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!


  1. Lovely travel photos , my friend!

  2. Sorry about the frustrating trouble you are having with blogging. Windows 10 is the WORST and I have regretted updating to it from the moment it finished downloading. There is always so much to do with spring being here, but I am so glad to do it in the warmth and sunshine and not be cooped up in the dark and inside :) Happy trails my friend, I know you will have lots of fun traveling this spring and summer too!

  3. Beautiful pictures sweet friend. And....I do not blame you one bit about going and doing things. Do it while you can. Ooh...love that mountain picture! So serene and beautiful. Hope you have a blessed day my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Nice to see your update, Adrienne. Joey is so sweet. I love that photo of him. Now that you're retired and have all this gypsy blood running through your veins, perhaps you'll go a little farther west on your Oregon jaunts and travel all the way to Wallowa County. I know someone who would love to meet you there! ;) Hugs, Nancy

  5. You do, indeed, have the blessing to get away for awhile...that's a VERY good thing. Mr. Sweet and I don't get away very often..not a lot of places to drive for just a weekend out here.
    I have heard lots of bad things about Win. 10...but maybe once you get used to it, it will be better. I am sticking with Win 7..8 was supposed to be just awful, too.

  6. I'm so glad that you are getting the chance to travel and have some fun. Joey does look quite content!

  7. That's such a beautiful area Adrienne - I know someday I'm going to get to visit! blessings, marlene

  8. Lovely photos and fun stopping by to visit! :)

  9. HI Adrienne! I hope you're enjoying your summer and still getting to go on your little get aways Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I hope to get back to blogging regularly soon. Oh, I wish I had a dollhouse. I had the little ten one with the plastic furniture that almost every girl had in the 50s and 60s. I sure wish I had that now! Well, I'm playing even without a house! Always love hearing for you and pray all is right in your world.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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