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And so it goes.....
Written by Sue, Friday March 11, 2011~
Mr. P saw these first thing this morning and said" I think you need some fresh flowers.".... I was thinking  they had a few more days left in them., don't you?

He goes to run his errands, I leave to get mine done and didn't think any more about them.
I came home this evening and saw these sitting in the laundry room  sink  in a bucket of water. They smell so good and are so pretty.

I made two bouquets one for my kitchen window,...
This one for my bathroom, so I get to see them first thing in the morning.

I am blessed and thankful beyond words!!......

Not a whole lot going on here at the farmhouse this week, I am maintaining the rooms I have cleaned and am waiting to finish next week. After all these years I am finally learning that it doesn't have to be done all at once. lol. Who says you can't teach and "old Dog new tricks?" Life is to short to sweat the small stuff.

I am a people watcher, I like to observe, (not stare),.... While shopping at one of my favorite stores today(T. J. Max), I was watching and listening to some ladies who were out shopping together, they were in the housewares dept. and it was so much fun listening to them talk about dishes, and how they were trying to talk this one friend into buying some dishes...Yes! I am guilty, I was there for the very same reason. I am thinking "what is it with us ladies and dishes?" We all love them. We might have our cupboards full but we are always looking for more...
She bought hers, I didn't LoL. I was able to walk out with not one dish in my hands. "Sue, You must be slipping."
Enjoy your Saturday,
John 15:12~ "This is My commandment, that you  LOVE  one another as I have loved you." 


Cheryl March 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM  

I am laughing at your comments about dishes! I have often said that if I had more storage in my house, I'd fill it up with dishes! I LOVE them...and having limited space to keep them is sometimes the ONLY thing that prevents me from purchasing more and more and more! Ha! :-D

What a nice surprise waiting for you at home...beautiful flowers from your sweetheart. Enjoy them!

Heather's Blog-o-rama March 12, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

Dear Sue,
That's a really cute and funny story about the dishes :) :) I'm glad you were able to leave the store without buying a dish, because you know what? The next time you're there, there'll be an even cuter dish...and you'll be able to buy it then :) :) I think for me I'm like that when it comes to yarns :) :) I"m glad you had a fun time people watching :)

Those flowers that Mr. P picked for you are so lovely. Now you'll have daily reminders of his sweet gesture :) : Plus, the colors are fabulous ;) :)

Have a lovely weekend. love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Elena March 12, 2011 at 1:02 AM  

Your flowers are just beautiful. Like you, I just love fresh flowers. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes:)

Debbie March 12, 2011 at 1:06 AM  

Oh Sue, haha, I enjoyed this. I will freely admit I DO have a "thing" with dishes, haha...What is it seriously?? Good job on making an escape. I'd love to shop with you someday, I just know I'd enjoy that. The flowers are soo pretty! Enjoy your week-end. HUGS

Jenni March 12, 2011 at 3:20 AM  

Mr. P. is a treasure.... so thoughtful! And I had to smile when I saw your post and pics of the fresh flowers.... I have just posted a photo of my fresh flowers!

And I love T.J. Maxx... my sis and I have have a ball shopping in there....

too cute about the ladies "dishing" about dishes LOL!


Southern Lady March 12, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

I would rather have a "lagniappe bouquet" anytime, than one hundred roses on Valentine's Day. I know Mr. P loved seeing the smile his surprise brought to your lovely face, Sue.

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend.

Debbie March 12, 2011 at 7:48 AM  

Flowers act like a tonic on us, don't they? Your husband is a very thoughtful man :D
I have been looking for new dishes since I finished my kitchen redo last year. Of course, they'll have to be red dishes and I just haven't found the right ones. My oldies are getting pretty chipped. Let's keep looking!

Vee March 12, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

I would've enjoyed listening in on that conversation myself. My hands are sometimes so stiff and sore that I rely on my good old lightweight Corelle. Still, I see all the pretty dishes in Blogdom and I want something prettier. Sigh. I'll be a good girl. Perhaps I just need to recycle the Corelle. They've been around for eons.

Your hubby is a sweetie pie. Mine brought me a breakfast pastry this morning. I'm sure that your flowers are not going to add any pounds. :D

Maintaining what we've already accomplished is a big chore so don't discount that one! You're right. We don't have to do it all at once the way we did when we were young wives. Nope. Just doesn't work that way anymore. Actually, I'm not sure that it ever did.

Janette@Janette's Sage March 12, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

Well you have nudged me in more than one way...I am going to do some spring cleaning, which I have been avoiding and then go celebrate by picking up some fresh flowers!

Oh dishes at TJMaxx...I have some I have been watching. I enjoy dishes and started collecting years ago. There is so much out these days.
Have a great weekend.

Happy@Home March 12, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

What a sweet surprise to find that lovely bouquet waiting for you in the laundry room sink. The vases you put them into are so pretty.
I smiled when I read about your trip to TJ Maxx. I often stop in there to check out the dishes. They have such cute things at great prices.

Farm Girl March 12, 2011 at 10:06 AM  

I agree, I have more dishes that I need yet I always look.
I like your flowers and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Barb March 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

Hi Sue!

I have had fun reading your blog, catching up on the last few posts you made! What beautiful flowers - I can hardly wait for something with color to pop up in my yard!

Love the story about Lucy, what a beautiful girl she is! I love having a dog! We have a beautiful Black Lab, that I would not give up for the world!

I need to start my Spring cleaning - it just doesn't feel like Spring yet! Your entrance is beautiful, very inviting and warm! Love your blog!


Toyin O. March 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

These flowers are lovely and am also a people watcher, it can be a fun hobby:)

Sonja March 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

Hi Sue:

I hopped over to visit from another blog, and I've really enjoyed your beautiful pictures. What a precious and loverly home... it looks so cozy and immaculate! And now I'm really feeling the pinch to get going on my own spring cleaning... feeling the pinch, but so far avoiding it!! :)

Enjoyed visiting, I'll be back!


BECKY March 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM  

Too funny, Sue! I am the one none of my friends really like to shop with, because I am the one who can walk out without anything!! HA!!

I have to LOVE something before I can spend money on it!!

You must be the same way!
Love you!
Have a blessed Sunday!

GardenofDaisies March 13, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

Hi Sue,
What pretty flowers! Your husband is a sweetie!
I appreciate the message you left for me. I haven't posted or commented much these past few weeks. All my spare time has to go to family right now. But I do hope to return to regular blogging soon.

Nellie's Cozy place March 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM  

Hi Sweetie,
Loved your pretty flowers and you did such pretty arrangements, I usually get a couple of arrangements out of mine too!! Might as well spread the pretty around right???
I agree, what is it about us ladies and dishes, I just love them too.
I put a lot of them on my walls!!
Maybe it is from us lil girls playing tea party all the time!! lol
Works for me!!
Have a blessed week my friend,

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