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I had wanted a clock for my bathroom… Yesterday I found it!…

the right color and a little whimsical… JUST RIGHT!

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Scrat is a prehistoric squirrel whose sole purpose in life is to bury an elusive acorn, which always – always! triggers calamitous events.

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Yesterday Jill… spotted “ICE AGE”… the movie…  coming on the TV…

Actually it seems that this furry character named Scrat… got her attention…

He was trying to bury his acorn…but, not having much luck with the frozen ground

She started on the floor watching… then went to the table where she could get a better look…

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She watched intently for about 15 minutes… as different characters emerged…

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We laughed as she bent down to look under the TVsearching for this pesky squirrel…

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She then tried to touch them

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We so enjoyed watching her antics!

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I had picked up after Christmas these Fudge Mixes that had been marked down…

Complete with everything to make except butter…

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Just mix and bring to bowl ingredientscooking and stirring for four minutes

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The best part is licking the spoon after pouring into prepared pan…

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Wonderful Chocolate Fudge…

which was shared by a neighbor…

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The birds are liking the Bird Feeders…

I have to take photos through the window glass… so not too clear… or they want to fly away…

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Have a great day!

We have always liked the New Port Aquarium located near Cincinnati, Ohio

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My husband, son and myself decided it would be a great day to spend the day a week before Christmas…

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The city itself is worth a visit… lots to do…

and not that far from Louisville to go for a day trip…

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Decorated for Christmas and not that cold the day we went…

Bobby, Doug and I took advantage of the great props to take a few photos…

A BIG Sleigh!

As we entered the colorful displays just grab you…

Your eyes dart from one to another… not wanting to miss anything…

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Many colorful fish tanks…

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Starfish which always amaze me…

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Baby turtle hanging onto Mamma!

We entered a room that contained “Scuba Santa”… under water saying hi to all of the boys and girls…

Santa’s helpers we very happy to pose for my camera…

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Many different Ocean Fish swam over our heads as we walked under the tunnel of water…

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The Sea Horses are another amazing under water creature…

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Turtles eating… and big  lizards…

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The White Alligator (ALBINO)

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The Sea Otters are so cute… but, hear they will be replaced this year with something new…

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These painted frogs in the kids area drew the children to sit upon them…

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The wall paintings are so bright and colorful at this area!…

These NEON brightly glowing fish…were a sight for the eyes!

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My favorite were the Upside-Down Jellyfish! …

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A young girl with her display of shark teeth… and jaws!…

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Right before you EXIT or go to the Gift Shop you come upon the Penguin Exhibit…

This one seems to think he is quite the Looker!…

they swim in a large tank… hopping in and out onto the snow-covered rock background…

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We cross over the netting pathway over the Shark Tank

which are swimming under us…

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We EXIT to blue sky and cool temperatures…

and ready for lunch

Should I have “fish”?…

no, not today!

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Things I Like!

My Bobby LOVES!… Snack Cakes…

Little Debbie’s… Hostess…etc. …

He requested DING DONGS the other day…

so… when I saw the Valentine ones were out…

I bought them…

I found that each one was wrapped separately and had a TO: / FROM: space on them for giving like a Valentine

How neat is that!

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The cats… have been snuggling in on these cold days…

That’s Jill on the red throw and Kit Kit on the zebra stripe looking out the window…

Yes!… they have their own bench in front of the window in my computer room…

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This is what Kit Kit looks out at when relaxing>>>

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My Bobby has neuropathy now in feet and hands from chemo… also diabetic …

I decided maybe some warm soak baths on his feet may give him more circulation…

whether or not…

it makes him feel better…

I found this blow up foot tub made by Dr. Teal’s… and their Epson Salt Soaking Solution is really good…

Easy for me… Good for him!

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A cake I am going to bake when my brother and others are able to come over…

Sounds good… and “EASY”… my kind of baking!

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In the colder months Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate call my name…

I found this Land of Lakes Cocoa and it became a favorite!…

Arctic White…

so good with a dab of Cool Whip…

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Birthday Memory!

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How come we love our Birthday… the day… the month…???

I like the Birthstone of “Garnet”… a very deep red…

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After Christmas you can get a little blue due to activities being over… so gives me something to look forward to…

My cousin and I were born on the same daysame year… same hospital…

which is pretty great!!…

but, when January 15, 1973 came… a little boy came to share that day too…

my youngest son, Brian…

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So… today we meet for lunch…

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along with other January Birthday people in our little family…

My oldest Granddaughter  75509_383485935079500_1172746066_n … my daughter-in-law’s Mother…

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I have many nieces and nephews and my Mother who also shared this month…

Some of my favorite Birthday gifts I remember were books I received from a sister-in-law…

Bobbsey Twins… I was probably 8 or 9… Because I was 10 when they married…

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also Little Women and Robinson Crusoe…

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My love of books began in my younger years along with art… Coloring… Drawing… Painting…

 

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a few paintings…

I usually give away what I paint…

I just bought myself a new Book Light…

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I love to read while Bobby has his chemo… but, he likes the room dimmer when sleeping…

and my eyes are not as good to read like that…

I also like to read in bed at night…

so, this little light helps me to enjoy my books…

The books were just one thing I remember… as a favorite Birthday gift… but, I have many!

 

 

Still Making Plans!

I have yet to choose a word for the coming year

I have always chosen a word for the year to live by…

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but, I am at a loss…

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Maybe not to be…

or it will materialize later…

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I had left this blog to do some things around the house… and take a few phone calls…

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and in doing so my “WORD” has attached itself…

ENDEAVOR!

to strive to achieve or reach…

 to work with set purpose…

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I like that!…

because that is actually what I have been doing and want to continue…

I feel I am on a mission to get some things accomplished…

with our home…

with my Bobby…

and myself…

and a time to enjoy some things in between…

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For now…

it seems with Bobby still taking chemo… we will live each day as nothing is wrong…

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Nothing is the same although we go through the motions…

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to maybe reassure us that the Cancer is still “at bay”… as I call it…

Bobby had his eyes done for vision problems…

They sutured his eyes above his eyebrows on corners…

and slit his eyelids to take away excess skin that was making a “shelf” above his eyes…
thus making his vision limited…

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He hated missing a treatment… but, after checking his eyes Tuesday… will get back to his Chemo Treatments…

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I see how we with the Lord’s help

have gotten into the every day habits of life…

We are even making plans for vacation this summer with our little family…

We all want to see the Ocean… and feel the warmth of sunshine

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I can always tell when Bobby is feeling better…

He gets to thinking of projects to do around the house or yard…

We are trying to update what we can around the house…

(I might have to sell… if anything happens to my guy)…

or we…together… may decide on a move

Bobby, Brian (youngest son)  and Grandson ..Carson… hung new blinds yesterday…

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Four more to get on the back of the house… and this job will be completed…

Thank goodness… This project went easily!…

When I see my “Energizer Bunny”… back to his self…energizer-bunny-300x270

Makes me Happy!

 

 

 

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Photos from Christmas Eve…

playing the Saran Wrap Game…

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We passed the ball of Saran wrapped gifts… around the table…

as one tried to unwrap ball… the next player rolled two dice untill got a pair…

then… ball came to them… and continued until all prizes were found…

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My son… was on a roll… well… I might need to say “unroll” of the Saran ball…

look at all the prizes he got!…

but, as the game was finished… with us all laughing…

all had gotten a prize… my son… says, “Help yourself!”… to the all prizes he won…

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Granddaughter with boyfriend and her doggie…”Dexter”… and the family dog… “Wickett”…

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Wickett loves Bobby and usually find him close to him when we visit the kids…

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Big sister and little brother enjoying time together…

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My beautiful younger Granddaughter… opening her gifts… and as always the kids love being near their Dad!…

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Pam (Melanie’s Mom) brings her two puppies who never leave her side… We had a total of 4 puppies mingling among us…

Happy Times!

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These photos are from New Years Eve 2017…

We went with sister and friends… to the Horseshoe Casino… in Indiana

Very crowded but, nice atmosphere…

I had never heard so many wishing everyone a “Happy 2017″… and being so friendly…

Good time!

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Balloons were hanging from the ceiling ready to be dropped at MIDNIGHT!

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Six of us bringing the New Year in together!…

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Some of the balloons had money in them and floated down when released…

We were not that lucky to be close enough to catch those balloons!

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They always have the New Year display… where photos can be made!

Another Memory from 2016… going into 2017…

 

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