Here it is November, the last breath before winter. Payne's Gray, silvers, deep rich chocolate colors showing the bare bones of the seasons. November is a breather, not even any birthdays in our family (that I remember) I hope you enjoy this November. Thank you for visiting my blog.
My hope is that you will find something happy, funny or comforting here. Please stay as long as you like and come back often. I'm so glad you came.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This little character that runs our hearts..............

Rascal in the loaf of bread position which means that he's waiting for us to do something.  In this case it's breakfast.
Here he's in the same position but he's zeroed in on a nugget of dog food.  He's waiting for us to try to pick it up.  "Go ahead, make my day and lose an arm!"  But I have a secret - I'm not afraid of him!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All I want is one bright spot each day.............

(This photo of Cathy and her husband was taken last summer)

And yesterday definitely was one.
I finally got to Billings to see Cathy and spend some time with
her after her mastectomy last week.  She's recovering but there's a long way to go - I'm amazed at her attitude. 
To hug my daughter after what she has been through
was worth a million dollars. 
And today I got to meet Robert Taylor.  
  You have to be as old as I am to remember this handsome actor.  In fact he had a ranch in our area and more than once I got to speak to him, he was very nice.
Yes, I got to meet him today.  Well, so to speak.  I was at the post office and a lady was walking by with a darling little Pomeranian strutting ahead of her with a happy little smile.  I couldn't resist and asked her about him and what his name was.  She replied "Mostly I call him Robbie but his real name is  Robert Taylor".   It just tickled me.  I've chuckled whenever I thought about it today.

*both of these images are from the internet

Friday, November 14, 2014


Catherine got through her surgery and is recovering back home.  She seems to be sounding better each time I talk to her but I've not been able to get to Billings to see her.  This storm seems intent on staying here for a while, too.  Maybe I can get up there this weekend.  In the meantime her husband, daughters and of course, Tatum have been helping her.  She is very loved - we all want her to heal completely.

Cathy is in Montana, Brenda is in California, Amanda is in Alaska and I'm here in Wyoming.  But when something happens we are all a network, it's all shared in the speed of today's technology.  I love it.  I love my girls.    

Friday, November 7, 2014

The softness of dusk.................

These late fall, early winter evenings are magical.  There is a glow about everything shortly before dark descends that you can almost feel.  I love to walk Rascal then to drink it in.  Soon cold weather will be here but tonight it was beautiful.  Hope your day has had a little magic in it.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We will make it.................

Cathy, always my little girl,  has been diagnosed again with breast cancer after three years of being cancer free.  We waited 10 days to hear anything and then the news was not good.  After crying my eyes out and being a blubbering mess I got a hold of myself and decided that wasn't the way to help her.  She's being brave and really likes her team so that's very good.  She has a great support system and so many people who care for her that it touches my heart .She will have a mastectomy this coming Tuesday. Love you, hon.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November already...................

Each season, each day has it's own time and beauty.  
So today I celebrate the new month of November, a peaceful,
quiet month.  Please join me.   

It's quiet around our house, too, we had our land line disconnected.  My husband is retiring from our appliance repair business and giving himself a well deserved rest.  He isn't well and I'm glad he's taking some time.  


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hope you have a wonderful evening with not too much really spooky stuff.