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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Happy Thanksgiving!

Things I'm thankful for . . . in no particular order:

(and please note, this is not a fully-inclusive list!)

Bopee's Baby Girl

 Swamp River Ridge:  my little 40 acres of the world are what keeps me sane, settled, and oh-so-happy.
Bopee's Bunny Boy
Mama & Papa Pea

My Girl

The apparent improved health of Dosie (Cat) and the rest of my menagerie.

The Peanut
The parents of Bopee's little ones who choose to share them with me.

Bundle of Joy and her crazy mother, the most loving person I KNOW!  (And she doesn't look 32, does she?!)
Mother Nature and her four seasons.

My oldest, dearest girlfriend . . . since we were 5 years old.
The chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio that I’m going to go open at, yes, 2:32 PM.  Hey, it *is* Thanksgiving Day!  (Note:  I fell asleep after 2 glasses WITH my lunch, and woke up at 6:45 PM!!

Una's Little Man
Audio Books!!

This little girl, the smiley-est I've ever seen!  (When she's not concentrating on cars!)
 My puppies.

This wonderful, dear, old friend . . . battling her way - AMAZINGLY - through cancer.
A dear friend and fellow artist who will forgive me for FORGETTING to mention her during the local radio interview spotlighting Saturday’s art festival!

Jinx, the new baby.  Although, I am a bit worried as I haven't seen him/her ONCE today, AND the front door was open for a little while . . . ??
A new friend (and fellow Roe Ho) from Russia, and a new friend in My Girl's roommate.

Bonzi & Dosie.  Although, to be sure, they've decided that they don't much care for each other these past couple of months!

And, finally . . .

Close calls that end well!  Not a SCRATCH on either vehicle!  I did this last winter while plowing but was saving it for just the right moment.  It's filed in my 'Stoopid' pictures file.
I hope you've had a WONDERFUL day, no matter how you spent it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday morning update:  all kitties are accounted for; most especially Jinx, the Baby!  :)


  1. What a lovely post! And beautiful montage. What a knack you have for photography. (Gosh, just think what you could do with a real camera?!)

  2. Thanks, Honey! It brought me a smile to have my kiddies featured. Love you, too!

  3. Great things to be thankful for:) All those gorgeous smiles from the little ones make life worth living :)

  4. Love it! I loved that photo of the Peanut until I got to the photo of the Yaris.... it's a tie for best photo LOL... not a scratch???? You are WonderWoman! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  5. no red paint even? wow but happy belated to you too love the new header-I have a whole coffee table book of Normans work. I once wanted to decoupage a bath with it,never got around to it,but I still love the book even tho my coffee table is only filled with meds these days

  6. Call me nosy, but I am dying to know how the EU (UN!?) can not only put a stop to MN caviar exports but also selling it on site in their own store?? Do tell please!

    Very glad to hear that you've got another job though :)

  7. I'm thankful for you. And your great and enduring sense of humor. And your huge capacity for loving all the special people (and fuzzy beings) on your list!


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