Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today is my older sister's birthday.

My Sister, who's always been there for me.

There have been many times in my life when she was more of a mother to me than my own Mother.

Times where she gave me EXCELLENT "Words of Wisdom".

Times where she knew when to talk... and when to simply listen.

Where would the World be without Big Sisters?!?

My sister spoiled me so with all the care and love she gave me!

And she spoils and cares and loves me still today.

Thank you, Suzanne.
Thank you so much for being the BEST Big Sister any girl could ever ask for!

I'm not sure if that date is right... 
She'd only be 16months...
...maybe it was 1962...?
Anyway, it was somewhere in the 3 years before i came along.   =-)

"Smile for the camera!"

"The Loving Sisters"

...and she's beginning to wonder WHY her parents "wanted" another child!
Not sure if i was bowing, or simply looking at my shoes...
Who Knows?!?   =-)
But she looks like she's "DONE" with her little sister!   =-)

I am thankful EVERY DAY that i have you for my Big Sister, Suzanne!

...and *now* is the time i worry about you.
I worry that you work too hard.
I worry that you don't take time for yourself.  I know, you think you *can't*.
But somewhere in there, you just gotta!
I wish i lived closer to you so i could help you.
I wish i lived closer to you so i could actually *see* you on a regular basis!

But i am thankful that you are in this World.
It's a Better Place because of YOU!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweet Sister!
I love you more than words can say.




Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Some days i have things to say.
And some days...
You know those days, right?  When you just have anything to say?

Well, today is Wednesday, and i *try* to post on Wednesdays...
But i honestly don't have much to say today.

I think i *might* have some photos in the camera that i haven't shown you yet...
But there are other things i *should* be doing.

So i just wanted to share something with you:
There's a blog i go to... almost every day.
I thought you, too, might like it.

But please don't abandon me for it!   

It's the sweetest thing, really.
It's three women who are friends, but they live in different states.
One of them wrote a book or two...
One works in an animal shelter...
And the other one...
Well, I'll just let you see for yourself.

Their posts are not planned or coordinated, but it seems, many times, that they serendipitously have something in common.
None of them makes overly long posts.
Sometimes it's just a sentence.
And a picture.  Always accompanied by a picture.
But i get *such* a feeling from their posts.

Here's the link:

I hope you like it as much as I do.   =-)

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I hope you're having a Beautiful Day (despite what the weather in "your neck of the woods" is doing!).     =-)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sorry 'Bout That!

Woh!  I went out of town last week with Boyfriend, and i missed making a post.  Sorry 'bout that!  I *intended* to post while we were on the road, but...
Well, you know.
"Stuff" got in the way.
As it frequently does.   =-)

Anyway, i went to Gainesville, Florida with Boyfriend.  He had a conference to attend for work, so i drove us all the way down there, and he worked on answering his work e-mails... All. The Way. There!  
Holy Cow, he gets a lot of e-mail!  
And all of it "needs" to be answered "right now!"

Anyway.  I'm glad i was able to help him by driving, so the 8 hours of drive time wasn't "wasted" for him.  =-)
It feels good to feel needed.  And to help him get stuff accomplished.

He works all the time, and i don't.  His days are filled with his job, and my days are at my leisure.  
Many, many times, i feel guilty about that...
But, hey.  That's just how things are for us right now.  
I keep waiting for the day he retires, and then maybe i can teach him how to 
s-l-o-w  d-o-w-n.  (That will be quite a feat!)

We left for FL  on Tues, Mar 5th, and on our way back on Friday, we took a "side-trip" to Beaufort, SC to see my Mom and her husband.

I don't mean to sound mean or anything, but i *always* dread that.
And he is such a contrast!
You never know if he's going to be an argumentative Ass,
or the joking, laughing old man.
But you *know* he's gonna be the opinionated, one-up, conceited Wanker
each. and. every. TIME!
Even when you're agreeing with him, YOU'RE WRONG!!!

Anyway, that trip is over for now, and i don't have to think about it again for at least 5 weeks or more!  "Tra-la-la-la-la!"  

Sorry i don't have any pictures for you, but Bunny came and "borrowed" *HER* camera from us, so...  The pics that i *have* taken are...
Yep. Still on the camera.
I'll try to do better next week!

I hope you're having a Marvelous Week!
Keep your head up and
"Keep on Keepin' On" (as we used to say waaay back when)!