Saturday, January 23, 2021

Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kathy!! (Kathy Hanlon Rarey)

I hope every birthday, including today, has been as happy as you looked on this January 23, 1960 Birthday!!
Remembering many birthday celebrations, yours and mine, when we were young carefree girls. Our moms always made those days special with cake and celebration.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda!!   

Wishing you a fun, sunny, joy filled day!

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021


 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gift

Linda Exstrom how sweet you are!!
I love that it’s covered in paws.
Thank you for this birthday surprise.

Special Gifts




Wanting to share just a couple of precious birthday gifts.

My sweet sister Patty and b-i-l Jim are always here for my birthday and, bless their hearts, always make it a big celebration.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, they are not here for the winter this year.
They wanted to be sure I had a cake - this sea themed cake arrived in the mail (not quite as round as when it left Ohio), but quite the surprise, pretty, and very tasty.
Along with the cake, came this beautiful Royal Copenhagen Dachshund figurine from Patty and Jim. It is quite special.
Good friend Ibby dropped off this amazing calendar - The Holy Rosary Adorned. Each month has a beautiful photo of a rosary with a description. I love it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Birthday

Me today when I realized how long I have been around!  😂😂  (I'm not good at taking selfies.)

I loved every birthday wish I received and I thank you ever so much!  My heart is full.  💓

Mary

Mary ~ another member of my niece's goat family.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My Sunday Thought

My Sunday thought.
We each have different backgrounds, different likes and dislikes. We each have a different skin color and a different nationality.
We each have our own story to tell, whether it be sad or uplifting.
The bottom line: We are human and we each have talents and flaws. We are each capable of understanding, forgiving, loving.
Our country is in trouble. The world is in turmoil. The news is bleak. WE MUST START WITH EACH OTHER. Let’s at least TRY to spread the love in spite of our differences.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Snow

Snow on the mountains this morning.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Lovely Gift

My heart is overflowing right now. This package was just delivered - a beautiful Blessed Mother and Child Planter with holy card and scapular.
Once upon a time, I didn’t know that a very sweet lady who lives in Illinois would someday be a dear friend to me. How blessed I am to have crossed paths with her. Her tender, gentle, loving personality comes out in the positive thoughts she shares, and always in the art she creates. She is small in stature, but her heart is huge!
This planter is lovely and special to me. Thank you, my friend Kelli. I love it and you. 
💗

Sunset

Friday evening lovely sunset.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

This is Hector ~ a little boy I sponsored through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA). It is now known as UNBOUND.
Hector who lives in Guatemala, was 6 in 1998 when I started to sponsor him. Over the years I received photos, pictures he drew and colored for me, and letters. I was so excited whenever I heard from him.
The sponsorship continued for 10 years. Hector then had to leave school and help his dad on the farm. Since he was no longer in school, he was no longer eligible for CFCA sponsorship, so our connection came to an end. All correspondence was done through the organization, so there was no way for me to contact Hector.
It was a wonderful experience that I hold close to my heart. I have the letters and photos as memories. I pray that Hector is having a good life and has fond memories of his sponsorship.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January

Another beautiful sunny winter day.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Life

I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.
~Shauna Niequist
 
How about you?

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Nutrisystem

Day 1 - Nutrisystem Breakfast!  I am determined to lose these "Months of Covid" extra pounds.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

There is a God


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"Ginkgo Quad"

Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Playing with paper trimmings.

Hungry Deer

Hungry visitors this evening.  The snow is just about gone.

Ode to Frida

These are the five “Ode to Frida” theme Art Cards I have received so far.  Each one unique and loved.
Thank you Barb, Maggie, Lorraine, Ruth, and Mariette.  Three more to arrive yet.  SO fun receiving these from all across the globe.

Friday, January 8, 2021

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"Lost in the Storm" mixed media

Magic


Winter Wonderland




It only took 3 hours for this winter wonderland to appear.

Friday Snow

I am SO excited.  I love snow!!  Can't stop watching it fall ~ beautiful!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

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