Wednesday, January 22, 2020


First, I came to my blog this morning and just couldn't think of anything to write so I visited some on my reading list and took off reading your favorite blogs, too. Interesting journey, always looking for interesting blogs and their owners from all places and walks of life...

Then I thought I'd do an update for those of you who have been following along for years, so here goes:

Honey Bear was an engineer and had a varied career which took us to different states in the south....then in 2011 he retired from that work, went to learn a new skill and worked in home health for 8 years. In 2019 he gave that up and is now volunteering with Hospice and Downtown Rescue Mission. He, also, is painting again and on Friday's goes to the Senior Center to attend an art class. He keeps his painting supplies and the works in progress out in the dining room where the light is good....In addition, he has his yard, garden and chickens to care for.

I have been a homemaker for the majority of my married life...I don't stay as busy with activities outside the home as I once did but I still keep busy with various clubs and groups.

I have written about my daughter some and the wee ones...not so wee anymore....The Princess started at Auburn University last fall....
This is probably from around 2008

Wonder Boy will graduate from same this Spring...He majored in Aeronautical Engineering.

My son has recently been deployed to Hawaii with his wife and my great grandson whom they are raising...Their oldest some finished college and is working in California, the younger son is at the University of South Carolina.

I wish I had a recent photo of the entire family but when they become adults it is hard to get them altogether....
Wonder Boy

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, Monday

Today it is mostly cloudy with a temperature of 23, wind chill is 11.  There is the promise of sunshine this afternoon.
Outside my window I see a few snow flurries...Here in Alabama, we tend to get excited when we have snow as it is rare.

See this Bluebird...we keep suet out year round and we get to see the insect eaters who rarely come to the seed feeders...It is a blessing to see the birds and it a favorite pastime at our house.

I read about the fires and all of the smoke plus drought in Australia on some of your blogs....oh how I wish I could send you some of the rain we've had this winter...I have to pinch myself sometimes when I tend to complain about the weather because what we get would be such a blessing to others.

I have found on someone's blog about cleaning and tidying your pantry...I had been thinking I needed to do this but the task seemed so overwhelming but she said to do it a section at a time and that is what I am going to do...I also found a stock-up list for our pantries which allows you to have a year supply of food by adding just a few items a week.  This seems like a worthy chore to me.

Okay, I am going to end this post now as I am going to a friend's house for lunch and a movie...
Mama Bear

Friday, January 17, 2020

The New Year

There have been many cloudy, dreary days this month and just a few nice, warm and sunny days. Some days it  has been dark and depressing inside. I have tried to bring in more light or go for a walk and that does help some but I'm not sure it is enough.
 I have spent too much time sitting in my easy chair reading.

Hopefully, February will be better.

Mama Bear

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fall is Here

Just a few photos from our trip to New Brunswick in June

 And Wil in his Boo Sweater
It is beginning to feel like Fall finally...not too much
but a little

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Morning Coming Down

We're experiencing a break in the heat today...there have been lots of thunderstorms in our area but it has been weeks since we had any rain.  The high today is going to be in the 70s and there is a breeze blowing...I probably should try to go out for a walk but the pollen count is high and I don't know whether to risk it.

College football season began yesterday...I watched the University of Florida and Miami University play last night. It was an enjoyable game...I was impartial but I kinda of pulled for Miami as they were considered the underdog.

Our Daughter is having a house built in the new subdivision that's being built where they opened up our cul-de-sac. Since we moved back in 2008 she has never been further than 3 miles from us....This will put her just around the corner and about 6 houses down....If you've followed me for several years, the houses are being built where the cotton field used to be.

Have a good day!
Mama Bear

Friday, August 23, 2019


Hi, Do you remember...
The Princess
and Wonder Boy...Well 
they are both in school
at Auburn University...
We went down with the Princess
on August 8 to move
her into the dorm...
a proud day but a sad one..
She is our youngest grandchild
and time has passed way
too fast... 


Funny Friday

Wil here for 
Funny Friday...
It is way too hot
here for us bears...
We've been under several
heat index warnings
I haven't been outside
walking much, just
staying inside where it is
Hope you're looking
forward to a wonderful