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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Fog in the morning

Above the Fog
( a peek at the peak above )

through the fog
( no peeking )

under the fog
all in 5 minutes time.
And that's the Northwest for you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Children welcome here

children welcome 
               and we are ready

                         from the powder room

                                     and beyond 

Mickey soap dispenser from one of my octogenarian friends

favorite stool..will not tip over..and it holds water toys
.tooth brush holder
kids love to brush their teeth

Not an antique, it just looks like one

gates: ready,  diapers: ready,changing table: ready
We are ready !

Passed down from cousins
quilt handmade by Shawn P.
thank you all very much 

Some old, some new, some gifts .

Yes, it works.  A little more clean up involved, but fun .
Who doesn't love popcorn  ! 

Many miles have been covered on these tracks 

This has been around for about 40 years.

doesn't work, but when the little men get older, we will fix it 

Ready for snuggles 

Mostly girls stop here 

Meet Ducky Conrad ! 

Never know where we might find one of these.
They seem to play hide and seek 

This Mickey blows bubbles 

Names on the bottom go back over 70 years !  

Tub toys 

no explanation necessary 

This door leads to a secret room for little people 

that's all you get to see. 

Grammy hopes to have energy to keep pace with many more little ones who come to visit. 

And, always take time to tell them about Jesus. He loves them more than I do. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015


The horror was sinking in.  Paris, where we had been just a few months ago.  Unbelievable. But the mention of St. Louis as a potential target, and heightened security,   brought some reality.  Family members are travelling there.  Hearing their voices brought tears and a measure of peace.   
Later we gathered to sing..
                         sing about real peace...

and the final chorus...It is well with my soul.

Is it well with your soul?
Be ready.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Get the picture"

It   might be hard to get the mental picture
  but i will give it my best.

we are at a favorite restaurant,  Not very big, not very busy. ( there is a couple sitting at the booth next to us and a single man comes in soon )

                Hubby's phone rings.
                      I give him the look  ( just a sweet smile ?)
                He says it is important.
                      So in his "I am hard of hearing so I talk loud" voice he talked for a long
                     few minutes.

I never, well hardly ever complain.  But for all the folks who are offended by the use of cell phones,in public places,  I decided to stick my neck out and open my mouth and speak the truth
               " when we are out to dinner I think it is rude to talk on your phone"
He responded.
Then I Responded.  Still in my sweet voice.
He responded. and is not happy.  Not understanding how I feel.
                           ( I call it validating MY feelings - does not go there )

I said, " why not ask someone else !   why not ask that fellow over there, see how he feels"

A voice behind  hubby ... " don't ask me"

At this point I realized that I had raised my voice a notch.

I wish I could say that I got up and slipped over to his table and apologized, but ...I am a little slow on the draw...occasionally

Sometimes do you wish you could replay a moment and change it bit ? !?

Saturday, November 7, 2015

another walk in San Antonio

yes the River walk is beautiful, especially after dark,

 but a walk through the Botanical Gardens is
                               Amazing and very fun with fun friends 

the bride that got away ( before I could get a good photo )

there were hundreds, but my camera could not snap fast enough 

can you spot the bird ?