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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Happy Tuesday and Tuesday Show and Tails

This is Nikita. She is our niece Leah's little momma pup. She is a rescue. Someone was going to leave her on the side of the road , a road that was super busy. So Leah took her home. She has some puppies and they are all happily living together. Nikita is a great watch dog. She watches that front door but she also likes to nap in the sun. I thought she would be perfect for Happy Tuesday and of course, Tuesday show and Tails. Someday maybe Angela will return to her blog and host this fun Tuesday hop.
Oh Maxine, we are all getting older. This was too cute not to share.
We are trying to get some tomato plants to produce some delicious food. But this was cute too.
I don't fret over this world. I belong to Jesus and His world. I Pray He returns soon.
We saw the gorgeous sunset last night returning home from the airport. Nick was out of town and we picked him up at the airport.  The sky was brilliant.
This chubby girl cracks me up wearing her bikini proudly.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Aw....Mondays and More

Aw...Mondays Mister Kitty certainly prefers biting. He is a strange cat, sometimes so sweet , other times he is plain ornery. We just have become use to his ways. He is a strange feline but there are times he is so cute it is hard not to love him.
This Love is...made me smile he first time I saw it.  I love to share it over and over again especially when people today are so uncertain of so much. 
I am not a theologian but I  know, peace will reign when Christ returns.
This past weekend we spent the day sorting through over 500 letters written between my late in-laws when he was in the Navy during WWII. Our daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah and Zach read some of them out loud. Our niece Leah put them in order and scanned all of them, some 4, 5 and 6 pages long. It took her a long time to do that project. We were so grateful for her hard work because it was a long process.
We spent the day having good memories of my hubby's sweet parents. Lucy, his sister and her girls, Jamie and Leah cooked up a storm. It was a wonderful day spent relaxing and enjoying good fellowship with relatives. 
This was one of two yummy pies Lucy baked. This one was a Lemon Blueberry. Lucy nearly lost her life in a terrible car accident with a drunk driver two years ago. It is wonderful to being sharing all this time with her and some of her phamily too.
My father-in-law had saved an article about a local Pueblo boy, Marty Servo who made it big as a boxer. On the flip side of the newspaper article from January 19, 1951 was this small article about a potato protest.   It is funny as my sister-in-law lives near Greeley, Colorado. My in-laws saved so many priceless momentos.
My in-laws in an undated photo.

Lucy made grilled chicken breasts and stuffed shells and a lovely salad. Leah prepared a batch of fresh salsa. it was delicious. We loved spending the day all together.
Sunset yesterday on our way home from the airport. Nick was out of town and we picked him up. The sky was spectacular.
I had to share this meme. My late uncle Louie he was a character driving as he got older. He would yell out the window at people lolly gagging at green lights and also was quite bold telling them how it really was. My hubby and I laughed out loud. He has a bad habit of turning into our driveway without signaling. I told him this was him, s silly old guy. HaHaHa!
July is coming our way. I hear people telling July to behave.  I like Snoopy's take on the months coming and going.

Friday, June 26, 2020

F R I D A Y

This is a "Grumpy Cat" face! Do you have a grumpy face? I sure do but not everyday! Stop by Feline Friday
Nick snapped this grumpy girl photo yesterday. Colton was driving him to the airport and Miss SHea was with her daddy. She was not a very happy camper. I think her strong will child personality has blossomed. Uh oh .....mom and dad in big trouble! I hope you visit Pink Saturday too.


Ellen and Lorianne host Friendly Fill Ins. Each of them contribute two of these questions. Please join the fun.

1. I almost__________________.
2. I finally__________________.
3. I find _________________very interesting.
4. I have my doubts about_______________.

Here are my answers:

1. I almost always try to keep in touch with my friend Bea who recently turned 90. She is a wealth of information and I treasure our 37 year friendship.

2. I finally finished a book I have been reading for 6 weeks. It is Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend. Her story was sad, during a time where Asians were treated poorly by the Hollywood elite.

3. I find Bruce Lee very interesting. Many people do no know how instrumental Bruce Lee was in gaining star recognition for Asians in movies and TV. Most think he was a martial arts expert. He valued his upbringing and heritage and made a way for people such as himself to be treated properly in Hollywood.

4. I have my doubts about the condition of this world to change. I stick by my faith. It will be what will get many through troubling times that are headed our way.

Stop by Joyce's to share some Hodge Podge today.

1. This time last year,where were you?

We were home enjoying the grands, enjoying barbeque's and having a good summer. I suppose much has changed but I don't notice it quite as much because I enjoy being home and close to so many I love. But we do love baseball and last year we saw many Colorado Rockie baseball games in person. With all the crazy rules I doubt that was the last time we ever saw one in person. Much has changed and many more important things to do to prepare for what will come our way. No time for the politics of the NFL and other sports. I am just not interested anymore but in my heart I will always love baseball because everything I Learned about it came from my father and he was a baseball lover at heart.


2. In honor of National Pink Day (June 23rd) tell us your favorite food or beverage. Was it on the menu at your house Wednesday? Do you like to wear the color pink? If we came to visit, would we find this color in your home decor?
I love pink lemonade and I Love salmon but neither one were on our menu for National Pink Day. I do have several pieces of pink clothing but not very much in the way of decorating these days. We do have many beautiful pink sky days though.
3. Stop and smell the roses, look through rose colored glasses, a rose by any other name, not all moonlight and roses, no rose without a thorn...,what rosy saying currently fits your life in some way. Explain.
No rose without a thorn. When Nick was born in 1993 the medical profession turned me every which way but loose. They wanted to drill into my head that I was old 38 pushing 39 when he was born. They wanted to frighten me into believing he would be born with a disability because the older you are the higher the risk of having a child with a disability. No matter what they told me, I stood on my faith! I had already survived three VP Shunt surgeries  in an 18 month period of time along with the losses of my father, two of my mom's two sisters and my Tata Rose  and our unborn daughter Rachel Lee, In the middle of all that I had Jeremy our oldest son and three years later Rebekah and three more years later Hannah so I had come to realize only God held my fate in His hands. I was sent to the hospital the day before Nick's birth. Oh they tried to wow  me with their medical know how as if I was too ignorant to understand. They forced me to spend an entire day and night at that hospital twiddling my thumbs waiting for a baby who clearly was not coming on their medical knowledge know how! So I was upset, furious that we would be stuck with a major medical bill, spending time in a hospital when medically there was no need for it! I was so angry when my husband left for the night, I yelled at God! I said I was sick and tired of the nonsense and He better have something to give me to let me know He was listening! I had my bible there and the pages opened to the verse I have hanging in our bedroom to this very day. " My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness." I was flabbergasted that God really heard me and gave me what I needed to get through the night. Although the doctors had become a thorn in my side, God gave me His word that all would be well. I had a good night's rest and even though Nick was not born until 4:00 o'clock that next afternoon, I learned to stop questioning God. He has been my rock and Jesus has held me up on more occasions than I could even recall.  I Know I must be a thorn in God's side yet His magnificent love for every human on this earth is often overlooked by people. He cares and loves each individual as if they were His only child. I will continue to have that occasional thorn in my side but somehow God turns everything into sweet smelling roses rather then annoying thorns in my side. 
4. Are you a reader? Do you tend to "read lighter" books in the summer months? Do you have a summer reading list? If so, give us a title or two.
Although I am searching for a copy of this book, it will probably go into my winter reading list. Since our youngest daughter married, and moved to Western New York I have collected several books about the area and various stories relating to Western NY.  I recently finished reading Anna May Wong: from Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend. I mentioned this earlier in this post but it was a difficult book to read and filled with so much racism and prejudices against Asians making films in the early 20th century. So instead I try to read lighter fare in the summer and have a fun book my friend Amanda, also a Westerner NY resident wrote about. It is called 
Amanda home schools her five children from ages 8 to 3 and this little book is filled with wonderful tips to share. Manners seems to be something of the past yet many of us still rely on instilling good manners in young children. It is a fun book to read. When all this chaos started I bought new copies of Chicken Little, The Little Red Hen and Heidi. The first two children's books fit the ways of our world perfectly and Heidi is just simply a lovely old story that I could reread as often as I have reread "To Kill A Mockingbird". Some good books are worth reading over and over again. I believe I have gone through five copies of Harper Lee's famous novel.  She was a real hero to me. Attending Catholic school, a summer reading list was a must! Before I finished high school I had read and reread many great classic's like Don Quixote, The Red Badge of Courage and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to name a few. I am grateful for a solid education which taught me the value of knowing not only my history, but the world's.

5. Share with us one rose and one thorn from your weekend.
A rose would be the wonderful birthday celebration we had for Rebekah as she turned 32 and a thorn would be hearing a dear blogging friend needed surgery, Grateful though, to know she is recovering well and that my friends, is why I pray.

6. Insert your own random thoughts here.
My hubby spent all his childhood summers on his grandparents farm. He loves windmills and I do too. I have hundred of photos of windmills from our five years of traveling across Kansas while Nick attended college, first in Ark City near the Oklahoma border and Salina home of the Kansas Wesleyan University. This shot was taken today as we took a wrong turn, gabbing in the car, heading to a Wal-Mart we rarely visit.  I was able to catch this shot. I also saw a high school pal has a windmill in her backyard in her Idaho home thanks to her hubby's hard working putting it all together for her, Now I need a windmill too. But seriously, I have asked the hubby to get one for our yard. 



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thankful Thursday


Do you have a favorite food? I think my top favorites  are bacon, cheesecake, fresh fruit and salmon. On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful currently to enjoy many delicious kinds of food. I hope you will share yours too.
Tiramisu Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I do have a cheesecake form so I am going to attempt to be like my mom and make a cheesecake from scratch once we get cooler weather.

 Rebekah created this fruit baby carriage for Jacey's  baby shower. She did a really nice job and the fruit was wonderful. Miss Shea Avery Marie was the guest of honor because she couldn't wait to be born closer to her June due date. She arrived on May 19th.
Rebekah and Zach make a good team and make the best salmon with creamy dill sauce. I enjoy all these food, some more than others and hope you share some of yours too.
This is Franklin's grin. I told you he had a rough life before Jake rescued him so he has much to smile about today.  He and Hannah are good pals and he is a bit spoiled too.

Wordless Wednesday and More

Hello Wednesday!
We are in for another hot day! I would like to see some rain. Please pray for rain. So many areas are in need of rain.
I feel like Snoopy when the weather is too hot. I  sure miss our pool. I am hopeful, God willing, next year if we can, we can put it up again.
If you are married isn't this true? If you can't have some fun in marriage why be married at all?
Baby Shea decided to be peace and quiet! She is so content when she sleeps/ I love her little jacket she wore with the cooler weather this weekend.
A M E N !
Come visit Sandee and all who participate in Wordless Wednesday where I have difficulty being wordless!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Happy Tuesday

I thought Franklin would bring some smiles on this Happy Tuesday He will also fit into my Tuesday Show and Tails. I Keep hoping Angela will return to host and join the fun. Franklin is such a chill little dog. He had such a rough start in his life and now he lives like a king. He is on his long,long,  long tether only when he goes outside because of the acreage they live on. So much wildlife around. They keep the boy safe and he does not like his kennel. I don't blame him. They have a nice size outdoor kennel near some trees. So he would be cool but he prefers hanging around the house and Hannah loves his company too when Jake is working.
Oh Maxine have you been watching the news lately?
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I should have better willpower. I am trying to cut down on these kinds of sweet treats! But the advice is excellent.
Waiting on Jesus.
My Scripture reading is my strength

Monday, June 22, 2020

Aw....Mondays

Sweet Thor. I shared this photo before. He had a terrible day on Saturday. He ate a thorny weed outside that cut into the roof of his mouth. He had to visit the emergency vet, be sedated and removed the thorns. He is recuperating nicely and received pain medication as well as an anti- biotic.  He is the sweetest boy so I will catch up with a current photo of him soon.  Visit Aw....Mondays.
Ah....Love is....sweet every day  and being Father's Day on SONday, we decided to let all the guys be comfy.
As hard as I try I am so imperfect. But I lean on the understanding of the Lord. I Know no matter what comes along He will hold me upright. I just have to trust Him and not this world.
Christal and Alex made Father's Day 2020 so special. The food was excellent. They worked so hard to pull this off. I am so grateful for them. Appreciative that they are part of us and no one will never take that away from me.
This is good stuff.
Brittany and the boys.The day went off perfectly, weather included.
Logan is growing up to be quite a sweet boy. He was such a tiny preemie last summer and look at him now. Sixteen pounds of pure love. He loves that Tarrah, sweetest little mom who stood by him from the very beginning. I look at him and think, how many babies like him were never given the chance to live life? Grateful he is here.
This grandson and that grandfather. They are such an incredible part of this story of your life. All the good memories and the sad ones and even the broken ones, make us stronger .

My previous post was the start of what I finished here. Thank you for visiting me.