Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Cheers to a spunky, beautiful, brave, strong, loving 60 year old !!
It was stated on the news today that since we are all living longer, 72 is the new 30. Wow! That means being in our 60's is a very good thing. 
 Look out world!!

Happy Day, Sweet Deb!!   
♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BIG Rabbit

Meet the World's Biggest Rabbit

This rabbit's name is Herman and he lives with his owner, Hans Wagner, in Berlin, Germany.  German Giants are domestic rabbits.  They do not exist in the wild and can live as long as 12 years.  Herman can eat a bale of hay per week.  He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet.

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HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY, Savannah !!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Problems High Above Us

 Meteor explodes over Russia
A Meteor AND an Asteroid all in the same day??  
Don't we already have enough to worry about?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day ~ 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!
♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Road Trip

 My sister and brother-in-law are back visiting.  It was misting and cold today, so we decided to go on a road trip to Lexington, Virginia, where there are two very large Antique Malls ~ THE ANTIQUE MALL and DUKE'S LEXINGTON ANTIQUE CENTER.  It was fun.  They were both VERY large and there was much to see.  We would have to go back in order to see everything.  It would be easy to spend almost an entire day in each one.  Duke's was very interesting and museum-like.  There were life size things all around the mall and hanging from the ceiling.  Of course I had to take photos to share with you.  Enjoy!!

 This guy is solid heavy cast iron.  When you lifted his arm, his mouth would open and his eyes would bulge out.  Creepy, but great!

 Mr. Gargoyle was way in the back of the mall, very close to the high ceiling, watching over things.  I suppose shoplifters would be a good snack for him.  

 You probably can't tell in this photo, but this guy was VERY LARGE!!  I was not tempted to hug him. 

 Several times I lost sight of Pat, Jim, and Mom.  This guy was helping me look for them.
 You might have to click on this photo to enlarge in order to see the foot in his mouth.  
 Just swinging up there minding her own business.

 Not one of these creatures looked real happy about hanging 

 He's not looking too happy even though Easter is right around the corner.  He is the biggest bunny I've ever seen.
This must be Rudolph's resting stop after a long flight in December.

Even the restroom doors were interesting.

There was much more to see and photograph.  Next visit!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Beauty is not
in the face;
beauty is a light
in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran

Monday, February 4, 2013

Orchids in Winter

 I know very little about Orchids.  After mine last bloomed, I moved them to the basement because they were unattractive with their roots hanging out of the pots and the tall green stems with nothing on them.  I didn't expect to bring them back upstairs until Spring.  But, the last few weeks have brought them back to life and they are beautiful.  I guess I should do some reading about Orchids.  I'm thinking they liked the cooler temperature downstairs.

The new growth on my cacti cuttings is growing rapidly every day.  I am wondering if the single cutting is going to be able to withstand the weight of all the new arms.  And, how large will the arms get?  Do I need to transplant the new growth?  It seems I also know little about cactus.  I have books that I need to dig out and do some reading.  Now that I think about it, many of my plants in the kitchen are succulents.  They do very well for me and I love watching them grow.  I better investigate into these particular cuttings as they are new to me.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hope Flags Carry ‘Bits Of Love’ To Newtown

Hope Flags Carry ‘Bits Of Love’ To Newtown

How rewarding it is to see that the Hope Flags we all made were delivered to Newtown and are now on display in the Library.  If nothing more, they will add bright color to areas in the Library and will help to uplift the spirits of those who enter those doors.  The terrible loss of that awful day is etched in our minds forever.  Click on the link to read the article and see photos.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

96 Years Young

 Mom is 96 today.  I took her to one of her favorite restaurants ~ Ragazzi's~ for lunch and then for a wheelchair ride around Buy The Season (consignment shop where I have my consignment space).  We are back home now where it is cozy and warm getting ready to have lemon cake with fresh berries on top.  She is a very cute 96-year-old with an amazing mind.  I took this photo of her a few minutes ago ~ she loves Jake to pieces.  
 This beautiful arrangement arrived for Mom from a special friend in Ohio.  Thank you, Susie.  It is a gorgeous bouquet.
This colorful vase of Peruvian Lilies arrived for Mom from Grandson Casey and his wife, Amanda.  Mom has loved flowers all of her life and these colorful arrangements will bring her a lot of happiness.


Friday, February 1, 2013

A Surprise in the Bitter Cold

On Monday I started Physical Therapy for some neck issues.  This morning my appointment was at 8:00 and it was BITTER cold outside.  For some reason, I did not sleep even one minute last night.  I laid in the bed all night trying to go to sleep... but no luck.  So, I dragged this tired body out the door at 7:30 into the COLD COLD wind.  There was a spattering of snow on the ground and the wind was WICKED!  Much to my delight, there, right in front of my car, was this beautiful form of a heart.  It put a smile on my face and made the trip to the PT Building much more bearable.