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I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Card With Origami Heart

Thursday, February 9, 2017


You can't tell by this video how tiny these little marine crabs are, but they're about the size of a small pecan.  The tank was full of these creatures, and they were so interesting.  I stood for quite a while and watched them.  Up at the top, there is a spider crab eating a small shrimp.  I hope it's in the video.


I was recently in Florida, and, Florida Power and Light Company has a large station on the Intercoastal Waterway in Riviera Beach.  The water is very warm there because of the power plant keeping the water warm, and if the weather is cool, the manatees gather in the lagoon next to the plant to keep warm.  They have a nice viewing area, and quite a few people were there.  I shot this video with my iPhone, so it's not the best.  Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Minimize Your Make Up Routine

I hesitate to show everone what I look like with no make-up, but hopefully my "transformance" will inspire all of you to minimize your own routines when it comes to make-up. Celebrate the way you look at the age you are. I'm 72.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


      So, are you all ready for Christmas?  Other than wrapping a few presents, I am!  I've actually stayed right on schedule - got my shopping done early and had many of my Christmas cards made in advance.  Our whole family was here for Thanksgiving, so we had a family photo taken with both of our daughters and their kiddos.  All my friends will be delighted to receive this picture, I'm sure.  I wish I could figure out how to put photos on my blog from this iPad, but, so far, nothing has worked.  Anybody got any suggestions??

      Aha!  I think I have to put them in Google Archive or something like that.  I hope you have heard about the horrible fires that swept over Gatlinburg recently.  It was what they called a "Firestorm", because it started as some small brush fires on the North Carolina side of the Smokey Mountains, but later the next night there were high winds (70 mph) on the mountains, and the fires spread rapidly over the tree tops into the mountains surrounding Gatlinburg, which is in Tennessee, on the Monday night right after Thanksgiving.  The town and surrounding vacation resorts were just taken over with this fire in a matter of a couple of hours.  Most of the vacation cabins were made of logs, and they caught fire like matchsticks up high on the mountains.  People were given very little warning because of the speed of the approach of the fire, so they had to flee for their lives.  Some had to drive down burning mountain roads in their cars, while others had to actually run down the mountainsides to escape.  All this we were watching at home on TV while things were burning.  It was horrible!  Fortunately only 14 people died, but 500 buildings and cabins were burned -  including a cabin we had built on the other side of the mountain from the main fire.  Apparently, huge embers from the fire would fly through the air because of the strong winds, and the far side of the mountain burned in a couple of places where other vacation log cabins were built.  Our cabin, Shadow Wood was one that burned.  We didn't own it anymore, but we sure had a lot of fond memories of good times spent there!
Hundreds of people lost everything in the fire, while others were there for the Thanksgiving holiday and lost all the clothes and things they brought with them.  One couple and their three teenage sons were vacationing in one of the cabins and both parents died in the fire, and their three sons all ended up in Vanderbilt Hospital burn unit. There were so many sad stories like this, it just broke our hearts! Dolly Parton, who is from this area of Tennessee had a Telethon in Nashville that raised $10,0000 dollars for the people who lost their homes.  Plus, she's giving $1,000/mo. For each family who lost their home for the next 6 months to help them get back on their feet.  She's quite a lady!  Now here are a Photo of the front page of our newspaper:

The building you can see right in front is Dolly's Dreamworks Hotel, which was evacuated, but suffered little damage.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


     Whew!  It has been quite a few days!  I suppose all grandparents think this way when their children and grandchildren finally leave for home, after spending 5 days rollicking through your usually peaceful house and eating and drinking everything in sight.  Does this sound familiar?
     Our two daughters are both married and have children, and they both live away from us. Therefore, we don't get to see them as often as we'd like.  So it is with excitement that we await their arrival whenever they plan to come to town, and, this year, both families came for Thanksgiving, adding 8 extra people to our three bedroom home.  The oldest grandson is now 18, and we didn't see a lot of him, because he works for a retail store and had to be back home to work on Black Friday.  However, the other three are 11 (2 boys) and 12 (the one grandaughter), and they spent their days riding the 4 wheelers all over our hillside and pasture.  Then in the house they ran, ate something - basically anything they could find - and then out they ran again.  Fortunately, there were no fights or tears, and nobody got hurt.  On Thanksgiving Day, our one daughter with the three kids went to her husband's relatives for the day, and we took our other daughter and family out to eat at a restaurant that was featuring a delicious Thanksgiving buffet.  Loved it!  No slaving away with food preparation for 2 days, only to have dinner over in 20 minutes in order to go watch the football games on TV!
      Alas, the days went by quickly, and now we're home in our peaceful house again, longing for the chaos that just left.  We all had a great time together, and we even got family photos taken for everyone's Christmas cards.  That reminds me, I've got to get busy making mine!
     Happy Holidays to you all, and remember to visit my website at to see what Close To My Heart has to offer for the Holidays.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Snow Fun By Judy Goodson

This was my latest creation, and it is going up for sale on "" for $45 with free shipping.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Here's the really nice 6 x 6 Halloween mini-album I made. It's going up for sale on eBay soon, but I wanted you all to see it before it does. I just love the way it turned out!