Monday, April 30, 2018

Tuesday Show and Tails

This boy came to live with us on June 13, 2013/ He was born on April 30, 2013. He dislikes his kennel when he has to travel to the vet office. He is a free spirit and enjoys spending his free time sleeping. He is 5 years old.
Before she passed away on November 3, 2013 Roxanne became good friends with Mr Kitty. He knew she was ill and he stayed close to her and cared for her. Just like a good friend would do. They were not long time friends but he cared for her like one.
He is pounting because the new puppies moved in. He will get use to them. But he is quite dramatic.
He weighed nine lbs. in this photo. Oh my how he has changed. He won't let me snap his photo as I mentioned he is protesting the puppies. So Happy birthday Mr. Kitty.
Be grateful and stop by soon.

Sunday, April 29, 2018


 I am always cheerleading for bloggers! I hated seeing so many wonderful blogger buddies leave and head over to social media. Yet I don't seem to have enough hours in the day to blog daily and accomplish all my household chores and such, Oh life, why are you so cruel?
Instead of being grumpy or sad or whiney, I am going to share my sweet girl (Lulu) surrounded by Thor (left) and Loki (right). These cuties, sweet long haired chihuahua puppies came to live with us yesterday. The newlyweds wanted a puppy, and they bought the two brothers. They are so cute but they should be Trouble I and Trouble II. They get into serious mischief. with names like Thor and Loki they just want to be super heroes. These fellows and brothers so leaving one behind was N O T an option. My son-in-law Zach is one half  of a set of twins. He was excited having these boys, he fondly calls, his twin boys!
I was so wanting a tiny dog, ever since Hannah lost Roxanne. I asked the lady if she would get any more chihuahua's and she said she had one coming in but was not sure if she was a boy or a girl. My hubby really wanted a girl, like Roxanne.
When Roxanne came to live with us in December 2010, we all fell madly in love with her. She was Hannah's girl. A precious rescue Markus, Hannah's former beau found in an open field on a snowy evening a few days before CHRISTmas. she had been a breeder and when she could not produce anymore babies they dumped her. We loved that little girl until we lost her to cancer 11-01-2013. Lulu has been a gift to reopen our hurting hearts to love again. We know Thor and Loki are the icing on the puppy cake because those two are like a comedy duo.

Thor is this mighty warrior until his brother gets the best of him. He is smart and sweet and so full of energy I wish I could bottle it just to have a single drop every day!
Loki is a mild mannered pup. H A ! N O T ! He seems innocent until he and his brother Thor get into wrrestling matches.
Loki likes solitude when the hectic pace of puppy life gets to him! Lulu can be a diva so he has just had about enough of her nagging! Life is going to be fun with these three characters. Leo is loving it, he is the ultimate guardian of the puppies. The cats, meh, that is another story for another time. So come visit Sandee and say Aw.....Mondays.
I've been doing the daily Dress Up Challenge from April 12 to May 12 2018 with Allora and Nancy Campbell at their LuLuRoe page on social media. My blue, yellow and red Cassie skirt went to the hot diggity dog Irma shirt since I was in a wild and crazy mood with puppy madness today. Maybe the folks at Blue Monday will like my crazy blues mixed with yellow and red too.
Just a smile from a handsome boy to remind myself, life is simply what you make it to be. I'm with my handsome grandson, S M I L E. I was reminding this young lad that although my singing voice is not terrific, the words I make up to silly songs about him are from my heart and he tends to agree. He willbe the same age as Thor, Loki and Lulu as they are all born in the  lovely month of February 2018.
Thank you Love is....I could not have said it better myself.
Cynical Maxine about dogs. Her pet is quite the boom box pup.
A Scripture to share today and some wise words to share with Annie
Grateful to have a smile today and one to share. Be like Brody - S M I L E

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mondays Are Fun

I was reading an article about the latest Royal Wedding. Than I found this kitty dressed for tea time with the Queen. I had to share it with Sandee and everyone at Aw....Mondays. If Monday's are tough, these sweet shares should make you smile. I am hoping my Kentucky Derby hat arrives before the big Derby Day. I nearly forgot to order one. I will share it next weekend. This pillbox style hat is quite chic in lavender.
These dress up cats had me cracking me. This Captain America is a real live hero. Saving natnip across the USA. Maybe Blue Monday will apreciate the feline humor too. Stop in for all your blues.
This small boy has had a rough couple of days. Cleared of any life changing and difficult one in a million aliments, he isn't quite sure someone isn't going to poke or prod him once more. He is a precious boy and we are so grateful for all the prayer he received during these past two months. If I could eradicate all the horrible childhood illnesses with a magic wand I would do it! I do not like to see children suffer. It truly break my heart. I don't mean to sound selfish, but I am very grateful this grandboy is healthy and growing so quickly. I pray each day for his life, I want him to be a happy child. I will always reach for God.

Blaise Pascal was a child prodigy. As a child myself I always found stories of him to be delightful and even as a child I found his faith to be extraordinaire. I admired his intellect in Mathematics and during the difficult days while waiting for a diagnosis for our little grandbaby I kept remembering these words, attributed to Blaise Pascal:
My faith has helped me more than anything else in this world filled with uncertainties. I am grateful each day that I know God and share such a personal relationship with Jesus.
McGuffy's Reader asks us to share some kindness each Monday or something postive. I thought another quote attributed to Blaise Pascal was on point,
Years ago Roseann Barr did a comedy routine where she called herself a "Domestic Goddess". My kids were small back then and I liked the sound of that. It sounded so glamours instead of being a housewife or someone's mother or wife. God bless Roseann ,she got me through some difficult days with that goddess routine. Thanks Love is...for the memory and reminder of being a domestic goddess
Telling my age, (chuckling) but I remember singing this catchy little song when I was a kid. As a young mother with mountains of laundry, I learned to balance my prayerful time with God while I sorted laundry and washed and dried our clothes. Something I took from Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Billy Graham. She said when her own children were small, she found the best personal moments she could share with God were during her laundry chores. I love doing laundry to this very day.
Oh Maxine, a long time ago savings and loan businesses would give you small household appliances for opening an account with them. When I was married my mother gave me an iron. I told my mother it was written in my marriage vows that I did not have to participate in such an activity. She gave me the iron anyway.
Another week is upon us. I hope your's is simply amazing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My 30 Day Dress Up Challenge: In Progress

I have been feeling truly under the weather or better yet, under the bus!  I have been away but I have been trying to keep up with the 30 day Dress Up Challenge. Allora and Nancy at LuLaRoe Allora and Nancy are challenging all of us to dress up for 30 days. I have a lot of LuLaRoe pieces particularly dresses and skirts so I am trying to do this challenge. It started on April 12 and run until May 12, 2018. I'm posting my dress up days so far here:
When I watch Harrison he loves when I wear my LuLa dresses and tops and leggings with Disney characters, especially Mickey and his BFF Donald. THis Carly is dedicated to Donald Duck and he looks good here. This was Day 1 April 12, 2018.
A LBD is always fashionable and I love the cute animal print Shirley as a cover up. This is Day 2, April 13, 2018.
A bright Nicole did cheer me up for a few minutes. I was sad knowing my cute Premier Design Jewelry necklace "Blanca" is going to be retired in 2018 but it looked cute with this dress, This was April 14, 2018.
Anne Klein sandals doll up my black lace bell sleeved  Maurine and I added my PDJ Daisy Chain necklace. This is April 15, 2018.
Elizabeth Hegge put this cute outfit together for me. The mustard colored Maxi dress/skirt pulls the pretty mustard color from the Irma top while the Blue Sweater Joy does the same with the flecks of blue in the top too. This was April 16, 2018.
Yesterday we had 90 MPH high winds. The giant dead tree next door tore branches across our front yard and ruined our once cleam landscape with wood chips and weed barriers. We were lucky, people lost the roof on their home and 100 year old trees were tossed aside like toys. A lady heading into work was a few blocks from her place of business when a construction sign ripped across her car causing serious damages. She was very fortunate to be frightened but unjuried. My dark gray Carly with black pattern did not photgraph as well with the wind outside and not enought indoor lighting. This was April 17, 2018. The photo looks like I felt, B L A H !
My dark gray Julia with black sleeves and a sweater lighter gray Joy  makes me smile. Tonight the air was calm and we are grateful. Many fires are raging. Prayers are always welcome.

We were able to watch our cute little grand boy Brody this weekend. He was delightful. He loved his PaPa walking with him. He is not a lay down kinda boy.
He's so darn handsome and a good baby. He had his two month appointment today. He weighs 11 lbs. and is 22 inches long. He is a perfect boy in our eyes. His Papa was so calm and kind toting him around and enjoying his company. Grandchildren are true gifts from God.
I need a little humor to close my post tonight. It has been a long while and I miss you all. Prayers for the grandbabies are always welcome too. Thank you.
Oh Mother Nature, this was too cute to pass up. Everywhere, everyone seems to have a wild ride left with Winter. One friend said, I took a nap only to wake up to see snow blowing around my yard. Welcome to Spring.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


A rousing game of chess for these felines and their canine friend. I wonder who won? Stop by Sandee's and visit all the fun shares.
I hope you will visit Annie and share some kindness today. A true statement here. Faithful furry friends/
Maybe you will enjoy the blues with Blue Monday. I think Spring may truly be in the air. We saw our Colorado Rockies get beat by the Atlanta Braves at home today. we were happy the air was nice, except for some wind. When baseball season is here I hardly think about much else.
Most everyone here knows why I love baseball. Having endured another year withiut my dad, this past week, I feel happy and sad when I visit the ballpark. He would have loved knowing Colorado had a major league team. I love baseball, because everything I know about it, I learned from him. Watching those Brave's hit today, I noticed they have that "old school" approach to hitting. Keeping your eye on the ball is what it is all about. A handful of our Rockie players have that same approach. Often fans see a player having a great season and they automatically assume they will go to bat and hit homer after homer, I think it gets into the head of some of these guys and they lose their real focus. "Keep your eye on the ball". Here is some good advice from an old school classic and first rate gentleman:
Ah....Joltin Joe, the Yankee slugger. Not a lot of classy guys like him in the major league today. It's all about the money. Joe played with heart and grace and dignity. He felt he owed his very best to the fans, everytime he played the game/
Even athletes can be encouraged by the word of God/
Love is...always has the perfect reminder for me. The middle one, sweet, because marriage is all about giving and taking. It's called balance. Three is better than one.
Maxine has an opinion on everything, even ball players and recliners. You were blessed with two for one today with Maxine.
I almost forgot about Grumpy Cat. Aw...c'mon feline in a funk, Monday's aren't always so bad. Enjoy your week everyone and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018