Category Archives: JOURNALS

SHE IS HERE!!

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 Our family have anxiously awaited the birth of this little bundle of joy. She is a doll and reports are she has blue eyes. Neither parent has blue eyes but her grandmother and great grandmother both have, had them.

LILY MARIE was born on MAY 8th at 7:55 AM…she weighed 7lbs and 2 oz. She was born on my late mother’s birthday and that made several of us very happy. Mom would have been thrilled to have another girl in the family.

 

Big Brother Theo (almost 6) first time meeting his new sister. .”wow, are we taking her home?”He wanted to hold her right away but they told him he would have to wait. I think he will be a great big brother. 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS VIEWS..

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What snow came and went and the ground is green again now. The promise of a white Christmas this year is still being talked about though. CIMG3499 Put up my tree and started baking anyway hoping it would put me in the holiday mood. CIMG3372CIMG3509CIMG3484CIMG3493Shopping almost done and not a minute too soon as Christmas is only 15 days away. Yes 1 5 more days.. I sure hope you are ready.. 😉 

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UPSTAIRS…DOWNSTAIRS…

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updownSINCE moving to my new place over a year ago, I have learned that there are truly two separate kinds of tenants..the upstairs people and the downstairs people. Some would LOVE to be living downstairs but can’t because there were no openings at the time they rented. SOME took upstairs apartments and have not been happy since. Some rented downstairs, for many reasons, but are not happy because of WHO is living above them. You just cannot win sometimes. 

Downstairs people seem to commiserate over the noise and the fact that someone is always walking over the top of them. Upstairs people complain that it is too hot “up here” and the tenant downstairs runs their heat high or tv too loud. It is always something. 

stair-clipart-STAIRSWhy can’t people just be tolerant of others? Who knows..but if I was not happy  I think I would just MOVE some place else. I would not sit and complain over every little thing. I hate packing and moving though..just hate it and would avoid it at all costs. I unpacked right away..when I got here. I don’t know where everything is exactly but I think I am getting a handle on it now. What brought this whole thought on was a person from another building who stopped me in the parking lot. She said “How are you doing with your new tenants? Mine are nice.” I said..”Fine..it is what it is, you get what you get.” “Well if they cause you any trouble, report them to the manager.” She has lived here a long time and I guess she has seen a lot of people move in and out. She knows what things occur. I say don’t look for trouble..just go with the flow until something happens. THAT is just what I am doing.

CAN you guess what I am an UPSTAIRS or DOWNSTAIRS person??? (some of you will know 😉 )

SEEN THIS WEEK

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Summer is not officially here but it sure feels like it. Dig out the flip-flops and sun hats and many lotions to keep us from burning up. We have had a ton of rain here, more than what we really need, and things are pretty saturated but these kids took advantage of the sunny warm day and had a ball.When was the last time you ran through a sprinkler?? A very long time for me. I felt bad, in a way, because so many are suffering in California with a bad drought. The waste of water would be hurtful to all those who are having to conserve every drop. Where I live we do not pay for the water and technically we are not supposed to waste it, but fun is fun as long as it’s just once in a while.  CIMG2733

CIMG2730So also seen this week was this.. shocking…

blue lipsYes, blue lips.. they kinda took me off guard. I am not used to this new trend of bright unusual colors on lips.I have seen people on television wear all colors but not up close.  We are living in 2015, the trends are all over the place. Retro clothing like bell bottoms  paisley and platform shoes from the 70’s is back. I just don’t remember us using the purple,blue, black,green lips back then. Can you tell I am old and set in my ways?? It seems June is flying by someone last week posted that CHRISTMAS is only 27 weeks away. I prefer to keep summer alive.. have fun!!wish_you_were_here

 

SEEN THIS WEEK

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CIMG2506This series of plates I saw at the Goodwill store and HAD TO HAVE.. Lyrics to Amazing Grace. Love the clouds.. I dedicated it all to Beth Marie and they hang in my dining area.

On the same trip I bought a candle.. an EMPTY candle. It was big enough that I could replace the inside with another candle. I am really “into” shells right now so this large one I could not resist. It smells like vanilla.

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Mostly all I saw this week was 3 days and nights of  loud machines and wet carpet and plenty of work cleaning up a big mess.My apartment was the only one with a lot of damage.  Plumbers took 8 hours to clean out a tree root lined sewer that clogged up our entire building. It was HOT, noisy and stinky. Glad it is over and I did not have to pay the huge bill!!

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IN MEMORY OF BETH MARIE

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It was sunny out and I sat and watched the clouds drift by in the sky. You came into my mind. Oh how I would miss you. I will miss your wisdom and humor and advice. I prayed that soon you would not be in pain.

When I started my blogging 10 years ago, you helped me in so many ways. I had no idea what I was doing. I do know that we all got pretty close and became a sort of “Family” of bloggers. This was BEFORE Facebook, so mostly we kept in touch daily from our blogs. You were my close friend…. but more like a “Sis” to me. You sent me encouragement and support when life dealt me so many hard blows. Your phone calls and gifts were so very special. I will cherish them forever.

 

This morning you left us here in this place and we grieve for the loss but do know in our hearts.. as you always said…

 

 “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly.” 

FLY AWAY DEAR BETH MARIE…GOD HAS GIVEN YOU YOUR WINGS….

 

 

   

 

  UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN….