Friday, April 30, 2021

Anniversary Wishes and More


Our Sweethearts
Our Wives
~Herbert Dickinson Ward, Lauriel: The Love Letters of an American Girl, 1901

Wishing Brittany and Jeremy a very happy fifth anniversary April 30, 2021.  It seems like yesterday they were married in a beautiful ceremony.

Their wedding was a lovely affair. It seems like we were just attending it. How time flies.

Bronco Fans Forever!

Here are the results of a wonderful marriage. Addy was that excellent bonus Jeremy received when he married Brittany. Then the boys came along. Addy is such a terrific big sister. Brody and Blake are good brothers too.

Let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other... how glad we shall be that we have somebody we are fond of always to talk to and sit with! ~Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, 1839

Please visit Pink Saturday.

Here are my answers to the Friendly Fill In's:

1. I wouldn't mind if I could  live away from all the huistle and bustle and enjoy peace and quiet.

2. I want to  treat my cat to a happy birthday today.

3.  Others come to me when  they need something done. 

4. Boots is a memory that I regularly think about. 


So this silly kitty turned 8 years old today, the 5th wedding anniversary of Jeremy & Brittany. He was born a few miles from where they were married. So I am sharing my favorite photos of him.

He was a terrible crybaby when he first came to me. He hated his carrier and when we would go to the vet he would stick his paw out of the carrier and cry as if he was going to have his last supper. What a drama king I have! He is still so dramatic. One minute past his breakfast or supper and he is howling at me.
Always comfy no matter where he falls asleep. We just listened to his theme song, I've Got A Tiger By the Tail by Buck Owens.  I think they wrote that song for a feline.

Shy is not a word in his lifetime. But he can ham it up pretty good. 

My favorite photo of him with his pal Roxanne. He knew how sick she was and he never left her side. He was a true and loyal friend to the end of her short little life with us. 

We original thought he was a girl hahaha until the vet flipped him over, TigerLily became Tiger, than Mickeyand Mister Tomkins and Mr. Cat (Jeremy still calls him that!) and Mister Kitty. As long as you have a minor interest in him getting his meals timely, he will become your friend forever. This photo reveals the kind side of him. He is a beautiful creature. 

I can't believe I'm 8! I need to watch my weight. But I love my meals and my treats. I sure wish I'd get more of those. So my final entry here is a birthday wish to this very ornery kitty with beautiful green eyes and a love for me that shines more as he grows older and a bit wiser. 


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 Thankful Thursday

Yesterday would have been Bandit's birthday! He would have turned 20 years old. He was the best pal Jeremy ever had and he touched all of our lives in a way that is hard to explain.  He was a funny lil dog, quirky, alert, smart and loyal. Boy how I Miss him nearly three years since we lost him.

A smart lil fellow, a rat terrier and a true friend. In last few years of his life, he was so loved and cared for. I often think, perhaps he was the runt of the litter. But truly, he was the very best of all the siblings he had. Jeremy bought him, with money he earned working after school and Saturdays helping a neighbor who managed a Grease Monkey. The man who had Bandit was a :rat terrier lover.  Jeremy will tell you this fellow was the best pal a guy could have. Thankful he was in our lives so long. 

He could be sound asleep, and he would hear Jeremy turn into the driveway and he was up and waiting at the door for him.

He had dental surgery several years ago and he was very loopey. But when he heard Jeremy come home he stood up, fell down, stood up again and begged me to carry him to his boy. It was hard to be without him once he left this earth. We cared for him to the end. He was dearly and truly loved.

A loyal friend you could never find. Rest well at the Rainbow Bridge my friend and know one day we will join you again. I hope your 20th birthday was a blast over there. 

Sometimes when life has gone wrong with you,
And the world seems a dreary place,
Has your dog ever silently crept to your feet,
His yearning eyes turned to your face—
Has he made you feel that he understands,
And all that he asks of you
Is to share your lot, be it good or ill,
With a chance to be loyal and true?
Are you branded a failure? He does not know—
A sinner? He does not care—
You're "master" to him—that's all that counts—
A word, and his day is fair.
Your birth and your station are nothing to him;
A palace and a hut are the same—
And his love is yours, in honor and peace,
And it's yours through disaster or shame.
Though others forget you, and pass you by,
He is ever your faithful friend—
Who is ready to give you the best that is his,
Unstintedly to the end.
~Esther B. Darling, "A Faithful Friend," 1914

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy Tuesday and Maxine


We don't get to see Stella as much as we use to. But she comes over occasionally. She is good pals with Leo. I doubt she will ever get over the loss of her favorite boys, Smokey and Bandit. These two make good friends and a great Happy Tuesday.

Maxine is having a bad week already in the morning? HaHaHa! She is a real character. That poor pup. He looks dazed and confused. 

Enjoy the new week and find good things to be grateful for. My Monday started out good as I compelted several tasks I kept putting off. Suppose to be cool and rainy tomorrow so I will be able to work indoors. Today was a good outdoor day. Sweet dreams everyone! Thanks for stopping by. 

Aw...Mondays and Love is....


These three, Lulu, Mollie and Loki were tired from playing so hard in the sunshine. They takes naps together like this. 

Ah....yes! Love is...right on cue for everything the world in this life throws at you. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Church Squirrels

 And then there is this:

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they should not interfere with God’s divine will.
At the Baptist church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistry. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistry and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.
The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist church. Two weeks later, the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.
The Episcopalians tried a much more unique path by setting out pans of whiskey around their church in an effort to kill the squirrels with alcohol poisoning. They sadly learned how much damage a band of drunk squirrels can do.
But the Catholic church came up with a more creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.
Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue. They took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel since.

I had to add some humor. The days have been crazy here. I tweaked my shoulder while asleep hahaha I know! So I have had a mental block trying to write. Carol Vest, a Virginia friend shared this and it made me laugh out loud I shared it with a few people via email but wanted to share it here. These squirrels look like a Motley Crew! The hubby was new at his job, which he is coming up on 30 years July 3rd, which happens to be our baby girl Hannah's 30th birthday! We attended a Christmas party, goodness, those were fun. It was held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Unfortunately, there was an angry squirrel running around the grounds and they warned us to be careful. Apparently people were feeding this lil hooligan and he started to attack people who weren't handing out free treats! I remember thinking I'd lose my high heels if the varmit charged us, so I could run like the wind! Everytime I see a squirrel I remember that night. It was one of the best parties the firm had but also one filled with lots of craziness. They always had the best food and entertainment.

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wordless Wednesday and More


Wordless Wednesday

We are having more snow. It has been so gray and cold. But it is nice to enjoy the cold weather from the warmth of my home. I have been a bit lazy, just doing whatever I feel like. It has been a wild few months and still waiting on our solar panels. Now that the area where the electriciain needs to rewire is ready, the snow returned.  But I have a different outlook about it all. Nothing is worth getting upset over. The world we live in has gone stark raving mad! Unless you go along with it, you are an outsider and I love that! My allegiance is to the one who died for my sins, Jesus Christ. I don't want the news, I don't listen to the gossip or the hate that boils at all the social media sites. In fact, I get in and out in a quick minutes checking only on a few important items there. 

Sometime we don't see God's answers to our prayer. Sometime He does something better for us. In the case of my friend Holly, she completed her first round of chemo. She is  taking medication for her illness and being sent home. She and her husband have a teenage son. He plays traveling basketball and so he is stayung with his grandfather so Holly and her husband may come home. Because of the severity of her illness and the fact that they need to stay safe for Holly's health,  he will not come home until a later date. Please continue to pray for Holly. She is a gem and her sister Courtney is helping her with her business so she can continue to have an income available. These two ladies are one of the sweetest examples of sibling love. It is so refreshing to see this. In difficulties very few people will remain at your side. They are very blessed to have each other.

I will be back tomorrow to see everyone at Thankful Thursday. I will also catch up on more commenting. These past few months have been hectic here and I need a break from my daily routines. I hope you understand and will continue to visit. Take care and rest well. 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Pink Saturday


                                Truer words have not been heard lately.  Please visit Pink Saturday

In Colorado the weather can not decide if Spring will arrive this year or not. This was Friday, April 17, 2021. 

“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.”
— Doug Larson

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Thankful Thursday


1. Thankful for some sunshine before snow heads our way. Cold but sunny makes life a bit happier.

2. Thankful for old school T.V. programs .

3. Thankful for restful nights.

4. Thankful for a working husband, with lots of work to keep theim busy.

5. Thankful to pray for a fri

end in New Mexico who asked for prayer for a boy she knows.

6. Thankful for a kitty who rests on my feet and keeps them extra warm at night.

7. Thankful for bedtime tea to calm my worry soul.

8. Thankful for mini scones from the grocery store. They are perfect for a 3 o'clock snack with tea.

9. Thankful that all my laundry is done for the week.

10. Thankful for people who share so many important things, like a list of Scripture for times when anxious thoughts take over.

Someone has curled up for the night. 

Take care everyone. Be thankful for something every day and enjoy a good night's rest/

Wordless Wednesday is Not wordless Today


Wordless Wednesday

Through the Year

GOD BE WITH YOU in the Springtime
When the violets unfold,
And the buttercups and cowslips
Fill the fields with yellow gold;
In the time of apple blossoms,
When the happy bluebirds sing,
Filling all the world with gladness—
God be with you in the Spring!

God be with you in the Summer,
When the sweet June roses blow,
When the bobolinks are laughing
And the brooks with music flow;
When the fields are white with daisies
And the days are glad and long—
God be with you in the Summer,
Filling all your world with song.

God be with you in the Autumn,
When the birds and flowers have fled,
And along the woodland pathways
Leaves are falling, gold and red;
When the Summer lies behind you,
In the evening of the year—
God be with you in the Autumn,
Then to fill your heart with cheer.

God be with you in the Winter,
When the snow lies deep and white,
When the sleeping fields are silent
And the stars gleam cold and bright.
When the hand and heart are tired
With life's long and weary quest—
God be with you in the Winter,
Just to guide you into rest.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Happy Tuesday


Happy Tuesday Mylifelong friend Carole shared this and I had to share it too. She is one of the happiest and most positive people I know. She finds good in everything. We have been experiencing more than our fair share of crazy stuff around here. I shared at my other blog, the heat was out and it was cold! We use a company (Brothers Heating & Plumbing) and they have always done a great job. Austin saved the day for us and made us warm and happy. I know a few people who do not speak to their parents or parents not speaking to children. It is very sad. It will also be heartbreaking when one or the other passes away. There will be no time for forgiveness. Very sad.

Let's not break each other. Let's try to be kinder. The world won't care when we are no longer in it. Only the handful of those who love you truly will miss you. I am glad I was raised in a different time when people did not hate each other over nonsense. My parents loved their parents and they loved their siblings. when my mom lost her oldest sister, they were the only two remaining, my mother was broken. She felt like she should have gone first. I guess since all her other sisters were younger than the two of them, she thought she would leave this earth before her big sister. My dad took care of the widows in our phamily after the loss of their husbands. It was simply how he was raised.

My mother lost her sister Ann on this day in 1985 right after the loss of my dad on April 5th. My mother came fromt he greatest generation. Thiis world will never see such people again. Here is my aunt's wedding photo.

I found this,  Carole shared it too, and I loved it! It is so true:

"Tombstone" what a great movie about the old West. Val Kilmer as "Doc" Holiday. Sigh....

Oh Maxine, aren't you extra snarky today?

Enjoy the evening folks. I am hopeful we can be together tomorrow. Have a wonderful rest of the week. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Aw...Mondays and Prayers Answered


I love to reminisce and look at these photos of Finn and Mollie.  This one, from April 5, 2019, just 6 days shy of their one month birthday. Finn is double the size of his sister even though she was born first. They have had such good lives. When they were first born they slept with their mom on a heated bed. Making sure they were kept warm. They grew up so quickly but we could never leave them. They are sweet bundles of pure joy. 

Such a sweet Love is...these will always be my anchor to my hubby.

Tarrah said Ella came out of surgery and is doing well and the surgeon was going to let them see her. We Praise God and are so thankful it went well.

So thankful that God answered this prayer so quickly. I knew Ella would come through this. She is a tough little warrior. Can't wait to see her again very soon. 

Have a blessed and very beautiful day and an enjoyable week. Let the SONshine and kindness rule in your hearts.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Radom Thoughts and Things

 This is Baskin Robbins image for National Unicorn Day. This is a sweet cake.  I am being random today. National Unicorn Day was Friday, April 9th.

I want cake! I am thinking of baking one. It is a cold and windy day here. I think I Need more Wild Child Blueberry tea. To warm the chill I am feeling from this windy weather and from the sad news I received today from two dear hearts.


Beverly has hosted Happy Pink Saturday for as long as I have been blogging and before that! The link will not allow my blog,  Pink Saturday. to post and it brings up old photos. Very annoying. I sent a message to the link in people. Who knows!? Very sad that blogging has caught up with the ways of the world. I was hoping to share sweet Shea in her pretty pinkness.  I am going to try this blog. Prayers sent up!

Asking for prayer for this peanut

This sweet Ella girl is having surgery on Monday. She will be my twin as I had a shunt placement in 1984 to alleviate pressure. She no longer needs her oxygen. She is a real tough cookie. We love , love prayer for her please.

Prayers for my sweet friend Holly. Mid-week she said she was going off the grid due to some issues. Friday she said she was diagnosed with leukemia. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I sat and cried. She is so young and such a beautiful soul. Please pray for her.

Prayers for my sweet friend Bea. She is 90 years young and just two weeks ago we were chatting when her landlord Paul brought her some groceries.  She said he was a real godsend. But shortly afterwards he suddenly became very ill, was hospitalized and passed away. Paul was 63. The worse thing is Bea has lived in her complex for 50 plus years. Now younger people are taking over and they want to get the "old timers" out. One younger person who has friended Bea helped her get a new cell phone. Apparently Paul helped some of the elderly residents get cell phones and now I am guessing his phamily wants them to turn them in. So this other gal helped Bea choose a budget friendly phone and they picked it up yesterday. Bea has a younger brother in California and a sister in Missouri . But she is a single gal and now they want to uproot her from the place she has called home for years. When we worked together at the medical school in the 1980's, the UCHSC complex was within walking distance. I worked with Bea and she helped me find an apartment two doors away from her. We walked to work together and I have always admired Bea. They moved the campus several years ago. Bea had already retired and I moved to a different job near my home. Now Bea will be cast aside. Her friend from her complex helped her fill out an application for an independent/assisted living center. Problem is there is a 12-18 month wait list. Talk about this world not having compassion for older folks. It is sickening.

Bea is my "talk radio" queen and she has listened in for ages. They have never given out any fake, fraudulent or otherwise unwholesome news. In fact two weeks ago Bea told me about the Oprah interview with the former royals. I have never been a huge fan of the royal's but knowing that the Queen was very close to Harry and he betrayed her and his entire phamily for a person who has accused Prince Philip of unbecoming behavior regarding their infant son. Harry's wife said Philip was behind causing them grief. First of all, marrying into the royal phamily, one should know they believe their bloodline is royal and they do not like commoners coming on their scene. She had to be extremly clueless and due to her so called celebrity I doubt that would be true. Furthermore at age 99,  two weeks ago Philip was rounding the bend to the end of his life. It is tragic the selfishness these former royals have for his bloodline.  I say this because, never having been a fan of their interviewer, I think many people  itching for juicy gossip admire  celebrities. They like to stir the pot.  Prince Philip's childhood was something people should look into before they make such nasty meme's about him. Never being a fan of his or very much into the royals , I chose the high road, in the words of my late mother, do not ever speak ill of the dead. If you know the royals, you will know Philip passed away yesterday.

 Proverbs 25:18 “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.”

2) Psalm 34:13 “Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Not one of us knows when the end will come for us. It is more wise to stay on the right side of those we love and cherish because once that person is gone, all the flowers at the cemetery or all the tears they will shed are useless. Love and honor people while they are here with you. 

 James 3:3-6 “The tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.”

  Proverbs 11:9 “Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.”

  Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.”

11) Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

A final note on my friend Bea's situation. She lives in a very urban and popular area. When I lived there, you could walk across the main road (Colorado Blvd.) and shop at a neighborhood market with a butcher and eat fresh and wholesome foods (before Whole Foods became a thing). Banking, restaurants, shopping were all close. A quick hop on the bus line took you to a world of shopping and five star resturants. You could safely be out  along the streets and enjoy an evening walk or early morning jaunt. It is even moreso a hot spot for new eateries and other exciting venues. Unfortunately, the young people do not realize even old timers like  us to try new and exciting places. My Bea is one of those people. Sometime I will have to tell you the story of the two of us meeting Winston Hill. If you dont know him, please google him. He was an NFL player when football wasn't poisoned by political opinions.

Before I close, I like to post different  Scripture because the bible lays out all of life's needs and these verses are so relevant into today's misguided world.

I know this is a super long post but it was important to me to write these words. I hope you understand.