Friday, June 24, 2022

Pink Saturday

 Pink Saturday

I don't know who this is credited to but it is the sweetest pink car I have seen! Overflwoing with beautiful flowers. I just added a template. It fits into the pink theme for Pink Saturday. Say hi to Beverly and friends please.

I created my Feline Friday post twice on my other blog - it has the answers to my Fill In's as well. One of those days you know...coming and going at the same time.  My Tata's Cottage

Have a blessed weekend. Enjoy! Have fun! Be Happy and always be kind!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Thankful Thursday and Fill In's

 Thankful Thursday I am thankful for all the folks who have stuck by me and also my loved ones as we have battled these health issues which have been very serious with both Nick our son and Roger our son-in-law. Nick is getting along well and will continue to see his specialist but he would like to return to the workplace. Roger is fighting a difficult battle but we take it one step at a time and trust in God as He has the forever plan for us.

Roger came through the brain mass surgery. He and his neurosurgeon made a good team. Roger is a fighter so it was good to see him come out of that. He has a bigger battle with his liver but as they come up with a plan for him I will keep everyone posted. Thankful.

Our Colorado Avalanche won game 4. We were so happy! They head back home for games 5 and 6. If they win Friday at home they will win the Stanley Cup. It has been a long time coming. Both teams are excellent as they would not be there if that was not the case.  Thankful for that overtime win!

Our Colorado Rockies were not so fortunate. They lost the last two games with the Marlins so we still root for our home team but we don't like to see them lose. Thankful for baseball as it still is the happiest sporting event for me since my  before I was born. That was a long time ago.

A cup of Friendship tea for you and me. Coffee if you prefer it.  A special thank you to  Mimi for sharing the pink eye remedy of Collolial Silver. We use this all the time. Last winter we never had nasty colds or flu and in the case of Avery, my sweetheart never had a severe asthma or bronchitis attack. Mimi said I could use it as a drop for my pink eye. Took my first dose tonight via the eye dropper. I will use this method as I know it has some excellent properties to help heal. Although this one stings a bit, 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and  1 cup warm water works too and apply with a cotton ball.  You can boil Himalayan Pink Salt with water and cool it so you can dip a washcloth in it and rest it on your infected  eye. So very thankful.

 I won't go into detail but when doctors start to lose their compassion they should find another line of work. They should take their copy of the Hippocratic Oath and toss it in the trash can.  


Ellen and Lorianne share the honor of hosting this fun meme. I have been away and missed everyone. Thankful I am here now.

The questions are here:

1. The grossiest food I ever ate was ____________________.

2. The best tasting food I ever had was __________________.

3. I should probably, __________________but I won't.

4. If I could have an unlimited supply of one item I would  pick ______________________.

I will share my answers on Friday, God willing. Thank you ladies.


 Tuesday4 Ahhh....that blogger is a real bugger! I could not resist stopping by. Thank you for all you do here and I enjoy this tremendously.

welcome back to the "I refuse to auto post" Tuesday4 by Toni Taddeo is enhanced by complications from blogger. 

Yes folks it did it again. But better late than never, as some say, so here we go with this week's questions. I hope you enjoy them. 

1. Do you have a set bedtime that you stick to?

Yes I do! That  sweetheart of mine, Avery had to be up between  5 A.M.  and 5:15 A.M. to get ready and out the door to work. So we ususally hit the sack between 9:00 and 10:00. I have not slept well lately, with all that is going on health with with those I love. But I noticed God waking me at 2:30 for several nights to pray some more, so I obilige Him.

2. What kind of sleep attire do you prefer and why is that?

I was raised to be very modest. I am not an exibitionist but as I grow older I feel like our bedrooms  rules are more relaxed. I have a cute tank pink top I like to wear. It says "Coffee then Conquer" although we will talk about tea versus coffee shortly. I am a "PJ" fanatic so I have it all, short sets in the summer, nightshirts or long legged pj pants in the winter. I have a huge collection of pajamas and nightshirts. I have always loved them, always will. 

Aside from cute tank tops in the warm months I also love Minky blankets. There was a time I participted in their MC Hugs program where I saved $20 each month and then could spend it anyway I want when I want. The Urban Vanz Grande blanket in lavender was what Avery & I wanted for our bed. So with all my hugs I Paid tax in the amount of $15.88 for this soft and "you help us sleep better " cool blanky (as our grandson Blake calls his collection of Minky blankets). He will say don't take my Minky, that's mine! hahaha

3. Do you have a  night time routine before bed? Wash...Brush teeth...Snack?

I never sleep without brushing my teeth before bedtime. I also wash my face. Since I have pink eye since last night, I have a stack of washcloths so I can wash and toss in the laundry. No use trying to spread these cootie germs to my honey! We try to cut out snacks after 8 o'clock although I have been known to not eat a good dinner and have a bowl of cereal (Cheerios, Rice Chex, Rice Krispies) like I did as a child. My mom would buy our milk and other dairy products from  a local dairy, and the milkman always had fresh cream he brought to our house. Mom would splash a bit on my night time cereal. We often talk about our day and wind down. We pray together some nights and other nights we pray as the lights go off. It is a lifelong ritual I had even as a child and my sweetheart too. 

4. Quilts? Coverlets? Fluffy comforters? Woolen blankets? What do you need to sleep comfortably?

I talked about our Minky blankets and we love them the best. In the wintertime we have a heated blanket too. But the top sheet and minky with our soft comfy comforter usually makes us comfortable. I know some folks like the weighted balankets, we never tried them. My husband is my comfort if I am anxious or nervous. He rubs my arms like my grandmother did when I was a kid and my back too. He is my joyful person always. 

I hope you all have restful nights filled with sweet dreams and many good blessings. My sign off always at night is: If you go here you can watch the sLOVEnian video . There is a song my grandmother sang to me that always calmed me down and made me rest well.  This video made me happy, it is from the heritage I now best. Please visit Happy Tuesday

A note to please pray for Roger, our son-in-law as he fights for his life and is currently in surgery. 

"And my God will meet all of your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

"You must remember to love people and use things,  rather than to love things and use people." Fulton J. Sheen

My Happy Tuesday Thougths were of all of you who continue to support me and my phamily. Thanks for all your beautiful words, prayers and thoughts. The surgery will be four hours long. I am continuing to pray. I also request prayer for my friend Cindy. I wish I could be with her today at the celebration of life for her husband Rick. He was a bowling buddy and he asked me to introduce him to Cindy. That was long ago and they were married over 38 years. Rick was 66 when he passed away June 15 2022 leaving Cindy and their two daughters and their families. Rick was a stand up guy. Good hearted and kind. I have so many wonderful memories they are helping me get through all the sadness  I also ask for prayer for Hannah's dear friend Nicole. in her early thirties, slim and healthy until she was struck with back to back strokes the past two weeks. The doctors have no good answers for her. I hope she seeks another opinion. If you ever have had a doctor say to you, trust me on this one, eat a salad, excercise more, blah blah blah ,,,,you will wonder why a beautiful young woman was struck down like this and the medical profession today has no good answers. Please pray for Nicole and her son. Thank you. 

Wordless Wednesday If I were ever wordless on Wednesday it would be because God set that guard over my mouth that I often pray about.

And for a true Wordless Wednesday share....

A quote from a favorite person:

True words, it is always better to be kind. I would love to see everyone in the world use this method of spreading more kindness.

Did I mention this was probably me and may still be as I waiy and wait and wait for a call saying my doctor will give ne pink eye oinment or drops?. You know, I have nothing else to do but make up medical maladies  or not for myself! Who tells their doctor, I have pink eye as a joke? Seriously. Please say a prayer for me and my doctor too. 

Continue to pray for Roger as he was in recovery. Pray for Nicole that she will get real truth and answers for her dual strokes in two days in a row. 

Pray for Cindy and her daughters and their children and spouses as they manuveur loss with their husband, dad, grandpa, father-in-law.

Thank you for those that have stuck by me. difficult times produce true friendships and loved ones too.  Love you all so very much. 

Thursday, June 2, 2022


 Thankful Thursday

Simply grateful and very thankful that Nick received good news regarding his health. Prayers are so appreciated. He will return in 6 weeks to make sure his numbers are still up. My mind was in a fog and I felt like walking a tightrope. Today God gave me a peace that I Had not felt in a long time. So thankful.

"God is my strong fortress; and He sets the blameless on his way." 2 Samuel 22:33

Friendly Fill In's 

Ellen and Lorianne co host this fun meme. They each chose two sentences and we answer these. Join the fun. 

1. Did you know _____________________?

2. My plans for June includes ____________________and ___________________.

3. When I need to cheer myself up, I _____________________.

4. I could teach an entire course on ________________________.

My answers:

1. Did you know rain always induces migraine headaches in me as well as acting up with sinuses and I can predict the weather due to my VP shunt? I may not be alone in this thinking.

2. My plans for June includes counting the days until Hannah and Jake come back for part two of their vacation here and cleaning out the garage and having a yard sale.

3. When I need to cheer myself up, I love to soak my feet in tea tree oil and epsom salts. I also love a square of chocolate to feel better.

4. I could teach an entire course on how to properly do laundry.  I took a break today as I promised Rebekah I would finish their laundry and it took five loads yesterday.I love doing laundry. It is a quiet time for me and I pray while sorting and separating whites, darks and cold water wash.

Thank you for the support for Nick. Waiting to see if his numbers stay up so he can get on with his job and feel better. He has been thankful to have such a wonderful team of doctors. Keep praying. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022



While visiting Diana she mentioned she had not done this in a long time so she knew many of  the 'old' bloggers would remember this. So here we go:

1. Where do you like to vacation? Anywhere! I love the USA so it is always my first choice for travel. If I could have a vacation place in Florida in the winter and Maine in the Fall I would be so happy.

2. Do you have pets? Yes! A very obnoxious cat, Tiger a/k/a Mister Kitty. I have two female long haired chi's Lulu and her daughter Mollie. Rebekah and Zach have two brothers, also long haired chi's Loki and Thor.  They need a role model so of course, that is Leo, who weighs in around 98 to 100 lbs. He is the keeper of the kids!

3. What is your favorite color? I love blues and greens. But I also love pink and purple in various shades. If talking wardrobe, I like neutrals like brown and black because they go with everything. Also gray and denim. I love clothes and comfy shoes.

4. How many are in your phamily?  We have five kids, six grandkids and 10 great grands plus 1 great grand angel baby. .

5. What is your least favorite thing to do? I don't complain about working around the house but I am not a fan of having to unload the dishwasher and put all the dishes away. 

6. What is your most favorite thing to do?  I love to be with my phamily. I particularly love to spend quality time with my husband as he still works full time. I love tea parties so I enjoy those whether I have one person to share tea with or a housefull. I love to read and study my bible daily.  I collect way too many things and even at my age, I doubt that will ever change.

7. If money were no object what would you like to do when you retire? I am retired, I was forced into it when I lost a job I thought I would retire from. But if I had the money I would love to travel with my husband. It is a dream I have had for a long time.

8. What is your favorite season? I love Fall best of all but I also love Springtime.

9. What book are you currently reading? an oldie baseball book about the life and death of Thurman Munson. If I get around to them, I will read the Father Tim series by  Jan Karon which is actually called the Mitford series. Those books are wonderful and make me feel good. Also an old book called "The Clothesline".

10. What time do you go to bed, get up in the morning? I am usually in bed bfore 11 P.M. although some nights it is earlier, 9 or 10. If I go to bed early I wake up at 5 A.M. with my sweetheart. Otherwsie I sleep in until 7 A.M. 

11. How long have you been blogging? November 1, 2022 will be 13 years as I started in 2009 . Thanks to my friend Barb who had a lovely blog called "Dog Mom Diva". I wish she would come back to blogging. In fact, several bloggers need to return. I miss so many of them who stopped blogging.

 11 Random Things About Me!

1. I am left handed

2. I love people and knowing their stories

3. I love spending time with my grand kids and great grands.

4. I love reading

5. I love finding kindness and joy  in every single day. 

6. I've been married tomy sweetheart for 38 years.

7. My first car was a canary yellow 1972 Dodge Swinger.

8. I love baseball, miracles and random acts of kindness

9. I love not having HOA rules and hanging my linens out to dry on my clothesline. There is nothing sweeter then sheets that have been air dried by the SONshine!

10. I love Jesus more then anyone else. He has saddled up next to me during difficult times in my life. There is no one like Him and He loves me for me.

11. I try really hard to not complain but it is so hard! I do a good job around the little ones though. 

I hope you will join in this fun!It is fun and a real blessing in this journey my phamily is on. If you know us, you know our youngest son Nick, who turns 29 this August, was hospitalized with severe anemia. He has an amazing specialist, who already ruled out leukemia but if you can please pray. If you would, humor me here . Please know already how loved and appreciated each and everyone of you are. 

Thanks Diana for this fun reminder, it is good to just sit back and enjoy in the times when we feel frustrated, sad, unhappy, or miserable. It is better then saying "Calgon , take me away!" 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

More Health Issues

 Our grandson informed everyone that Jacey was at urgent care, heading to a hospital to have her appendix removed.

We appreciate all your prayers and support for Nick and if you would pray for Jacey we would be so grateful. Also please pray for Andrea's husband, she commented to me at my blog that they believe her husband has prostrate cancer but the specialist is not returning their calls. Thank you.

When Satan attacks, we need to continue to glorify God. While we wait for Nick's results and he sees his specialist. While Jacey has surgery and heals and while our blogging friend Andrea's husband waits for results, we need to pray and continue to pray and pray harder.

Grateful for all of you and all your kindness and prayers.

Thank you.

1 Peter 2:24 " He Himself bore our sins," in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness ;"by His wounds you have been healed." 

Revelations 21:4 " He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorror or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. "

"The suffering that you have now is just the black velvet upon which the diamond of God's glory is going to be revealed." Charles Spurgeon

"God has a plan for you. He will take the truth that you're learning and develop it in your life for His glory." Chuck Swindoll

Monday, May 9, 2022

Blog Update

 Until Nick gets answers to this health crisis he is dealing with, I am going to be hit and miss at my blogs. I don't feel comfortable talking about it as we do not have answers. Thank you for supporting us.

"Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; not as the world gives , do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful." John 14:27