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Mom and Cousin Al's birthday at Disneyland

Thursday, September 18, 2014


My mom - I took her to my home because of the 100 degree temperatures we have been having and her house was sooo hot. I have air conditioner at my home. She enjoys being outside and was admiring my yellow roses.



For my cousin's Al birthday - we went to Disneyland and the first ride he wanted to go on was Splash Mountain - of course we were sitting up front and when we down the big dip - Even though I hid behind him I still got soaked - my hair was wet, my clothes and everything underneath my clothes were wet. It felt good because it was so hot - but my hair is curly and I didn't bring anything to tame it :(

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Near the Thunder Ride is a great BBQ place - they give you all the chicken, ribs, coleslaw and beans you can eat and drinks. The chicken and ribs were great and the coleslaw - I am not a big eater but my cousin is and we did a good job with the food - didn't want to waste it - after that we did more walking. Goofey was dressed up as a skeleton and I thought he looked cute.


I enjoy that Disneyland does a display of the Day of the Dead - very cool.


We went on Space Mountain and Tower of Terror - after those two rides which made my hair worse - I told my cousin I am definitely too old for these rides - yeeks - I felt so dizzy after.

We enjoyed our day and Al had a great birthday :)







  
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KENDRACARROLL 10/2/2014 7:42PM

    I am so terribly behind with sparking...
Looks like you guys had a great day at Disneyland.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/19/2014 10:16PM

    Loved the pictures!! You mom looks so happy! I always got soaked on rides like Splash Mountain. I can't handle Space Mountain though! Too scarey! Loved the pictures! Made me wish I were able to go to Disney World.

I have my sparkpage shut off right now so if you need to reach me you will have to send sparkmail.

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RORYLYONS 9/19/2014 2:35AM

    Great photos of your fun visit to Disneyland. emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 9/19/2014 1:32AM

    Looks like you had a great time at Disneyland. But you dried off fast enough with the hot weather your having. We were in low 70's today and tomorrow could get closer to 80 especially if the rain holds off---otherwise it could get very muggy, don't care for that. Your n mom looks well, glad you have her at your place with the heat spell, and with no AC at her place could be very dangerous for someone her age. You are a very good daughter.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/18/2014 8:47PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Al!! emoticon

It has been hot. I can see why the water felt good lol. I agree, Goofy looked cute. He didn't dress like that when we were younger. Disneyland always decorates so cute for each season. I'm so glad you took your Mom to your House so she could be comfortable. That is such a cute picture of her. Your Roses look good. Most of my Rose bushes are struggling for some reason. It's the same for our neighbor's Roses.

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SEATTLE58 9/18/2014 7:52PM

    Oh, how fun and it and it looks like you enjoyed it to the fullest! What a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays! I'd love that too! Wheeeeeeee!

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TERRY631 9/18/2014 7:39PM

    Looks like you all had so much fun! Laughing at the curly hair comments...I have curly hair and can relate :) Nice to celebrate! Your mom looks great, btw. emoticon emoticon

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Kittie, Jona & flowers

Thursday, July 24, 2014




I am still babysitting my daughter's Natalie cats Kittie & Jona
Kittie likes to keep cool by sleeping in the bowl in the bathroom. Jona likes to sleep

Even though it has been hot here my flowers are doing good - even my chili pepper plant is giving me chili :) but I did loose a couple of plants because of the heat :(

Hope everybody is keeping cool and have a great weekend

  
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BARBANNA 8/7/2014 10:19PM

    I love all the cats and flowers. The cats are precious and the flowers are amazing! Have a great family reunion and enjoy your company! emoticon

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FRAN0426 7/24/2014 11:44PM

    Cute kitties your watching for you daughter, sounds like they have adjusted well staying with you. You flowers are beautiful, and with all the heat you have been having that is an accomplishment.

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SEATTLE58 7/24/2014 9:30PM

    The kitties are so darling and I love your colorful flowers. They all look so vibrant, including the kitties!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/24/2014 9:22PM

    Your plants are beautiful and the kitties are adorable. Kittie looks very amusing!! They are obviously both taken care of well and don't miss any meals. LOL.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/24/2014 6:07PM

    The cats put a smile on my face. Kittie sure looks like Cruzer. Your flower garden is looking fantastic this year. I lost my Petunias due to the heat. The Chili's and Roses look real good!
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RAPUNZEL53 7/24/2014 5:50PM

  Great Pictures!

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Cousin Al

Sunday, July 06, 2014





My cousin Al will be 49 this September and he is in remission from his cancer for the last several years. He plays in a baseball league in the San Diego area for the age group of 45 and older. They made it to the playoffs a few Sundays ago but lost the game to be champions. He said they have another chance in October to become champions. In my book he already is. During his series of chemo he never gave up and he pressed on to handle the effects of his chemo. I was there to help him through it. He now works out every day and keeps himself in shape to play baseball. I am very proud of him.

He was very happy to have his two nephews come and cheer him on during the 2nd game.

Hope everybody had a great 4th of July :)


  
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TERRY631 7/14/2014 4:10PM

    Just seeing this now, because I was away. Cheers to him for all that he has overcome and for making it with his team into the playoffs. He looks great and much younger than his age!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/8/2014 12:54AM

    Tell Al he doesn't look his age. He keeps in shape alright. Even though his team didn't win the big game, they did great. His Nephews are adorable!

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BARBANNA 7/7/2014 8:09PM

    Totally inspiration story thanks for sharing. You are great for supporting him, I am sure that made a big impact. Thanks for sharing! I hope he wins in October! emoticon

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FRAN0426 7/6/2014 5:40PM

    Sounds like a great guy, and continued remission I pray for him. Love the way you are in his corner. A lot of people just sit and worry about their cancer returning, that is an unknown---better to enjoy the time you have, than regret not doing so while you can live. Your cousin is doing a great job with that.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/6/2014 2:26PM

    Al sounds like a wonderful guy. And you are a terrific cousin. I love the way that your family is so close. You have your priorities straight.

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HMBROWN1 7/6/2014 1:49PM

    Best wishes to you and your brother. Glad to hear that he is doing well.

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Kitte & Joana - Mother's Day Gift & Camping :) & flowers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Umm - as you can tell Kittie is a Dodger fan & she loves to sun by the sliding door.

Flowers from my sister for mother's day & a very nice candle from my daughter Shelley for Mother's Day.

Then there is Jona with her serious face.




Went on a quick camping trip this weekend - near Bishop - - it was a nice weekend - warm - very relaxing - did walking in the morning and afternoon and especially to go to the restroom was a really good walk.

Came home and was glad to see my flowers did well even though I hadn't watered them for two days.



Hope everybody is having a great week :)

  
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BARBANNA 7/4/2014 5:14PM

    Thanks for the fantastic Spark Goodie! I am very appreciate of your friendship and sweet words in my journey. Life is crazy sometimes but the one constant is my Spark buddies and their outstanding support. Thanks so much! emoticon

These pictures speak volumes about you and your family! You are wonderful!! emoticon emoticon


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TERRY631 6/19/2014 2:40PM

    Loved seeing all of the pictures :) Flowers, card, candle, camping trip...all are so nice :) emoticon

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FRAN0426 6/11/2014 9:33PM

    Glad you had a nice time camping this past weekend Marlinda. Your flowers look beautiful and love the Mother's Day gifrs.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/11/2014 7:25PM

    Loved the pictures of the kitties. They are sooooooooooo cute!!

Your mother's day gifts were really nice!

Loved the pics of the camping trip too. Made we want to get outside.

The flowers are very nice. I love all of the colors!

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KENDRACARROLL 6/11/2014 1:28PM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Love the pics of your camping trip.
Always great to get out of town.


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SHAMROCKY2K 6/11/2014 2:23AM

    Love the pictures.. Nothing in the world quite like camping! emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/11/2014 1:41AM

    I haven't been up there for years. It is pretty. Glad you had the chance to go!

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Flowers

Sunday, April 27, 2014



Flowers in my front area.




Back patio area. The dirt in my yard is so difficult to work with - also I have issues with roots. When I was trying to plant my little flowers it was hard - but I did it and I think it looks pretty good. When I water - I need to make sure it goes to the roots because when I dig around the dirt - it is dry.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

  
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BARBANNA 5/10/2014 7:07PM

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 4/29/2014 3:17PM

    Beautiful :)

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FRAN0426 4/28/2014 1:01AM

    You did a fantastic job planting your flowers, should be even more lovely when they grow some.

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IMREITE 4/27/2014 9:12PM

    It is still too cold by us to plant annuals or new plants but my daffys are up.

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TERRY631 4/27/2014 7:15PM

    Beautiful flowers, Marlinda :) I especially love the roses.

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/27/2014 2:15PM

    Looking cheery. Love all of the colors. The cart is cute, so is the snail. Your roses bushes are beautiful. Is the yellow/green an Iceburg? What a unusual color. I like it!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/27/2014 12:49PM

    Love the flowers!! So pretty! I wish I could grow roses but Japanese beetles here have a feast on them.

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