Saturday, October 1, 2022

 October 1, 2022

“The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats. Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” 
― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

 Sunrise October 1st, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

September 2022

 September has come in hotter than Hades, very warm here in Colorado.

September 8th; celebrated by birthday and the death of a beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II.  Amazing to believe that she ruled for 70 years.  She was amazing.

Birthday Shenanigans

Dinner at La Bella Vita

Linguini Cozza
Cafe Affagato
Night sky

birthday cake Chantilly

Labor Day Liftoff 2022

Morning coffee
Fall goodies

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Another year down and almost over...2022 July

  July 24, 2022

Wow--the year is more than half over and I have not been good ta blogging.

So in October10, 2021 I lost my best friend and mother to Covid.  I am heartbroken.  I can't believe she is gone.  I never imagined that I would lose her so early and for such a stupid thing.  She had a cold over her birthday-- I was going to surprise her-- but didn't want to catch the cold...If only...I will never know.  I kick myself everyday that I just didn't go...  I never got to see her until we let her go and then the hospital let us see her.  She looked so much like her mom... She died with her family at her bedside.  She never even woke up to know we were there.  I love and miss you so much Mom!

July 2022

Made my son and I hike the Paint Mines in Calhan.  Hot 94 degrees... thank goodness for a small breeze.

Forth of July-- checking out fireworks with my son

Mom's memorial in Augusta June 25.  Family hike to Cataract Falls

Mom's Memorial  Augusta Community Church  June 24th

I have the best friends ever...My college roommates and best friends after 30 years apart they still look georgeous!  But it was as if we were never apart..I have missed them and am so very grateful for their friendship and love over the years!

July gnomes

My beautiful niece at her high school graduation in Missouri

Family picture in Missouri--just missing Mom...Sad face/tears

My nephew being philosophical...

Beautiful scenery driving in Missouri

I did not hit the turtle...

Niece in her cap and gown

First night in Missouri--Sunset

Wilson Kansas--jail

Czech eggs in Wilson Kansas

Kansas scenery

My son's powerlifting meet with with buddies


Hanging out with UCCS mountain lion

Christmas 2021
Broadmoor Gingerbread house

2021 Cheyenne Mt Zoo lights

Christmas 2021

Miramont Castle at Christmas

November 2021
TSO Concert


One of my oldest and dearest friends--she was there every evening when my mom died and was a great support and help.  Thank you!