"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, May 29, 2023

Awww Monday May 29, 2023

I am always busy in our kitchen ! Having fun 
making cookies or garlic spaghetti !!
                     Here's the recipe for Garlic spaghetti!
I have shared this before, but perhaps you
did not see it then!

The Famous and Awesomely
 Tasty Garlic Spaghetti
2 ample servings
6-8 cloves pressed raw garlic 
(more if you feel really mean)
1 raw egg
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon dry basil or 3 T fresh chopped basil
1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan/romano/asaigo cheese-what ever you prefer
9oz fresh pasta or same equivalent in dry pasta

Mix garlic,raw egg,butter,basil,parsley,and cheese throughly into a "gunk"
meanwhile boil water for pasta, cook pasta, drain pasta and stir gunk into hot pasta
thoroughly and serve immediately with crusty bread and a big green salad. YUM

Have an Awesome Monday !!!

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Feline Friday May 19, 2023

 Here are some sweet cats waiting to be adopted here in    Vancouver, Washington.

Here is their website! 

  If you live nearby and thinking about adopting a cat- please go look at these sweethearts! Our friends who live not far from us  foster kittens and mother cats until they are ready to be adopted! 

If you do not live nearby please do visit your local Humane Society....you will never regret it! 

Have a meowy Happy Feline Friday!

And thanks Mimi for hosting Feline Friday! 


Thankful Thursday! May 18, 2023

So very, very Thankful for our libraries!

No matter where we have lived over the years
we have always had a library card! 
We are so very lucky to have so many libraries
in our country. And we have always been
volunteers at these libraries!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursdays!   
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wordless Wednesday! May 17, 2023

El Campello  , Spain

Over 50 years ago I lived here for a
year with my family. It was a quiet
and tranquil village then. My oldest son
would walk to school in the Upper Village
and I never had to worry about him as it
was so peaceful and safe. Those were the days.
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Happy Tuesday! May 16, 2023

Click on link for image credit

Have a Happy Day everyday!
Thanks Sandee!


Monday, May 15, 2023

Awww Monday May 15, 2023

This time of the year we always hear a lot of 
ducks quacking and splashing in the
seasonal creek below our home. 
This past weekend our little neighborhood
had 5 baby ducks wandering around 
and peeping for their mother. They were far
away from the creek and we managed to
catch 4 of the 5 babies. We called several 
places such as Audubon Society and Humane Society
but because it was the weekend we could not
get any help. So we took the babies down to
the creek hoping the mother duck might
hear them. No sign of a mother duck so
we reluctantly released the babies and 
we hope they got reunited. Very sad.
I posted our event on our Nextdoor website
and we heard back hours later from 
a person who could have taken them and 
raised them safely. I wish he had notified us earlier.
But now I have his information so we can
get immediate help if this ever happens again.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Feline Friday! May 12, 2023

Our friends are hosting a mom and her
3 kittens as they were abandoned. 
Thanks goodness for the Humane Society
and our friends who consistently take
in needy Mom cats and kittens.
Their youngest child is almost 9 months old!
And the family always makes time for everyone!

Here's one of the little kittens!

Another kitten!

And here is the teeny tiny kitten-
I sure hope it gets bigger and better!
Thanks Mimi for continuing Feline Friday!

Monday, May 08, 2023

Awww Monday! May 7, 2023

Here is the latest baby quilt that I made 
for a little boy due to be delivered tomorrow!
The first image is the front of the quilt and
the second image is the back of the quilt
that also has the little pocket for the
baby's name plus birth date etc! 

Have a COLORFUand happy day!
Thanks Sandee!

Friday, May 05, 2023

Feline Friday!!! May 5, 2023

Have a very happy and
laughter filled Feline Friday!
Thanks Mimi!

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Wordless Wednesday! May 3, 2023

Our peaceful backyard. We look out on a 
dedicated greenspace. Lots of birds, ducks, 
rabbits, squirrels and the occasional deer.
Plus we see and hear coyotes.
So lucky to live here.
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!