Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine thoughts.....


Although I am not a super huge fan of Valentine's Day, I do love hearts.  I mean, really what is not to like about them?  They are such a fantastic shape.  Finding them in nature is even more fun.  This is my only heart shaped rock.  I know many of you have hundreds of them, but for me, only this one.  I have it on display year round.

I know Valentine's Day is a nice day to tell those you love that you do in fact love them.  I think it is a great day to tell your friends you love them, too.  I think we often tell our spouses, children, and other family members we love them, but seriously how often do you come right out and say the words to a friend?


So here is my message to you.......  Happy Valentine's Day.  You are loved!!!!!!


I love our friendship.  I love the interaction we have.  I love that you join me here on this blog of mine from all over the world.  I love learning about you and your life.  And I love that you take time out of your very busy days to visit and cheer me up, inspire me and confide in me.  I thank you for your friendship from the bottom of my heart.


While I am in the thanking mood I have to shout out a special thanks to Robin for the very special parcel that arrived in my mailbox today.  She sent a Valentine card to Little Buddy.  He loves it!  It was opened and closed about a thousand times by him before he went down for his nap today.


Inside was a treat for me!!!!  Look this great note pad where I can write list, after list, after list.  You know of my list obsession already, this will be perfect.  Robin is the very sweetest person alive.  I feel a bit like she is my twin as we are often using the same yarn, have the same flowers on our table or are reading the same book, without even realizing it.  I have to say she is the much cuter twin!  Please pop in and visit her and see all the fun things she is up to.   Thank you so, so much Robin, you made my day!


My azaleas are blooming just in time for Valentine's Day.  One of the lovely things about living in Florida is the early blooming season.  Now I know you will all have the last laugh come summer time as I am sweltering in the heat and humidity, and you are enjoying summer breezes, but this time of year is generally pretty nice  here.  Today is chilly, a high of 50 degrees, tomorrow is in the 60's and I have plans for a fun field trip with a friend.  

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  If you are with family, or enjoying quiet time alone (count me jealous on this one) enjoy your Valentine's Day.

43 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

I love azaleas-so pretty and they don't do well here-Love you too my friend

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Aww, you're so sweet to think of us! I wish you a Happy Valentine's day too, hope you get to spend a wonderful day with your loved ones! And about the heart shaped rock, I have some small ones too - my boyfriend gives them to me when he happens to find one, I think they're really cute! : )

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful post! Happy Valentine's Day!

CJ said...

What gorgeous azaleas. There won't be any here for a while yet. I don't celebrate Valentine's day either, although today is a big day as it's the middle boy's birthday, and we have a little celebration planned tomorrow as well. A lovely post Meredith, and I hope you all have a really good weekend. With love to you, CJ xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Valentines to you! You are loved a lot as well you know! xx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a lovely stone, I'll have to start looking out for heart shaped ones. Have a lovely weekend xx

Sue Silva said...

You too are LOVED!

XO

Home Meadows said...

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentines Day. I appreciate your kind comments you leave for me. You are a sweetheart. Heather

elns said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I'm with you, could care less about the consumerist over priced flower day, but I love the show of care and affection. That is very real from us to you as well. Love is in the air :)

Ljubinka said...

Happy weekend.:*

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love to you and your whole family.
hugs,
Linda

Betsy said...

Those are gorgeous azaleas. We do have nice temperatures today in the 50's. Oh we are getting spoiled and since it's only the middle of February there is just no way winter is done with us. It will be even harder when the cold returns, but each warm day brings us closer to spring. :-)
Meredith, you are so easy to love. I know we're on complete opposite sides of this great big country, but I feel I do know you and love you. I hope you have a wonderful field trip tomorrow.
Happy Valentines Day!
Love and Blessings,
Betsy

Susanne Tyree said...

Isn't red just a color that shouts out, "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!" truly any red flower would get my attention. Yours are lovely. Aww, little Buddy and his Valentine's Day card, how sweet that someone sent him one. I agree with you about friends on here. We are all so different yet in so many ways we are all so much alike. Hope your Valentine's Day is the sweetest. My Valentine is gonna be 3 years old next month and he is a joy in my life.
Susanne :)

Gracie Saylor said...

Even if it isn't your favorite holiday, I hope you and yours have a Lovely weekend, Meredith :-) You are often in my thoughts with love. xxxxx

mamasmercantile said...

What a lovely post, you are loved to and I appreciate you stopping by my blog and making such wonderful comments. Have a great Valentines weekend.

Judy S. said...

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, Mere!And enjoy your beautiful azalea. Ours don't even have buds yet, but the daffodils do.

My Garden Diaries said...

HA! Quiet time!!! I don't know what I would do with that!! And I LOVE your rock up there friend! You are loved too...how lucky we are to have this community! And those azaleas are beautiful!!! Nicole xo

Teresa Kasner said...

Thank you for sharing your love with your friends in blogland. Your good and loving heart shines through and you are a treasure. I love your heart shaped rock, I have a friend who collects them -- and your vintage Valentines. Enjoy your day tomorrow - D and I have reservations for a steak dinner. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

ellen said...

One strong heart is good. Look at that beautiful shape surrounded by such softness, yet it's strength is so evident. That is all we have..one heart and may all of ours be strong, but encircled by the softness that allows love to enter, to gently settle, to tuck in and stay forever.
I am going to check out your wonderful friend Robin.
Sending love your way, E.

handmade by amalia said...

Such a sweet and lovely post! I hope you have a wonderful day.
A kiss for you.
Amalia
xo

Teresa said...

I love that i found you and your blog. You really inspire me. Happy Valentines day to you and your family.

sajuki said...

great !
Greetings from Poland :)
Katarzyna


www.sajuki.blogspot.com

Jay said...

Happy Valentines day to you and yours too, and a special valentine hug for Little Buddy! x

moonstruckcreations said...

Much love to you Meredith!

Helenxx

Nana Go-Go said...

What a thoughtful friend you have in Robin, Meredith. Big hugs to you all (I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's either - I would be sending you big hugs anyway!).xxx

HollyM said...

What a thoughtful post wishing your readings Happy Valentines. And how sweet of your friend to think of you and Buddy. Bloggers are the best sometimes.
The only thing growing here are the indoor plants. We're supposed to get a big storm tomorrow.
Happy Valentines to you.

Stins said...

Aaah that's so sweet, thanks!
And I love you too :-), for being such a wonderful being...
So great that Little Buddy received a Valentines card!
Enjoy the outdoors, lots of love from Mirjam.

Jo said...

I collect those early greetings cards, I have a few, I am a teeny bit jealous of yours there. I should show them some time. Jo x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love you, too, dear one! Happy Valentine's Day!! blessings ~ tanna

Joanne Wilson said...

I still have a heart shaped stone my eldest found for me when he was much much younger. I will always treasure it! We don't tend to celebrate Valentines day either so instead I hope you have a super weekend. x

Beth P said...

Not on topic today my sweet friend... I wish you were here with me today.
Hugs always my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P

linda said...

Happy Valentines day Meredith, I don't celebrate it either but my attitude towards it has changed I think it's a lovely way to tell the people who matter to us just how much they are loved because sometimes it remains unsaid and thats sad. Have a great weekend, love you too! xxx

Christina said...

Happy Friendship Day Meredith. That's what I celebrated with three lovely friends of mine yesterday. We went dancing :-) You are right, it is important to also cherish friendship. Lovely azaleas. Ours are still in hibernation mode. Soon soon. xx

Sarah Modeee said...

Hello,

Very nice ! :D

Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

kathy b said...

Mere

I love the friendship blogging and knit blogging creates. Love you bunches and bunches.
I am so jealous of your flowers. But in time we'll be planting too

Hi Lil Buddy. Happy Heart day. Your bicycle note pad is the cats meow. Nice surprise!

Carla from The River said...

Hello Dear Friend,
I thank you for all the encouragement. You are special blog buddy!
Hugs,
Carla

Karen said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Meredith! I do love your blog and our sweet friendship!

Hugs to you.

Géraldine B. said...

I wish you a wonderful and happy valentine day !!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Thank you Meredith, You shouldn't have given me such flattery......you are by far cuter, prettier, funnier and a better blogger! BUT I do think we are Twins for the other reasons. Love to you and LB❤️

EMMA said...

And a very happy belated valentine's day to you too.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Valentines's Cards. Pretty azaleas too!! Ours won't be out for another 6 weeks!!

Babajeza said...

I love hearts too. And of course, I envy you for the lovely tempertures you are having. Here it's only snow and fog. :-( However, the time will come. :-) Have a nice week, my friend! Regula

Mrs. Micawber said...

You are loved too. :)

Great rock heart! And those vintage Valentines are priceless.