Monday, November 26, 2012

My Fur Babies

Just a couple of sweet pictures from this morning, cause I felt like it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


While I have been doing my best to put on a happy face, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I've been struggling with things lately. I know it's natural, and "comes with the territory" but that doesn't make it any easier.

This November has been full of milestones, some good, some tough. The obvious first, it's the first Thanksgiving without my Dad. It's been a rough morning to say the least. This is how I remember seeing my Dad on Thanksgiving days from my childhood - apron on, carving the turkey, and giving the "snibbles" to our little dog Corky.
 This was taken in 1975.  In my mind, Dad and Corky are enjoying another Thanksgiving together today. 
We made a visit out to the cemetery this morning. It was a beautiful. Dad loved pumpkin pie - I couldn't bring him a slice, so instead I brought him a mini pumpkin.  It seemed somehow appropriate.

Another milestone is that this is the first time ever that I won't be seeing my son on Thanksgiving.  With his schedule being the way it is, and him being so far away, we just couldn't justify flying him home for such a short time and such crazy airline ticket prices. It sucks, big time. I'm just very happy that he has someone to spend the day with. It makes it bearable.

My Mom went to Texas to visit with my brother and his family this year.  I don't blame her - I know it's good for her to get a change of scenery. We've always celebrated Thanksgiving at her house.  Not this year, this year is different. This year we are going to the home of some dear friends who were kind enough to invite us, knowing that it was a tough year for me.  Thank you Ron and Carol, I love you both!

I can only think of one other time that we weren't "home" for was five years ago exactly.  We were on a Hawaiian Island cruise with our entire family. We had our Thanksgiving feast on the ship. It wasn't home cooking, but it was wonderful with all of us together.  We were celebrating my parent's 50th anniversary.
It's memories like these that I find myself most thankful for today.

I hope each and every one of you is having a wonderful day, and making memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime.

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Street Walkers"

Been wondering where I've been? I've been out with the Walkers! We cheered them on all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wondering what this is all about? Check this out - then stay tuned for pictures to be posted of some of my favorite moments from the weekend. San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 -

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Serious Business

Kona takes his therapy visits very seriously. Can't you tell?

He's watching intently for anyone who walks in that might have a spare hand to pet him with...
 "Kona, sit nicely for the camera..."
"Hey, can you look this way please?"
 "How about a smile?"
 We got to visit with Cheryl Cox, the Mayor of Chula Vista. Still that serious look on his face. No mess'in around when is comes to elected officials...
But it was all smiles when we stopped by G-Ma's house on the way home. 
 I don't know who was happier to see who! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halloween 2012 - The Guests part 4

I believe this is the end of the guests - or at least what I have of them and am allowed to share.  Haha!




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Halloween 2012 - The Guests part 3

No, I haven't forgotten. Here are a few more for you to gander at.

Doug and Sylvia
 Allan and Sylvia
 Me, Allan, Sylvia and Doug.
 Doug and Wil
 Chuck and Rachelle
 Me, Hubby and Bear
 Ed, Becky and Karen
 Me and Scott
Allan and Doug share a dentist.
 Me and Richard
 Teresa and Richard
 Leanna, Becky, Karen and Diane
 plus me
 A full house!
 Rebeca, Barry and Elena
 Patrick and Sherri
 Dion and Ben
Yes, there are still more coming. Ain't that grand?