Sunday, January 10, 2016



My Mom is 84 going on 85, 
smoked everyday of her life since she was 14 (disgusting, I know)
 has never lifted one weight or done any exercising what so ever, but she did raise 5 kids, 15 grandkids and 14 great grandchildren (and one on the way) and I call that being a superwoman.
Who needs to exercise with all that.
Her list of accomplishments are to numerous to list, but you get the point.
 Has never drank a smoothie,
eaten margarine and butter and probably everything else
 that we have been told that is bad for us
 and will shorten our lives and she is still going strong.
 I don't know another person as strong as her.
The reason for writing this post,
 is because of this  article,
 I saw the link on the blog, Tales of me and husband

 I think all this new age eating is killing us and that is my humble opinion.
 Bon Appetite...







Petie

Monday, January 4, 2016


The aftermath.
Every year, I downsize my Christmas stuff. 
But this year, I'm loving just about everything that I have for Christmas decorating.
 So I think, I will keep everything.
 It's mostly baubles, plastic trees, plastic garland and a few knick knacks.
 I started buying fresh garlands, wreaths, trees, tree cuttings and other Christmas clippings, and after the new year, it all gets thrown away.
 No more storing a bunch of stuff.
 It's bitter sweet taking it all down.
 My january is already looking busy, so I am glad to get it done.
 Next up, my office.
 I have procrastinated to long in that room.
 But of course, that is when I do my best work.
 It will definitely be a load off my shoulders,
 once I get organized and up to date with my hubbies quickbooks for the year. 
The whole year.
 That is what I have to enter.
  See you in February (wink wink...)

Petie

Monday, December 28, 2015


Can we just put the pause button on life right now...
I can't believe that winter with all its glory  is just about over here in Arizona.
Right after Thanksgiving,
we decided to put tongue and groove on a few walls in our house and
add a much needed vent above our stove.
It was the best Christmas present my hubby could have given me.
I can't quit staring at it.
The painter laughed at me, when I sighed with a big smile and said "what a transformation", I love it".
My daughter and her family arrived Tuesday night,
and we did manage to get the raviolies done on Wednesday for our
traditional Christmas Eve dinner after Mass on Thursday.
Of course, I had big plans on baking up a storm,
and the only thing that got baked was about a thousand sugar cookies to share with my family at our annual family Christmas party.
The whole reason for me writing this post is to share this recipe that has been pinned to my pinterest board forever.
OMG.
They were consumed within minutes.
If you get a chance, make them.
They are at the top of my to do list this week.
Priorities, people...
see you in 2016


Petie

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monkey's









We recently added another monkey to the mix
and I had the pleasure of taking care of these two
for a couple of weeks to give their mommy time to rest and bond
with the new little one.
I love their little and individual personalities
so much fun...

Petie

Monday, July 6, 2015

Red, White and Blue?


To be honest,
I really didn't feel like celebrating our Country's independence this year.
Too many people are giving up their freedom's and it makes me sad.
It seems that everywhere you turn,
the nation is corrupt.
Our government, city, state and federal, and the justice system.
 Our schools.
 Our news media, TV and internet.
Families.
We have become a me, me, me society...
If it feels good do it.
Love and equality for all.
Which is just a rue, for, I want my way, no matter what
and be damned you religious people who oppose
my right to blatantly sin.
Don't judge me they say.
Well I am judging.
I am judging right from wrong.
Every man, woman and child was born with the innate sense ability, of right from wrong.
It's called a conscience.
I have known from a very young age, when I am doing something wrong.
Sexual relations with another man or woman of the same sex
is wrong. No matter how you fluff the issue.
That is not Gods plan for creation.
I fear, that society as a whole, has tossed out their conscience,
in order to feel good.
The latest ruling from the high court, is just a tiny piece of what has gone wrong with our Country.
I fear that someday,
we will be sitting around our dining room table,
 talking about what once was.
God,
have mercy on our souls...

Petie

Friday, July 3, 2015

At the Beach











I do not have to tell you
 that my favorite place in the world is the beach,
since I have professed it many times on this blog.

We spent a week in San Diego and the weather was glorious...

Making memories with family is priceless...


Petie

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Weekend


photo by mark roper | country style via dust jacket blog


Doesn't this look like the best place to
stay in bed
all weekend long?

Petie