Wednesday, September 25, 2013

And JUST As We Ease Into Fall...

Here comes winter! 

The good news is after the white stuff falls tomorrow we'll be back in the 60's by the weekend.  

Or so they say...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Praying For CO

Literally a week before the rains came, I sold my home in CO.  It is one of the many towns that has been devastated by flood.  If you have ever visited you know it's chock full of beauty and wonderful people.  My friends and family are there, my most precious memories are there.  Please help if you can.

FROM 9NEWS.COM website:

KU0SA - Here are some ways you can help out the victims of the Colorado flooding:
Help Colorado Now:
Find out how to help those affected by floods in Colorado, including ways to donate, what to donate and locations of donation centers, through Help Colorado Now:

Text to Give:
The mGive Foundation has a campaign active to fundraise for flood response throughout the state. Donors can text FLOOD to 80108 to give $10 to the mGive Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be collected by the mGive Foundation and directed to organizations providing services to the affected areas and listed on the website.

American Red Cross:
To help people affected by disasters like these floods, as well as countless other crises, people can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

People can donate by visiting by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Colorado Farm Bureau:

The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated a Disaster Fund where 100% of donations will go to Colorado farmers and ranchers affected by the floods. You can donate here:

Checks can be sent to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Please note Disaster Fund-Colorado Floods in the memo line.
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

Bonfils is accepting blood donations. For information visit:

The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has a Text to Give Campaign. To give, visit or call 1-800-725-2769 and designate "Colorado Floods."

You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army. Donations by mail may be designated "Colorado Floods" and sent to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 60006 Prescott,AZ 86304

211 has prepared a Relief and Recovery Guide to connect Colorado residents affected by the Larimer County Floods with disaster assistance and information.

Foothills United Way: 
The funds raised through the Foothills United Way Flood Relief Fund will be used toward health and human services for those affected by the flooding in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Visit:

King Soopers:
All King Soopers stores are collecting cash donations for the America Red Cross Flood Disaster Relief at their registers.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kiss Me.. I'm Irish AND...


Bavarian to be exact.  Another DNA breakthrough a la Auntie M has nailed down a highly possible 3rd cousin (the maternal side).

This explains A LOT...  AHEM
For the record I actually was at the Hofbrauhaus a *few* years ago.  Thank goodness there were no smartphones handy back then.
Ahem again.

Friday, September 6, 2013

And One Door Closes..

Over Labor Day weekend we packed up the kids and hauled to Colorado to pick up one.last.load.  Our once busy home is now a shell of her former self, bare and awaiting new people.  The walls will always hold the sounds of our laughter and tears, arguments and make ups.  It hums with memories of wonderful holiday parties and fantastic bbqs.

Today she became someone else's Home Sweet Home.  Bittersweet but perfectly timed.  Yet another goodbye but not as hard as all the others.  Maybe I'm getting tough in my old age.

As if.