 grow throughout the US including Michigan and Washington state.
Apple humor although I think people need to limit their children on electronics. It is a sad world when kids are buried in some electronic device.
I still love basbeall but if it starts to go the way of the NFL and other sports where too many cry baby overpaid players whine continually then I will find something more intelligent to do.
Sad our Colorado Rockies lost their playoff bid but grateful to see them go as far as they did. I will root for my beloved New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. This gives my sister and I something to chat about and boy can we chat away!

My father would have loved the Colorado Rockies but his heart always belonged to the Yankees.
I am experiencing baseball withdrawls already. It's hard to understand unless you have the opportunity to be at the ballpark and watch your favoriute players play the game.
C is for candy, a sweet treat that will be filling bags for children all across our country in a few short weeks. Do you like candy? Do you have a favorite?
Candy humor.
Love this verse. Made me smile on this rainy Monday.
A smiling devoted Bronco fan. He is happy even though they have been losing. His cute shirt says " I drool orange and blue, Broncos".
Harrison is an artist and a cowboy. He lives in a super cool house these days with lots of land to roam and animals to see. My oh my he is growing up too quickly. But he will be a big brother come CHRISTmas.
Today is a federal holiday. It is funny all the comotion about this day yet many of those same people take it off with pay. I remember it fondly because I was about 10 when I learned a lot about politics. My auntie Mima catered the Columbus Day dinners. It was fun to make a few dollars by helping out. I set up the tableware as it was a sit down dinner back then that consisted of the best homemade fried chicken and spaghetti and meatballs. Although she was my dad's oldest sister and the second to last to pass away she married an Italian and she cooked like a dream. I met my favorite Colorado governor at one of these events , Dick Lamm. His predictions about the immigration crisis are coming true. He was a very brilliant man and I still pour over so many of his writing.
I'm going to have an apple as a snack and head over to read some Aw.....Mondays blog posts. I challenge anyone who use to blog to please come back and do it. I want to thank Michele Luttrell for this awesome windmill post. I love this and my hubby loves a windmill. It was one of his favorite things from his childhood.

Sunday, September 30, 2018


Where does time go? My goodness it flies away sort of like the leaves starting to fall from the trees.
I want to use kindness. Our past few weeks have been littered with so much hate from inside our government. It is a sad sad situation for our country. a female friend of mine was badly injured while serving in the U.S.Army. She is so disgusted she feels like she fought for what? For hatefulness? I make a point to remind her that many appreciate her service and I am very sorry for the chronic pain she deals with. But without people who love this country that they go out and fight for it, we would be in an even more dire situation. Thank a soldier or sailor, mariner, marine, thank them all who had the courage to serve our country.
Live and let God, my mother did and each day I try. It is hard to let go and let Him guide your way but it is the way to a better place after this old world fades away.
Me and my girls Noelle, Rebekah and Hannah at Guanella Pass enjoying the changing colors of the aspen trees.

When I saw these trees all I could say was "Hello God". He sure makes everything beautiful for us.
We were at 1Up last night to celebrate my grandson Andrew and his birthday. We have a good friend who tends bar there, Bret. It is a fun bar filled with every imaginable video game like old school Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man and my all my time favorite old fashioned pin ball machines. We wore our Blake Street Bombers t shirt since the bar is across the street from Coors Field, home of our Colorado Rockies.
The birthday boy and his bride.
The 1Up bar where you can have just about anything including a sassy little drink called an "Otter Pop" which my daughter Hannah sampled. It tasted like a popsicle.
Brody is growing up so fast too. He is a semi serious fellow. we sure love spending time with him.
They call it the good life for a reason. PaPa and Brody taking a cat nap.


Checking in here. I am sad I have had so much going on I have not been able to blog. But wanted to stop in and ask for a favor.

A fellow blogger, and one we miss dearly because he has had a lot of health issues has updated me with what is going on these days.
Karl a/k/a Iggy has a wonderful blog. He has been away way too long but he has had health issues and he recently sent me an update.
I love sending cards and encouraging others. I love to sit down and write nice letters. I belong to a wonderful encouragement group. I recently asked them to please send cards to my friend Karl because he was having a lot of problems getting his health in order.
I am a worrier by nature as my father before me was too. But I try really hard to let it go and give it to God. So everyone sent encouragement and prayed for Karl. He said he is getting a bit stronger and able to do a few things he hasn't been able to do recently. He was grateful for all the cards and prayers and wishes to thank each person individually. He said his doctor had changed his pain medication to one that seems to work and he is able to tolerate it without horrible side effects. He had not been able to get up and walk in over a week and was able to do this with a change in medication. He is very cautionously hopeful that the worst of this ordeal is over.
Prayer works and I am grateful for all those who sent Karl encouragement and prayed for him. I am always grateful to share with anyone who would like to send encouragement too. Just e mail me . You never know when you are the only thing brighten someones day.
I speak from experience. Prayer works, it is the best armor against all trials and I have had days when nothing seemed to go right and I felt so useless and a card came in the mail and someone made my day. Trust me, kindness and encouragement are a terrific team!
Please pray for Lauren and Wil. They went to the hospital to deliver their twin sons and tragedy struck. Carter was stillborn. He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. Dylan was 6 lbs. 8 oz. and he lived for 7 days in the NICU. His parents were able to love him and hold him until he passed away in his mothers arms. They were told he had suffered  catastrophic brain damage. There were no signs prior to his birth. Even in the death of their sons these parents found out that Dylan was approved as a heart valve donor. This will prevent two families from suffering this same devastation. Lauren is a LuLa sister to my sweet NC friend Tracy Freeman and there is a go fund me page as well as a PayPal donation site too.
Pray for Don, he sees doctors at the VA Hospital in NC and they found two spots on his lungs and they are thinking cancer. He has beaten the odds before. Please pray.
Pray for Lou in Florida. We all know cancer stinks and she is going through a difficult journey right now. Thank you.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Green Green Grass of Home

Our backyard was a muddy mess in the rainy and snowy weather. We seem to never have the time, effort or cash to complete the lawn. Well, with the newlyweds help we all worked very hard to make our new lawn look . It is amazing how hard work can transformed a dusty, rocky soil into lush green.
The hubby and middle decided to add a mini fence around our giant tree in the backyard and we had previously added the natural mini fence last year around the tall bush that attracts many a beautiful butterfly.
Mini fences add some charm.

"Look ma, my hands are filthy from working in the ground."
These newlyweds along with my hubby and youngest daughter Hannah lifted these sod rolls to magically transform our yard.
It's so beautiful. I forgot to take a snapshot of the grass planted under my clothesline. It felt good today to hang out our sheets to dry and step on green goodness.
Job 28:24 explains this all so nicely.

Friday, August 24, 2018


For my son-in-law Zach. Hope this is birthday is memorable.
You know I could not resist! Canada + Hockey = eh! HaHaHa! Corny I know but I sure miss my hubby's former co worker Harold who use to say "eh"! I bet you didn't guess he was born in Canada.
If you know my son-in-law, you know is a one whole minute older than his twin sister Alexa. Yes, today is her birthday too.

His birthday cake.
Hawaii, 6/18 at Diamond Head Outlook. It was hot and humid after their hike.
Zach was our driver heading to Carbondale in February this year. It is becoming a phamily affair. The hubby and I were not stressed and not worrying about the drive. Zach got a last minute upgrade and we were riding in true style. Look at my silly Rebekah. she was the sign watchers.
Zach and ALexa having birthday fun with their mom and brother and sweethearts too.
The twins enjoying birthday shenanigans!