Monday, January 16, 2012

Shopping Trip

Hello Blogger Friends ,
I hope  you had a pleasant weekend.I had an enjoyable one . I went shopping Saturday ,first we shopped by the GW in Wake Forest, NC . I bought this painting of  a Vermont countryside painted in July 1971 by someone named Tilly .I love the colors and my hubby pointed out that was the year we were married .I have never been to Vermont , have you or do you live there ? It looks very beautiful .

We stopped by the Dairy Queen , I relaxed , read the coffee news & drank a hot chocolate . It was cold here Saturday nite ,

I did my grocery shopping at Trader Joes's . They always have beautiful flowers that greet you when you walk in the doors .

They also have a sense of humor there .

They believe in recycling . This art from school children is made from TJ paper bags .

 Back home on Sunday ,I observed the progress the paperwhites had made the week since I planted them.

 These are the  red tulips I got at TJ's on Saturday . Very bright & cheerful .

I ended the day Sunday going out to eat with family for my sister's birthday . Can you tell where we went ? 
Yes, it was Cracker Barrel .:D

I will leave you with these words from our Lord Jesus .

"I am the light of the world . whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life . "
John 8:12

 I am joining: Blue Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday,
 Ruby Tuesday2, Our world Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday ,Rednesday 

Love &Blessings,


  1. I've visited Vermont, but I don't recognize your scene. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Myrna.

  2. Such an enjoyable post! Your paper whites and tulips are lovely! A burst of spring - very cheerful! Your coffee looks delicious. We love to visit Cracker Barrel. Hope your sis had a great birthday.

  3. Lots of fun...Visiting from MYM!

  4. Very nice post :) I love that painting you got

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's. We have to drive over an hour to get to one and it just doesn't happen very often. Cracker Barrel and Dairy Queen though--I'm happy to have them close by when I need a good dose of comfort food!

  6. What a great week end you've had. Lots of things being done in so few days.
    Your painting is beautiful, and you have been married for quite some time. Is it really you who are portrayed on the profile picture??

  7. beautiful pictures, great captions :-) visiting from Mellow Yellow Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

  8. I love how bright and cheerful the art is from the Daniels Middle School children. The paperwhite bulbs look cool. I've never heard of them. Love DQ and TJ's. Did you buy the painting? I've never been to Vermont either but I hear they have the most spectacular fall tree colours imaginable.

  9. The dancing goats and the artwork on paper bags really grabbed me! Beautiful series of photos!

  10. thank you for sharing! what a good idea for recycling - art from what otherwise would have been a waste :)!

  11. I made a comment but before I could send it, it was gone. Either my old age or Google. I'd rather believe it's Google. :o) I like shopping at Trader Joes too. Love that they have all those beautiful flowers right inside the door. Very cheery. Your red tulips are gorgeous.

    Have a great week

  12. Hi Myrna! What a fun weekend. Love the artwork.

  13. I lived for a short time in Holly Springs, NC, and have good friends who now live in Wake Forest. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I had lunch at Cracker Barrel today! I love your paperwhites. I wish I'd thought to buy some when Home Depot had all their bulbs 50% off. Next year ... have a great week.

  14. The paintings do remind me of Vermont. I lived in Montpelier as a child.


    Boy in bright red shorts,
    With a shirt of blue,
    Strolling on the Malecón —
    I wish I were you;

    Carefree and content,
    Nothing much to do,
    Chillin’ in your bright red shorts
    And your shirt of blue.

    © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Yellow Flower, Red Background

  15. I also love the flowers at Trader Joe's. Beautiful photos and sentiments too.

    1. We drove through Vermont when I was 13 years old - good gosh, that's a long time ago! I remember it being very woodsy and pretty but I don't even recall where we were on our way to???

      Lots of lovely photos - I adore your paper whites! I meant to get some planted in November and never got around to it.

      Happy Rednesday!

  16. Indeed, beautiful and lovely flowers!

    Visiting for MYM!Here's my share-hope you can visit:)

  17. I so love your plants. I want to plant like this too so there is color inside the house. Happy Wednesday!

    Outdoor Wednesday

  18. Wow, I can't believe how much those paperwhites grew, just one week after planting! I LOVE that pot you've got them in, and I hope you'll share what they look like when they're in bloom!
    Happy REDnesday,

  19. Those paintings are beautiful:)

    Visiting for RT 2! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

  20. What lovely photographs you have taken. They are so pretty. Looks like the paper whites are doing well. Can't wait to see them opened!

  21. I love Trader Joes. They have the best fruit there. They also have this dark chocolate toffee with pistachios--yum. The flowers are just lovely.

  22. I see why you bought it, the first one. I have been to Vermont. It's pretty like Virginia, where I now live.

  23. It sounds like you had a very nice weekend. The painting you bought is just lovely. That hot chocolate looks very good and the dancing goats are too cute :P Pretty tulips as well. I can't wait for spring to start here..looking forward to the daffodils and tulips blooming.
    Have another great weekend..


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