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Time to Brighten Up my day!

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I think she is High Priority!

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I even have Valentines in my bathroom…

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A Shiny Heart to brighten my kitchen…

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A Funky Valentine for my front door…

Makes you SMILE… doesn’t it!

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Valentine Clings for my favorite view from my kitchen window…

You might notice my Sweet Potato Vine… It is now 3′ long…

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My Birthday Flowers are still hanging on…

The sun had caught them just right!

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A few Valentine Candles for my kitchen table…

and yes!… I light them every day…

The small hearts are Salt/Pepper Shakers…

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“My” Valentine’s Day…

I never have blogged about my Valentine’s Day

I worked from 8-12 pm at my part-time job…

My “seniors” k11404395had a party on Wednesday for Valentine’s Day… because more would be in attendance that day… I was off… so I took them Valentines k12753215on Friday when I worked… and it was the “actual” day! k8520274

Some came in wearing their red shirts… heart pinsk9595729 … necklaces… even Valentine socks14909866_201311151525

You can see why they make me smile…

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When I got home… my Bobby had the perfect card ( what it said ) for me and such a pretty bouquet of flowers… I was surprised and tickled… as were my girls ( the cats )…

They were checking out the flowers especially… and Jill , the oldest has been known to nibble on any fresh flowers I have in the house…

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Jill is the big one…

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Kit Kit is the one stretching… she’s the baby!

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Jill would like for me to go away… where she could get a taste!

I had made the Grandkids red champagne glasses filled with candy… with a Valentine attached… I took them the next day when we all met for lunch…

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Valentine’s Day afternoon my oldest Granddaughter asked if I would like to go to a movie… Bobby said , “Why don’t you go… you would enjoy it”… 

I hated leaving him on Valentine’s Day… but, we are OK with whatever comes up…

my Granddaughter wanted to see “Endless Love”… a definite chick flick… which my husband would not have liked…

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Starring Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettafer… oh, yes girls… HE is a cutie!

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She wanted to grab some snacks to take k7517086 … and I informed her…”I must have movie popcorn!”… My favorite addition to a good movie… with a Diet Cola of some kind… u15679771

We did both!…

The movie was good… Teens will love it… and I too, since I’m young at heart… liked it too!…

My day was completed when I found a card in the mail… actually a Valentine from a blogging friend… She hand makes them… and I have been lucky enough to have received one now for two yearsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA check out her post here…

http://diannefaw.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/valentine-swap-cards/

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Under the Weather…UGH!

SNOW!

NEW JOB!

SICK!

NO BLOGGING!

So, I thought I might try to write a few words today… a little catching up…

SNOW is fascinating to my Jill and Kit Kit… and they are somewhat compatible… as they look out of the window together!

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New job is great… actually miss it… because of snow… attendance was down… so I didn’t have to go in…

Great for me… since I have caught a cold of sorts!…k7942360

Birthday Surprise for my son and me…

He turned 40 and myself 65… Landmarks I guess!… He was my Birthday Surprise 40 years ago… a good one!…

me and brian birthday

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He is an avid Louisville Cardinal fan!

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I love to paint!… and do artsy stuff!

Thanks to a friend of my son and daughter-in-law… Sherry!… for making the cakes!

My oldest Granddaughter turns 19 today… Love her!

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Added a few Valentine Decorations to the house… not much… just a tad!…

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“Heart and Home”…

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Valentine Window Clings… Kitchen window…

My favorite place to view outside!

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A simple Valentine Centerpiece of what I had in my stash…

on my kitchen table…

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Love candles… a simple flower in vase that says”HUGS”… and my Heart Shaped Salt/Peppers…

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Valentine Chocolates

k12275228There are many kinds of gifts given on Valentine’s Day

Jewelery… k8363902

Candy…WE098765

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and yes, it seems more for women than men…

Over the years I have received all of the above

and now Gift-Cards are considered pretty nice… and a dinner out

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My Dad always bought us Valentine Candy…

Mom got the bigger… prettier… heart-shaped box of chocolates

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and my sister and I got a smaller versionx19299978 x19299978

I remember savoring each bite… and I could keep my candy for several days… maybe weeks… as I would take little bites at a time… and if any had nuts in them… They were given away…

I now love nuts… but, I had a loose tooth when I was young… and hated the thought of biting down on a nut and a tooth falling out… k10703732

I know… go figure!

Let’s get back to Mom’s box of candy OHL0007 … She was worse than me about keeping it for a long time…

We would have eaten all of ours and be thinking about hers sitting on the buffet in the dining room…

So tempting!…

But, you knew not to take any… It was her gift from Daddy…

Of course she would let us have some… She just liked to see us almost begging with our eyes… I believe she got a kick out of it!…

When we were finally told we could get a piece

We would find where several pieces had been pinched… a slight indention… where my Mom would have to see what was insideu22316014

We commented on this… only for our Dad to say, “It’s her candy… and if she wants to pinch every one of them she can!”…

Do you think that kept us from eating piece after piece out of her pretty Valentine Box???… Of course not!…

When the box was finally empty… she would let me have it… I thought it was just beautiful… and would keep my crayons, pencils or something that I felt was a treasure in it for a very long time…

I knew there would be a new one next year…

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Like clock-work… on February 14th   Daddy would bring in those boxes of heart-shaped candies OHL0007 x19299978 x19299978 just for us!

A Thank You Note!

Kim @ Tranquil Dreams

and Dianne Faw

were gracious enough to send me handmade Valentinesk12179013

What a neat surprise to receive in the mail yesterday… Both on the same day…

and both were just beautiful!…

Dianne’s on cardstock layered with different prints

a beautiful hand drawn heart with stamps of Valentine happiness

The little heart dangling from the tiny cord as an added embellishment…

So pretty!

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Kim’s was a surprise card folder… handmade… with lots of goodies … The words… the origami… the time spent in doing this…

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Just for me!…

How sweet is that!…

I want to thank you for these treasures 1798970 as I call them… Will be saved and thought about often…

Just that you took the time to send me something throughsnail mail“…

It’s just so neat getting something out of the mailbox k0025433

I think we need to keep this part of communicating open and alive…

Sincerely,

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Keepsake Valentines

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I found some old Valentine’s cir0295the boys received when they were quite young… along with some of their old schoolwork and report cardsKID07011 …

Why does a Mom feel compelled to save these things?…

I don’t think they really care…

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Maybe because they are boys… Girls seem to keep more things and appreciate the sentiment…

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I remember the names… They were kids that grew up with my boys… Over at my house all of the time… Stacy… Jeff… Chris… John… Brad…

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They would get around the round table I had in my little kitchen… and have the best time… I would let them paint k0090302… draw/color… eat snacks and drink lots of Kool-Aid 95563cf

The Valentine’s are quite “corny”…

A porcupine that says, “Valentine, I’m stuck on you!”…

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A baseball player says, “I’m batting for you… be mine”…

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A clock says, “Time to tell you how nice you are!… Be my Valentine”…

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I’ve decided since I decoupaged something recently… I will cut these Valentines and decoupage them to a heart shape board of some kind… and hang it somewhere next February…

I will then be able to keep them and have a neat decoration for many Valentine’s Days k12244692 to come…

I say next year… because Valentine’s is this Thursday k7413275… Just a little too late to start this project now…

As far as the school papers psc0005 … I will show them to the boys sometime… and if they don’t want them… I think it’s about time they are sent to wherever old papers that are crumpled… falling apart… dried out… go… Probably my fire pit803047

Making a Few of My Own!

Gift…

I was promised a Valentine by a fellow blogger ( Dianne Faw) that made her own Valentine’s… I think that is just awesome… I thought she might be selling them when I inquired about them… but, no… just for family and friends

Another blogger friend from Tranquil Dreams… asked if anyone would like a Valentine???

SURE!… I want one!… Homemade or bought… I love getting Valentine’s

My Special Kids k0662770I worked with always brought Valentine’s… They just loved handing them out to their fellow classmates STA0001and teachers

I miss those little things since I have retired…

I’m mailing a Valentine back to Kim (Tranquil Dreams) as well…

and promised it would be homemade… Well, as homemade as I could do…

I found some plain white little cards with cutout X’s and O’s… You know… Hugs and Kisses

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Great starting point… A package of scrapbook stickers and one bright pink folder to cut some hearts from… a little glue… a heart-shaped cookie cutter… a few typed words from the computer… a picture or two from my clip art… and I was in business…

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I made 7 cards all together…

3 for Grandkids… 1 for son/daughter-in-law who have moved into their new home… (I was informed that they had no mailbox yet…) so in other words DON’T MAIL ANYTHING right now… OK… I’ll wait… Maybe hand delivered???

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Kennedy’s has a kitty cat…

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Carson’s has an Owl and a cute Bull inside… He is the boy!

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Taylor is the oldest… so a Bike and a heart decorates hers…

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Melanie and Brian’s is inspirational… They are always striving to be good parents and moving forward in their lives… 

1 for a sister-in-law in Georgia whose birthday is tomorrow…

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Sarah has a birthday so close to Valentine’s Day… that her’s is a combo of both celebrations… 

1 for a sister/brother-in-law whose anniversary is on Valentine’s Day…

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Carolyn & Cutis are celebrating their wedding anniversary… so love and marriage had to be depicted… 

and 1 of course for my little blogger friend…

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Kim talks of the movies she watches and gives excellent reviews… so something fun was made for her…

It was fun making Valentine’s…

like playing when you were young…

I’d recommend it to anyone…

Everyone knows I have a little kid in me that refuses to grow up…