Saturday, July 22, 2017

Holy Cow, it's July in Texas HOT!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I have blogged...where is time racing off to? I can't seem to stay caught up anymore...any other retirees feel that way? LMBO!!! I try to stay on top of things, is so very easy to get sidetracked nowadays! 
It has really been miserable with the humidity this year (or I just am noticing it more) and I am staying inside a lot, keeping my home as clean as I can and running all the air purifiers to keep the allergies/asthma in check. The AC is also running and all the ceiling fans too (plus I have fans outside for the fur babies in the back). I'm sure the electric bill will reflect it all too, but...!
I just checked my stash of pages that I need to post (for my book printing at the year's end) and a lot has happened since my last post. Sadly, the worst was the loss of my precious Pumpkin. The diabetes finally took it's toll, but she died at home with her sisters and Bubba and ME watching over her. She is waiting for the rest of us to join her when our time comes! We had a few rough days, but we have learned to adjust. Still miss her beautiful purring. Here's her memory page I posted on Facebook.
 I reconnected with friends from a "previous" life (military tour) on Facebook and saw a photo of the 2 of them posted, so...I dug up an "old" (40 yrs) polaroid of them and created a page as a RAK and posted. Here it is for Joe & Phyllis.....
This photo is of my friend Carolyn who celebrated her 70th birthday on June 22nd.  It's from an old Glamour Shot, but it brought back lots of memories and comments when posted to Facebook...LOL!
Of course I had a few pages of Amy's girls that she had sent photos of...they are just growing way too fast and I wish I could be closer to see them in person.
 Annabeth with her headphones...playing games with Daddy.
 Eliza outside and with her cute little hat for shade.
Eliza "styling" in her cap and with her bag...she is going to "town".
Cousins Blair and Hayden, with Annabeth & Eliza and new family addition, Anna!
Playing games with Daddy, they enjoy having him at home and spending time doing what they all love to do...Play games!!
Peeping in to see if Anna and Eliza are getting better acquainted...Anna is Annabeth's dog and Eliza only tolerates her when she wants to feed her food that Eliza doesn't want to eat!
 My friend Anne's birthday memory page!
My nephew, Jason, turned 41 so I used an old photo for his page.
My (ex) Brother-in-law in a page I created to remember him on his birthday!
Kathy's lovely daughter in law had a "makeover" of Mermaid Eyes so I just HAD to make a page.
Kathy with her friend Ruth and Ruth's daughter Andrea at Bingo at the Legion a few years ago.
Kathy with Andrea's daughter, Janet who was "home" celebrating her birthday!
Kathy's grandkids in their respective ball team photo's...Kathy asked for this page.
This is Penny's hubby with Eliza sitting on the step solving life's mysteries!
Here's Papa being greeted and hugged on at church by Annabeth and Calvin.
Penny's sons in a photo from about 1987 and her grandkids at the same place in 2017. I did this for Lance since he is the one in the forefront of the older photo and his wife and son in the bottom photo.
This was a photo I found (while reorganizing) of Kathy and Penny. Kathy was put to bed to carry Jason....Penny was still in high school and we had gone to visit. Memories really came flooding back with this one.
New photos of Lance and Maggie's kids to see how much they have grown. Such beautiful kids.
 Okay, all of Penny's grandkids are beautiful, the girls are really growing too fast.

This photo of Eliza was taken cause she was caught climbing stairs at her Grandpa's shop. It just seemed to go with the quick page. Amy loved it.
And one more of Ms Eliza with her Mickey Mouse doll as she is "taking a nap" watching cartoons. I guess this kind of explains why I don't have much time to do anything else...right? ROFLMBO! I so enjoy doing this, very relaxing even if it is time consuming!
Yesterday the fur babies and I were lounging on the bed and watching the news and I got all 4 of them to "cooperate" while I took their photos,'s all my babies as of yesterday, aren't they all just adorable?
 MzKitty is lying to my left between Misty and Oreo.
Oreo is on my left between MzKitty and Bubba.
 Misty is at my feet on my left side in her bed.
Sideways aka "Bubba" is on my left on the pillows by my head since he is the King in this castle. He is the sweetest fur baby around. He is also the one with poor eyesight, almost no teeth and a problem with his left hind quarter. His sister Misty is very protective and takes care in training him. All my babies are rescues, but I'm not sure who rescued who here! Love, love, love them.
Okay, I think I am caught up again with the pages and I have yet sooooooooo many more photos to work with, but I have been in this chair way too long and must get up and move around a bit. I still need to do a little blog hopping to "catch up" with some of my cyber friends. So...on that note, I think I will say bye for this chat and will catch you again soon. Don't forget to make lots and lots of memories to share! Y'all have a fantastic weekend! Hugs, Mat


  1. Boa noite, minha querida amiga Mat!
    Seu blog, como sempre, muito lindo e feito com muito amor por seus amigos, seus familiares e seus gatinhos.
    Eu sempre disse que gosto de ver seu carinho por todos. Visitar seu blog me deixa feliz em ser sua amiga.
    Aqui tem estado muito quente, mas no sul do Brasil houve muito frio, em rezão da chegada de uma massa polar. Em Manaus, onde moro o clima não mudou muito, continuou calor.
    Espero que você tenha uma semana linda e feliz, cara amiga!
    Abraços, Neli.

  2. Ah yes, I know the feeling when time seems to fly by while I'm busy doing something. Remember the line "the best laid plans of mice and men"? Well I think it really pertains to us seniors and the plans we make.

    I was so sorry to hear about Pumpkin. One of the hardest things in life to get through is the loss of a beloved fur baby.

    Your scrap pages are just beautiful. I keep saying that one of these days I'll get back to scrapping pages, but for some reason, the time never seems to come. At least a lot of my photos will be in my blog books.

    Well, Pogo is at the door wanting to go out for a bit so it's time for me to get off my fanny and take him out. You have an awesome week my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. translated by Google....
    Good evening, my dear friend Mat!
    His blog, as always, is very beautiful and made with a lot of love for his friends, his relatives and his kittens.
    I always said that I like to see your affection for everyone. Visiting your blog makes me happy to be your friend.
    Here it has been very hot, but in the south of Brazil there was very cold, in reaction to the arrival of a polar mass. In Manaus, where I live, the weather has not changed much, it's still hot.
    I hope you have a beautiful and happy week, dear friend!
    Hugs, Neli.

  4. Hi, This is Beth Reed I was just wondering how your doing. With Harvey turning into a bad boy it has Edna and I concerned about you. Hoping that your safe. Your pages are just gorgeous. I am sorry to hear that Pumpkin has crossed over the rainbow bridge. My heart aches for your loss. Hugs, Beth