Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thankful for . . . .

-       \for the beauty of clear blue Autumn skies – a perfect background for all the colors of my favorite season

-        for my family and friends who enrich my life – may I remember to treasure the time I have with each of them

-        for the faith I hold for the source of the many blessings in my life –

for all these things – I am truly thankful  

from my picture journal . . .  sharing a school Thanksgiving lunch with my youngest grandbabe makes for a very sweet memory.  

Friday, November 11, 2011

In their debt . . . .

Nobody prays more earnestly for peace than the soldier who goes to war, because nobody knows better the sacrifices that may be required. Yet knowing that, they willingly put on the uniform of the United States military and go forth to defend and protect the rest of us and our freedom here at home. That is what the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Greatest Generation did, just as it is with our defenders today. There simply is no greater sacrifice, and every American is forever in their debt.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner:
I can't say it any better than that . . . . .

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's a process . . . .

Grief - like most things in life - goes through a process. 
Denial - Anger - Acceptance - Remembrance  

They all play a part -- some linger longer than others - but, in the end, we need to choose to move on from one to another.  Right now, we are both working through our loss of Muffers and for the most part - we are doing fine. 

In the meantime, our sweet Libby-Lou is helping in any way she can -- she even tried her feline powers with the computer -- she thought Dad needed some assistance.  

Libby thinks we should get a Mac -- she was a huge Steve Jobs fan !!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Muffin  1989 - 2011
AKA: ‘Muffers’ - ‘Muffer-Duffer’ - ‘Muffkin’ - ‘Terminator’
She was a true Diva.  
Cranky and vocal  -- when she didn’t get her way. 
Loving and sweet  - especially when you knew where to scratch her head in the just the right spot. 
Resilient and brave – losing her sight and most of her hearing over the past 3 years slowed her down a bit; but, she was still the ‘alpha’ cat in our house.  
Goodnight little girly-girl – you will be missed !

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A walk with Luigi & Snow White

Monday night, Mama & MoMo followed two little 'munchkins 
on a walk through the neighborhood.
The evening sky was clear and cool, with a definite hint of fall in the air.
Up and down every street, you heard children giggling and shouting --
"trick or treat" (and 'thank you' too).   

Such a sweet memory, one to hold onto and treasure ---
and I will