Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday's Musings



Just in case you didn't realize it, 7 weeks from today is Christmas.  I know it's said frequently, but time really does fly by.  I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping except for the gift cards that I will be giving.  Now, to get the gifts wrapped.  Ugh!  just not something I do not get excited about or enjoy. But, never fear, I will get it done!
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Our landscaper and yard maintenance crew came last week to change out some plants, refresh the bark in the beds, add pine straw to some of the beds and plant pansies.


Our original landscape was done almost 2 years ago but we have, along with our landscaper, decided that we needed to replace some of the plants with some more fitting for the area they were in.  We are very thrilled with the change.  And, when the pansies get full grown they should put on quite the show.
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Last Thursday was my Dad's 88th birthday.  I had a little birthday gathering for him over at the assisted living facility where he lives.



I had this jester hat and decided it would be fun for him to put on.  He was such a good sport about it and we all had a good laugh when he put it on.



I took some photo props and the residents enjoyed playing along with me while I snapped their pictures.



A few folks dropped by to join in on the festivities as well.  We so appreciated their effort.



One of my brother's send Dad 4 pints of ice cream.  They arrived right in the middle of his party so he got to stop and open the box.  Daddy absolutely LOVES ice cream, so it was the perfect gift. Apparently you can order anything on the internet. ~chuckle~

When I asked Daddy about doing a birthday party he didn't think it was necessary.  I told him that it wasn't every day that someone gets to celebrate 88 years of life and I thought it was necessary!  He enjoyed the celebration so much and was so glad that I went ahead with it, even though he didn't think it was necessary. ~smile~ It's the stuff memories are made of!

NOTE: We'll be off to Memphis tomorrow for my eye appointment Wednesday morning at The Hamilton Eye Institute.  After this trip we are going to "stay put" until the first of the year.  



Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. Good morning Lea... After your landscapers finish, would you mind sending them over to my house. We look like a "before" picture. Your gardens look lovely. Your Dad looks wonderful! My Dad is going to be 100 in April and going strong. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Well, you are way ahead of the Christmas gift game! Good for you. I don't enjoy the wrapping process anymore either- although I used to like it.

    What a wonderful celebration of your dad's 88 years. He looks like he is very "with it"--always a good thing to see. Love the ice cream delivery.

    Best of luck at the eye institute. Anything to do with the eyes is a bit scary- xo Diana

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  3. Have a safe trip to Memphis, praying your eye appointment goes well and you get good news! I like your landscaping changes and how fun to get ice cream sent for your birthday! xoxo ERIN

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  4. Lea, I'm praying your eye appt. in Memphis goes well with no surprises (except good ones, of course). The party for your dad looks to have been perfect. The disguises were a wonderful idea and how nice that people played along!

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  5. Safe travels to Memphis and praying for great news with your eye appointment! Happy Birthday to your amazing dad!

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  6. Happy birthday to your Dad, 88 is wonderful and definitely needs celebrating. Good luck in Memphis.

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  7. Praying all goes well with your eye exam! HUGS!

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  8. I love pictures of your daddy, happy birthday to him! Every year is a treasure! The landscape looks great and I am sending you all kinds of prayers and positive vibes for your appointment tomorrow! Hugs too!

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  9. Happy 88th birthday to your Dad. Sending you prayers and well-wishes for your eye appointment.

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  10. What a blessing to have your Dad and celebrate his 88th B'day:) I know that he was very happy to have you throw him a party! Who knew you could order ice cream, I'll have to remember that! Enjoy your day dear friend and post pictures when those pansies start putting on a show! HUGS!

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  11. All the best with your eye appt. So nice to see your Dad enjoying his birthday celebration. Your yard is beautiful. I love colorful pansies.

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  12. Lea, how nice to have landscaping help! Your Dad is so cute and even though he thought the party was not necessary, I know he enjoyed it and the special attention! My Dad turned 87 in October! I hope your eye appointment turned out well! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  13. Your landscaping is so beautiful and there's nothing like new mulch to freshen things up. Have a good trip to Memphis and hopefully your eye appt will go smoothly. Hope you had a great weekend! XOXO

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