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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Catching up

Last week-end hubby and I flew to Texas for the annual Colt show being held at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas. All the Embassy suites are pretty much the same and they are always nice but this one had the best breakfast buffet:) You know it is good when you are thinking about breakfast as you are going to bed!
This was a decoration in the hallway going down to the convention center. It appeared it may light up at night but was never there after dark.

One of the many colt displays

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sites around the world

 This was cited as a lake above a lake but it is a little deceiving due to the angle of the picture

in truth it is a lake above the ocean
It is one of the biggest lakes on Faroe Islands and as you can see it runs into the ocean.
Still pretty amazing if you ask me:)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Please stand with me on this

It will soon be time for us to cast our vote for the leader of our country and yet there has been no changes in our voting laws even though it was proven over and over that in the last election there was a vast amount of voter fraud.
This is one example that you might remember.

I don't care if you are a Democrat or a Republican I will encourage you to cast your vote but even more I encourage you to take a stand to be sure YOUR vote counts. There are people who say that this will cause a hardship on minorities but explain to me how the requirement for ID is not a problem in all of the following:

It's time we take a stand..........
 Please go to the following web site and put in your zip code. It will allow you to send a letter to your congressman right on line.

This is the letter I sent to my senator, Senator John McCain.

Dear Senator McCain, I am hoping I might inspire you to introduce a bill that would make it a law that in order to vote in our Presidential elections you MUST prove you are a citizen of the USA. Without that we will soon be right where we were last time with fraud deciding the outcome. I think since so many are in favor of people from Mexico to be here we should adopt their election policies.

(If you do not know the election policies I posted about them here.)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Did you know?

Before there were drones......

In 1914  a carrier pigeon wore the miniature pigeon camera invented by Julius Neubronner and were sometimes used during WWI to take aerial reconnaissance photographs


Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Love comes knocking

Sadly on Aug. 15th there was a dead baby found in a dumpster in the back of a grocery store here in my area. I have contacts at the Police Dept. that know that I knit for babies and contacted me to see if I would be willing to make it a hat for burial. I already had one made up along with a blanket..
and was happy to provide it. In case anyone wonders that little baby is in Jesus arms today and that baby's mother has some horrible memories to live with.
      (To be more clear on this situation, this baby weighed only 2 lbs and may have died prior to be put in the dumpster)

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Are your bowling days over and your ball is sitting in the closet?
He can have center stage once more:)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hot, hot, hot

 You all are talking fall but here in Phoenix it is hot, hot, hot and these are some sights you may see this time of year....

Yes it is dry heat but after 112 it is just hot!!!
and for a laugh
but the thing is when you are inside with the AC doing its job it is still a pretty place

and you don't have to shovel it:)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


This is Lillian Russell
She was the most admired woman in the 1800's at nearly 200 lbs.
In 1950 this was the desired body....
and it has gotten smaller and smaller.

Who makes these decisions for us? Why are we pressured to look a certain way even to the point of injury like the women in Japan who allowed their feet to be broken so they would fit into the tiniest shoes
Or those Victorian days of old where the tiniest waist was the demand
 and even not so long ago spiked high heels
and today the rage is.....


Listen if you think getting your ears pierced hurt try one of these!
Fortunately for me, I didn't do anything that is permanent to follow the fashion trend with the exception of pierced ears and today, I could vie with the fifty's if it leaned a little more toward Lillian Russell...because curved are the best!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Right at home (our girls)

It has just been a little over two weeks since we got the girls and they are right at home here.
 They loved the crate right away and I bought a cute little blanket for it...
They go to bed by themselves and wait for me to shut the door:) No crying or fussing and in the morning Dad greets them with a treat from the treat basket.
We have two more beds that we enjoy and this one gets the morning sun...
We love each other and love to cuddle and of course the couch is nice too
We have learned to use the doggy door
And after our bath's today we had a LOT of energy
Went for a wellness check and Dr. says our hearts are good, we are the perfect weight and we do need a teeth cleaning but at $500 dollars a piece we will find somewhere else to have that done.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Dr. Seuss House

This is the Dr. Seuss House located in the Alaska wilderness. The story is that the original owner worked on it for 10 years and then died. It was so have sat abandoned for nearly as long....

Supposedly it was built after a forest fire in the area and the owner wanted to build it high enough to see Mt. McKinley. As the trees grew he built it higher and higher. You can't visit the house in person but can get a good view on the Alaska's train north or hire a bush pilot for a aerial view. Wouldn't you like to know what the inside looks like?


Friday, July 24, 2015

A special trip with a special girl

My Granddaughter is going into her Senior year in HS and a avid volleyball player as well as a top notch student. She is hoping to secure a scholarship to go to college so that is what this trip was all about. She was scouting out St. Martins University in Lacey, Wa. and they were scouting out her.
Isn't she the cutest....She towers over me and has long arms so this selfie wasn't too bad as we were leaving on the plane.
The main campus
The gym where all the action is
She had a two day clinic and a one day tour of the university. She spent the first night on campus and had a ball. She said she wishes it was a little bigger as only has about 2000 students but loved the area and the  people. I have traveled a lot but this was the first time I rented a car and drove on my own so was a good experience for me too.
The area is really pretty and green...
The parking lot of the hotel and the little red one next to the gray was our rental.
Trees everywhere.....
and I don't know what kind this was but it had such pretty leaves
Had a great stay here, close to the freeway and college.

We had a great time:)
It has been a bit of a whirlwind after getting home. I had committed to adopting two dogs before I left and I had things to get ready to bring them home but home they are!!!
Louise is the beige one and Ella the dark one. They are older,8 years and 3 years, housetrained and very loveable.
 We hit the jackpot!!!!