Tuesday, May 3, 2022

 Isn't she lovely?  I gave a broken piece from my cactus to Trista in order for her to start one for herself.  

Here is my OLD cactus!  I have had this thing for several years.  Just recently, three of the big sections fell off and I just kinda planted them at the base of the plant.

They had already begun to take root and I was so excited to be able to grow this cactus bigger. 

However....I went out to look at it one morning and every one of the broken ones were missing!!!
What could have happened to them??

It is still a mystery!  

They were too heavy for a bird or squirrel to haul off, and the puzzling thing is........ There was no sign of them being eaten on or nothing.  It is as if they just disappeared.

Look at these two cute babies.  



Thursday, April 21, 2022

 Once again, I have been absent from blogging for a while.  

I have been spending a lot of time working in my flowerbeds.  Trying to plant more things that come back each year.  

One of the beds that is not finished yet!!  Hopefully in the next day or two, this will be a finished project.  

These pots are just getting started and in a short time, they will be full.  

This one has a spot out by the pool and I sure love the deep purple colors.

Got to have some Yellow ....... 💛💛💛💛💛

Gorgeous hanging basket full of purples.  I don't normally use purple, but this color is so pretty this year. 

A little rose moss will be so pretty when the summer sun opens up all the blooms.  

I always get so excited when Spring comes around and I sometimes overdo when potting and planting flowers.  It isn't so bad having to water all these beautiful plants and flowers..........UNTIL, the Texas heat comes beating  down.   I then always ask myself  " Why did you plant so much?"

I still have a lot to get done, but the hard work will be so rewarding.  

Be amazing......Be Inspiring....and always find time to be a little Silly!!!!

Shug 💛

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Mexican Food.....  I love it all.   


 Churros, Fajita's, Carne Asada, Street Tacos, Pico, Taquitos, Salsa Verde, Enchiladas, Pollo Asada, Nachos, and the list goes on and on!

But not only do I like/love the food, I also like all of the beautiful banners, lights, Garland, etc, etc.

All of the decorations really set the mood for eating at a Mexican Restaurant...The ambiance along with the Ranchera style music makes for a great expression of the Mexican culture. 

There really is a big difference in TEX-MEX and AUTHENTIC foods.  Yellow cheese is usually a must in Tex-Mex foods.  Especially here in Texas! We love our yellow cheese!

North of the Border is considered TEX-MEX, however, we do have places here in Texas that serve the REAL authentic Mexican food and sauces!

I honestly think I could eat this type of food at least 3 or 4 times a week... 😁

I think this is what we will have for dinner!!



Monday, February 21, 2022

 God is Enough!  God is enough for each of us today, tomorrow, and every single day forever.  

You want to feel refreshed today?  Take a break and feel God's abundant Grace...


Today is a perfect day to reach out and receive God's new Blessings.  His Blessings are new every morning.  

God's grace is as fresh as the new day.....His unmerited favor is waiting for us!  Perhaps there is one who is experiencing a day of sorrow, a day of heaviness or a day of loneliness.  Reach out and speak God's name.  Share with HIM about HIS promises.  Wait on God, seek Him, for HE is prepared to fight your battle for you!

God's Mercy and Compassions fail not.  

Enjoy this beautiful day. 


Friday, February 18, 2022

I don't post many pictures of our baby girl, Emma Kate. 

 My goodness, she is growing so fast and I miss both of our great-grandchildren so very much!!

I can only imagine the conversation she is having with "Archie" in this picture.  After all....she (Emma) is the boss of the house and possibly the neighborhood.


I love ♥ this picture of the two of them!

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."
Kim Hubbard

I love this little quote.....especially living here in TEXAS!

Y'all.......Here is what our weather looks like for the next week....

Tanning weather on Monday with a high near 80.   Wednesday....possibility of ice and snow!

 No packing away of Winter or Summer clothes for sure!



Hey....I sure hope y'all have a great weekend....


Thursday, February 17, 2022

"Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."     Langston Hughes

I'm not sure that I ever grew up with particular dreams.  Certainly not any dreams like Dolly Parton had in her movie,  "Coat of many colors."  She had big dreams, and her dreams were made BIG because she believed in herself.  

I also think of big dreams when I hear the song...."With a Broken Wing" sung by Martina McBride.  I hear it as a woman who had big dreams, however, she felt trapped in her life situation and was struggling to fulfill those dreams.  This song does leave one wondering if through her brokenness, she died by jumping through the window, or if the open window with the curtains blowing in the breeze, were enough for her to escape to find freedom that would lead her to her dreams.  

Dreams are things we hope for, or things that we want to become.  Dreams have a way of stretching our imagination and by doing so, we are able to find amazing joy just by looking through a visionary lens in hopes of living those dreams.  

Dreams make life worth living even if you have to wait years upon years to finally get that dream.  Same as having a bucket list......a list of things that you want so bad to accomplish.  

For some people, dreams do die, and it does bring pain.  Can you imagine the pain that comes when a bird has a broken wing and it can no longer fly?  Without help, the bird will most likely die.  This is the very reason that we must always be alert to those around us.  When a dream dies....let us be first to lift them up and heal any brokenness that they may have.  

"He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.  Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."   Isaiah 40:29-31


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

 Quote for today:

" Be Strong, not rude.  Be Kind but not weak.  Be Humble, but not Timid.  Be Proud, but not arrogant."


  Isn't she lovely?  I gave a broken piece from my cactus to Trista in order for her to start one for herself.   Here is my OLD cactus! ...