Thursday, March 18, 2010

As I look outside and see the beautiful sunny day

that God has so graciously given us today. I feel a renewed energy to go outside and dig in the dirt- or just do, something productive.
You don't waste days like this. Not after the long, cold, snowy winter we've just survived.
I've enclosed a picture of the day lilies from last spring outside my painting shed. When they bloom I will add a picture of them in bloom.
I raked the leaves from my flower beds and found pretty new green sprouts starting to come through the ground. The jonquils are already in full bloom. They are so refreshingly beautiful. Yellow, being my favorite color, they are the first sign that Spring is almost here.
It's the first pretty day this week -that we've had so far. I went to visit my sister in Nashville and the first 3 days of this week- thinking I would get to help her with some early spring plantings but we didn't get out it was just to cold.
Instead we cleaned silver, cleaned and arranged a utility closet, and made decorative pillows. We were productive. She had been sick and I felt needed. It's good to feel needed- and good to know when you are needed you have someone who will always be there for you. Sisters, are a special gift from God and I thank him for mine.
My sister, Faye, died in May of 2007. My twin brother, Lee Roy, died in Oct of 2009.
I miss both of them so much but I still have 2 sisters and they bring so much love into my life.
I'm going to try hard to keep my postings done on my blog. I wish I had more followers but if I don't post regular I can't expect to have many.
It's Spring in Tennessee and~~~
Life is good.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful week Bettye! Thrilled that you were able to spend a few days with your sister. I too want to get out there in the dirt, but after the cold, the rains have moved in. So everything is very soggy. LOL So glad to see a new post. Love the picture!


  2. Hey Dede. It's so good to know you are there and still read my blog postings when I do one.
    I've missed hearing from you. I sure hope all is well with you and your family.
    I hope it get dry enough for you to get outside and dig in the dirt in a few days. It's a refreshing and uplifting thing to do.
    I think of you often and always wish you well.
    Friends (((HUGS)))