Category: Family

New Car

We took our 2002 Mercedes in for annual service on Tuesday. When we went to pick her up on Wednesday we ended up coming home with his beauty. I had the usual fight with want and need. I didn’t need this car, but I wanted this car. Then I realized that I’m not getting any younger, so why not have the car!

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300

The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz E 300 Base include 2.0L I-4 241hp intercooled turbo engine, 9-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

Image Credit: Mercedes Benz of Modesto

Our Anniversary

Today is our 17th wedding anniversary. We were both married before, but this time we got it right.  Of all the decisions I’ve made in my life, saying, ‘I do’ to Zane was the very best decision ever.

I’m ready to start the next 17 years together. I love you to the moon and back, my wonderful husband.

Image Credit: Magazine Wedding

Little Bit

Today marks one year since our precious Little Bit went to the bridge. I wish I could say it was easier now, but it’s not. The tears are still there and the pain remains.

Stephanie Faris left this poem in my comments on the passing of Little Bit last year. Today I want to share that poem. Thank you Stephanie.

A Pet’s Peace

by Tracy M. Johnson

I have left you now, but please don’t be sad,
you gave me all the love you had.
You did so much for me in my time here
and I’ll always hold those precious times near.
I know someday you’ll find love again
and into your life will come a new friend.
Your heart will heal, though you’ll never forget
memories like the first time we met.
Memories are wonderful, so keep them close
and remember all the good times the most.
Up in the Heaven for animals is where I’ll be
and someday in the future, each other we’ll see.
I am at PEACE now, so please don’t be sad
You gave me all the love you had.
Little-Bit-2002-2015.jpgWe so miss you baby girl.

Image Credit: Rainbow Bridge Poem

Portrait of Little Bit: Nancy Link

Tuesday’s Question

One of my favorite blogging buddies, Annie of A Nice Place In The Sun, has been doing Tuesday’s Question for a very long time. I think I’ve played along each week she’s posed a question.

Today she has asked me to author Tuesday’s Question. I’m proud to do so. Not only will I ask a question, but I’ll answer it as well.

What is one of your fondest memories of your childhood. Is it food, a smell, an event, a holiday, or just snuggling with your favorite cat or dog? Was it a vacation or some other outing. I know we all have some great memories. Well I hope you do.

I didn’t have the best of childhoods. I came from a home with lots of turmoil. I guess that’s why I chose this question. As we age most of us look to find good in things and not dwell on the negative. I found many things that were fond memories when I was very young. My mother could sew so very well and when I went to the first grade I had tons of beautiful dresses. Yes we wore dresses to school back in the 50s. I was dressed to the nines. There are bits of pieces of fond memories. A trip to the beach to play in the sand. Learning how to ride my first bicycle, under the watchful eye of my parents. It was a quieter time, and in a world without electronics. Having said all this my fondest memory was anything to do with my wonderful mother. She’s been gone many years and I’d give anything to spend a day with her again.

Now it’s your turn to answer, but I’m going to ask you to give your answer over at Annie’s place @ A Nice Place In The Sun, because I’ve turned off comments here.