There once was a woman
who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
And noticed she had
only three hairs on her head.

'Well,' she said,
'I think I'll braid my hair today.'
So she did
and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
And saw that she had
only two hairs on her head.

'Hmmm,' she said,
'I think I'll part my hair
down the middle today.'
So she did
and she had a grand day.
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and
noticed that she had
only one hair on her head.

'Well,' she said,
'today I'm going to
wear my hair in a pony tail.'
So she did,
and she had a fun, fun day.
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and
noticed that there wasn't
a single hair on her head.

'YAY!' she exclaimed.
'I don't have to fix my hair today!'
Attitude is everything.
(Well, maybe not EVERYTHING,
but it sure helps!)
S: )

Be kinder than necessary,
For everyone you meet
is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly,
And pray continually.


Life isn't about
waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Have a great weekend!!


I LOVE this song, performed on piano by Jim Chappell. I love the melody, & the way it stops and starts again, changes mood, etc. Hope you enjoy it too!
You can sit back and listen to it while you're relaxing from all of that 'spring cleaning' that's probably going on at your house! S: )

 (Please remember to mute Playlist before listening).


This pic has nothing to do
with the video.
It's just a capture of one of the
last daffodils of the season.
It's still so pretty,
even though the edges
are wilting away.


All three of our tulip trees are in full bloom!
There are no leaves on the trees until after the blooms have dropped off, & it is such a pretty sight to see the fragile bare branches with their many pale pink flowers waving back and forth when there's a breeze.


We have two trees in our backyard that are covered with these gorgeous bright pink blooms! They do have thorns, though, as I quickly found out when picking a few stems to put in a vase. Can anyone tell me what they are?
The closest thing I could find pictured anywhere is something called 'Chaenomeles', a non-fruit-bearing member of the quince family.


I'm happy to report that it's now been a little over 3 weeks since my husband's surgery, & he is walking everyday....almost up to the one mile at a time mark.
Yea, Bill!
We go back to Atlanta this Thursday for his one-month check-up with the surgeon.


Now to him who is able
to do immeasurably more 
than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power
that is at work within us,
to Him be glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations,
for ever and ever!
-Ephesians 3:20-21


Top O' the Mornin' to ya!

Whether you're Irish, or not,
it's fun to read these Irish Blessings!
Here are a few I'm passing on to YOU................
May you always have work
for your hands to do
May your pockets hold always
a coin or two
May the sun shine bright
on your windowpane
May the rainbow be certain
to follow each rain
May the hand of a friend
always be near you
And may God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

 Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!


I'm afraid my few bloggy friends have given up on me, but this break was unscheduled.
On Friday, Feb. 25th, my husband underwent emergency open-heart surgery in Atlanta. A real shocker for both of us, as his only symptoms had been shortness of breath & a painful 'crink in his neck'. (No history of heart trouble at all!) Our alert GP sent him right away to a cardiologist, who scheduled a heart cath. We were anticipating a possible stent; maybe even two.
As it turned out, his main artery was 90% blocked right up against his heart (a scary sight on the x-ray, to say the least!), & he needed a triple bi-pass also. They inserted a balloon thingy in his leg to help take the stress off his heart until he was on the operating table, & removed veins from both calves.
I won't go into the gruesome, but amazing specifics of open-heart surgery, but I shiver everytime I think of it! (Dallas, you can probably relate!)

Every heart surgery patient receives one of these special pillows
to hold onto in case you have to cough.
It was designed by Dr. David Dean, of Piedmont Heart Institute 
(Bill's surgeon).

Let's just say that I've told Bill if I ever need to have this done, SHOOT ME! S: (

It's now been 2 1/2 weeks, & his progress to date has been phenonomal!
We have God to thank! Healing is a slow process, but everyday, he notices a slight improvement.
Family & friends have been SUCH a tremendous help! A special thanks to our daughter, Lisa, who left at 4am & drove from Florida by herself to spend 3 days helping me navigate that big hospital, &  to just 'be there'!
 Jami, Toni & Johnny offered to come too, & we thank you for your willingness & for your love & prayers!
Thanks to all of you who came to the hospital, or by the house later, called, sent cards, emails, etc., etc. The list is long...I can't begin to name everyone here, but you know who you are, & you are much appreciated!!