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Monday, February 09, 2015

Blogging

I am not able to continue blogging. 

Mary

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Life's Reflections - 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010  Love Is In The Air  

I have always heard that life can change in the blink of an eye! Of course, I understood the phrase, intellectually. BUT, for my life to change in this manner and at this age, especially after being single for a very long time is nothing short of surreal! Since the first of the year, I have felt ridiculously happy as the result of a wonderful and special man in my life. Yes, I was very happy with my life but this is so much more happiness than I could have ever hoped for. His friends and family like me and I really like them. And, get this, my dog - Lily is so enamored with him that she consistently bypasses me to get to him when we return to my home after being out 'n about. What more is there when your dog gives her approval?  Just pure and simple happiness.

Wishing All Of You Love.

Mary


Saturday, February 07, 2015

Pineapple Express Arrived



"The West Coast storm is colorfully called the Pineapple Express. That's "a river of moisture in the atmosphere that basically originates around Hawaii, and it's like a fully loaded Super Soaker that just unloads on California for a couple of days straight," said Ari Sarsalari, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel."



What an afternoon we had yesterday starting about 3 PM with heavy pour down rains. Kind of like hundreds of big buckets dumped from the ski along with loud thunder and lightning. Lily highly reacts to these weather conditions. And, there isn't much that will console her. At about 4 PM we had the loudest - longest thunder I believe that I have ever heard. The lightning seemed very close and the house vibrated with the force like I have never experienced. The heavy rains continued on about 2 hours but not so much thunder. For the most part it rained for the remainder of the day and all night.

In order to help Lily at times like this I have some prescribed medication that really helps her. In addition to her agitation she refuses to go out in the rain when it is this heavy. At bedtime I put a diaper on her and that helped. But, then she was so uncomfortable because she had to do her other business. So, about midnight I was outside with her in the heavy rain with a super size umbrella trying to give her some protection from the rain. But, of course, she had to wonder all around for the "right spot". After her success, the two of us who were very very wet took refuge in the house where she eventually settled down for a nights sleep.

Oh, how we love our animals. But, just think about how much love they give to us!

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 I am so fascinated with some of the animated photos on the Internet. This is one I really like. Fun!

The storm is continuing today but the heavy rains are more sporadic. However, more of the "Pineapple Express" is forecast for tomorrow and thereafter!

I hope you are having a good Weekend.

Mary

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Staying On My Pathway

Last evening, I attended my group of Grief Recovery. The program is helping me and the the people are wonderful.  It is a good feeling to recognize the positive changes that I see in myself. I believe that getting my blood pressure managed is a huge part of being able to better cope. Also, I have had wonder support from my church, friends and neighbors.


Today was a beautiful sunny warm day. However, a large rain storm is predicted for the weekend. And, that is great because we really need the water. 

I hope your week is going well.

Mary


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Is This Puppy Love Or What

You bet it is. I am not sure who loved who more.


Is there anything better than a nice afternoon nap? Lily would say yes - with all those doggie treats she successfully begged for and got. Yum, yum!

Hope your day is good. Mine is going well.

Mary

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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014