Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday4 and Happy Tuesday

 Autumn This and That

It's time again for Tuesday4 in memory of Toni Taddeo. it's founder and previous host. Thank you so much for joining in and keeping this alive. It is much appreciated.

It's Autumn and temperatures in many places  will be going down, days will be shorter and leaves will be falling down. 

Let's discuss these things.

1. Do lower temperatures bother you or make you uncomfortable and are you more of a warm climate person?

Oh these achy bones ache in the cold and if it is too hot my rosacea acts up. I would love to live in an ideal temperature for me, 55 to 70 degrees. But alas, I am a native Colorado girl so I deal with extreme heat and extreme cold. I am not sold on all the climate change or whatever sticker they stick on it today.  If Colorado wasn't doling out it's water to neighboring states we would not experience droughts. We get plenty of snow in the winter yet every year there are water restrictions. I can only speak for where I live and have lived my entire life. I like my weather medium cool. How is that for a simple answer? Maybe this will help:

 My hat is off to the state troopers. Seeing them on the highway this past weekend makes me pray harder for their safety. We think the accident we saw on an overpass going home was probably a fatal one and my heart goes to the men and women who deal with these type of tragic accidents.

2. Do you like the colors of Autumn  clothing wise do they look good on you?

I apologize for going off topic in question 1. I love Autumn colors and often like to wears browns, some goldens and burgundy and rust. I like to layer in the cooler months too so it is a good season for my wardrobe.

3. Would you rather...

     get lost in a corn maze or go on a hayride?

      visit an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch?

      eat a caramel apple or a candy apple?

      cinnamon buns or pumpkin muffins?

Go on a hayride always! Visit an apple orchard. we stop by the YaYa Orchard where you can pick apples and enjoy walking their grounds. It is a fun place to visit on the way to Estes Park. I use to love both a candy or caramel apple. I will occasionally eat a few caramels in the Autumn. I am a blueberry loving muffin gal. I do bake more in the cooler months so I think I will make a batch of cinnamon rolls. Thanks for the idea!

4. There are 7,500 varieties of apples. What is your favorite and do you like apple pie?

I love a Pink Lady, a Fuji or a Granny Smith. Avery my husband loves Red Delicious. We do eat apple pie. I like it with a slice of sharp cheddar. 

" Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. " Proverbs 25:11

Oh my Maxine, you said a mouthful here!

Happy Tuesday I hope you are happy and I hope you enjoyed this!

We are happy Roger returned home from the hospital yesterday. They had made a terrible error regarding his health and gave him some medication that made him horribly sick. Then they had to admit they screwed up! It is a sad world we live in, I am happy our daughter has a friend married to a doctor so she can get some truthful information from him. 

" I have chosen to be happy, because it is good for my health. " Voltaire

Aw...Mondays and More


It was a good thing our two favorite teams played at two different times, one early, one late. The Bills lost and the Broncos won! It was still a good weekend. We attended the Okoberfest in Breckenridge and then stopped by our grandson Andrew's house to celebrate his birthday and his oldest son Jayden.

I saw this is the window of a Kia mini van from Texas a few months ago. I really love it!  It is perfect to remember Annie sharing Sparks with all of us at McGuffy's Reader. It is sad when bloggers stop blogging. But we all have reasons I suppose. 

A Scripture fitting for Sparks as well. 

Love is...always makes Monday better! Monday's are tough for me. We usually have wonderful weekends and then off to work he goes on Monday morning. So I often get up extra early to spend a few minutes with my sweetheart. 

A snapshot or two from the Breckenridge trip. It was so busy with so many people at the Oktoberfest that we forgot to take photos there. But we have lots from the roadways and byways. We were delayed two hours due to three different accidents. So many refuse to follow the rules of the road. We  all decided the scenery was too beautiful to let the delay ruin our day. 

Hoping everyone has a beautiful new week. Take care. Fall is coming to a place near you soon. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

 Hello God, are you there?


Our son-in-law in back in the hospital. Please pray for Roger and Noelle and their children and grands. Thank you.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Stealing Sunday Aw...Mondays Love is...

 Sunday Stealing

1. What flavor Popsicle is the best? I love Grape

2. Do you have a DVR feature with your cable? Y E S

3. How many drawers does your dresser have? 6

4. Is your closet a mess? Y E P

5. Have you ever solved a Rubik's Cube? N O P E

6. Describe your favorite pair of pajama pants: soft fleece or soft flannel in the wintertime (sigh)

7. What color is your wallet? Pink

8. Do you find flea markets and thrift stops enjoyable? Y E S  I DO?

9. Have you met amazing people on line? I certainly have. Some very good people.

10. Would you be happy if I colored a picture of you? Sure, I would love to see it.

11. What show do you think made the 90's?  Dinosaurs, That 70's Show and Home Improvement

12. Are you happier now then you were last year? Most definitely

13. What are you currently drinking? Water or Hint Water Blackberry or raspberry

14. Do you trust people easily? No

15. What are you looking forward to in the next three months? Cooler temps, the holidays, and being with my loved ones more. We recently had a phamily member pass away, my nieces husband. Life is moving too quickly. Be with those you love best.

Everyday we write a new chapter in our life. We have been tremendously blessed. Love is...always says it best.


Our girl Rebekah baked these delicious Apple Cider Donuts. She picked up her apple cider at the Colorado Cherry Company in Estes Park.


Hey, Hey,'s Yogi Bear. You can visit Jellystone Park too while in the Estes Park area if you have little ones with you.

We have had the most wonderful weekend and Monday too. I wish I could post all of the photos we took.

 “Patience is power.

Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
― Fulton J. Sheen

Friday, September 9, 2022

Feline Friday and Pink Saturday and friendly Fill In's


Our Rose had green eyes. I wish we could have put flowers in her hair but she did not like to be bothered.  This flowery feline is perfect for Feline Friday

Ellen & Lorianne with FRIENDLY FILL IN'S

1. A pleasant memory that I have from grade school is_________________________________.

2. My plans this month include___________________________.

3. Please don't ask me to choose between ___________________and _____________________.

4. In _________________years I see myself ___________.

My answers: 

1. A pleasant memory that I Have from grade school is knowing many of my classmates all these years later. It is a great joy.

2. My plans this month include praying for cooler temps to come our way and watching the leaves change colors. I pray we don't have an early winter but can enjoy the Fall.

3. Please don't ask me to choose between my loved ones and this world. Because I will go with God every time. 

4. In some years I see myself enjoying my heavenly home. I don't think about much regarding the world which seems to be imploding daily.

A double decker bus bus to remember the UK today and always. Please visit Pink Saturday

Thursday, September 8, 2022


 Thankful Thursday reminds me to be thankful for each little simplicity in my life.

We have had some sizzling temps for the past several weeks. We keep hearing that tomorrow and through the weekend the temp will drop about 25 to 30 degrees. We are going to attend the Scottish Festival in Estes Park this weekend so we hope we get a bit of reprieve from the rain we need while in the mountains.  But am thankful for cooler weather even for a few days.

Anytime I can get a trip to the mountains of Colorado I am thankful and happy. 

I am thankful Avery has Monday off so a long weekend is always a big thankful for me.

I am also very thankful to wish a very  Happy Birthday  to Sandee. She is one kind heart. Always thankful for her linking me in if I simply forget to do it. Always thankful that she rallies us for Aw... Mondays, Happy Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday and Feline Friday. I even have a special birthday Maxine for Sandee here. 

Sandee, I hope you are having a very wonderful birthday!!  Enjoy it to the fullest. Hope you are going to hop on the boat and sail away.....

I love this thankful so I duplicated it on both of my blogs today. S M I L E !

Tuesday, September 6, 2022