Wander

Oh how my heart

Sings

Filled with glorious

Memories.

A captured lifetime

Array

Of Pictures,

My family

Now living above

Or grown and scattered.

A fabulous afternoon

Of wandering

Sweet visuals of

Times that were.

Photography

Captures

Precious moments

Forever carried within

My heart.

What a wonderful

Way to spend a day!

Celebrating the old

Whilst clearing a path

Towards an exciting new.

Kind Regards

and snuggles- K

❀️

It just keeps a coming! 11.18.18

As I continue my quest to ready myself for the move from NH to NC.

🎈

Who knew?

Between my parent’s stuff and my children’s stuff from birth through school days into adulthood!

Add years of all my crafts, sewing, woodworking along with miniatures in the 1/12th scale!

Sorting and sorting from nooks, crannies, totes, closets and file cabinets. All tucked away in the garage, storage and closets!

Am I a hoarder or a sentimental Ol’ fool?

Bring on more Kleenex, I’m diving in again!

😳😒

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Kind Regards and reminiscing- K

Changes 10.29.18

Exciting and scary all at the same time.

My house is being shown this coming weekend.

I’m sorting and boxing up 28 years of my NH life. Getting ready for a change.

Actually, it goes further back if you count the items and memories saved from the sale of my childhood home in early 2000.

Mixed emotions.

Sadness, thankfulness and mindfully staying open to new adventures.

If everything falls into place, a month from now, I shall be living near my youngest granddaughter!

At only 4 1/2, what a delight it will be to be a regular part of her life, instead of flying in every 6 months and FaceTime chats and dinners!

Bittersweet, selfishly wanting both things at once. My home and the freedom to travel to see her every week.

I’ll will keep you posted!

Kind Regards – K

#winning

Mom’s America Has Forgotten

Happy Thursday!

Yes, today is K’s Blog recommendation day, I’m working on them. Stay tuned!

BUT FIRST!

In the last year, something I FEARED was true.

Has PROVED to be true!

THE FORGOTTEN MOMS.

That’s right.

WHO are they?

The majority seem to be woman in their 50s.

Educated, smart, witty and funny.

They have raised their children and are now experiencing empty nest syndrome.

In their 20s, 30s and 40s, they kicked ass and beat down the doors so that their daughters could have the same pay as their male co-workers.

Whether it be due to illness, businesses closing or?

They are struggling.

Suddenly, due to their age, they aren’t quick to be employable anymore. (Yup that’s illegal) but still true!

Because, they don’t have children at home nor have a drinking or drug problem…

They are not eligible for most state or federal programs

They can get, possibly, assistance (approximately 10%), in fuel and electric.

I know there ARE some financial programs to help with medical. ONE plus !

Their homes are ALMOST paid for, and they may drive a nice car.

OOPS! sorry, that’s too much value for any type of assistance!

They can get some groceries at the local food bank. TWO in the plus column!

They are too YOUNG, to touch their retirements without a large decrease in the monthly payment plus will experience a 10- 20% tax hit for withdrawing before retirement age.

They have most likely taken care of and buried both parents.

Grandparents are gone.

Their children don’t want them in their home because they still have the “family” pets! Or they just don’t care! (Sad, but true!)

These loving mom’s have helped their children, when they could.

And suddenly,

THEY ARE ALONE!

What’s the answer?

1) Take a 15 dollar an hour cut in pay to work and still not be able to cover their bills?

2) Become alcoholics and drug addicts so they are more likely to be eligible for state federal help?

That’s if they don’t end up living on the street first!

These smart savvy women are selling everything they can.

Researching the internet for passive incomes and praying!

Some are opening their homes and renting rooms.

Hoping they don’t get screwed over by a tenant that doesn’t pay or destroys half their house!

( That last one comes from personal experience! I’m still attempting to fix the damage on a zero budget so I can rent again!)

THEY/WE are fighters!

THEY/WE have HEART!

So America, I ask YOU!

What ARE YOU GOING to do about it?

The CLOCK IS TICKING!

Kind Regards

And kicking & screaming -K

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Pic and quote compliments of Text2Pic app.

Abby’s Home!

So scary,

To have one of my

Beloved fur children

In a life threatening

Situation.

At first it seemed,

Possible dehydration,

From a very humid day.

Not being spoiled,

I leave the Air conditioner

On for them on hot days.

Friday, I didn’t.

Little dog, aka Abby

Was not herself.

Usually 16 lbs of

Bursting energy!

She gives 89 lb Chief,

A run for his money.

Yet, she adores him.

They have been the big n small duo for 10 years!

Not, this last weekend,

She became lethargic.

I fed her Apple 🍎 sauce.

Put a bowl of water by her.

Sunday morning, when we,

Awoke, her hind legs had stopped working!

WHAT?

HELP!

Was it the new flea and

Tick solution?

I called the vet at 6am.

Two excruciating hours

Later, I met her and a tech

At the animal hospital.

May we X-ray?

YES!!

She had an infected uterus and 3 vertebrae that seemed to be too close together.

Emergency surgery was needed.

Over 1k!

I looked as those beautiful eyes, so full of life, love and trust.

I heard the words 50/50 chance of survival!

YES! DO IT!

Just over 2 hours later I got the call.

She made it through!

Unfortunately, her hind quarters still did not work.

The good news, there was still time.

Not to worry yet!

It was 11 am.

4 pm

The vet called, she had taken Abby out to sit in the grass. The air, fresh gentle breeze, was enjoyed!

Still no walking! But we were making headway!

Monday, 8 am, I called.

Abby had taken a few

steps!!

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Determined lil’ bugger!

That’s my Abby!

Monday 430 pm

I picked her up from

The vets!

She had been walking!

She practically leaped out of the Vet tech’s arms!

Me? I was glowing!

Proud fur momma!

My little girl!

We headed home!

My heart was

Full and it was singing!

🎢🎢🎢🎢

Kind Regards and feeling the love – K

That’s Just My Dad…

Moon River

Wider than a mile

I’ll be crossing

You in style some day…..

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Dad, I can’t believe it’s been 21 years since you went off to play jazz sitting on a cloud!

In the quiet moments of a hard day- I can still hear you guiding me in the right direction.

When I close my eyes I see your smile.

(Playing with my daughter)πŸ’•
(My son, dad’s mini me)πŸ’•

When i listen to music i automatically pick out each individual instrument just the way you taught me.

(2nd from the left)🎺

When i dance i recall how cool it was as a little girl to be waltzing around the room while standing on your feet.

(Dad’s original
mini me, ME)πŸ’•

When i am near someone smoking a Tiparillo -i inhale and it reminds me of your occasional after-dinner cigar.

Each day i feel your gentle nature all around me.

Thank you dad for being you…πŸ’•

That’s just My Dad! ❀️🎢🎡🎢🎺🎺

Kind Regards and

Smiling with memories -K

Retrospective