Thursday, December 31, 2009


A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you

It has been a great year for me meeting all of my wonderful friends
out there in blogland. I have learned so much.
~~Love hugs and Good Thoughts to all of you~~

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

That is some dog

My Sister's son sent this to me just after she passed away she like to send me doggie things I thought I would share.

Thought everyone should know about this

dog and his story.

Especially like the ending ....... A Pet'sTen Commandments..........

Be sure to read them too.

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.

He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (t he guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats.

K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

Thought you'd find this interesting.

Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!

Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please.. Never say you can't bear to watch Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters..

~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.. It is here on earth and has four legs

I hope 2010 is good to all of you both two and four legged.
 ~~Love Hugd and Good Thoughts~~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas Day Dinner at John and Cindy's

This is a collage of the family on a background of my Baklava
My 91 year old Mother had a good visit and dinner
We all had a wonderful time and great food
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve sunset. This is the view we had while we were
having a wonderful dinner,

The dinner was excellent .The friends and family were

The sunset was amazing

What more is there to say it was a great Christmas Eve
and I got to see My son his lovely wife and two of my grandsons

Tomorrow I will tell you about my Christmas dinner.
with one of my other sons and his wife.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Tera



Saturday, December 19, 2009

Roses to brighten up a winter day

It has been so dark and gray all I want to do is sleep until
January. so I made this collage of the roses that I took in the rose garden
on campus last summer to brighten  up my day and
maybe your too.

That's all I have this time.

Love Hugs and Good Thoughts to all of you .

Friday, December 18, 2009

Monster things at WWU

One of the monster things  working on  the building that housed the little store and coffee shop
that were on the bottom floor.

This is the temporary building that the store is in until the
monsters are done.

More monsters and a hole in the roof

There are two men on this monster. They are sweeping the
tile roof

And again the sun tried but the clouds won.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Days of Christmas past

These are my two youngest sons
Michael is now 40
James is 43
I think Michael was a little bit intimidated

Charlie and me in1974

I made this Christmas platter for a Christmas party at my sisters
house. I almost couldn't get it through the door.
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Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Before and After

I remember when my special tree looked like this

Then it turned all frosty

These are my hubby's decorations in the front yard


Monday, December 14, 2009

Walking in a winter wonder land

I took a walk in the snow

Here a a few of the things I saw
The bridge across our lake that wiggles
most of the time.It didn't move

I think our lake is very frozen

A bit of bright sky

A little tiny bit of blue sky

Even my frog had snow on his nose.

More snow tonight then rain

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A lovely day at the ferry landing

I went down to the ferry landing to check out what was going
on down there.
There was a big Christmas tree

This bear was outside the gift shop
I wanted to take him home.

This lovely dog was in training to find bombs the trainer said I
could take his picture .

Then I went to check on my favorite ship the Zodiac and she
was all wrapped in her winter cocoon waiting for spring
to turn into a beautiful butterfly

It was a wonderful day

Friday, December 11, 2009

I went down to a little park on the bay today.
It was cold but the wind wasn't blowing so it was nice.

It was dark and cloudy and felt like snow.

These pictures almost look like they are in black and white

I kinda like them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Moving the train cars

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After 34 years in Fairhaven around the property of the old Bob’s Southside Service station, the railroad cars are leaving. Two today and the last one on Monday. Pennsylvania bound to be placed in an old RR theme park. A huge crane picked them up - very carefully - and placed them on this over sized semi. They are taken to Burlington, about 20 miles south of Fairhaven, where they will be prepared for their trip east and placed on RR flatcars for the trip across country. Over the years this car had several businesses, the last being Boo’s Grooming Service up to a couple years ago

I took these pictures from the Fairhaven web page,but I thought I would share what they did in my favorite part  of town. I wonder what they will put where the train cars were.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A once upon a time story

Long ago and far away,a young girl met a handsome sailor and he sailed away.He told the young
girl when he returned he would take her sailing.
A miss communication between their mothers and he never knew that she was going to have a baby.
His son grew up and had a son that he lost track of.

Well about 2/12  years ago the son was reunited with his son and then 10 months ago
the son found his father .
It was a very happy time for all three of them
They were all so happy to have found each other.
The young girl is so happy to see the smile on the sons face.
Although the girl is not young now when she sees how happy they all are she feels young again.
She is sure they will live happily ever after.

Of course there is more to this story.more family more kids
but this  is about the reuniting of the three boys that are now
Fathers, Grandfathers , and Great Grandfathers.
Love to all of them and their families.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dark and Light Gray and Blue

This was yesterday bright blue and a plane streaking across the  cloudless sky

This is today. How can It change so fast?

Bare trees against the clouds

Dark and lights in the same sky

The sun is trying,but I think the clouds are winning today

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Poodle

I love this picture, but he/she is not mine.

This lovely standard Poodle looks a lot like my nephews
Poodle Arther.

I found it on the web.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Last years snow

This was last year It is lovely,but !!!

I think I could live with out this much

Very big icicles.
I was thinking about Christmas and these pictures came to mind.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all

I want to wish all of you wonderful bloggers out there a very
Happy Thanksgiving and to thank all of you for the prayers and good thoughts
during my time of sorrow.Thanksgiving will be a time of remembering.
I am having my Mother and my friend Dot over for dinner.
 all of the rest of the family will be other places.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.

I love this one.

Love,Hugs and good thoughts to all of you.
I will try to catch up soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good Dr. Report.

I went to the Dr. today for a med ck and she gave me
a surprise EKG

One of my meds can affect the heart so she wanted to check it out.
It was great and my Dr. thinks I an a poster child, and should
Tell people how I do it.
I don't know how I do it .
I just do what feels right.

My Dr. Loves me.