Friday, March 10, 2017

Enjoying the Beauty While I Can


My yard is abloom (is that a word?) with everything popping up out of the ground.  Yesterday was 85 degrees and the Saturday morning temp is suppose to be 25 degrees.  YIPES!  What are these plants suppose to think?

Anyway, went out and took a few photos of what's going on in my yard...














the Redbud tree is just beginning to bud out.



So hopefully, the freeze won't kill everything.


Won the cutest tote bag from Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage.  Is is so SPRINGY!  Thanks Kris.


Put a pretty blue wreath on the front porch.


This last week I had a new sidewalk poured.  It is so nice.  The old one was cracked and uneven and was really a danger to everyone so, I replaced it.



Don't think I ever told you all the story behind my Toyota Rav 4.  

The day before John passed away, we had been out looking at cars.  We had decided this was the one we wanted.

Several weeks after John passed, I was sorting out some things and in his nightstand by his bed was an envelope.  It said "Judy - for your car".  I opened it and there was cash to pay for the car.  I, of course, cried and never knew how long it had been there.

I was so blessed to have John for so many years and he always took such good care of me.  He still to this day provides for me in amazing ways.  I miss him so.  But, I am so blessed and thankful for the time I did have with him.  He was a wonderful Christian man.

Now on to happier things...


Bella is wanting to try out for the Cadbury Egg Bunny.  Her only problem is she can't leave the eggs alone.  Of course, I know chocolate is very dangerous for dogs and don't let her have it.  But the smell drives her crazy.

Enjoy the weekend.

Judy















www.junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

44 comments:

  1. Judy, I thought about your John today as I read a comment from you. He was an awesome fellow...I know from all the sweet things you have told us on your blog. I know you miss that wonderful fellow in your life. It's good have beautiful memories of loved ones. Judy, I love all the spring around your place. Hope this cold doesn't last as long as predicted. Blessings to you, stay warm. xoxo, Susie

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  2. Thank you Susie. Yes, I have so much to be grateful for having him in my life for 48 years. He truly was a blessing.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  3. Oh my goodness, that John was the best! So kind, so loving, and so in love with you. Love Bella's look! You have a freeze coming, too? It's going down to 8 degrees here tonight! What the heck is going on??

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    1. Thank goodness we are not as cold as you are. I just hope all the plants survive.

      Hugs,
      Judy

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  4. Nice sidewalk! What a sweet thing to find, money for your car. We're told NE GA will see snow on Sunday morning. Who woulda thunk? Have a good weekend!

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    1. Yes, weather seems to be crazy everywhere! We have a chance of snow flurries this evening but I think they are pretty small. The new sidewalk is really nice and safe. I always warned everyone that was coming to be careful on the sidewalk and wouldn't you know, I was the only one who fell on it? LOL

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  5. Good thing you took all those blossoming photos -proof that Spring is happening. Hope they are ok after the next cold snap. The new sidewalk makes things much safer too. What a wonderful memory to add to your memories of John's caring and love. Hugs.
    Love Joy

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    1. Thanks Joy! As time goes by I realize how blessed I was to have John in my life and am so thankful for all he did for me and his love.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  6. Oh, Judy...that story about John and the car brought tears to my eyes! I just showed that part to Brian - and I thanked him for taking such good care of me.
    Can't believe it was 85 degrees there already. Too hot, too soon! Crazy that it's going to drop 60 degrees. Our weather here in IL has been all over the place, too. Just the past few days we had thunderstorms, tornado warnings, then a few days of 60 mph wind gusts, now snow is coming Monday and Tues.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I was and am truly blessed to have John in my life. We so take every day for granted and surely need to enjoy and appreciate each and every day we have with loved ones. Our weather has been crazy. We're having slow and steady rain today.

      Thanks for dropping by. Hope you're feeling better each and every day.

      Judy

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  7. your garden is way ahead of mine. The poor flowers are just putting up the first little green points, and probably froze in place. We went from 60 degrees last week to wind chills way below zero today. This weekend I am going to buy a couple of spring potted plants to keep in the house and then put out when the ground is ready. I do that most Springs just to get me in the mood.
    Exploring your blog
    Janice

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    1. Janice - Thanks for visiting and commenting. The plants here don't know what is going on. LOL I might do the same with some indoor plants for now - just to enjoy them.

      Judy

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  8. Oh how wonderful that John left you that envelope, what a wonderful man. You were so lucky to have such a kind thoughtful husband and I know he is looking down on you from heaven.

    Yard looks good with all your Spring flowers in bloom. Love the red bud trees. The branches look so good put into a vase.

    Bella is definitely a special bunny. My Waldo is like that when he smells chocolate - drives him crazy.

    Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully your weather will warm up.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yes, I was and continue to be really blessed by John. He is with me daily. Funny what little things make me feel his presence.

      The weather is definitely crazy here. Today we are enjoying a nice, steady rain. Bella is just crazed by the smell of chocolate. I can't leave it down at all.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  9. John was a very special man, so caring and kind and thoughtful and he loved you very much. You ARE blessed, Judy, to have him always in your heart.

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy. Yes, I was and continue to be blessed by John. Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  10. What lovelies you have in your gardens. I do hope the freezing temps won't hurt them.

    What a 'wonderful' story about your car and the love you and John shared.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. The plants here don't know what to think of the weather. It is so crazy.

      I am and continue to be blessed by John and was lucky to have him here for 48 years. I am amazed at how I still feel his presence and love,

      Judy

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  11. Oh the blooms are SO pretty! I hope they all survive the cold! Enjoy your day and your memories of your dear Husband! What a special guy:) HUGS!

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  12. Judy you were so lucky to have such a wonderful husband. His memories are treasures for you I know. Spring has sprung here also! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, I was and am very blessed.

      Judy

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  13. Ahh Judy, what a sweet post. Here on the coast we are having cold weather again, well down in the 50's, and that's cold for us. Glad to see that you have plants blooming in your yard. Nice sidewalk too.
    I love reading the story about your car and your sweet husband. I'm so sorry that you lost him, but what a wonderful memory.

    hugs,
    Sissie

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    1. Thanks Sissie - Our weather is crazy here. Yes, I am continually blessed by the love and memories John and I had.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  14. Your spring flowers are so pretty......amazing to think how hot it has been there! Your story of John and your car is so sweet. Bella looks very cute .......our dog is just the same about chocolate and I am so anxious to keep it out of reach. Happy weekend Judy.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Helen. Our weather continues to be so crazy. Just hope all of the flowers survive.

      Judy

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  15. Want an awesome way for John to know he'd still be in your life each and everyday! What a great man he was. Love the yard pics and the wreath is so cute. Tell Bella she can't be the bunny if she can't leave the eggs alone!!

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  16. Wow, you are sure having some temperature changes! Hopefully your lovely plants will do okay!
    I loved hearing the story of your car...your husband was very loving and caring.
    That photo of Bella is so cute...what a heartstealer...

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    1. Yes, the temps just go up and down dramatically! Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  17. I remember well those springs in Oklahoma. It's such a beautiful time of year but you never know what to expect...snow or tornados...or maybe all of it in one day. Love it when those redbuds bloom.

    Your John was one heck of a man. It makes my heart happy to read the story of your car. ♥

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    1. Sure do hope the redbuds don't freeze out. Crazy Oklahoma weather. Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  18. wow!! love the vibrant hyacinth... so beautiful...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting and your sweet comment.

      Judy

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  19. That is a wonderful story about the car Judy. Happy Spring.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and Happy Spring to you and yours.

      Judy

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  20. Such pretty blooms. Love how John left you the money for your car-so sweet. And Bella-looks adorable!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comments and for dropping by.

      Judy

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  21. Oh Judy Bella is so cute with her bunny ears. What a sweetie. Oh my girl I have tears streaming down my face as I read about the car and John leaving you the money to buy it. Wow that is the sweetest heart loving story. Thanks for sharing that. He is smiling down on you for sure. Have a great start to the new week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks dear friend! I am truly blessed.

      Have a great week and sell that house!!

      Judy

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  22. Oh your yard is full of gorgeous new bloomers...I hope the freeze doen't get them. John must have been a very sweet man, and I am sure you miss him alot. Love the car and love the new sidewalk. I've been wanting one for years.

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    1. Terri - Thanks so much. Here's hoping the 28 degree tonight doesn't ruin them all. I love the sidewalk and the car - I am truly blessed. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week.

      Judy

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  23. That story about your John gave me chills, Judy. What a gift to find from him after he was gone. I'll bet he was smiling when you found it.

    Bella is adorable :)

    xo

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  24. Thanks for visiting. John was a very special man. And still is. Bella says Thank You too.


    John was a very special man - and still is!! Bella says thank you for dropping by.

    Judy


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