Monday, August 4, 2014

Anniversary Blueberries


Yes, August 4, 2014 is a special day!  DH and I are celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary today!  We are celebrating with 6 gallons of blueberries that DH picked, washed, and put up in freezer bags.

So all through the winter when we take out a freezer bag of blueberries marked 8/4/14, they will be our anniversary blueberries!

Last year was the big anniversary with the second honeymoon and the wonderful dinners and flowers.  This year was the treasured day running errands, quiet KFC dinner in the kitchen together, and the washing and packing of blueberries.  I wish when we were young we had some idea life would be so good! 

Note: Do not watch the movie Philomena unless you are prepared to cry for hours! Otherwise, it is a wonderful story! 

Back to the blueberries!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Insurance for Happiness

I have insurance for happiness.  I have a library of good books to read and a DVR full of old movies to watch.  I have two cats to pet and feed and lots of family to talk  to on the telephone.  I have a slew of  women friends to exercise with and a yard full of flowers and plants to water.  I have a wonderful husband who can cook and washed the blinds in the den without me asking him.  Even so, I have to be honest, my best insurance for happiness is my dog, Sardis!

 "Come on mama, let's go for a walk!"

Sardis with my sock!

Thorns may hurt you,
men desert you, 
sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, 
if you have a dog.

Douglas Mallock

What do you have as insurance for happiness?


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Treasure Today

That's what I used to say all the time when my sons were 10 and 12 years old.  It seemed they were interested in everything!  And of course I saved what ever they put together or created or found.  I put it all in a display case as if our home was a museum! That was 20 years ago!

I was taking each creation out today and dusting when I stopped a minute. 

I took a minute to remember watching them spend hours bent over a table gluing or holding their little hands together making a little pot on their dad's lap at his potter's wheel.

Both sons have moved across country and I have been adjusting to their absence each day.  What has helped most has been your wonderful comments! Thank you for sharing with me!

Oh my goodness!  I can't even dust without getting emotional! I usually love dusting, but today I'm having a hard time.  Does that ever happen to you?

Have a great week!