Trump Supporter Extraordinaire

​from a Trip Advisor review:

“i grew up going to rocky gap. and we took our kids there every summer for the last 10 years. (kids are 10,7,7) but it has gone down hill. not because the new casino either. which does diminish the “family type feeling.” But because it is being trashed by ppl coming from mexico. whites&blacks are the minority for sure. which wouldnt even be an issue, except it gets littered with trash, filth, etc. all over the beach area, picnic area, water, bathrooms, etc. im sure the park rangers do their best at keeping up with it, but they shouldnt have to in the first place if ppl were just respectful and not lazy. this hasnt been an issue ever, until last year and this year. apparantly these people are living at the campground area and its being over run. my kids all got really sick 3 days after swimming there. vomiting&diarrhea. never happened before, but we wont be going back. well go to new germany state park instead. same distance. less ppl. less trash. i also have pictures of all the trash, if i can upload them.”


Nuff’ said Make merica grate agin

No photos were ever uploaded by “Juan”, the one above is mine.


I told her so

I told my daughter that a dog, especially a puppy, is a lot of work. She didn’t realize that they chew on everything, that you have to watch them constantly, that they need lots of walks, that they will have accidents in the house unless you take them out every hour, that if she gets into the cat food there will be vomiting the next day, that they are CRAZY!!!


Shoot, I’d forgotten the extent of it all, having been 10 years since we had a puppy. Emily was only 2 then, so remembers none of it. But I think it’s been hardest on Mabel, our beloved kitty. 🐱 She was cool with being the only pet here for 6 months. And she didn’t ask to have this puppy here chasing her and waking her up when she’s sun bathing on the window sill.

We hope they will be friends soon.

Sweet Daisy

This is my new baby, Daisy Duke.

Dog love
Daisy Duke

We’re not quite sure what breed she is, although the SPCA suggested some sort of hound. She’s approximately five months old.

Daisy Duke
Pooped pup

She’s very sweet and curious. It’s an honor to welcome her into our family. She will also help us heal from losing our big girl, Cleo, a few months ago.

Heavenly dog
Cleo πŸ•

Many thanks to the Annapolis SPCA for the wonderful gift. 🎁

Barely Aware

I am the voice he doesn’t have, the legs he cannot use.

Chance sleeping

Even though he doesn’t call, I answer. What Mother wouldn’t?

Model mate

His personality is there, just hard to find. He’s funny and stubborn. He gets mad when I mess with his hair. He’s also gentle, sweet and quirky.

Special olympics
Brother and sister

He’s sixteen, handsome and very much like a nine month old baby. His diaper needs changing, his meal hand fed.

Cute boy
Chance hope

He is very aware of sounds in the house, Sponge Bob Square Pants, my moods. Barely aware of “real” life.

Bored at Disney

I will literally love and care for him until the day I die, if my bones or brain don’t give out first. πŸ˜‰

Chance out

Peace out.


I’m kind of obsessed with making rosary bracelets. They’re so easy. All I need is memory wire, a small cross and miraculous medal, 6 Our Father beads and lots (53) of Ave beads.

There’s one above. I found a huge beaded necklace at Goodwill and used some of those beads here. I also added a seed bead between each Ave bead and for the Our Father beads there are beautiful small silver beads on each side of silver bead caps. The beautiful silver beads are from Snoochy Beads. Snoochy is in England but the postage is cheaper from there than from within the United States.?!

I love the miraculous medal in this one. It’s shaped like a rose and slides open like a locket to reveal the form of Mary.


For the bracelets above I used rose shaped beads for the Our Fathers. When I construct one of these, I work right off the spool. Start with 10 Ave beads and end with an Our Father. The cross goes with the Our Father end and the miraculous medal goes at the other.

Heart shaped rose

I love the bracelet above because of the heart shaped rose beads and the beautiful glass pearls. I also use a company called Gifts Catholic Inc for unique beads. They’re so fun and easy.

✌ on 🌎