Thursday, April 29, 2021


 Well Hello Bogging World....

It's been a long time.

Lots of changes I see.  

Time to learn the new tricks to the blogger trade.

This is actually my second post for today.

The first one vanished.

(ooops I found it and deleted it afterall)

Guess it wasn't that important.

I posted a picture of a modern living room that I saw in a magazine.

I like it.

Do you?

Some day if I have two windows in the living room I will use this as inspiration.

Blessings to you all!


Sunday, December 22, 2019


Recently and more in the past, I've read or heard that there are 5 stages of grief.

This is not true.

The actual five stages they are talking about are the stages one goes thru when confronted with a terminal illness or other catastrophic encounter.

Here they are:

The five stages, denialangerbargainingdepression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

Above is copied....

This is not copied:
Grief is individual.
Grief is unknown.
Grief does not follow the same path for every one.
Grief depends on the relationship while living.
Grief is not a list of stages.
Grief may last your entire life.
Grief changes and then changes back.

Don't expect grief to be something you can overcome.  It is a life long track.  There is hope.  
Heaven is real.
Heaven is eternal.
Heaven is thru Jesus Christ.

Seek and ye shall find.
Grief will end when Heaven appears.


Thursday, August 22, 2019


The glare is covering the word



Wednesday, June 12, 2019


This famous old time wrestler is who our little dog is named after plus a dust mop.

Do you see a resemblance?

Dusty Roads, the dog, on the left and the dust mop on the right.

Hard to tell a difference.


Friday, April 19, 2019

HE took it ALL

This video thrills me every time I watch it....over and over and over.

It's that time of year again, to think about, all of it.

We deserve every step of the process....arrest, beating, ALL of it.

But HE took it ALL for the whole world for all of time.  

Now, I understand more the pain that his mother, Mary, endured.  

Sunday is coming.....copied from youtube.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Several times over the years of being married to the same man for 52 almost years.  I would say....I've been thinking.  

His response.....oh no, not again.

So, here I go again.

I've been thinking.

I am trying to figure out the years of my life that I have left/remaining.

No one knows how long that will be, of course.

But the kids are grown.

One has passed away.

What now?

I had dreams when I was young.  

Now I am old and now those dreams are gone.

How does a person refocus and try to look forward as a senior citizen?

It doesn't seem as though there is much now.

My parents both died in their fifties.  I have outlived both of them.

I am a 44 year cancer survivor this year.

I am thankful to still be breathing.

So what now?

I am open to suggestions.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Blogging is an interesting hobby.

It takes you places you may not understand.

I, with all diligence, intended to plunge in with both feet and stick to it.

But, no, didn't happen.

Our oldest child, Aaron, died on March 6, 2016.

Yes, it is almost two years ago but how can that be?

He is missed every minute of every day.

Only if you have experienced child loss, can you understand the pain.

I've been in a deep hole of depression.  

No desire to do, go, or accomplish any thing.

I'm not whining.  It's just what it is.

So, I went to my Doc.  He is sending me for a physical to see what all is up with me.

I appreciate him.

He doesn't just want to 'start throwing medicine' at me without checking me out first.

I hope it's good news.

Life is hard and anyone that says it is not.

Well they are just wrong.


All the blood work and heart tests came back good and within normal ranges.  The old ticker is ticking great.....all four chambers!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Life is busy.

Life is crazy.

Some say that retirement is a slow time in life.

Don't believe it.

Well, I don't.

Where has 2018 gone?

The year truly has flashed by for us.

How about you?

Life is a vapor.  

So is time.


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Hello there....I am back on the blog scene.  Not sure why or where this will go but I need to try to get some focus in my life.  Been there?

Some things have changed.  Some things never will.  It's life and it keeps going as long as you are breathing.

I really have no clue where to start and aim this little blog.  

I am seriously considering starting another one to try to bring in some fun money.  Not sure I have the confidence to do it but you never can tell.

This is our new puppy.  I was yes, no, yes, no about getting one for us two old folks.  When our Daughter and her family wanted to get us one for an early Christmas.  This little guy was our pick.

He is bigger now, of course, and has added so much to our lives.  He is fun, smart and eager to please.

My Hubbie did not want to be called the dog's dad so he went for the dog's paw paw instead.  Which makes me the dog's grammy.  That is what he knows us by now.

I will post more pictures of him as we go along.  

We changed his name.  The above picture was from the breeder's website.

I wanted to name him after something that our oldest son liked in hopes it would take away some of the sadness we feel at his passing.

The result is, his name is Dusty Roads.  One of our son's favorite wrestlers was Dusty Rhodes.  If you grew up watching then you will know him.  

The grands wanted roads instead of Rhodes.

He also resembles a dust mop.  He is fluffy and soft.  We call him Dusty.  

He makes us laugh and is a great gift and diversion from life.

So, thank you Angela, Larry and Chloe for giving us this sweet little guy.

He is perfect for us.


Thursday, May 24, 2018


This week has gone by so fast because I have had a very long to do list.

I've kept a to do list since college.

The last few months, I've been distracted.

But, I've restarted it. 

To Do List is an amazing time saver and organizer.

The best part of a to do list is to done it.

There is something satisfying about crossing off a to do.

If you find that you have a hard time getting anything done, write it down, do it, scratch it off.

You are suddenly organized!

You are suddenly accomplishing everything you need to do!