Tuesday, February 26, 2013

IT'S NOT MY JOB..........................................


Have you ever had a request from someone and been torn as to whether you should help them....or not?  

This morning it happened to me in regards to my beautiful grandson.....I was asked to keep him all weekend and give up plans of ours that had been made for several months...because of conflicting schedules and illness..we have been unable to get together with these friends..who, by the way, are like family.  

I explained the situation to the person requesting the favor and felt guilty the whole time.  The situation is quite serious on the requestor's end....and it was all I could do to say no, I'm sorry I can't do this.  You also must understand that we are VERY available to take care of our grandson most of the time.

When I discussed the situation with my wonderful soul mate....his reply was quite simple.....Jo, you can't take care of everyone......keep the focus on our life and let others take care of their own.

Such a simple concept....but at times so very hard to follow.

Hugs,

Jo  
p.s. I know photo has no relevance...but I just liked it.  I found it on the net somewhere.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

RED BOOTS.........................................





I purchased MY FIRST pair of cowboy boots at 65 years old.....and they had to be RED!


You might be curious why a woman of my age would be purchasing a pair of cowboy boots.....first of all....they are extremely comfortable and warm.  Second....they make me smile each time I wear them...and third....We  live in Montana and Arizona.

We have been having some very cold weather here as of late and I have finally gotten loads of use from them.

I wear them with long skirts as well as jeans and slacks....and the RED is perfect for making a little statement with any outfit.
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Went to the Arabian Horse Show this week with a friend....walked around all day ....and my feet felt great at the end of the day.

Don't know why I waited so long to purchase a pair!  (O:

Oh....BTW.....the first picture is the front of a card a very dear friend sent me....she suffers from boot envy!!!  LOL LOL ......at least that is what she tells 
me.  The card could not have been more PERFECT.
I think everyone should own a RED pair of boots or at least a RED pair of shoes....they DO put a little more pep in your step!!

hugs,

Jo


Sunday, February 10, 2013

THE WILD BUNCH..........................




I know that much of the country is digging itself out of snowdrifts of varying heights....here in AZ we are cold....but.....NO SNOW.....at least where we are.

Just wanted to send a little springtime to all of you....these tulips were at my local greengrocers and couldn't pass them up.  I love it when tulips drape themselves lazily over their vase.  Perfect gift for myself (and the house) for the upcoming holiday.

This year my beautiful soul mate and myself are going to a musical downtown in celebration of the holiday.


Songs that we remember...although a few of you might not.  (O:
Our dearest friends are going with...and we plan on a romantic dinner before the show.  Ahhhh..romance.....so important to keep it alive and well!!

I  know  Valentine's Day is fast approaching....so from our house to yours.....Happy Valentine's Day!

hugs,

Jo

ON WISDOM............................................

"THE ART OF WISDOM IS KNOWING WHEN TO SPEAK YOUR MIND....AND WHEN TO MIND YOUR SPEECH." Don't know where I found t...