Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Looking forward to this!!!

Although I live in Northern Kentucky which seems like a million miles away from Appalachia it really is only 2 hours by car. I have always had an interest in this area even though I have no family or kinfolk that are from this area.  I'm looking forward to seeing this documentary.
Shane Simmons and Jason Barton were tired of all of negative media attention southern Appalachia constantly receives, so they decided to change ...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My favorite picture of my favorite girl


Although Riley turned 5 in March and this was taken when she turned 3 it is still my favorite picture of my grandbaby.

And yes, for all of us who have straight, dull, lifeless hair her's is the real deal. Shirley Temple curly!

And yes, for those who read my blog at one time- I'm back!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Shew what a day. When it rains around here it really pours!

Issues, issues and more issues. I went to PT yesterday for my total knee replacment and got good and bad news. I am only 10 degrees off from normal (yeah!) and I have way to much fluid around my knee which keeps me from having my mobility back which in turn would allow me to get out of the house and go job hunting which I am eagerly looking forward to. I'm much more productive when I am working. I think most people are.

So, back to the doctor on Monday and hopefully he will drain the fluid from my knee. I was on a steroid pack, Medrol, and it just tore my stomach up. Since I can't take the Medrol I am back on a ice machine-15 minutes on-15 minutes off. Not so bad but I am just ready for the whole thing to be so over with.

I'm looking forward to hearing what fun things are going on in your world today~


Friday, June 7, 2013

Headed to Ohio's Amish Country

Hey! A great friend of mine, Jenny, and I are headed to Amish country this weekend. We are staying for 3 nights. So excited! I've never been to Amish country but have always been fascinated by the way the Amish live. 

If you have been to the area and have a favorite shop or restaurant please let me know.

Look for pictures later!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


A beautiful day in the Queen City. 
Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Bengals, is center and in the upper right corner is the Great American Ballpark, home of the Reds. Located next to the Red's ballpark is the newest addition to downtown, the Great American Tower. Crowning the top of the tower is a tiara that was inspired by Princess Diana's tiara. 

The tiara was an idea started by St. Louis Based Company, Hok and founding partner Gyo Obata to give this Great American Tower some character.
"Recognizing that we're known as the Queen city. Gyo Obata began to study tiaras that in sense symbols of Queens, and he continued his study of tiaras to study, Princess Diana's tiara."
San Marco said it took about 20 years to make this vision come to life. They wanted to create a unique building downtown, but they also had to make the design realistic to attract new companies and new jobs.
Marco says that really was the primary objective. Something to remember the past, while looking towards the future.
"Very proud of course of the tiara, and the steel workers who put the tiara together, they were special, certainly brave men and women that worked on the tiara to erect it and make it what it is today."

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now you've got a friend

You've got a friend until the end, all you have
To do is just open your heart and let Him in,
You've got a friend.

This is Sammie and Red (I know Red is an awful name but it was the only one we could think of). 
Sammie is the queen mum around our house. She monitors over the cats and our beagle, Gracie Belle. Sammie isn't much for snuggling AT ALL so to find her this close to her friend is funny. 
Now Red is the most laid back cat ever known to man. He is all about love.