Wednesday, May 18, 2022



While visiting Diana she mentioned she had not done this in a long time so she knew many of  the 'old' bloggers would remember this. So here we go:

1. Where do you like to vacation? Anywhere! I love the USA so it is always my first choice for travel. If I could have a vacation place in Florida in the winter and Maine in the Fall I would be so happy.

2. Do you have pets? Yes! A very obnoxious cat, Tiger a/k/a Mister Kitty. I have two female long haired chi's Lulu and her daughter Mollie. Rebekah and Zach have two brothers, also long haired chi's Loki and Thor.  They need a role model so of course, that is Leo, who weighs in around 98 to 100 lbs. He is the keeper of the kids!

3. What is your favorite color? I love blues and greens. But I also love pink and purple in various shades. If talking wardrobe, I like neutrals like brown and black because they go with everything. Also gray and denim. I love clothes and comfy shoes.

4. How many are in your phamily?  We have five kids, six grandkids and 10 great grands plus 1 great grand angel baby. .

5. What is your least favorite thing to do? I don't complain about working around the house but I am not a fan of having to unload the dishwasher and put all the dishes away. 

6. What is your most favorite thing to do?  I love to be with my phamily. I particularly love to spend quality time with my husband as he still works full time. I love tea parties so I enjoy those whether I have one person to share tea with or a housefull. I love to read and study my bible daily.  I collect way too many things and even at my age, I doubt that will ever change.

7. If money were no object what would you like to do when you retire? I am retired, I was forced into it when I lost a job I thought I would retire from. But if I had the money I would love to travel with my husband. It is a dream I have had for a long time.

8. What is your favorite season? I love Fall best of all but I also love Springtime.

9. What book are you currently reading? an oldie baseball book about the life and death of Thurman Munson. If I get around to them, I will read the Father Tim series by  Jan Karon which is actually called the Mitford series. Those books are wonderful and make me feel good. Also an old book called "The Clothesline".

10. What time do you go to bed, get up in the morning? I am usually in bed bfore 11 P.M. although some nights it is earlier, 9 or 10. If I go to bed early I wake up at 5 A.M. with my sweetheart. Otherwsie I sleep in until 7 A.M. 

11. How long have you been blogging? November 1, 2022 will be 13 years as I started in 2009 . Thanks to my friend Barb who had a lovely blog called "Dog Mom Diva". I wish she would come back to blogging. In fact, several bloggers need to return. I miss so many of them who stopped blogging.

 11 Random Things About Me!

1. I am left handed

2. I love people and knowing their stories

3. I love spending time with my grand kids and great grands.

4. I love reading

5. I love finding kindness and joy  in every single day. 

6. I've been married tomy sweetheart for 38 years.

7. My first car was a canary yellow 1972 Dodge Swinger.

8. I love baseball, miracles and random acts of kindness

9. I love not having HOA rules and hanging my linens out to dry on my clothesline. There is nothing sweeter then sheets that have been air dried by the SONshine!

10. I love Jesus more then anyone else. He has saddled up next to me during difficult times in my life. There is no one like Him and He loves me for me.

11. I try really hard to not complain but it is so hard! I do a good job around the little ones though. 

I hope you will join in this fun!It is fun and a real blessing in this journey my phamily is on. If you know us, you know our youngest son Nick, who turns 29 this August, was hospitalized with severe anemia. He has an amazing specialist, who already ruled out leukemia but if you can please pray. If you would, humor me here . Please know already how loved and appreciated each and everyone of you are. 

Thanks Diana for this fun reminder, it is good to just sit back and enjoy in the times when we feel frustrated, sad, unhappy, or miserable. It is better then saying "Calgon , take me away!" 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

More Health Issues

 Our grandson informed everyone that Jacey was at urgent care, heading to a hospital to have her appendix removed.

We appreciate all your prayers and support for Nick and if you would pray for Jacey we would be so grateful. Also please pray for Andrea's husband, she commented to me at my blog that they believe her husband has prostrate cancer but the specialist is not returning their calls. Thank you.

When Satan attacks, we need to continue to glorify God. While we wait for Nick's results and he sees his specialist. While Jacey has surgery and heals and while our blogging friend Andrea's husband waits for results, we need to pray and continue to pray and pray harder.

Grateful for all of you and all your kindness and prayers.

Thank you.

1 Peter 2:24 " He Himself bore our sins," in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness ;"by His wounds you have been healed." 

Revelations 21:4 " He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorror or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. "

"The suffering that you have now is just the black velvet upon which the diamond of God's glory is going to be revealed." Charles Spurgeon

"God has a plan for you. He will take the truth that you're learning and develop it in your life for His glory." Chuck Swindoll

Monday, May 9, 2022

Blog Update

 Until Nick gets answers to this health crisis he is dealing with, I am going to be hit and miss at my blogs. I don't feel comfortable talking about it as we do not have answers. Thank you for supporting us.

"Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; not as the world gives , do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful." John 14:27

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday

Photo courtesy of trip advisor

Monday, May 2, 2022

Happy Tuesday

 Happy Tuesday

Avery and I enjoyed this rainy day but heading over to our favorite Mexican food restaurant and having lunch. It was wonderful as always. The weather was cold, in the 30's and 30's so we ran a few errands and stayed close to home afterwards. Rain makes me sleepy. but happy too. googlr was the encyclopedia. You younger peole have no idea how easy your life is! hahaha

I always love sharing Read Your bible. So Double Tuesday happiness,

I guess I am wet! I love to walk in the rain except today it was too cold. I also am never too old to jump in a rain puddle on a nice Spring/Summer day. Oh are missing out!

Have a beautiful  week and stay happy.

Sunday, May 1, 2022



I saw this Pink House Cafe at Pinterest. It was posted in a blog post back in a blogger THe blogger shared the inside of this lovely cottage. She also said the food was delicious. Although this is very sweet, I always wished that I could purchase my Tata Rose's cottage, move it and redecorate it. sigh..... This sweet little cafe is quite well kept. According to their website  Pink House Cafe is located in Indepedence, Oregon.It would be worthwhile to visit this place if you live nearby and tour the lower level.

Love is...makes me smile. I am not a tent kind of camper but this was too cute not to share. 

A flashback from Jeremy & Brittany's wedding in 2016. Our anniversaries are 3 days apart.

Pinterest is loaded with pretty pinks and I love this Hello May share. I hope you're new week is wonderful.