Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Flowers

Flowers in front of PNC Bank Building, Cleveland, Ohio
Here it is October and look how big these flowers are!  When we plant these kind in our yard, they barely get to be 7 inches high. 

Oct. 1, 2015

At least our rose bush still has some pretty roses on it!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ever Make a Mistake at Work?

I'm sure anyone who has ever held a job has made a mistake at work at some point, but I'm betting it wasn't broadcasted on the media and posted on the Internet with a video for the whole world to know about it.  Aren't you glad?  I am.

That is why I felt so bad for the Indians guy who mistakenly set off the fireworks when the other team scored a homerun.  I'm sure he felt bad enough without being booed by the fans!  As if that wasn't enough for all the people there to know about it, CBS Sports (and perhaps others) did a story about it.  I saw this on Facebook when I read my husband's page who shared it.

Where is the compassion?  I do not think this was news worthy.  By doing a story about this and spreading it on the Internet to me seems very cruel and mean.  No one is perfect, and this certainly didn't hurt anyone and was not a life or death situation.  It did cost the Indians the extra expense of the fireworks, but other than that, no damage was done. 

I am purposely not posting the link in this post because as I said, I feel bad for this man and don't want to give the original article any more attention.  

How do you feel about this?

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Feline Friday--Spunky Doodle and Manny Boy

Spunky sits on Gerard's lap but not mine.
 I am puzzled and a bit jealous about this.  Spunky Doodle never sits on my lap nice like this.  He's not even holding her (maybe that's the secret).  Spunky will sit by a window, lay in the sun and even join me on the bed and let me pet her up nice; however, she doesn't sit or lay on my lap.  Manny Boy will, but not Spunky Doodle.

Manny loves to come up on my lap, especially if I'm reading!
Joining in for Feline Friday.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our 18th Wedding Anniversary--Hard to Believe!

This was then . . .
8-30-97 at Stan Hewitt Gardens, photo taken by Michael Solomon

This is now . . .

No more perm for me! (Taken at our vet where our dog visits every day!)
In 18 years, our lives truly have melded together.  Gerard has a bit less hair and mine is more gray but we are both happy and truly blessed!  Gerard retired at age 62 last November and so we cut back on our charitable donations.  He is waiting until 65 to start getting social security.  We went from two cars down to one and think that was a wise decision.  We really like our 2012 Ford Escape.  It's nice having Gerard home to take care of things that otherwise I'd have to take off work to do.  Abby (our dog) loves having him with her all day!  He even plays some with our cats now.  Besides having less income, the biggest change this year that I am really happy about is that now he helps me with my Sunday School class every week. 

We hope we have many more happy years together.  We highly recommend marriage--the key is to be yourself when dating so you find the right person and do not write off someone based solely on looks.  Inside may be a kind, compassionate and generous unselfish person who will love you deeply in spite of your faults.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Our Big Hole

The City of Parma is replacing the pipes so digging up peoples yards.  This week it's our turn and it seems we hit the jackpot.  Our hole is bigger than the others, taking up not only the tree lawn but also part of our sidewalk.  They dug the hole yesterday and got everyone else's hole refilled except for ours.  The city will replace the sidewalk and plant new grass once they are done, but it sure looks like a mess right now.  I think it's good though that they are replacing the pipes before they broke.

The pile of dirt from our hole.
The pretty new pipe.
They put up a plastic fence all around it.
Hopefully they'll get it all filled back in today. 

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