Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Potpourri

Happy Friday

I am doing a little happy dance
because I have a long weekend

a Friday off after a great week
makes me happy

I have been in celebration mode for the last couple of days

met up with a couple of old friends for supper on Wednesday
and talked for hours and hours
it was great catching up

then yesterday was my birthday

I lit 48 candles this year
and examined my face in the mirror
looking for new lines and crinkles

which made me smile
I have earned every wrinkle
every laugh line

for today's selection of photos
I dug into my archives
and pulled some of my favourite things

things like books and photography
flowers and cupcakes
friendship and love

sadly I have no sources saved
they have been collected from here and there
over the last 5 years
wow ~ typing that out surprises me
seems just like yesterday....

this is one of my favourite quotes ever
I must look for it as I would love a framed copy 
to hang in my new space

if you find it out there ~ let me know!

last weekend I primed and painted
and the room is done

right now I am waiting for shelves
new outlets and trim work

I love the colour and cannot wait to get everything set up
take some pictures
and show it off

shopping for sconces has become a job and a half
not finding what I like
or falling in love with ones that are over my budget
and I need 3....

keep your fingers crossed for me
and say a little prayer as well.


I cannot talk about this week and not acknowledge
the catastrophic events of Monday

my heart broke when I heard the news
a girlfriend of mine was running
so as I picked up my phone ~ searching for news of a check in from her
the relief in hearing she was ok

then watching in disbelief when I sat in front of the tv
that night ~ why??

Beki over at The Rusted Chain doing something
because you know what guys
there is more good out there than bad
and we gotta all band together

until May 1st ~ $10.00 from the sale of each of these necklaces
will go directly to the Martin Richard family fund,
victims of the Boston Bombing

head on over to The Rusted Chain
and get yours today...

my heart also goes out to West, Texas
such sad tragic events this week in the news

hug your people ~ keep them close
and love them with all your heart

My wish for you today is sunshine on your face
and a smile in your heart.



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Lori,
Happy Birthday for yesterday. Hope that you had a lovely day filled with love, presents and lots of cake !!!!
The atrocities in Boston have stunned the whole world ..... I have been watching Sky News today and how they have virtually closed down the whole of Boston and it's suburbs. I am sure that we are all thinking of the victims and their families. XXXX

Farmgirl Paints said...

happy birthday sweet one. hoping vacation calories don't count either;) so glad your room is coming together. remember we need pics:)

Cathi said...

So happy that you had such a joy filled birthday week and long weekend! I can't wait to see photos of your new room! It has been an extremely sad week with the bombing in Boston - why are there such hateful people in this world?? Praying for the victims and thei families. It stirred up alot of emotion in me about my dads death, for sure! And the explosion in Texas was so devastating too - such a horrible tragedy! Sending lots of love, smiles and sunshine your way, sweet friend! xxoo

Leslie Harris said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! I'm sorry this is a belated wish, I had taken time away from the computer to replenish myself. And I'm just now catching up with my favorite blogger friends. Wish we were close enough to share a toast to your wonderful upcoming year. Beautiful photos as usual and I agree. I LOVE that quote, it says it all!
Blessings to you,
Leslie (Gwen Moss)