Monday, March 30, 2020

Not All Masks are Ugly

Since Chelle has been making  masks for a local hospital, she thought she would make some for her family. I'm not sure if the thought, or the fabric came first, but whatever, the idea  hatched and now she has a mask and so does Ashley.  And their love of cats is evident. It would be fun if all masks look as cute as these, but obviously that is not the case.

I certainly  would like to have a nice one, or even an ugly one to wear  out  to the pharmacy tomorrow.  It is a shame that Chelle with her skills lives at least 8 hours away when driving. I'm feeling a little bit like I shouldn't be out at all. I most definitely am in the high risk age group.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Remembering January

Now that we can't get out and go as we always have, we have time  to sit and remember when. Remember when Santa came. Remember skiing the slopes. Remember when Aunt  Sarah and Uncle Michael came and brought Katie and Patrick to visit after Christmas. We celebrated the new year together. We had lots of fun...Remember when  we went to The Shops at Foothills and ice skated.

We hope to do it again next winter. But for now, lets find something fun to do at home.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Unicorn Rainbow Cheesecake

I do believe this is THE ORIGINAL  Unicorn Rainbow Cheesecake. It is exactly what Julia requested for her birthday. Her mom, who is a wonder in the kitchen, was able to supply it.  And Julia was quite  happy.
Julia was a sweetheart about this special day. The country had just been  turned upside down.  Things were not the same at all, but Julia was excited to have her birthday party at home with just her Mom and Dad and two brothers. She turned a BIG 4.

I'll probably make another layout later and use this picture, but  I'm adding it right now to show how good it looked.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Pajamas and Bubbles

Julia's  Pajamas remind me of  the Corona virus pandemic now. These pictures are dated on Christmas Day...and now three months later, many of us are wearing  PJS all day long because  it is recommended for us to stay at home; and here in Ohio, the weather has produced  pretty much stay in the house kind of days.

Today is a perfect example. I've worn pajama with a bed jacket all day long. They are very comfortable.

The unfortunate part is, if one eats more out of boredom and doesn't get enough exercise, she could grow out of her clothes  while remaining very comfortable in her pajamas.  I predict many diets once the pandemic is over.

Actually, that is better than not having enough to eat, which  could happen to some as well.

While we are  cooped up in our homes, we need to appreciate that we have a home with everything we really need and a God who will stay by our side ready to guide us through.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Beware of Dog

Short and sweet tonight...Beware of the dog. She will steal your heart.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Solitaire Level 750

As  I wrote at the bottom: "No, I don’t always dress up to play Solitaire. But this morning I went to church. Later in the day I sat down, pulled out my phone and started to play. It wasn’t long until I, Lou Ann, reached the level 750 and was given the title Queen Bee. I can’t accept it, because that is the ORU  title for Paulette . She deserves that title, not me.

I  find it amusing that they keep coming up with title names for every 10 more  series of games won. Some of them are pretty good, some pretty poor and some are ludicrous.

I don't know why I do it. I'm hooked, not because I need to feel accomplished or anything. I just do it while I watch Tucker, which is practically the only TV I watch. To me TV needs accompaniment and for  me, that can be solitaire.

I do it when  I'm bored...yes, I'm boring.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Here is  Julia's family at their church's candlelight service Christmas eve.

Almost three months later, Julia had her 4th birthday on March the 16th. The family .celebrated at home and here is a picture of her with her cake.  Look at that candle! It is a very special  birthday centerpiece full of candles. Lots  to blow out. But she managed to do it well.