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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The transition

It official...Granddaughter is now a college freshman!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Do you know?

What is the only animal besides a human that can get a sunburn?

                                                                                                                       a pig..............

And here are a few more facts: Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
  • Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.
  • Pigs are very clean, keeping their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.
  • Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression. The exception, as with many animals, is when a mother (sow) with her young offspring is provoked or threatened.

  • Monday, July 18, 2016

    Do you know?

    Do you know what this is????

    A banana tree flower....................

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Little Free Library

    The structure outside Barbara Hinske's downtown Phoenix home looks like a fancy birdhouse. But instead of being littered with bird seed, it's brimming with books.
    Dubbed Hinske Hall, it's one of a growing number of Little Free Libraries decorating dozens of front lawns, storefronts and parks around Arizona, connecting to an international movement that encourages neighborhoods to share books.
    Little Free Libraries can look like houses, animals or any other object that can hold and protect books from the elements. Hinske's is a mini-mansion with a granite exterior, marble front door and a little window with a dog looking out.
    Anyone can visit Hinske's Little Free library, she said. The concept is simple: Take a book, leave a book.
    The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 in Wisconsin, according to Since then, Little Free Libraries have graced front yards in Honduras, Uganda, Pakistan and elsewhere.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Uplifting Wed.

    I am starting a new tradition for my blog. I recently found these wonderful, creative pictures of Bible journaling on Pinterest. I just fell in love with them and decided I would do a weekly "uplifting" posting one at a time. I hope they inspire you as they have me. Can you imagine inheriting a Bible with drawings like these.


    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Only in Arizona

    Only in Arizona will you see...

    Metal trees!!

    This are in front of the main Glendale library. Withstand 115 degrees with ease.

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Friday, July 1, 2016


    I enjoyed reading this blog this morning about her bringing in a hitch-hiker but I recently had some that were very un-plesant!


    I noticed I had these bites but they didn't itch...
    (taken from the internet)
    Then I noticed after I washed our sheets there were these blood stains all over and while showing this to my hubby I looked up to a drape that hangs over our bed and that's when I saw them!!!!
    Then we looked on the matress
    (from the internet) ours wasn't this bad

    Fortunate for us we were able to sleep in a spare bedroom taking precaution to not bring any clothing and washing our pillows in hot water.

    Trust me by the time you realize you have them you have a infestation.

    Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.

    Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.
    Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.

    Although they are a nuisance, they do not transmit diseases.

    They are very easy to get if you travel or are out and about a lot and although I knew that, I had become lax in precautions and I guess this is the result.

    Here is my advice..
    Never bring your luggage in your bedroom. Never bring your nightgown/robe from a trip into your bedroom without washing it after a trip. If you think you may have been subjected to them remove your clothing and put them in a hot drier for 20 min. and then they will be fine.

    If you get them, don't mess with it, call the professionals and have them treat your home, It is EXPENSIVE so be sure to use a company that warranties their work.