Ten on Tuesday

My daughter participates in Ten on Tuesday, so I thought I would give it a try. Here’s my ten random thoughts with some photos, too:

1. The rose garden in Balboa Park contains rows of rose bushes with various names. What is your favorite rose? I bet it’s here!

2. The neighbors on this street in San Diego care about one another and make themselves available to help if you need them. The woman across the street celebrated her birthday over the weekend and invited “the hood” over for sushi. Susanna was dressed in the cutest pink onesie that said “Does this diaper make my butt look big?”

3. We watched a great Netflix film called “We are Marshall”, the story about a town that lost hope and found it again.

4. True to California, I’ve been eating healthy for the most part. My daughter cooked up some ground turkey with seasoning and cheese and served it in wraps of lettuce. Excellent!

5. Miriam, a shepherd mix, is a well behaved dog. She sheds a lot!

6. The Farmer’s Market impressed me with bright colored vegetables and fruits and pretty flowers. I met a vendor who was a first-time Grammy, like me, and she gave me the biggest hug when she met Susanna.

7. Susanna’s daddy is a Naval Officer, away a sea. He made a DVD of himself reading a story, The Big Baggy Elephant, for the baby and ended with a love message for her, her mommy and Miriam. They play it every day. I cried. And when I told the neighbor down the street, she cried, too.

8. I put a polka on for Susanna and she was all smiles. Why do babies love the polka?

9. I got my desire. One sweet visitor from North Carolina at the Rose Garden obliged me and took a picture of our three generations.

10. I wish I could package this beautiful sunny weather and send it to my friends in cold climates.


  1. What awesome random thoughts!!! Those pictures made me lean closer to my window wishing I was outside. It's beautiful here today so all of those garden pictures filled me with longing for the great outdoors! Thanks for brightening my day. :)

  2. Lovely pictures but the pic with your daughter and grandchild stands out! Balboa Park is beautiful and just calming with the trees and flowers around. Thank you for sharing sister Mary! The sushi looked GOOD!!! That's nice you're having a wonderful time and I know not only me, but the other sisters are praying for that for you. We love you sister Mary! Stay cool...

  3. Beautiful thoughts and pics. The sushi looks divine and the baby is too cute for words! I'm glad you're having a great time!

  4. Thank you for the smiles and good thoughts. That is so precious about her daddy reading to her on DVD, and Miriam is such a cutie.
    Wish we had your warm weather here. Snow flurries earlier today and 36 degrees tonight.

  5. It sounds like you're having a great time. It's hot back here in Arizona. So, enjoy! I enjoyed the movie "We are Marshall" too. A good story!

  6. What a fun collection of photos and stories!

    It's 101 degrees here in the valley today. I'm loving it!


  7. I enjoyed your pictures and descriptions. They were inspiring, and the story of the dvd with the dad reading touched my heart so. Very precious!

    Blessings to you,


  8. Beautiful pics.

    Update posted on Colton: Emergency prayers needed and as u will see there is a very neg. comment left by someone who doesnt have a real site, but set one up so they could post. Obviously, someone from Landrum, SC.
    Thank you, andrea

  9. Oh she is so precious.....Made my heart melt...and that sushi..OH MY...NOW that is sushi..yum yum.....

  10. Especially love your photos. Glad God is smiling on your time with your daughter and granddaughter.

  11. I LOVED THIS!! San Deigo is one of my favorite places to visit, and Balboa Park... WONDERFUL.
    Great Post My friend... Now I have visited the past with Sassy, and one of my favorite cities with you, all without leaving home... PRICELESS!

  12. Just want to say "have a blessed Thursday" sister Mary! I've been praying for a cooler weather. "Answered prayer?" Thanks be to God! Hope you'll get to see many more places. Coronado is nice, too. Love and prayers to you.

  13. I wonder if I could borrow that diaper "Does this make my butt look big?" TOO funny! Sounds like you are having a wonderful visit, and I loved the pics. I had an opportunity to share with some of the women in my bible study about you, your sweet spirit, and the ministry you have through your blog!


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