Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I got a phonecall from the florist yesterday morning.  They were outside of my house, but could not make it up our iced driveway and would I meet them down at the street.    Easier said than done.  The day before it warmed up just enough to melt the top layer of the ice snow mixture only to refreeze.  I literally could not walk without my arms and legs flailing.  More concerned about me than my driveway, the two delivery gals made another run for it and finally made it up the drive.  As they emerged from their vehicle they immediately joined me in showing off all our non-skating abilities.  We became fast friends, holding hands, even hugging (well, really it was clinging) without any formal introduction.  I think they had the whole shop in the van so it took quite a bit of maneauvering before this huge arrangement surfaced.  There was no way I could make it back to the house holding that garden in a vase.  I made them just sit it down for fear we'd end up on the noon news, "Three concussions over Valentine's Delivery".  I made it back to the house by holding onto the shrubs for dear life.  Then opened the garage door to retry.  I seriously considered putting on my bike helmet.  Got it!  Thanks to my sweet hubby who just happens to be working in sunny, warm California and is missing all the fun.  They warmed my heart.


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  ~Claude Monet
 Speaking of painting flowers, on Sunday I met Jen, Joe and kiddos for lunch, then some playtime at their house.  Wyatt wanted me to paint with him, so we pulled out the supplies.  With only 3 kiddie paintbrushes that looked like they had been used for scrubbing by Amelia, a starter paint kit and a vase of flowers we managed to come up with these quick masterpieces. 

The Flower Vase With Three Birds by Wyatt
The Flower Vase with Crooked Table by Mimi


  1. Beautiful flowers, funny story! I love the "fast friends" part..even hugging, made me giggle. Thank goodness for those shrubs!

    Pretty paintings. So fun, I love painting with my kiddos even though most of their brushes are splayed out and the paint is half dry.

  2. those flowers are gorgeous, i love lilies!!! i love your page :) im going to spend alot of time reading

    Thanks alot :)
    Come and visit me at
    I write about hair, crafts, and style while including tutorials on refashioning clothes.

  3. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this site and the Woodland Delight quilt pattern on my blog.

    Nancy Ward



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