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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

10 Things I Love about Today.

Do you feel spring around you today? Every where I look, I see the new green leaves on the trees. Things are waking up and it looks like every morning, that new lace in all different shade of green has been painted on the trees. There is still the pink, and white interspersed among the green. Walking out in the morning, is that smell of spring that does make me go a tad crazy.

Here is my list of 10 things I love about today.

 1. The sky looks like someone was finger painting with blue and white.

2. After the rain, after the storms, life is really a beautiful place. The lawn is covered in diamonds.
The flowers all have drops with tiny rainbows to go with the heavenly smells.

3. Every day it is fun to go outside and listen to the cooing of the happy doves, to see the little flock
of finches that follow me around, and the blue jay that things I am so entertaining. Listening to my hens,
complaining about having to lay yet another egg.

4. Spring time lists. I like making lists in the spring time. Knowing that things that need a coat of paint, or
flowerbeds that need to get cleaned will get cleaned. There are just so many nice things to dream and think about especially today.

5. Daffodils. Need I say more?

6. Sorry, I just had to add a picture of a minion. They just make me so happy.

7. New roses.

8. The  incredible red of the Japanese Maples.

 9. Spring is like this, full of surprises at every turn.

10.  This month, for the first time, Nine years ago,  I became a grand mother. We had our oldest three grandsons born. Three days apart.

 I still had four at home whom I was homeschooling. My youngest then was 11. Every year, I am so thankful that God gave me this life. In March, when we celebrate their birthdays, I am reminded that no matter how deep the water, how hot the fires, things can happen that are so out of control, you can with the mercy of God, survive. "  You can rise from the ashes again, and what looked like your hearts demise, turns out to be a blessing in disguise..

Its a lovely day to be alive. I hope your have a wonderful day today.
Thank you so much for the gift of YOU!!


 "The word 'March' comes from the Roman 'Martius'. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war.  March was the beginning of our calendar year. We changed to the 'New Style' or 'Gregorian calendar in 1752, and it is only since then when we the year began on 1st January. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month. All through Lent the traditional games played are marbles and skipping. The games were stopped on the stroke of twelve noon on Good Friday, which in some places was called Marble Day or Long Rope Day.  The game of marbles has been played for hundreds of years and some historians say that it might have been started by rolling eggs. In the past, round stones, hazelnuts, round balls of baked clay and even cherry stones have been used."
-  Facts About March


  1. Hi Kim, it's so nice reading your 10 reasons to be thankful today and to see your heart is truly happy to see spring.

    It's a beautiful sunny day here and the sky is blue but the wind is a bit cool and breezy. I can hear it's noise coming on the river in front of our front yard. The river is wide open with just a bit of ice on the river bank.

    The snow is gone from the front yard and right now at 12:12 PM, it's 4 °C or 39.2 F. I can see little puddles of water instead of ice. That males me thankful too.

    Have a great day. Hugs,

  2. Spring is really lovely there! We have a few sprouts (bulbs) but it will be quite some time before we have blossoms.
    Don't the granny years fly by? It's been nine years for us, too!
    Tell the blue jay to pop over my way, okay?

  3. I am just as excited as you are to see all the spring things surrounding us now. Goodbye, winter!!

  4. Isn't a beautiful day?! The sky is just amazing and everything is so clean and pretty. I always like your list post, and your pictures are so nice. :)

  5. I'm so glad you have had some rain!! It's uplifting to read your list! Happy birthday to all those grandsons! Exciting times! - xo Nellie

  6. Oh blissful spring photos from your garden, Kim! I adore cherry blossom but its too early yet for any over here.
    I do enjoy your happy lists - they do me good!

  7. I like your list...and YES! SPRING is around us finally. It's early this year, but I'm not complaining, that's for sure! Your flowers are beautiful. I can almost smell those hyacinth all the way here, if I use my imagination! :) What fun to have three grandsons, three days apart!

  8. Three grandsons in three days? What are the odds?
    Thanks for so many beautiful pictures. I swear I can smell the hyacinth.
    Hugs :)

  9. This was a beautiful post, Kim.
    Today is beautiful. Each day a gift that holds so much.

  10. i too, am very happy with the life i have been given, and what i have created with it!!!

    we are lucky girls kim....and really lucky that we know and appreciate it!!! gorgeous blooms today!!!!

  11. I love this post, from the beautiful pictures, to the grandbabies (I get that also, ours have come in threes, but only two in two days), to the years of home schooling, to the joy of spring, I love it all!! Thanks for our list!

  12. Great things to love about spring!
    How fun it is that you have Grands and live so close that you can celebrate their birthdays with them too!

    Love those trees all in blossom!!

    We're still waiting for Spring to arrive :)


  13. Lovely post, Kim. You have reminded me to stop and look and count my many blessings. Thank you.

  14. I like your "things to love" about spring too. We are not as far along as you, but I anticipate making a similar list in April or May. For now, I'll enjoy your spring things.

    Isn't grandmothering fine? Yes!

  15. chuck found me some purple tulips...YaY!!!!!

  16. This are all things I love, too. Except I don't have any minions.

    Dad always had us look for diamonds in the grass and the trees after a rain.

  17. What beautiful ten's you have just beautiful. Nine years Wow Grandchildren are wonderful I only have one she is little:) Have a good weekend. Hug B

  18. You have many beautiful growing things at your house! Painting and cleaning the flower bed is on my list too! I love how the rain washes everything and makes things smell fresh. Even the sky looks like it had a bath!

  19. I hadn't read the previous post yet so when I saw the Minion in your list I wasn't prepared, and I laughed so hard.

    Minions make me laugh in videos, but you made me laugh by sticking that guy in there!

  20. Everything looks beautiful! I love our short spring especially the color green! Remember that song March comes in like a Lion we used to sing it in grade school. Kim You inspire me the way you talk about Life, hugs cheri

  21. For some reason
    spring is the most hopeful season.


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