Word of the Day: Kindred

Back in the day, about 2004, a little girl wanted to ride one of the miniature donkeys. Sweet animals but needed the incentive and lure of an unreachable bit of hay to keep them moving. My granddaughter came up with this method. Her mom had to get a picture.🀠

Her insight, determination and cleverness are still present today as a college senior.

And as a proud grandma–(againπŸ™„) I appreciate the kindred.😍😎




Proud Day!

I spent yesterday watching the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Academy graduation ceremony for firefighter recruits in Colorado. My oldest grandson, 25, was one of the 16 who accomplished the difficult, intense but rewarding training. As we parked, we were greeted by the biggest flag I’ve ever seen, waving in the perfect sunny breeze from an extended ladder truck.

C has graduated from LCCC fire school, worked in Laramie County as a firefighter and is stepping further into his career after this new training. We enjoyed a slide show of the recruits’ training accompanied by this inspirational song, “I Was Born for This”. Yeah! These men and women are heroes, the bravado of other occupations ends when they choose to step into the flames.



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MLMM Saturday Mix

Love is a battlefield. It isn’t just toomato, tomahto, it is everything. Whoever said opposites attract was only talking about metal. Humans on the other hand, profess to adore in the beginning and then the little things like life, the spoken word, the normal actions of a mate turn into grating realities.

Starting with the personal morning routine, stepping into lunchtime–most enjoyed away at the office and then the reunion at evening time when a spouse prefers to flop on the couch and the other wants to go out dancing. It rarely, hopefully never comes to fisticuffs, but living and loving together is a war won by acceptance, love and patience.

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