"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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Feline Friday July 23, 2021

My good friend Laurel sent me this photo!
Have a very Happy Feline Friday!
and many thanks to Sandee for all that she does!

Thankful Thursday July 22, 2021


The bathtub is completed! 

For light and privacy we had a
friend make this stained glass window
for all 3 of our bathroom windows.
Much better than a curtain or Venetian blinds.

First we had granite counters installed.

Then my sweetie Russell tore out the 
fiberglass tub and shower 
and built a Roman Bathtub,
enclosed with glass block, tile   
and included a rain showerhead.
Russell even put in Clear Maple hardwood floors! Deluxe bathroom!

Thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 20, 2021

Here's another very happy
Great Nephew! 
My brothers have the most adorable
children, so it makes sense that 
they would also be having adorable children!
This cutie pie lives in Houston, Texas!
Have a very Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Awww Monday! July 19, 2021

There were at least 70 attendees
at the SFA Chapter 47 Picnic!
We all brought food to share;
more than enough for all!
So good to see everyone again! 

Tony and Jean's incredible "backyard"!

Each one a hero.

The handlebar duo!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Feline Friday July 16, 2021

One of our favorite cats in Zihuatanejo!
Lola lives at the Hotel Catalina and is our all time favorite!
Have a lovely day every day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thankful Thursday July 15, 2021

I am so thankful that we live in a free country.
Thankful for our Founding Fathers 
who wrote the Constitution and believed in Freedom!
May we always be free.

Thank you Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday! July 14, 2021

Bastille Day, July 14, which is a national holiday in France, 
celebrates the actions of a mob of Frenchmen, 
tired of the rule of their king, who stormed a prison
 to get weapons and free prisoners. 
It marked the start of the French Revolution.
 Vive la France!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 13, 2021

Here's one of our happy family cuties!
And there are plenty of them!
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Awww Monday July 12. 2021

Over the weekend Lucy was very sick. Something was
making her vomit for over 24 hours and we could 
not get a vet to see her until early Saturday. We called
our regular vet and many others before we found
one that could see her immediately. 
It was really scary and sad. 
Lucy is fine now because of us finding a vet close by.
We were calling places miles away, before we found
these folks who had me show up at 7am on Saturday
and by 4pm she was going home with us.
Thank goodness for the internet helping us search!
Today she is spry and happy and wanting to be with us
all the time! Rolling over on her back for a tummy rub!
We love Lucy!

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Feline Friday! July 9, 2021

Since we moved back up into the Pacific Northwest
I opted in on the website Nextdoor. 
It is very informative and helpful. 
This kitty has come over to our property many
times and yesterday he/she was extremely
skittish and afraid. I did coax the kitty to
have some food which was devoured quickly.
So, I posted on Nextdoor hoping the owner would respond 
or a neighbor would know where the kitty lives.
I think this cat was outside during the illegal fireworks
going on the block not far from us. 
This morning there was no sign of the cat 
and I sure hope it found it's way back home. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Thankful Thursday! July 8, 2021

 I am so thankful for all our friends and family!

Here is a Buddhist saying that resonates with me:

“Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery,
 and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.
 What the caterpillar perceives is the end,
 to the butterfly is just the beginning. 
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
 Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
Now then, the one thing I am not thankful for is Google's Blogger.
They keep changing how things look and I guess I will have
to learn all about other blogs such as Word Press. 
Any suggestions? Thanks and have a lovely day!

Wordless Wednesday! July 7, 2021

Big Thompson River

Approaching Estes Park, Colorado

Three of my Great Nephews! 
And they are truly great!

Monday, July 05, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 6, 2021

Day two in Colorado had my brother and I 
going to his youngest son's home for a BBQ.
His three children got out their quilts that
I had made for each one years ago!
I should ask other parents to take a photo
of their kids with their quilts- that would
make a fun book! 

Later in the evening we had a gorgeous sunset.
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Awww Monday July 5, 2021

Last Monday I flew to Denver Colorado
to spend time with my youngest brother 
and his three sons and their families.
It was a busy time and a lot of fun.
Below is a photo of me with 6 of
my brother's Grandchildren. 
The other two got together with us later
in the week. I'll be sharing photos through
this week- enjoy and smile.  

Group photo- such nice children!

And they know how to have fun !!!
Have a great day!


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Awww Monday June 28, 2021

 This week I am taking a break. 
No blogging until next Monday!
I'll explain then.
Meanwhile, have a great week and take care!
Hugs to everyone!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Feline Friday June 25, 2021

 Lucy is thinking....
"What book shall I read next?"
Have a lovely day and a great weekend!
Thanks to Sandee for Feline Friday!
PS I have no idea what blogger is up to but they have
messed up my blog settings for the header page. 
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this?

Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions.
Here are my Fill-in answers:

1. If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be Happy!
2. I think television is garbage-fake news and leftist propaganda. We only watch movies. We used to have Netflix, but it stopped carrying what we wanted to watch so now 
we are trying Amazon Prime.
3. Going to bed at a reasonable hour is a rule that 
I regularly break.
4. I can’t believe free speech isn’t more popular. I am so tired of all the government control over what we can say and what we are allowed to hear. I want my country back.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Thankful Thursday June 24, 2021

 Thanks to my talented sweetheart we soon
will have a Roman bathtub and shower in 
our guest bathroom!
Next up after this is completed will be our
bathroom getting a new tiled shower!
And thanks to Brian for hosting Thankful Thursday!
Have a great day doing what ever you want!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy Tuesday! June 22, 2021

Last weekend we celebrated our
good friends Happy Birthday!
It was very happy as his daughter had just
won a lot of ribbons in the Equestrian Competition!
A very memorable day!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Awww Monday! June 21, 2021

 Our good friends daughter had a great
experience in her first Equestrian competition!
Look at all those ribbons!
Have a great week everyone!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Feline Friday! June 18, 2021

Once again Lucy is snoozing a bit while
Russell was sound asleep. 
We all need our rest and it's always 
better with our sweet cat beside us!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Thankful Thursday June 17, 2021

Here's two photos I took today of my sweetie's
project! He is remodeling two bathrooms- this
is the guest bath that he is doing first. 
He removed the icky 20 year old fiber glass bathtub and is
making his own Roman tub! I just stand back 
and keep tidying up behind him besides cooking
substantial meals and running errands for him!
We make a good team!
More photos next Thankful Thursday!

Thanks to Brian for hosting Thankful Thursday!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Happy Tuesday June 15, 2021

What can be happier than a boy with
 his two best friends?
Have a happy day every day!

Awww Monday June 13, 2021

Some folks think squirrels are pests.....
I don't. I think they are cheap entertainment!
Have a great week!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Feline Friday! June 11, 2021


My two best friends.
Life is good with these two in my life.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Thankful Thursday June 10, 2021

Here's the latest photo of my sweethearts
Roman Bathtub project....stay tuned! 
I am so thankful for his creativity in home projects!
Have a great day!
You can see the beginning here: 
Have a lovely day Brian! And thanks for Thankful Thursday!

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Monday, June 07, 2021

Happy Tuesday June 8, 2021

Have a lovely and happy day!


Sunday, June 06, 2021

Awww Monday! June 7, 2021

Just found out about our friends granddaughter....
and I had to make a baby quilt for this cutie!
So fun to see her smile!
Have a happy and awesome day!
Thanks Sandee for all you do!

Friday, June 04, 2021

Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins June 4, 2021

 Our good friends kitty Baila - we sometimes take care of her when they go on vacations! Such a sweet cat!

Friendly Fill-ins

Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions.

Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions.

If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know.

Here are my answers:

1. Horror movies creep me out. I cannot watch them.

2. I could use a refresher class in French and Spanish. 

3. Life would be much simpler if everyone just told the truth.

4. I would like to have a party at home, but first I would have to clean up the house. ( and with home remodeling projects that isn't possible right now )

Have a great Feline Friday and a super happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Thankful Thursday June 3, 2021

Yet another project at home!

My sweetheart loves a challenging project!
He is remodeling our two bathrooms upstairs.
One at a time! He is in the process of making 
a Roman bathtub since he could not find what
would be appropriate and fit in the small guest bath. 
He did not want a stand alone tub as that would 
present cleaning issues under the tub etc.
And we dislike intensely fiber glass tubs/showers.
There will also be a shower included within this tub!  

Here's another view. I just stand back,
run errands and keep the house running!
I am amazed at what he can do!
More photos to follow as the project continues!
Have a lovely Thankful Thursday!
Thanks Brian!

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Wordless Wednesday! June 2, 2021

Posted on our local Nextdoor website.


Happy Tuesday! June 1, 2021

Always such a Happy Happy Girl!
We are blessed to have her in our family!


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Awww Monday! May 31, 2021

We will never forget.

Love this! 
Wouldn't it be great if us humans
got along like this!
Have a wonderful day!