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Valentines Day

Valentines Day is next month and will be here before you know it. If you haven’t noticed the link to my CafePress store is gone from my sidebar and that is because I have closed it. 

I’m focusing my efforts now into my Etsy Shop which is now open. I currently have three items and working on another as of this moment but stopped so I could get this message out. I will do my best to keep you updated when new items are added. I will add a link to my Etsy Shop on the sidebar soon.

As mentioned earlier, Valentines Day is approaching and many of you are familiar with The Bottomless Heart I designed a couple of years ago. That is the first card in my shop for Valentines Day but can be given for other occasions as well such as anniversary, birthday or just because. 

I made some changes from the original design which are more simplistic. It still features the story line behind the design of the heart which is your expression of love and time shared together, with the one you love.

Here is a photo of the card’s front. Please visit my Etsy Shop to see the rest.



On This Day-Show Some Love

Who could resist?

Female tee

It’s Always Good

Tomorrow is TheWife’s birthday and she had the day off from work today wanted to spend it with TheGrands and Darcel to celebrate. 
when we got there, we were greeted with hugs. 

After awhile we went to ‘the beach’…it’s not really a beach but a place where you can be close to the water and enjoy some ‘quiet time’…except for the cars and trucks zooming by on the freeway. If you zone yourself, you don’t even notice the sounds….and the kids love it.


My knee was bothering me so I couldn’t do much walking and stayed behind while they walked ahead.

There is an area for sitting and it also has a bell and a plaque. Some of the bricks honors cancer survivors, those who lost the fight and family members giving them remembrance. 

It’s called “Mary Ellen’s Bell”. After I took the pictures, I rang the bell and remembered my dad and my brother. The emotions that flooded me caught me by surprise in a way…I sat in silence and read the names and comments by others that were beneath my feet on the commemorative bricks of the survivors and loved ones who lost their beloved.

Sitting there gives relevance to the time we have to spend with the ones we love.
TheWife was really happy and the kids had a good time. It had been awhile since they saw UncleR.

I know I don’t always say how much I appreciate these moments, but it is always good to see them and spend time with them. I love to see the pictures Darcel and Charles post in blogs and on Facebook…miles and miles of smiles.

Hey MahoganyMama!

I just wanna say
It’s your birthday
I just wanna say
It is today

I hope it’s a good one
Even if you don’t see the sun
I hope you have fun
When it’s all said and done

Nope it’s not here either
Don’t even look in the freezer
I can’t pretend
This will come to an end

At some point or other
I’d much rather drother
Be there right now
I’d give you a bow

To show some love
As tight as a glove
That goes on a hand
As sure as you stand

Nakiah Jade Harmon

We’re getting ready for a birthday party for my granddaughter tomorrow. 

She will be 6 years old. 

Yes, that is her in her mom’s heels. Stylin’. She was clomping around the house in them a few days ago and mama got this pic. 

She is being unshooled at home and is coming along quite well. She adds and subtracts…in her head, and if I’m not mistaken I believe some division also.

She is always learning, asking questions…and getting answers. She loves the library. They all went the other day and brought home 20+ books…she could spend an eternity in one if you let her. 

She is always busy doing something. I think you will only see her unoccupied if she is sick. 

She even comes to PeePaw to play video games or Old Maid. She’s really skilled with the video games. They are helping her to develop as she matures. She’s developing her motor skills, there’s math, recognition and so much more. You won’t see her playing video games all day…she’s too smart for that.

If I had to do it all over with her again up to this point?… I would spend more time with her. 

To watch her learn, to see what I missed that brought her to a certain point in her life. These are precious moments and I hope I remember that. 

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