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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Did you know



Around the age of four or five the female polar bear can start having babies. They usually only have two cubs and they have these babies in a cave they've dug in a large snow drift.  They stay there over winter and come out in spring with the babies. 



The babies are much smaller than human babies when they're born.  They are the size of a rat and weigh little more than a pound.  They can grow to full man size in a year if they have lots of food.

Male polar bears may grow 10 feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds.  Females reach seven feet and weigh 650 pounds.  In the wild polar bears live up to age 25


Despite what we think, a polar bear's fur is not white.  Each hair is a clear hollow tube.  Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light. On sunny days, it traps the sun's infrared heat and keeps the bear warm at 98 degrees F (when they're resting).
Polar bear fur is oily and water repellent. The hairs don't mat when wet, allowing the polar bears to easily shake free of water and any ice that may form after swimming.
Underneath the fur, a polar bear's skin is actually black -- the black skin soaks up the sun's heat and helps them stay warm.
Polar bears also have a 4 inch layer of fat underneath their skin.  This prevents them from losing any of their heat.
 
Polar bears have wide front paws with slightly webbed toes that help them swim.  They paddle with their front feet and steer with their hind feet.  Paw pads with rough surfaces help prevent polar bears from slipping up on the ice. Polar bears have been known to swim 100 miles at a stretch.

Polar bears primarily eat seals and humans are the polar bears only predator.
It is said that Polar bears are left-handed but I sure don't know how they came to that conclusion, don't think you would want to ask him.............



 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday's pondering


Stand still and consider the wonderous works of God
Job 37:14

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Check this out...



Located in Portsmouth, UK
In the middle of the Solent on one of the restored "Palmerston", (19th century) forts.
A short (30 minute) boat journey brings you to this location which has been totally restored to offer a hotel with 360 degree uninterrupted views, roof terrace with fire pit, sauna/hot-house, hot tubs and lighthouse tower. The rooms are HUGE (with all en-suite facilities) and there are numerous "gentlemens club" type lounges.

There are only nine luxurious suites and you will be treated like a king and queen
from the time to arrive until time to leave.
 
 
Fire pit
 
 
Spa with a killer view
 
Definitely not the norm..
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

What the heck?

It started with this....

Ended with this...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Faith
















Faith is not necessary when you know how things are going to work out, - that's knowledge. It's in the time of unknowing that having faith is what sees you through to the other side. Faith is what gives you strength. Faith is that light in your heart that keeps on shining even when it's all darkness outside. Like the wind, you can't see it, but you know it's there

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween






Temperatures will finally start to get out of the 90-degree range for Halloween, but expect one more day of possibly record-breaking heat first.
Saturday broke a 2007 record high of 95 degrees with a high of 96 degrees here in the Valley. Sunday looks to possibly continue that trend. The record high for Sunday is 94 degrees, and the predicted high for Sunday is 93 degrees, according to National Weather Service,

Hubby is having surgery today on the second eye hope it goes as well as the first time.
 UPDATE: THE SURGERY WENT GREAT!!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Globe

Last Sat. hubby suggested we take a drive to Globe, Az. about 120 miles from our home. I love to do things like that and it is a beautiful drive once you start climbing up. Here are a few pictures...
 
Not only is it green but it soon has these amazing boulders...
(little blurry but then we were doing about 80mph)
 
 
 
Globe is a mining town and became ranked as one of the world's richest in copper in it's hay day.
 
There are several beautiful old buildings there but the one that I fell in love with was the Holy Angels Catholic Church built in 1918
 
 
On the opposite side of the street they were having a car show and of course I had to pick one of two to show you....

 
 

The weather was wonderful for walking so we followed the signs and walked.
 
Of course up close and personal just can't be beat. Take a look at the detail of this building...
Yep, that's my man...

 
We also drove through the housing areas and let me tell you, everything is either going up or going down. I think it puts San Francisco to shame. This is just one street
 
and this is the house right next to us on this road.
Up on a hill and needing repair.

 In small towns the High School kids gather rocks and put them up on the highest hill and arranges them in the beginning letter of their town. Globe has theirs in pink!

 
 
We decided we should have lunch and picked this hole in the wall Mexican food restaurant.
These chances can be either a good thing or a bad thing but this little place that held only 22 patrons was fantastic. All homemade...we hit the jackpot!!!
 
 
Globe's economy remains heavily dependent on the mining industry, and as of 2008 the city was home to one of the few operating copper smelters in the United States.
 
It was a good day....
 
 
 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Movie review

In the past hubby and I went to the movies EVERY Fri. but our schedule changed and now we go very rarely.
Sat. we went to see Sully and I must say it was so different than what I thought it would be and soooo good. If you get the chance to go you won't be sorry.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy Fall

Sharing my screen saver with you today..

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Chuckles


Subject: Shirley Goodnest....

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence, but yet know that he was safe.

So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her.

The neighbor said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."

The friend said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy replied, and her daughter Marcy."

"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us? "

“Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, “Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!"


 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Up close and personal

Last Thursday at my small group the leader asked how many had fallen in the last six months, I raised my hand as well as some of the other women. She said "it is much easier to fall again once you have fallen".
Come Sat. morning I went out to the garage to take some garbage out which I have done hundreds of times and coming back I stubbed my toe on the step and went down on the cement on my right side.
Trust me it was not a pretty picture. It scared me so bad I peed my pants and I knew I was hurt, the question was....how bad. I was home alone and it occurred to me I may not be able to get up and hubby wouldn't be home for hours and hours. I remembered when I broke my ankle that it went numb right away so I thought I better try to get up right away. I was able to grab a hold of a table saw leg and pulled myself up, got in the house and found my cell phone and laid down on the couch to keep from throwing up as I was hurting bad. Well, that is all the bad news, the good news is that I fell on my side with my right arm under me and it helped cushion my fall so that I only have VERY sore ribs and one black and blue boob (can you believe it)  some bruising on both knees and on my right hand. Thank you Lord. I think falling is the most helpless feeling in the world, would you agree?
 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Changes



I love my uplifting Wed. posts but I don't want my blog to seem as if it is only about that and every Wed. comes up pretty fast so I have decided to make uplifting Wed. every other Wed. Hope you all will stay tuned:)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nature's awe

 
This is how the moon looked Friday night. No, I didn't take the picture, I tried to take some as we drove home from dinner but all the car lights and street lights created a problem but some sweet someone captured it in all its glory.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 
 
 
 Here we are in all our glory
  
 
 
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Richard Acosta, Danny Orozco, me, Marcella Reyes Mejia, Mike Stevens and Tom Noble

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On the road

Don't know about you but this is a constant here in Phoenix.