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Monday, August 20, 2018

Aw....Mondays and More

It is a late post for Aw...Mondays and a sweet kitten who looks like I feel!

Getting ready for one of those milestone birthdays where you have to apply for Medicare was weighing heavily onmy mind. Recently,  I made the call and spoke to the lovliest lady named Robin. She really put my mind at ease. Often people who think they are helping you are really scaring the pants off of you with their horror tales of the Medicare system. So enough said except I am grateful I spoke with Robin at the Social Security 800 number. I heard God whispering "I told you so!". Learning to listen to Him is getting a bit easier.
You can call it what you like, special needs, disabilities. I like Joni Eareckson-Tada's take on it best:
She has often said, she dislikes labels. She said I am a cripple. I sit in a wheelchair. I don't really have a disability. I broke my neck and it put me in this chair! She always says when she gets to heaven she is going to dance with Jesus! Our country loves labels and offering pharmaceuticals to whoever feels like they need one. Have you seen the warning labels on so many of these drugs? It is absolutely frightening.
A friend I have known since we were 13 via "pen pals" reconnected with me at social media. She lost her younger sister Jackie recently. Jackie had Downs Syndrome. She lived a life that touched so many. I did not know her but hearing what others have to say about her makes me smile. I think Jane was truly blessed to have Jackie as her sibling. May Jackie Rest In Peace .
My friend Dr. T. or "Koko" as we call her always said her grandmother told her people do not understand those born with a pure soul. If you know someone with Downs Syndrome I know you will relate to this. Koko and I worked together, for many years in an ENT office. She was the doctor of Audiology.
The hubby is winding down his six days off in a row. He returns to work on Wednesday but we worked hard all weekend long with the newlyweds.
The start of our weekend long project.
The green, green grass of home.
Oh Maxine, stop reading my mind!

A thoughtful share for Anniewho always spread kindness. Remeber her in your prayers please as she is taking a much needed blog break.

Monday, August 13, 2018


Hello to Aw...Mondays . My friend Carole recently shared something. She said people spend too much time on their phones and ended with this message, put your damn phone down! Everywhere we go, people  with faces buried looking at  their phones.Look at life, your hubby or wife, your kids, grands and friends.Smile at a stranger. Please put your phone down while driving
This boy is on vacation in Cheese Country, otherwise known as Wisconsin. He told me one day to put my phone down and talk to him.  Goodbye phone, hello Harrison. I miss him already.
Harrison is warming up to the idea that in December, he will be a big brother. No pink ribbons there, another blue bundle of joy. Waiting on the name. They know I love Harley but they will have to find the perfect one. Love is...sums this up nicely.
HaHaHa! Oooooohhhhh Maxine, that new baby arriving in time for the CHRISTmas season. Maxine is 100 percent right, you know that don't you?
I have a quick challenge for you. instead of an unkind word or thought proceeding from your mind and mouth please do this:
Small kindnesses make big strides. People everywhere are fighting a battle you know nothing about. Use kindness.  It makes me feel better to be kind. It is easy to be mean, kindness is hard if you make it that way. I see so many wanting their cause championed or expressing the hate they say among others and yet they are doing the same thing. Try kindness, use love to it's full potential. Love is the greatest gift of all. Prayers going up for Annie who has always shared kindness and positive notes at her blog.

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Happy birthday to this amazing son of mine! I wondered for a moment this morning at 5:40 A.M. why in the world was I waking up? Then it hit me, 33 years ago this morning I was having this beautiful boy!
Jeremy was a bright and witty child. He is now a husband and father. His little phamily is perfectly beautiful.
Addy, Brittany, Brody and Jeremy make up a cute little phamily unit. I love this photo of them all together.
Brody wasn't interested in his Wolf Ears but Addy wore her ears to a Rockies game and got lots of compliments.
When a boy won't sleep and only wants to be held. Brody is not a loner. He loves the closeness of mom and dad. He is a hands on boy.
Brody was tiny but he will share his daddy's love of sports.
Jeremy and Addy sharing some fun. Jeremy is in his element with kids. He loves them so very much.
The gender reveal before Brody's big debut.
Brittany and Jeremy at a Bronco game, one of their favorite things to do!
Siblings Photo by Mark Alison Photography. Jeremy's wedding Day April 30, 2016. Left to right Hannah, Noelle, Jeremy, Nick and Rebekah.
Mark Alison Photography captured this lovely shot of Addy and Jeremy dancing at the wedding 4/30/16. Simply beautiful.

My prayer is Jeremy, that you have a beautiful life and live it to the fullest with all those you love. You never need to be reminded who is the center of that marriage. I hope you have an amazing birthday.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Aw....Mondays and More

Dogs Playing Poker, this was everywhere at one time. I know that because my late friend Kathy O'Gane had this hanging on a wall in their home. The one pooch is even smoking which is politically incorrect today. I was thinking of my friend and the fun we use to share. I even have a charm bracelet, sterling silver, with charms she picked up for me during her travels with the U.S. Navy. Friends like Kathy are once in a lifetime. The handful of dear hearts still in my life, I have known for what seems like forever. I wanted to share the dogs with Sandee and the folks at Aw....Mondays.
A share for Blue Monday I have heard that most white cats with blue eyes may also be deaf. So pretty and such a sad fact.
My sister Mary has two different colored eyes. It is a unique trait and I love it!
Love is...seems to know me! I love when my hubby has time to massage away my stressful days.
Maxine, you and I have very different reasons for watching "the stars"! I have always loved astronomy. I guess Maxine wants celebrity neighbors. Not me! Very happy being who I am.
The Scripture and yellow daisies made me smile here.
Keeping Annie at McGruffys Reader in my prayers. I like sharing something positive. We often do not see clearly in difficult situations. But once the dust settles, you most often find a beautiful destination. Never give up. Keep believing and trusting. It is all going to turn out alright in the end.
 This is Runyon Field, in my hometown. It is a popular ball park. As kids, visiting our grandmother who lived a few minutes from the ballpark, we would walk behind the outfield wall and collect baseballs. Those were fun times and good memories.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


No other words are necessary for this quote. I love collecting quotes at pinterest and google. It seems when I find them, they fit my mood, my day, my life.
Love needs to be everywhere. You can not live without it. If you try, you will be miserable. Hate will start to consume your soul. Love is a much better answer than hate. Spread love wherever you go.

Reminding everyone to please pray for the following people and anyone else you may wish to add to the list:

1) Mike in Florida, he suffered a mild heart attack. His wife is Cindy, daughter Sam. These folks are amazing people.

2) Amber, niece of Anne of Texas diagnosed with breast cancer.

3) Diane and phamily, over the loss of their sweet brother Kenny.

4) The O'Gane Phamily especially Marlene over the loss of my sweet friend Kathy unexpectedly.

5) Lucy my sister-in-law and her phamily that were injured in a horrific car accident.

6) Zuliabel Blackwell my hubby's aunt who is elderly and not doing very well. :-(

7)  Debbie is having knee replacement surgery tomorrow. Prayers appreciated.

8) Heather in Texas recently had a procedure regarding some kind of tumor/lump. PRAY.

I will check my list twice and add more tomorrow. God bless you and enjoy your SONday!

Friday, July 6, 2018


This is Rose having a "Catitude"! She has been so mad since the puppies stole her pretty pink house and destroyed it! Visit Feline Friday and say Hi to Sandee today.
She doesn't know that she may be getting this new house. She does not like anyone handling her things.
I saw a video on how to make this Lipstick cake! I don't think I have the patience to attempt it but it sure is unique and very cute.
This designer cake caught my eye too. They are both google images. I love having a different cake each year for my December birthday. THese are both up my alley.
I love lip color. A sweet friend was telling me her grandmother always made sure she had her lipstick on before greeting her grandfather each night after work. I thought that was a precious story. I am always looking for a new lip color. I keep my colors in separate cosmetic bags. My husband just rolls his eyes but he likes when I pick him up from his work day at the bus station. I always make sure I brush my teeth and comb my hair and put on lipstick. Today I found a color called "Scarlet Red". I am not much of a red lipstick person but this one was a little lighter. I thought everyone would stop by Pink Saturday and say hello to Beverly and some pinkies.

1.  When it is hot, I stay indoors with a/c and ice tea.
2. I am looking forward to my honey's birthday on the 23rd.

3. The theme song of my life would be  You've Got A Friend In Me (Toy Store movie theme song)

4. There is no such thing as too much love.

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Please continue to remember my sister-in-law Lucy in your prayers as well as her daughter Stacie and 4 grands Taylor, Kameron, Mason and Kayden. Taylor and Kayden were sent home, having the least serious injuries. Stacie, although she has a broken neck was released yesterday. My hubby went to visit his sister. he said he did not recognize her, as she took the brute of the accident and when she opened her pretty eyes, he smiled at her. she can communicate with a pad that has the alphabet and numbers on it.
Lucy has many broken bones. We pray for a complete recovery althoguh it will take some time.
Lil Bandit Brody is appropriate for this fellow. Look at that tongue sticking out at us.