"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

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Happy Tuesday! November 30, 2021

We ended up being just the two of us for Thanksgiving
as my son Paul was too wiped out from work
to come down from the Seattle area. 
He has been putting in way too many hours and 
needed to take the long weekend to just rest and relax. 
He has a 6 week vacation coming up in a few days
and we will for sure be seeing him then!
Russell and I enjoyed our yummy Turkey dinner!
Have a great Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Awww Monday! November 29, 2021

What a sweet image. 
My youngest sister has always  been a  
protector of all animals...large or small. 



More Than 24 Seconds Out My Front Door! November 28, 2021

About 38 seconds to be honest, but
I sorta captured a bit of the sunrise!
Thanks Cecilia!!! It's fun everyone!
Try it- you'll enjoy making a little movie!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Feline Friday November 26, 2021

Lucy was only a year old when this photo was taken.
We were still in Lake Oswego Oregon- a year away
from our 7 year adventure near Mt Shasta California!
Lucy has had many adventures with us ....
as we have had with her!
Happy Feline Friday to all!
Thanks Sandee!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thankful Thursday! November 25, 2021

 Years and years ago I posted this LINK from

an even earlier post! Well, here I go again!

Enjoy cooking everyday- I sure do!

Enjoy and have a lovely Thankful day where ever you are!

Lots of hugs to all and especially to Brian and Sandee!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wordless Wednesday November 24, 2021

Cutest two pups ever!

Gotta laugh out loud!

Happy Tuesday November 23, 2021

Here's one of our youngest relatives
all dressed up as an avocado for Halloween!
Have a very Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-ins! November 19, 2021

Image credit: https://www.pexels.com/search/cat/

I have always thought that cats should be allowed in Libraries!
It would be fun to sit down with a book and read to the cat!

Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
Hi everyone! Time for the fill-ins. Ellen of 15andMeowing.com came up with the first two sentences and her co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with the second two. If you didn’t do a post for them, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you. The link is open until Wednesday night.

Here are my Friendly Fill-Ins: 

1. I am thankful for my dear sweetheart of 31+ years, his daughter Grace and my two sons Phillip and Paul.
2. I look forward to eating my delicious stuffing on Thanksgiving.
3. I didn’t realize how amazingly clever my husband is until I saw how he can fix ANYTHING!
4. There’s no shame in making honest mistakes.

Have  a great weekend !!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thankful Thursday November 18, 2021

Thankful for rain!
So far we have gotten 9 inches of rain this month!
(Almost 23 centimeters!)
 And we need it for sure! 
Here's a wee little video of the seasonal creek 
behind our house. Love the sound at night!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!
Take care everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wordless Wednesday! November 17, 2021

While spending 2 weeks in Loreto, Baja Sur Mexico
we had the pleasure of meeting little Houdini...
a year old tortoise! So darn cute!
And here are his parents Barney and Vida! 

Barney and Vida are 9 years old and HUGE.
They love being fed lots of fruit and veggie scraps
around 2:30pm when they emerge  from their burrow!
Have a lovely Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Happy Tuesday! November 16. 2021

I betcha they love carrots and apples!
Have a very Happy Tuesday! 
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Feline Friday! November 12, 2021

While we were in Loreto for the past two weeks there were a few pretty darn skittish cats hanging out at the place we
were staying. They were obviously hungry and so I went up to the local grocery store and got some excellent organic non-grain cat food. I was especially concerned about the cat I named Clementina. She was quite skinny and her left rear leg had something wrong as she limped quite a bit. I softly talked to her and kept my distance as I would fill a bowl of water and also a plate of the cat food on our front porch. I would then go back in our room and sure enough she would scarf that food down and drink lots of the water. Of course other cats and one neighbor dog would attempt to eat her food, but I would shoo them away until she had eaten her fill. Then I'd refill the plate for the others, even though they had owners who were feeding them.   
By the end of our two weeks Clementina had filled out and her limp was not as bad as before. I passed on her food to one of the receptionists and she assured me that Clementina would be well taken care of as the cat had decided the Reception office was her new home! If we did not have Lucy already we probably would have adopted her and brought her back home and that would have been another adventure! 
Have any of you had this sort of experience while traveling?
Enjoy your Feline Friday and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Wordless Wednesday November 10, 2021

I took this photo of Venus and the waxing new moon at 5:53pm on November 7, 2021.
 We were in Loreto, Baja Sur Mexico.
Such a glorious sight.

 There was a waxing new moon with Venus 
Sunday and Monday evenings, November 7 and 8, 2021 . Did you see them? In the coming days, the moon will be moving up past the planets Saturn and Jupiter in the evening sky.

Happy Tuesday November 9, 2021

Here's Nino and me at our last dinner
before we had to come home yesterday!
Such a sweet and fun dog!
We had so many Happy Times!

Sunday, November 07, 2021

AWWW Monday! November 8, 2021

This is Nino - he's our favorite pup in Loreto!
He supervises the fabulous restaurant !!! 
Canipole - Art in Food
Look it up !!!


24 Seconds Outside My Door November 7, 2021

 Cecilia of the Kitchen Gardens blog has started a fun Sunday photo/movie for all of us to have fun with sharing what is out our front door! This Sunday we are still in Loreto Mexico!

Here's my little video a bit more than 24 seconds worth!
Thanks Cecilia!
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-ins! November 5, 2021

A few days ago we had lunch at
a local restaurant near the Cathedral... 

This close up cutie not only wanted 
some cuddle time, but was also
interested in the chicken I was eating.
I gave her some bites as so was everyone 
else in the restaurant. 
Here are my Friendly Fill-ins. 
Thank you Lorianne and Ellen for Friendly Fill-ins!
Have a great weekend everyone! 

1. Something I lost, and was never able to find was one of the charms off my Grandmothers bracelet.
2. When the going gets tough, I want to fix it.
3. Cleaning house etc doesn’t bother me.
4. I don’t handle lots of stress very well.


Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Thankful Thursday November 4, 2021

This Mariachi band was fabulous!
It's evening the day after Day of the Dead,
but more was going on this evening than
last night. The plaza restaurants were full to the
 brim with people enjoying the music.
We are so thankful to be here.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Monday, November 01, 2021

Happy Tuesday November 2, 2021

Amazing graffiti ! 
Having a great time in Loreto Baja Sur, Mexico! 


Awww Monday November 1, 2021

Nothing more fun than swimming in the 
warm Sea of Cortez with the pelicans!!!
Especially on the day of Halloween!!

Have a great November !!
Thanks Sandee!