Monday, November 20, 2017

I'm Back and Happy Thanksgiving
THANK YOU ALL for your support and well wishes. When my brother-in-law passed he was seventy-four, which by today's standards is still young, but he truly had a wonderful life and no regrets. Each day was full and counted. He was loved, respected and had a career he was passionate about. I have no doubts that at this very moment he is enjoying his next cycle of life and figuring out what he can do to help someone else.  I'm not going to wish him Rest In Peace because he was much too exuberant and full of life for that so I'll just say Godspeed, Don.

Since this is Thanksgiving week, I'm going offline again to spend time with family.
I hope yours is safe, happy and filled with love.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Today's Wink and A Nod Recipient is Christine at Christine's Blog.Christine is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is married with adult children and is currently a homemaker.  On her blog you may find paintings, restaurants visited and general reflections on life.

Wink, wink, Christine.

So many blogs. So little time.


I haven't seen much hype on this movie, but the HH and I saw it and enjoined it immensely. Gerald Butler as always does an awesome job of playing the flawed hero. Considering the back to back natural disasters we've been having recently, it did have me squirming in my chair a bit. I'd give it a five out of five. (Five and a half if the popcorn's good;)
Highly Recommended

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

When taking care of our granddaughter while her brother was in surgery we were trying to figure out how to strap the car seat into our car.  I asked her if she knew.  Her response. "No. I'm the child."
Ask a silly question......Grin.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Street Art

More street art.....
From Pinterest


My brother-in-law passed unexpectedly. I've pre-posted for the week, but I'll be offline. While I'm gone be well. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Weekend Starts Now

Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  Sending a big thank you to our Vets.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wink And A Nod AND Writers' Mugs

This week's Wink and Nod recipient is Elizabeth Varden who just happens to have a new children's book released called DRAGONELLA and it looks like all sorts of fun. She loves to travel and also writes mysteries and historical fiction.

Wink, wink, Elizabeth.

So many blogs. So little time.


Writers' Mugs

I love this one but I've never been able to find it.

Spoiler alert: The F bomb is dropped in this one.

And this one is mine because some days are just like that.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

Pet Owners, can you relate with this?

Daddy's Bathroom

And moving away from bathroom humor:

Monday, November 6, 2017

I'm Back

I'm back home.  The surgery was a success, which was a huge relief. He came through it with flying colors. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts, prayers and positive energy that you sent our way.

While the surgery was going on, we took care of his sister and the critters. On one of our outings, this is what we saw:

Did anyone else see it?  This picture really doesn't do it justice. It was like a chunk of the rainbow or a piece of a prism. I've never seen anything like it. Has anyone else?

We also took 'Ariel' Trick R Treating which was a hoot.  The whole neighborhood was definitely in Halloween mode. It was like a big block party. There were many witches and goblins, standing on elaborately tricked out porches in the middle of spookily decorated yards, handing out candy. Trick or Treating Families abounded. One family was dressed as the Adams' Family. Someone had a Golden Retriever dressed as a lion with them.  Everyone was enjoying themselves from babies to grandparents. 
Pixabay. Not a neighborhood shot.

But enough about my corner of the world.  What have you been doing, friends, while I've been gone?

A VERY belated
To Andrew

That's all folks.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Local Street Art and More

After commenting last week that I didn't see much street art in this area guess what I stumbled across:
Isn't this great? It's at the Yellow Deli in Hiddenite, NC and painted around an actual water wheel that's running. The food is both healthy and delicious. It is run by a co-operative society: The Yellow Deli People/Twelve Tribes of Israel and is open from Sunday at noon till Friday at three. Whether one is in agreement with their beliefs or not the food is good and the ambience is warm and inviting.

After lunch, a friend and I went hiking at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, in Alexander County, another fun find.  You can do moderate to strenuous trails or just do a simple walk at the base. The weather cooperated with us on our outing. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.
You can see the walking track below.

My walking buddy.


Wishing you a Happy Halloween a day early.  I'll be off line for a few days. My little grandson is having surgery tomorrow.  Positive energy, good thoughts and prayers are appreciated. For those of you who have all ready sent good wishes or lit a candle, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wink and A Nod AND Startling

This week's Wink and Nod recipient is Nick Wilford. The multi-faceted  Nick is both author and editor. He is married with three daughters, five dogs and lives in Carluke Scotland. Black and White, the first of a dystopian trilogy has recently been released.

Wink, wink, Nick.

So many blogs. So little time.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Street Art


I love street art, don't you?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Can't Fool Me

Kid's Playhouse
You can't fool Franky.  He knows a bird when he sees one. (Note the tail.  It's not fluffed up that's the actual size and well over a foot long.  It reminds me of a Vegas Showgirl's Feathers. Maybe because he swishes when he walks. He's very proud of it:)
Did you have a great weekend, blogster buds?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wink And Nod Thursday AND English Is Tough

For those who like to read romance and for author's looking for an editor, reviewer, virtual assistant or promos, you might want to check out Nas Dean's blog Romance Book Paradise.

Wink, wink, Nas.

So many blogs. So little time.


Here's some recommended fright reads from Dancing Lemur Press:

Parallels: Felix Was Here
Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life
Matowak: Woman Who Cries

Maski: Broken but not Dead


English. It's Tough.