Do you know what it's like to wake up short of breath and coughing? It's a little scary. How many antibiotics, steroids, and inhalers can it take? When Curtis (our youngest son) was very little, he had asthma and even was admitted to the hospital for complications, twice for it. Anyway, Curtis told me this morning that I am having trouble because of the cold weather. I say, could be. Just when I was feeling a little better. Just when I thought I could get back to life and the "cube farm". (I love that commercial). All I can say to asthma is, Go Away! Leave this Girl Alone! I'm DONE All Ready!!! Enough said about that.
Last night I put a few things on my faux mantle for Valentines. Last year I picked up this bag of Styrofoam hearts that are covered in pink, white, or red glitter. They measure about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches tall. I attached them to a piece of ribbon with straight pins and made a little garland out of them. I attached it to my frame.
Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. I just LOVE this time of year and all the spring flowers. I wish I had a whole garden of them. When I was at the grocery store over the weekend I picked up a couple of the potted tulips they had. One in hot pink and the other on red.
My mother-in-law has a bedroom devoted to all of her porcelain dolls my father-in-law gave her as gifts over the years. A couple of weeks ago she asked that my daughters and their cousins come over to pick one of the dolls to take home. It was hard for my girls to do this. Those dolls are very special to her, but I'm sure it may be hard to keep them up. She had three walls in their spare bedroom covered in shelves with dolls everywhere. So, when my girls went over to pick a doll they brought a couple home to me too. So, the dolls you see are part of a set. The bride, the groom, and the ring bearer and flower girl. Precious Moments. Aren't they sweet? I love them.
Here are a few photos of the mantle.