Thursday, February 23, 2012


I know to the untrained eye this looks like a dandelion, just an ordinary weed but to a gardener, it represents spring. Have I mentioned spring is my favorite time of the year? I start looking around the garden in February looking for signs of life but usually don't find much happening until the middle of March....this has been a different year. We have candy tuft blooming, tulips and daffodils popping out of the ground and begonias that never really died over the winter. The temptation is to get out there and start digging but I know that the cold weather is not done yet so I am going to resist. I can still satisfy my need to get my hands dirty by starting some seeds indoors, maybe some tomatoes, herbs or flowers, I have lots of leftover seed from last year

Things to be thankful for today
  • Beautiful warm sunny day
  • A day with no real agenda...no worries I will find ways to fill it
  • Son made it back to school safely...he had to turn around and go back to the next day
  • Planned lunch with my husband...we usually meet weekly for lunch
  • Improving health issues...everyday I am feeling more like my "old" self. Blood pressure which has been an issue since before Christmas finally under control
  • For Sweet Lady's good response to her new medication, it does not appear to have effected her adversely in anyway. She continues happy and content and was able to go out with the "lunch bunch" the other day. I was concerned that because she had a seizure she would be restricted from going on the outings...not the case
  • For a surprise visit from a friend this morning...call me crazy but I don't mind surprise visits, she did give me warning, she texted me a few minutes before she arrived to make sure it was okay.
  • For another day...another year
  • For God's constant reminder of his care for me, I see it everywhere.


Nancy said...

I love your thankful list....It's so important to be thankful and I know God loves gratitude....

I am with you about being excited to see the first signs of Spring and I am also with you over concern for winter still showing its face..I guess we just need to be thankful for today and enjoy....

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh so glad you are feeling better and better...I too am enjoying the hint of spring..today it was 82!!!

Lunch with your hubby..wonderful

We are praying for adjustment for my mother-in-law also...so hard this season of life for them, and at times heart breaking for us...but God is faithful. So happy for your love ones good report and time out.

Anonymous said...

The greatest gift to any man other than his salvation is the gift of a Godly wife. Another year has past and what have you done? You job description;  my wife, the mother of our children, grand mother, friend, helper, mentor, caretaker,  a daughter, a sister, my soul mate, above all this you are a woman of God. You are a mirror of his work in your life, the woman in Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
For you my Love on your birthday a gift only God could give, A warm sunny day at the Gardens and your camera. Happy Birthday my Love......

Petra said...

Rejoicing with you over all His many benefits! And loving the spring-like weather here too. Blessings!

Creations By Cindy said...

Glad you are feeling better. Yes, Thankful is the Word! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

My daughter, who certainly does not have to call, does. She's in the driveway or at the door, but she's calling. I have always been impressed with gals who can be wonderful hostesses for those who drop in. I prefer a call. Guess that my daughter has figured this out. =D

I love the photo of your husband with all the grands. They enjoy a wonderful heritage and cute! My goodness, they are some of the cutest kids ever.