If we were having coffe/tea, I would invite you inside. Grab a cup od f coffee or tea and a muffin there are even gluten free ones. It is going to be warm out. We at looking at 90°Fahrenheit later today. Our temperate have been fluctuating on the warm side. The warmer temperatures have brought more snow melt into the dams and the river flows are high and going hover as more is released from the dams to make room for more water.


If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell you that my life is changing and I am fighting and screaming moving into old age and the 21first century. The lost of hearing has been very hard and I still must try for hearing aids. The last test really hit me hard for three days brought back negative and memories. This week has been very difficult but in another month things should even out.  The pain of losing Kato should lessen.

I hope My banking and phone troubles are over. Caregivers can be helpfully or difficult. I have more hours allotted but the hours I need help seemed to be the problem. My current one has been with me three years but I need another to trouble the hours. Neither of us are looking forward to finding a new one. I am still working to find a primary care physicians that I like. I  am seeing one next week and hope that is the answer. THINK POSITIVE! I have been playing magic puzand it has cut into my reading. 


BOOKS ARC’s this are

June 6

ONLY SKEIN  DEEP by Maggie Safton


ONCE UPON SPIN by Kate Carlise



DEAD BOLT by Juliet Blackwell


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About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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21 Responses to COFFEE/TEA SHARE – JUNE 3, 2017

  1. Dagny says:

    I was out all day Thursday and missed the post about Kato. I’m so sorry to hear that. I know that you and Bob miss him terribly. Glad you posted the link to the post so we could see his life story. I used that first one of curious Kato as my wallpaper for a long time. Maybe I will use it again now in remembrance.

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh, Betty! I’m so sorry to hear about Kato..He was such a special boy. I’m sure adjusting to life without him will be difficult. Sympathies and prayers to you on dealing with his passing as well as your health and care struggles. Stay strong.

  3. Desiree B says:

    I’m sorry that you are going through some tough times, but it’s very inspiring that you can stay positive through it all. Also, these are nice pictures. I like the waterfall ones although it’s kinda scary that all the extra water is causing the dam to overflow in your area.

    • It is not always easy and depression can hit at any time. It is very scary if you live in the low lying areas along the river. It is supposed to rise again this afternoon. As a child I remember Boise flooded every spring them the dams were built and control the flooding. More snow and rain we have had for several years.

  4. Beaton says:

    I’ll grab a cuppa thanks… its winter in my neck of the woods so a hot hug in a mug seems like an excellent choice…
    Life throws what it will and we adapt how best we can and Stay Positive

  5. Colline says:

    I love your photo of the mountain. Where was it taken?
    My condolences on Kato. It is always sad to lose such wonderful company.

  6. Tara says:

    So sorry about Kato, Betty. And I hope your health issues cause less stress very soon!

  7. Kathleen Howell says:

    Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear about Kato!! Sending prayers and good thoughts that things get easier for you.. ((HUGS))

  8. I am always looking for a good gluten-free recipe, any cookbook or websites you could share?

    • I you write recipes in the search box you will find a few f2f recipes there. I will reblog f2f recipes I like. I have found some fairly good commercial gf good that I used. For a sauce
      I buy a Casico white or tomato sauce that is gf. I used it similar as I used to use Campbell’s soups. I like Betty Crocker f2f mixes. Anything from Pamela or Annie Kitchens are gf I like. I hope this will help you.
      If I want a gf recipe I type the food in search and pull it up. I cook all my life and I know what works for use. I use a chock pot but my vegetables in the bottom along with a couple of cube potatoes. Brown a roast cover with a white sauce and few hours later you have f2f meal. It makes a couple of meals for us. Learn what products you can buy and make a few minor adjustments for a complete gf meal. Good luck!

  9. Corina says:

    I hope you are able to find a new care giver that will work out for you, including the hours. And I am so sorry to hear about Kato. What a loss!

  10. Pamela Morse says:

    The photos of the falls, and all of the nature shots, are amazing as usual. I love the chance to see nature up there through your eyes. I am very sorry about the loss of Kato. I know he was very special to you. Thanks for the coffee, Betty Louise. I wish you the best with hearing aids. I think they have come a long way with that technology, so maybe it will be easy to adjust to it.

  11. lghiggins says:

    Your pictures are beautiful, as usual. I remember how hard the hearing test was on you, so I wish you well if you try again. My hearing is not perfect with my hearing aids, but it is better. With my recent congestion, one of my ears filled with fluid making wearing the hearing aid painful and unhelpful. It is gradually getting better, but it reminded me of how much better off I am now with the hearing aids. I hope you are able to go through the process and get something that works for you. It sounds like your hearing is frustrating you.

    • I will be sending a message when I have time. I can’t add any posts to my blog. I consider it dead. More stress yesterday, I fired my caregiver and lost internet connection. I am now 5 reviews behind.

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