Monday, January 16, 2017

Change In Plans . . .

I was all ready to go out the door for my monday volunteering

when I heard the weather report just as I was about to turn off the tele

freezing rain, roads closed, pile ups

all I needed to hear, changed immediately into my comfies

I have book in hand

it has been days since I have visited you though

so doing this post first

no excuses except

spending time at home

eating better


cutting back on things

it is my theme for the year

my first cut back was facebook


way too much time

feeling responsible to a LIKE button no more

got off track there for a minute

we are off to a good year other than the small fire in

the building where mister irish is managing the renovation

and a few other clitches in the same building

sad to see my guy stressed

he needs me to be his cheerleader right now

and I am doing just that

everything will be okay

everything will be okay

everything will be okay


sorry this is such a mix mash of pics

I promise to get back in the groove soon

"little miss imp adorable great grand"
keeps us in smiles
she is wearing her daddy's fleece brought back from Ireland many years ago
such a fun picture
I'm thanking her mommie for this one


paraphrased words phrases from

Martin Luther King

I Have A Dream


I say to you today, my friends,

so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,

I still have a dream.

It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up

and live out the true meaning of its creed:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day . . .

even in the heat of injustice and oppression

. . . we will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream today . . . one day we will . . .

live in a nation where children

will not be judged by the color of their skin

but by the content of their character.

I have a dream . . . when we allow freedom to ring . . .

from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city,

. . . we will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,

“Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”



Friday, January 6, 2017

Snow, Snow, Snowing . . .


and very, very cold

I'll be catching up one day soon




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Irish Garden House 2016 Recap . . .

snickers was a sick little doggie
we spent jan-march trying this and that
to help her feel better
many vet visits
touch and go there for a few weeks, months
the end of twenty sixteen finds her chipper and sassy



snow, reading, tulip touches for cheer

great grand elijah was born






followed the bald eagle happenings in

Washington DC

(the web cam will be up again in january)






great grand oakland turned two

granddaughter amanda graduated from culinary college





mister irish and I hunt for spring wildflowers

trillium pops up in the woods near our home

I planted some pinks


gardens began to come back to life
celebrated a pizza birthday with friends and tried a selfie
flowers bloomed
mister irish, snickers and I
walked bunches
at the muskegon channel to lake michigan
plus in our neighborhood



flowers bloomed

painted flowers with a friend





Irish Music Festival

mister irish found some great fences in pentwater

friends rode camels in morrocco

I giggled out loud when they posted the picture




celebrated our nineteenth

(oh my, we have grown up)

attended a wonderful art show in charlevoix

found some nice pieces

grandson jordon and friend mckenna enjoyed lewis farms





trip to Iowa with my daughter suzie to visit my brother terry

thanksgiving with the guinons





gatherings many

friends and family


one more picture of great grand oakland with her momma




three of my favorite postcards

I love the 1910-1911 postcard, I have shared it many times, my favorite card.

the blue card with the good luck symbols was sent to

Hallie from Dora, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in 1911

and the final card

I love the pine cones and the 'tween friend to friend greeting




my friends

may you enjoy good health

adventures, laughter, quiet days, friends, family