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Odds and Ends…

Our cats have their “special” places to sit and nap…

Kit Kit decides to take Jill’s stool that looks out into the front yard…

Jill was NOT too happy about that when she discovered her there..

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My new-found “Special K” cereals…

Nourish…

One has Apples, Raspberries and Almonds…

and the other Coconut, Cranberries and Almonds…

Multi-Grain Flakes with Quinoa…

YUMMY!… I have ben known to mix these two cereals together for a 3rd flavor!

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My Thrift Store find yesterday…for $2.00…

I have Pears decorating my kitchen… so this caught my eye…

A serving dish with colorful Pears…

Hand-painted in ITALY…

Loved the pattern!…

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This cute Cookie Jar was given to me by my sister on Bobby and my Anniversary…

loved the whimsical shape and colors… made in Oklahoma…

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Candy for my SweetheartsGRANDKIDS!

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Unrequited love

I had missed some of the bloggers I had followed…

Decided it was time to reconnect…

Kellie Elmore’s Blog has been a means for me to try new avenues with her writing prompts…

Thanks Kellie…

https://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/

She has listed 29 prompts for the month of February…

The 11 th day is where I picked up… and it was titled “Unrequited Love…

Simple Definition of unrequited:

not shared or returned by someone else

 

“Unrequited Love”   by: Marilyn Griffin

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I looked his way…

with lowered eyes…

Hoping he would stay…

Feeling heart rate rise…

 

I had loved him…

from a distance far…

Loving never dim…

wishing on distant star…

 

Sometimes I felt his stare…

but, not as one he loved…

or would even care…

to make his beloved…

 

My mind would race…

to thoughts untold…

His lips I would trace…

Embraced with his hold…

 

But, to no avail…

my love was dimmed…

Love thoughts were pale…

Eyes with tears brimmed…

 

Not to be…

Unrequited love…

I set him free…

as a wistful dove…

 

 

Thanks WordPress

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I received this notice in January…
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I wrote about the “Special Kids” I worked with for thirty years… for the whole year of 2011…
It was the best thing I did…
Check out my first few blogs… I think you will enjoy them…
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I call them “friends”…
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After 2011… I have written poetry… short stories… and blogged about my family and my very ordinary life…
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I have tried different forms of writing… and enjoyed the experience…
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Birthdays and Hearts…

We’ve had a lot of birthdays k23664790to celebrate in the last few weeks… in our immediate little family…

6 since the beginning of the year!…

Last night after watching Grandson play his basketball game… we all met at Mark’s Feed Store …

We were celebrating my Daughter-in-law’s this time…

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A Family-Friendly place and the Buttermilk Pie is so good!

 

I hadn’t been to this one… it was really nice… and the food was great…

Maybe it was the company …

12 of us altogether…

It’s a BBQ Restaurant…

and has been in Louisville a long time… although additional stores have been opened in lots of areas…

We have one more birthday next week… and Carson has chosen the Golden Corral…GoldenCorral_logo

The chocolate fountain might have drawn him… 12687971_10153913235108669_2631344194777196012_n

I like their salad bar…

An all you can eat place…  a kid’s choice for sure!…

Oh, YES!… Kennedy (granddaughter) said, “Don’t forget mine in April!”…

It’s been a lazy day… a little cleaning… a little cooking… and a little time to just relax…

My Bobby is putting in the plumbing for a washer/dryer set up for our main floor…k4908293

It has been in the basement… and going up/down stairs is getting old… and hard on the knees…

We had made room in a half bathroom… in case we ever wanted to do this…

so the time has come…

I’m so excited to have this addition to the house…

We are getting a stack washer/dryer  4b0bd2c8-8110-4235-98fe-d45b05b37050_400… to save space…

As I marked the date on the calendar for Carson’s Birthday dinner…

I noticed the Valentine Heart Cookie Recipe…

and I decided to see how many hearts were around my house…

I found a few!…

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Calendar depicting Valentine Cookie Pops!

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A Heart Shaped little dish in my Paris Themed Bathroom…

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A part of the set of 5 Angels with hearts in my hallway…

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A picture frame with heart flowers…

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I change my wreath to depict the seasons in my living room…

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A metal Heart wall hanging in my living room…

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A Valentine (Heart) Vase on my kitchen table…

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Heart Shaped “soft” Red Hot Candies… sooo good!

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Heart shaped salt/peppers…

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The reflection of my window clings on the counter tops… quite pretty!

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A small stool I redid for my daughter-in-law’s Mother…

She had it for a long time… and wanted it brightened up…

Since the original wood cutout Hearts were on the sides… I went with a Heart Theme!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats and Valentines…

Cat photos… They are mine… and they make me smile!

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Jill sits on stool to look out window… as Kit Kit sits on window ledge outside…

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Our kitchen and living room has an open wall… and the cats love to sit on the ledge where they can see us from both directions…

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Kit Kit has taken over my computer chair to sleep…

They do this for about a week or two… and then find a new spot!…

 

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Jill is liking the back of the couch for the moment…

but, will change also in time…

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Valentine’s Day is coming… YES!…

I have a few decorations… doesn’t everyone!

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My “Heart” Flag is blowing with the high winds we had yesterday…

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Kitchen window…

I found the Heart Window Clings in a bag of things I bought last year…

I guarantee…”Dirt Cheap”… and had forgotten about…

LOVE IT!

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Lots of Paper Plates / Napkins were in the bag also… enough for the rest of the month!…

Need candy… (conversation hearts???) or (red hots???) for my candy jar with the red bow…

what do you think?…

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and a sparkly red heart for the door with a new red/white bow…

Very simple… but, I like!

We had Doug over yesterday after he and I went to our favorite Thrift Store…

I fixed meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans…

One of his favorites…

He always has to say, “Dumb ol’ Meatloaf!”… from the movie “Christmas Story”…

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I’m not the greatest cook… but, I try to please…

and I guess it did by the way he ate…

He talked to the neighbor lady… who always kids with him… and calls him “The Supervisor”  k13139162 because he always had a way to do things…

and something to say about how things were done…

Their little joke!…

He told her, “I like the people where I am… listening and telling stories… of their lives”…

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He also said. “It’s different coming over now”…

in other words… we are changing…

I think that is a good thing…

I thank God every day for this blessing of finding my son a place that he can feel comfortable in…

a place that is friendly…

a place that treats him special…

People who are down to Earth… caring and love their job…

My chest still fills with a tightness… as I sit here… thinking about him…

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loving him so much…

hearing his Dad… wanting so much more for him…

tears running down my cheeks…

yet, knowing we could never have gone on the way we were…

and through all of the pain… some major issues have been resolved…

I will always be there for him…

His greatest concern…

but, now… treat him like company and fix “Dumb ol’ Meatloaf”!… k2435024

 

 

 

 

Forty-Seven years yesterday I met my Bobby… and got married k7317105five months laterOne month later he went to Viet Nam k6997454 for a year…

We have been good for each other… love family… our two sons… and our Grandkids make days ever so bright…

We think a lot a like… love doing things together…

We celebrated a little… we don’t go overboard…

by going to the Casino in Indiana…

NO… didn’t win… but, afterwards went to Daisy’s In New Albany… to eat dinner…

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Just good home cooking… cafeteria style…

Fried or baked chicken was our choice of meat… although there were lots of choices of entres… veggies… salads… desserts…

Mashed potatoes with gravy(me)… beets(me) and stewed tomatoes(me)… It was delicious!…

Bobby had chicken too… but, with green beans and macaroni/cheese…

Cornbread or rolls… and a small dish of Blackberry Cobbler to share…

Today we went with our friends to eat at King Fish  header-logo … a restaurant that is 68 years old… (1948)… located along the Ohio River…

The food was exceptional!…

BIG Fish Sandwich… White flakey meat… rye bread/tartar sauce… Garden Slaw and homemade Onion Rings… plus Hush Puppies…

Our friends had been the week before… and got us coupons to use today…

How thoughtful was that!…

We were then taken to Jeffersonville, IN to Schimpff’s Confectionery…

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Basically a candy store that has been worked and owned by the same family since 1871…

Four generations!…

They also have lunch served M-F 11am-3pm… and 11-2pm on Saturday…

Soups… Sandwiches… Homemade Desserts…

They also have a soda fountain for malts… sodas… milk shakes… and sundaes…

Will have to eat there sometime!..

They have tours of the candy making and museum next door…

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A major tourist attraction!…

Big clear jars of all kinds of candies fill a wall… Chocolates of all kinds of flavors fill the glass enclosed counters…

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Right now… being February…

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It was crowded but, got waited on easily…

I had to have Modjeskas… a marsmallow candy covered with yummy soft caramel…

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Bobby had Chocolate Covered Caramels…”Best he had ever had”, he said!…

David got their special of Red Hot Cinnamon Hearts… redhearts_can

and Janice had a small box filled with a variety of chocolates to last all week…

It was a very pleasant day… and just as we started home a cloud burst came over with heavy raink15888819

We had timed it just right…

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Thanks Janice and David for the invite…

 

 

 

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