"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

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!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Feline Friday May 28, 2021

My favorite photo of Lucy and Russell!
She was such a little kitty at the time!
Have a great day! And big thanks to Sandee!  

Thankful Thursday! May 27, 2021

             Anyone else having issues posting photos on your blog? Blogger keeps telling me I should "try later" .....argh. 😠 

I keep getting this message:

"Sorry! An unexpected error occurred while processing your selection.  Please try again later." Seriously?

I was going to post a lovely photo I took in Scotland with my thanks to my sweetie for all the fun adventures we have had over the years!

Hope all is well with everyone!

Cheers! And thanks to Brian for

 Thankful Thursday! 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Happy Tuesday! May 25, 2021

This video made me smile,
 but also brought me to tears. 
We need to somehow bring our
world to a happier place filled with
music and kindness.
Thanks Sandee.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Awww Monday! May 24, 2021

My sweet sister Nina posted this on
her Facebook page and I just had to "borrow it"!
Have a lovely week!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Feline Friday! May 21, 2021

It's Springtime and the little bunnies are
all over the neighborhood. Here's a photo of 
our Lucy - who is leashed up - staring
at the little baby rabbit. 
She never attempted to catch it, which actually
surprised us. But I am glad she just watched it!
Have a great Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Thankful Thursday May 20, 2021

Thanks to Betty Crocker who taught 
me so much about baking!
When I was 10 years old my Mother, who
was an incredible cook, handed me the
Betty Crocker cookbook and said:
"You are now the baker in the family".
And then I made all the birthday cakes
for our big family. Since then I have branched 
out and bake more than just birthday cakes!
I made these individual Lemon Meringue pies
without the crusts for a good friend's birthday.  
Thanks Betty! 

And many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday! 
Have a sweet day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Wordless Wednesday May 19, 2021

The beginning of Kofta Kebabs.....
one of our favorite recipes!
Try it....you will like it!

Kofta Kebabs
4 garlic cloves minced
1 t kosher salt
1# ground lamb
3T minced onion
3T chopped fresh parsley
1T ground coriander
1t ground cumin
1 and 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t ginger and 1/4 t ground black pepper
Mash minced garlic into paste with salt.
Mix all the spices into the garlic and salt.
Mix the ground lamb thoroughly into 
the mixed spices and salt.
 (It is easiest for me to use my hands.)
Form into about 14 balls and place on baking sheet. 
(I place parchment paper on the pan- easier cleaning) 
Flatten meatballs slightly with your hand.
Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
and up to 12 hours before cooking.
Broil on medium heat turning a few times 
until done. Takes about 6 minutes to be done. 
Serve with Tzatziki, sliced tomatoes and Pita bread!

Okay, okay here's Tzatziki ... easy peasy to make! 

2 cloves garlic, 1 medium cucumber, 
1 cup plain Greek whole milk yogurt, 
1 T lemon juice, 1T olive oil, 1 T chopped dill
and fresh ground black pepper.
Mash garlic, peel cucumber, cut in half, scrape
out the seeds and grate the cucumber into a bowl.
Drain the cucumber using a sieve and add to
the yogurt/garlic mix. Stir in remaining ingredients
and chill for at least 2 hours. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Happy Tuesday May 18, 2021

One of our sweet Great Nieces!
And she is such a happy always girl!

Awww Monday! May 17, 2021

 Everyday is a Special Day!
Have fun and enjoy each day!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Feline Friday May 14, 2021

Photo credit goes to Alecsander Alves

Siamese cats are not only gorgeous but quite smart!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Happy Late Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday PLUS Brian's Thankful Thursday!!! May 11-12-13, 2021

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Here's that cute little boy with another
chicken - this one is big enough to lay some eggs!

Wordless Wednesday!

Our two Cactus Orchids are blooming like crazy! 
We got a start from my sweeties Grandmother's 
plant that she had gotten a start from her mother's plant!
So - this is an amazing gift handed down! 
Here's the other plant- on the other side of the garage.

And...........Thankful Thursday!!!

Here we all are celebrating yet another
neighbor's 80th Birthday! 
We have the most fun with everyone!
Have a lovely day today!
We are so Thankful for our wonderful 
neighbors- we are like a big family! 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Awww Monday! May 10, 2021

This cute little boy had the best time
holding a baby chick at his uncles
birthday party!
Below is a close up of the chick being held
by an older cousin! 

Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays !

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Feline Friday May 7, 2021

There are days when Lucy just has to yell!
Happy Feline Friday and 
many thanks to Sandee!

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Thankful Thursday Thanks to Brian!

 Thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday! We were just now talking to our good friends in Weed California....and we once again realized how much we appreciate our few years living there and how much we miss our sweet friends there. 

We only wish we could be in living in two places at the same time..... if only................but that doesn't happen does it?

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Wordless Wednesday!!!! May 5, 2021

Hard to say what footprints we place
onto our loved ones......I can only
hope they are light footed and happy.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Happy Tuesday! May 4, 2021

The Iris that we got at 
Monet's Garden years and years ago
in Giverny, France are blooming!
They are such lovely flowers and 
they have such a sweet floral fragrance!
Oh, I know I have posted these flowers before....
but they just make me so happy each year!
Have a great day!
And thanks Sandee for Happy Blogging!

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Awww Monday! May 3, 2021

Bees are very important !
They pollinate a third of our food. That's right!
One out of every three bites you put in your mouth was pollinated by honeybees. In addition to pollinating crops such as apples, almonds, broccoli strawberries, cucumbers and cotton, bees also pollinate alfalfa seeds which are used for beef and dairy feed.
And let's not forget the honey they make!
Thursday May 20, 2021 is Bee Day!
Have a sweet and awesome day every day!!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!