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Blessed By Family/Friends…

I ordered me a new camera… an Olympus Digital…
I had used mine so much it was just plain wore out and then after dropping it…
it was never the same!…
Through Amazon I got this camera for only $2.02 …
On sale…
Had Discount points built up…
and Free shipping…
I was elated!…
I needed a good camera for photo taking when Bobby and I go to Washington DC on "Honor Flight"… in September…
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My cousin's husband and my Bobby have birthdays in July…
I made Peanut Butter Fudge for Jack and mailed…
From what I heard he REALLY LIKED it!…
simple recipe…
PEANUT Butter FUDGE
Boil 2-cups sugar + 1/2 cup milk for 2-1/2 minutes…
Add 1-cup Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy) + 1=teaspoon vanilla…
stir together quickly and immediately pour and spread into buttered pan…(8" X 8")…
I made a double batch to make extra thick …
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Yesterday was a Blessed Day…
Visits from my sister…a niece and my oldest Granddaughter with her dog Dexter…
throughout the day…
Phone calls from a nephew… cousin…
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Porch time sitting with neighbors…and…
Neighbors walking over and bringing Huber Wine…
I feel the LOVE!

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Vacation Trip… Finally Here!

Will be leaving my computer to be repaired while on vacation…
Think I need new driver…
It will be like leaving my old cat… sad…
I will miss both…
and my Jill will be looking for me I’m sure…
A sweet neighbor/friend… will be checking on her for me… along with mail… etc. …
but, my computer will just have to bear it until I return…
waiting for me to pound out my ideas… thoughts… and words to whoever will listen…
My computer has become like an old friend…
I was intimidated at first and then starting exploring … and now…
I love her!…
No, I haven’t actually given my computer a name…
but, she is a good friend…
letting me sit and pound out my frustrations and joys…
We will be leaving for Panama City, Florida this Friday…
My countdown is down to one more day…
I can’t believe it!…
Bobby and I are going with our kids, grandkids, daughter-in-law and her mother…
Separate cars… but, will meet in Alabama for a night …
taking it easy… ALL of us…
and then heading to the beach the next day…
I feel pretty prepared…
clothes about ready to pack…
cooler cleaned and drinks/snacks bought for the road trip…
Bobby has the car in excellent condition…
going over tires, brakes, oil/fluids, transmission and a cleaning/wax job even…
That’s my guy…
We will finish up last-minute things today and tomorrow…
Some friends want us to go for ice cream this evening… before we leave…
Love this sweet thought…
Letting us know we will be missed…
Neighbors are excited for us getting away as us I do believe…
They are the kindest…
declaring our house will be watched…
In my thoughts…
I feel this may be the last trip together with our little family for my Bobby…
so… it is important for us to go and enjoy the boys… the grandkids and our little family we have made…
Skipping a treatment(chemo) will let Bobby be at his best for the trip…
more energy… less side effects…
so wish us a safe trip please…
and prayers are welcomed for a lovely time…

Small Gifts From God!

Cherry Jello Cake…

Dessert for my grass cutter!…

Vanilla Cake Mix

Cherry Jello

Cool Whip

Maraschinno Cherries

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Make Cake Mix as per directions on box…

I had a few disposable pans… so the mix made 3 cakes…

Two for my grass guy/family and one for us to keep…

Just Enough!…

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Drained Cherries on paper towels while cake was baking…

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After baking/coolingPoked holes in intervals into cake…

I used the end of a wooden spoon… Fork will do!…

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prepared Jello…(any flavor) will do… but, their Grandson loves Cherries!…

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Spread Cool Whip over cake after letting sit in refrigerator about an hour…

Topped with Cherries and a few red sprinkles…

Pretty… light… and good!

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Brown Feathers signify grounding, home life, and stability. There is an energy of respect, grounded positivity, and balance between the physical and spiritual.

I found this light brown feather with white lines in the back yard…

I love finding feathers… As I have said before the color of the feather is supposed to have meaning when found…

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A neighbor brought me an Ornament from Arizona when she went for a few days with her sister…

Loved the bright colors… so hung it in my kitchen on my cup holder…

Makes you smile!

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My Football Player in his new uniform… Go Bengals!… won 35-0… first game!

First day of schoolGranddaughter in High School… Grandson in Middle SchoolOH MY!

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Bobby finished handrail on the two steps down to driveway… to match Porch rails… LOOKS GREAT!…

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A few flowers still blooming…

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Loved catching the BEE on the Sunflowers that finally bloomed…

Had planted seeds late… so loved it when they bloomed…

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Enjoy the Small Things… they are gifts from God!

 

 

My Little Part of This World…

I slept in a little later… 9:oo am… Bobby had been up already…

a little nauseated… from chemo…nauseous-cartoon-man-feeling-to-throw-up-32500383

but…

had also put in two posts for a small handrail for the two steps down to the drive-way…

never stops…

“things to do!”… he says… things-to-do-list-21583737

On a mission for sure…

Has gone now to get chemo pump off…

I’ve cleaned!!! my refrigerator… hand-protective-glove-cleaning-refrigerator-yellow-35383102

Where does all those jars of a few teaspoonfuls of stuff come from???…

I needed to get productive with all of these guys putting me to shame!…

Our good neighbor had already cut grassman-mowing-lawn-2003096… looks so nice…

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I baked Banana Bread for payment this week…

I like baking… so this has been a “win- win!” deal…

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I love art in any form…

These fishes on my paper towels caught my eye…

I had pretty flowers last couple of weeks…

ANYTHING to lift spirits is a good thing I have found…

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We are having a lot of illness in our family…

Of course Bobby with cancer and treatments… doctor-colon-cancer-sign-body-physician-white-background-43577380

a niece with a kidney transplant… human-kidney-cross-section-digital-illustration-63048204

a sister-in-law with a major stoke this week… brain-stroke-circulation-heart-pulse-rate-17390549

a friend who fell in her yard… bruising herself and probably straining her hand…

and a nephew with a skin graft on his other foot… Diabetes is awful!… diabetes-37939988

I look on these serious health issues though and feel so blessed…

Family just pitches in where and when they can to cover all bases…

I feel so proud of all!… gratitude-attitude-female-hand-outstretched-palm-up-word-hovering-above-stone-effect-background-covered-45381538

My mind is a whirl with all of this political stuff!… composite-image-brain-against-abstract-glowing-black-background-53743036

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I try to listen and read all I can…

even went to see the Documentary of “Hillary’s America”…  flyer-8_5x11-in-theaters-270x349

if historically correct and seems it is… we are so blinded to truths sometimes…

and the crookednesss that is handed to us in the form of taking care of us as leaders…

Oh… only time will tell…

and our only real option is to VOTE!…vote-button-11836923

 

so use this “RIGHT”… as long as you have it…

Take care of your little part of this world and use it wisely… and “LOVE”  beyond all things…

God Bless!

 

 

We Become Kids Again!

We went to my youngest son’s house yesterday evening for steaks on the grill…(Brian can grill!)…

and Melanie and Pam had made Yellow Squash casserole (delicious)… Hash Brown casserole (Melanie’s requested dish all of the time)…. Salad with all of the fixings…

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We were greeted by Wicket… their sweet doggie… who always greets us with an abundance of energy!… and starts bringing his toys to show us…

As Brian grills… we check out where they are going to put their pool… and where a huge stump  massive-old-weathered-stump-4899865   had been removed…

The kids are so excited…

We sat and talked till dusk… and then Carson and Daddy put on our traditional fireworks display…

Carson had bought the fireworks with his own monies to give us a 4th of July treat…

Couldn’t be happier… with our “display”… sitting in the front yard… while son with son lit the fireworks for our viewing…

Our smiles were there… our laughs were there… our love was there!…

Thanks Carson!

 

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Love this Photo of Bobby… emotions are still running under the surface…

The “works” were not the biggest… but, to us they were the BEST!…

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Carson and Uncle Doug liked the long sparklers!

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3 Generations… Father… Son… Grandson…

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It drizzled a little while watching… making it safer to light…

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My Sweet Carson… so delighted with his purchase!

 

 

Blessings Keep Coming!

After the sisters left to go home for Georgia it was so quiet…

Their laughter and sweet voices are so welcomed… On Wednesday we had a visit with the Palliative Care Team… at the VA Hospital…

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After being reassured by the at VA Nutritionist and sister-in-law that it would be beneficial… we opted to attend…

We were greeted by five members of the Team…

A Psychologist… a Social Worker… Lead Doctor… Doctor Assistant… and Chaplin…

We were asked about our concerns…

and his well-being…

Thoughts we had… and worries that might be bothering us…

What a question??? YES!… we are all of these things… but, their mannerisms were caring… and they took notes as we talked…

I imagine every time we have to face this issue… it will give us a better understanding…  for better words…

They commented on our “togetherness” in this happening in our lives…

and seemed to be in awe of our openness… with each other…

After 47 years of marriage… and the obstacles… happiness… and love we have shared… It is another hurdle we have to meet head on and get through…

The hardest so far!…

They are available at any time… even without an appointment…

if we have concerns… come to them…

It is always good to have support with close friends/family… but, professionally too!…

We left after Prayer with the Chaplin who I had met a year ago when Bobby’s first cancer arose…

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Friday we met with my brother and his Grandson for breakfast…

at Wagner’s Pharmacy/ Restaurantbldg… where the … Jockeys… Trainers  and Visitors to Churchill Downs main-menu-logo

come for home cooked breakfast and lunch…

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Had a nice quiet time and loved being with his Grandson Elisha…

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Children can brighten any day!…

Thanks Brother!

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It has rained so much here in Louisville…

and it sure can keep your attitude… a little down…

but, today is sunshine… warm… and will last a couple of days…

We are so glad!…

My two sons… Grandson and Bobby painted woodwork in kitchen/living room yesterday…

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Oh… what a difference it made…

The rest looks fine… and with a new kitchen floor… we will feel so much better…

A few more things we want to accomplish… while Bobby has energies…

and with the willing help of my other guys… we will have the house in order…

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My sister has been one of my blessings…

She calls… visits… and lifts us up in prayer…

We have always been close… and her and Bobby are like brother/sister…

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RED… White… Blue… for this proud Veteran…

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It was blessed by the priest… and has a rosary attached made by a Downs Syndrome girl for her contribution to others…

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We are not Catholic… but… God is Savior for all people…

We just live by where God found us…

and titles mean little in HIS eyes…

Bobby was so pleased and it will always be special during these times and later…

He immediately put it across his shoulders as we sat outside…

Thanks Sis!…