"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

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thankful Thusday! September 29, 2022


So very thankful for my very kind little sister- 
( 16 years younger than me )
Not only is she a nurse, but she also
adopts older dogs who need a home.
She sets a wonderful example for others!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Happy Tuesday! September 27, 2022

 So a 70 year old man went to the doctor for a check-up and the doctor was amazed at what good shape the guy was in. The doctor asked, "To what do you attribute your good health?" The old timer said, "I'm a biker and that's why I'm in such good shape” “I'm up well before daylight on Sundays and out sliding around corners, "shootin" sand washes and riding up and down the steepest, wildest mountains I can find at the crack of dawn”. The doctor said, "Well, I'm sure that helps, but there's got to be more to it. How old was your dad when he died?" The old biker said, "Who said my dad's dead?" The doctor said, "You mean you're 70 years old and your dad's still alive? How old is he?" The old biker said, "He's 89 years old and, in fact, he went riding with me this Sunday, and that's why he's still alive, he's a biker too”. The doctor said, "Well, that's great, but I'm sure there's more to it” How about your dad's dad? How old was he when he died? The old biker said, "Who said my grandpa's dead?" The doctor said, "You mean you're 70 years old and your grandfather's still living!” “How old is he?" The old biker replied, "He's 107 years old”. The doctor was getting frustrated at this point and said, "I guess he went riding with you this Sunday too?" The old timer said, "No, Grandpa couldn't go this week because he got married”. The Doctor said in amazement, "Got married!! Good Lord!!! Why would a 107-year-old guy want to get married?" To this the old biker smiled and answered, "Who said he wanted to?"

Friday, September 23, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022

Happy Tuesday September 20, 2022

Our wonderful friends nearby are
once again fostering kittens.
These three are without their mother.
They could not be in a better place
than with our friends and their children!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Awww Monday September 19, 2022

Have a fun day horsing around!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thankful Thursday and Feline Friday September 15-16, 2022

I am so very thankful for folks who have
rescued abandoned kittens and adult cats.
They did not choose to be abandoned and
left to forage for themselves.

Almost 13 years ago we found our Lucy
wandering around behind our home. We 
asked around the neighborhood to see
if we could find who had lost their kitty.
No one knew and so we adopted our dear
sweet Lucy! Here she is with Russell in
the morning while he has his cup of coffee.
You can see she is on a leash as we take care
she does not wander ever again.
She likes to take us for walks and does
not mind the leash!

Here is Baila another rescue kitty.
Her family moved here from France a few
years ago and of course Baila came with them!
They are such dear people who foster 
mother cats and their babies until the kittens
are old enough to be adopted. 

Here are three kittens who are now in their
furrever homes! Their mother Zoe was 
adopted by one of our neighbors!

Here is Zoe while she was still being
fostered until her kittens were old enough
to be adopted.

Now Zoe is in her furrever home and she 
was adopted by one of our neighbors!
So I get to see her everyday. She also is
an indoor cat only so she is safe and sound.
When our neighbor needs to be out of town I
get to feed her and play with her.
These are just a few of the cats I know that
are rescue cats. Have a lovely day!
Many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday and 
many thanks to Sandee for Feline Friday!!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Happy Tuesday! September 13, 2022


All I can say is pass the chocolate please!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Awww Monday September 12, 2022

 This past weekend we went to Astoria, Oregon for a reunion with many of Russell's Special Forces buddies. We barbequed and we all brought side dishes to share. It was a great time! 

The day before Russell and I explored the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and spent some time looking at Fort Clatsop and hiking one of the many trails.  

We walked a total of 2 miles along the
Columbia River- so very peaceful!
The next day was the BBQ day! It was held in
the old enormous Bumble Bee cannery that now has
a lot of interesting history and lots of rooms
full of machinery exhibits. In addition there 
are shops with lots of fun things
to purchase and also some restaurants.
Our reunion was held in the banquet room that had 
wonderful views of ships and the Columbia River.
Everyone had a great time catchimg up, laughing
 and telling stories! Here are a few photos:

It was very smoky that day because of all the
wildfires in Oregon.

This pigeon watched me closely for a bit....

Last shot of the day- that's me 
waving hello to all of you!
Have a great week! 
Thanks Sandee!!!  


Thursday, September 08, 2022

Feline Friday September 9, 2022

When I was a kid- I was fascinated by the
large cats at the zoo- especially the panther!
I tried to convince my parents to let us have one!
Oh hahahah as if!
Wild cats are beautiful, but they belong in the
forest, swamplands and grasslands-
not in someones home!!!
Have a wonderful Feline Friday and weekend!
Thanks Sandee!

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Thankful Thursday September 8, 2022

I am so very thankful for all our
family members- each one is unique
and I love them all!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Monday, September 05, 2022

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Thankful Thursday! September 1, 2022

I am so thankful for all our different seasons.
Especially this summer! I am looking forward to Autumn arriving with rain and cooler temperatures!
And winter eventually with the bit of snow that we get!
Just enough for the kids to have 
fun sledding and building snowmen! 
Cheers and have a lovely day!
Thanks Brian!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wordless Wednesday! August 31, 2022

Our glorious Pacific Northwest sky.

Happy Tuesday!!! August 30, 2022

Have a very Happy Tuesday!

Laughter is contagious!



Sunday, August 28, 2022

Awww Monday August 28, 2022

Our darling Grand Niece has the 
cutest impish smile! Have a great week!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Feline Friday August 26, 2022

Annabelle with her sweet babies!
Annabelle spent time at our friends
home while pregnant and then for awhile 
until the kittens were old enough to be adopted!
Annabelle was also available for adoption, but
it took awhile longer, but NOW she has been 
adopted and is in her forever home! Yippee!   

We are all so thankful for the 
as they arrange for Foster Homes for homeless animals
that are waiting for their furrever homes.
Plus we are so thankful for our dear friends who have
fostered many cats. 


Thankful Thursday August 25, 2022

This morning my sweetie pie and I made
22 quarts of my Famous Spicy Dill Pickles!
He made it much easier than me doing it by myself!
I am so thankful for all that he does for me and for us!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Awww Monday! August 22, 2022

Not quite 2 months old!
Maeva was born in France and
soon will be back in the USA!
And YES she will be getting her quilt soon!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Thankful Thursday August 18, 2022


This image might seem a bit disrespectful of
folks who work in the medical field....well it
isn't as I have experienced in the last few months
a lot of caring nurses and doctors. I will not go into
the details, but the past few months have been a
challenge and I am so thankful that we live 
where there is excellent care. I am doing much
better now and am almost back to my ol' sassy self!
Cheers and hurrah for everyone who helped me!
And thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday! August 17, 2022

Playa la Ropa
Zihuatanejo, Guerro Mexico


Monday, August 15, 2022

Awww Monday August 15, 2022

Another baby quilt - this time for
a neighbor of ours! Photo soon to follow!
Have a great week!
Thanks Sandee!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Thankful Thursday and Feline Friday August 11 and 12, 2022

I am so thankful for my sweetheart
of many, many years and our Lucy
who makes our home even sweeter!

Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Awww Monday July 25, 2022

 Love seeing these wonderful and beautiful
Yellow Swallowtail butterflies!
It's fun to watch them swoop and fly overhead.
Have an Awesome Monday!
Thanks Sandee!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Happy Tuesday July 19, 2022

Here's a few giggles for all of you!
Have a very Happy Tuesday!