Sunday, August 31, 2014

Love is.../Happy Anniversary Blue Monday/ Happy Labor Day

I am a lover of the sweet cartoon Love is... I have many of these and even a tiny book filled with these cute little quips! This one is very special to me. My phamily will always pray for each other and often I will ask one of them, did you pray for your sister/brother? I know I ask for a lot of prayer and right now someone in my phamily is going through a real difficulty. I would appreciate prayer. It is a real heartbreaking situation and I don't want to burden anyone here. I just want to ask for prayer. Thank you.
I thought these "Sky Parfaits" were so sweet. Jell-O comes in so many different flavors and this pretty blue Jell-O mixed with whipped cream makes a pretty sky effect! They will hopefully make Sally smile on this 6th anniversary day of Blue Monday!
I am going to make myself a pin board. This one is cute with some touches of blue. I want to make one and add lots of different expressions I collect and keep this at my office so I will always have something to smile at or remain positive with. I will share a few of those here:
I prefer to drink Sleepy Time tea rather than count sheep. They don't seem to help me and I am not sure how close the nearest sheep farm is!
Laughing Out Loud! I love Sylvester. He is a sly one! I was thinking of this when we returned from our trip to Las Vegas. The most horrible man was sitting next to me on the plane. He was talking on a phone rather loudly and cursing! When the flight was taking off the attendant had to make him hang up that phone! As we were landing he started up again except whomever he called, he said "You know I never use profanity, blah blah blah". The entire plane full of passengers wanted to toss this man off the plane!As we exited the plane all I could think of was ," this guy is a liar and I would love to see his pants catch on fire"! A co worker of my hubby's was on that flight and he was at the very back of the plane. He said he asked an attendant on the flight why no one was stopping this rudeness! He also spoke to an airline rep. when we landed in Denver! Perhaps the jerk had friends in high places. Who knows, but he was an awful passenger!
This one is just self explanatory. I hope you enjoyed my touches of blue and my thoughts today. Visit  Sally and share your favorite blue too!

Friday, August 29, 2014

"N": Noelle and Nick/"O" Orange and Blue/Pink Saturday

How I missed the "N" post for Alphabe Thursday is baffling! I have had a lot going on and I hate missing these fun meme's. Makes my mind sharp and I enjoy the company at Ms. Jenny's. So today I combined my "N" for Noelle and Nick, my oldest daughter and youngest son and added my favorite orange and blue team colors for the Denver Bronco football team! I teamed them both up with a pink post from our Vegas vacation to add to  Beverly and the Pinkies!
Noelle is posing with friend Jodi (bride) and Christina (right) at Jodi's wedding to Lennie! The bridesmaids are pretty in pink!
Nick Christmas 2013 visiting phamily.
Noelle and I look a little sleepy on Christmas 1977.
Nick with eyes closed on Mother's Day 2013 with Jeremy and I.
Vegas fun with Hannah and her brothers, Nick (who turned 21) and Jeremy.
Noelle and Hannah back in Colorado after fun in the sun in sunny Las Vegas.

I thought Noelle and Nick would be a perfect "N" post for Ms. Jenny's Alphabe Thursday class!
When Peyton Manning fired off an "F" bomb at a Houston Texan player who knocked his team mate Wes Welker out of the game, I was proud of Manning! He was fined for the first time in his career for "unsportsman like conduct"! He said that was the best $8,200 he spent! He was, after all, just protecting his team mate. I am amazed in the NFL how many "dirty"  hits are ignored.  Manning is a classy guy, and he tapped the other player on the shoulder and turned away from the camera when he gave the guy a piece of his mind! It was the Texan's player who blasted the words Manning said all over the morning news! Because Peyton has small children, he is very cautious on the field, trying to be a good role model. Then there are days, you just have to say what is on your mind! I am proud of him wearing orange and blue and I wish him a successful year in 2014!
As a Colorado native, I love this bumper sticker. We have had such a large influx of people moving here because of this legalized marijuana. That and the liberal politicians are my least favorite things about the state that I love.
I love the Bronco's logo. My dad was a life long fan and I am too! We watch NFL football every weekend and my phamily has fun! My hubby and I have nicknames for other team players and we really enjoy being silly. I am proud of the orange and blue and will always wear it proudly.
While in Las Vegas we visited Pink's! It is the Vegas version of the famed Hollywood establishment founded in 1939. Although not a budget friendly meal my hubby and I shared an order of fries with their tasty chili dogs. While there we met a young man, named Jeff, who recently came back to his native Las Vegas from the U.S. Navy. It was nice chatting with him while we ate our dinner and I snapped a few "pink" shots from Pink's Las Vegas diner:
The door is bordered in pink and it was a fun visit.
The Las Vegas dry heat is something else and even the cooling fans are touched with pink!
We shared a cold soda but you can have a variety of beverages while visiting Pink's.

I hope you will visit Beverly and thank her for her continued support of Pink Saturday and visit some Pinkies today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blue on Blue and Love is...

I love, love, love this Love is...! Science can not quantify it! Only God knows the secret to making love work. It is, after all, written in His book,

Mother Teresa spoke of love and the importance of it. She was surrounded with despair, hopelessness, homelessness, sadness and yet she found peace bringing some dignity to those so less fortunate. She was a beautiful soul.
She even wore a habit that was piped with blue. She is part of my Blue Monday post.
I found this quaint blue church on pinterest. I like to go to a quiet place like this to pray.
I know I have posted this photo and quote previously but it fit into the theme I was posting here. I often get blue when I see people who are homeless and children who are hungry. I am a happy person by nature but our world is spinning out of control. It makes one blue.

We enjoyed our recent trip with the phamily to Las Vegas. But I never dreamed I would see homeless people roaming the streets there. It is truly sad. You can always tell a true homeless person but from those trying to scam people for drug or liquor money, One night, my hubby and I went to a grocery store off the strip to buy water. He lived there may years ago and Vegas is very easy to maneuver. We were returning from the store when we approached the red light. My eyes locked into the eyes of a homeless man. As long as I am alive I will never forget that look of sadness,hopelessness and despair. I never dreamed that homeless people would be so overwhelming in such a city. I am sad because of this problem. I know Denver is filled with many homeless especially veterans and young people. If you have some time please check out the city of Portland, Oregon. They are spending dollars to build affordable housing and help homeless folks have a new beginning. It is a project I wish all major cities would embrace.

I hope you will visit Sally and the Blue Crew. I am going to try to catch up last week and this week for Blue Monday so I hope to see you here soon. Thank you for stopping by, you mean a lot to me with your kind comments. Have a blue-ti-ful week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello Fun!/Blue Monday/Love is...

If you come to Las Vegas with me you can see these guys:
I hear they serve a mean Martini here:
They make 24 different kinds of Martini's! I have had a Lemon Drop Martini, An Appletini and a Chocolate Martini made with Godiva Liqueur plus an original Martini which is made "Dirty" with an Olive. LOL!
You can order one of these at any bar in Las Vegas or anywhere else.
Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. It is more pristine than Red Rocks in Colorado although you won't see or hear a better concert anywhere then Red Rocks here!  Many years ago I saw Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina there, John Denver and Jethro Tull right here!

For two whole days no one can take my honey from me! He and I head to Vegas early because of his boss always throwing a wrench in our plans! Sigh! The alone time will be good for us. This Love is...makes me s mile!
Prayer for safe travels for us and for all my phamily, half are traveling by car and the rest by air! Isaiah 41:10 is a beautiful prayerful verse. Please say hello to Sally and all the Blues! I am going to catch up this week and last when I get home!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"M" is for Making Memories

My goodness, I have missed so many Ms. Jenny moments in the past several weeks! I don't like missing Alphabe Thursday but life just gets in the way!
Look at my tiny boy Nick! He wore a t shirt that said "Monkeying around"! Gosh, he was small, I am not quite sure of his age in this photo but I know those pretty curtains! They graced the kitchen windows at my momma's house. Memories in the making.
A lil cowboy wearing a Batman shirt. Oh this baby is going to be three soon! A toddler, no longer that tiny lil baby we cuddled! Sigh! I love his shirt, there is a saying,
I just love it! I am a little disappointed in the recent movies. They seem to get more violent and filled with evil, as if this world we live in, isn't full of those things already! I liked the old corny Batman T.V. series. Pow! Smack?! Take that Joker! Hee Hee! Loved it!
This was 1983, ah, the years, how they fly by! That is Etsuko, my very first Japanese friend. She was a research doctor at the Health Sciences Center where I worked for several years, in the Microbiology Department.  Good memories, many friends.
Hannah (look at those long legs) and Nick! Oh how the kids loved that old tree! It was filled with many beautiful memories.

The Eveland Phamily, at least part of them! Noelle, Roger and Colton. This photo is at least eighteen years old!  Memories making me realize that I am young at heart but not young age wise!
Jeremy, Katelin and Rebekah. My the girls were so pretty and tiny and Jeremy was wearing his famous smile! He is always has a smile for you! Rebekah looking sweet with her bow in her hair. Goodness, Katelin is mom to her own two little ones! My oh my, time flies!

Wedding memories are always good memory makers. Thirty one years and  counting. I hope you will visit Ms. Jenny and join in the fun:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Love is.../Maxine /Blue Monday/ Great Loss

Late, late, late! I am always running late. But I am not late because I am lounging around. We made a fast trip to Kansas this weekend to take Nick to his new college. We were exhausted. We needed our rest and so we went to bed at eight thirty last night! Good thing, because both of us were slammed at work. This thoughtful little Love is...caught my eye because this is the hubby and I after a long hard day at the office. We stay close. We rest, we watch a little T.V. and we eat a quiet dinner.
 You know when life is crazy, Maxine always makes me laugh! I usually read these Maxine funnies every day ! Makes real life feel better even for a moment for two.
Here is another Maxine share for Sally and the Blue Crew! Ah, aging! I think as we get older we all tend to stop our thought process and wonder, what the heck was I going to say, or what was I thinking?! Maxine is bathed in blue and that hair is a shade that older ladies used. In fact, my first boss, was in her 70's when she was the County Treasurer and she use to tint her hair a lovely shade of blue. I have known several matronly ladies who wore blue hair! In Maxine's first photo here, her hair looks almost lavender!

My friend  Suzanne shared the Chicken Chick's  photo at Facebook and I wanted to talk for a moment about Robin Williams. My daughter Rebekah, who is 26, has a friend Naomi, and this is what she shared on Face Book:

"It's strange that the passing of someone I never knew has affected me so. What's stranger and even more sad is that someone who was admired and loved around the world for his ability to make us laugh, came to such an end. RIP Robin Williams, you will be missed."

It comes down to this, mental health. It is something no one, especially our government(s) want to address.  Hand over a handful of pills, so some lobbyist in Washington D.C. can fill their pockets with pharm money pushing these drugs through! I have been blessed, never struggled with depression, but I know so many who have. The medication they want to give you often gives you worse side effects. Paired with illicit drugs or alcohol and you are in a deeper world of hurt. A dear friend lost her marriage because of it. As a child, my mother's two friends, both sisters, struggled with it. One ended up in the Colorado State Hospital which specialized in mental health issues. Sadness. No real answers to make it all better. Sometime the pain is too much to bear. When a young Catholic priest my phamily knew ended his life, I will never forget the elderly Catholic priest who spoke about him. He said clergy hate to see suicide . It is hard to talk about, it is hard to fathom the why's, the what if's, the tragedy for the families.  I remember that distinguished elderly priest telling us sometime God has plans for those tormented souls that we will not know about until we ourselves meet Him at the end of our own lives. But he added, God loves each one of us, and we must trust Him that He is the only one capable of understanding why someone takes their own life.

Some of my favorite Robin Williams movies. I was pondering Naomi's words, it is very odd that someone so loved, would end their life so tragically. My prayers go out to Robin Williams family, especially his children. R.I.P.