Posted in 52 Weeks of Gratitude, observations, thankfulness

5 things about me…

52 Weeks of Gratitude 
isn’t really a blog hop but if you want
to get started on your gratitude journey
it’s a good place to find some ideas.

The prompt for week 10 is

Five Things You Like About Yourself

Five things I like about myself and am grateful for
are things that weren’t always part of who I am.

  1. I have a quiet and gentle spirit.
  2. I can forgive and not hold a grudge.
  3. I have a sense of humor.
  4. I am open to new ideas and new ways of looking at things.
  5. I have learned from the past live in the present and look forward to the future.

1 and 2 are gifts I have been given.
3 came from the realization that life is funny even the hard parts.
4, well, life would be dull if the only person I listened to was myself.
5 came with age.




Posted in observations, Teddy, Two Shoes Tuesday

What Teddy is expecting…


you have to listen to me, jack.
i know we don’t always get along–like never really.
but this bit of advice is for your own good.

i have been here longer than you and i know mama better than you.
when there are computer issues it’s not a good thing
and right now there are computer issues
that doesn’t mean a thing to you, but i know what it means.

we can expect to see a side of mama that isn’t pretty.

i’m not sure if she is headed for a melt-down or a blow-up…
…i just hope she doesn’t expire.
either way get ready to run for cover.

i’m telling you, jack, it ain’t lookin good.


hi all you peoples, it’s me, teddy.
i’m posting this for mama as part of
two shoes tuesday
the prompt is

Click on the shoes to see what others have to say.
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Posted in Home, observations, Thursday's Special

Thursday’s Special: imperfection…

This week the prompt for Lost in Translation’s
Thursday’s Special is



This is a picture of my Christmas Cactus.
Last year it was nearly perfect,
but this year it met with some playful cats
and lost a few leafy branches.
Because it was in danger of losing its life
I had to move it from its preferred spot
to the top of the armoire.
It doesn’t get as much sun there so not all the
leaves have flowers this year.
I think with imperfections it is still beautiful.

Click on the sphere and see other photos.