Aug 032014



Today has been a sad day. The dog my son rescued from an abusive owner and gave to me as a present 13 years ago died today. I ended up having to give him to my daughter because he didn’t get along with the dog I already had, but I loved visiting him and listening to his hilarious bark.

My daughter and her family live on a one way street and her husband’s parents, a cousin and an aunt live a few houses down and/or across the street, so there 4 different households to visit with. He was such a good dog who loved having his head and back scratched and his belly rubbed. He was also a great balloon popper!

You’ll be missed for sure, lots of people loved you. RIP Fart !

(his name was Bart, but I always called him Fart)


Jun 032014

Yay!! I remembered to post for RRT!!!

Last Friday I went to my granddaughter Alecia’s 5th grade graduation. She was so happy to be graduating because next year she gets to go to middle school! Yep, a really big deal for her. At the graduation ceremony they surprised a few kids with awards. I guess Alecia is her grammy’s granddaughter because one of the awards she got was for the student who visited the library the most times during the year (Top Reader)! I couldn’t have been prouder!! I absolutely love that she loves to read as much as I do! Her teacher read them part of the book Flipped by  Wendelin Van Draanen, and Alecia loved it so much that the teacher bought her a copy!!


It’s hard to read the award, but if you click on the photo the writing is clearer.

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Mar 162014


Sunday Salon
Small Victories

Family News…
My grandson “Little” Harley’s 4th birthday was the 11th. He’s such a Blessing to us!

My son in law “Big” Harley finally went back to work after his accident. It’s such a relief after a hard couple of months for them. I thought my grandson would be a handful since his daddy has been home for so long and he’s his daddy’s shadow, but my daughter says he adjusted ok. So happy about that!

On The Blog Last Week…
Audiobook Review: Bones In Her Pockets by Kathy Reichs
Review: A Stillness Of Chimes by Meg Moseley

Reviews Coming Up On The Blog…
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

I’m Reading…
Round The Bend by Alistair McGuinness

Listening To…
Can You Hear The Music? by Sandra Farris

I’m on an old classic movie kick again. My favorite is An Affair To Remember

Lots of walking. I really want to get my bike out this week and hit the trail soon. Me, the hubby and our friend James waked it on Friday and it made me jones for my bike.

I’m Looking Forward To:
The flea/farmers market tomorrow & picking up the books I have on hold at the library.

I’m Thinking…
I hope the warm weather is here to stay. Tired of the back to back hot/cold days.

I’m Thankful For…
Our friend James who had a second heart attack a month or so ago had a stress test and passed!! He was worried because he’s still having chest pains. The dr. told him there isn’t any more blockage, but his heart is still not strong so he needs to walk as much as he can. We’re going bike riding soon too.

In the kitchen…
Eating not so healthy tonight, turkey hot dogs with hot chow chow.

I’m going…
No plans for the week except for getting fruits & veggies tomorrow and the library.

A favorite quote…
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King

One of my favorite things…
My yoga blocks. Oh how I need and love them!!

A picture I thought I’d share with you…

My grandson loves…seriously, LOVES chicken nuggets, so my daughter made him a chicken nugget cupcake. He loved it!! He loved his real cupcakes too! And yes, her kitchen is orange!