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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Awww...Mondays and Love is...

 

 

This cracked me up three years ago and it still does. My husband is a pop up and get the day started. Me, not so much. Thanks to Patsy Clairmont for always having a share to inspire, encourage or make us laugh out loud.  Please visit Awww.Mondays

LOSS: March, April and May are difficult months for me. Oh, I Love the fact that Spring will come and flowers will bloom, snow will go away and warmer days will prevail. But I have experienced some of the hardest losses in these months and I do not think it ever gets easier. 

I think when loved ones die, we absorb something from them that makes us who we are so we can continue on. ~Reginald VelJohnson

This quote really struck me. I am glad I found it and happy to share it. I purposely don't always share the dates of loss but often prefer to share how someone I loved lived, or when they celebrated their birthday. It is important to me.

I will get through the months ahead of me as I always do. I like to remember all the good things about the ones I Lost. My big sis, her husband. my cat Boots, my dad, our unborn daughter Rachel and my TaTa Rose. There are others. I hold them each inside my heart. 

Life goes by day after day. I keep these loved ones in my heart and always will, as long as I am here on this earth.

Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:24
Love is...always has a smile to help to through those sad days. My hope though, is knowing I will see them on the otherwise.




Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday Fun

 

After playing in the water and washing all our dishes by hand, this child needs his socks and shirt dried. So he decided to model the bunny sunglasses while he was waiting for a dry shirt and socks. He is a good kid and so very helpful.


Little brother models the new sunglasses, red or blue? Hmmmm......which ones will I want?Mom and dad were still packing for the move, next weekend. These two are having fun being with us here.  We all had a two hour nap after our time together came to an end.


We will get more rest and finish our weekend with many smiles and many new memories. Sweet Dreams, get your rest and hoping we see each other again tomorrow. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Feline Friday, Answer for Friendly Fill In's and Pink Saturday

 

Feline Friday is a favorite. I was just lucky catching this kitty admiring me. HaHaHa! He is a scardey cat and he likes to stay close to me so I took this yesterday. He is also always cold like Rose use to be so he likes the bed because I rarely turn off the heated blanket. He gets cozy and falls asleep so I can sneak away. 

Here are my answers to Friendly Fill In's . Ellen hosts this blog hop with Lorianne :

1. You don't have to convince me eat dark chocolate truffles. One at a time and one each day I feel like it. 



2. Crazy driving is causing me stress. I prefer to stay home and stay away from those who do not pay attention, drive while under the fluence of whatever! I do not like to be stressed so enjoying quiet is my cup of tea.

3. Speaking from experience, don't forget to turn off the whistling tea kettle. Although I probably have the most sanitized stove in the country!

4. Over time, my opinion of social media sites has changed. 


These truffles are the best! I had that pretty pink heart one in the right hand corner/ It is dark chocolate with raspberry. Sigh.... Please visit Pink Saturday




Thursday, February 25, 2021

Memories

 

My great cousin Mike B sent this to me. He found the original at his dad's house so wanted to share it with me. My aunt and uncle were my great cousin MIke's grandparents. My mom and dad are the attendants. My dad's sister Angela "Gela" who was two years younger than dad was the bride. My uncle Anthony "Bear" was the groom. I really love looking over these old photos. They mean so much to me. Thanks Mike. You are a swell cousin and a real gem. 


I will return tomorrow, hopefully, to schedule my regular blog hop posts. Thanks for hanging in there with me. 


Much love and many sweet dreams to all. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Friendly Fill In Questions and Thankful Thursday

Ellen thinks up these questions with Lorianne I'll be back tomorrow with my answers.

1. You don’t have to convince me to ___________________________.

2. _____________is causing me stress.
3. Speaking from experience, _________.
4. Over time, my opinion of _________ has changed.




THANKFUL THURSDAY:

Each week Thankful Thursday is filled with great fun and all things everyone enjoys. Please visit. Please share. Stop by to say hello to Brian and friends.

1. Snow, we are currently getting more of the white stuff. If the hubby would be able to stay home with me, it would be great fun. They say four inches but in a matter of minutes the ground and sidewalks were covered. Rebekah shoveled already because she likes to clear a path for the pups.Hoping the roads will not be horrible for my honey to get to work.  Thankful for the moisture we need.

2. Warm blankets, we need them this time of year. I keep the heated blankets on almost all day. Sometime I like to take a quick cat nap. My weary bones are fragile so I like to rest them under a warm blanket. SIgh.... Thankful!

3. Puzzles, bought a fire truck puzzle as Brody especially is an excellent puzzle
boy. He and Rebekah put it all together. It is over 4 foot long. I need to figure a way to get a good shot of it. He was so happy she helped him complete that big puzzle. Very thankful.
4. Pizza, NIck made us two pizza's tonight. They were good. I need to eat better meals. It is hard though when pizza is filling the air. Thankful.
5. Socks, I love cute socks and have some llamas and dogs and cats too. LIke to have warm feet. I also love the fuzzy socks. Not in the hot weather though. Thankful.
6. Cat tails, nosey cats get stepped on. Mister KItty follows me everywhere. He and Leo are very similar. They are the two largest animals in the house and they are scady cats/dogs. Tonight before I could close my bathroom door, the cat ran in. Of course too late when I started to lose my balance as he ran under me and I stepped back only to step on his tail. Boy oh boy is he mad. I won't see him until I turn the lights off. He thinks he is sneaky. He likes to sleep by my feet so hopefully he will be nice when he settles in for the night. Thankful for his warmth that gives my feet extra care while I sleep. Thankful.

The fire truck puzzle. I need to grab a copy of the photo Rebekah took. For a small boy, this kid can put a puzzle together like Rebekah and Hannah. He is amazing and so smart. 
The cat image is actually a T Shirt. I thought it was funny. I love how that cat "knows stuff,"



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy Tuesday and Tuesday Show and Tails and Don't forget Maxine

 Happiness is a good thing. So stop by Happy Tuesday. Share some happiness.The world has become more scary but I try not to consentrate on that. Instead, I devote my time to happy things. Today was not an especially great day. But the electrician finally made it back to upgrade a few things so "praying" the city inspector will approve our solar. He is a nice young man and another electrician was with him. They worked hard and got everything done in a few hours. A smile for that victory.


Nightly grooming routine for this busy boy. I can rarely capture a good photo of him. He is terribly nosey and into things that are none of his business. But he was chasing the red dot earlier and had to have a quick nap. Now he is ready for more action. He makes me happy most of the time. He did not steal Daphne's food recently, so that is a  happy thing. He fits purrfectly into Tuesday and Show and Tails. My day disappeared quickly, one thing, than another and so on. I am grateful to be able to rest now. But I did accomplsih a few extra tasks waiting on the electrician.


Oh Maxine, you stole my heart today with this one. You are a little more direct than Bill Engvall with his "Here's your sign" mentality. HaHaHa Her pup is always looking so confused! Love you Maxine.

HAPPINESS:

Woke up to the sunshine filling the sky. Happy!

Made pancakes and ate two with fresh blueberries that were super sweet. I loved it!

Had to load the dishwasher twice since I had so many dishes . They came out sparkling clean! YAY!

Dusted in my living room. Seems like the dust always setlles in my spaces.

 Did one load of laundry and enjoyed it! Laundry is my mental health therapy. Makes me happy cause I talk with God and do my best prayer time with Him there.

We cooked a roast with veggies last night and I was able to get the leftovers all contained in smaller containers and refrigerated after having some of the deliciousness. The hubby had it for breakfast. Happy.

I decided to forget about the things throughout the day that were not pleasant.  I made sure the recycle was coming tomorrow and filled one completely. Happy that the second container was half full. Makes the trash load lighter.

Opened my front door to see the Fed Ex guy drive away. He left our truffles. It is our only vice really. Talk about being happy! The hubby was busy at work so he said I made his day when I told himt he truffles came. It does not take much to make us happy. :-)

Always looking forward to another day, if the Lord willing, gives me another 24 hours. I do not take anything for granted. Life is fleeting. Be happy. Be Thankful. Have some fun. Eat a Truffle


Sweet dreams. Enjoy a rest night of sound sleep.