Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Little Bits of Stuff

I'm checking in again to let you know that I'm still around these parts. I've had a bit of a problem getting photos on my blog so I haven't done any posts recently. My new laptop seems to think everything belongs on 'the cloud' and it kept telling me that's where my photos belong! Well - excuse me - those are my photos and you can't have them Mister Cloud.  I seem to have figured out how to get them back. It worked this time - here's hoping I can soon share more. Since I upgraded to Windows Ten I can't use Windows Live Writer to draft my blog posts so the formatting doesn't turn out the way I want it. Blogger has problems with formatting and it's frustrating when it won't do what it's supposed to do.  I've considered changing to another blog service - and I may do that one of these days. In the meantime, it is what it is!

My sweetheart and I have been busy. As always. Spring has sprung in our neck of the woods and there's yard work and projects galore. Our list of things that must be done before winter returns seems endless but we're working on them. Progress is always a good thing!

We've taken some time off and gone away from home, too. One of my Facebook friends made a comment that we go away more than anyone she knows. I replied and told her that's how we keep our sanity in the middle of everything that life brings our way.  We're retired, after all! We took a day trip to the Oregon Coast not long ago. It was a gray, cloudy day when we arrived.
It wasn't long before the sun came, the day warmed up and we spent time walking on the beach without our coats.
Last week we spent a few days in Central Oregon.  My sweetheart's family gathered at his brother's home with family visiting from out of state. We had a great time together and it was such fun to relax and catch up with each other. We took our big home-on-wheels and spent a couple of extra days in a wooded campground nearby. One evening we had dinner guests come by. A mama deer and her twins came right up with the side of the trailer. The mama knew we were there - she watched us most of the time they were there.
Part of my growing up years were spent in Central Oregon so I always feel at home when I return. I never get tired of the mountain views - I can't get enough of them.
Joey loves it best when we travel with the big trailer because we have to take my sweetheart's pickup. The front seat has room for all three of us and he is one happy dog when he can be sit between us. He loves to look out the window but it's absolutely perfect when he can snuggle down on his blanket and take a nap with the two of us beside him. He's a contented little guy at nap time. It means miles and miles of sweet dreams!