Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Gold Stars from our grands.





Snowing up a storm in our neck of the woods in
Central Ky.

Doing some rearranging in this shut-in day, came across these gifts from grands that make my heart sing.

From grandaughters Holly and Hannah

They love their papaw.
They connect on the phone frequently.









For Mamaw from Holly and Hannah.
Their mother, our daughter make sure they have a gift for each of us each Christmas.



So hard to believe how fast these kiddos have grown up.

Holly is almost ready for college and Hannah is almost ready for law school.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

GGsons and sun light.







Hope these two don't end up being bank robbers.
They are always looking for doors to open up.
Looks like Max doesn't want Graham in but they 
both ended up getting into the TV cabinet.
LOL



Nothing lights up a Sunday like spending time with our 2 ggsons.

Max and Graham, especially with the sun shining into the room makes for a great Sunlit Sunday. 



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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pink Artist Trading Cards.


For a long time I had taken part in a monthly meme called Blissful ATC cards.

The administrator of the meme would match us up with another participant from those taking part and we were to send 3 ATCs and we, in return, received 3 from that person.

I am not doing that now, but here are three that I sent one month on the theme
Mothers.
I love this type art but have so many cards I have trouble storing them all.

I made these into Mother's day cards for our daughters.

 












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Hope your day is in the Pink

 


Thursday, February 4, 2016

I wanted to be like Florence Nightengale





Soulful Life Friday.

A white cap with black stripes does not a nurse make.




Ran across my nurses caps today.
They had been washed, starched and ironed and hanging on a coat hanger.
A symbol of a dream come true for me. 

That is what it is, a symbol.
 

I got to thinking how much and how hard I worked for the privilege to wear that cap.

I was an x-ray technician for 25 years and when new techniques using nuclear medicine came along I was going to have to go for additional training; so

because I wanted to go to college when I graduated from high school and couldn't I took the opportunity to be trained as a technician instead.
If I was going to have to go back to school I was going full force.

In 1976 I started one college course, English 101 and made an A. We had 6 children by then and I could only afford 1 class at a time.

It took me ten years to get through nursing but the day I got my pin and my cap was the happiest day of my life just behind get married to the greatest man and having my children.

Long before I retired from nursing, no one wore the cap any more and I hung my white crisp uniform, white shoes and my cap up and began to wear scrubs.

I thank my family and God everyday I was able to have that dream come true.

I will never forget that first day on the hospital floor.
A new nurse.
I loved every minute of it.


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Good fences- Keep em in or keep em out.







Good Fences Thursday.


A gate and fence along our road decorated for 
4th of July.


A tiny little house with a tiny little fence in our town.








This stone fence with the rusty door surrounds the
old jail which is now
The Old Jail B & B in our town.

Very unique B&B.
There is a beautiful garden and outdoor eating area 
just outside the rooms.
One of the rooms has been maintained to look like
a jail cell with 2 bunk beds which sleep 4. The young guests just love it.

If young children are with their parents they can stay in this room and their parents can be just in the next room.
One of the most popular in town.

This gate is locked from the inside now but at one
time this entrance was used to transfer prisoners to 
the court house which is nearby.



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge and Outdors.


A little of this and a little of that.



Hodgepodge
Wednesday
This is a beautiful piece of glass from Africa on
loan from the Sisters of Charity in Botswana to the mother house in Bardstown, Ky.

 My collection of angels.
 
The base on the three joining angels says
"Angels Gather Here."




The marina at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.

Our daughter and her hubby kept a houseboat here and we have spent many wonderful summer days here.




 Our own private get away in our back yard.




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Moving right along with February, winter 2016


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Age old question. Where does the time go.



Over and over we hear the same question.
Look how fast our grandchildren have grown.
Where does the time go?


2003


From this to this, in what seems, a blink of an eye.



From the left, Trenton, Ben, Tom and I, Jill, Thomas.
Front row, from left, Holly, Hannah and abby.




I love being a grandma.
They are awesome.

Welcome to February 2016

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