Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is a day for love.  I don’t know why we just pick one day when we should be loving on people all the time. Have you a loved one with you today?  Or are you alone and thinking no one loves you?  That isn’t true.  Have you lost a loved one this year?  Has someone spurned you that you loved?  Just remember this.  There is someone who loves you more than anything.

If you are alone today, get out if you can and go somewhere and just smile at people.  Do you know there are people in this world who never get one smile in a day?  Not one.  If we were the one to smile at them then quite possibly we could make their day just a little bit brighter.  Or even say, “How are you today?”  Have you ever said that to someone who was checking you out at a store?  It makes all the difference in how they treat you and it makes them feel like they are a person instead of just someone doing something for you.

Do you have a talent you could share?  Do you knit or crochet or quilt or play the guitar or anything?  Teach a child how to do something today.  Hug a child.  Hug your mother and your father.  Are your parents gone?   Love on some older folks whose children aren’t around.

 You see, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples.  It’s for everyone to try to show love to others.  Jesus loved each of us so much He died on the cross to take away our sins so that one day we could be with him in Heaven.  What greater love is there?  I never feel unloved.  I do have a husband and family and friends that love me, but even if I didn’t have them, I know I am loved.  You are so loved today.  I love you for spending some time here.  If you could be with me I would bake us some biscuits and cook up some of my chickens’ good, fresh, organic eggs.  We’d have a cup of coffee or tea and sit a spell and talk.  I bet your life is more interesting than you could ever imagine.  Every life is special and God loves you.  Talk to Him today.  He’s been waiting.


   Here’s some flowers for you.  I hope you like them.  I wish you the very best today.  Happy Valentine’s Day.  You are loved.  Bye.

A Short, But Busy Month

February, the month of love.  It’s a short month, but so much seems to be packed into each and every day.  The days are getting longer.   Thoughts of gardening and flowers and the warm sun on my back as I work outside are on my mind.

I planted some tomato seeds this week.  Each day I check on them to see if the seedlings are coming up.  The promise of juicy, red tomatoes in our future makes me happy.

The chooks are laying fewer eggs right now, but we still cannot keep up with them.  Egg salad sandwiches have become a staple at our table.   I never tire of egg salad and it’s so easy to make and almost free.

We have had some crazy weather this month.  We have had so much snow this year.



We go from this and then a few days of sun and then snow again.  It is suppose to snow tomorrow again.



We have frosted dogs looking in our windows.  Doesn’t Belle look like she has been sprinkled with powdered sugar?   She is telling me here that it is time for her to go into my warm shop.  I think the dogs have forgotten they have an insulated dog house in the back yard.  They refuse to go back there. But that’s okay. I like them in the shop with me while I sew and craft.

Speaking of crafting, I have made several needle cases in the past few weeks and this in one I made this week.



I liked making it so much, I made two.



You see, I have this bag of luscious wool felts that are calling to me to make something.  I have it in my head that I would like to try hat making.   Wouldn’t any of these felts make a pretty hat?   I watch Downton Abbey and see the beautiful hats the ladies wear and I wish women would wear hats like that again.  I wore a hat to church a few weeks ago and then I saw another woman wearing a hat the next week.  We women need to start a revolution and start wearing hats again and getting dressed up when we go out in public.  I am so tired of seeing people in their pajamas when I go shopping.

My mother always wanted us to look our best when we went out in public.  In those days, girls would wear those huge rollers in their hair and go out in public and my mother thought it was TERRIBLE.  My mother taught me to take pride in myself when I went out.  If I don’t have nice clothes and lipstick on, I don’t think I should be seen by anyone.  I like to dress up.  Always have.

Anyway, I would like to make a hat or two or three if I can find out how to make them.  I’ll look online where I find out how to do everything else.

I have been knitting like crazy.  In the past few weeks I have made three hats, one turban and a scarf.  I am working on another turban and another hat.  I had forgotten how much I love to knit.  Only problem is, when I am knitting, I am not quilting.


I am training for a 5K race/walk in May.  Actually I walk a 5K several times a week when the weather is nice.  I walked one day before yesterday.  There use to be Volksmarches here in our city and my daughter or my husband and I would walk them and get medals when we were through.  I am really looking forward to the walk in May.  It sounds like it will be fun.  It’s called Color Blaze and they tell you to wear white.  I don’t know if they spray you with color or what, but they do something to make everyone colorful.  We shall see.

We celebrated the Beatles’ fifty year reunion.  Well, Paul and Ringo.  The show was kind of sad for me as I remember how it was when they first came on the scene.


Here they all are with Ed Sullivan.  We need another Ed Sullivan to find good talent again.  He brought the Beatles to the United States.

Now I have to say something about Shirley Temple who passed away this week.  When I was growing up, her movies were on television all the time.  Wee Willie Winkie,  The Little Colonel(one of my favorites) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Heidi.  Who can forget when Heidi was being taken to the gypsies by her evil aunt and her grandfather running through the snowy streets trying to find her?   Who can forget Shirley’s sweet voice singing “Animal Crackers in My Soup,” “When I Grow Up,” “Try a Little Happiness?”  Her movies just made you happy.  They were wholesome and fun.  And her dancing.  When she danced up and down the staircase with Bill “Bojangles” tapping each step.  Captain January where she lived in the lighthouse with two old codgers.  I could go on and on.

Shirley was a big part of my life.  I still watch her movies when they are on, but sadly, they aren’t on very often. I know I can watch them on the computer, but it’s not the same.  I wish some movie theater would show them on the big screen.  I would pay to go see them.

Thank you, Shirley, for making us so happy.  For being a lady at all times.  For having class in a sometimes classless society.  For bringing joy to so many around the world.  We love you and you will be missed, but I am sure you are exactly where you should be now.  God Bless.  Bye.