Love is… Surprises!

Recently our daughter went away on a vacation and while she was gone, she invited her Dad and me to spend a few days at her place.

She lives quite close to the city and she figured her parental units (as she calls us) would enjoy the chance to have some “city fun” with a crash pad nearby!

It was very thoughtful of her; we had a terrific time.


We left her house before she got back from her trip – but wanted to leave a couple of “surprises” for her to find on her return . . .

~ Her Dad mowed and trimmed her yard to perfection!

~ And because she loves her flower garden, I found some garden-y window clings to add to her kitchen door.

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She was delighted to discover her surprises.

But, you know what?

I think Sir Beads and I were just as excited getting those surprises ready! 🙂

‘Til next time,


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Love Is

Love is . . . .

when the father of your children

brings you flowers for Mother’s Day!

~photo by Sir Beads~

He sure has my number!

Although I truly love all flowers, the iris is a particular favorite . . . and then there’s the fact that it’s purple! 😉

As you can see, the bouquet is just beginning to open so I’ll be smiling for the next few days.




Little Things Mean A Lot

Do you read this comic strip? I have a soft spot in my heart for it – probably because it began to show up in our local paper around the time I got married.

love is

These days you can find it online. Actually, it has quite an interesting history, too.

But, there’s a reason I’m mentioning it today . . .

As soon as I get out of bed in the morning, I often get side-tracked with chores. By the time I landed in the kitchen today, Sir Beads had already finished breakfast and was dashing out the door.

So, I turned the kettle back on, and grabbed a mug for my tea. When I went to reach for the sugar, here’s what I found . . .


I immediately broke into a big smile and thought:

Love is . . .

discovering that he filled the sugar bowl for you.

It was a nice way to start the day.

I’ll bet you have a similar story about a spouse, family member, or friend.

Tell us!

Please? 😉