Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, September 16, 2017

POPPING IN TO SAY HI~STILL ALIVE AND KICKING

SO...
For ALL of you that have asked me
WHERE ARE YOU?
I am HERE!!

This weekend I am at the base of this bridge
in the UP of Michigan.
MyHero had his 18 month post cancer treatment
throat scope and check up on Friday.
As soon as we were done,
we packed up
and headed north.
Doc says his throat looks good--
but still swollen.
That's okay- Cancer free is good!

Today if he is a GOOD BOY,
we will go see the monks and he can
buy himself a treat!
This place is FANTASTIC!!!
Some of what I've been up to---
I have enjoyed my flowers and sunsets
and even read a couple of books.
I PROUDLY watched
THIS ONE-otherwise known as CJK-
transform into a MAGGOT 
(the ONLY maggot, thank you)
in the play to finish out his pre-school years.
No one could be prouder than we were
of our little maggot!

I watch him Monday thru Thursday 
after school and will volunteer 
one afternoon a week at his school.
I will go from my VA shift
over to his school---a mile or so apart.

These three headed off to school-
Ria going into 8th grade
at a brand new school.
SweetCheeks--with new glasses--
(the better to see my wrinkles with)
going into 5th grade,
and Lulu a sophomore already.
Mimi's two boys- BigBoyE & CharlesInCharge
 are in 2nd grade and kindergarten....
They were so scared getting on the bus
that their hair stood on end.
or it might have been crazy hair day at school
AND
Not to be outdone in the hair department
Miss Bright Eyes cut her hair
tight to her head just in time for 
her three year old pictures
at her little 2-mornings-a-week
church pre-school.
She's a corker!
We are headed down to Mimi's house
next weekend.
Can't wait to see that crazy crew.

Older grands- are John M.
off for his 2nd year of college.
He is one of the fastest runners
in the whole country.
and Miss A--a senior at the 
same school Lulu attends.
This is a prom picture with her date.
  I have other grands, too, 
but don't have permission to 
post pictures of them.

I have been working on a big project
that I will share in a week or so.
I am just not quite ready to put it out there yet..
but it is something fun!

AND---I am still planning on taking the trip
with my best friend in life, Sandy,
mid-October.
We are taking a truck of things to her
vacation home in Colorado.
Looks like we picked up a coupla fellas
along the way there.....
Being as I AM blond--
I get to be the blonde....sorry Sandy...
friendship only goes so far....
Sandy and I laugh about everything, 
anything
and nothing.
Everyone needs a friend like that.

So---if you are very good and 
promise to NOT put Ex-Lax in 
your husband's brownies when you 
are mad at him.....
I might have a little
giveaway that you can enter.

See you shortly with
A GIVEAWAY 
and news about my project.  

AND-
A very happy anniversary today to
Mimi & HarleyMan!
Eleven years today---
Love you to the moon and back.
(mom & dad to Ethan/Charlie & Bright Eyes)

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

TAKING A BREAK.......AND WHERE IS NANA GOING?

Here, there & everywhere.
I am taking a brief 
BREAK FROM BLOGGING.

I am spending some time with the kids
before they go back to school,
even if that one knocked me down
in the bouncy house every time 
I stood up.

I am
visiting some kids that are
already in school,

and getting ready to take a 
ROAD TRIP
with my girlfriend of 46 years!
Sandy-sister-by-choice-
She might look all nice and sweet
but don't let THAT fool you!!
We met when we were mere girls
and have stayed connected all these years
in spite of the fact that we have both
moved cross country several times.

Just to tell you what kind of sport she is-
I bought HER her wedding dress
on the way to HER wedding.
AND she wore it!
You can read that post here
Her mom was NOT happy having to
do alterations at the last hour.
Pfffftt...I knew her better than she knew herself.
Who else could pick out a wedding gown for you
except your best friend.
Don't know WHAT ever happened to her
other outfit.
Good Lord- a pants suit of all things!!!  lol
She has a new home in a new state
and I am going to 
spend her husband's money
help her move a few things around
in her new house.

Just call us Thelma & Louise
without the bad luck 
and we aren't planning on driving off
any cliffs.

I will be back before you know it
with stories and pictures.

Have a wonderful few time while I am gone!!!

Love all you peeps!

One last thing--
I lost my blog list and had to rebuild it.
IF you don't see your name on my sidebar
and want it added
please let me know.
I apologize if I missed your name
on my list of 800+ blogs
(yes-I am nuts-thanks for asking).....
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Friday, August 18, 2017

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN- FUNNY ON FRIDAY-AdNonsense

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN

Squintina's family watched
entranced
as she took her first bite.
Little did she know she was
eating
Ricky The Racoon,
the rascal that had
been raiding their garbage cans.

Dad had quite enjoyed using his
meat grinder to process him into
sausage form.


Oscar Meyer Ad-Country Living

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I have too much trouble with it and it interferes
with people leaving a comment.
If you are reading my blog through Google+
I hope you can find another way to access my blog.
Have a great Friday!
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MY HERO (Oh Yeah-and to ME)

She wore flowers in her hair-
Yes she did!

42 years of marriage started here-
on the riverbank in Alva, Florida.
Whoop-de-doo
When did I get wrinkles and
when did his hair disappear?

sigh

The bride wore a Gunne Sax gown
and the groom wore a
BLUE LEISURE SUIT!
LOL

Then, we had to re-marry a few years later
IN A CHURCH
just to make everyone happy!

And where are those pictures?
Yeah- I am wondering that, too! 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
I am planning on doing the same!
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A QUICK UPDATE FOR A FRIEND- SUSIE-SHE JUNKS BLOG

Just posting this for all of you that follow
Susie @ SheJunks
Her computer is not working-but 
somehow she is able to get emails.
She can't blog, though, and wanted
you to know.
If you want to leave her a message
her email is: huckleberry1@tds.net
She hopes to get her computer
back up and running soon.

That's it--
over and out!
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HAPPY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY LULU!!!!

Where has the time gone?

Weren't you a baby just yesterday?

You have always been such a sweet loving girl.
Here you are at Disney loving on Piglet.
I've always told everyone 
that they will never have to
wonder what you are thinking because
your eyes speak volumes.
You are growing up way too fast.
I can see the promise of the beauty
you are going to be as a woman.
You are such a wonderful big sister.
Kind and loving.
From little girl to 
being an awesome volleyball player
and then to 
Freshman Court last year!
Where has the time gone?

Don't grow up TOO fast, honey.
Enjoy this year of being 
FIFTEEN.

-Love you with all my heart-
Nana

ps. I'll be at the VA this morning
but thinking of you, Lulu!
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

PICK YOUR FAVORITE RESULTS! Who Are YOU Sleeping With?

Well Then!
This was fun!

Some of you poor people
just couldn't make up your mind.
So, if you chose two or three
(or some of you picked FOUR rooms)
I made up your mind for you.
Why you ask---Well,
Just because I can!

Just like the Motel Six-
You get the room I picked for you!

So here is who you are sharing a room with..
And some of those rooms better take up
the better part of an upper story
cuz there are a lot of you in one room.

Just to refresh your memory
here were your choices:

Ready?  I didn't add any last names
so if you think you are in the wrong room,
keep looking!

#1 Bask In The Sun:
Kim, Krishna, Penny, Lisa, Jenn, Brenda,
Carla, Nonie, Judy, Betsy, Jan, Vee, Karen,
Denise, Sheila, Sugar, Kathy, Becky, Suzanne,
Donna, Deb & Eileen

#2 Blue-Graphic Art
Kathy, Sandie, Susan, Carol, Anne,

#3 PEPTO PINK
WHAT?  No one? Anyone? Someone?
Okay- Sandi-You get this room
because you didn't think you wanted
to share with a bunch of people.
Don't like pink? Put your eye mask on,
sweetie-pie-LOL

#4 RUSTIC RETREAT
Karen Ann, Liz, Carol S., Diane,
Billie Jo, Cheryl, Chubmoma, Cindy,
Doreen, Janet, Sylvia  & last but not least,
Adam- hope his sweet Daisy doesn't
mind him sharing a room with all you gals!

#5 SPA DAY
Ron, Lauren, Ricki, Terri, Linda,
Missy, Bethany & Jada (a little late for check-in)
(just so you know- Ron will gladly 
provide cocktails for this room)

#6 RESTFUL RETREAT
Dawn, Connie, DebbyRay, Linda L,
Diane and I have to take the suitcase OUT for her.
You KNOW she is gonna be one of those guests
that complains about the room service, right?
Sheri, Debby, Rose, Jettie, Cathy

#7-SWEET SIMPLICITY
Ellie, Noreen, Cheryl, Cecilia,
Jane, Bobbie

#8 FIT FOR A PRINCESS
Stephanie & Louise
Ah!  Room to stretch out and enjoy yourselves!

#9 FARMHOUSE FRESH
Susie, bj, Linda, Amy, Teresa, LV,
Janice, Debbie, Dolly, Marydon, Linda P,
Tete, Cindy C., Mary, Bonnie, Nancy,
AnnMarie, Lesley, Sylvia, Nancy, 
Donna, Leena, Judy, Sissie, Teresa &
Deborah

Just like Santa Claus, 
I made a list and checked it twice,
so if I left anyone out I am really sorry.

Thank ALL OF YOU for playing along!
I love doing this and think I will do it
at least once a month.

Oh---the choices I have in mind for you....
Forget Johnny Depp- 
bj (SweetNothings) has the corner on that market.

MyHero says this is not even funny!
What a spoil sport!


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Friday, August 11, 2017

FUNNY ON FRIDAY-AdNonsense--DIAPER RASH MEDICINE NEEDED! PLEASE SEND PAMPERS!

Mrs. Severson hoped that Dr. Severson
would stop all this cloning nonsense.

Things were starting to get
out of control.

Bearing in mind 
the cost of milk,
and
the diaper bills,
they could hardly afford
to pay
 their mortgage.

Besides that, 
the neighbors were starting
to get curious as to what
Doc was doing late at night
in his laboratory
Mohawk carpeting- 
To the advertiser- if you want this image removed-please notify me.

Have a wonderful Friday!!!!
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PICK YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO STYLE THIS BARE ROOM INTO A BEDROOM

This is it.  
The BARE ROOM
A blank canvas so to speak.
Nothing grand or fancy-
just a little room with possibilities.
click on image for link
This is YOUR bedroom.
Forget your spouse's taste ,
or lack thereof,
Forget about pets and kids and real life.
This is a bedroom just for you.

Think of it WITHOUT the vertical blinds.
Ready to make a choice?
I tried to keep all the rooms
about the same size so that you
aren't trying to fit a great big room
into a small space.
Alrighty then-
Here we go.

The first 7 are all from 

#1
BASK IN THE SUN
A bright bedroom with sunny yellows 
and bits of blue.

#2
BLUE-WITH GRAPHIC ART
This one is more tailored and has lots of blue 
I think it has kind of a modern feel to it.

What is opposite of blue?
Well, how about a dose of PINK?

#3 - 
  PEPTO PINK PARADISE
It's bold and graphic

From graphic to a this-
#4 
RUSTIC RETREAT
It sports wood beams,
bead board walls,
and a four poster bed.

 #5
SPA DAY
Is a bit more modern with a pop of green.
It has a vacation like feel to me.

#6
RESTFUL RETREAT
 It really is a retreat, isn't it?
These soft blues are calming
and I like the florals.

 #7
SWEET SIMPLICTY
For the neutral lovers 

And the choices just wouldn't be complete
without a soft romantic room.
#8 
FIT FOR A PRINCESS

AND I had to ADD just one more 
Romantic Room.
#9
FARMHOUSE FRESH

So~There you have it.
Pick your favorite.
I will tally them up and let you know
which ones had the most votes.
AND
I'll tell you which people
you are sharing a bed with!

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Monday, August 7, 2017

A SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST-ANNE ROBINSON & GLENDA GAINES

I don't usually do two prayer posts
in a row.
I usually reserve them for Sundays.
However, 
asked me to post this 
and ask for prayers for her sister,
MARY.
This is the only picture I could find of her
on Anne's blog.
Mary is in the Jackie O sunglasses,
Anne is on one side and her Mom is on the other.

I am sending you a copy of the 
email she sent me.

Hello my sweet friend! You are so kind posting about all those in need of prayer. We are praying but I want to ask if you would please add my sister Mary.

She has been plagued with heart problems. She had a blood clot behind her knee. She went to the ER. They sent her home. The next day my niece Karla called an ambulance. She was unable to walk. She has been in the hospital since early this week.

Today my niece said they think the blood clot moved into her chest and she will need a procedure. They are preparing her for it and will do it at 7:30 A.M. tomorrow.

She is the only sister I have left. We have two brothers but my sister and I are so very close. She is 5 years older than me.  She is only on Medicare as she cannot afford her insurance since she retired.

I am so worried about her. Please pray and please pass it on for others to pray.

Thank you so much for the prayers
and good thoughts and best wishes.
I know that Anne & Mary
are both very grateful.
Posting this Monday night
and I will be at the VA in the morning.

Update:
The blood clot is not lodged in her chest.
They will let her go home in a couple of days
and they think the blood clot will dissolve
over time.
Please pray that is the case.  Thanks.

Add one more to the prayer list-
just got this from my friend, Jettie:

I am asking for prayer for one of my school mates, her husband died unexpectedly last night, her name is Glenda Gaines, and she is planning his service as I type this. We never know what tomorrow brings. 


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

PRAYERS-Jill's Mom Passed Away Unexpectedly & Updates & Other Prayer Requests

Hi everyone,
This is a LONG post!!
Although I lovee being able to do this
for people,
I also dread it because it means
that someone is suffering.

My friend, Jill,
contacted me to tell me that her mom
had passed away very unexpectedly.
She says she doesn't know how she will 
go on without her.
Please pray for Jill and her family.
You might recall that Jill has some
serious health issues and surgery herself
not very long ago. (here)


ALSO:
Please remember to wing a prayer up for 
bj @ SweetNothings
as she continues on the path
of finding her "new normal"
after losing her husband, Bill,
to cancer.

AND:
 Leena-@ PinkCherubMoon
Her hubby Jim's funeral 
is this week and she is feeling
sad and lonely and wondering
what life means now.
They had just moved to
follow their dreams in 
North Myrtle Beach.
Many of you know:
 Our friend, Mona Duffy
passed away this past week.
Her family would appreciate any
love and prayers we can send their way.
She was such a dear, dear lady 
and we shared many emails over our 
blogging years.

And, last but not least,
please pray for Robbin's mom.
Her struggle with cancer is far from over.
It seems she takes two steps forward
and slides back one.
They just found cancer in the fluid
that collected in her lungs.
Poor Robbin is exhausted between
her job, taking care of her mom,
and monitoring 
extensive medical issues & treatments.

Edited to add:

Here is what Karie Jackson posted:
Thank you for letting us know of those in need of prayers. If possible could you add my grandson Jared Jackson he is in very serious condition at the University of Utah trauma unit. Prayer is powerful 
Karie from Marie's Chic Creations
(Karie- I don't have any way to connect to you- no email address
and your web site doesn't come up for me.
Please send me your direct email if you can-dianakos1@gmail.com)

If you are not a Pray-er,
that is okay.
Please send your love and well-wishes
over the airwaves to these families
that desperately need some peace
and understanding.

Thank you all so much
for taking the time to come here,
read this, and react in whatever way
you see fit.

Love to you all- Have a blessed Sunday!
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