Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Randomness

The delight of Randomness!  Just here just there.  What ever catches my visual fancy.  I like Randomness!


Don't keep me in!


Exactness


Beauty in Form


Three Waters


Vern has an Itch

The Washing is Done

Randomness: (slang) odd or unpredictable, 
often amusing or fun. 
Without definite aim or purpose or reason.  

Have a beautiful Random day.








Sunday, October 15, 2017

Late October Decorating

Not much to shout about!  Just a little late October decorating.  I sure have slowed down on my seasonal/holiday decorating.  I don't know what it is but I always think "what goes up must come down."
I have so much holiday decorations stored in containers.  I doubt I will ever use again.  Hey, I am getting older and the appeal of changed things out every month or so wears me out.  Oh, I will do some, but not like I once did.  That stage of my life is pretty much over.

But here is what I have done for now.

The front porch got a few little mum plants.
I like the October late afternoon shadow.


Little Teddy has a lot to do guarding the neighborhood.
A small display on the coffee table.


A small display on one of the end tables.
Do you have spots that no one ever sees?  
But I still decorate it.  I doubt I am the only 
one that notices.  I figure that is ok
it is my house and I enjoy it.


Another display on a end table people seldom see,
But I do and I like it.
The picture is of my Grandma Dot.

My The Beauty of the 
Aunt Carol Hutch
............

She is the reason I decorate in my kitchen area
I love this hutch.  Every day she reminds me 
of my dear Aunt Carol who loved me
And I loved her dearly.
I miss her a lot.


No matter the season, she is beautiful.
I would love her even if I didn't decorate.
The maple wood is so gorgeous.
Not a scratch on her!


My kitchen is small, and it is hard to get a full view
of the Aunt Carol Hutch.
But, you can see she is outstanding.


A few weeks ago I was finishing up the decorating.
I was on a high ladder getting the dusting and cleaning done.
When I went down from the ladder I missed the last step. . 
Well, my balance is not that great, I fell. 
I already have a leg and hip that is injured.
This time I sprained my foot, 
and hurt my leg and hip.
My children were up set with me that I was on a ladder.
But, like I told them.. . .I am use to doing things
myself.  When dusting or cleaning needs to be
done I do it.  I am not going to stop and call one of
them to come "right now" to clean and dust.
It just won't happen,  so I have got to pay more
attention to what I am doing when being on a ladder.
For me it is hard growing older.  I am a "doer." I always 
have been.  Now as I am aging I can't "do" like I
once did.  I am slower, and I have to be careful.
What a life!
Now don't get me wrong. . .I love life. . .I just don't
like some of my limitations right now.  And the 
truth is limitations will increase and not decrease.

I have to remember there are blessings to
every stage of life.

Have a wonderful day!










Sunday, October 1, 2017

Really Is It OCTOBER?

Is it possible? Is it real?
OCTOBER!
You are here, and I am so happy!
I love October. . for many reasons.
And one of those reasons, is
HOME!


I love my home anytime. . but October seems to bring
the home-loving in me to a high intensity.
I love the colors of October.
The natural beautiful of the season.

And then of course I bring the colors into my HOME


A happy family and a secure home, is what
my heart desires.



I really am a homebody at heart.  I love my home, and I love
being there.  Especially when the weather outside
is cold and the days are shorter.  
The warmth of my home is where I want to be.


Happy October to you.
I hope your enjoy the coziness of home
and you are surrounded by the love of
family and friends.


October Blessings!









Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September Roses

Well hello my friends,
It is a beautiful 
September morning where I live.
I am so thankful for temps in the 70's
And cool nights.
How about you?
We have had a long hot summer!
So the cool late September weather
is very welcome.
If you recall, I have told you about my little rose bush
I have tenderly cared for.  She was very sad when 
I moved to my home.  She had not had water for
heaven only knows how long.  
The water sprinklers were not getting to her.
So I carried buckets of water to her for a long
time until the sprinklers were fixed.
I trimmed her back, and said a little prayer for her
to survive.  And guess what she did survive.
She had produced beautiful little roses for me.

When I was walking up to my house the other
day, I noticed her gentle little flowers, 
and thought of the enjoyment she has given me
faithfully showing her beautiful colored petals
even during the heat of summer.
Now the season is coming to an end,
And there she was with the
Last of her September Roses,
They looked so beautiful and vibrant that I had to
snip the last of her blooms and make a little bouquet.
She will take her long winters nap, and return in the spring
and again produce beautiful bud and blooms of roses 
for me to enjoy. . .again and again she will do that for me.
There are lesson of life in nature.  My little rose bush has taught me 
many lessons, she is a survivor.
She overcomes the adversity of the natural world, 
and with determination she gives beauty and brightens
her little spot on this earth.  
When she was at her lowest, with no way to help herself,
A friend (me) came along and helped her to live.
And in gratitude she has blessed me with beautiful
roses and it makes me happy.

September Roses
"Ashes for beauty."
The picture in the background is my Grandmother.
She is the Grandmother who raised me.
She taught me how to live, and how to love life.
I own so much to my beautiful Grandma Dot.





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sunshine and Blue Skies ~ Fall Decorating

Hello my friends!
Where ever you may be I hope
your day is filled with
sunshine and blue skies. . 

Kanab, Utah

I know that it isn't possible to have blue skies
and sunshine very day of our lives.
But, hey, we can dream!

Today in Utah it is beautiful.  
Thank goodness the temperature has dropped a little
the sky is blue and there is sunshine.
But. . . . as with all things, it won't last
we are expecting to have rain in the next few days.


Maybe once the weather changes I will feel like
doing some Fall decorating. . 
I just can't think of colored leaves, sunflowers,
and pumpkins when the weather is in the 
high 90's and it is still so hot!


By this time last year I was decorating
my front porch, and the inside of my house
was looking pretty good. . 

I love to decorate for fall. . 
I think it is my favorite time to 
decorate. . I like the colors
I like the flowers. . the leaves. .
The rustic look.

I found these beautiful
rustic, pumpkin, sunflowers decoration
Oh, how cute would one of these look
on my front porch?

No I did not buy them. . .Yikes!
I have some many Fall decorations. .
I have to restrain myself from buying more.

So how are you doing with your decorating?
Are you like me,  just can't get in the mood
 when the weather is too hot?









Friday, September 8, 2017

It Truly Is a Wonderful World

Today I want to scatter some happy thoughts
and share some of my favorite 
quotes on being 
Grateful.

One of my favorite little character is little Piglet.  
He and Winnie the Pooh have such a sweet
friendship and they are so simple in their thoughts.

"Piglet noticed that even though he had
a Very Small Heart,  it could
hold a rather large amount of
Gratitude."
A.A. Milne


It seems that the world is in chaos.
Terrible things have happened to people
across our beautiful earth.
I think we have all paused and wondered. . 
What next?  Why?


Even in the darkest of times, or the times when
our hearts and our soul may be suffereing
There is still much to be thankful for.
Showing Gratitude can change us,
It can turn our life around.  


The world has beautiful mountains and meadows, 
spectacular skies and serene lakes.
It has forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches.
It has plenty of stars and new sunrise and sunset every day.  

What we need is more people to appreciate and enjoy it.




Enjoy the little things for one day you
may look back and realize they were
the big things.

Is this not true.  There have been many times
when I have not recognized how grateful I was
for something very small in my life,
until it was gone.


I hope we can share our Gratefulness 
Spread positive thoughts and actions
Be kind to others, and especially to
those who carry heavy burdens.

Another favorite person of mine.
Maya Angelou

"This is a wonderful day.  I have never seen this one before."

Be Grateful to see the beauty of a new day.













Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Sabbath Thought

He created us to have Joy
We are to be happy
Find Gratitude
Spread Kindness


No matter the trials we must go through
There is always something to 
bring us Joy


Jesus Christ Loves Us



Have a Blessed Sabbath



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

No Change For Me!

Hello!
A few weeks ago I posted that I may be making
changes to my blog.


I gave the idea of changing much thought,
pondering and prayer.

Blogging has changed in the last year or so.
It just isn't the same as it was when I started
Many years ago.
And to tell you the truth I have kind of lost interest
in my little partner, Karie's Chic Creations.
I thought about changing the name.
But how do you change the name of something you 
named to begin with.  Nope, I just couldn't do that.


So then I thought of changing my content.
But geez, I kind of like to show you my little
part of the world. . .it isn't much, but I live here
and I kind of like to show it off.



And what about all of you that follow me?
I have made some friendships here.
And once you are my friend you will
always be my friend.  You see, I believe
Friendships are Eternal.
I don't believe in coincidences. 
We are friends for real.


Sooooo! I don't think I will be changing anytime soon.
I really like to blog, and I like what I write about.
And if someone may not like it, then that is ok too.



So me and the little Terrorists,
Teddy Roosevelt and Johnny Cash
Will still be Blogging  and telling world
about our life here in our little spot in this massive 
place called Earth..
It is a tiny spot, but we like it and we want
to tell you about it.

 

Oh, and one more thing I am a 
Mormon!
I belong to 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


My religion is very important to me.
It is very much a part of who I am.
So you will hear a lot about my life
My Talents, My Activities, My Family and 
My Belief
in God and in His Son Jesus Christ.

Oh, and did I mention we will have  
A Good Time.

I hope you will continue with me.. . .and if you
are new to my blog,  please come back again.

Hugs to all,






Monday, August 28, 2017

A Random Act of Kindness

Hello my friends,
I first want to say how sorry I feel for the  good 
people of Texas.  Oh, my goodness!
My prayers are with  each person
whose life has been 
affected by this devastating act of nature.

May God be with you as you 
recover and rebuild.


A few days ago my dear friend Diane brought me this
beautiful Sunflower.



She told me she was taking the counsel of
President Thomas S. Monson.
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Who said.
"do random acts of kindness".

Diane's random act of kindness certainly
made me feel better.  


Diane had no way of knowing that the day she brought me
the beautiful Sunflower, I was having a very rough day.

Her simple act of bring me a beautiful flower,
cheered my weakened heart.

I challenge whoever reads this post to
do a "Random Act of Kindness".

Let's fill the earth with kindness to one another.