Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Vicki !!
You are a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul.  I hope you will be blessed today with all the joy your heart can hold.  You are so caring and give so much of yourself to others every day.  You deserve a very special joy filled day!!  ♥

Friday, July 27, 2012

I hope this day brings you joy and surprises and I hope the coming year will be all that you want it to be.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

About a Stethoscope

Click on the link.  You are going to love this. 
A ad about a Stethoscope

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Monday, July 23, 2012

Sending many good wishes up your way for a day filled with love and joy. ♥

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Sweet Baby

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Thought

~Bob Newhart, Comedian

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back From a Little R&R

Hello All.
I have been out of town for the past 9 days getting some much needed R&R.  Returned home Sunday evening and this morning I am looking at the tower of laundry and other things that need done.  I always seem to be playing the "catch up" game.  Spent last evening in my consignment space which needed attention.  I was happy to see several furniture pieces had sold, so I did some rearranging and took in a few small items.  I'll have to return this week to add some things I purchased for resale while I was away.
Circumstances were such that I had to put sweet little Jake in a kennel while I was away.  I have been spending a lot of time with him since picking him up.  I can't believe how much I missed him and there are telltale signs that he missed us, as well.  At my first opportunity, I will write a post about Jake and my feelings about leaving him.
I'm sorry my posts have been sporadic and boring of late.  Summer is moving along much too quickly and there just hasn't been enough time for many things I love to do.  I hope to get back into a regular blogging routine soon.
I hope that everyone out there is having a good Summer.  The heat has been difficult to deal with, but many are dealing with life changing circumstances due to floods, fires, and more.  Those of us who have not been hit with anything more than some brown grass and heat discomfort should feel blessed.
I must now get to all that "stuff" that needs my attention today.  I'll be back to blogging very soon with photos and more.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I hope you will find time today for a hike in the mountains ~ I imagine enjoying that time with nature is a celebration each time you find yourself surrounded by all that beauty. 
Have a Blessed Day.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sorry you're having pain on your birthday ~ we'll try to give you a few laughs tonight.  ♥

Saturday, July 7, 2012

La Dolce Vita GIVEAWAY

Caterina makes the most beautiful art using fabric, paper, and thread.  She is having a generous GIVEAWAY this month of one of her Rose Botanical works of art.  Her Rose Botanicals were published in the last issue of Sew Somerset.  Visit Cat's Blog, 
La Dolce Vita, to find the details on how to enter this GIVEAWAY.  While you're there, take a look at her gorgeous art.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


This is Brood # 2 for this summer.  I love that the bluebirds continue to come to the little house we put up for them.  As much time as I spend at my desk looking out at their house, once again I missed the little ones leaving the nest last week. Now, to the unpleasant task of cleaning out their house.  As particular as they are, you would think they would do that themselves.  I must do it soon as they might want to start another family right away.  I am thankful for the joy I receive watching the bluebirds come and go.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July !!
God Bless America !!
~Photo compliments of GardenQuest

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Rest in Peace, Andy Griffith
6-1-1926  ~  7-3-2012

Monday, July 2, 2012


It's Monday!!  ~  A perfect day to begin the uncluttering process !!
My soul has been screaming at me for a long time....  I began this process some time ago....  I need to dig deeper and make a more committed effort.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wind Storm

 We had a terrible wind storm Friday night around 9:00 that took down many trees and left many without power.  We were without electricity for about 3-1/2 ~ 4 hours.  Inconvenient?  Yes.  But, I kept thinking about those people in flood areas and the people in Colorado who have lost their homes to the fires.  No power for a few hours was nothing in comparison.
I took these photos on my way to church last evening.  This is all in a short drive from my house.  Just about every home has a pile of debris or some branches in their yard.  Yesterday morning, I was driving around Roanoke and there were trees down EVERYWHERE ~ large old trees had snapped and branches were scattered about.  The wind even ripped some of the siding off of our house.  It was fierce.  I cannot begin to imagine what kind of damage a tornado would do.
The temperature has been brutal for days.  Much of the country is experiencing this heat and unfortunately along with the heat come storms.  I sure hope July will be give us more comfortable temperatures.