Deep Breath

Well July is almost gone –It moved very fast!  When you are young time passes very slowly but when you are old It slips through your fingers like a hand full of mercury.

Lots of flowers everywhere.

This is the Red, White, and Blue butterfly bush in the left front corner of the yard.  (well that is what the label said.   But you don’t always get what you want so the song says.  ((But it is pretty.)

Across the street is another lovely bush.

Across the fence at the back of our yard is a row of different colored flowers on the bushes.

So as you can see we are lucky to have these colors around us.

I changed Jucie’s  Costume today.

It is back to the Butterfly for her!

When I go out in the morning I fill the bird feeder and water the bushes and flowers.

This David’s dad’s plant.

I accidently knocked it off the the fridge one day and have been caring for it ever since.  I hope to put it back in fresh soil along with another part of it soon.

I’m now on Sleeping Beauties page 521 of 699.  Stephen & Owen King have written a page turner and I can’t wait to reach the end.  I need to know who survives.

Well David is resting,  Cindy is at work, and I’m about to pick up my book again.

Been having a little stomach  trouble so I’m looking forward to my appointment with Dr. Friedland next month.  It is difficult to manage the upset and the pain when it hits and I think I would rather take my chance on surgery,  If I die I die,  That beats the anxiety I feel now.  But hey I’m a fighter so I’ll fight!  Besides I still got books to read, puzzles to do, and projects to finish and I darn well don’t want to waste the money not doing them!

Our weather is great –not too hot or too cool.  It could stay like this all the time.

Have a great week ahead and do something for you



24th Misc.

Good  Morning on this 24th day of July.  The following is a bit of everything but nothing really important!  First from the drugstore.

Yes it i9s a dress –who would of thought it.

I could have gotten a small but it is for around the house so I’ll keep it.

Bedding changed, and the room is in order this morning.

Bathroom is in order plus living room is under control.

The zoo is fed, outside bIrds also.  Watered the flowers, bushes, and plants so the outside is done.

I’m listening to Mark Knopfler’s Get Lucky. Earlier it was The Best Of Bread and next will be Carol King and James Taylor’s  Live A The Troubadour.   Spirit, my African Gray, was talking none stop when I first got up.  Things like where is the dog. But when I started the music she started squawking so I had to cover her.

Lily isn’t happy sharing the front window with the Fairy stump.

Libby is being a very good girl for  ( as they say) grandma.

The magic words are you have to be by me.

Well that is it for now.  But you are not rid of me yet.







Good morning on this damp day. I’m not complaining because otherwise I would be out there with the hose wetting every thing down.

This and the following are blooms off the butterfly bush.

It grows in the left hand corner o0f in the front yard.

I have seen a Monarch butterfly in among the branches so it is doing it’s job.  I water it every morning unless, like this morning, Mother Nature is doing it for me.  I also water the hanging plants out front and those around the back porch.

This morning I have my zoo fed, the curtains open, and my coffee on the desk.  My Brandy is here.

Not quite ready to get up but not wanting to miss anything either.

A little later we will get out and walk our 2 or 4 blocks for exercise if the rain doesn’t increase.

In the to read section I have the following.

A little dark.

Still working on King’s Sleeping Beauties, also Dean Koontz’s The Whispering Room ( this one goes with me when I’m out in the car while Cindy does errands because it fits in my purse),  I also just bought Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.  It is part of her true life series.  After reading the item in the AARP issue I decided to buy  The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.  So I have a lIttle reading to catch up on. At least I have broadened my selection of authors in my old age.

I have changed the front window decor.

I put Cindy’s Fairy stump in the front living room window.

I also added these.

In the left side panel of the window .


In the right s8ide panel is this.

Just a little fantasy to add to our decor.

Yesterday my friend Darlene came up ro spend the day with me.

We decided to walk the Meijer’s store

Well as per usual I can’t visit a store without finding some thing to spend money on.

To replace the broken and chipped dishes I have destroyed over the past two years I found these.

I plan to buy one more set shortly so we will have enough to feed 8 people on.  I also need to find some serving bowls.

Darlene took me to lunch afterward and I ate too much.  This I paid for last night –getting up a couple of times to try to settle my stomach.  I deserved it because I know better– I’ll learn some day–but it tasted so good.

Grocery shopping the other day I found these.

Just the thing to bring smiles into the kitchen. Well that is this for now.  But I’ll be back.




Restoring The Normal

Lots of up in the air the last couple of days.  We have been getting the place set up for when David comes home from the hospital.


We removed the king size bed so Chris Murphy could set up the hospital bed  Chris had one in storage that we can use when David comes home.

Of course every thing got moved to the front room while the bedroom was being set up.

With the hospital bed in next came Cindy’s bed.

This involved buying a twin frame, usi8ng one of the box spring from the king bed, and buying a mattress for it.  She also bought one for the hospital bed.  There is now a small table with a “clap hands on” lamp on it between the beds.

The chair went back into place, the spare  box spring went outside,

The bird cages went back in place and left just a few things to work on finding a place for.

It is almost normal in there now.

Before David went into the hospital I got to be up close and personal with Erin.

David was holding him when he wanted to come to me.

So for a little while he sat on my shoulder.  Cindy cleaned his cage then he went back in.

While Cindy goes to visit David Libby stays by me so she doesn’t have to be in her cage.  I just carry on with the chores, read a little, watch a little TV, and we get through the day.

Cindy and I did a little grocery shopping today and I also bought a new vacuum.

I had a Hoover before and it did the job for a long time so I stayed with the brand.

Well there was no walk today but I will try to get back on track tomorrow.

You have a good weekend and I’ll visit again.


Birthday And Other Things

Cindy’s birthday was yesterday.  Her present from me was not the least practical.

It was several things

This is a Fairy Stump!

These are some of the additions

more of them

As for food for her early party

She bought A nacho from Revere’s

I made the Carrot Cake for her.

Tasty fare yes!  She took part of the cake into work with her.  They liked it.

I have to show  you the Butterfly Bush in the left hand corner of the front yard.

It is blooming,

David said there were some Monarch  Butterflies by it today. (no I didn’t have the camera handy),

It has been pretty warm today but there was a breeze also so you could be out in for a while.

Brandy and I walked our 4 blocks this morning after I got the flowers watered, the outside birds fed, and the zoo taken care of. .

Today start a very busy week for us so It may get a bit hairy around here but stay with us please.

Enjoy the rest of the week end and I’ll visit again.



Have a great day on this fourth of July.  Not up to going to any parades this year but as you age you tend to change your outlook on what is most important.

We have had a surprise here.

This appeared on our fence yesterday

You really don’t know who is paying attention to you.  We, two neighbors across the street, and a couple down the street recieved these in front of our homes   But it is people like Chris Murphy who handles our yard work and my trying to keep things pick up and other things water that helped to earn this recognition. Anyway Thank you for the recognition.

My Brandy was developed  An infection in her left eye.  Took her the Vet yesterday and she now has drops to be used for 5 days.  She then has to go back next Saturday to see if they are helping,

A better picture  Of the sign

Well we are proud.

Grocery shopping today and this is our bouquet.

Like I said before got to get flowers.

Have a great holiday











July The 1

Good Morning on this sun shiny day that will prove to be quite warm.  So I started with watering the flowers in the pots, filling the bird bath, and then seed in the bird feeder.  I was trying to get the outside chores done first.

Then it was inside t fed the zoo.  load the dishwasher,  made my bed. and pickup all the odds and ends left out from last night.  I managed to slip in a shower also.

I got my red, white, and blue on to celebrate the day.

Waiting to go up in the front windows are these.


Have to have the window clings placed.

I’ll get these up later.

Cindy’s birthday is 6 days away and I think I’m set for her surprise. ( But like a little kid I want to give it to her early.)  No–No–my mind keeps saying.

Well I’m moving along with Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King.   On chapter 15  but only about !/3 of the way through.

It is 84 degrees, wind at 4mph right now with an expected 90 degrees by 4 pm.  I don’t think Brandy and I will be walking much today.  But if we do any It means to go now.  So I’ll put this on draft now and come back later

I’m back and we did our two blocks ok.

I just put the new flag up.

Flag and flowers –it don’t get no better

I also changed Cindy’s goose outfit.

Our Miss Liberty

An outfit for my goose got lost in the making .

I have a picture from Log Cabin’s day.

This is my friend Pammie and an author from her tent . Both dressed accordingly.

Well I’m looking for one of my hearing aids—I’m sure it will turn up.

My reading material is starting to grow.  I now have 3 novels besides the one I’m working on so I will be busy.  I also have that 3 D jig saw waiting.

Well that is it for now.  Have a comfortable day.