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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
7:12 pm
Small things
That little peace lily finally bloomed.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
7:59 pm
grey weather.is snooze time
I must admit, if it is grey outside, I fall asleep. Apparently the family of cats and dog do too.


But dear Kitty Zambini has some sort of weird anemia I have to insert meds through a syringe to mouth. He is on to me, when I am coming...he gives me the glare...even if we have the special Pharmacist..mixing it with chicken broth. I hate the part where my pets hate me

Yes Feline leukemia is so far not it.. Not organ breakdowns yet. Vet info has no cures, so we try many things. It looks like an amemic reaction common in the South USA...that sometimes does not activate for years and years...or never.
He is on prednisone...which has reactions.
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
7:11 pm
Photos
I take so many photos and then I get one amidst the mundane and just plain awful...that I like. Here is my Peace lily indoor plant ready to bloom.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
8:42 pm
2-23-17
Kellar over today. She spent a lot of time on her own, teaching Rosie to roll over. So far she has a half roll over from Rosie, But the bond is there.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
9:50 am
Feb 20
A few shots from last week.
Keller at The Dusty Book Shelf.



Dogs playing in the sun



Weather has been very mild here. Way too warm for February. Yesterday was a very grey day. My house looks across a small pond. By sunset I could see that today would be a sunny day.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
7:05 pm
The road not taken
Bought these in the 1970's at an Iowa auction. I thought they were old. They are probably from a serious crafter in the 1970's during the revival of stained glass. I see them every morning and they make me think,

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
7:33 pm
My Funny valentine


So Rosie has her Valentine gift, inspired by Westminster and all those dogs who have tons of ribbons. A ribbon and a portrait. She is 7 months old. I don't know that I will ever show her in anything. But she learns quickly.

Last week's chewed up soft toy was Underdog...with a funny recorded message voice box. The first thing to go was Underdog's cape. Then most of his body. Now all that exists is a bit of pulp chewed toy...and the voice box. Every now and then I hear from somewhere in the house."Never fear, Underdog is here."

This dog brings me joy every day. What a gift!
Monday, February 13th, 2017
7:41 pm
A few posts
This was in my fortune cookie.


And when you are just in need of some color..Grocery stores are so full of flowers. Just when you can't stand more grey...Sunflowers..Ah, my State flower, when you usually see fields of Russian, they say Sunflowers ,The ones used for Sunflower seeds and oil, in Kansas the fields are full of chiggers and bees and it is over 90 degrees.

I am a weenie. I hate that environment So I just stuck with the store display. Maybe they came from Mexico. I took flower pictures because it was the most color I had seen in days.
And besides, I am going to get a deal on some flowers when valentine's day has passed.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
4:42 pm
2-7-17
I think I am becoming a winter recluse.
This is my recluse cat. Penumbra or Pen. She sits on my desk and waits for her supper to be served.
Monday, February 6th, 2017
7:57 pm
Signs of Spring? Long
Hey guys...I am Not going to go out of my way to send 365 project photos. Some of them are wonderful some are awful. All will be posted under Brenda Gadd on FB.
Politics effect me to the point of getting sick. I have to withdraw and pick my battles.
To me, I have to be the thing I seek. If is peace and joy then seek it every day. Peace means being kind to a neighbor who acts like an asshole and yet, I think, has a marvelous wife. In the neighbor hood we just call Him Mr. Maureen.
Mrs Maureen clearly has no power or influences far as I can see ..good dogs.Puppies, as yet untrained. I greet on the street She seems so grateful for an introduction and talk from neighbors.
Yeah, her house was called a Spangles after the restaurant chain. Just like the artist at the end of the street Roger S...His house really does look like a Star wars attack vehicle. LET IT GO PEOPLE!
How can I make peace, operate in peace and yet defend things that i cannot yet control with our nation? I write the letters.

Hmmmm...today's photos are not accurate. The Liquor Store was changing beer banners, which I hope is a sign of Spring. But the photo says another thing. Complete accident. They were so nice to me and even granted a minute of socialization to pup Rosie.
Sigh is my new comment.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
9:09 am
2-1-17
Rosie's friend Phoebe is here for a sleep-over.
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
7:08 pm
12:07 am
1-28-17
What a fun night!
KU basketball. Pizza and no dishes. Family, dogs, and a lot of catching up conversation.

Rosie the pup was delighted. She had to spend over an hour with her friend Phoebe, chasing tennis balls and playing pretend bites face before they settled in.



Keller was into making realistic Nachos to see if anyone would eat paper. She presented a beautiful plate for her brother. Everyone was on to her.



Once all the grownups get into local gossip, philosophy, or story telling, Kellar looks through my books.



I can't catch my two oldest granddaughters for photos easily. Maya did years of braces. I have to pretend, most times, that I am taking photos of something else. But her smile is killer.
Friday, January 27th, 2017
11:05 pm
Friday Night at a Play. 1-27-17


Anna, Liz and Eric after...

Anna was in "How to Succeed in Business" at the high school.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
7:27 pm
1-26-17
Tend to like Mexico and Mexican people and their art, let alone their produce in winter and every Mexican person I have met, legal citizen or otherwise.
When I was a busy Ebay person in Indianapolis and usually mailed on Fridays there was a huge line of Hispanics in front of me at the Post Office. They were sending money home to families.

In Indiana my brother was a roofing contractor and no one wanted those hot, dangerous jobs as roofers. They wanted white collar jobs. Mexicans did want those jobs. They had to be citizen or my brother would be fined. Hardest workers ever.

The day after World Trade Center Bombings the Mexican crew, building a new house next to mine in Tucson all came to work in USA flag bandanas. Later an insurance adductor, after my house flooded from a a white crew air conditioner contractors screw up.. he was also from Mexico, told me how he encouraged his sons to join the US military.

While I lived there, I babysat my daughters baby twin girls, now 16 years old. The gave me a chiminea for the patio as a gift. It is with me in Kansas.



And another one.

Now why exactly is it important to spend Billions to build a wall? I wonder the proportion of Hispanics who have served in the military? I should imagine the numbers are high
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
6:49 pm
1-25-17 Reading time

I love reading in bed on cold winter nights. Sometimes I put the book right in the bed so there is no doubt where I will be.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
7:44 pm
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
7:05 pm
1-23-17
Before the March on Saturday, I didn't own a single Pink item of clothing. That is going to change.
Today I walked into the cupcake store and all I could see were the cupcakes wearing pink hats.
1:44 pm
Busy times/quiet times/365
I seem to fall behind if I nap or read or watch TV.
Not much sun last week.



But Rosie is full of sunshine and observes nap times with me.

Dark days. A windbreak in a park.



The day of the March in Washington, I watched as much as I could find on TV and wished them all good luck with my gratitude for them being there.



And yesterday a lot of quiet and peace.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
8:14 pm
Doing Catch-up
I told son Noah I would do the 365 project..a photo a day. We post in FB to keep each other honest.

This the day they announced a three day ice storm that in the end did not happen.



And in the gloomies I posted an interior shot, just because I need color sometimes.





My friend has leukemia. She is on second round of Chemo. Her brother will donate stem cells in the future. I took some quiet time to think over what i should do. She lives 500 miles away.


And a trip to Petco on a rainy day as Rosie posed in front of a sign expressing what we all wish for at the doctor's office.



A picture of the temperature that I can tolerate. 43 degrees. I prefer 73.


Everyone can probably guess where I
went shopping today.

But hardly a person I know keeps track of all the new legislation coming our way...much of it involving Health care.
I am going to try a lot harder to post both places in a single day. Tonight...just tired.
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