Thursday, December 08, 2016

This and that....

 This is the mountain view from our living room.
Which is a great interest in the past several
months..    See our grandson got a job in May.
And that is where he is working..  Helping build
this lodge up on the top of Schweitzer Mountain.

It would be great to go up and see what he worked on.  Or maybe they will run the lift, like they do on the other hill, and he can go and show us everything.
Got to be a great view.

On Facebook they have a thing that pops up
from time to time…  called people you might
know.  The purpose is to get you to click on
them and have them be your friend on Facebook.

Once in a while,  while bored, I will click thru them
to see if I know these people.   Below their name
and picture it has a number of mutual friends.
So if it is 2 or more, I will click on to see who
the mutual friend are, because I don’t know the
person in the picture.   I have found it interesting
to see who these people are that I know.  As it
has come up several times.. with two people that
I do know.. and who are my friends on Facebook.
What is so interesting is.. I didn’t know my 2
friends knew each other.  As they are from two
different parts of my life.. So never associated
them together, as they are so very different.
Yet these 3 people know each other. Interesting
guess we are just 6 degree away from each other

after all. 

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A day of sadness

This is a day of sadness for our nation...... 75 years ago Pearl Harbor was bombed.  

Last year it became a day of great sadness to our family...  as a member lost her battle to

We miss you still .....  

This is the season that is worse for those who suffer from depression... so keep your eyes
open, check to see what the warning signs are... ask mental facility about what those sign are. 
And ask how you can help your love ones. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Getting ready for the 25th

Christmas cards filled out and sent…. Check..
(I do them just before Thanksgiving and
send them out the day after). I keep hoping
as I check after Christmas there will be a
few less.  As I make a list who I got them from,
that way I know who to send to next year.
Sadly there are some who have passed. It is
like that when you are our age.

Got all the goodies made up and put in their
baskets……..check ….

90% of them, the King has delivered.
I let him to be Santa. This weekend they
will be all delivered…….check

Got the gift cards bought… but have two more
to go.  So that one will be checked off soon.

Lights put up last weekend.. check …

Yep, I am just about ready… providing some
one doesn’t decide to throw a wrench in the
works and give us a gift..  We will be done.
Check .

Monday, December 05, 2016

Off to a rough start on the Challenge month....

I lasted 2 days.. then slipped. And on the 4th
day I flew off the wagon… First one a slip
about someone in a video on Facebook.
With the remark.. stupid is as stupid does.

Then on Sunday, I flew off the wagon of the
Challenge.  A friend who has such curly
hair it is considered an Afro like. Posted
a picture of himself, after his wife used a
hair straightened on him.  Which startled
a lot of his friends.. and were quite verbal
about what it looked like.  Not in a positive
way.. and I was just as loud and strong
as the rest.  And then it hit me… this was
so full of negativity… like I said… I flew
off the wagon…  So went back in, apologized
and told him it is his to do what he wants..And
removed my negative remarks.

And I climbed back on to the wagon. And figured
it out real fast.. this is NOT going to be easy.  
Nope, not easy, as words slip out fast.. be it
said or typed.

But I got this.. I can do this.. yes, I can.. I can
do it dang it…....
(only 26 more days…lol)  

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Challenge...

While out there, in the not so cold, Wednesday. I was
thinking.. how peaceful it was out there, and
how the world has gotten so hateful. 

I decided to challenge everyone.. just for one
month.. For the month of December starting
today.. each day, use positive remarks
for everything and everyone.  No negative
remarks… at all..   It can be done if you try
hard enough.. and if everyone around you is
up to trying this.. we can have that drop in the
bucket I talked about… 

What do you say.. can you meet my challenge? 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Great day for yard work.... lights

So we got the tote out and it didn’t go so bad.
The King help with the first line.. which went from
one side of the yard, across the front and down
the other side. Not bad for a one line .. ok, it
was a connected line of 4.

But then the King disappeared. So I got another line
ready, and went backwards from the other. Going
back down the side and across the front.

The driveway side had enough older lights, I
filled in an area with an angel on the half gate..and
a wreath wrapped with lights on the other side of
the gate. Not bad for 4 hours of work. (King never
did show back up.. he was installing.. get this..
thumb warmers on his 4 wheeler. Yes, I said
thumb warmers!! woost)

Also last night I did a project I saw on Facebook.
Where you hang bulbs with a string in the window
and that went well… what do you think?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So it starts...the season of decorate...

I started half hearted today, getting the
Christmas stuff down… 

Already did my Christmas cards before
Thanksgiving and mailed them out the
day after.. so that part is done.

I finally, last year was able to down size
my boxes of Christmas stuff to 2 boxes.
I am more into decorating the outside
than the inside. 

And my Christmas tree is easy.. just
roll it out and hang it on the wall. Done.

But last year at the end.. some one gave
my husband a TOTE OF LIGHTS.. Oh,
my gosh.. a TOTE.. So he said …let’s
put them up tomorrow as it is not suppose
to rain…  Sure, why not..  We should be
able to do the neighborhood.. lol.. if they
all work. That is the second thing we do,
after we dump them out.. see how many

actually work. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Looking thru rose colored glasses?

I was accused of looking at life thru rose
colored glasses by my first husband. He
told me that wasn’t a reality way of seeing

A drop of kindness is like a drop in a bucket,
which starts a ripple that widens out to changes
to the water in the bucket.  Why can’t we use
our kindness like that.

We don’t have the gift of hope… WE ARE
the gift of hope…… if we so chose to be.

The hatred that is spreading across our nation
now, it worse than I have ever seen. Even more
than it was before civil rights. I just don’t
understand… what does hating your fellow
person get? There seems to be a movement
on both sides of the political spectrum.

It is sad that the goodness of the holidays,
Thanksgiving and Christmas is only given

for those two days.. Why can’t it be daily?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

For this day, I shall be thankful....

I know the big turkey day is tomorrow.. but
Thanksgiving day, is every day
for me..  Just like Valentines Day is every
day for the King and I.

You see, every single morning, when I wake,
I am thankful, that God has signed me up
for another day. Then I get out of bed and stand up..
I am thankful that I can do that.

When I walk out into my living room and
then to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee…
I am thankful, that I have this home and
    have enough money to have food and
    drinks.  As I know there are many on this earth
     that don’t have enough.

I am thankful that I have a car so I don’t
have to walk.. but glad I am in good
enough condition.. in case I had to walk.

When I see my children or hear their voices,
or see them on Facebook, I am thankful
that they are well.

I am thankful for the friends I have, who
when we don’t agree, we can agree to disagree.
without having to condemn the other.  

I am thankful for the men and women who
serve this nation…so we don’t have wars here on our door step.  Who are brave enough to serve, as no one HAS to
go into the service.. They go by choice. And I am
thankful enough to tell them ,thank you from the bottom
of my heart.

And this is how I feel each and every day.. So how
do I feel about tomorrow??? Well, it celebrates the
coming together of the Native America’s who
shared with a bunch of immigrants, who didn’t
know what they were doing , almost 400 years
ago..  While we celebrate each year.. it is too
bad we don’t have the respect for them as we
did 400 years ago.. and tell them THANK YOU,
as we do with our service men and women. As
if it wasn’t for them.. a lot of those founding father’s
families would not have been here, dying of starvation
like a lot of the families did.

So for tomorrow… as you sit down to the great food
that we hopefully will have… try to
remember how and why you are celebrating..
and be kind to the people around your table..
And for the love of God, leave the politics out
in the street before you enter the house.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Be kind .. enjoy
the company you have. And for those who open
their doors to strangers or the lonely on this day…


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Never met a Muslim....

I have to admit, I have never met a Muslim. At least
not that I was aware of. As not all Muslim, from what
I understand dress like what we have seen on the
media.. Meaning the long black dress.. the hood part
and etc.   I did see quite a few walking down the
sidewalk while in Portland.  But none with the full
face covered clothing.  And as we drove by
I wondered what their lives were like here in America.
Hoping people accepted them for who they, the
person, that they are.  

The human race, and I am pretty sure that
America doesn’t have the corner on this…
We, as humans, tend to hate what we fear.
And we fear, because we don’t understand.
And sadly, most of us, although not me,
don’t want to understand.

We did it when I was a young mother… it was
the Russians then later the Vietnamese
and shortly before there was the
Japanese and German. Some who were here before the war.   Before that was the Native Indians, and the
African who were brought here for slavery.
Still both have to deal with prejudices, to this day.
Even movies portray them as evil.

Look at the peaceful protest in North Dakota..
There are some who make nasty remarks, because
they don’t give them the respect they deserve. If
it was the average white person out there protesting
the possible damaging of the water… and the
police, security and etc.. treated them like they
have treated the Natives… wouldn’t there be more
uproar over this?  If they were maced, washed
back into the river with hoses, woman being
punched to the ground?   So why isn’t there
more outrage? Why isn’t the President saying
anything at all.. His silences is deafening.
It is like the Governor (as he is silent too) and
The President don’t feel they are suppose to
be representing the Native Americans as well.
After all we are ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS.  

Again.. we seem to fear, not understand, so
ends up with hate..  Too bad we can’t walk
in our neighbors shoes after all.

Will there ever be compassion for those who
are different than us?  Be it nationality, gender
or any other prejudices we seem to come up
with.    I fear with a President-Elect it doesn’t
look promising.  And it seems those who
follow him, feel they have been given a
license to hate.  Be interesting to see how

he gets out of this one.