Saturday, January 22, 2022

When Life Throws Curve Balls At You and Beautiful Addy


Friday was a nothing goes right day! To be truthful, the whole week was the same way. You have to live it to understand it.  So being left handed by nature I went left. At least things are looking up. For the best things in life!

This is Addy our beautiful grand girl. When Jeremy and Brittany married we welcomed this young lady into our phamily. She is pretty, smart, kind and has the best manners. Two weeks ago her little brothers were under the weather feeling bad and she was being the trooper she always is. Helping out, getting her school work done and living her best life. We took these silly little cars to the boys and we gave Addy a small gift card. You know teens like to have their own spending cash and cards. No sooner had we walked in the door at home she sent us a text message thanking us. She has a big heart and it is so kind. My beautiful daughter-in-law Brittany is blessed to have this wonderful child. She is very close to her maternal grandparents and she is not afraid to show it. Jeremy loves this girl and they have a nice relationship.

Brittany sent me these amazing photos of Addy and her brothers. She has a friend Jessica who is a terrific photographer and she took all these photos.

I had planned to put these photos on my Grandparents Celebration post at FB. But after 6 days of posting and inviting other to join me I became very discouraged. No one posted any photos of their own grands. So I wrapped up the FB post on day 7 with the grandmother and myself and some of her great grands. I thought perhaps I Missed others posting previously and they did not want to repost again. So I told Brittany I was putting a post up with Addy. I can not leave out these handsome fellas. They facetime us and always crack us up. Handsome boys with a pretty big sister. We love that we live close to them too. They moved a little farther East but just a couple extra minutes.

This big dreamer is heading East later this year for a school trip. I think Boston will be an amazing part of her trip due to all the history. She will enjoy that trip. Thank you for letting me share this pretty teen with you today.

"I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. " 3 John 1:4

Friday, January 21, 2022

Pink Saturday/

 Pink Saturday

If you visit William Sonoma you will find lots of pretty pinks. 

If you have a white kitchen you could switch up colorful linens, utensils and other kitchen gadgets and necessities.

A Pink Yeti. I thought about getting this one. Your beverage will stay hot or cold for 12 hours.

Even mixing bowls are delightfully pink! My aunt Ang had all the Fiesta Ware. when I was first married I wanted to collect it, but found out how expensive it was. So we use Corelle to this very day.


Continue to pray for LaVoice as she recovers. Pray for Elizabeth expecting a third daughter any day now and diagnosed with the virus too. Prayers for my husband's  niece and her husband and her oldest daughter. They are all ill with the virus and her daughter is is the worst off. Pray for the family of my husband's former co worker Julee. She passed away on the 19th. So young, 66 and so tragic, cancer.


Always be kinder than you feel. You never know what someone else is going through


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Happy Tuesday


If you stop by Happy Tuesday  maybe you can share some humor too. I love laughter so I love collecting these silly shares. I wish I could think of such silly stuff.

These puns crack me up! You need humor, it is excellent medicine and you do not need a scientist to tell you that! I know you don't need Bill Gates to either! He has a hard enough time trying to create a decent computer app! hahaha

Maxine is on a roll today! She covers a variety of subjects and is very opinionated on each one. She must know my C A T ! hahaha

I remember the day Dr. King was assassinated/ What a sad day that was. He had a good heart and only wanted equality for all. How backward we have become.

I could not decide on a Sparks for today So I chose three! Music is my jam and Bob Marley, he is simply a music icon.

Aw....the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. When Nick was running around in his baby walker he would stop when we turned on this program. Nick would dance along to the song. Will Smith has many talents.

I hope everyone has a wonderful new week. Life moves so quickly.  Share your favorite Sparks too.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Pink Saturday and Aw...Mondays


Pink Saturday

When I first joined Pink Saturday in 2010 I remember searching for pink everywhere. The Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers were hilarious as were the Pink Panther cartoons. You can not get much more pink than this! I miss these simple movies and cartoons. Those were wonderful days. 

Princess Sassy Pants is always good for a think pink moment. She has words of wisdom too. 


Have you ever seen a baby goat in pajamas? These two look like they are enjoying their pj day!

This baby goat is a fashionista in her pajamas. They are sure cute when they are small. But I understand they are not easy to raise and care for. They seem to have an ornery streak too.

I hope many of you have seen my post about LaVoice and will send her an encouraging card with get well messages. She loves cards and she is one of the sweetest bloggers I was fortunate enough to meet several years ago. Please pray too that she will recover soon and regain her strength. 

With the new week here to stay here is a perfectly pink tea party courtesy of google images  you can share with me. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy, stay healthy and happy  . If it is cold where you are stay warm and s=cozy. If it is warm, enjoy a tall cool glass of tea.

I found this sweet tea party poem by Irene Latham. She is quite a clever poet.


 If you stop by my blog My Tata's Cottage I have lots of special requests to ask your help with. I don't want to repeat everything here and you get the feeling I forgot that I already posted this.  A special blog friend needs encouragement so sending her a card would be joyful for her.  Others need prayer, lots of prayer. 

I once knew a very successful lady named Tena. A mutual friend, who was a very devout Christian lady, told Tena she would pray for her regarding an upcoming procedure she was having.  Tena replied, oh honey, you need to pray for someone who needs it. I don't! W O W ! That knocked my socks off! 

Not everyone thinks like us, that would be the most boring thing in the entire universe! Who wants to sit around looking, acting and thinking exactly like the millions of other people all over this planet!? But when I don't agree with or think exactly like someone else, I was raised to use good manners and be polite and kind. We have become a world of apologetic humans who think someone else is more deserving of whatever it is they want and we don't deserve anything because someone said so ! I have a hard time with this mentality. I also have a hard time with bullies and lately, they are all over the place!

We all have opinions, ideas, and thoughts. But we show our true character by simply expressing our example not our opinion.

I know I have plenty of opinions but I share my faith because I think kindness is more important than spouting facts or showing everyone how much we know about everything! I don't like debating and we are entitled to think our way and leave it at that.

I am not looking for a pat on the back but when the world started to go mad day by day back in 2020, I stopped posting lots of personal photos and stories and started to simply post Scripture at social media. . I am not a theologian but many people started to send me messages or even commented that I helped them get through their day by sharing what I did.  I stick to a routine at social media so when someone I know started questioning the verses I posted because it was not  in their favorite interpretation! I Had to take a breath and pray about it. I felt like when I post something the Good Lord may have given me a little shove in the right direction. So I am not going to argue or debate anything with anyone because what I do is simply because I get a feeling someone who may be  shy or concerned or worried and needs a bit of encouragement appreciates what I post.

I had a blogger say I should not post Scripture here. Well I do and if it upset her, she should not stop by. If I see something I don't like, I scroll past it! Problem solved, no confrontation needed! Life should always be so grand!

If you would like to encourage LaVoice (LV) by sending her a card well she regains her strength from COVID please e mail me if you need her address. We want her to be surprises by all the cards she will receive. 

If you feel you can pray for others I listed at my other blog, please do so. If you have a kind word to pass on to them, that is perfect. Life can be simple but we seem to like to complicate it! My husband reminds me of this occasionally, out of kindness! haha he knows me oh so well.

Yesterday was a wild ride. I had my hair appoint with Jae at ten o'clock. But earlier in the morning it seemed like everyone had an immediate need. My son-in-law Roger was working, he could not get through to his wife, our daughter Noelle. He asked if I could walk over to the house three doors away and ring the door bell. I put on my winter coat and boots and still had my night clothes on. I figured the neighbors would get a kick out of my early morning fashion choices! Their dog Piper sat in the window, she did not bark but looked at me with a look that said, "Hey watcha doin?" After two rings of the doorbell here came my daughter, still in her night clothes. She had fallen back asleep and was over an hour late to work! Good thing she works from home. She was mortified. I said, don't sweat it, your dad did this two weeks ago. He jumped outta that bed, into the shower and into his clothes before I could finish making his coffee. He was out of the door in about 8 minutes. I think he set a record, hahaha

I had been checking in with Hannah regarding Jake who had his shoulder surgery Thursday. Roger was ringing my phone as Rebekah, my middle daughter was texting me saying my DIL Brittany needed to ask a question. I was waiting for Avery to call me, as I was compiling a list of questions for him. My phone was a hotline yesterday morning and I felt appreciated.

Sitting in Jae's chair at the salon I felt like a million bucks as she shampooed my hair and told me about her weekend trip to Pueblo. She and Avery and I being natives love to chat about our hometown. Avery had to cancel his appointment with Jae as his co worker got her booster shot on Wednesday,  Geraldine tried to come in to work Thursday, was deathly ill and had to leave. She was still sick Friday so Avery  had to cancel his day off Friday which would have given him a four day weekend. Life is a wild roller coaster ride some days. We just pray Geraldine gets well. She has a really serious heart condition and does not do well with these shots. Daisy to the rescue Saturday morning, to give Avery a much needed haircut.

I like days that float by like Spring time breezes and sunshine. Unfortunately when complications arise life is a bar room brawl and you wonder why the heck you are stuck with all the bullies. More on them another time. In the words of my  late mother, life is hard, pray harder.

These coffee mugs had me smiling. Lauren, a food blogger I know received the Jurassic mug for Christmas. I need the Not today Satan, as I mention that to him on a daily basis. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday

My mom was a beautiful child. She is the girl in the middle with the bow in here hair and her long locks are draped over her shoulders. She had a heavenly birthday again January 4th. I miss her like she left this earth yesterday.

A 1970 something photo of mom and me. She was a wonderful cook, a beautiful woman with a shining personality. She loved my dad, he loved her. She took care of 5 kids while dad worked, as a steelworker. I never tire of talking about them and their faithfulness to God.

Have a beautiful birthday in Heaven mom and enjoy your time there. I know you are catching up with all those you loved on this earth that joined you there too.

I know most of you are wordless today. It was hard for me not to continue this post.