"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Monday, March 30, 2020

Happy Tuesday! March 31, 2020


Well.....what can I tell ya? Lucy is Happy
because the table was left unsecured!
5 seconds later she jumped down as I entered !!!
And beer in my glass too!
Have a lovely day with those closest to you!
Stay safe, be happy and healthy!
This too shall pass!
Cheers and BIG hugs!  
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Awwww Monday! March 30, 2020


Russell made dinner the other night...
his delicious burritos! 
Spicy and tasty !  


One of our resident squirrels having a mid-day snack!
He's been busy all day digging up snacks!

Over here we have absolutely no complaints...seriously....boredom has not set in nor any petty stupid arguments.
 Russell has been assisting neighbors with 
outdoor landscaping projects,
I've made one baby quilt (now at the long arm quilters)
 and I resurrected all the teeny bits of fabric
left over from a multitude of other baby quilts made 
since I think 2008? Anyhow, I am sewing these bits
together and hopefully making a reasonable semblance of another baby quilt. Not named after Covid-19. 
Maybe called "Little Bits".
We have lots of freezer goodies,even ice cream still... shhhhhhhhhhh do not tell Russell or he'll be demanding
dessert besides the yummy Crunchy Almond butter cookies and Gingersnap cookies I made a few days ago.

Have a good day today and everyday!


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's Feline Friday! Friday March 27, 2020


Now that we are staying home for awhile
Lucy is taking more interest in what Russell
is doing.  Usually she's just looking for handouts!
We are lucky to have her to entertain us when
we aren't inventing chores or projects to
keep us busy while practicing seclusion.
We hope you all are doing well and are happily healthy!
Take care and keep up the good work!
Thanks Sandee! 
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wordless Wednesday! March 24, 2020

 Photo found on internet with no credit attached

Pure Bread Dog
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Feline Friday March 20, 2020


Lucy told me this:
"While life is chaotic and disruptive right
now...just remember to smile, wave and
be nice to each other....it makes everyone
feel better and more relaxed."
And then she purred and flopped down into my lap!  
Have a lovely day every day! Things will improve!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Wordless Wednesday March 18, 2020


Having fun fiddling around making
 Blood Orange marmalade and also making ART! 
Have a good day and make up projects 
that entertain you and feed you! 
Cheers!
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

AWWW Monday! March 16, 2020


Our first sighting of spring! 
The Trillium is one of my favorite flowers. 
Please don't ever pick them as that 
can actually kill them.
Have a lovely week!
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Feline Friday March 13, 2020


Lucy the Cat!
Next month she will be 10 years old!
She came into our lives and hearts
at the age of 6 months as a feral stray.
It took us a bit, but we managed to
entice her into our home with tasty food.
After a few weeks she was nicely settled
in and the only time she goes outside is
 with us on a leash. She takes us for walks!
We are so lucky to have her with us.  
Have a lovely day!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wordless Wednesday March 11,2020


Standing on Black Butte looking west
towards Mt Eddy.
April 7, 2014 @ 11:07am
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Saturday, March 07, 2020

AWWW Monday! March 9, 2020


Birthday girl Stephanie with her 
new little puppy Dakota!


Stephanie blowing out her birthday candles!!
Not just one cake for her, but TWO!


After dinner and birthday dessert
Logan, Stephanie and Kevin laughed
and had fun with Lucy while first
she ate some fresh catnip and then
they got to play with her tossing toys and
getting her to chase them! 
Such a fun evening! Life is good. 


Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Thankful Thursday! March 5, 2020


Happy Happy 75th Birthday Russell!
I count my blessings everyday...
and if it weren't for my wonderful
husband Russell,  my life would not
be so sweet and loving.  
We're having dinner at La Bottega
of our favorite Italian restaurants!  
Cheers and may you have an equally great day!
Many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!
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Feline Friday !!! March 6, 2020


Lucy was sleeping quite nicely tucked in 
and almost invisible! 


But ...ahah!...she caught sight of me!
We just love Lucy soooo much!
She's a great cat!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
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Monday, March 02, 2020

Happy Tuesday March 3, 2020


Yesterday Russell and I drove across the
Columbia River to pick up the Portland light rail.
We went downtown to the Portland Art Museum.  
We primarily wanted to see the retrospective
of  Robert Colescott's paintings. 
While we there we also viewed the exhibit of posters
The Art of Reading. Which is where I saw these
six glassed in periodicals. Two of which above
I enlarged so you could easily read them.


Have a lovely Tuesday!
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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Awwww Monday! March 1, 2020


Today is the first day of my sweeties Birthday Month!  
I plan on spoiling him at least as much as he does me!
Have a lovely week!
Thanks Sandee for all that you do! 
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Friday, February 28, 2020

Feline Friday February 28, 2020


Remembering Felix the Cat
and watching cartoons Saturday morning!   

Have a great day and a Super Weekend!
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wordless Wednesday! February 26, 2020

Highway 14 Vancouver Washington

Sunset while driving home. 



Sunday, February 23, 2020

Awww Monday! February 24, 2020


Here's three photos of the latest
cutie pie I got to make a quilt for !!
Isn't she a darling?
Have a great week!
Thanks Sandee!








Thursday, February 20, 2020

It's Feline Friday! February 20, 2020








A week ago I trimmed Lucy's catnip plant and dried the trimmings-  here are a few photos of Lucy
 enjoying the catnip harvest!
 Next time I'll make a little video- 
she was hysterically funny! Cheers!
Have a great weekend!
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Awww Monday February 17, 2020


Spotted this little bird behind our house.
Not sure what it is, but it allowed me
to come within 2 feet to take a photo.
Have a great week!
Our bird expert says it's a Brown Creeper! 
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Feline Friday! February 14, 2020




While our good friends are away having 
a romantic skiing vacation we are
tending to their 3 cats needs.....
especially their appetites!!!
Here's Muffin ....just one of the cute trio!    
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
And Happy Valentines Day to all!!!

 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wordless Wednesday February 12, 2020

Photo taken by Neal Clarke
Mt Shasta California 
Have a lovely day.
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Awww Monday! February 10, 2010


A darling little girl arrived a few months ago
and here is her own little baby quilt! 
Small enough that she will be able to drag it
 around with her and big enough to cuddle in
and take a nap!
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Monday, February 03, 2020

Feline Friday February 7, 2020


Have a wonderful Feline Friday!
Cheers!
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Wordless Wednesday February 5, 2020


Amazing sunrise the other morning!
Cheers and have a glorious day!
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Feline Friday January 31, 2020


Over last weekend we visited one of 
Russell's brothers.  This kitty was so
cozy and fun to snuggle with!
Have a great Feline Friday!


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Wordless Wednesday January 29, 2020


Great Horned Owl
I've been reading the book
"One Man's Owl" by Bernd Heinrich.
It's a thoughtful book and I highly recommend it.
Here is a quote from his book that really
resonates with how I feel about nature:
" I feel a strong identity with the world of living 
things. I was born into it; we all were. But we
may not feel the ties unless we gain intimacy by
seeing, feeling, smelling, touching, and studying
the natural world. Trying to live in harmony with
the dictates of nature is probably as inspirational
as living in harmony with the Koran or the Bible.
Perhaps it is also a timely undertaking."   
Have a lovely day.
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Awww Monday January 27, 2020


Happy Birthday Grace!
One of my favorite photos!
This photo of Grace, her dad Russell and 
her dog Moo Shu was taken in 2008.
Four years later we sold our home and
  moved down to the Mt Shasta area of
Northern California.
Have a great week! And thanks Sandee
for all that you do for us bloggers!  
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Feline Friday! January 17, 2020

I took this photo last year on 
February 5th at 10 am.
This morning we woke up to snow!
Too early and too dark to take a photo
so this is a repeat!
Have a lovely day wherever you are! 
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy Tuesday January 14, 2020



Sometimes when making cookies...
I kinda let my childish self take over!
What were just going to be simple peanut butter 
cookies morphed into silly faces when I 
decided to first melt chocolate and dip the tops
into the melted chocolate and then
I saw silly faces that had to be seen by using icing.... 
Happy Happy New Year!  


and shazaam....good tasty yet funny cookies!
Have a lovely week! xoxoxo
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Awww Monday! January 13, 2020


A fellow blogger Jeanne Foguth
posted this last week - and I 
just had to share it today! 
It's well worth seeing twice!
So incredibly sweet. 
Have a lovely week!
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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Feline Friday! January 10, 2020

 
My oh my! 
Sure glad Lucy hasn't watched this video!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
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Sunday, January 05, 2020

Awww Monday January 6, 2020


Some dogs always think 
they are still puppies!
Happy Awww Monday!
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