Friday, April 21, 2017

Another day...another march

Tomorrow is Earth Day.  In the past, I have picked up some trash around where I lived and promoted solar etc. but this time around, it seems more of a statement to support science.  My husband was a science teacher for over 30 years.  He taught ecology, physics, name it.  He has some amazing teachers under his tutelage in his 30 plus years and they have gone on to bigger and better careers.

I an walking tomorrow at a park in Clearwater, Fl. to honor his and my commitment to science.  We do not believe in Alt. Facts.  We believe in provable and wind are renewable sources of energy that do NOT pollute the environment.    Science saves lives through research and, if the funding for research is cut off, we no longer have access to possible cures for diseases.

I am walking tomorrow because I want my grandchildren to have access to modern technology concerning their health.  If funding is cut off, they will not have this gift of science.

I am walking tomorrow because I want our planet to be a continuing entity and if we do not stop the pollutants from coal and oil, we won't have a planet.

I am walking tomorrow because, despite the current administrations lack of knowledge or concern, I want a life for my grandchildren.  If the water is polluted, if the air is polluted, if our land is polluted...

we have no life to leave our grandchildren.

Think about that the next time you vote!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

Gene and I took our morning walks and then hid the eggs, stuffed the baskets and worked on the food for our family brunch.  Missing were Rob and our friends, Jo and Bill.  Gene fixed enough for 3 families and we sent home as much as we could with Kristen and Chris.

The kids played with  their basket toys Lego Star War Warriors for the boys  and  clothes in a little suitcase for Leighton.

 Leighton wanted me to show everyone how long her braid

 The boys loved their Legos
And Leighton dressed and redressed her 2 Barbies endlessly.

The table looked so pretty and the food was plentiful to say the least.

And, during the egg hunt after brunch, I snapped one group shot...getting these 3 to stand still is getting more and more challenging.
We put pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters in the eggs...each child ends up with 95cents.  Blue eggs for Landon, green to match his shirt for Colvin and, pink, of course, for Lei Lei.

The kids went swimming and played with their toys while those of us of legal age relaxed over an adult beverage.  Dishes were done, chores completed and time to chill.  I did sneak in a few shots of some of our flowers in our garden in full bloom.

May you have had a blessed Easter and/or Passover

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dear Readers, if there are any of you left...

It has been a busy few months here in Paradise.  Life has a way of often getting in the way of our lives.  I am trying to amend that and live more of life.  I turn 70 in June and, yes, I can feel my body slowing down.  My knee is a constant reminder and I have resigned myself to the fact that it is going to have to be replaced sooner than later.  Meanwhile, I walk as often as I can and stay as active as I can.  I do have to admit, I have become quite smitten with those lovely things I call Nana naps.

Today, the Grands were all off school as was their mama.  With Papa in charge, the Grands and he dyed Easter eggs.  This has been a tradition with them since all were little toddlers.  Here are a few candid shots for your viewing pleasure.

 After we cleaned up the kitchen, wiped up the excess dye, and washed pairs of hands, we headed down to the little lake to fish.  Papa bought all 3 of the Grands fishing poles....the boys are small rods and reels and Leighton's is a princess one.  The boys had taken fishing classes and had been begging Papa to take them to the lake which is pretty much behind our house.  Today was the more practice in the swimming pool.  No big fish stories but sure had lots of fun.

We headed back to the house for a refreshing dip in the pool and lunch with some play time included.
They'll be back on Easter along with their Daddy for our traditional egg hunt, baskets and brunch.  Hoping you and yours have a wonderful and blessed Easter.