Wednesday, May 30, 2012

B is for Bones!

Although I can be a bookworm I was going back and forth on what to post today! I have been absent since Pink Saturday! Not by choice. By pain! Excruciating, bone chilling pain! They like to use fancy words like "osteo arthritis " but it is still pain! So while you stop by to visit Ms. Jenny think about me and my bad bones and my impending surgery! How is that for a "B' post?

Now when I got my x ray that spotted my osteo arthritis they sure didn't look like this:
But I thought this was a colorful example of health care today!

I have some really excellent doctors and the ortho surgeon I chose is my doctors neighbor! The ENT guy I work for lives next to the hunky ortho guy! Sigh! The ortho guy is Greek and if you saw the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" you would chuckle. His family is so similar to the people in that movie!
Once the surgery is completed I should be good as new and back to work by the following Monday if my surgery is on a Friday. Then maybe I will get some of these pretty flowers.
Or these! Surprise packages! I love a good surprise!
A nice cheerful get well card.
A beautiful message with a thoughtful wish attached!
Some delectable berries dipped in chocolate! That would be a beauteous bountiful gift!

Before I sign off tonight I was reminiscing about my three neuro surgeries and how my dear friend Karen sat with me each day during her lunch (she worked on the university campus too) and helped me eat my lunch. I remember how my brother Ed ad his wife Cheri took my two kids to their home and kept them while my hubby worked and cared for me each evening. Those days were hard health wise but filled with many kindnesses from people who truly cared for me. My brother came straight from his job downtown and sat with me during the dinner hour. The kindness and caring from those close to me really touched my heart. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I recuperated and healed so nicely. My late father-in-law sat with me too and fed me lunch and picked our daughter up from school when I was re cupping at home. The human spirit is often cruel but in the case of illness people tend to bring out their best behavior.

Although I will have a short recuperation period with my knee surgery I will look forward to some kind acts from those who care for me.

Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you use it will be measured back to you."

Now visit all the Alphabe Thursday friends that you can and enjoy the creative talents you find in blog land.

A quick note about the Maiden Name Game. When I was really down and out feeling sorry for me a good friend sent the Maiden Name Game to me! I got carried away and sent it to most everyone I know! Some of the cute responses I got back were fun to read and made me feel better. Some folks said they don't do these and I appreciate your honesty. It is like the buttons and awards folks send our way on the blog and some love 'em, other don't. It just goes to show you that we all are really unique individuals and that my friends, is what makes this world go round!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday!

Since we just celebrated twenty eight years of marriage I thought I would add our wedding photo to the Pink Saturday Birthday post!

Swing over to Beverly's and wish her a happy birthday for holding us all together through four years of pinkness! I started to think about the people I have meet here and it makes me smile! I really enjoy blogging and I continue to meet the most amazing people!

I am trying to avoid too many sweets so instead of sharing cake and spirits with you here I want to share pink shoes! I L O V E shoes and I would not be able to stand upright in these but they are sure beautiful"

These are Dansko clogs. Aren't they cute?

Some pink Keen's! They will brighten your workout 

I picked a special bouquet of pink flowers and balloons to give each one of you for this beautiful day.

Let's go visit as many Pinkies as we can and wish them all a terrific birthday weekend!

 Dorothy was right, it is all about the shoes!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Letter "A"

 I started to think what shall I write about today? I could write about me, A N N E ! Laugh Out Loud! That would be way too easy!

How about A N C I E N T? Some days I feel that way!

A P P L E S!? Tasty treats that have health benefits that are  better for you then junk food!

 How about ANCESTRY? If you hop over to Sue's you can see the incredible journey into her own family's past that she has been creating! A M A Z I N G !

A W E S O M E !

Before I send you to my favorite teacher Ms. Jenny see my final "A" gift to you:

A D O R A B L E!

My sweet little niece Sarah!

I think this was my best "A" game today! I was feeling sad until I started putting these favorite things together here!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pink Saturday

I have been dreaming about having a tea party for a long time. I have to take some photos of a cute tea cup and plate three tier server my niece Holly made for me. It is not pink but it is very sweet. I have a beautiful tea party hat as well as tea hats for my daughters. So we need to have a tea party.

People talk about going to high tea and having tea parties with phamily and friends so I am really excited to plan one. After the dust settles from graduation I can set my sights on tea tyme!

I thought you might like my google images that I am sharing with pretty pink tea cups and saucers:
Pink polka dots with matching tea pot! So sweet!
Do you prefer this cute pink and purple rose splashed tea cup and saucer?

I hope you will thank Beverly for her generous heart and hosting our Pink Saturdays each week. We will celebrate a birthday next weekend. So stop by and give her your support. Then visit a pinkie or two or more!

Now I am off to bed with my cup of steaming Sleepy Time Tea!.

Sweet Dreams! 

If you are cold, tea will warm you.  If you are too heated, it will cool you.  If you are depressed, it will cheer you.  If you are excited, it will calm you.  ~Gladstone, 1865

Come make a stop at Marydon's and visit Love is.... This is my sweet share today. It is always nice to be loved and also nice to have quiet time with your sweetheart! I am off to watch the eclipse of the sun.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Z is a tough letter to write about but here I go! We had a zazzy week! Zazzy is a cross between zany, piazz and snazzy! LOL! It is something that is too great to confined to one word!  Also means something shiny and flashy! Jeremy graduated from  college on Mother's Day! Nick graduated on Tuesday the 15th! Whew! We were busy and zany. Zipping about to get everything done! We will zip through the weekend where the two of them will have their friends over for a barbeque. Wish you were all here. You could come over and we could visit while I get zany getting everything done!
Here is a zinger for you! I am going to permanently lose two toenails! Ouch! But I trust my doctor and my left foot is killing me and with Nick heading off to college ,we are  going to be hitting the ground running to catch up with some of his races! No pretty pedicures for me! :(
So enjoy a few phamily photos I zipped through!  Then visit Ms. Jenny and all the Alphabe Thursday participates!  I can usually get zazzy and visit many during the week.
Jayden giving his famous High Five! Shiny and flashy!

Ivan, Jeremy, Tony and The Bird giving their best poker faces at graduation! Zany!
Proud mama and papa with baby boy Nick at Boulder, Colorado Tuesday May 15, 2012
My beautiful niece Chelsea with her honey going to senior prom in Oregon! Zazzy spats on the handsome date!
My handsome nephew Ryan and his pretty date at the junior prom Pueblo, CO.!

My sis Mary, Holly,Noelle,Karla and moi! Zany!

Can you say Z A Z Z Y?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love is....pampering/The Phamily/Happy Day!

I felt like I was pampered today! Jeremy graduated from college with a double degree along with 1,879 other students! It was chilly and overcast but the day went off perfectly.
Please stop by Marydon's and visit with the Love is...crowd. I wish you would come join us.

Part of us at graduation!
Mi Familia at Casa Bonita! Oh My Goodness! We have not gone there in years, since the kids were small, so it was super fun! We are all here minus my SIL who had to work! :(
Jeremy and his friends! 
 Best mother's day celebration ever! Now to get Nick graduated on Tuesday the 15th and get him busy for his new adventure: C O L L E G E !
Visit Sally so you can join all the blues for Monday! If you look at each of my photos you will see some blue! Jeremy wore a navy blue cap and gown and his after graduation shirt is blue! , Colton has a navy blue "College" t shirt, my hubby has on blue jeans . I could not wear my pretty blue Spring time dress. It was just too cold! I would have turned blue!

 Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
 Albert Schweitzer

Friday, May 11, 2012


Welcome to my Mothers Day Pink Saturday. Please visit Beverly and thank her for graciously hosting this each week. She is a real doll for keeping this up and running! Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

My Mother's Day will be good because our oldest son Jeremy will graduate from college! We will all be front and center at nine o'clock in the morning Sunday the 13th to watch him receive a double degree in business journalism and history. Two days later Nick will graduate from high school and embark on his new journey, college in Kansas. I am a proud mom and happy to see my sons move into the next phase of their lives.

I know you will remember Shannon's story. The little California four year old who passed away from Brain cancer in March this year. We all got together and some very talented folks made quilted squares to create a quilt for Shannon. She lost the battle before the quilt was finished but her family accepted the quilt as a remembrance to her! Many folks are receiving thank you letters from the family and in their grief and sadness they stopped to thank each person involved. They included a packet of forget-me-not seeds and asked that we plant them and remember Shannon. I know I will never forget Shannon. I am going to plant those seeds and I am sharing an image of forget-me-nots here today.
Did you know that forget-me-nots are primarily bright blue in color but occasionally they bloom in pink and white? Since medievial times this pretty flower has been a symbol of enduring love despite absence or separation. There is even a song, written by Patrice Rushen entitled "Forget Me Not"

I wanted to share Shannon with you today. While we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend let us remember Shannon's mom Saeko who will be missing her little girl. Despite their grief, this wonderful family chose to share their daughter with us and I  will  always be grateful.

"God could not be everywhere, therefore he made mothers." Jewish Proverb

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Y" is for Y Songs

I had lots of grand ideas about the letter Y! I thought Yikes, Youth, Yellow, Yes, Yogi Bear, Yellowstone, Yosemite, yeah, I had them all then I decided to share some songs that start with the letter Y. Like "Yellow Submarine", written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Written during a period when the Beatles were experimenting with drugs and involved in transcendental mediation. Here it is:
There is Y.M.C.A. written by Henri Belolo/Jacques Morali/Victor Willis. It is one of those anthem songs and people often do a dance interpretation of it during wedding receptions! Performed by the Village People. The first video was fine and than started to play new year's eve tunes! So try the second YMCA video!
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman Turner Overdrive. This song was popular when I was in high school and college!
 If you can't view these here hop over to you tube and you can watch them there.

I love music so I am always having fun watching and listening to videos and music in general! I love all types and hope you enjoyed this today. Please visit Ms. Jenny and all of us with Alphabe Thursday.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Love is...

I love this sweet little Love is...

I love it because my Sweets and I have been putting together a slide show with music for Nick and also a book of his athletic accomplishments for graduation. This hit home for us. We are wading in photos. We have plastic tubes of photos all over the house!  Best memories are shared with the ones you love! Now visit Marydon. She is always sharing a fun Love is...too.

It is hard to get a good shot of my nails but I had Helen paint my shorter nails royal blue (Nick's school colors royal blue and white) and added black crackle polish over them to make them look like they are crackled. It is very pretty and I thought it would be a good start for Blue Monday. So visit Sally and thank her for being such a terrific hostess.
Now these track and field Mom and Dad shirts are actually royal blue too. We bought them for Nick's college meets, Why my camera is making everything look navy instead of royal blue is beyond me! Sigh!
Keep Nick and his team mates in your prayers as they participate in their final track meet Wednesday. Nick has not been able to break his previous best time so  the meet will be bittersweet. He probably will not be invited to participate in the state championship meet but he worked very hard and he has college in his new horizon so all in all we are all quite happen. We are proud that he worked so hard and did so well during his high school years. We are happy he is attending college with a scholarship and we look forward to him meeting new friends and continuing this journey we call life.
Nick on Saturday May 5th. It was 91 degrees and he did run well. See his royal blue uniform shirt? He also has the two colored running shoes, one lime green, one aqua blue. His time for the 3200k (2 mile) was 10:08!

I had to share Maxine with you today! LOL! She is truthful for sure! The funniest mom story I had heard lately goes like this "I told my kids the ice cream man that drives his truck through the neighborhood only turns on the music when he is out of ice cream." LOL! Smart mom!
Someone told Betty White, "Why don't you get a Face Book page and reconnected with old friends. Betty replied" At my age I'd have better luck with contacting my old friends with a Ouija board!"

Have a  terrific week.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pink Derby Day Post

Do you like the pretty pink flowers at Churchill Downs? I have had such a love for the Kentucky Derby since I was a young child that I thoroughly enjoy doing a Pink Saturday post about it! I hope you will visit Beverly and thank her for her hard work to keep all of us on task each week. Thank you Beverly!
I can don my pink Derby shirt and enjoy the race.
Although my derby hat is actually blue I do love this pink one!
Did you place a bet? Are you nervous? Did you, sell the farm, so to speak? I am not a gambler by nature but this The Oaks Lily drink looks refreshing. It contains an ounce of vodka, an ounce of sweet and sour , an ounce of cranberry juice and a splash of triple sec.
Perhaps a cool, tall glass of pink lemonade will refresh you instead.
Did you win? If so hurry over to your ride:
A perfectly pink Hummer limo!

and here is your winner for 2012 ....I'll Have Another!