Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Speed of Spring

Spring is coming and going so quickly!  I took a walk around the block this morning and noticed all the buds and blooms have already opened.  It has all happened so quickly!  These beautiful pansies have wilted in today's heat.  I have to remind myself to enjoy life by the minute.

A flowering quince is only blooming for a week!  I'll have to be sure to notice it every day.  Treasure today!

A sleeping cat in the sun! What treasures life is made of!  Treasure every day!

  • I get a couple of phone calls a day from friends and family just checking in.  It warms my heart.  Why don't you call someone today just to check in on them?
Spring is wonderful, but the mornings are still a little chilly!  Hard to cook breakfast in a cold kitchen,  I do miss the fire in the wood stove these mornings!

Treasure today,
Lottie 

Monday, March 21, 2016

I'm Back! :D Kitchen Thoughts

Well, I've had some medical issues and I've been away from the blog for about four months! I've missed my bloggy friends! I still have a way to go yet on recovery but I am working hard. Ready to focus on something else in my life!  Ready to treasure today!

Kitchen Thoughts


 I asked DH to bring back my dresser that was stored in Alabama.  It was my dresser when I was a little girl.  My mom bought it at a yard sale for a couple of dollars in 1965 and it was falling apart and had thread spools for hinges held on by twine. I used it in that condition.  Forty years later, DH had it repaired and new hinges put on it.  It is better but not strong.  Not a great antique, but definitively loved. The bottom drawer was especially loved since it held all my poems, short stories, and love letters I received from DH when I was a teenager.

What a wonderful "welcome station" at the side door it makes now! Great storage for dish towels, place mats, table cloths and napkins at the far end of the kitchen.


Bought new green rugs and green dishtowels for the kitchen.  I love this kitchen! Looks very 80ish doesn't it?  I just think of all those dinners I cooked here for twenty years.  I'm not too sentimental when it comes to appliances, as DH installed a new dishwasher since this picture was taken!

Thank for visiting today!  Glad to be back!  Now I can visit with you for awhile!

Treasure today,
Lottie












Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fall Comes to Us

For years our family took long day trips driving around

 the Smoky Mountains in fall to see the leaves changing.  Majestic views! :) 

But now that the boys have grown up and are making memories far away

and husband and I can no longer take long driving trips,

fall comes to us!


( A week ago across from our mailbox)

Love,
Lottie