Hi Every Good advice giver!

A few days ago, my friend Jacob , his Mom and Dad stopped 
for a visit.  You might remember Jacob (not Jake!) as the guy 
who was given Big Mike's Playschool Blocks about a year 

This visit he is is a daycare guy and goes to pre-school a couple
of days a week.  He made sure I knew my ABC's and knew how 
to write them as well, by demonstrating, how else?

The three of us had a good time and a fun visit.

Jacob's Mom took a picture of us and we both liked the way
it turned out!

What do you think?

Jacob and Jo


Happy New Year Everybuddy!

I told my readers I would post at least twice a week, and I think if I
don't I may catch heck from somebody!

A friend sent me a photo of myself and her son, but I can't seem to get it to run.  It seems like adding pics to the blog used to be
the easiest thing in the world, but no longer for me...All I can do 
is read what Google has written on this and give it another try or 

This is one of Ann Adamus' creations wishing you a Merry Christmas which as we all know has been and gone.  But instead
lets wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

If you have any thoughts on getting pictures to appear on Google,
PLEASE let me know

Thanks and Happy New Year from 
Jo and Stella

For those who don't know our sweet little ZKHAT went
to the Rainbow Bridge last summer!


Christmas Day, 2016

Hello to those who might still be with us!
The beautiful Stella and I are back because I am weary of Fasbuk(as Dennis the Visla calls it) and the Porties Mom Sue said she misses us, and I miss her.  And all the rest of you.

If some of you woke up to Santas visit, I woke up to a totally different thing.  A siren going whoo-whoo- very close by.  All I had to do was look into my living room and it was right there.  If you remember, I am very deaf and I had my doorbell hooked up to a strobelight and sound so when I was in the livingroom, I could be aware of someone at my door (its set up on my wall.)  But it has NEVER worked right, if the wind is blowing hard, its just like someone leaning on the doorbell.  So one day I tried to stop it and couldn't so  I hammered it and that seemed to stop it.  But somehow it has been resurrected and its going again.  SO WHERE IS THE HAMMER  GIVE ME ONE MORE TRY WITH THIS MONSTER!

You would think that Stella would tell me when some one is at the door and in a way she does, if she knows the person who is there, she wags her tail and gets a happy look on her face.  If she doesn't know them, she gives out with a little "woof" and goes back to sleep.  So much for my service dog (she isn't of course but maybe its not too late to get her trained),

Its early enough in the day to wish you all a very Happy Holiday (you know who doesn't like that, don't you) and please let me know how you are!  I plan to post twice a week and maybe thrice, we will have to see.  Next time I want to share some good books with you,  Going to try getting my camera going again!  Such excitement!

Merry Christmas,

Jo and Stella


Hello Everybuddy!

Let me start by thanking all of you for your kind and thoughtful comments on our first post back! They all gladdened my heart after being down for a long time.

Now that I am feeling better, I have lots to do here.  Starting out with the kitchen cabinets and
here is where I wish I were highly organized  . . .but unfortunately that's not the case for me.  I think  I would need at least three clutter fairies to do what I need to do.  Did you know that a girl from Japan has written a book called How to Tidy Up (or something like that) and it is #1 on the New York Times best seller list.  That's another thing that made me happy, knowing there are SO MANY of us out there who need help.

So, today (another chilly one here in Minniesnowda) is my day in the kitchen  and I hope I can pitch about 100 pounds of junque and organize the keepers.

Wish me luck, won't you?

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, along with Stella and Zkhat who both go right back to bed after breakfast.  At least they are not underfoot!


So, do you think its the right time for Stella and I to do a come-back?

Stella wants you to see this poster.  Its from Pinterest and we hope they don't mind we borrow it.

Well, it appears we can't find it and does that frost Stella?  You bet!  We will keep at it and see if we can get it.

We have been away for a long time.  One of us, (Jo)has not been well and therefore not very interested in writing. She has had two visits to our local hospital, but now is doing much better and is determined to stay well.

Stella is tired of her whining and wants to get out for some good walks.  Jo is considering this, but it must be well above zero when this happens and so far its wicked cold.  Like 20 below some nights.

Zkhat finds us both tiresome and except for bedtime when she snuggles with us, she totally ignores us.  From a khat, we will take what we can get.

Hoping everyone is fine and we are mostly forgiven for deserting our blog.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat


Boomers All Around!

Hi Every Buddy!

Last time I told you next time I wrote we would have lots of pics of our home improvements . . .but none have taken place yet!
We have done all the things we are supposed to, put the work out for bid, and we are almost ready for the roof to be replaced but that can't begin until the electrician appears to remove an old fuse box, and on it goes!I suppose much of the problem is our short summer season and everyone wanting work done between now and fall.

Stella had a hard time with all the booming of fireworks on Independence day(it starts mid afternoon and continues on and on!)She could finally go to sleep when they finished.  The next day she slept away most of the day, then about suppertime we got a huge electrical storm,thunder and lightning in every window and it went on for hours!  Not a break to be had for dear Stella!

Maybe workers here next time I write and we'll try for pictures galore. Sending hugs all around and wishing you all a happy summer.

Jo,Stella and Zkhat (who is not upset by boomers)




I think we are finally back after working like a mad woman trying to figure out the operation of Windows 8.1!

I have missed terribly reading your blogs, hearing from you, it almost feels like we have moved away, because things are still in an uproar here.  

I need to have my roof replaced and since I use my upstairs as an attic, its full of fabric, furniture etc, that has to be moved or covered before they start, but first they are redoing the downstairs bathroom walls, and everything in there needs to be moved out (empty cupboards,etc).  So my main thought is where am I gonna put these things.  I think I will put it all in  the garage and hope for a good selling or giving day or two to come along.  

Stella and Zkhat are doing fine.  Stella has the most fun being "the Greeter" so as soon as workpeople arrive, she will be in her glory.

In the Dell crash I lost all my addresses so it would be great to hear from lots of you so I could contact you.  Thanks to Gail and Bertie, Kathy the Photog, and Tex for writing me.  No, I didn't lose all my photos in the crash, but had just put the collection up on discs a week or three before,and i am so glad about that.

So next time, we'll have some pics and more news of the re-do!

Cheers and hugs all around,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat