R is for Rain #AtoZChallenge


R is for rain.

Lots of it. In a short amount of time.  Some areas have had as much as 10 inches in just a few hours.  It is pretty wet out there right now.

All this rain makes me wonder if we’re going to repeat the flooding that has hit us the last two years at the end of April/entire month of May.  I sure hope not.  It is exciting and all that to have all the news crews out here and to hear stories of alligators on the town square, but I’d really rather not have to deal with a power-tripping cop or all the mosquitoes or have folks put out of their homes again.


The ditch at the end of our driveway. ©2017 Suzanne G. McClendon



Have a blessed day, y’all!

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Q is for Quizzes #AtoZChallenge


Q is for quiz.

Did your teachers give you pop quizzes when you were in school? Mine did.  That always livened up the day.  The funny thing is, some teachers told in advance when the pop quiz was going to happen. From my way of thinking, there’s not too much ‘popping’ going on if we already know it’s going to happen.

Do you like to play around with those online quizzes? Vanessa over at Vanessence pointed me in the direction of one with an Easter candy quiz over the weekend. There are all sorts of interesting quizzes on that site. Check it out by clicking here.

Q is for Queen Anne’s Lace, the flower that is featured in the McClendon Villa blog banner.


Queen Anne’s Lace ©2015 Suzanne G. McClendon



Have a blessed day, y’all!

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Pet Food Bank – Cause4pawsaz.org – Phoenix, Az


Image from Pixabay.


Many seniors and veterans share their only meal of the day with their pets. If not for Cause4Paws Pet Food Bank many would be surrendered to ‘kill’ shelters or go hungry.

Source: Pet Food Bank – Cause4pawsaz.org – Phoenix, Az

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P is for Puppies #AtoZChallenge


P is for puppies.

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Both or neither?  I am mostly a cat person, but I can’t resist an adorable little puppy.


Image from Pixabay.

Aren’t they cute?  🙂


Have a blessed day, y’all!

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O is for Obsession #AtoZChallenge


O is for obsession.

Here is a song titled Obsession by Animotion. It is from 1984, the year David and I got married.

I remember a perfume titled Obsession that came out what seems like a hundred years ago now. It was by Calvin Klein. It is available on Amazon. I didn’t know it was even still in existence.


At the moment, I think it would be safe to say that I am obsessed with nature photography and genealogy/family history research. An old obsession has also come back for a visit: cake decorating! I look forward to being able to pursue that again. See this post to read about the book that woke this passion back up in me.

What are your obsessions?


Have a blessed day, y’all!

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