Saturday, July 26, 2014


...back to the familiar reflections on 34.

hello lovelies!

as you may have noticed, i was virtually traveling last week!

it was a joy.

i hope that i found all of your simply irresistible dream destinations.

if i missed anyone, i truly apologize.

i had the most wonderful time traveling with you!

( yesterday's banner tribute and post was for you and your attendees, dear Anita.)

when the travel began, my Mom was two days post op from

total knee replacement.  she is now recuperating in a rehabilitation facility.

she is doing very well.  we are hoping that she can return home Monday or Tuesday.

Dad has been doing great! he is quite independent. his stamina and outlook 

makes my heart strong, and reminds daily how blessed i am to have them still on earth with me!

before mom's surgery, they bought a new puppy!

i must admit...

meet "Pippa"!

...i was a little worried about them taking on a puppy...and surgery... 

AND MOM'S REHABILITATION at the same time.  (my folks are now in their mid 80's)

Pippa is keeping Dad company while Mom is away!

she is also officially a registered visitor at the rehabilitation center!

it's all good!



i am headed off to numerous Saturday errands.

the weather in the Pacific Northwest of America is set for gorgeous once again!

i am dying to gather Sunflowers!

i picked pinned these for to my kitchen "fleur board" 

this morning while sipping my coffee!

they are sooooo August...starting to feel September to me!

it's my favorite transition of the year!

oh man!  time to check out August Vogue!  i am sooo late!

enjoy your weekend!