Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday From Your Long-lost Blogging Buddy Laura!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
I haven't posted since mid January and I cannot believe that it is now the fifth of March!
I have come to realize that the older I get the FASTER time flies by!!
Much has happened since I last posted, so here is quick update.
Monday January 17th I handed out 5 resumes to local nursing homes (all within 20 minutes drive of home).
By 4:15 that same day I received a call for an interview. It was from the nursing home where I really wanted to work! By noon the next day I had received calls for two more interviews. The next day, Wednesday I had three interviews. I was offered a job at the hursing home where I really wanted to work on Friday and started the next Tuesday January 25th. I received job offers from the other two nursing homes as well. What a boost to my ego that was! This nursing home is brand new and absolutely the best one in our area! I love working there!
Our daughter experienced a huge cut in her hours where she was working and moved home at the beginning of February.  She is back in her old room, the new sewing studio/guest room. The only piece of furniture I would let her move back in was her bed. (I didn't want her to get too, too comfortable in there). She has now found a new job and it is turning out to be great for her and will soon be full-time hours, so we expect that she will be apartment hunting very soon.
Last Saturday I woke up with a sore throat and that quickly manifested into influenza. I was smart and did get the flu shot in the fall, but the dag-blasted bug got me anyway! I have spent the better part of a week in bed. I did manage to read abit, "Coming Home" by Rosamunde Pilcher ( I have read it three times and I still LOVE it!). I sipped on weak tea and toast when I felt like crawling out of bed. My sweet hubby looked after me when he was home in the evening. He is just the best in the whole wide world!! My chest still feels heavy and my strength is coming back slowly and I do feel better, but I will be going up stairs for an nap shortly.
Yesterday, I received a letter from Sweet Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound"

 asking me to link-up for Pink Saturday. I thought to myself, "If I am feeling better that is just what I will do!" So without further ado, I would like to welcome you to Pink Saturday in my cosy livingroom.

My Uncle Jack, who is now 87, sent me a letter a few weeks ago and in it he included a $5. bill with a tiny note stuck to it, "To buy a treat!". Last Saturday when I was feeling yucky witht he sore throat, I purchased two little pots of pink! hyacinths. They have opened up and are filling the house with a lovely spring-time fragrance! Thank you Uncle Jack!

This is the table behind my sofa. Do you see the snow outside? Soon it will be gone. Two months until the lilacs bloom!!

Sweet hyacinths in an Aynsley plant pot.

Some of my "pretties".

When my mother died, I found this poem and framed it in this vintage convex glass frame. It has brought me great comfort over the last few years.

Some of my "Ladies".

My cousin, Heather, gave the card to my Mom and Dad on their 60th wedding anniversary. The coupel swing back and forth. The little guy on the right is a first issue Royal Doulton named "Golliwog".  His face is so angelic.

"Laura" by Renaissance China in England circa 1940-50s.

A tiny Dresden lady.

A large Dresden lady.

I collect jugs!

More jugs!

I also collect vintage  cookie and candy tins. But they will have to wait for another posting on another day.
It is raining here today in eastern Ontario. The temperature is currently 41 F (5 C). It is going to cool down to below freezing later this evening so the wet will turn into freezing rain and then snow. I am going to have a snooze whiel huuby goes groceriy shopping then I will make a pot of tea and read through my new Victoria magazine.
Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
Love and warm hugs, Laura


  1. Congratulations!! Your post speaks from the heart and shows how happy you are. So much going on and it's all good. Aren't you amazed at what $5.00 can buy you. All that love!! and it smells good too. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  2. Lovely! I'm your newest follower.

  3. Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better!
    Loving all of your pinks here today!!
    I love my sons dearly but if they had to move back home I think I would die since I have totally taken over their old rooms!!!LOL!!



  4. Hi Laura ~ Nice to have you post today and give us all an update! With the exception of your bout of flu ... all seems well with you. I am happy to hear you're loving your new job and you appear to be a sought-after candidate! Your daughter is just coming back home and my youngest now has one foot out the door and I am so very sad ... not ready to let go although he is now 22. I love all your pretties today ... those Dresden ladies are lovely and your collection of jugs are just beautiful. Rain here for us all day today but like you said, Spring is now just around the corner! Take good care of yourself, until next time! xox

  5. Hi Laura-

    Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my 100th follower! It's always nice to find another blogger with similar tastes. Glad you are getting over the flu. That can really wipe a person out for quite awhile! I'm going to enjoy following your blog as well. :-)


  6. Hi Laura,

    Glad you are feeling better, and are back posting! that Dresden lady is gorgeous!


  7. HiLaura
    I wondered where you have been. I'm sorry you've been sick. I hope the rest has helped you feel better... You did so well with your job interviews. I'm glad you got the job you wanted to get.

    Your collections are lovely. Love the Dresden ladies in particular...and the jugs.

    Hope you have had a good day today...feel better quickly.

  8. Hope you are feeling much better soon and are up and about again. Great to hear your husband is looking after you.

  9. Hi lovely lady. I love your Blog so sweet. I do Tablescapes once a week. Im your newest follower on yours. I hope you can come over and join me. I hope you are having a Great Easter with your family, and hope you are feeling better now.