Thursday, December 30, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 Thankful Thursday


                                                     "But I'm not stringing you along!"

2022 is coming fast and furiously!  I thought I better provide a little humor. 

                                                         T H A N K F U L N E SS 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


 Happy Tuesday


A watched food bowl is never filled.

You miss 100% of the mice you don't chase.

Nap like no one is watching.

Anytime is "me time.

Don't smile because it's over, smile because you got to see the dog get into trouble.

Live, eat, sleep, repeat.

I am not sure we have to worry about this guy seeing the dog(s) get into trouble! He prefers snoozing in this cold winter weather.

This bunch doesn't look like they';ve bene into mischief but trust me, it is a cover for their naughty behavior somedays. 

Today Leo walked up to the large water bowl and was slurping away. The C A T had approached the bowl, but he knew he had to wait his turn. Leo took his sweet time and when he finally left, the C A T walked over to the other side of the bowl and drank from it! Talk about toddler behavior. Somedays  I feel like I am stuck in a comedy show.

Maxine is so silly sometimes. But she is also very funny with her antics.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Aw...Mondays and Love is....


Aw...Mondays Here is a boy in a box! Sometime the box is fun just like the gift that came inside of it! This fellow is so sweet and he has a funny side and very serious side. I think he had tons of fun! 

A big brother in the box! We had tons of fun and so did the little ones. What a blessing they are. 

Love is...sends a great message everytime. I Love the black and white comic strip from days gone by but the colorful ones are precious too.

Prayers requested, our son Jeremy lost a good friend yesterday. John passed away unexpectedly. His phamily is mourning this devastating loss and asked for prayer and privacy at this time. John was a kind young man. He always had a kind word for us when he visited and he willbe greatly missed. His mom, dad, sister and other phamily members are in shock. 

To tell you how kind he was, when our youngest Nick went off to college in Ark City, Kansas. John's cousin was the girls soccer coach. He called his cousin and told him to make sure Nick felt welcome. He is going to be missed.

John was in Jeremy's 2016 wedding. Several of the guys changed their profile photo with a photo of John and themselves. Rest In Peace. You were greatly loved in this life.

Romans 8:18 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us. " 

This morning, I felt sad for some reason before Jeremy let us know about John's passing. I took to my Scriptures as I try to post one daily, I chose this one:

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. " 2 Timothy 4:7

Rest easy John. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday Although I am in the CHRISTmas spirit and filled with words, I will try to be brief. I posted some of our tree ornaments on my  other blog . I will post a few here too. 

I bought this one for us a few years ago. 

Jack and Sally. They are always together. From the Nightmare Before Christmas.

 The Heat Miser and his brother Mr. Freeze, from the Year Without Santa Claus. Two of my favorites.

I love the holidays but we celebrate the true meaning of CHRISTmas and this kind of says it all. Sometime we want more. But I have learned through the years sometime less is better. I will always enjoy my collectibles but there isn't too much that I need beside love from my phamily, a roof over our heads, nourishment. All the commercialism turns me off.   I will take the baby born in a stable over everything the world offers, which is nothing compared to God's glory in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, verlasting Father, Prince of Peace


Friday, December 17, 2021

Feline Friday and Pink Saturday

 Feline Friday

It will be 10 years March 16, 2022 that this sweet boy left me. There is not a day, that I do not think of  him.

I would love to have a Pink Santa Chef like this google image of this fellow. Isn't he beautiful? Pink Saturday

This Santa is beautiful too. They are google images but I would keep them up all year round if they were mine.

I never tire of looking at this precious photo. I am so thankful I snapped it, back in April 2019. He was four months old and Grandfather Avery was telling Alastor Avery how much Jesus loves him. We could not imagine that he would be gone August 4, 2019. Grandfather says he was an Ambassador of Heaven and God sent him to us for a short while. It has given me some comfort now that his third birthday on earth would be December 18, 2019. I know how Jesus loved the little children, I read and re read that verse hundreds of times to get comfort. This small baby boy is enjoying his splendid heavenly home that he was sent to on that Summer day  August 4, 2019. 

"But Jesus said, "let the little children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

But when Jesus saw this , He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to me;  do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14

But Jesus called for them, saying,  Permit the children to come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kindgom of God  belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16

Happy Birthday in Heaven Alastor Avery,  Going to come join you one of these days. Whenever God send us all home to you. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021


 Thankful Thursday

Thankful that Jeremy has Stella enjoying the holidays with her sequined reindeer ears.She is a noble girl who has lived a very good life for the past 13 years. She lost her very favorite canine gentleman Smokey 12/17/19. Where does time go. Missing that human like boy everyday. He was Stella's protector as she was a street dog Jeremy found wandering the streets. She is the mother for the other canines Luna and Duke. They are younger, but they are kinder to her.

A gentle boy with a kind heart and a love for Stella like no other. Missing you always my friend. You were a unique friend. 



1.______________________made me smile recently.

2. I am looking forward to seeing ____________________over the holidays.

3.  During the holiday season, my home _________________.

4. _______________is my favorite way to get in a festive mood.

Ellen and Lorianne co host these fun meme. Ellen thoguht up the first two phrases and Lorianne and the other two. Thank you ladies for your contributions each week.


1. My grandson's Pajama Day photos made me smile recently.

2. I am looking forward to seeing most all of our kids over the holidays.

3. During the holiday season, my home gets decorated ainside and out.

4. Reading the bible and listening to CHRISTmas music is my favorite way to get in a festive mood.

You can see the Pajama photo at my blog My Tata's Cottage

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Happy Tuesday and Maxine



Happy Tuesday

Oh Maxine, you should try sharing your chocolate with a guy! Ha Ha Ha

You know, you have to be nice and help out! ha ha ha 

Get out and enjoy your day! We have had high winds so I walk my yard and my long driveway. But early in the morning when the sun is rising. Otherwise, here comes the wind!

Monday, December 13, 2021

Aw...Mondays/ Love is.../ Birthday Wishes/ Humor/My BoJon Heritage/

 We've been on an extended break. It was good to get extra rest and just do what we absolutely had to do. It was hard letting Avery go back to work but I am grateful as he is that he is working and keeping busy. God has been good to us.

I was a nervous Nellie and was always frightened of the Jolly Ole Fellow but I tried to be brave and always took a photo with him. This was in the Crews Beggs department store in my hometown ages ago.

Harrison James had a big smile for Santa. But Shea Avery Marie was wanting to get away from this strange ole fellow. Blakersman said "High Five Santa"! His brother said, uh no thank you. I like watching for afar.

CHRISTmas is in the air at our house. We do a little day by day. It has been so cold in the early morning hours and the Spring like weather comes along later in the day. We had a sprinkling of snow. We need more. Since my felt Advent Calendar is missing in action this year, I found this wooden Doug & Melissa one. The ornaments are magnetic and I sure love it. If you don't know Doug & Melissa , their toys are educational and Melissa's story and struggles with mental health is a great read. More and more people in important places are speaking up and it needs to be heard.

Love is...says Happy Birthday to Roger and Noelle having fun in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. 

Happy Birthday to these two. Very proud of the phamily they have. The years they have spent together and when my mother told me Roger was a good guy, I had to trust her. Afterall, she never was wrong when it came to relationships. Enjoy your trip and time away from work.