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Another “Bobby”- Friendships- “Lasts”

My sleep pattern is out of whack!…

wanting to go to bed early…

and then waking at 3:30 or so wide awake…

so… I just go with the flow…

Get up… fix me a cup of hot coffee or sweet hot tea…

My Jill (cat) loves this… She has me all to herself…

It has been a pleasant week…

Bobby and I got to the YMCA … him to walk…  and me to do my water aerobics…

I know the exercise is good for both of us…

The neuropathy in Bobby’s feet is not fun when he does this… but, feels he needs to try…

I love the water!…

Relaxing…

can do things I would never do on a hard surface…

clears my mind as I talk to fellow water companions…

The time change is probably what really messed me up…

On Tuesday… a movie with my sister… “The Shack”…

I had read the book years ago

we enjoyed it very much…

and then Bob Evans for lunch…

Cold day… so we opted for coffee as soon as we sat down…

and soup/chili with a shared salad…

JUST RIGHT!…

Banana Bread accompanied our lunch which I chose to eat later at home…

A quick visit to our sister-in-law, nephew and niece…

A nice day to have some “sister time”…

We have a nephew that is a pastor at a church in Indiana… Just across the River…

As soon as Bobby was diagnosed with terminal cancer…

He asked “this Bobby”  if he would do his funeral…

His words were, “I would be honored!”…

It has now been almost a full year since we had discussed this…

with my Bobby is still here by my side…

“Bobby” is also our nephew’s name…

and he came for lunch this week…

I have found easy is the best policy

so I ordered BBQ/buns, mac/cheese, slaw and baked beans from our local BBQ place Shack In The Back”…

It was delicious!…

and with the peach upside down cake I did make…

we ate and talked for two hours…

We talked of old times…

Have know “Bobby” since he was a teen…

We talked of things that have happened in each other’s lives…

Although we are older…

we have all grown…

“My Bobby”… was left with a Peace that someone who knows him personally will be taking care of this need in his life…

and that is a “good thing!”…

WE talk of all aspects of this trial that has been given us…

What he wants…

what I might do… or “have” to do!…

We share everything…

To top off the week I met a good friend since High School… over 50 years… for lunch…

We pick a place for lunch about once a month…

and talk for hours …

Good Friends are awesome!…

We went to Mimi’sFrench food and atmosphere…

An orange/tangerine Mimosa sounded good to me and was REALLY good!…

Quiche Lorraine with a fresh salad was also the best!…

also a Banana/Chocolate Chip Muffin…VERY BIG!…

which i took home to enjoy later…

I had a coupon from the internet for either muffins or Birthday Crepe Cake…

I was bringing it home for my guys to split… so…

they said “CAKE!”…

It was excellent…

So fresh and tasty!…

would highly recommend!…

Our little waitress was so friendly and attentive…

We talked about our 50th Class Reunion coming up this October…

She is on the committee… making booklets… name tags… and video…

Looking forward to it… because it will probably be our last reunion…

There are always “lasts”…

whether something eaten… “all gone”I would tell my boys…

whether it was the last day of school… we would just be ready to “jump for joy”…

last day of year…

last drop…

 

last supper…

whether it was the last day of vacation and heading home…

and we would be a little let down

but, honestly we were tired and ready for “home”…

and so it will be… when our last days here on Earth come…

We loved the ride… with all of the ups/downs… but, “Home” looks pretty good…

I hope my Bobby can understand this…

A Heavenly Home … awaits all that have come to Jesus…

and what a Glorious Day that will be!…

 

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A Little Bit of Easter!

I bought a rock…

well… a Stone… A pretty Dark Brown Stone…

polished and engraved with a pretty bird..

Placed it on this greenish blue small plate to put in my bathroom…

It says “Spring” to me!

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Easter baskets for Grandkids are made…

This year these were made with remembrances of them when they were little…

and although Grown-Up… 11… almost 14… and 21…

I think they will enjoy going through them…

They know I’m kind of silly!

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I loved this stand-up Bunny…

reminding me of older Easter Cards…

It winds up on the back… and music plays “In My Easter Bonnet”!…

https://youtu.be/lYac9O3GYTM (Song)

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A funky Bunny for the flower bed…

some things are starting to sprout!…

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Easter flag…

Painting Easter Eggs can be so much fun!…

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This old Wood Bunny has adorned my door for many years…

and I still like him!…

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This little Cabbage and Bunnies reminds me of the story of Peter Rabbit who got in Mr. McGregor’s Garden…

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https://youtu.be/ADi4UnMfSps   (story)

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Filled an empty vase with bright paper mache eggs and a Bunny…

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I have many sets of salt/peppers that depict the Holidays…

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Peter Cottontail and wife…

https://youtu.be/q7UXYvRRZFc    (song)

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I found these cute metal birds at the $ Store…

They will adorn my tree branch near our swing in the back yard soon…

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A few window clings brighten my kitchen windows…

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Daily Prompt; Ingredients

What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us KITCHEN.

My kitchen is our “main room”… so it is decorated with things I like…

I have been told it says:

warm

welcome

friendly

pretty

comfortable

homey

smells good

good place to chit-chat and have a cup of coffee…

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Windows over kitchen sink… My favorite spot in my house!…

As you can see we still have snow… and decals on windows for Valentine’s Day!

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I love the color blue… and these plates are from my daughter-in-law…

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More of the plates and a wooden bird… with a metal wing… I like a little of nature wherever I am…

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A few prints I liked… the black/white checked floor drew them to me…

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My back door is always open to anyone… My Pear Painting is one I did in a painting class this past year… I wanted it to match my wallpaper border…

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Key Holder is a must… we always look here…

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Pot Holder Rack… Birds again… near my stove… with my handy measuring cups and utensils… Match Box I redid holds wood matches… for lighting my candles every day…

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The little ceramic girl fishing… was my Dad’s… He made the shelf she is sitting on… and I HAVE to have a calendar… as you can see… it gets filled up!

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The Kitty Cookie Jar from my oldest son… makes it special!… He knows I love my cats!

and a Tea Pot for my hot tea during cold days…

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The Pineapple frame and little lamps on my serving table says WELCOME to me…

My dad and brother’s photo is in it… makes me happy looking at it… They have both passed…

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New JOB!… New work schedule… I’ll need a reminder for a while!

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A few magnets on the refrigerator for special photos…

right now…Cats… Granddaughter in basketball uniform… My handsome Grandson… and oldest Granddaughter in square…

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Pantry was something I loved when we bought our home so many years ago…I have to straighten often!… You caught it on a decent day… and right before grocery shopping day!… Good for you!

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These two girls make our day… and they love the kitchen!… Probably because that’s where we are… most of the time!

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We opened up the wall to the living room from the kitchen…

Love it!… Makes it family friendly when people are over…

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This sign pretty much sums it up…

Faith keeps our home and “Kitchen” a great place to be…

Family makes it fun …

Friends make it complete!

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Finish This… Week #4

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1. ruggia0622c   I use my “green thumb” to…  try and keep a few flowers growing from year to year that were my Mother’s… A Red Rose who I call “Booker”… which was the last name of her friend that had given it to her… It has now been 15 years… and some Jonquils that she gave me when we moved to our home… which has now 26 years ago…


2. k13417798The secrets to life are… accepting yourself… Expect from others, only what you are able to do yourself… Give of yourself daily in some way… Love and have respect for your mate… Accept the Grace that the Lord offers… Keep family close!

3. k16327151 I get my money’s worth by… being thrifty in shoppping … planning ahead… being resourceful…

4. cha0008On a scale of 1 to 10, my level of organization is… never 100%… but, I can usually put my hands on most everything… Taking notes and keeping a calendar helps me immensely!

5. k4326467A gentleman always… treats a woman respectfully!

6. k7231294 Handwritten notes are… are the best way to convey thanks, appreciation and thoughtfulness!… It gives the receiver a feeling of being truly appreciated with the time/effort put into them!

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Under the Weather…UGH!

SNOW!

NEW JOB!

SICK!

NO BLOGGING!

So, I thought I might try to write a few words today… a little catching up…

SNOW is fascinating to my Jill and Kit Kit… and they are somewhat compatible… as they look out of the window together!

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New job is great… actually miss it… because of snow… attendance was down… so I didn’t have to go in…

Great for me… since I have caught a cold of sorts!…k7942360

Birthday Surprise for my son and me…

He turned 40 and myself 65… Landmarks I guess!… He was my Birthday Surprise 40 years ago… a good one!…

me and brian birthday

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He is an avid Louisville Cardinal fan!

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I love to paint!… and do artsy stuff!

Thanks to a friend of my son and daughter-in-law… Sherry!… for making the cakes!

My oldest Granddaughter turns 19 today… Love her!

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Added a few Valentine Decorations to the house… not much… just a tad!…

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“Heart and Home”…

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Valentine Window Clings… Kitchen window…

My favorite place to view outside!

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A simple Valentine Centerpiece of what I had in my stash…

on my kitchen table…

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Love candles… a simple flower in vase that says”HUGS”… and my Heart Shaped Salt/Peppers…

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Contentment

I get up to two kitties greeting me… with this new addition… I never know if the older kitty will have a good or bad day… she is quite jealous szo0016of the little one…

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so far… so good.. .although the younger one decides to try out Jill’s favorite sitting and viewing site… by the window…

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and then of course there’s the feeding bowlk5896998

I have a grandson on the couch in the living room… sleeping… I steal a kiss… which he ignores… meaning he doesn’t mind…

He stretches and I cover him up better… and back to sleep he goes…

The house is quiet… leaving me to my thoughts…k14786957

the mind is funny… jumping from one thing to another…

My hot tea is soothingEMO0003 … later… coffee… and pancakes for my little visitor…k3554426

Jill comes by for a pet as I sit here writing…

The world is good at this moment…

I’m so content…

Later… Christmas get-together at my nieces house…

My contribution will be dressing to go with the turkey and ham she is baking…

and I need to decide on an appetizer…

I just can’t decide… but, it will be done…

We will take a $10.00 boy/girl gift… and play a “Dirty Santa” game of gift exchanging … that the guys just love!…

They tickle me as they exchange with each other… taking away and getting back some gift they all have decided is the best!…

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Ladies are more discerning… How pretty it’s wrapped… what they have decided is in it!…

Tomorrow… cousin and husband arrive for a week… from Tennessee…

outings are planned…

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and then it’s done…

All of the looking… gift buyingk7841113 … parties… baking Christmas-Cookies-Cutters… being with friends… Christmas cards u29520791 and music k7456554

and remembering of that tiny Baby that began this festive time so many years ago..k15617269.

I believe He smiles at our antics at times… and then can get sad at times… like we do when we remember times that have come and gone… with people who have come and gone…

Christmas… a memory maker for sure!…

God Bless Us Everyonetinytm_c( http://youtu.be/CC_lwk0UCe4 )

Enjoy what it is you do during this time…

will see you in the New Year… 2014…k16156552

Easy “Sweet” Breakfast

We are going to eat lunch today at my sister’s… so I figured a lite breakfast would be fine…

I had bought these turnovers to make sometime this week… so that’s what I was “tempted” to bake…

Just 6 in the package… so no indulging here…

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They come in apple and cherry… but, really like cherry

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Dough comes in a roll like canned biscuits…

a plastic packet of fruit filling and one of white frosting…

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Got coffee started where it would be ready when turnovers came out of the oven…

“timing” here is essential… ha, ha!

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Coffee mug ready!

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After placing squares of dough on a cookie sheet ( in my case… a pizza pan )…

squirt out filling into center of dough…

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Fold over dough into a trianglepressing edges to seal with fingers…

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes…

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Come out golden brown and so flaky!

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Cut corner of frosting glaze…

and zig zag it over the warm turnovers…

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Kinda pretty aren’t they… and so yummy!

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Oh, yes… my coffee with half/half… my way!