Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pineapple Lily

This little bulb stole the heart of the garden.
It is quite the gem.
It has been blooming for a few of weeks now.
Just lovely!
It is sitting on the deck in the boat garden. Somehow it just fits right in.(-:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Moving Along

It is difficult after someone passes away to move forward with a smile on your face. I have been through this before several times with lost family members. I know there are good days, bad days and very bad days. I just wish I could fast forward sometimes, but then I don't want to wish my life away. So, it is just about muddling through and getting things done and looking forward to a better future down the road. Yup I got this!
Summer is flying by...I want to enjoy it somehow. I am trying.
This was a picture of me and my Mom in 1980. A friend took us to Tahoe, NV on their plane. That was my first and last trip there. I can still remember going to the casino and not being old enough to gamble. I never have liked it. It was interesting.
My Mom enjoyed gambling more then anything. Well that and drinking. I decided to take my life in a different direction and focus on my family. It has been a great life. I am a lucky person to have the life I have. Very blessed and grateful.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Well Friday was the day we buried my Mother. It did not go off without a hitch though.)-:
I was told to arrive an hour early to set up the table for the grave side family service.
I arrived with flowers, picture, music etc. all ready to get to it. Only one slight problem...They did not have anything ready. Not even the hole dug!!! They forgot!!! Yup you read that right!
Here is my brother talking to the grave digger volunteering his help if needed...

The cemetery manager was picking up sticks before we could walk over to the burial site.

So after we waited for 2 hours in the car with the air on because it was 100 degrees outside and I did not want the flowers to wilt, we finally laid my Mother to rest!
There could have been a bad word or two said to the man in charge of the cemetery. I am not sure.(-:
What an ordeal, but I am happy it is over and we can all move on to the next step which is getting her house cleaned out and sold. Yippeeee(-: Not an easy task by any means. Did I mention she was a hoarder? Yup not an easy task.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Final Goodbyes

Today is the day we lay my Mom to rest.
It is the end of an era.
The end of this chapter.
One day we will see her again.
Until then we will all move forward.
Goodbye Mom. May you RIP

Thursday, July 14, 2016

More Fun With The Princess

Another Summer day to enjoy with the Princess.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Fun With The Princess

We took a walk in the morning.

Played out side in the afternoon.
And last but not least, we enjoyed popsicle's!
Tomorrow I get to spend the whole day again with her. What will we do?(-:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Memorial Garden Rock

I ordered this memorial rock for my Mom.
 I thought it turned out perfect.

I put it in the butterfly garden.
Incase you wondered where I found this:
I ordered another rock from them last year.
It has been out in the weather all year and is just like new.
I still love it every time I see it.
They are not paying me to say this, I just thought I would share that
info with you. I always appreciate honest reviews that are not being bought by someone. (-: