Hi Everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! You don't have to be a couple to enjoy Valentine's Day. I had a lovely lunch out with my daughter, Jenny and my 2 grandsons, Owen and Jack. We went to The Green Frog Social House here in Lake City. The food was wonderful and we had so much fun chatting. There is a local Botantical Garden here in Lake City, so over lunch Jenny and I picked out 2 classes we are going to take over the next few months. One is on cutting gardens, which I am going to make this year at my house. Can't wait for that!! The other is a tour of the gardens in our town. That one should be a good one too! I received 2 cards from the boys and heart-shaped box of chocolates. Jenny gave me this beautiful Lemongrass candle she made. I love the wooden bowl it is in-so pretty! Megan gave me a bag of Lindt Truffles!! She brought them up last weekend when she was here. They were so good!!
|The boys and Jenny are so thoughtful. This could have been a really hard day and they made it better. :)|
Small signs of Spring have started to happen here! I have a saucer magnolia growing in my yard. I didn't even know I had one!! I love to cut branches and bring them in the house. Here is what I did with mine.
|Here are the branches I brought in and put in the Dining Room.|
|I forgot I had this beautiful hand blown vase and I thought the magnolia color would go great with it in the breakfast room.|
We had a really cold day the other day and when the sun hit the field on the other side of the golf course steam started coming off. It looked like a fog machine was being used!! So beautiful!
My orchid is blooming and the amaryllis that bloomed before shot up another stem and has 4 more buds on it. 2 have opened and they are gorgeous!!
|This is the second round of blooms on my amaryllis. I just love this color!|
John really loved Valentine's Day! He loved when we would go out for dinner, he would buy me roses and a small gift. I would give him his gift and we always gave each other cards. I have saved all of the cards he gave me while we were dating and married. I tied them up in a pink ribbon and put them in my memory box. I am so glad I did that. Sometimes I take them out and read them, reminiscing about the things he wrote. I have to say I really miss his cards, he would always write something lovely on them. I miss that man everyday!! I decided I was going to buy myself some roses in honor of him (and I really love them!!). Believe it or not I bought the roses in the picture below from Walmart. This is week 2 and they look as wonderful as the day I bought them!!
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself! Always remember to hug your loved ones, tell them you love them and appreciate the time you do have with them!