Thursday, March 23, 2017


One of the ladies in our complex wanted to do a traditional Saint Patrick Day luncheon for a group of the senior women.  The calendar filled up and so we had it on Monday, instead of Friday.

The table was decorated so cute, and the food was delicious. Corn beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.   Fresh mint tea, hot rolls.
 These two ladies, Rosemary and Priscilla did all the work.  Rosemary did the cooking, and Priscilla was her right hand.
 We had a drawing for a little gift. (a green bead necklace and earrings) and Lupia won it.  She is the little lady in the middle and just celebrated her 97th birthday.  She was so cute as she told us it was the first time in her life she had won anything.  Everyone was so glad her name was picked out of the bag.

Since it was just for "women", Rosemary made sure Don got a plate.  He was one happy camper!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


This week the word is "Fairies".  Several ideas came to my mind..The "Tooth Fairy", "Tinker Bell", a "Fairy Village" but decided on a pretty princess fairy with a bouquet of magic wands.

I started with a pencil sketch and then decided to add some watercolor.  I like both!

To see all the "Fairies" from the other artists please click on the Scribble Picnic ~ Fairies on the side bar.

Monday, March 20, 2017


 I wish I knew the names of these flowers I'm showing, but I don't.  I just enjoy the colors and fragrance as I walk along the paths.

I think this one is a hibiscus.  

This is a close up of the bloom.  A lovely lavender.

These line the pathway to the laundry room and parking lot.
 They maintain the grounds so well, that you never see a weed.  Only lovely landscaping.

Another kind of beauty!  This was the cake served at our March Birthday Party at the clubhouse.  A milk cake, with tons of whipped cream frosting and glazed strawberries.  Melts in your mouth!

This is going to be a crazy week, so don't know how much blogging I will be doing.  
  • One of the ladies here at the Villa is making a Belated Saint Patrick Day luncheon today at noon.  And I have already started the laundry.
  • Tueday ~ last dental appointment...Hope it's not a root canal....No matter how hard I try...I don't like going to the dentist...
  • The beat goes on...I won't bore you with the rest of my week.
How is your week looking??

Saturday, March 18, 2017


 Exodus 23: 2 "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.".....

Stand with me, Jesus, when I turn from the crowd and walk the lonely road.  When I break from the group because the group is going in the wrong direction let me know that You are near.  The easy way, the wrong way, if often crowded with a loud, enthusiastic throng whose excitement is contagious.  Your way is more often traveled alone, or so it seems.  But You, Lord, are with me.  You will never leave me or forsake me.  I am counting on Your Presence, Lord, even now.  I love You.  Amen.

Matthew 7:13-14.  "Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life,, and only a few find it."

I pray you have found the narrow way ~  Jesus said " I AM the WAY"

Have a great Sunday and a great week!

Prayer Taken from the Maranatha Worship Bible
Photo from Lake Tahoe ~ the path to the cabin

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The word this week for Scribble Picnic is "LANTERN".

My illustration is a lantern that sits on my coffee table with a battery candle.  A sketch in pen and color pencils.

Be sure to click on  Scribble Picnic on the sidebar to see the way the other artists are lighting up the world.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


 Our grandson Marc is getting married July 1.  His bride to be loves succulents and gave me a start from her variety.  I think they look really cute in this small tin bucket.
 Lunch with our daughter and sil at El Pescador.
 I had the salmon lunch.  All this food for $10.99.  The salmon was pan seared just perfect!  Brought home half!  Delicious.
Today was my cooking class at the Villa.  I made "Taco Salad" and a "half and half" cake.  I wanted to do something for Saint Patrick Day so made a white cake with green swirl, and frosted with half colored coconut and half plain for those who don't care for coconut.
I was a delightful time and how nice to enjoy lunch after the class.  They watch ~ and they they eat.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017


HAPPY FACE ~ Vanilla Latte

HAPPY FACE ~ ME having that Latte with my Dearest at MiMi's

HAPPY FACE ~ Stopping by Trader Joe's for fresh flowers

Have you had any "Happy Faces" today?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


"I love sailing on a rainy day"

Something new for Creative Tuesday.  A new Art co-op hosted my Michael.

We are now Scribble Picnic with a weekly word to illustrate.  Today's is "UMBRELLA"
Click on my "Scribble Picnic" on my sidebar to see all the other participants.

Monday, March 6, 2017


Getting back into the swing of things after my month in Oregon hasn't been easy.  I brought home a cold, and still working on getting over it!  

I decided instead of corn beef and cabbage, I would make cabbage rolls.  They were really good.  One of the ladies at the Villa is going to make a luncheon on St. Patrick's Day of the traditional corn beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots.  Can't wait!!

Started a new Women's Bible Study ~ "Becoming a Titus 2 Woman" by Martha Peace.  I really like it!

With this cold I haven't been around to visit all of you, but will be working to visit each of you in the next week.