Monday, July 04, 2022

Friday, July 01, 2022


We are forever grateful for our next door neighbor Mike.

He continues to cut, trim and leaf blow our front patch of lawn for us.

This Kuchen is going to his home today.

The "coffee cake" is a dense pastry from my Mother in Law's recipe.

We picked fresh plums from our tree, cut them up and added them to the batter.

Sweet and tart is a perfect combination.

Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.


Happy Weekend...

Thursday, June 30, 2022


 Maybe I just don't know what to post any more..

Haven't been very photo prompted so this is what it is today...

An archived photo from several years ago.

No deep down meaning.  I guess I like to take pictures from unusual angles sometimes.

I'm so glad our weather has cooled off a bit.  It's going to make the day a whole lot more enjoyable.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 This week our faith based club photo challenge was "Yellow".

It's crazy all the yellow I began seeing as I was trying to decide  what to photograph.

Here are my 2 choices...

First the one I didn't choose....


I do like the textures and subtle color shades.

Here is my choice..

I call this one:


Can you guess what this is?

I put my bud vase in my kitchen sink.

Then I loaded it with dry spaghetti..

There you go...

Nobody guessed it and thought it was great for "thinking outside the box".

Thanks everybody for your kind concern.

Dave and I really did behave and got out of the heat in good time.

We are working in the yard in tiny morning snippets.

I sure don't want to have us in the same condition as our dear blogging friend Linda's husband is in.

Prayers continuing for Louis Dean and their entire family.

Friday, June 24, 2022


 Yesterday we spent the morning in our backyard.

There is so much work to do to get rid of our jungle.

No Ladders just working in the wonderful shade of our old oak tree.

A slight breeze helped too.

When it got to 100F.  we called it quits and went inside.

A few more days and I think we will be finally caught up.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


 15 years ago today we moved into our Forever Home.

It was a huge move after living in our former home for 41 years.

Believe me the "roots" went down deep.

But it was the best move we could have ever made.

Love our home, the location and friends we have made.

We also have the Best neighbors one could ever want.

We are content...

Here's to happy years to come.

Monday, June 20, 2022


 Good start to the day...

We sold two "money maker" things on eBay.

Wrapped and off to the Post Office I go, plus needing to pick up a few things at our neighborhood Walmart.

There's a whole lot of road work going on on the route I have to take to the P.O.

They are putting in a "completely UN-NEEDED round about...don't get me started.

After a delay I finally get to the P.O.  carry my packages to the door and there is a handwritten scrawled notice that says they are out of all important forms and are CLOSED, see another office for service.

So since I am so close to Walmart I go there next.  Shelves are VERY empty and several of the things I wanted to get had gone from $2.98 to $5.00 !!!!

I said to my self..Self...I don't think so....spent $63.00 and came out with 2 bags.. HELP !!! UGH ...

Then I put my frozen stuff in my insulated bag and went off to the other Post Office that's miles of inconvenient travel away.

Finally get there after more road work on different streets.

Pull into the lot and see a white paper on the door..get out to read it.


What the Heck!!

I don't mean any disrespect but come on!!

So I am back home with sort of melted frozen stuff , hot because its 90F. in our car, and very unhappy.

So my photo for today is called  ABSTRACT...  or maybe Distracted..

So there you Rant for the day...

Well I guess I have been living under a rock.

I truly didn't know that today was a Federal Holiday since 2021.

Still I think its weird and just another excuse for a holiday.

Sorry if I upset some people but this is my Blog and my Rant.

Friday, June 17, 2022


 We seem to be having a bumper crop of Santa Rosa plums this year.

I even managed to get out and pick some and culled a lot that had fallen on the ground.

They are soooo juicy and sweet.

I'm going to be making some kuchen in the coming days.


Have a great weekend..

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


 I really don't have much to say today but wanted to keep my blog current.


Back into my archives I go..

I just like this photo ... no rhyme or reason to my choice.

Smile and have a great day.

Maybe I just wanted something with a bit of "cool" in it since the temperature here this afternoon is 



Monday, June 13, 2022


 This weekend marked another milestone in the life of our family.

Our granddaughter Hanna graduated from high school.

We are so proud of her and know she's going to do great things.

I was so glad that she and the family could be here for the wedding.

It was our chance to really get to know the granddaughters from Oregon.

My heart is happy.

Thursday, June 09, 2022


 Here are the last photos I'm going to share with you from Amanda's wedding.

Many are out of sequence but I want to have them for my annual photoblog book.

Amanda's sister Lauren

Both sides of the family..  Billy's and Amanda's

Lots of people to get to know.

Amanda's Aunts, Uncles, Cousins


more of dance with Daddy

cake cutting
Billy's Aunt made all the individual cupcakes and the larger cake too.

The last few are of us all dancing...

Group dancing is great.  No one feels left out.

We even got Lynne up dancing.  Lynne is my friend that I do care-giving for every week.

As you can see..nighttime in the mountains is pretty chilly.

First time I have ever worn a jacket and tennis shoes to a wedding.

I was so happy that Mark and family could join in all the fun too.

And WE all lived happily ever after...

Wednesday, June 08, 2022



Here are some more of our granddaughter's wedding photos.

Some I have posted on FaceBook but I am posting them here for my annual photoblog book.

Many of you have made comments about Amanda's red hair..

Well, here it is in all of its glory.

It is so lovely.

Here's another photo showing my hand (Grandma) Sigrid's (Daughter in Love) Lauren (Amanda's Sister) and Amanda's ring hand.

I want to share with you some of the reception photos.

The first dance as Mr. & Mrs.

Billy and Amanda choreographed the entire dance themselves.

It was amazing.



Then Amanda changed out of her wedding dress and shoes and came back to do her First Dance with her Daddy.

We were all blown away!!

Moon Walk...Electric Slide...Cha Cha.. and a whole lot of intricate steps.

It was so much fun to watch... I think I have the Bestest Family in the whole wide world.

We all danced, ate too much, laughed too much... loved being with friends and family.

I will try to post some additional ones tomorrow but that's all for today.

I still haven't been able to correct my name for commenting.

I remain UNKNOWN...

But you know me as Sue of photowannabe...

Monday, June 06, 2022


 My Blogger is sort of messed up but hopefully I will be able to show you all some of my Granddaughter Amanda's wedding photos.

There will be more to come but here goes...

Sister Lauren and Mom

First Look

Young Love

For the ceremony

For the reception

I will explain the shoes etc. in another post

More to come in the next few days.

Here's hoping these post.