Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day

                                                                                 Memorial Day

This weekend is set aside as Memorial Day weekend and many families are celebrating a day off from work on Monday, getting together with family and friends for cookouts and I think we tend to forget what Memorial Day is.

                      It's about those that have fought to save our country!!

                                                              and 

                                           Paid the ultimate price, their lives. 

                                                       Let us not forget!


picture taken in Auburn, Nebraska

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Deer and a Bird

Loving these warmer days in the out-of-doors. Don't you? Want to share a little with Outdoors Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

I hadn't seen the deer so far this spring.....

                                                            Until there one was. 

Then I saw two does.   

                                            And, then they disappeared into the brush....

While eating a strawberry ice cream cone in a large open building yesterday (we were at College Run Farms where they make their own ice cream) we were visited by a beautiful barn swallow. That was better than the ice cream!!


Monday, May 23, 2016

50 Things I Would Do.

Guess I am overdue for a "Growing Old Gracefully" post. I ran across a POST (at next avenue.org) about "What's Your Plan if You Live to 100?" That's something to mull over, for sure. For one, I have no plan. I've thought about the possibility of reaching 100 (my grandmother did) but I have no plan? Nope, not one.

Yet, we all need to prepare for such a momentous occasion, should it happen to us. Wouldn't that be a hum-dinger of a party!!

Anyway, it got me to thinking about a challenge a friend of mine told me she was doing and of course, I told her that I wanted to join in the fun.

So, I started writing down "50 Things You would Do Before You Die". And, that is if there are no money worries, your health is excellent and there were no strings attached. 

You know what.... I've been on this project for weeks and so far I have thought of 16 things. I am stuck, folks. It's harder than you think.

Why don't you see how many things you can come up with.

Here's my 16.

1. Have a small apartment on the Rue de Seine in Paris for six months. (I'd miss my family too much to stay longer)

2. Write a sequel to "Springtime In Magnolia" (I'd call it "Summer in Magnolia". Who knows, then I might want to write "Leaves Are Falling In Magnolia" and then finish it all off with "Magnolia's Winter")


3. Learn to be a master chef.


4. Have a studio where I could do oil paintings (my apartment is just too small)

5. Spend a month wandering through Tuscany, Italy. (and sampling all the great food)

6. Learn to swim

7. Spend an hour every day renewing my soul through mediation, prayer and reading.


8. Go to a spa where I'd lose weight and look fabulous. Like this gal....


9. Have a chauffeur to take me anywhere I wanted to go. (I no longer like to drive in heavy traffic or for long distances)

10. Take a train trip through the Rockies (Canada or U. S. or both)

11. Buy a vacation cabin in the mountains.

12. Have a stylist help me purchase a new wardrobe. (I like the way this gal looks)


13. Fly first class whenever and wherever I wanted.

14. Be a travel photographer.

15. Have a full time housekeeper. (I'd rather play than work)

16. Go to symphony concerts often.......

hmmmm..... what else?  What is yours? It can be one thing or as many as you can think of.