Sunday, February 15, 2015

~ Be My ....

Tom and I never went overboard on this Hallmark holiday ....
but I found myself exceptionally sad yesterday.
I love candles.  Any kind of candles.
Pillar, taper, floating, votive, tea light ....
I love them.
So I treated myself to some candles yesterday.
They're unscented but they are ...
drip candles!!! 
Yup, drip candles.
Love that!
I also won the giveaway at Wayside Treasures and I received
the goods on Friday ... just in time for Valentine's Day.
The box was filled with goodies!
Here's what it looked like when I pried it open ...
How sweet is that?
...... and then .....
I almost didn't want to tear these little packages apart ....
(but just for a nano second) ....
then I tore them apart
and found ...
What wonderful treasures to brighten up my Valentine's Day.
Dove chocolates .... dark, thank you very much.
the cutest little felt hearts
and then a mug wearing the cutest sweater accompanied with some tea
and a loose leaf tea infuser ...
How lucky was I!!!
It's almost as if Tom didn't want me to be without a little something
on my first Valentine's Day alone.
I will always
your love ....
Please take a moment to visit Sandi at Wayside Treasures

Friday, February 6, 2015

~ Happy Birthday ...

... today is Tom's birthday.
I miss him.
I bought a cupcake for him.
I lit the candle.
I sang "Happy Birthday".
And then I cried.
Happy Birthday Tom.
I love you.
The other day we had another snowstorm.
I've lost count on how many storms we have had.
I made myself a cup of coffee and was heading towards the window
to watch it snow.
I thought I saw a red leaf in the tree right outside my window.
As I got closer, I realized it wasn't a leaf at all ....
... it was a cardinal.
I was thrilled to have spotted it.
I ran to grab my camera and prayed that he would still be there when I returned.
He was.
He had his back to me and I began talking to him ....
"turn around .... let me see your face."
He turned his head slightly ... as if he actually heard me.
I continued speaking to him ...
asking him to let me see his face.
I was so afraid he'd fly off without letting me see his face.
And then ...
... he turned around.
I was thrilled!
And then I stepped back ...
... I got a funny feeling that I can't explain.
I put my camera down and just watched him
until he flew off.
They say that seeing a cardinal is a sign from
a loved one who has died
letting you know that they are in the afterlife.
That funny feeling I got ....
... a sign?
You tell me.