Monday, July 31, 2017


This is the part of my kitchen counter where Zoey is allowed.
(Just the right end of it in a perfect world.)

When I am in the kitchen, this is how it starts...
(She's contemplating her next move.)

And so it begins.....

At lunchtime I make myself a BLT salad almost every day.
She loves lettuce? Getting closer.

She has just been reprimanded and is turning on the "cute".

It must have worked..she gets an elbow from time to time.

"Almost there"

"Ahhhh, got it !"

I have to laugh at her persistence..and she's so coy.

It takes a lot of effort to get to this point.

There's more to this story.
Stay tuned to my next post.

Friday, July 28, 2017


I was going through some old pictures the other day.
This is me many years ago at my Grandparents house.
That car is probably a Packard...1940's ??

My grandmother petting my Mom's horse "Gladstone" with
my mother and I on his back.

Love my haircut...

This is one of my favorite pictures..
One of my grandmothers used to say that I pouted all the time.
I have permanent frown lines between my eyes now.
I call them my thinking lines...

My sister and me..
We were usually dressed alike and often in matching pinafores.
This was taken at my other grandparents house.
That hedge was always the background...still there.

Same hedge....

This picture was taken in 1951 (ages 8-10).
Most of our teen age years' pictures were slides
 which were thrown away.

In our driveway...The house on the right is gone.

Glamour shots !!! Prom pictures..
Late 50's Age 16-17

This corner cabinet is in my living room now..
I refinished it years ago and the inside is now a grey blue.

This was in the early 60's...
My little sister is a lot taller than I am..maybe it's the shoes?

Oldies but goodies..Thanks for coming along.

Can you believe July is almost over?

Monday, July 24, 2017


"Can you figure out how to get in this?"

"Nope..It's got me stymied. 
Why don't you try chewing your way through?"

"Nope..that does't work either.
I guess we'll have to move on to another restaurant."

It sure took them a long time to give up and they
will probably be back...

Linking with

Friday, July 21, 2017


I recently attended a friends' moving/yard sale.
The furniture had been moved to storage so
everything on the first floor was for sale.

Cute scarves...

I love this print..Waiting for attention from the boss.
Everyone waiting for his turn to ask his question
or present his idea..

This is nice as well..pardon the reflection.

She took the doors off of her cabinets..
everything inside was for sale.

 She is a size 0-2..xsmall/petite
That is not a very common size around here.

The yard sale was to be spread  over three weekends.
The last weekend was to include this..
Certainly a daunting task just to go through
 it much less taking it upstairs.

My suggestion was to go through it looking for anything of value and then....
call the junk man or a flea market person to take everything!!!

 I think that is going to be the plan..there was only a week left .
There are some storage tubs under all of that
with some good linens and other keepers.

 I hope things work out without causing too much more stress.
It's hard to do all that when one is by ones self,
 moving across the country, has way too much stuff and a basement that looks like this....Yikes!!

PS...She went through it all and took it upstairs.
No more yard sales.
 Flea market people were called and finally a guy who
cleans out houses. After one truck load, he left.
The dumpsters were full..the house empty and she's on her way to 
Maine for some much needed R&R.
Then it's off to Oregon to live near her son and grandchildren.
A new chapter !!
 Good luck dear friend...I will miss you.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


I was going through my pictures recently and had to laugh.
This is my silly sister and her just as silly husband
in the middle of a Mall somewhere.

This one makes me sad because Jazz is no longer with us..
It makes me smile because Mollie would always 
grab the end of her leash as if to take her for a walk.

The sweetness in this picture makes me smile.
Tyler loves his cousin.

Such a ham!! How can you not smile?

I remember the bewilderment of this Chippie
trying to figure out how to get out of this feeder.

This beauty makes me smile.
The bulbs were given to me by a dear friend 
who has moved away, which makes me a little sad.

I hope there is something in your day that makes you smile.