Sunday, February 28, 2010

My BB getaway weekend.

Son #2 invited me to spend the weekend with his No. 1 son and watch some 7th grade basketball at a tournament in Sidney. I was excited to go, as I don't get much time with my grannie Taylor. He's a teenager now and well......you know, busy.  I love basketball and love watching it played so it really was a GREAT get-away for me. No dishes, no cleaning, and time spent with some great people, what more could a gal want. Taylor Michael we are proud of you!



Taylor and his team played 3 games on Saturday and the last game on Sunday morning. Taylor is No. 20 for the Chadron Cardinals. In this picture you can also see one of his team mates Jackson Dicerkson, who is jut an exceptional little ball handler. Jackson plays forward for their team.

They did pretty good for having 3 of their team members missing. Most of the teams had 9 kids playing so they could refresh quite often, however that wasn't the case of the Cardinals, they didn't get off the floor but for just a moment and then had to get back into the game. . They didn't win a game, darn it, but they sure put up a good fight.



Taylor looks like the middle of an Oreo cookie, smashed in between his teammate and one of the opposing team members.



I think Defense is the best part of the game for Taylor, he is pretty aggressive and does a great job keeping the opposing team from under the basket.


Now look really close at this picture, clear to the right......can you see him? Taylor went up for a shot was knocked out at the knees and smashed into the wall.....he didn't make the shot and didn't even draw a foul. Not sure how the ref missed that but he did, both of the refs did. But I told Taylor, "That's the way the ball................


BOUNCES!!


AND SOMETIMES RIGHT INTO THE OLE HOOP!
It was a lot of fun!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Counting down........

Counting down to........
the first day of March
to my birthday
to St. Patrick's Day
To SPRING!!
OK, maybe I just wanted to show off the blossoms from my 'Jeremy tree' from last year. He's a good looking thing all beautiful and white in the spring, displaying much needed shade,  and  red cherries for the always so hungry birdies during the hot summer months, and the oh so pretty in reds and oranges in the fall months. 
Come on Jeremy Tree bring forth thy beauty!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

M.I.A. due to illness.

What a long week it has seemed to be, I haven't felt well and just found out I have bronchitis - YUCK! I have been home from work for two days.......I kind of feel like Miss Cali Cat, on the inside looking out. I'm ready to feel better, ready to go back to work and ready for some WARM weather! Hope everyone else is feeling well - can't wait to get outside, get some new photos and get back to blogging  I mean living!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Girl's In My Circle



When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.

Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your
children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair
pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself ..
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in
several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

How many girls are in your circle? I have so many wonderful people in my circle - and there are some I just don't have pictures of but these are some really special people in my life.



My Ya Ya's!

My mom, who passed away in 1983 but is by my side to this day!




Connie and Twila


My beautiful daughter in law and her precious mom!



My friend Becky W, my beautiful daughter Brandi, and my friend Lisa R.




My aunt Ginny!







Becky!





The Uma's!


I am such a lucky woman to have so many wonderful girl's in my circle. They all have a special place in my heart. God has really blessed me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Baby Lu turns 3 months old!

Just got back from Sheridan and time spent with our little baby Lucas who turned 3 months old. 
He is just the a doll and we so enjoyed our time with him.
Wish I had a little more time to blog but having been gone for several days there is much to do, like the wash, making supper. I couldn't wait to share.






Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today I got a card.....

Today I got a card in the mail........one like I have never had before.
 It is a simple little Valentine card but what was written inside said the biggest message.
 "God has poured out His love into our hearts." 
Romans 5:5NIV 
Thinking of you on Valentine's Day.  
And it was signed 
Love, God
Thank you my friend. I don't know who you are but this little card meant a lot to me, especially after having had such a tough couple of weeks.
May God Bless YOU!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fourteen Days of Love - Day 8 - Must Love Pets!

Today I am joining in the Fourteen Days of Love Day 8 - Must Love Pets, as anyone who knows me I am a pet lover.......I mean I am CRAZY for animals! However having lost two of our pups this year Pokey Dots our beloved Dalmatian who died at age 16 and Poncho a grannie dog who passed away from cancer at age 10, we are just down to a cat, horse and a view grannies. However we love, love, love what we have.
This is Cali Cat better know as Sal or Sally Alley Cat or what ever little love name we give her. She wandered into our home some 10 years ago a yowlling, bowlegged, half starved kitten. We took her in, fed her and made a visit to the vet. He told us that she was starving and therefore the bowlegs and bloated belly. She quickly became part of the family and has given us her undevoted love every since.


She is a tortoise shell colored calico cat and we think very pretty.



She loves Christmas and always has a present under the tree.




She  rang in the New Year with us.

 She loves our grannies and pesters them until they get frustrated with her and push her away. She sleeps in the armpit of my husband as she is very dedicated to him. One of her weird little quirks is that she has to be facing your face, so no matter how many times you roll over in bed - she moves with.


This is one of our grannie dogs - BoDegga. He lives with us and protects our shop. His mom and dad aren't able to keep a dog where they live after moving to a different town. Boddie now keeps my hubby company after the loss of his precious Pokey. Boddie helped to celebrate Emma's birthday.



This is my horse Nugget. She is a spritley 18 years old but still has the get up and go of a youngster. She is a sweet ole gal that the grannies can ride on and she talks to us with her little nickers.


This sad little guy is our grannie Schultz. He doesn't live with us but he loves to come visit. As soon as we head to bed he makes a beeline to sleep with us, right smack dab in the middle. This is kind of funny because during the daylight hours he doesn't care to much for Jeff but at night, they are best buds. Schutlz was a little depressed at Christmas, his home was invaded by a 9 lb. bouncing baby boy named Lucus and he wasn't sure if he was ready to share the limelight. Isn't the photo below funny looking?
 



Guess what was waiting for the grannies at Easter? Yepper a couple of bunnies, this little guy was the tamest at first now they are all fat little loving creatures.

My last little grannie dog I don't have a photo of, I would have taken it but he just was injured chasing a cat into the highway, where he was hit by a car. Luckily he has lived to tell the tale but he is now missing front teeth and is pretty banged up. Little Poco came to live with my son a few years ago, he is just a little peanut of a dog and full of energy. I will for sure be taking a photo of him soon, just didn't realize I didn't have one.



This is our little grannie TalllaDegga, he doesn't live with us either but we got him as a Christmas gift for our grandson two years ago. Tallie is the nicest male cat I have ever been around. He loves his owner and never tires of playing trucks, action heros or being pulled around in a wagon.


This little kitten isn't mine, but she loves to visit me in the garden and I had fun taking photos of her with the pumpkins. I have about 50 pictures of him and everyone of them just adorable.


I couldn't put this post to rest without including our two pups that passed this past year. 
May they rest in peace.



Pokey Dots Kennedy

Poncho Kennedy

Be sure to stop at Brambleberry Cottage and see all the wonderful posts about Must Love Pets!


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