Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Little Chickadee

Mama Chickadee feeding her babes.

This baby was peeking out for FOOd!!
They are out of the nest now & I hope safe.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day, not JUST for Fathers

These black & whites are my dad & me
the dad with Mercedes, my youngest
She's now 20
Below that, my dad & stepmom
with my kids , Steve, now 37 , Nicole now 27 and Mercedes now 20
the one grandson Zachary ( first born)who is almost 15 now and me.

Please click picture to enlarge..they are GOOD photos
My dad as a baby the one on the left
His dad holding him, his mom holding him

Memories of my dad

Visiting his dad's bait shop before we went fishing. The smell of the earth just reeked out of the shop, with worms, crawdads, fishing lures, gear and minnows.

Summers fishing in Minnesota & fishing on the lake at night. I would bait my own hook and usually could get it off the hook after catching.

I loved fishing, dad loved it

raised me to enjoy it. He took his grandsons fishing. My son, Steve loved it,
they'd eat cold beans and fish into the evening. If you knew my dad & the opportunity came up, you'd go fishing with him .
We would go to the drive in and dad would let me play
before the movie started. He would even come and push me on the swing..

He loved to garden and he
made Sunday roasts for us. He took me to church whenever I wanted to
go. I never heard him say ONE curse word.

I loved the smell of his pipe
and an ocassional cigar. He wore house slippers, loved to snack on
popcorn in the evening. He loved Johnny Cash.

I miss him..and wish we'd
had more time to make more memories.

In the end, Dad's memories left him, he didn't know me and he died of the effects of Alzheimers and Parkinson's Disease on Aug. 5, 2008.
My dad raised me to be kind.

I know my dad is in Heaven, I hope remembers now, all those good years we had.

In memory of my father

William Eugene Cleaver

See ya in Heaven daddy!

Friday, June 19, 2009


We have had so many storms..and downed trees like this one
took out power . We had no power or water..*we have a well*
for 31 hours..the power I'm ok with..but I needed a shower.
It was the first thing I did when it finally was restored after
31 hours. Thanks for all your kind comments about my hair.

Two of my grandsons are coming to visit grammy today.
I know we'll have fun.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hair I Am

My oldest daughter , Nicole, colored it for me.
I had hoped it would make the back not
look so thin. It's growing slowly , the Whole Brain
Radiation is wicked. Some do not ever get their
hair I count my blessings.

What I've been doing:

Reading ~~Twilight, New Moon, now on Eclipse
Feeling pretty good
Eating well (but haven't gained any weight back..YEAH!!)
My next set of test are the first part of July and
back to the Oncologist for the results on 7/17.
Pray for no cancer!!


Being able to do all of the above
Click to see them..YUM

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Update June 12th Friday

it was very peaceful. Rich and I sat on the floor..she laid down
& showed her our love as she drifted off. Seemed like
less than a minute she was gone. Last night our cat
who has a SOFT voice and doesn't hardly ever meow..woke
us up . She was walking around the main level crying loudly.
I think she was missing Hannah they have NEVER been apart one
night. They slept on Hannah's bed, just like that picture above.

Today is a VERY sad day for Rich and me. We made the decision to put
our beloved collie down. Hannah Hope Warner.. She can barely get around at all.
She is 13 and we have had her since she was 8 weeks old.
She's been a wonderful companion and very loving

We will miss her so much.. my heart hurts thinking of it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Love Grandsons and Roses

My grandson Caleb, he's so darn snuggly at 5 and
has sweetness in his eyes..even though he can
be BAD!!

This is just one of my roses,
Eglantine Rose. It smells SO good.

Our local nursery had a Rose Garden Give Away
They haven't called, so I assume I did not win.
Oh I really wanted it!!

I think I'll start my plans for a Rose Garden
& make it a project.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy 1st of June

I just moved one of my feeders to the front yard in front of my
office window..for some reason..they love it there . I still have
one on the deck too. These pics were taken through the window.

You just HAVE to click on the photo to see the detail, it's amazing ..their feathers
look like colored metals in the details.

I can't believe I have TWO at one feeder..usually
it's a fight . I guess two GIRLS will share

Look at that..she can eat and FLY @ the same time.

LOL..she looks like an ostrich..I think she was watching I am
at the window with the camera..
Love her long neck