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Thursday, March 22, 2018

I really wish winter and spring would quit being at war. Spring has officially sprung and it is time for winter to just give it up already.

I for one am tired of seeing the blossoms and new leaves buried under snow. 

Wednesday my daughter, Katy flew from Atlanta to Washington, in a blizzard, to meet with members of congress. She is advocating for the Immune Deficiency Foundation to make sure that she and millions of others keep their health benefits. I am so proud of her. 

As I write this I am listening to the songs of the birds. They know that spring is here and they are calling to their mates. Is there anything sweeter than that sound in the early morning?

Easter will be here soon. I was thinking yesterday about childhood Easter outfits. We used to get so dressed up for Easter in hats, fancy dresses, gloves and patent leather shoes. My father made sure that we each had a corsage. (I am telling my age)

Easter was spent here in Kentucky at my grandparent's house. We would drive down from Canada for the long weekend and I can remember how wonderful the warm air felt. 

I used to help out in the florist bagging corsages. My grandmother paid me a couple of dollars and I thought it was the most important job in the world. 

I've manged to kill off one of the plants in my terrarium. Not enough light I guess or maybe I'm not watering the way I should. I have never been too successful with terrariums, but I love the little one that I have so I am going to replace the plant and try again. 

This is when I really miss my grandfather and his expertise on things that grow.

I don't know about you, but I have a busy day planned. Time to get in the shower and get myself going. 

Hope you have a serene day.


  1. I hope it warms up soon or at least you get some sunshine! Enjoy your day!

  2. Laura, I am been so thankful for our little snows. Now they are forecasting a big snow starting tomorrow night and on into Saturday. Here in central Indiana. I was ready for spring myself. LOL. Hopefully it will come soon. Blessings to you. Love the Easter stories. xoxo, Susie

  3. I enjoyed your Easter memories...I am of that age as well. More snow heading here again tomorrow!

  4. Such sweet Easter memories!
    I have to tell you that I love that little glimpse of your floral sofa. It is so pretty!
    Texas is in full Spring Swing! I am loving it and hoping for a mild summer. It was in the 70's today and the low tonight is 58. Come Summer, we will be sweltering and envying your softer, kinder summers.

  5. Great memories Laura. I remember the hats and fufu dresses too. My fave part was wearing little white gloves and having a new little sweet purse. I am with you that Winter and Spring need a peace treaty here soon. Old Man Winter needs to leave!
    Happy Friday.

  6. I love Spring but when things bloom and then freeze, it's not so pretty. I buy my Grand cute little dresses now and love doing it!

  7. I remember getting all dressed up for Easter also, with a little hat and a purse and gloves...and I used to do the same with my daughters when they were little. Good memories, good times.


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