Thursday, August 30, 2018

NO INTERNET FOR TWO WEEKS? NO CABLE? NO TV? WHAT THE WHAT?

Yes! It's true.
I am moving this weekend
into a brand new place.
It is lovely 
BUT
there is 
NO SERVICE AVAILABLE
there for at least two weeks.
I won't mention any names
about why we won't have service sooner...
but it wasn't me
SO---
If you come looking for me
you might find me
doing something really weird
with my time...
like reading....

My internet shuts off at midnight tonight...
no cable, no internet, no phone---
sigh....what did we do back in the
OLD DAYS?

I will try to pop in from the office
when and as I can....
but I have a tough boss-
so not sure how often that will happen.
Meanwhile, I will be 
Love you all-
I promise I WILL be back!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

RIP IN MY DEAR OLD "BEAR"

A wonderful man
has left this earthly realm.
I am sure that by now
he is singing with the angels....
and what a voice he had.

Barry Christensen 
died as he lived,
peacefully and with joy in his heart.
(shown here with his beatutiful daughter, Beckie)
While heaven is richer,
our world is poorer.

He was connected to our family
on a deep level.
While we are glad he is beyond
all earthly pain and suffering,
our hearts are heavy with the loss.

I hope he knows somehow
how much joy he brought to 
everyone with a voice that was
unequaled to any other I have
ever heard personally.

God speed, Barry!
Forgive the tears because I know 
your mission
was to spread joy~
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SOMEBODY STARTED PRE-SCHOOL TODAY & SOMEBODY GOT GLASSES!

These are the times I miss
because I live several hours
away.

How cute is this?
Little Miss Bright Eyes!
She goes to a Christian pre-school
and is just delighted to be there.
Now- Here's the funny part.
SHE might be delighted
BUT
look at the little girl's face
as she is looking at Anna.
is that funny, or what?

AND
Not to be outdone--
CharlesInCharge
got glasses!
Mimi said he took them 
off and put them on about
ten times 
as he gauged the difference
between blurry and crisp vision.

Off they go for another year
of school adventure.
They look like Irish lads,
don't they?

And WHAT, pray tell,
is Mama Mimi,
the beautiful Irish colleen,
doing with all her
FREE TIME
now that the kids are in school?
Why-she is drinking wine 
and taking selfies with
Miss Peggy Sue.
As you can plainly see,
she is a 
VICIOUS WATCHDOG!

Don't you just feel sorry
for Mimi?
Look how sad she looks!
NOT

Meanwhile, I am still in the process of
Purging & Packing.
If I don't show up in a day or so
send someone to search for me
among the boxes and packing paper.
I may have taped myself in a
box somewhere!

Whew- here is ONE job I 
won't have to do this year!
I hate raking!
I thought it might be easier to MOVE--
I was wrong!

Have a great week!


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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

PICK YOUR FAVORITE RESULTS---A LITTLE LATE

What's the old saying?
"A day late and a dollar short"--
Well, I resemble that remark!

So, you all picked your seat-
(no hidden meaning there at all)
and it looks like there might
be a knock-down-drag-out
to find a seat at a couple of the tables!

Ready to see who is at your table?
Table #1-GREEN RUFFLES
Here you will find the lovely 
Jane the bluebird lady-afraid she would be alone-
Kitty-not sure if she has a cat or not- & Terri
 Debbi (bringing her crystal ball and tamborine-up to no good for sure---and DON'T pay her to tell your fortune either!
 Also seated here is Sue & 
Someone With No Name!
(I'm thinking witness protection plan)?

Table#2-A TOUCH OF GOLD
You will find two Lindas here along with 
Betsy,  Susie, Lauren, 
Missy-who analyzed the whole
table before making her choice, 
Jettie (said the table SPEAKS to her-
didn't know we had a talking table 
but then what do I know)
and
RON-The Cocktail Guy---
Just wait til Jettie has a few of
Ron's cocktails and the
stone wall will be singing to her.

#3 LOVE THOSE LIGHTS
Well, the lights have it.
Lights on? Nobody's home?
Apparently there are lots of people home here!
Carole, Dewena (wants way too much info before deciding-sigh), Nonnie, Debra, 
Tete (I knew it),
Penny, MA, Gert, Kris,
Vee, bobbie, Lisa (already complaining that Fran is drinking too much & Fran is at table #4) Marilyn, Kathleen, Phyllis, Rita,
AnnMarie, Linda, Cindy,
Lorrie (wants to exchange the glasses-
one in every crowd, folks,
Sweet Stephanie, Jeanie, Holly,
Jean, Kay, Sally, Amy, 
Janey & Melanie.  
Whew!  Keep the noise down there, will ya?

#4-BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR
Hi Fran! Barbara, Judy, Dawn,
Pamela, Sandi, &
Dear Deborah who will sit here if 3 is crowded!
JACK (yay! another guy in the group)
& OMGCathy (who sputtered around and finally said she might steal a chair).
Hey- I don't make this stuff up!

#5-LET LOVE GROW
LOVE that you are here!
Sandi, Linda (aLa) Judy, Doris, 
Lisa K & Henny.
(Henny might bring chickens for dinner-
or maybe just to pet--a comfort animal, if you will,
although the airlines might change that rule
before she flies to the party)

#6-FRANKLY LOVING FERNS
Oh- my green loving, nature loving gals!
Cecelia-careful-she may paint while she eats-
AFTER she finally decided where she would sit,
Tina, Leslie (who is bringing her own wineglass,
& Laura & bonny Bonnie.  
You should have fun girls!

#7-COURTLY COURTYARD
Sandi (complained there was no food there),
Sylvia (who never complains about anything),
Diane (Wants to sit at the head of the table-Go aHEAD---get it?  Never mind)
Joyful Chaos(alias, I'm sure)
Penny, Laura, Linda,
Kathy (finds it peaceful-wait til you all get going and we'll see how PEACEFUL it is),
Ellie (bringing her cat), Linda (Life &L), Bonnie,
Denise (I called my brother's son DeNephew)
Rose (picked this table because the seats are padded), Bethany Sandie, Cathy, Cindy (forgot my name-but I'll seat her anyway) Kim, Sheri, 
Jann & LV (who doesn't really want to be outside but doesn't want to miss the party)

WOW!  I LOVE that you take the time
to play along.
I tried to make sure everyone got
at the right table.
I hope I didn't forget anyone--forgive me if I did!
I got interrupted at least 25 times trying
to pull this together.
I may have a little less hair left
than when I started~!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!!





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Sunday, August 19, 2018

HAPPY SUNDAY TO YOU!!!

Good Morning!

Up to another day of 
PURGING & PACKING!

I will get the 
Pick Your Favorite Table
results tallied today
and posted tomorrow.

Have two grands sleeping
in various spots here this morning.
Going to be a warm, humid
wonderful day here~
Hope YOUR DAY is 
wonderful, too!
~Love to you~
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PICK YOUR FAVORITE-FALL TABLE SETTING

Well-Here we go!
I figured if I didn't get back here soon,
y'all would forget my name.

What better way to reappear than with a
PICK YOUR FAVORITE?!?!
Here's the scenario-
It is an outdoor wedding.
All you have to do is show up,
be on your best behavior,
and if you don't have anything nice to say
about someone----
don't say anything....
come sit by me.

Remember- 
Pick ONE TABLE--
Otherwise you will
PAY FOR YOUR OWN MEAL!

So, without further ado-
here we go!

Table #1
GREEN RUFFLES

Table #2
A Touch of Gold

Table #3
Love Those Lights
Table #4
Bring Your Own Chair
Table #5
Let Love Grow
Table #6
Frankly Loving Ferns
Table #7
Courtly Courtyard
Okay!  Now---
Pick a table and I will be back
in a couple of days to let you
know who you will be sitting with....
some of you are going to
be surprised!

Have a wonderful Tuesday.
I am off to push the old boys
around at the VA this morning.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

FALL IS COMING- HARD TO BELIEVE



I don't know about you
but I can already feel
hints of Fall in the air.
I noticed some trees with leaves 
that are tinged with color already. 

Remember before Pinterest?
I had books-lots and lots of loose leaf books.
They were full of ideas and things that I love.
I am digging a few of them out for 
FALL IDEAS.
Most of them came from 

Outside, I am smitten by this.
Fall is just moving in 
but there is lots of green left.
I would love to have chairs and plants
that looked like this.
How about a little corner of the garden
decorated like this?
At the end of the day
 what could be better than 
hanging out by a firepit?
Know what else is magical about Fall?
A Fall Fairy Garden?
Do you remember that the  little girls and I
used to put together
Fairy Garden of our very own?

Here is what it looked like 
when we first made it.
Want to know how it looks 
decorated for Fall?
We let the fairies 
take care of their own garden.
Can you spot the house?
Stinking Fairies!!!!

Hope you have a 
wonderful day and 
enjoy every last moment
of summer.
Fall and winter will soon be upon us---
ready or not!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Just A Quick Link to The Real Estate Blog

Good morning!
If you haven't signed up to 
follow me at
KOS Realty Group 
yet--I would love it if you did.

You might even find a bit
of my wacky humor there!
You know me!

Here's a little blurb
about first a first time buyer.
Click on the picture or below it for the link.
Thanks so much-
back soon with details
of what is happening
in our lives!

Have a GREAT week!!!


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

BEGGING FOR SOME HELP HERE!!! A FAVOR PLEASE!

As most of you know by now,
I went back to work full time
with my son in a newly created
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS.
While the KOS family is 
in its 4th generation
as business & property
owners and developers,
this is the first branching out
into public real estate.
KOS REALTY GROUP
is finally a reality.

So---I am IT for the time 
being when it comes to 
office work, follow up, etc.
I did not renew my license
but I am a broker's assistant
and can do all the pre-work 
and follow up to a sale, listing, 
or project.

I promised that I would
start a 
REAL ESTATE BLOG.
~and~
I did-with many thanks to 
She is just a tremendous source
of information and so very helpful
and creative.

This will be a different kind
of real estate blog.
This blog is not all numbers
and BORING statistics.
This blog will have
customer profiles (if they want it),
financial information, interest rates,
sales info, customer recipes, 
staging before-and-afters,
(yeah- I get to play a bit with this job)
and current trends
We don't want to miss out on those
trends, do we?

AND
Here's where I need the help!
Because I want my son to
think I know what I am doing
could you please pop over and 
sign up to follow or maybe leave
a comment?

The first feature is about 
the first house that my son sold
as a brand new realtor.
Long time followers might
even recognize a face or two in there!

Bear with me-
the blog is a work in progress
and it will get better!

Thank you so much.
You guys/gals are 
THE BEST---
but you already know that.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A PRAYER REQUEST-FOR SYLVIA & HER HUBBY, CURTIS

Like many of us bloggers,
as we age,
unexpected health issues
visit us.

Sylvia, 
has asked for prayers
for her husband's health.
She does not want to go 
into detail at this time
but would like prayers
for him.
This was taken on their
50th Anniversary.

And-as you pray for Curtis,
please pray for Sylvia's
PEACE OF MIND
as she tends her husband.
Being a caregiver is
NOT EASY
and not for the 
faint-of-heart.

So, if you could just take
a moment and wing
a little prayer up,
I would be grateful...
and so will Sylvia.

If you are 
NOT A PRAYING PERSON
please send healing thoughts
and well wishes their way.

Thanks so much.
You are all
THE BEST BLOGGING FRIENDS.
I am blessed to have you
as part of my life.

I will pop around your blogs
as I can later today.
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