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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
Simplicity in words for this Wednesday .
The good thing about all this isolation, our daughter Noelle, lives a few doors away from us, so she dropped off her yummy Creme Brulee.
Do you feel like an inmate this morning?
Humor breaks up the sadness of the times and laughter gives a reprieve from the day to grind of the unknown.
The country western music station, where I recently won some cash, puts these silly funnies up each day. I love seeing them at Instagram.

Tuesday Show and Tail and Happy Tuesday and Maxine

Leo is out and enjoying the fifty seven degree weather we have today. He is a Happy Tuesday kinda guy. He is also a perfect share for the Tuesday Show and Tail! "You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. " Harry Truman.
This was a clever Maxine ! So now we all know....
Have a blessed and beautiful day.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Aw...Mondays and Much More

This was Daphne at Christmas 2016. This girl is a shy shy feline and she prefers to stay away from humans except her boy Zach. I was cleaning up some photos on my email and came across this. Stop by Aw...Mondays.
Memories of sweet Rose. When I took this photo at Christmas 2016, she looked like she had too much eggnog or other fun treats, catnip perhaps? She loved to sleep under the tree and the first year we had her as a small kitten she climbing up that Christmas tree like it was her private climbing place. When it tipped over, she laid there staring up at us as if she was saying, "What, gee, I was enjoying a climb, what's wrong with you?"
Sometime you do have to pause and just smile at a baby sloth.
Like Wonder Woman, I do love my lipstick. In fact I recently ordered myself a lipstick plant.  It is pet friendly and easy to care for. My kind of plant. As for Wonder Woman, she is my favorite Super Hero.
We need more of these in these difficult times.  Love that Love is...knows exactly what to say.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

To My Dad

My dad was the greatest man I ever knew. He was kind, quiet, humble, smart and an excellent baseball player. Last week, when our older brother Bill was hospitalized I spent some time on the phone with my brother Ed. He told me the "real story" about the baseball dad had signed by Babe Ruth. Our dad was a catcher and played for a semi pro team in our hometown. In 1938 they played in a exhibition game at Runyon Field. Dad caught behind the plate while Babe Ruth was up to bat. After the game Dad approached Babe Ruth and asked him to sign the game ball. The Babe ignored him and started a conversation with some other people. Dad did not like rudeness. In fact, we were all well behaved in the household I grew up with. So dad tapped Babe Ruth on the shoulder and said something like while you were enjoying playing the game, I was sweating my butt off behind that plate. Now sign the ball! Dad had that ball signed.
A favorite old photo of myself with mom and dad. Today marks 35 years years that dad was called home to Heaven. I never stop thinking about him or mom. They were everything to me.
My folks with my nephew Brian about 1970.
My dad loved all the children. He was a remarkable man and I will always miss him until I Meet him again.
Wise words for the future. One day we will meet our loved ones again.  "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs ,1640

Friday, April 3, 2020

Feline Friday and Fun For Everyone

This google image had me smiling. Since Mister Kitty prefers hiding while he leisurely sleeps the day away and Daphne is forever skittish around human, I chose this for Feline Friday When looking at kittens and trust me there are plenty of them needing homes at shelters, this is the face that gets you every time. Then they come home with you only to move permanently into your heart.
Every week Ellen and Lorianne provide Friendly Fill-In questions. Ellen came up with the first two and Lorianne with the other two.

Here are this week's questions:

1) April is a good time to __________________.
2) This time last year, _____________________.
3) I am determined to _____________________.
4) I have no intentions of __________________.

Any questions can be directed to these lovely ladies who host this each week.

Here are my answers:

1) April is a good time to reflect on last Spring and prepare for a new one.
2) This time last year, the hubby and I were making anniversary plans for our 35th wedding anniversary.
3) I am determined to continue to be as kind as possible and enjoy my time with the loved ones we all live together with. We are blessed beyond measure and I never forget that.
4) I have no intentions of changing my lifestyle other then watching my calories because we have been baking a lot of good things.
Having no artistic talent of my own, I enjoy art very much and this lovely artwork by Richard Wallich makes me smile and reminds me to head over to Pink Saturday. I love to share my love of pink. In fact I am wearing a dress with shades of pink in it today.
I don't like selfies of myself so here is my pattern on my dress.  I love the pink with the navy and gold print. It's almost like an abstract piece of art.
I need to watch those calories and take more walks. Our neighborhood is quiet so often if we walk the puppies someone self be traveling the opposite direction on the other side of the street.
I had a Casaer Salad for lunch today and every time I have Romaine I think of those times we were told it could make us sick. The funny thing about Romaine is is is such a pretty lettuce with it's curly design.

I love the Easter Season, growing up Catholic we spent lots of time at church.  Significantly it is of greater importance than the birth of Christ.  Last year we had a wonderful Easter celebration. The Cake  Occasion bakery made us a beautiful egg shaped cake that said He is Risen. Lots of church traditions and other celebrations will be put on hold. We plan to have a quiet dinner and enjoy each other's company. We might make cupcakes or a lemon bundt cake to celebrate. Hopeful once the virus stops spreading and we go back to our daily lives I pray we do not forget the many new lessons we have learned. 1 Minute Bible Love Notes are from Gail.
I hope your day is beautiful and blessed and virus free. Please pray.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Jack Keil and his creation, McGruff in the 1980's.. This cool dog was a crime fighter. We could sure use a canine like McGruff today. Thankful Thursday
Pinterest shared some basic supplies for food when in an emergency situation. We try to have canned goods and dry beans and rice available for this type of situation. I am thankful for that too. My neighbor told me someone in the UK said they had the hoarding problem there too and now people are dumping fresh food items they overstocked on and could not use. A shame that happens.
I forgot to snap some photos. Last night we sat at the dinner table, all five of us, and ate a wonderful meal plus some salad and then took the pups for a short walk. I am glad for extra phamily time and we are making the very best of it.
We've been baking. Thankful for the five of us all together in the house. It rained, it snowed, it was in the 20's. Here are the Chocolate Scones we baked.  Such a fun evening.
The blueberry scones were waiting to go into the oven. Oh yum! They were all delicious. The hubby and I split one of each so we didn't have as many calories as we could have. But scones do not have the sugar or calories like lots of baked goods and they are so good with a cup of hot tea on a cold and snowy evening.
Rebekah made this Lemon Blueberry Bread with Lemon Glaze.  It was good too and the house smelled wonderful. We shared a slice of this and did without a big sinner like last night.  This isolation has been a trying time but it has brought everyone closer together.
Praying for healing for the world, our country and people everywhere. Lots of prayer requests and I will share more tomorrow. Thank you for being here with me,

Wednesday, April 1, 2020