Wednesday, February 3, 2016


With all of the ice and snow we've been having, I am longing for spring and pretty flowers.  So I thought I would show you some of my favorite flower pictures from the past.  What a shame that flowers don't last longer.  But they are so beautiful while they are here.

These are the roses Joe gave me for my birthday.  I love roses.

My sister, Elaine, has gorgeous orchids.  I took this picture at Christmas.

These are the roses Joe got me for Christmas.  Unfortunately they did not last long at all.

We had an amaryllis at work around Christmas last year.  One of the flower buds fell off.  Rather than throw it away, I put it into a cup of water.  No one expected it to bloom, but it did.  Isn't it beautiful?

I have lilies growing in my yard.  Most of the time they are overgrown and choked out with weeds.  I'm hoping this year will be different.

Joe's favorite flower is the daffodil.  I have planted lots of them, all different varieties for him.  I like them too.

 I can hardly wait for Spring when the daffodils and tulips will bloom again.  It's my favorite time in my garden.

I think I'm going to get some pansies for my flower pots this year.  They are so colorful and fun.  Do you see the face in the flower?

Before I know it my rose bushes will be full of flowers again.  I can't wait!

I hope you've enjoyed my flowers.  Now back to real life.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Well once again it's Groundhog Day.
Well once again it's Groundhog Day.

Ha, ha!  One of my favorite movies is "Groundhog Day" where the day starts over and over and over.  So funny.  But I didn't get to watch it this year.

Here is the famous Punxsutawney Phil.  Poor little groundhog being torn from his home to predict the weather.  He didn't see his shadow today so there will be an early spring.  Hurray!

I already feel like winter is almost over and it was a very warm one.  We are supposed to have more snow flurries, but nothing to worry about.  Our snow is almost all gone.  I will have to take pictures of it tomorrow to show you.

I got the paper notarized today to get my handicapped parking tag.  We dropped it off to the State Representative's office on our way to South Philly to get Snowy her shots and some bloodwork.

Snowy is such a good cat.  And very sweet.  She cried a little on the way down and I found out that she definitely does NOT like for me to drive fast.  She was very scared when I was on I-95.  I took the long way home so I did not have to get onto the highway and Joe held her in her carrier on his lap so that she could see us and know she wasn't alone.  Oh the things we do for our cats!  She appears to be very healthy and is the perfect weight.  We will find out the results of the blood tests on Thursday.

I was so tired when I got home that I laid down and slept for 3 hours.  I was surprised when I woke up that I had slept so long.  The one good thing about being retired is that I can take a nap every day.

Joe changed out the shower curtains for me.  I'm so short that it's a real stretch (literally!) for me to reach the rod to hang them.  He picked these out.  I thought they would be really dark, but they're not.  I love them.

And now I am going to go back to sleep.  A lot to do tomorrow.