Hi everyone, I 'm alive and more than well !!!! I must confess..... I've been a very naughty blogger !!!! Please forgive me, I have have had many important things going on in my life and all are really wonderful things. Geez, where to begin ? First, let me tell you that I've missed blogging big time ! I hope you've missed me too ! Once again, let me officially say, " Happy Spring " ! I hope you all are enjoying all the sights, sounds, and scents lovely spring has to offer ! As you well know, for weeks now I've been playing and working in my gardens !
This past winter was quite horrendous for so many of us, and many of my beloved roses took a beating too. I had to cut back 80% of them over 75 % back due to winter kill. So unfortunately, they're all starting over. It made me very sad at first, and then I just said, " It is what it is " and just moved on from pouting. Fortunately, they all survived and are growing quite healthy !
Back in mid April, Jim and I went on vacation to Florida for two weeks ! We had the best time ever and did some great antiquing in Daytona and St.Augustine. The weather was awesome except for the last 3 days we were there. I also got really homesick those last few days too..... I guess I'm a creature of comfort.
Jim and I also had the opportunity to finally go meet and visit with our dear friend, Laura Venosa in Ocala. We had a wonderful time and we were treated like royalty by her lovely family. Laura is one amazing woman, and we admire her many talents.
The other great news to share is Tasha has returned home from her 10 months in Italy. She fell in love with the Italian culture and also learned how to be courageous in many situations. Our visit with her was amazing and we definately saw a beautiful, confident leader in her. Tasha also traveled all over Europe and learned so much about herself and the countries she visited. Her favorite countries are the UK, Spain and France. Such a lucky girl right !!!!! Anyway, she's been home only 2 weeks and she's already landed her second job ! So very proud of my girl and so very overjoyed to have her home sweet home.
Thank you for popping in to see me and I hope you have a beautiful week !