Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like.......


How do I know?  I see this....

and this....

I know S*P*R*I*N*G is coming when I see my daffodils blooming!  I do so love daffodils...but sadly they last such a short time. 

Last year at the end of the season I bought this from a sale table (looking rather scrawny) and stuck it in the ground...

thinking it probably would never come up.  It just needed a little time and love.  

My little violas have held up fairly well during this cold winter, but soon the south GA heat will get them and then I’ll replace them with something else that can hopefully swelter in the heat and survive.
I do love spring...but it’s so short in our neck of the woods.  Soon the temperature will rise and the gnats will find their way back to us from wherever they go during the winter and we will wish for the coolness of winter...and life will go on and the cycle will repeat itself.  Isn't nature wonderful?
               SPRING is nature's way of saying, " Let's party!"
                      ---Robin Williams 

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I adore LOVE  LETTERS!  I met my husband in high school when we both transferred to a new school in 9th grade.  These are NOTES that he passed to me during many classes...when we should have been paying attention to our teachers:)  Love the way he folded them!  I’ve kept them all these years in this little wooden box.

In 1971, a year after we were married, my DH was sent to National Guard training camp many states away.  I only saw him once in four months.  However, we kept the mailman busy with LOVE LETTERS back and forth several times a week.  I still have all the ones we each wrote to the other.  Just can’t bare to part with them.  Every few years I take them out and read them and fall in love with him all over again. 

 (Did you notice the 11 cents stamp?)

I tend to be a pack rat with anything that is sentimental.  In this other little wooden box that my father brought back to me from one of his trips when I was a little girl, I still keep the box that held my engagement ring and the orchid that was part of my bouquet in our wedding.

My DH is also wonderful with cards.  He has this uncanny talent of choosing the most perfect card for my birthday, our anniversary, or Valentines Day.  It’s as if the card was written just for us. 

This one he gave me before we were ever even married...it’s huge.   I think I’ve kept every card he’s ever given me.

People don’t write letters of any kind much anymore due to email and cell phones, but to me there is something so special about a handwritten letter.  And a LOVE LETTER written in the hand of one you love is absolutely the best.

DH asked me this week what I wanted for VALENTINES DAY.  Although I always love his beautiful cards, a LOVE LETTER would be even better.
Instead of giving your Sweetie a card or gift this year, why not write a LOVE LETTER instead?  We can never hear I LOVE YOU too much.

Hope all of you have a lovely and sweet VALENTINES DAY...share some love with someone special.      And to the wonderful man I married...HAPPY VALENTINES DAY...you are the best husband in the world and I am so blessed to be married to you. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pain & Suffering...Not My Cup of Tea

My regular readers may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately.  I wish the reason for my absence was because I’d been away on a luxury vacation, but unfortunately I have been in the hospital.  On Monday I had surgery after two weeks of pain, misery, and mental anguish over what it might be.  Actually I have been having difficulties since the week before Christmas.

Without going into all the gory details, I will just say that I have had a very badly infected lymph node.  My ENT called it an abscess.  There were many symptoms of the “Big C” which scared me more than I can find words to express.  Thankfully, that did not turn out to be the case and we are so very grateful to God for His blessings. 

I am now on the mend, taking MANY meds and still in some pain.  I’m trying hard not to “whine” (at least not much) because I know how much more serious it could be.  We should be thankful every single day for good health, if we are fortunate enough to have it.  I know from now on I will praise God for each day I can live a healthy, normal life. 

I’ve missed writing and reading my favorite blogs.  I hope to have something fun to write about soon.  In the meantime, please visit my daughter-in-law’s new blog:  www.theicingonpapercrafts.blogspot.com

May all of you have days filled with good health and happiness....and be appreciative of all your blessings.