Teach Them to Fail!

I couldn’t agree more. It seems these days everyone wants to be PC. Not me. I’m tired of it and I agree with Chad!

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Little Buckaroo

Haven’t had much time to devote to blogging these days.¬† But I do miss all my blogger friends’ posts so I’m going to try and catch up in the near future ūüôā

Today’s photo is one of my grandson when he was just a little guy.¬† His Mom sent this to me in one of those frames that you can record a message with.¬† In his little voice he said “I love you, Grammy.” It brings tears to my eyes every time.

He’s 17 now.¬† The time has flown by and I miss the “him and me that used to be.”¬† But we are all time travelers on this journey, moving forward in our own process of self-discovery, and each fork in the road takes us in new directions.¬† I love you, Little Buckaroo! I’m proud of the fine human being that you are.¬† Namaste’

Buckaroo Blake

Happy Easter

Just a quick note to wish all of my readers a warm, joyful and peaceful Easter. ¬†Pray for the miracle of peace around the world. ¬†(We all know it’s not about the bunnies, colored eggs and candy).

Frankly, I never understood how anyone could buy into the whole Easter Bunny thing. ¬†Any kid with half a brain could figure out that bunnies just don’t lay eggs. ¬†I’ve always thought there should be an Easter Duck because when I was a kid, my brother and I actually each got a duckling for Easter. ¬†We loved those furry little creatures but they got too big and Grandpa told us they’d be better off living on a farm. ¬†OMG! ¬†I hope they didn’t get eaten. ¬†I’d much rather think they lived to a ripe old age and died of natural causes.

This photo is of one of the beautiful flowers in a special arrangement sent to hubby and me by his boss and crew¬†after Bud’s passing. ¬†Such wonderful, caring people. ¬†The bouquet was just beautiful. ¬†I only added a slight antique effect. ¬†Namaste’

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Picky, Picky

This is another one of those signs that I saw in the restaurant on Sunday. ¬†I thought it was so cute – it reminded me of the Little Rascals. ¬†My brother and I watched that show faithfully as kids. ¬†I miss those kind of TV shows. ¬†If my brother was still with us, I’d search out one of the channels that runs the old shows and make him come over and watch the Little Rascals with me. ¬†Most of the junk that’s airing these days is just that … junk. ¬† Oh, yeah, and don’t get me started on the number and decibels of the commercials. ¬†Namaste’

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Fun with the Muse

Well, here I am again. ¬†This time without the pressure of a photo a day … but how long did I last without posting a photo? ¬†Only a couple of days!

I’d like you to meet my new muse. ¬†In fact, that’s her name – Funky Monkey Muse. ¬†I struggled with a name for her and while I was contemplating that, I decided to play with some editing software. ¬†And of course this photo became my latest creation. ¬†Made me laugh just to do it. ¬†I hope it brings you at least a smile, too.

Maybe that’s what this new year should be all about … less struggle, more laughter, more light-heartedness. ¬†More of feeling like a kid and being playful. ¬†I’ll tip my hat to that.

Keep an eye out for more Funky Monkey Muse adventures. ¬†I think she will travel with me. ¬†Namaste’

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Spooky Is the Word of the Day

I have the coolest neighbors! ¬†They decorated their front yard for Halloween and were gracious enough to allow me to shoot some photos of their “guests.” ¬†These kids are so creative how they put it all together. ¬†So here they are … the kids and some of their ghoulish guests. ¬†Happy Day Before Halloween! ¬†Be sure to come to my house for some treats … no tricks please ūüôā Namaste’