Jean

lovin’ April

by Jean on April 5, 2011

1. A couple whose last name is pronounced “showers” named their daughter April

2. The grizzlies are coming out of their dens now

3. Checking out one of our favorite fishing spots

4. A telephone conversation with a precious loved one

5. Friends who have run all of the 100-milers in the U.S.

6. My daughter giving me a perm…fun time

7. Taking Pepper to the beauty shop (groomer)

8. Pepper barking at the gal riding her Palamino alongside the creek in our backyard

9. Spring cleaning

10. “It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

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Snowbirds

by Jean on March 28, 2011

1. Our neighbors showing up with their motorhome after a winter in Arizona…most come home now or April

2. Our friends from the midwest come back in June after wintering in Florida

3. More HUGE magnificent snow flakes!

4. Our youngest talented granddaughter has a part in the musical Chicago!

5. Car repairs that turned out to be very minor…hooray!!

6. Pale yellow table cloth…cloth napkins

7. Home security systems

8. Huge cat in the yard…or was it a Bobcat?!

9. Passing along the concept of the Good List Daily postiveness to someone who was surrounded in negativity

 10. “The most important choice I make is the choice I make most important.”

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Springtime in the Rockies

March 23, 2011

1. Happy Spring! Love Spring and its fresh new beginnings 2. Had some HUGE HUGE HUGE snowflakes softly falling…beautiful! 3. I choose to live in the now… 4. …and appreciate the anticipation of new beginnings… 5. …and many memories of the smiles of the past. 6. Jeeps! Saw one of those cute little Jeeps that […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2011

1. Special blessings to those who have an Irish heritage! 2. Shamrocks 3. The river in Chicago that is colored green for this day 4. Remembering when my daughter won the Irish Sweepstakes… 5. …and the mega $$ and gifts… 6. …just five months before her wedding… 7. …we all had a great celebration… 8. […]

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Mallards

March 10, 2011

Really grateful for all of your lists and the plethora of new (to me) information made available… …going to and appreciating new sites… Thrilled that Spring is on the way! Seeing and listening to the quacking of the mallards flying north… …and while we are looking at the birds flying north, GPa asks, “Do you […]

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Happy March!

March 1, 2011

1. Crystal’s twittering notes – great! 2. Daughter and hubby @ LAX and plane was overbooked by 40… 3. …they were bumped and had to “detour” to Las Vegas rather than Denver… 4. …airline paid all expenses plus a free ticket… 5. …luggage had been sent on to final destination… 6. …on the bright side, […]

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…”a long way, Baby”…

February 25, 2011

1. So impressed by our own DAP Guru! 2. And Crystal’s constant searching, seeking, resourcefulness 3. This information age which requires continuing education 4. The awesome information available to children…from infancy 5. All of this progression makes me remember when… 6. …typing on an “executive” typewriter, making carbon copies… 7…that’s having an original paper with […]

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unconditional love

February 21, 2011

So much fun with my daughters and our girly time this weekend… GPa went to his man cave… Laughter that brings tears… Silliness… Seriousness… Feeling completely well, at ease, relaxed… …and agreeing that it is because we love one another unconditionally… The love and comfort of family… “There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow…you have to […]

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Daughters

February 15, 2011

Thinking about our daughters today prompted by our “oldest” daughter’s birthday…Happy Birthday to her and to everyone who has a birthday today! Our two daughters are the same age for three weeks. Interesting to observe how children’s personalities can be polar opposites…and yet so much the same in many ways. I continue to enjoy learning […]

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Love

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day! Crystal sharing her sweet Valentine’s Day love story First dates Engagements My grandfather’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day Have you noticed how we see more smiles and energy once Feb. 14 arrives…after what seems to be a long winter… “Love yourself..make peace with who you are where you are at this moment […]

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Winds of Mar.c..h…of February!

February 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, A.J.! Grandson’s birthday is today… he is an emt/paramedic and recently recognized for saving a man’s life from a heart attack…go AJ! Windy, windy, windy today!! Went to beauty shop to get a haircut… 10 people in the line behind me… 8 of them were men, most of them college students felt like […]

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..pink cheeks..

February 11, 2011

1. Surprise note and gift for school bus driver from appreciative parents and students. 2. Automatic peppermill…no twisting…just press the button 3. No toll roads in our state 4. No sales tax in our state 5. Awesome chemistry between two people 6. Ice boating 7. Ice skating 8. Ice fishing 9. Warming houses on the […]

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look up..look way up..do you see it?..do you see it?

February 7, 2011

..Do you see the Cloud 9 up there?… that’s where we are since the Green Bay Packers won the Superbowl yesterday!! We die hard Packer fans are so joyful and grateful that they won!!! The Lombardi Trophy is going home where it originated!!

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weather or not..

February 5, 2011

1. Slippery streets taken care of by our awesome road crews with their snowplowing and sanding 2. GPa being an especially good driver 3. Our yo yo weather..40’s above and teens below zero 4. Everyone out and about in 4×4 vehicles 5. Grateful that our relative in Houston stayed safely home yesterday when they had […]

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special people

February 4, 2011

1. It’s Friday! 2. Unexpected telephone call and long visit with someone very special who always warms my heart. 3. Grandson winning 1st Place in his ski competition! 4. Wapiti camera straps…they’re the Best! 5. Daughter’s continuing healing after her surgery 6. Call from our kind neighbor who received mail addressed to us 7. Plans […]

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moving forward

February 1, 2011

1. Minimalizing 2. Finding a favorite candle fragrance ‘Tuscany’ from Coldwater Creek 3. Our gentle pet groomer 4. A large lovely lemon 5. Learning of an unexpected death 6. Preparation 7. Conversations 8. Moving forward 9. Progress 10. Restlessness

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USA In God We Trust

January 31, 2011

1. “The Last Valentine” Hallmark Hall of Fame 2. Betty White, wonderful! and age 89 3. WWII memories 4. My Mom’s nylon stockings with seams on the back 5. Rationing 6. Flattening tin cans to contribute to the war effort 7. USA Patriotism! 8. Blackouts and security men with arm bands walking in the neighborhoods to […]

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Birthdays

January 27, 2011

Today is my daughter’s milestone, beginning of a new decade, birthday!  She has an aura of sunshine around her. People are drawn to her by her pleasantness and positiveness. You feel uplifted by her and feel so good about yourself after you talk with her! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EACH OF YOU WHO HAVE BIRTHDAYS TODAY!! […]

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…Wellness…

January 25, 2011

1. My daughter’s health 2. M.D.s who specialize 3. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery…septoplasty 4. Intense explanations 5. Successful surgery 6. Caring family and friends 7. Prayers for patients and medical personnel 8. Clear nasal breathing 9. Faith 10. Healing

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HOORAY!!!

January 23, 2011

Hooray, Hooray for Green Bay!!! The Green Bay Packers are going to the Superbowl!! We are die-hard Packer fans and have been…forever… Our family is cheering!! Our grandsons became true Packer fans when we took them to Green Bay one summer during the Packer training camp…they got to see all the players and get autographs…and […]

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