Wednesday, April 08, 2020

OUR SON the ER NURSE


I got a photo from our son a few days ago.

He wanted to show us a "Cheesy" (as he referred to it) selfie of what he does.

This is his photo of the training he was doing on Pig Lungs.

Pig Lungs are very similar to humans lungs.

He was demonstrating intubation of the ventilator for Covid 19 to other nurses in the Emergency Department.

So far they have not had a lot of cases at their hospital, but those they have are very, very sick.

This Mama is very worried for Mark and all those in harms way.




Prayers for all of us.

We will get through this thing together...


Saturday, April 04, 2020

MACRO MYSTERY ANSWER Hootin' Anni's Scavenger Hunt


Yesterday I posted a fun indoor scavenger hunt.

It's a good challenge for this time of isolation.

I would love to see some of you try it.

Go to Hootin' Anni's link on my side bar to see the rules and what you need to find.

https://hootin--anni.blogspot.com

Here is my answer for the Macro Mystery # 10...





This Macro Mystery is something uncommon in my home.

The strange object found in our office is an original GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE RIVET.

When all the original rivets were replaced back in the 1950's,

They ( the originals) were dropped directly into San Francisco Bay.

Some fell onto Old Fort Point which is under the Bridge.

My hubby's Dad was able to retrieve some from the Fort.

Now we are the proud owners of a piece of San Francisco history.



Friday, April 03, 2020

HOOTIN' ANNI's INDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT


I decided to play along with an indoor scavenger hunt that was suggested by Sandra of MadSnapper fame.

This was on her blog post yesterday.  She posted the link...which I was unable to do...sorry...

Check it out and play along.

The Hunt will go on until April 15.

The goal is to find 10 things in your home and photograph them.

Go to Hootin' Anni's link to see the rules.


1.  Jewelry with red on it...



2. Animal (live or stuffed)




3.  Printed item (magazine, book, letter) with the letter " L " on the cover





4.  Yellow flower (artificial or real)




5.  Framed art with a human image





6. Anything made of glass (except drinking glass)





7.  Something with a buckle





8.  Something square or rectangle that is blue





9.  Anything unopened (can, jar, carton) with the words "Nutrition" printed





10. Macro Mystery  something uncommon in your home done in Macro.



What is it ??

I will tell you tomorrow.

All of these things were found in my home.

Fun to rummage through things while we all Shelter in Place.

Someone else please play along...





Wednesday, April 01, 2020

THE RESULTS OF VIEWING POPPIES


Several days ago Dave and I walked our neighborhood and saw this beautiful

field of golden poppies.

As I was taking a picture, with my phone, a gentleman came up to us...

(At proper social distancing..) and started to visit.

We chatted for a good long time.

We found out that we only lived around the corner from each other.

 
One sentence led to another and we found out we had the same Faith,

the same likes and dislikes and ended up with us both issuing invitations to each others

homes when this pandemic is over.

A new friend and his wife...all because I stopped to capture some gorgeous flowers.




Looking for the Positive....



Monday, March 30, 2020

CORONA VIRUS BOREDOM


I am spending some time cleaning up my archives.

A few photos I thought were good...

Are not so good.

So they went into the delete pile.

Here are a few that I will keep for a while longer.










Please enlarge these as they haven't reposted as sharp as I thought they would.


Enjoy the rest of your day.

Stay safe

Be kind




Saturday, March 28, 2020

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND



My photo from the year 2011...

It's still a good one for such a time as this...




Stay Home

Stay Safe

Be Kind...

Definitely looks best when enlarged..





Thursday, March 26, 2020

TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY


Yesterday we had to go to the bank for some business that could only be done in person.

We behaved ourselves, stood on the blue tape X's , and did our required social distancing.

On our way home we saw the most gorgeous layers of clouds.

I just had to snap a few with my phone.

Here's hoping these will brighten your day.








Happy Thursday...



Tuesday, March 24, 2020

WE HAVE THE BEST NEIGHBORS !


In times like these it's so nice to have neighbors being neighborly and truly caring.

Our next door neighbor just delivered some, fresh from her garden, greens.

So tender and lush...

Yummy salads here we come...




Stay safe everyone..

Be Kind

Be Generous

Eat Healthy...



Friday, March 20, 2020

PAPPLE BLOSSOMS


I just thought I would post some new life that's beginning in our backyard.

Our Papple Tree is shooting out some lovely blossoms.

The Papple is similar to an Asian Pear.

I'm glad there is something to look at in the yard while we are "sheltering in place."




Hang in there !!!


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

MORNING DEVOTION





Hi All,

This morning I was moaning to my Hubby about this whole CoronaVirus thing,

and the loss of some income we count on for our bills.

Then I sat down and had my devotions.

Here's what "Jesus Calling" had to say:

Tomorrow is busy worrying about itself;  Don't get tangled up in its worry-webs.

Trust Me one day at a time.

Matthew 6:34 in the Message....

" Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."

Thank You Lord for speaking so clearly to me this morning.



Sunday, March 15, 2020

SUNDAY THOUGHTS


In light of the Corona Virus and the panic that has ensued ....




Where do we put our Faith and Trust?




Friday, March 13, 2020

FLASHBACK FRIDAY


I was going through a packet of old photos the other day.

This one of our younger son was in the pile.

Technically it isn't a great photo

But it's of a great guy.

This is our younger son Mark...a good 25+ years ago.

He was in Tanzania with YWAM...Youth With a Mission...

Mark lived out in the bush with these beautiful families.




His caring heart for "the least of these" propelled him into his career today.

He has been a RN for many years in Oncology and now in the Emergency Department.

I'm one proud Mama !!



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A DIFFERENT WEEKEND FOR US



This past weekend was a bit different for Hubby and I.

We don't have any pets of our own.

On occasion we become "Grandparents" to our Granddogger Snicker

As in Snickerdoodle.  She's a Labradoodle and tan like the cookie...hence the name.

While her Human family was gone celebrating the engagement of their daughter,

Snicker came to visit.

She's almost 13 and at times thinks she's still a pup.

Our backyard is her Happy place.

So many things to smell and discover.



Her muzzle is beginning to turn white
But there is still at times a young pup inside that heart of gold.


Our little Wisteria plants are beginning to blossom too.
Sweet fragrances for Snicker's sniffing pleasure....


The flowers on these bushes were just getting ready to burst.
I think she liked the fragrance.



So much to smell....So little time....

I think she wore her nose out.


Sunday, March 08, 2020

BIG NEWS IN OUR FAMILY


Last night we got a very special phone call from our oldest Granddaughter.

Lauren and Mark announced their engagement.

We are thrilled, to say the very least !!

Mark is the perfect match for our sweet Lauren.

Makes a Grandma so Happy !!!










The best is yet to come...



Thursday, March 05, 2020

SERVING AT CELEBRATE RECOVERY


Last week our very dear friend Jeff, who is the Western area Celebrate Recovery leader

honored us by taking our photo and posting it with a really nice thank you on FaceBook Media.

We have been helping by serving dinner  weekly for many years.

We have met so many wonderful friends through CR.

Just thought you would like to see a picture of my Hubby  Dave and myself doing our "thing".




I really love serving and especially love being able to do it with my Best Friend.



Monday, March 02, 2020

SUPER TUESDAY


Tomorrow is Super Tuesday here in the USA.

The voting polls are going to be in full action for the Presidential Elections Primary.

Dave and I will be working a polling place tomorrow doing our civic duty.

There is so much to remember and process...

I have to admit that I am a bit nervous.

Trusting we have patient voters and the day goes well.




Don't forget to vote !!!





Sunday, March 01, 2020

WHY ???


Question of the day...

WHY ???





Happy Sunday....



Thursday, February 27, 2020

THANKFUL THURSDAY


I am thankful for so much and I do Choose....






Monday, February 24, 2020

ALMONDS AND PLUMS


I really love our backyard this time of year.

Things are beginning to say it's Spring.

Here's another photo of our almond blossom

And here's one of our green plum in blossom too.






So delicate and beautiful.

Someone asked if there was a fragrance.

The blossoms do smell but it's not very sweet.

Wish it was as pretty as the flowers are.

Of course, as always...

Enlarging the photos will really show the detail.






Friday, February 21, 2020

FLASHBACK FRIDAY


The weeks just seem to be flying by.

Here we are again at the beginning of the weekend.

I dipped back into my archives for a few memory photos.

Here's hoping you enjoy them.




You probably need to click on the frog to see this picture more clearly..

I haven't seen too many frogs riding bicycles before.




Nor have I seen too many "Naked Ladies" around either......




Anyway...

The world just keeps spinning around and we do too...



Thursday, February 20, 2020

THANKFUL THURSDAY


There are many things I am thankful for...

Especially

YOU !!!




Have a wonderful day...



Monday, February 17, 2020

ALMOND TREE EXPLOSION


Thanks everyone for your concern and comments about our health.

Dave and I are feeling so much better today.

Sometimes just slowing down and doing nothing is the best answer.

So...

Our Almond tree has exploded into a glorious bunch of blossoms.




The brilliant blue of our Northern California sky is the perfect backdrop for the blossoms.




The clusters of blossoms look like ready made bouquets.




The insides of flowers have always fascinated me.

The stamens  are so delicate.




The breezes blew just as I took this shot, but I really like it anyway,

blur and all.

Have a wonderful day.



Sunday, February 16, 2020

FEELING A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER


Both my Honey, Dave and I are feeling a little puny today.

Sometimes just being still and away from the crowds

Is just what the Doctor ordered.

This too shall pass....




Have a wonderful Sunday...




Thursday, February 13, 2020

THE ALMOND TREE IS BLOOMING


It's funny because I didn't think the Almond tree was doing anything.

Last post I discovered that the tree was full of buds ready to pop.

Now....

The tree is showing its petals to the world.




Each blossom is God's masterpiece.




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SPRING IS SPRINGING


I went out in our backyard yesterday, thinking nothing was beginning to bloom.

I sure was wrong.

Our Almond tree was getting ready to "pop its buttons".




Ready - Set - Bloom !!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WORDS OF WISDOM


I don't have much to say today...

Just this....




Have a wonderful day!!