Saturday, March 22, 2014

Another Year...

Today is my mom's birthday, and I'm surprised at how quickly another year has slipped away. Mom would have been 76, and has been gone almost 11 years. I still miss her, and yet she remains close in my thoughts and my heart. I love this photo of her, and thought I'd share it again. I originally shared it in this previous post... Two Years of Blogging

My Beautiful Mom...

Friday, March 21, 2014


Free Image - gifted from Dawn of The Feathered Nest
Spring officially arrived yesterday, and the first day of spring was beautiful in my little town, I know many friends are still dealing with snow, so I feel fortunate when I see all the green peeking out in my garden! Today it's already about 59 and sunny! My favorite kind of weather! I freeze in winter and wilt in the high heat of summer, but spring is just right.

Today's plan is to continue organizing, with a few "spring clean" projects added in. Sweeping the sidewalk and patios; shaking the dust and winter out of comforters, afghans, and quilts; cleaning the patio furniture; switching out winter decor items for something more bright and cheery!

For my organization project, I ordered two huge boxes of file folders. They arrived this week, and I already began filling them. I started with medical records, college paperwork, and because they have closed ends, I'm using some for vintage cards, documents, and photographs.

Well, blogging will not help me with my projects, so I must say farewell for now! Wishing you a lovely spring day, whether you're in the snow-belt, sun-belt, or somewhere in between!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The last three weeks were filled with some illness and other minor inconveniences, but we've sailed through the worst of it once again!

Today was so beautiful! I've been looking forward to warmer spring weather and it arrived. My hyacinths are blooming! I love their soft fragrance.  I've been doing more organizing. I know, I know... by now I should have the most organized home on the planet, but I get so distracted by every little treasure I find. This week I found a box of photos I thought had been destroyed. It was mislabeled. It was the happiest discovery I've made in a while. There was my little red photo album my mom made for me years ago! It held so many childhood photos, including my elementary school group pictures. It was such fun reminiscing.

I've lapsed terribly on my writing goals, but my characters are speaking to me again, which is a good sign.

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even if you're not Irish, you can still celebrate the coming of Spring!

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