Showing posts from June, 2018

This to That and Back

I have decided that this coming trip to see my son is going to be a no luggage check type of trip. So with that I debated on taking one of my Nikon's or not. Not has won out for more than one reason. 1. I just don't want to keep up with  it  2. I misplaced (nothing new) my battery charger. So with an up coming wedding I went  ahead and ordered one from Amazon. When it gets here, I will probably locate  the older one and it will probably be right out in the open. While ordering the battery charger I decided to purchase a new camera strap. Here's the one I picked out. I love it. Anyway, I have two small point and  shoot cameras I will take with me. Easier to carry, easier to handle.  HAHA Theresa tagged me on FB on  this pic. Said it was me. Yep...why wait 50 years...that looks like me now! So in honor of our 40th reunion those of us that are on FB have posted our  senior pic as our

Goodbye June ~ Hello July

Can you believe it, June is out of here and July is in? Where did June go? This coming week on Monday my sis in law has made an appt for Smokey. Smokey is the  stray that is no longer a stray  Russian Gray that apparently was dropped at their place. He is a sweetie and it is  a given that he used to be an indoor cat. So....Kim is making an appt and I will go over with my brothers help and catch him and take him to the vet to be checked. Hope is, if Zuzu and Zora (Becky) will allow it, to move him indoors.  Lucky cat! Then on Tuesday I am driving to visit the grandson's and their other nana is  riding down with me. That is an hour and 15 min drive each way. Wed. I will cut the grass and pack cause the next day is  my trip to...... to visit with my son and daughter in law. When I return from Calif. I will rest for a few days. I know my body will  be yelling at me to do that then I will spend a morning de

Flirting Along with Color

Oh my.....really hoping that is not where I end up even though the saying is adorable. While cat sitting for my younger brother I took this pic... Oh his sense of humor! Stumbled across this on PINTEREST. Tad different! So today while sitting on the deck I  looked out to see two dragonflies flirting around. How true that was... the flirting part. So, this is how they "DO" it! Their bodies even make a heart! Noticed this today.. I hung this thing in the tree several years ago but had not realized the tree branch had grown around the hook.  I just thinks this candle holder hanging in the garden adds so much WHIMSY  to the Whimsical Way! Don't you? Just some color from the yard. One week from today I will be waking in  Calif. I fly out Thursday.  Can't wait. Did my usual first of the month running for cat food and treats since the babes wil

Twenty Six Years Ago

Twenty six years ago (July 1)I moved in my home. I was a single divorced mom with a child 12 and another 5. Our new place came with some adjustments, one we were attached to our neighbor. I bought what is known as a zero lot line.  My kids had to learn not to play on  stairs since we lived in one level home  before. And Cory had to learn that mom was not crazy about him always wanting to  play in the creek! Unlike our other home that had mature trees and a fenced in backyard, this yard  had no existing trees except one mature on in the front and what grew along the  creek.  When I look out now to the backyard from my favorite spot, the deck I marvel at the  changes that have taken place.  For one, there was no shed in the yard when I moved here. Now there are 3 mature trees that go down the  middle of mine and my neighbors lot. I planted a maple, and two oak many years ago.  There is a huge Crepe Myrtle bush in front o