Thursday, December 31, 2020


 December 31, 2020:

Winding down the old year and bringing in the new one.  Focusing on many good things that came out of this year. Heaven knows we have the news channels to keep us afraid to breathe! I am running away from all the negativity I see and hear. My life is simple and I do not need drama .

Thankful for all the goodness around me. We have had many blessings despite the virus and the lock downs and all the rest. I will not complain and I know many, many people are hurting from job loss, illness and all the rest. I am going into 2021 being filled with hope.

Grateful for the knowledge of the Lord because long after this world fades away He will still reign.

Blessed to be here one more day. Thankful for my husband. Grateful for our children and grands.

We spent some time with the little Robi boys today. Mom and dad needed a little break. We are tired, but we had fun. Brody is at an age where he can play games and read and watch movies. Blake, on the other hand, well, he is one and he is busy. He is on a mission of mischief. But he is so very cute and his kisses and his disposition make you smile no matter how many times he tried to eat the dog food or spill their water. He wants to be like big brother. I am guessing both Brittany's folks and my hubby and I did something right because our kids are great parents.  I am thankful, grateful and blessed. I look forward to good times with those I love in 2021. I hope you do too.

Happy New Year to you and yours, get your beauty rest, dream some beautiful dreams and wake up feeling blessed tomorrow. Stay happy and healthy in 2021 and use each new day to make a difference. Be filled with hope and not sadness or pain. Keep smiling, people will wonder what your up to even while wearing your mask. Something about our eyes is a giveaway to how we feel about the day. May God richly bless you in all you do. Thank you for stopping here and I will be seeing you next year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020


 December 30, 2020:

 Today I had messages and comments telling me people were praying. About the same time, Noelle told me Tarrah was able to see baby Ella today. They are both are the same facility and I believe they will both be on their way to good health. I hope we get a miracle for 2021 . There isn't much I ask for. Good health and some happiness. Thank you for visiting and praying and always being so kind. I think my word for 2021 will be Hope. I like to choose a word each end of the year. Hope sounds perfect to me for 2021. I believe we will have obstacles to overcome, I believe we may experience discomfort and unpleasant conditions but I believe God will prevail and He will watch over believers. I am going to continue to keep my eyes upward. I am watching the sky.

I am so grateful for good news with Tarrah and Ella.  I know God has hand on both of them.

I am so blessed for the prayer warriors I know. I am grateful for the friendships of those who go out of their way to be kind and helpful. 

I am so thankful for an end of 2020 with some good news and happy moments. I am praying for moreof those in 2021.

May 2021 bring you blessings along with good health and many beautiful new memories.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


 December 29, 2020:

Thankful to hear Tarrah and Baby Ella are at the same hospital and they are working on getting Tarrah well so she can be released next week and be with her new baby girl full time. Please pray.

Grateful Baby Ella is a little fighter and she is working hard to overcome so many obstacles. Please pray.

Blessed to be related to all these wonderful people, each with a unique personality all their own. Please continue to pray. Satan is working overtime trying to steal souls. I am sad every time I Hear someone kind and wonderful is struck down with the virus. Pray Pray Harder and Pray again.

God has us all in HIs hands and we need to keep our eyes on Him, not the things of this world.

I hope you have sweet dreams and restful sleep. Thank you for praying and visiting and thank you for being here.  God Bless.

Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28, 2020


For prayers and hope and love and kindness.


For phamily and friends


For health and happiness and more good days than bad ones.


Tarrah is still in ICU and Baby Ella is getting care at a different hospital. I am in awe of those who work on the flight for life , the doctors, nurses, paramedics, pilots. I don't think we always realize how much is involved in  critical care unless we ourselves have have had to deal with it. I am grateful, always, for those who put their lives on the line for others. It is such a selfless act. I want to be more grateful and thankful and I want all the front line workers to be blessed.

This may take up some space here but a friend shared some tips on handling the virus. She said it was from a Covid Survivor Group. Here it is:

How To Survive COVID at home:

No one ever talks about how to survive COVID at home.  I came down with COVID in November. I went to the hospital, running a fever of 103, with a rapid heartbeat and other common symptoms of the virus.  While there they treated me for dehydration, high fever and pneumonia.

The doctor sent me home to fight COVID with two prescriptions, Azithromycin250 mg, and Dexamethason 6 mg. When the nurse came in to discharge me, I asked her what I could do at home to help fight this. She said, sleep on your stomach at all times. If you can't sleep on your stomach  because of health issues,  do not lay on your back, no matter what, because it smashes your lungs and that will allow fluid to set in.

Set your clock every two hours while sleeping on your stomach, , then get out of bed and walk for 15-30 minutes no matter how tired  or weak that you are. Also move oyrur arms around frequently, it helps to open your lungs.  Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. This will help build up your lungs , plus help get rid of the pneumonia or other fluid you may have.

When sitting in a recliner, sit straight up. Do not lay back in the recliner, again, this will smash your lungs . While watching TV, get up and walk during every commercial. 

Eat at least 1-2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado and asparagus. These are good for Potassium. Drink  Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero, and Water with Electrolytes. Do not drink anything cold, have it at room temperature or warm it up. Water with lemon, and a little honey. peppermint tea and apple cider are good choices for fluids. No milk products or pork. Vitamins D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotic  One-Day are good ideas. Tylenol for fever, Mucinex or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough. Pepcid helps for leg cramps. One baby aspirin everyday can help prevent a blood clot, which can occur from low activity.

Drink a smoothie with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea and a spoon or two of peanut butter.

We always hear of how COVID takes lives, but there isn't a lot of information out there regarding low to fight COVID. I hope this helps you or someone you know, just as it has helped me.

Lot's of information out there but I thought this might be helpful. I worked for an ENT specialist and I do know if you have high blood pressure, to stay away from Mucinex DM. Regular Mucinex is good. As for smoothies, I find peanut butter powder works beautifully in smoothies. Nick was told, no Advil but to take Tylenol if he had a headache or any fever.

It is late and I Need some rest as our recycle day is tomorrow as well as trash day and we can not oversleep. Or they will be gone before we rise from our slumber. Sweet dreams everyone and day by day I am trying to visit and wish you all well.  

Sunday, December 27, 2020


 December 27, 2020:

Thankfulness fills the air.

Grateful for all we have

Blessed with all those we know

Feeling sadness about the upcoming 2021 but thankful God knows exactly what we need.

Grateful to pray for so many needing prayer. I once knew a woman who said, don't pray for me, I don't need it. Pray for those who do. Oh gracious, we all need pray. None of us should decline it. Prayer is powerful, I am blessed to have others pray for me. 

Life is going to change in 2021, the unknown is always scary. But God has a plan. I will stick by him.

Tarrah and Baby Ella need all the prayer your heart can give. Nick is healing but prayer is what has helped him heal. Thank you all for being here and I will visit soon. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020


 December 26, 2020:

Thankful for simplicity. For quiet moments and sunny days. A toddlers laughter, a baby's touch. A leftover turkey sandwich, a beautiful truffle that tastes divine. These are simple things spent in simple moments with people I simply love.

Prayers for Tarrah to heal and leave ICU and be able to gain her strength to be with Baby Ella at the new hospital. Prayers for Andrew to be able to get some decent rest and be refreshed to care for his brood. 

Prayers for all suffering with this virus and those suffering with other illnesses and aliments. 

Prayers for depression and sad feeling and hopelessness. God loves each one of us. Try to remember that when you are overwhelmed or sad.

Prayers that Satan will be defeated sooner not later.

Prayers for all who are kind and prayers for those who struggle with kindness.

Prayers for whoever needs them for whatever reasons.

Prayers for healing, so many hurting and so much loss.

Pray works, I believe it. I hope you do too.

Thank you for being on this journey with me. I try not to think too far ahead. I see people excited for 2020 to be gone. You do not know what lies ahead in 2021 so I will take these days one at a time. I will be able to maneuver the pathway in case of mudslides, snowstorms, banking woes household mishaps and all the rest. I will rest in the Lord and take my days one after another. 

I appreciate your comments. I appreciate your friendship here. I appreciate your kindness.


                               B L E S S E D 


Friday, December 25, 2020


 December 25, 2020:

Thankfulness: A delightful day filled with phamily, fun and food. Celebrating the birth of Our Lord. Praying for our sweet Tarrah and beautiful new great grand girl Ella Jean. Born early, weighing in at 2 lbs. 10oz. Tarrah is one of my favorite people. She is kind, she is caring, truthful and so genuine. She is an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, grandgirl  and all the rest. I love her bunches and want her to heal and be well and get home with her children. She is a good momma to her boys and she is wanting to be with her baby girl. 

Grateful: For tiny baby Ella Jean. With my daddy's initials I Know she will be strong and beautiful and she will fight for her life with all her tiny might. She has 4 brothers all waiting to meet her and waiting to treasure her. She will be cherished. 

Blessed for our brood, it keeps growing each year and this year God blessed us with two girls, new to our phamily of happy, silly, loud, kind, wonderful people. We do love in a great way.  

Thankful for the day filled with celebration for Jesus and HIs life and all He is done for us.

Grateful to have many loved ones share into the celebration.

Blessed to be here another day to enjoy the ride with all these terrific souls. 

Lord we just ask you for a double Christmas Miracle. 

I appreciate each one of you who stops by. I need to catch up with you. With Nick feeling stronger and healing I am feeling strong and feeling better too. Now to get Tarrah and Baby Ella to be healthy will be a big miracle. I would rather have us all together than have all the money and material things in the whole wide world.


    Sweet dreams are coming soon. Many of you are already there. Enjoy the night and a restful sleep. I will hopefully see you soon. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

December 24 2020 Thankfulness

 December 24, 2020


Thankful that CHRISTmas Eve is here at last.

Thinking of Jesus and His life, his ministry, his death and resurrection. Sharing a sweet poem for you tonight:


I was hoping the words would enlarge as I clicked on it. I am not tech savvy, but I try the best way I know how. This little poem is very sweet :

I love how the ending says I carried heaven's precious light. Made me smile. Jesus is KIng. He is alive tonight, tomorrow and forever. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thankful that my mother saved these mementos of my childhood. I was not a fan of Santa but my sister Mary, she was especially not a fan of being seen near the jolly old guy.  I loved that little hat I was wearing. Kept my ears so toasty warm and I never had earaches. Hmmm....go figure. A Christmas memory from long ago, thank you mom!

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed. I was able to read through the entire 24 chapter of Luke from December 1 through today, December 24, 2020. I better get some rest, Santa may pass by if I am not sleeping.

May everyone have a blessed and beautiful Christmas no matter where you are or what you have planned. 

vesel božič

From the language of my people .

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


 December 23, 2020:

Thankfulness for all we have even though we can not be with all those we love this CHRISTmas season. I am hopeful there will be virtual visits and videos to see. 

Nick is getting stronger each day. His doctors are checking in with him. It is a different kind of  season this year. I am going to turn my heart to God as He has never let me down. I am drifting farther away from things of this world. 

I am planning some projects after the holidays. In the meantime I Have been praying. A dear friend, in the Colorado mountains has been ill with this virus. She is the healthiest person and  her entire family along with her were knocked off their feet. Debbie is  still working to get her strength back. She is grateful to have had friends leave meals at their door and prayers for both her and her husband and their children who all seemed to share in the illness too. It is odd how it strikes. They are in separate households but they are all amazing Christians. I believe Satan is enjoying his free roaming of this earth and attacking believers unmercifully. But I know God is more powerful and Satan's reign will come to an end and he will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity. Thinking about that. Grateful to know God and grateful to walk with Jesus. 

Blessed because we are inside where it is warm. It is brutally cold outside. My heart aches for the homeless. I pray for them and I hope they are all tucked in for the night tonight.

My girl Lulu when she came home to live with us forever. This was April 28, 2018. She had come in from a long ride from her birth home in St. Francis, Kansas. I am so glad she is here with us today.

Two more sleeps before CHRISTmas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


 December 22, 2020:

Thankful for a quiet day. 

Grateful for the warm sunshine.

Blessed to have all five of us under one roof for the holidays.

Thankful Nick is home and getting better each day.

Grateful for all the good gifts we have.

Blessed to share with each one, good things filled with kindness.

Monday, December 21, 2020

December 21 2020 Ten Days of Thankfulness

 While repeating myself, I am thankful that although Nick was in the hospital and we were missing here at home , we were blessed to watch the live stream of the Tran's Siberian Orchestra that Rebekah and Zach purchased. Missing seeing them in person with all the lights and action and fun but grateful to have seen them perform so beautifully. It is interesting, as you can see the love in their faces. When you love something you do, it shines on you! At RedRocksChurch the music team is like that. Writing many of their own musical compositions, you can tell their love of God by the way the Holy Spirit moves you. At least that is how I am.  Feeling blessed.

Grateful for all the prayers, friendship and love being passed around for Nick and knowing what a wonderful community bloggers belong to. Blessed.

Thankful everyday for each small and large blessing. Grateful to be here another day and blessed to know all of you. Thank you for being here. 

Thankful to know GOD, grateful to be walking this path with Jesus. Blessed because you are all here with me. Thank you.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Ten Days of Thankfulness


 Scooter? (Yes Ma'am)

Gonzo? (Check)
Robin? (Yes, Miss Piggy)
This is what we're going to sing
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (nice)
Please do put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha-penny will do
If you haven't got a ha-penny then God bless you (good)
Now Scooter, you come in after my first line
And you two boys follow
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
Please do put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha-penny will do
If you haven't got a ha-penny than God bless you
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
Please do put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha-penny will do
If you haven't got a ha-penny than God bless you
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
Please do put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha-penny will do
If you haven't got a ha-penny than God bless you
If you haven't got a ha-penny-
Uh, Miss Piggy? We're finished
Oh, I knew that

December 20, 2020:

Thankful the world still is round, the sky is blue and Jesus is waiting to return .
The weekend has been hard waiting on word of when Nick will be coming home, when they will find the source of the lung infection. 
In the words of my late wide mother, life is hard, PRAY HARDER!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Ten days of Thankfulness

 December 19th:

1. Thankfulness, my heart is so full, even with Nick's illness and Tarrah at the hospital trying to keep that busy baby girl settled down until her due date. P R A Y 

2. Thankfulness for good health care to help Nick navigate this illness that is currently baffling doctors.

3. Thankfulness for a gift which arrived in the mail today for my hubby. His work has really upped their game during this year to keep their employees healthy and happy. A little thank you arrived. Oh goodness, they celebrate small businesses and after tasting the granola they sent in one package, I am already needing more of this little companies deliciousness. Like biscotti? Well....the choices are mouth watering. 

4. Thankfulness for all the wonderful CHRISTmas cards we have received. There is nothing that makes me happier (better than shredding junk mail hee hee_) then old fashioned mail. Several friends sent letters and beautiful hand written cards. You can not get a personal touch better than this. I know the mail is running slow this year. Lots of reasons why. I think people are happy to avoid the negative and focus on the good. So the mail is wild. Be kind to the delivery folks. 

5. Thankfulness for getting through yesterday with all the good memories of Alastor Avery on our minds.

6.Thankfulness for kindnesses everywhere Nick was treated yesterday, the urgent care, the imaging facility and the hospital Emergency Room. 

7. Thankfulness for gifts I received from two super ladies, Myra and Ellen .A wonderful feeling to have a surprise awaiting me.  What a pleasant surprise .

8. Thankfulness for the hubby's work bonus which will help during the holidays. When I worked for the doctor, he waited until noon on CHRISTmas Eve to hand out a small bonus and if we were lucky, and he had them leftover, a certificate to buy a ham at the Honey Baked Store. Have you ever been in the Honey Baked Store at 1 P.M. after fighting the banking crowd to deposit your bonus check? I'll just say, it is a once in a lifetime experience you will experience.  A friend once said, never not be grateful for any gift, because it was thoughtful and it is free. Wise advice.

9. Thankfulness for Heather, our former babysitter when the younger kids were small, writes the most beautiful CHRISTmas letter. She and her hubby Joshua have 6 sons. They live in the country, and they have a huge property with lots of outer buildings. Each time they renovate one of the buildings, it is a major joyful occasion. She makes everything a positive accomplishment whether it was the job loss of Joshua after working their his entire adult life. If it was the challenges of two sons moving out on their own and ripping a band aid off their mom's heart. The prospect of a new job for Joshua and a new adventure for all of them. She even made the attack of the virus a positive because through it all God kept them relatively healthy, safe and worked many good things into their lives especially saving their souls. I love Heather, she is a ray of light on the darkest days. 

10. Thankfulness for the week of CHRISTmas to be here and giving us a reason to celebrate whether all together or in small gatherings. Grateful to celebrate Jesus and all He has done for each one of us. I will continue to take my chances with him, today, tomorrow and into the unknown future. 

I feel like today was a much better day although still waiting on the doctor's call is trying my patience. My mind has cleared somewhat and I felt I could try to keep this thankfulness blog going another day.

Be safe, be happy and always lend a kindness to others. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Ten Days of Thankfulness

 December 18, 2020

 The whole heaven is full of little cherub faces. ~Henry Ward Beeche

Thankful that we Knew Alastor Avery. Grateful for our memories and Blessed because he was truly a Ambassador from Heaven and we were all honored by God to know him for the short while he came to earth. 

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Ten Days of Thankfulness

 I have been away, heavy hearted thinking of Alastor Avery and how he would look today. He would be two years old December 18th. My sweetheart was home Monday and Tuesday and that helped. I need to write down all the thoughts on thankfulness I have had . 

TUESDAY:  Thankful for all the photos we have of this precious boy. This one from April 2019. He was a sweet boy and he could be very serious too. Missing him each day since he has gone to his heavenly home. 

The ocean has its ebbings, - so has grief. ~ Thomas Campbell

WEDNESDAY :   Remembering each moment spent with Tiny Alastor Avery. Seven months seems like a brief moment in time. Hoping we would have had more time with him but God always has a plan and His plan is the one that Alastor Avery needed. He left us so suddenly yet his smile, his face, his laughter and his voice will always remain inside my heart. Thankful I Had those moments with him. Grateful no one can take them away from me. Blessed to know I want to share in his heavenly home someday. 

He that lacks time to mourn lacks time to heal.  Henry Taylor

THURSDAY: Thankful for memory planted inside my mind and etched inside my heart. Remembering his smile, the very last time I had the opportunity to bathe his little chubby body. He was being especially rambunctious and I looked at his sweet face and said, Who is splashing all the water out of my bathrub?  He laughed at me and hit his hand on the water. Everyday I step into that bath I remember him sitting their staring up at me with his beautiful blue eyes and laughing and splashing. Those are the memories you take to heart. Don't let the sadness, the tears, the what if's get to you. God had a plan, I know this. Grandfather Avery says it the best, we were given the honor of knowing an Ambassador of Heaven for a little while. It gives me great comfort. Thankful for seven months of Alastor Avery and grateful for a husband who helps me keep my sanity by trusting GOD each step of this sad journey in life. Blessed this baby boy does not have to deal with what is coming. The unknown, the heartache, the sadness of this world. He is at peace and happy nestled in the arms of Jesus.

Loss the great redefiner of life.  Terri Guillemets

Our hearts mourn when a loved-one departs, but with courage we learn to accept their absence in our lives. In gratitude, we appreciate the time that was given. And with love, the memories are not forsaken. We continue to create new ones so we can smile again. ~Dodinsky

Monday, December 14, 2020


 1. Thankfulness for blogging friends who never let you down. Grateful for each and everyone who stops by. Blessed by knowing you and your kindnesses. Thank you.

2. Thankful for the weather although it sometimes makes me grumpy. I Love more sunshine. But we can not always get what we want. So be grateful, find the sunshine in the storm and be blessed.

3. Thankful for being positive because our country is going to need it. We need to remain strong Christians need to pray and not stop. Hard times are coming, be grateful for what you have right now. feel blessed as life will change as we know it. Trust God because once it all starts on the downhill track only He can save us. I am grateful for Him and blessed that although I am so imperfect He still loves me.

4. Thankful for leftover soup and bread. Rebekah does bread making the old fashioned way. By hand. She has it down to a science. Just like my mom did. Grateful for her and blessed to be her mother. 

5. Thankful for dear friends going through tough times during these health crisis times. Grateful I can pray and blessed that they are better.

6. Thankful my Christmas card list is dwindling. Now if they arrive before Christmas, it may be a miracle. Grateful I am nearly done. Blessed for all the cards we receive.

7. Thankful for the delivery people. Most all of them are kind and do their jobs well in these tough times. Grateful for all of them and blessed by their swift delivery times. 

8. Thankful for the humidifier and Vicks Vaporize fluid. Most stores have a limit one on this gem. We found 4 on line for the best price. The hubby needs to breathe and this helps him rest. Grateful for this and blessed we can use these helpers.

9. Thankful for my little diffuser and essential oils. We run the two together and they compliment each other. I refill the diffuser twice a day. It works beautifully and am grateful.  Blessed for such a good device and the oils that work so well.

10. Thankful to pray. So many in need.  The cold weather makes life a bit more difficult. Keep smiling. Pray hard and always be kind. Grateful for all the good things surrounding me each day and blessed that I can maneuver around the bad ones. Most days a light goes on in my head and I Hear God say, I told you to give that to me. I have to agree and it makes the day lighter. Have a beautiful week and stay well, be kind and always give a smile when you see someone in need. 

                                                                            S M I L E 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Birthday wishes for Noelle and Roger


I have been backward for a few days. I posted my thankfulness at Phamily Blog. So let me share my kids and their double birthday celebration here.

Noelle had a birthday today. She shares this day with her hubby Roger who also has a birthday today. When Noelle was a little girl she loved Josie. Uncle Louie use to love telling the story of Josie. He would tell us my grandmother bought Josie in 1908 shortly after his birth. This girl now resides with Noelle but she is such a sweet doll. Auntie Ang sent her for repairs many years ago and the lady kept putting her off. We saw Josie at the Colorado State Fair. The lady had won an award for her. Boy was Uncle Louie mad as heck! But Josie came home where she belonged and Noelle inherited her.Edna if you stop by and see this photo, you can see the afghan in the background. 

This is Roger and the girl who wrapped him around her tiny little fingers the day she was born. Number one grand girl Jaslin.

Roger and Noelle , 2013. These two have been married twenty years and celebrating their double birthdays is always fun.
Double birthday wishes for these two kids!
Noelle and Roger and going to start making that 365 day trip around the sun. Enjoy the ride!

                                   H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  N O E L L E  A N D  R O G E R 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Feline Friday Friendly Fill In's


I am posting here for Feline Friday. After posting my Thankful post at Phamily Blog I decided in stead of reprinting everything here, I would switch. I hope you won't mind? I know a little girl who holds cat's like this. Poor kitty. She is lucky that cat is nice ,Mister Kitty would scratch and bite.  He's not a fan of being restrained. No , Nope, Never!

Each week Ellen and Lorianne share the four questions asked here. Here they are:

1.  My favorite Christmas (or Hanukkah)_________is__________.

2. This holiday season I will miss____________________.

3. I would like Santa to bring _______________.

4. You might find __________under my Christmas tree this year.

My answers:

1. My favorite Christmas (or Hanukkah) foods peppermint cookies and latkes. I miss the days when I worked at UCHSC and the UH system. All the Christians would work for the Jewish employees and they in turn would work for us so we could all celebrate. I learned so much about different traditions when I worked there. People came for all over the world. It was exciting.

2.This holiday season I will miss Hannah & Jake being with us for Christmas.

3. I would like Santa to bring some normalcy back to this country. But he would have to consult with God. :-)

4. You might find  a cat or a dog under my Christmas tree this year. It is like a mini vacation for them. They love lying underneath the tree.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

December Blessings


It has been a long day. I wanted to post this earlier but no matter what I have planned, I always take a different turn. God Bless You and have a beautiful night. Sweet Dreams. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


 Yesterday time got away from me. As I prepared, very late last night to make my Thankfulness list my computer decided, without warning to complete an update. When I waited patiently for 30 minutes and the clock was ticking off my sleep minutes, I simply was defeated. So I will complete it here but with adding yesterday and a few today  things I consider thankfulness:

1. Warmer Temps. Thankfulness, we still have lots of snow on the ground from the last storm that passed through. Grateful the snow comes and goes but the warmer temps makes life more pleasant. Blessed.

2. Complimenting rather than complaining: Thankfulness! Grateful I fixed the mouse problem. HaHa Sandra said I would be grateful! I think I am to tough on those computer mouse devices. I have gone through three of them in the past couple years . I need to be more gentle handling them. Blessed !

3. Music: Thankful for music, grateful and blessed because so much music makes me so happy. I know I have talked about it before but I am grateful to love it so much as I do not have a musical bone in my body. Yet I respect though that do. 

4. Humor, blessed, grateful and thankful for humor! We watched a PS special from 2015 the 50th Anniversary at the Ryman in Nashville with an all star cast. We sang along with all the songs. Here is a little secret I have kept except from my hubby for many years. If you have ever travel through Colorado and went over Monarch Pass (I am not talking in a snowstorm, I am talking, sun and dry ground).there is a drop on one side that is frightening to me and always has been. My hubby would drive over it and blast the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It was the only way I could cope traveling over it. It still scares me. Many have lost their lives on that pass. Grateful we were always safe and blessed and thankful. It is very beautiful up there.

5. Thankful I grew up when I did. We watched the ABBA special after The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. We sang along with their music too. W OW ! They did not have a huge long career like Jeff Hanna, John McFadden, Bob Carpenter and Jimmy Ibbotson but their music told stories. It was a good program to see. I have always loved John Travolta, from Vinny Barbarino to all the movies he made through the years and He was such a star in Saturday Night Fever. If I get started on the Bee Gees I will be thankful forever. Blessed for all the friends I still have over my lifetime. Grateful for all the music I grew up on from opera to Jim Reeves with my dad to everything I have loved all these years.  Very grateful.

6. Blessed for heroes in music like John Fogerty who sang so many songs and wrote them that had so much meaning to them. Plus he wrote and sang "Centerfield". Oh how I still love old school baseball. Buffalo Springfield who performed  "For What It's Worth". Stephens Stills. I still remember May 4, 1970. I still pray for the families of those lost that fateful day. But the 60's were filled with protests because people cared. They were individual's who stood out and not sheep following the crowd. My how sad that times have changed. But the world has changed and not for the better. So I will love my music and pray and hope to see my Jesus one day and hopefully not too far away in the future. FYI John Fogerty went to his draft board and signed up in 1966. The recruiter signed him up for a supply clerk. Fogerty and he served for 2 years. He also performed in 2014 for a Veterans Days celebration. I am grateful for music. 

7. Blessed for days that are smooth as silk. Not so blessed days go haywire like today. But somehow it all comes back full circle and now I am grateful for quiet and music and time with my favorite person, my sweetheart. Thankful.

8. Grateful for my amazon delivery drivers. Those people really get their job done. I hope they are compensated nicely. Most of them, if I see them are friendly and wish you well. I always give them great  compliments as I fine it is important. People expect everything right now, me, me, me and sometime I know I am guilty too. But I appreciate great service. I hope they are all blessed and I wish them well and to be safe on the roads Thankful. I think amazon and Chick-Fil-A could run the world and do a great job! Those two companies know how to get things done in a safe, timely and quick fashion.  

9. Blessed to celebrate a nice CHRISTmas one more time. I said it before, but I am unsure life will be this easy next year. I am going to continue to pray on it and give it up to God. God is gracious, He is good and I feel thankful for all He does for me each moment of each day I am on this earth. Grateful.

10. Thankful for each person who stops by. I am slow as molasses in January to visit but I will get to your blog too. I spent a great deal of time today with encouragement cards and notes. Than I wrote out CHRISTmas cards but my list is still needing to be completed so I will be back at it tomorrow. It is always a joy to choose a specific card for different folks. I will love snail mail as long as I can send it. Blessed and grateful.

Monday, December 7, 2020


 Due to a few technical difficulties with my mouse and laptop I am going to make this Thankfulness post short & sweet.

I am extremely grateful, blessed and thankful for every single thing that is good in my life including phamily, friends, bloggers who are friends and all the simple things in life, good food, a warm bed, laughter, babies, toddlers, grandkids and everything good in the world.

Tomorrow I can resolve this mouse issue and come back to blog. 


Sunday, December 6, 2020



1. Roger and Piper were having some quiet time watching T.V. Roger looks so serious but if you saw my blog post Phamily Blog you will see he is loving having this little girl around.  I can not get blogger to help me get to my linked pages. So annoying. But I am grateful to blog and enjoy it immensely. My problem is, I stop by for a visit and start catching up on that individual bloggers posts. HaHa, there goes my hour of commenting time. But I eventually get to where I need to go. I am grateful to be blogging and enjoying my phamily time too. Very blessed and thankful.

2. Grateful for evening snacks, celery sticks with cheddar  cheese on the go and olives. We usually have a light breakfast and bigger lunch on the weekend. Tomorrow we are going to make Italian sausage sandwiches. Y U M ! Grateful, Thankful, Blessed.

3. Grateful for my hometown page at social media. I find out so much good information there. Today someone posted that Tom, the brother of Ed passed away.,  I Knew Ed from k-12 and he lived with my hubby when they were single and cruising for chicks in the 1970's in Denver. His brother Tom was in the USMC during the Vietnam War era and served. He had also written poetry. Very sad to hear of his passing. Their dad was a good friend to my husband as well and he owned a Mexican restaurant in our hometown. All his recipes came from his mother who brought them with her from Mexico. It is rare to find good food like that today but our hometown has lots of great Mexican food places. Unfortunately when Tom Sr. passed away so did all those recipes as no one took over the restaurant. Grateful to have known them and blessed for good memories. Thankful for all these memories.

4. Grateful for a new week, hopeful for a good one and  getting more projects done. Thankful too and very blessed.

5. Grateful that today the sun was warm and we even opened a window. Around three o'clock in the afternoon it started to get cold and windy. So it was nice while it lasted. Thankful and blessed.

6. Grateful for CHRISTmas lights in our neighborhood. I repeat myself on his one but they make me so happy. I know where a few really special displays are. So we stop by there when we can. BLessed and thankful.

7. Grateful for leftovers and some crisp salad which I can toss together for lunch tomorrow. I Love quick and easy and it makes me thankful for food and blessed to enjoy it.

8. Grateful that night is here and I hopefully will rest well. I tossed and turned all night last night and slept about three hours. Thankful and Grateful.

9. Grateful to be able to pray. My friend's  hubby Carl was at his appointment at the VA and came in contact with someone with the virus. Please pray for both of them because she took him to the appointment. Thankful I can pray and Blessed that God listens so intently.

10. Grateful for this day. It was a good one, we worked hard and accomplished much. Now for rest. Blessed to rest and thankful for a comfy and warm bed. Amen!

Hopeful I will see this sun rise another day. Have a beautiful week and especially a very good Monday.