Wednesday, August 20, 2014


I came across this beautiful writing the other day and thought I would share it.  As I get older this makes more and more sense to me and something for all of us to remember.
I plan to copy it and put it on my refrigerator.  Loving and Respecting the people that have made us who we are by giving to us their time and love over a life time.

My Mom 83 years old

My mother-in-love 86 years old

Beatitudes for Friends of the Aged
Blessed are they who understand

My faltering step and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears today
Must strain to hear the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and wits are slow.
Blessed are they who look away
When coffee spilled at the table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stop to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they who never say
“You’ve told that story twice today.”
Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterday.
Blessed are they who make it known
That I’m loved, respected, and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss
To find the strength to carry the cross.
Blessed are they who ease the way
On my journey Home in loving ways.

~ Author unknown

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


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 Today we went out to look for petrified wood in the desert. Of course we live in the high desert so we are use to desert areas. I still find them fascinating.
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If you look right in the middle of the picture you can make out a green area down in a ravine. The ravine is the little Colorado river. It looked so pretty against the background of the reddish rocks and earth.
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We are headed back to the road and it is along a ravine where the Little Colorado River flows. We are traveling along the edges of it. We are not on any road, we are using a 4X4 to travel to areas where petrified wood is found.
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 This is a closer look at the ravine. It is deeper than it looks. My honey jokingly told me I should go out on one of the boulders closer to the edge to take a picture. Of course he was teasing as I have problems with heights. So this is as close as I can get to take a picture. The rocks were unique looking, or at least I thought so. It was a fun trip. I did not do much rock hounding as it turned really windy. My allergies this time of year and the wind do not go together. So my dog and I sat in the car for most of the time. I enjoyed looking at the sky, clouds and the scenery.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Started my day opening a package sent to me by my oldest daughter in California.
I just love all the spring colors in this wrapping paper. Wouldn't a kitchen in these colors be fun.

I get to start my exercise program for controlling diabetes and being ready to do some hiking to collect rocks this summer while camping.

Got these flowers via Facebooks from my son. Also will have a lunch together this week-end. Lots of happy birthday's from family and friends also on Facebooks. I received phone call from my sister and mother in California and will most likely get more tonight. My present from my honey did not come via the mail on time, like it was suppose too. That means I can celebrate an extra day right. All in all a good birthday.