Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday ~ 1983 ~ Somewhere in New England
Jim and I went on a 10-day vacation to New England with our dear friends, Don and Carol Phillips.  We drove to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, and went through each state on up through Vermont.  We had a GREAT time.  Spent time in Mystic Seaport, Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Cape Cod, and more. I will always remember that vacation. I was a tad bit thinner in those days!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


 When I left my consignment booths this evening, I went for a little ride in search of beautiful trees. Some of them are mammoth! This first one is my favorite.

Bare Tree

I think there is nothing more beautiful than a tree!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Mole Man

Hey Donald!  Remember when you were young and liked to play Mole Man? 
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY old friend!  Those were the good old days ~ I remember lots of laughter!  May the good Lord bless your next year with good health and joyful days. ♥
After seeing this on facebook, Donald reminded me that I took this photo 39 years ago.  Yipes!  Where did all those years go?  It was 1978 and we were on one of our many golf trips. We sure had fun! Great memories.

Mr. Toad

Took Jake out last night before bed and saw Mr. Toad!  He's back!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

When I left the consignment building tonight ~ pretty sky!!

The Warmth of Spring

 Worked in the garage this morning getting things cleaned up and ready to take into my consignment booths this evening.  Had this old shutter - I dressed it up so it could be used for porch Spring/Easter decor.
It's Spring ~ it's warm ~ the birds are singing ~ I am blessed!

Sunday, March 26, 2017


When you can't put your prayers into words, God hears your heart.
Words from: WWJD.Buzz
Photo by: Audrey


 Lovely daffodils at the Salem Museum.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mellow Mushroom

 We had our first visit to Mellow Mushroom in Roanoke today.  It was excellent!!  The menu was a surprise as I thought it was just a pizza place.  Mr. Magic and I both had delicious sandwiches and I look forward to going back.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Nun

Score!!  After working in my consignments booths, I'm usually too tired to look around.  Yesterday, I took a little time to look in some other booths, and I found this sweet little nun figurine which now resides in the Fish Pfeifer convent! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"I want to ask a favor.  I want to ask you to walk together, and take care of one another."
~Pope Francis
~Photo by Audrey

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring is Here!!

 The Bluebirds know today is the first day of Spring.  They are out in the front yard playing and catching worms.  I was out running with my Canon Rebel T1i trying to capture them in action. It is a beautiful, calm, and warm first day of Spring!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day

Saint Joseph's Day

The Feast of Saint Joseph is the principal feast day of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, foster-father of Jesus Christ.

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
O Saint Joseph, pray for me.

Friday, March 17, 2017


 We went out for dinner to the Olive Garden ~ had Italian on Irish Day.  My lasagna was delicious, but the best thing about our table was what was engraved on it ~ big and bold and right in front of us ~ Jake!

March 17


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jake says "Good Morning".

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Six whitetails across the street from our yard at dusk.

A Daily Prayer

We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God.  Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs.  Save us from every danger, Glorious and Blessed Virgin.  Amen
21* and VERY windy!  Worried about the flowers and the trees...  We have a lot of sunshine, blue skies, and NO snow, but it's COLD!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Cold March Day

 Left the house late today ~ had to get to the Post Office before it closed.  35* was a bit nippy after the warm Spring temperatures we've gotten used to this Winter.  Nevertheless, these beauties caught my eye.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Painting by Maggie Barbour

YAY!!  Maggie, the cardinal arrived this morning!  He's beautiful.  My Ohio/Virginia State Bird!