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Sunday, October 28, 2018

* AN EXCITING WEEK AHEAD *

Hello Everyone! 

   On September 3rd, I wrote the following: 


I've been very busy with the most unusual tasks....I will share all of them with you soon!

I didn't want to post anything until I was positive things were going to fall into place, which they have. I've been asked to speak about my writing, to a group of people at five different assisted living facilities in the St. Louis area! 

The first one is THIS Thursday, November 1st and I've been very busy getting my notes together, printing hand-outs, preparing gift baskets for door prizes, etc. 


It's been quite a while since I did any speaking, but I'm pretty sure I'll fall right back into being a gabby gal.
😃 (I hope!)

Kind of a long story as to how this came about, and I'll share more of that after my first "gig"! 



Wish me luck!



Just a small portion of the notes I jotted down
 before and during my memoir. 

I have a lot more...envelopes full of them!

Definitely helpful for the sequel, which I'm 
diligently, really working on, writing.





The following quote is SO ME!! 

"This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back again." -- Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

* Black & White Memories *


This is one of my favorite photos among all the boxes of old prints!


It's my brother Mike and me, standing on our front porch steps. 
I think it might have been after he got home from his first day at school. 
Whether the first day or not, he's holding his red barn lunch bucket
 and his satchel and I'm hugging him. Awww...
(this photo was included in my memoir, too)

I thought I'd post it tonight because I've been searching for the actual print, 
which I haven't been able to find...but was able to print
 one from a digital one on my laptop. 

Thank goodness I took a photo of a photo!

I also decided to post it because Mike's birthday was September 29th. 
He was "X" years old, which is only 15 months older than me!

How time flies. I find myself thinking of old, happy memories more and more. 
I'm sure glad it's the happy ones I remember the most. And when sad ones pop 
into my head, I immediately "change the subject" of my mind!

&

Lastly, a new favorite poem that suits me well. 


Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

* I haven't posted a photo of Charlie lately....have I? *

Charlie brings so much joy into our lives!

I think he looks pretty happy, too, don't you?  


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I was snacking on something and he's using his best 
Please share with me, Mom look!

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We've had lovely autumn-like temperatures and that makes me really happy!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! 



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

.... AND AUTUMN IS TEASING ME!

I love autumn, and lately we've had a few days of delightful temperatures and low humidity. 

I know we'll continue to have hot and humid days for a while, but for now, I'm basking in the promise of sites such as these.....











all photos taken by Becky Lewellen Povich
(Most photos will enlarge if you click on them)

Monday, September 3, 2018

* IT'S LABOR DAY IN THE USA *

I'm sure the few people who still stop by my blog are tired of reading things like "I can't believe that it's"... such-and-such month!

Your friendship means the WORLD to me...






I've been very busy with the most unusual tasks....I will share all of them with you soon!


P.S. Have you ever thought about what you would want to do if you came into a large inheritance or won a big lottery? My top answer is: I would travel!! Travel all around the world to visit all you fabulous blog friends!!

Until next time......

Monday, July 23, 2018

* I REMEMBER "TEA CUP TUESDAYS" & "TABLESCAPES! *

Hello All ~

I recently received a few pieces of china from a distant cousin. She said my *maternal grandma had given them to her years ago and now she thought I should have them. Wasn't that thoughtful of her?

(*These belonged to my grandma who lived in Greenfield, Iowa. I wrote about her and grandpa in my memoir and also other relatives who lived there. My childhood summer vacations there were some of the happiest times in my life.)

Fortunately the five pieces arrived from Iowa with no damage! Here are pictures and yes, I am already using them. No more putting away in cabinets to "save" and I don't have a china cabinet to display them in. So I will use them and enjoy them!




There are two small dessert plates. Two small bowls and one large bowl. There are a couple of funny looking spots on the larger bowl. Can you see them? Two small, tan circular thingys, with a black dot in the middle. I have no idea what would cause that! Do any of you? I don't mind it at all because they have been lovingly used for many years....And I love it that they all don't match!

These pretty dishes reminded me of the Tea Cup Tuesdays and Tablescapes I used to enjoy so much. I imagine there are many bloggers still doing them. At least I hope so. If anyone knows of any, please mention in my comments!



Thanks to you who continue to stop by and see if I'm still alive!
Y'all mean the world to me!




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

* ANOTHER SURPRISE IN THE SKY *

I think more than my love of clouds, is my love of hot air balloons!


They are so majestic.







I really need a camera that will take clear 
and close-up pictures of far-away objects. 





Five balloons floated silently over our neighborhood
 a couple of evenings ago. 






These are the only pictures I got that are half-way decent.

Although I didn't get great pictures, I experienced pure joy in looking up and watching the surprise overhead. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

** HAPPY 4TH OF JULY **




For something different to post for Independence Day.....



I searched for patriotic cakes

and decided on this one!


I hope everyone had a happy and safe day. 


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

* CHARLIE CAME THROUGH SURGERY OKEY-DOKEY! *

Thank you so much to all who said prayers for Charlie! 😊

Just received the Good News phone call from our vet!! I could hear the happiness in your voice the entire time.

Vet: "Your boy did fine. In fact he's sitting and barking! Doesn't like the cage!"
Me: "Oh yeah, he wants his momma." 
Vet: "Yes he does!"

I couldn't stand leaving Charlie there. He has terrible separation anxiety and as the technician was taking him to the back, he pulled out of his collar, and came running to me! 


😪

So, they put a different collar/leash thing on him and away he went. I can't believe I didn't cry!! I just kept telling myself that everything was going to be okay...and thankfully, it is!

She wants to keep him until 2:00 pm and then we can pick him up. Guess I'll do laundry and housework and listen to music on my Echo.  🎶