Happy Birthday, Grandson

Saturday, June 11, 2015

     June 11 – birthday of my eldest grandson, Brandon Ray Robinson.  He is 21 years old today.  I love this child/man.  He has always been such a loving, caring person.  Brandon also has a rather interesting intelligence…his mind grabs ideas and stretches them in unique ways.  I enjoy listening to or having dialogue with him regarding almost any subject.

     Brandon, I wish you the happiest of birthdays.  I wish this year be the best year yet for you.  I wish that you have many, many more best years.  Grandson,  I love you all the way to the last house.

Brandon's 21st birthday - July 11, 2015
Brandon’s 21st birthday – July 11, 2015
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Spanky & Brandon – August 5, 2006

Being thankful

As old as I am, I still struggle against wanting instant gratification. It helps me when I stop everyday and thank my God for all He has entrusted to me.

Cristian Mihai

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”Oprah Winfrey

We all want something. We all lost something. We all love something. Some let themselves be guided by their passions, while others take to the rational way of acting… some choose to hug an illusion, others a dream, and on their loneliest nights they feel empty and weak and scared, while others choose to act… they want to create, to build, to enhance, to evolve, to wage war against the entire world if need be.

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Hello, and Welcome to My Universe!

Well, here I sit.  So much to say and don’t know where to start.  My retirement from the world of regular paychecks starts January 1st, 2016.  I am so ready for this, but also a bit apprehensive.  For so many years, there’s not been enough time to do all the things I’ve wanted to do.  Soon, I’ll have all the free time I could want.  How will I use that time?  My interests are rather eclectic – will I keep switching from one to another?  Probably.

My Mission is “Hats For Homeless”.  Each year since about 2005, I crochet and collect lots and lots of hats.  Then, about a week or two before Christmas, my grandchildren and I, along with various relatives and friends, give them away to the homeless people at a shelter in downtown Tulsa.  We get lots of love and a few pictures.

I love photographs.  And I’m learning not only how to take photos, but also how to edit them.  It’s a fascinating journey. There is so much to learn.  I just got the Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle which has tons of educational material, plus links to even more.  It will take me a long time to work my way through this, and I’ll love every minute of it.  I’ll be posting my progress here as I go along.

Reading a good book or three is another favorite pastime for me.  I have a few favorite authors and seem to find new ones now and then. I’ll try to do some book reports from time to time.

There’s more, but it’s after midnight, way past my bedtime.  Two out of three of our dogs are curled up around me here on the bed where I’m sitting with my laptop, typing instead of sleeping.

  Dogs Papillon ChihuahuaThis is Rosie, the Chihuahua, and Spanky, the Papillon.  I have pictures of Dixie, the baby, somewhere.  Okay, here she is.

Dixie_201503So it’s goodnight, sleep tight, sweet dreams and don’t let the bedbugs bite.