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It Is OK

On Monday, I went to see  DR L.

I have known DR L for 30 years.

We talked about politics, weather, ART,

chronic hyperparathyroidism, breast cancer,

surviving breast cancer, diabetes,

the blues and anxiety.

He said that is was OK to be blue.

I have been exercising every day, eating well

and learning to manage diabetes.

{I HATE diabetes}

Larry has been my best supporter and partner

while figuring all this out. He is the best.

 DR L gave me a prescription.

One more pill to take, while this season of my life changes.

I am telling you this because, it is OK.

It is OK for you, me  and anyone we care about, to be blue.

And asking for help is OK.

I leave to walk 3 miles in an hour and it is a beautiful day today.

Remember, it is OK.

Love you.


In The Bag

On Saturday, we went to Matilda’s softball game.

We met her family there,

and Lauren gave us a bag that had goodies in it from a friend.

We had a good day, came home….

but today Lauren called me about the bag.

She asked if I found the bracelet in it.


She told me that Matilda had gotten me a bracelet

and it was in the “goodie Bag”.

{the bag went out in the trash}

I am heartbroken.

Why didn’t I look into the bag better?

You know, being a Grandmother is a rough job.

Photo: Matilda warming up for softball game

Love you.



New Procedure for Donation Quilt


Photo: Hand made quilt by me. Twin size. Titled Love & Joy

In an effort to get as much as I can for the donation quilt and understanding the limitation associated with the silent bid process, I have decided to raffle off the quilt.

I am going to offer a chance for the first 30 friends that donate $25.00 to MY Komen Race For The Cure.

This is My Komen Link!

The 5 of you that have already donated, already   have your name in the bowl.

That makes the odds of winning 1 in 30.

The drawing will be held the day before the Komen Race,

Friday, May 18th, 2018.

Miss Matilda Miller will draw the winner.

Please email me {} if you make a contribution and I will update the list until all 30  slots have been filled and I will put your name into the bowl.

Thank you for your support!



Valentine Weekend {#1}


Our weekend started on Friday.

We had a picnic at the  Meyerson Symphony Center

and then went to a concert.

Where the DSO performed  one of my Favorite symphonies.

Rachmaninoff No.2

It is my absolute favorite…

Please listen to the video above?

The video is not the Dallas Symphony.

{Larry bought the tickets 6 months ago}

Then on Sunday…we went to tea.

High tea at the Dallas Arboretum. It was perfect.

Photo: High Tea at the Dallas Arboretum

Photo: Larry gave me this perfect card and a gift card for a massage at my favorite spa!

Photo: Larry sipping tea while looking at the book I had made for him with the secret Paris Photos

Photo: The tea room was quiet on the bitter cold Dallas afternoon.

I had a wonderful weekend….

I hope that you did too.

Love you.


The Less You Respond

Today’s post was wonderful.

It was filled with reflections on moments

of rudeness and people who are less than original.

I got a bit pissy and tangled up in the emotion of it

and then deleted it all.

Larry calls me a “TARGET” for people like that.

It hurts when people whom you considered friends

are throwing the darts.

I will post the  Internet images I got…with the artists permission of course.

I am happy and busy.

Life is filled with love, joy and ART.

Perhaps if you find your own love and joy,

you will not have to copy or be rude?

….just a thought.


Secret Paris Photos_2017

Photo: Paris 2017

One cold Paris day, Larry went in search of a

small stamp store he heard about.

I chose to sit quietly, read a magazine


take a few photos.

The photos below were from our walk home….

Photo: Tourists at Le Louvre

This is a popular pose at the Louvre….kind of silly…

Do you see Larry?

He is to the right in an overcoat.

I wonder what he took a picture of?


Photo: Selfie in Paris 2017

There should a law against people over 50 years old taking selfies.

{we were laughing so hard}


Photo: Glass of wine back at the apartment. 2017

When we got back to the apartment, we had a cheese plate and this wine.

{and watched France’s version of Big Brother on TV}


Love you.