Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

January 11, 2009

Valentines Day is coming

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning


I know I am ahead of the Holiday a tiny bit, but I have some really wonderful Farmgirls from Mary Janes Connection that I want to make & send cards and since I signed up for the Valentines Card Exchange. I thought I had better get busy, I drug out all my crafting supplies so there is no reason for me to lag behind. I think it's nice to receive something nice in the mailbox besides bills and unsolisited junkmail & flyers. Valentines Day comes at a perfect time to lift our spirits from thinking of days & days of snow, rain, and cold , wet and dreary. It is another time to think about others to make them feel special . A simple show of acknowledgement and appreciation need not be extravegant or pricey. A simple heart drawn on a piece of paper or remember how we as kids made heart pictures on a steamed up windows with arrows drawn through them ? I think those the 3 simple words "I love you" we often forget to say to our loved ones.
Although there are many Valentine Day poems & quotes that I am aware of sometimes those words just don't say what I feel. Some are too sappy and some just don't say enough. I think it might be better to throw myself into action and speak of how I feel about my friends & family throughout the year. I think first I will dig out my heart shaped cake pan and make my loved one a sugar free chocolate cake. That would definately be a nice thing to do. You better get busy you only have 34 days to think of a nice way to show your loved ones how much you care about them and wouldn't they like to get a Valentine in the mail?

2 comments:

Lana said...

Hi! I love your blog. Just wondered what tartan you've used for your background. It looks very familiar and I wondered if we share the same one. Our family is Clan Donnachaidh.

All the best,
Lana

Carol............. said...

OK, OK, you shamed me into being sappy! So I'll get busy on making cards.....so you better keep the one I'll send you FOREVER! I like that picture of the goodies!