Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How blessed we are to have another year to celebrate the day of your birth! I wish you happy days and good health throughout this next year and every day after.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


While walking Jake this morning.  I always stop and inspect the neighbor's cactus.  It always has some aspect of beauty to show me.

Friday, October 12, 2018


 Our sunset this evening!  A glorious day ending with a glorious sunset!  True color - no filters!  Amazing!

The Day After

Thank you God, for this glorious sunny and cool day.  I think it will help those who were affected by the wrath of Hurricane Michael here in our area yesterday.  Drying, cleanup, and repairs can begin.
There are hundreds of photos and videos circulating that show how very bad the flooding was.  I'm not going to post any more of them.  It's a new day to pray for those who need prayers and a day to bestow a kindness on a neighbor, a friend, or a stranger.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tanglewood Mall

This is the main entrance to Tanglewood Mall. ACMoore Arts and Crafts is on the left on the other side of those benches ~ a store I am in often.  ):

Flooded Home in Roanoke

It is bad. There is water everywhere and the Roanoke River is going to crest at 19 feet tonight.  I have never seen anything like it. People keep posting photos and videos from all across the area and I keep gasping each time I see a new one. This is not my home, but I pass it all the time on my way to Grandin Village. It is not far from the building where my booth is.

Hurricane Flooding

 Greenbrier Nursery

The Roanoke Valley area was hit very hard today with flooding from Hurricane Michael. Trees down, roads closed, cars submerged, and a lot of water everywhere.

In front of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
 Tanglewood Mall
 Gushing water.
 Water over the lane going to our house.
 Ducks enjoying the excess water.
 Roanoke River
Gloom over my mountain.

Casey James Fish

October 11th ~ the happiest day of my life. 
You were the cutest baby and while you accomplished a lot in your "growing up" years, you have become an amazing adult who did SO well during your restaurant career years. You then set your sights on becoming  a pilot ~ and that you have done!! 
I could not be more proud of you, son, or love you more!
I wish you joy and blessings throughout the coming year and ever after.

Hurricane Michael

It is pouring! Hurricane Michael is near. We have tornado watches east of us and flash flood warnings upon us. We can handle this ~ it is nothing compared to what Florida went through. My heart goes out to them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10, 1970

On this day 48 years ago, I married Jim Fish.  In a perfect world the three people in the photo with me would still be living ~ Jim, dear Mom, and brother Patrick.  But, life goes on and we live with our many memories.  Happy Anniversary, "Fisho".


Beautiful sky a few days ago.  Not so nice today ~ Rainy and gloomy.  I can't complain when I think about what is happening in Florida with Hurricane Michael.  
I am supposed to be in Charleston at Casey's right now.  Was looking forward to being there to celebrate his birthday tomorrow.  My ER visit and the weather down there caused us to postpone for now.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Guess where I spent the day?  Got released at 9:45 tonight! Long long day. I've been dealing with shortness of breath and tightness in the chest for several days. Like they say, better safe than sorry.
After blood work, EKG, Xrays, and hours of waiting: EKG and heart blood tests - good. Chest Xray showed inflammation - bronchitis! They caught it so early I hadn't started the coughing yet. So, I was sent home with an inhaler. The mental relief I feel was worth the wasted day.


Jake has the greatest eyes - he sure knows how to use them!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

After Saturday Evening Mass

 Leaving church this evening.  View from the church door.
And on the drive home...  Such beauty!

Blessing of the Animals

Jake sitting on my knee eagerly waiting to arrive at the church.
This morning was The Blessing of the Animals at our church. Jake was happy to be among so many dogs all at one time and Deacon Eric sprinkled him with a good dose of holy water!
"The animals of God's creation inhabit the skies, the earth, and the sea. They share in the fortunes of human existence and have a part in human life. God, who confers his gifts on all living things, has often used the service of animals or made them symbolic reminders of the gifts of salvation."

 Jake was happy. I think he went up to every dog to say hello.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Date Night

Senor Terry and Senorita Audrey
 We tried a new place tonight ~ Rodeo Grande.  It was good, but I still like everything about Abuelo's better.

Our Lowe's Greeter!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Autumn Fest

 14th Annual Autumn Fest is at BUY THE SEASON on Saturday, October 6th!  Please visit my booth #2173.