Everyday Beauty

I know I complain, it’s a good way to vent!

But even in the everyday chores, I can still find beauty around me.


The trip to take my granddaughter to school can be tedious to say the least!  We all line up and make a slow moving circle around the school. The kids all get dropped off at the one side of the school.  It seems to take forever.


The view from the hill is awesome. I can see the river and just about the whole town from the school. Sitting in the car allows me to enjoy the scenery. Even the drive home has lovely sights.


I just need to remind myself!

It just seems so natural to send a prayer of thanks when look around.

Hope to see ya soon!

Another Snow Day

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At this rate, the kids will be going to school half the summer and I’ll be fired!

I know it could be worse and we’ve been lucky here for many years.


I don’t know if it’s the weather or some added responsibilities, but I can feel my mood dropping.
I was wondering what other do when the drag of the job and bills get them down. If only I could afford to stay home and post on my blog. I enjoy participating in craft shows and love having the chance to try to make extra money that way. But these darn bills keep coming! I think I just get bored sometimes. I know it’s not all sunshine and roses, but I am very blessed with so much. I hate when I get down. I often think the occasional downs frighten me because I worry about just how down I will go.
If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears.
Spring really needs to hurry up!

Hope to see ya soon


What A Sight!

It always amazes me how many new sights we see on our travels. Taking my grandson and his friends to their games can be a trial at times. I really don’t usually enjoy the travel time involved. But on one of our game day trips, we juast had to pull over to investigate further!


I admit I’m not much of a country girl, so we really had no idea what this thing was!


From what we discovered, we think we saw a breed of highland cattle. They aren’t very common around here, but seem to be growing in popularity.


Really, I think this is a wild an animal as I want to be around!

See ya!

Winter woes

Good grief, I am so sick of winter weather!!

Even Splotchy is tired of it. 101_1309

It can be beautiful. But I think we’ve had enough. Splotchy loves to play in the snow, but not if it’s snowing.  She just looks at the stuff falling down and turns back to the door!


She was quite upset this morning. We went walking and she was fine while we were on land. The alleys and roads were slushy and wet. She would step on the ice and sink down to the cold water below it. I wish I had a picture of the way she spread open her paws!178

I’m pretty sure spring will get here someday?

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This is the weather we look forward to!

And to seeing ya soon!

Happy Hug Day!


What a great health alert for all my friends!!

Originally posted on petitemagique:


Hey Everybody!

So it’s Hug Day today! :) I luvz me some hugging!

Hugging is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.

 Research shows that a proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways:
1. The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety. This helps with open and honest communication.
2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which help to heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
4. Hugs strengthen the immune system.
5. Hugging boosts self-esteem. It shows us that we’re loved and special.
6. Hugging relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension in the body. Hugs can take away pain.
7. Hugs…

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Privacy, Please!

101_1190I don’t know about any one else, but I never go to the bathroom alone!


I’m surprised Splotchy hasn’t invited herself yet. Of course, she’s alittle scared of these crazy cats!


It reminds me of toddlers who always follow mom everywhere.
I don’t care. I love having them with me, even in inappropriate places!


If they let me out,
I hope to see ya soon!




I spent last night away from home .

No wild and crazy parties for me. Stayed the night with my baby sister who had major surgery on Monday morning.  Surgery at 5:45 in the morning to be exact.  Who in the world schedules surgery at that crazy hour of the morning?

But thank God, it went better than expected. Instead of going to ICU she went straight to a regular room.

Times like this make you cherish your loved ones. So before I head back to the hospital for moral support, I thought I’d share some of her favorite pictures.

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Hope to see you soon!

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