Wednesday, May 30, 2012


My views have changed over the past months..from this place to that. I still take photos and have my camera handy at all times. Here are some shots I have taken I look at them I can see why my allergies are running amuck right now, so much green and so many things that are new to me. Enjoy..

Friday, May 25, 2012


Feels kinda like July fourth weekend instead of Memorial day around here. Weather is scorching hot and clear so far. Not sure if we will get any relief in the heat at all.
 I added some color and music to get me in the mood. Hope it won't be too much, I just felt like a parade I guess. We don't do many parades around here anymore. Not many used to show up so they decided to just march a few blocks and that was it. Kinda sad compared to years past with all the hoopla. I do pause to think of all those who served and are serving in our military and helping to keep us safe and free. They sure don't get enough credit for all they did and do. 

Whatever your plans are..I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


By now most of you know I had a little tumble and fall accident this past week. I am still recovering from it, funny how something small can change your whole life.
    Talk about ..    

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 
Robert Frost
 I recently had a chance to change things up some and maybe take myself in a new direction. I was going to try and take a chance anyway. Then I fell, and when I did,  I saw stars..well at least I think that's what they were. That pain was something I hadn't ever  felt before. I have fallen many time in my life, but  I immediately thought..OH now you have really broken it!  No, the kneecap wasn't broken but the whole thing is bruised and I was LUCKY!! So lucky. It made me take note of what limitations I have at this time of my life. So some plans had to change and I am left to sit around  healing up and trying to keep a positive spin on things.
 First time I had driven around in the car was yesterday. I was very careful for sure. Nothing like tweaking that thing over again, especially when you are away from home. Wearing a velcro elastic brace on it just to keep it in line. Trip to the store was even longer than I expected. Had forgotten how long and tired a trip it can be for someone who is disabled,  I felt pretty give out by the time I got home. I just have to take it easy for awhile. I find climbing steps a real challenge but I know it will be better day by day.  One step at a time. 
 I still cannot believe Memorial day weekend is coming soon.. I hope you all have a safe and happy one.


Sunday, May 13, 2012


Nothing like flowers for Mother's day..but 
Take a good look..this was an amazing photo I saw at Pinterest. I just could not believe the talent that some people have and what they use as to make their craft come alive.
BEAUTY is in the eye of the creator.  Amazing creations. 


Monday, May 7, 2012


Did you ever drive some where and wonder how you got there? The car just goes almost by itself. To work, or to home? Happens a lot to me lately. I start out one place and whiz over to someplace else. Guess my mind is cluttered with other things and just doesn't know what it is doing sometimes. Recently I drove to our old house twice and was headed someplace else. It's like something else took me over and I ended up there. 
I was really shocked when I arrived and saw three metal lawn chairs sitting on the porch that looked just like the ones we had. Antique ones. Sis and I both are almost SURE that there were things left in the attic of our garage that we did not know about. How in the world this young fella could get three green antique chairs just like the ones Dad and Mom had is beyond me. Sis said it's a sign from the folks.." we are still around." I am going to make it a point to drive by there and try to get the photo. Makes me wonder what else was up there. What treasures we could have found that Dad left for us. DID you ever wish you had checked something out that you didn't? We sure do now. 
I recently took a drive out in the country looking around for some nice photos of wild flowers, you know the ones that make us sneeze. We have had a lot of rain recently and the fields are full of all sorts of new growth right now. What I found mostly was that ever growing Phlox that seems to pop up in every yard and every roadside ditch. The purple and white is quite pleasing to the eye. DID you ever wish you hadn't put flowers in a vase with a cat in the house? Yeah..guilty here. Chalk it up to not being aware that cats are curious of all things new. WHAM..water and flowers everywhere. I never even got to sneeze at them. Didn't bother to put them back out on the table either. Lesson learned. 

DID you ever take a different route to some place out of the blue? Not so out of the blue I am thinking.. Several days ago I decided to take two different out of the way streets to go somewhere close in town. When I got to the place I saw that people were standing out talking and looking. When I looked there,a big nasty car accident. I would have been right there if I had went another way. Some how I was getting signals..go another way. You may think that is creepy or weird to believe, but me..I never take those vibes as nonsense. We make those decisions for a reason.I
sure don't question things like that any more. Chalk it up to experience or just my old age. Well, I  will stop rambling away..


Friday, May 4, 2012


I clicked on a link at Facebook and boy was I happy to see this site. It takes us all back to the the 60's when things were so much more simple and relaxed. As I read the content, boy I had to agree with just about everything on it. I remembered my mother using that coke bottle with a stopper on it and sprinkling laundry to iron them.

 I used to love the smell of freshly ironed clothes. Mom had the same wooden ironing board until we had to sell the contents of the house and the board never sold. It remained in the house for the next owner. We had a big old wooden radio in the kitchen that sat on the counter for years. It still worked, but was replaced with a microwave oven. Not sure where the radio went, but wish I still had it would be worth more than it was then. 
So many new conveniences that make our lives easier, or do they? I can remember it taking all day for mom to make a big pot of soup and her tending to it ..made the house smell so wonderful. Now the crock-pot does that in no time and it tastes similar but not really the same. Did your family ever use Green Stamps? We got them at the local A&P store for groceries we bought. I knew we had to go out of town just to redeem them. Mom bought an iron and many other items we needed at home. I can still taste that nasty glue they had on them. Mom made us kids do the licking of the stamps.

Everything is fast now.. the faster the better, some say. I am one to think that slow is better to enjoy every minute of life. Nice to look back on things that really help us see how far we have come along.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Still getting used to the new format here at Blogger and finding that, at Chrome, it is a whole lot easier to deal with the changes.. I have to admit I don't have time to fuss with it much so easier is better. I have to keep up though..not going to give in to the establishment. Changes this month could happen quickly and I will try to keep you all posted as soon as I know what is going on. I have ventured back south in Michigan again and not sure if the north is the place for me or not. I sure do miss my little buddy a lot. He was a real cute change in my life for awhile. He does love Rachael Ray..must be her personality or her FOOD!! He kept us moving constantly and at least he slept some of the time. Tell me WHY babies choose to sleep like this..he does it a lot. Knees up, hiney in the air!! LOL

 May 1st..??? HAPPY MAY DAY!!  Wow the warm weather we had in April made it feel like it should be JUNE already. Mom and Dad's birthday's are coming up and it will be sad time for my Sister and I both this year. Mom loved flowers so we are putting flowers out at their grave site today.'s matter what time of had to be RED. Could be roses, carnations, tulips..didn't matter..she just wanted RED. The weather is beautiful here and warm today so that is a plus and we will be able to get out and enjoy the day. I heard the doves this morning and thought of all the mornings I heard them at our old house and knew that spring had truly come with them calling to each other. Nothing much else happening here..hope your MAY DAY is a great one!!