God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Amaryllis are beautiful houseplants for this time of year. Between now and Valentine's day, we need a bit of cheer in our homes. I just made a few changes here this past week. Putting Christmas away, makes me sad sometimes. Lots of memories are put into the bins with the decorations....the same as when I got them out. I remember back, when my parents were in failing health. I would always wonder if this would be the last Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday for them. I strived to make their last holidays special and for them to feel the love of our family. When I put away Mom's crystal decorations, I thought back to those holidays. Cute things that the kids have given me are so special now...since losing Tim. It was hard putting the kids things away this year. It seems that I wanted to keep them all safely around me.My Dad made me a canning jar, with potpourri and a lacy cap, on the last Christmas I celebrated with him. It sits all year on top of the book case. I miss them..so much I didn't get sad and have those feelings for long, however...I got busy and organized and put those bins in their place of storage until next year. This is why I need some color and cheer here right now. The amaryllis is going to add that special touch... to a corner of my living room. The bright red pot holders and new red floor mats for the kitchen bring cheer too. A bouquet of tulips in an old clay pot bring cheer to the bedroom. My garden window at my left elbow... here in the computer room is full of plants and will get a change today. I'll show it tomorrow. Looking ahead instead of behind is the best way to start the new year.