Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sunday Stealing and Aw...Mondays and Love is...

 I did not participate the past two weeks with Sunday Stealing. There were technical difficulties and I simply forgot to join them. Hopefully next week....


We did not take many food photos but as everyone was leaving we took a group photo. Minus Brody who said he had enough of everyone and wanted to go home! His ipad needed charging and he did not want to wait for it so he is the missing kid in the photo. Brother Blake and sister Addy were happy to take a group photo. It was a nice day with good weather too.

Just a few  belated Thanksgiving wishes .

Love is....has been with me since I met my sweetheart in 1975. 

"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness."


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tea Time On Tuesday , Happy Tuesday and Maxine Cracks Me Up


A pretty Tea Time find at Pinterest.

On a cold day like today I like to drink tea. My son Jeremy brought me a Chai latte, hot this morning. I made a cup of Earl Grey Lavender with a nice frothy top later. Makes me happy and very content. 

Although these petit fours  look lovely for a tea time break I would prefer my mom's Saint Joseph Cream Puffs:


Although this is a Pinterest find, my mom filled her's with real whipped cream.  Many people fill the St. Joseph Cream Puffs with a custard filling. My mom made her cream puffs so they were light as air. I have never found one that could compare.

I thought my Tuesday Tea Time would fit in nicely with Happy Tuesday.

"No matter where in the world you are, you are at home when tea is served." Earlene Grey

Maxine is always on target with life matters.

Monday, November 14, 2022


 Bev is having some technical difficulties  so I decided to post Ten Things About Me here today.

1. I love Dr. Kevin Lehman and his books on the Birth Order. My kids think I favor their younger brother Nick. It just isn't true. He is the youngest and I was the youngest, so we relate to each other. Have you ever read the Birth Order books?

2. When I worked a full time job I had helped several people in difficult situations. They were people I knew nothing about and it gave me great joy to see a smile creep across their face.

3. A high school chum crashed my car in front of a funeral home and I never let another soul drive my car when I was a teen and young lady. Nope Never. Nada.

4. I was on a bowling league when I was in the 4th grade. I loved it, but to be fair, my mom was a great bowler. She loved Earl Anthony the pro bowler and I followed him because of my mom. He was left handed and we both were left handed too.

5. When I was small two of my older siblings teased me that I was adopted because I had blue eyes. Both of my grandmother's had blue eyes so I wondered, if anyone was adopted, it sure wasn't me. hahaha

6. Maybe you know this favorite fact about me but my father was a semi pro baseball player long before I was dreamed of. I miss him every day, I miss his knowledge of the game and I am very proud that I was his daughter.

7. I remember playing on the playground at my Catholic school when the nuns gathered us all and told us President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. I remember that day like it was yesterday.

8. I met two of the four Monkees when I was 13. My friend Bobbie, a California girl was visiting relatives in my hometown and we baked them a cake and took it to their hotel. We met Mike & Micky.

9. I love music and don't have a musical bone in my body! I have been to at least a dozen concerts from Edgar Winter, Led Zeppelin, John Denver & Loggins and Messina. I saw Barbara Mandrell with my oldest girl Noelle at the Colorado State Fair and we waited forever to get her autograph. I remember seeing Alabama with my sister there too and Charlie Pride. 

10. I loved growing up in my neighborhood in BoJon Town where everyone knew each other and neighbors would correct us and we never had a care because we were so well loved.


I like to dress up our Thanksgiving Table too. Thanks to Dolly and Billy from The Family Circus. They have always made me smile and I enjoy these simple pleasures . The come from a time when life was simple and more people were kind. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022



Some feline humor for THANKFUL THURSDAY

It is amazing how people think up all these things!


Too cute not to share!

This is a good verse for the difficult days .


ELLEN came up with the first two here and LORIANNE came up with the second two.

1. _________________keeps me up at night.

2. If  I could improve one of my senses,  it would be _______________.

3.If  I were home alone and I heard footsteps, I would _______________.

4. I would want the epitah on my tombstone to say_______________.

Tomorrow we will share our answers to these thoughts. Thank you ladies for sharing with us. 

THANKFULNESS for me today is:

Thanks to all who contributed in many different ways to Noelle and Roger as they walk this difficult road together.  A simple prayer, a meal, a card of encouragement, funds to sustain them during these times. I have been blessed to know so many kind and caring hearts. A simple reaching out with your hand is so encouraging. I am grateful for all those who reach out to me daily.  Those things keep us going in the midst of sadness,.  Pray for their children and the grandchildren too. It is never easy explaining this to little ones but somehow words will come. 

My sweet cousin Juliane shared with me a children's book when we lost Alastor Avery in 2019. Let me share it with you here:

Juliane had told me her late father-in-law Steve used this children's book in his Sunday School Class.  It is a beautiful book.  It helps children and adults alike to come to gripes with life and death in a sweet and very poignant way. A simple story of Freddie the leaf.  I highly recommend it.

“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Chief Aupumut in 1725, Mohican.

My thankfuls never end. 

I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Happy Tuesday and Tuesday 4

 Happy Tuesday and Tuesday4

Let's talk about the Four Seasons

Glad to have you back for Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.
The idea is to promote blogging and friendship and allow you to get to know yourself and others through 4 questions asked each week.   

Let's talk about the seasons. Summer has just passed and we have begun our journey into autumn.

1. How would you describe each of the four seasons? I love each season but Fall and Spring more than Summer or Winter. It is odd because I have had so many losses in my favorite seasons but I think as the leaves Fall and go away into the cold winter but the Springtime renews new life. It is something that  has always kept me from losing myself in constant sadness  or bitterness. I am grateful for all the four season as where I live we have them all. I like it, I like the change of colors. the different moods the different seasons bring on. I like to look for the good and be positive. Winter brings the snow and much moisture. Spring renews the earth with new life. Summer blooms with all the beautiful flowers and trees. Fall changes the colors but gives me hope that it will all come around agin as long as this world goes on.

2.  How do you generally feel during each season? Do you suffer allergy, feel tired, sad, happy, energized? What does each season do for you? This mature lady feels the different seasons in her joints & bones. I have suffered from allergies my entire life, as a young child and into my teens and adulthood. Sinus issues too but manage them with as much natural relievers as I can find.  I feel happier in the warmer months. Winter is not too terrible because I can watch the snow fall from indoors. But it is a time I pray even more for those who are homeless as the winters can be cold and uncaring. Winter is my reading season. The other seasons are my outdoor times. It is easier to enjoy the outdoors with the sun shining although we do have many more sunshine days then most winter states. 

3.  If there is to be only one season for you to live in, which one would it be and why? That would be so hard for me. I guess I would choose Fall if I was guaranteed that the colors of yellow, orange and red would be brilliant and bright . 

4. What color(s) do you associated with summer, winter, autumn and spring?  Example: maybe summer is green, winter is white..etc. Summer to me is bright and sassy! Fall is all the beautiful golds, orange and red.  Winter is white with beautiful blue skies and bright yellow sunny days after a morning storm. Spring is pastels and lush green. 


Oh Maxine, you have something to say on every subject!  But I "get it", it is hard to get out of those low chairs. 

Monday, October 17, 2022



Baby ducks are so sweet. I have a friend Monica, and she and her husband Carlos have two of them as pets. I am not sure where they go in the wintertime. I am going to have to ask her.  They grow up so quickly. I am not sure how they would get along with other ducks if they were living a more sheltered life. I never really thought it about before. But they are sure cute with their soft fuzzy bodies and cute eyes. 

Ah........Love is.....good words for simple pleasures. 

Sparks for today and everyday....

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.  Benjamin Franklin

I like to learn something new everyday and search things out. Sometime people share simple things that I never was aware of. I like learning.

We had a cold spell this weekend. I spent my days drinking lots of hot tea. Today it is cool but the sun is out. I hope the weather holds out but we keep hearing next week we will have snow. Sure aren't ready for it yet.