Saturday, February 14, 2015


I hope you all had a lovely day.  Mine was rather low-key, but that's OK because I am just so tired.  I've done a lot of running around this week so I needed a down-time day.  I'm beginning to realize this old body just doesn't do what it did when I was 27.

This morning I heard Joe banging around upstairs.  I asked if he was OK and he said yes and don't come up.  He then came downstairs and handed me a white box.  Inside was a white leather drawstring bag and in that was a beautiful necklace.  I said, "Oh, you got me a diamond necklace!"  He answered, "Uh... yeah.  OK.  If you want to believe that."  Ha, ha.  But real stones don't really matter to me.  The fact that he got it for me, was thinking about me, is what counts.

After breakfast Joe said he was going to the corner store.  I insisted on taking him because he has been a little unsteady on his feet as of late.  When we went in, he headed right for the flowers.  Every year he gets me one red rose and he hadn't gotten it yet.  There was only one red rose left and it didn't look very good.  In fact, it looked half dead.  But there was a beautiful coral rose there that I fell in love with.  So I asked if I could have that one instead.  He said, "Of course" and got me that one.  It has opened up since it's been in our warm house.  So pretty.

The single rose is a very special thing with us.  He's been giving me one rose every year since our first Valentine's Day together.

We had a snow shower today.  Fortunately it was just a dusting and didn't really lay.

I made steak and mixed veggies for dinner.  It was good.  I also baked an apple pie, but it wasn't done in time.  Joe went to bed before it was cool enough to eat.  Oh, well.  He'll get it tomorrow.

Now it's off to make potato salad and bake a ham for tomorrow's church luncheon -- our Friendship Feast.  I can't wait.  It's going to be so much fun in spite of our cold weather.  It's supposed to be a high of 15*F. (-9*C.) tomorrow with a wind chill of -20*F. (-29*C.) Brrr!

I'm going to end by showing you a picture of our front window.  I can never get a picture without the lights across the street reflecting in the glass.  But hopefully you can get an idea of what it looks like.

I have off from work on Monday for President's Day.  I plan to take down all the Valentine's stuff and put up St. Patrick's Day.  After that it's Easter and Spring.  I think we've almost made it through the winter.


  1. glad you had a nice day. We did, and did some running around in the sunshine. Eating brunch out at Dennys so I could get my free grand slam for my birthday. Later we went to see American Sniper. It was good but I needed a tissue by the end but all I had in my pocket was a piece of paper! Oh well. Sunny and billowy clouds here today. Happy Valentines day. Nice necklace too! Hugs!

  2. Hello, greetings.

    Very lovely photos and very interesting write up on your day, Best wishes

  3. Kathy, Your Joe is sweet to you. But you are to him also. I am glad you had a day of slow down. I know you both have been sick at times and lots of running. Take it easy when you can. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Oh, that Joe ! A single Rose is perfect (color doesn't matter). every Valentine's Day. Now that is romantic.

  5. What a beautiful necklace! I think the coral rose is prettier than the red.There's a lot to be said for a quiet day.
    I had to work Valentines Day but came home to! We were supposed to go out to brunch on Sunday but the wind chill is minus 10 degrees. I don't think so! Snuggling sounds better....
    Love your window. Stay warm!

  6. Love the sweet one rose tradition. The coral one is perfect!
    Your window looks great, too. How nice that you have Monday off. Enjoy your long weekend- xo Diana

  7. So glad you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Low key is just fine by me!

  8. I swear that Joe is a keeper Kathy!!! Hope you all had fun at your church luncheon. I'm off work today too for President's day. It's a good thing too, I'd never got there anyway. We are forecast for 16 inches of snow and it started about 5:00 am. I'm just staying in and trying to stay warm :)


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