Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th & A Lovely Surprise

The 4th of July is about celebrating the birth of our nation, and our independence. 

American families celebrate this day typically by going to see parades, have picnics, barbecue, play outdoor games, and watch firework displays.


To all my Blogger friends, I wanted to wish you a Happy 4th of July, remind you to be safe when dealing with fireworks, and to pay attention to your surroundings; because this country isn’t as safe as it used to be.

Bulldog Man and I went to town to pick up the mail at the post office; Bulldog Man came out with a package addressed to me.  I know I hadn’t ordered anything, and we weren’t expecting medications, Bulldog Man and I were curious what was inside.  As I opened the package, there was a nicely wrapped item.  I removed the tissue paper, and to my surprise, there was a beautiful quilted flag with a note attached.

Mama Pea, thank you so very much for this beautiful quilted flag you made.  Receiving this flag means the world to me, especially right now….you’ve placed a smile on my face, and happy tears in my eyes.  Girl, I wish I was as talented and patient as you when it comes to sewing!!!!  Maybe one day I’ll pickup quilting through the internet like I did crocheting.J  Or……. maybe one day in the distant future, we could get together, and you could teach me how to quilt. 

As for our 4th of July celebration, we will remain home, maybe do a little barbecue out back, piddle around the house, and if we can, watch a little bit of fireworks off in a distance from our porch.  Our weatherman is expecting rain, and severe storms………….and we will be the crazy people under the porch overhang grilling in the rain. 

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I also would like to take this opportunity to welcome a new friend to my blog.  Thank you for following me, please sit back and enjoy the ride!!!  If there’s any questions you may have about my blog, please feel free to drop me a comment, or an e-mail, and I’ll be more than happy to return a response. 

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Garden Updates
Here are a few pictures of the blooming flowers around the good old homestead.



And here we go again, another harvest of beans, and my first 3 jalapenos!!!




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20 comments:

  1. Hey Angel Flowers are gorgeous I love the quited flag, what a nice surprise.
    We decided to stay around the estate and away from town and off the roads.Besides we have tons of corn to pick and put up....will post about all that later.
    Happy 4th to you and your family ..tomorrow NW turns 10 so our celebrating starts early....

    Love to you all and stay safe!

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    1. JUGM,

      This quilted flag was a beautiful surprise!!! Were doing the same.....staying away from town and off the roads. As for the corn, I'm jealous and happy for you at the same time. This year we didn't plant corn :-(

      Happy 4th to you and yours Angel. Happy Birthday to NW!!!!
      Love to you and yours,
      Sandy

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  2. oh my gawd - THAT is one beautiful flag!!! what an awesome surprise!!! happy 4th of july to you and all of my american friends! we got a surprise today too...we met our new puppy! her name is Katijya and she is beautiful! check out my blog post for a pic! sending sooo much love to you all, as always....but sending even more while you celebrate!

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney/xoxoxoxxo

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      Isn't it!!!! Receiving this beautiful quilted flag was a really nice surprise. Thank you, and Happy Canada to you and Jam!!!! I'll need to go check your post for puppy pictures. Congratulations on your new puppy, Katijya.
      Sending hugs and love to you and Jam.
      Your Friends,
      Sandy and Bulldog Man

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  3. What a lovely gift! Hand made with love! Kind of like something I received hand gathered with love, ;-) Happy 4th to you both!

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    1. 1st Man,

      It is!!! This flag was made with love for sure. Yes sir!!!
      Happy 4th to you and 2nd Man :-)
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  4. I'm jealous of your jalapenos. Our plants are still only about a foot tall. Happy Independence Day, Sandy.

    Fern

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    1. Fern, and Frank,
      I only have 3 jalapenos so far. Soon your jalapeno plants will be taller, and provide all kinds of peppers for you :-)

      Happy Independence Day to you and Frank.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  5. Sandy, I hope you and Bulldog Man have a very quiet, joyful holiday weekend. Maybe the weather will give you a break and you'll have nice, cool sunny days.

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    1. Harry,

      Thank you my friend, and we wish you and your sweet wife a quiet, joyful holiday weekend too. Were expecting 40 percent chance of rain today!!! Hopefully, the weatherman was wrong ;-)
      I can imagine the weather being really nice up there on the mountain today!!!

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  6. Sandy
    Mama Pea did a beautiful job and how sweet to gift you with it!
    Have a Happy 4th!

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    1. Kimberly,

      Yes, Mama Pea did. She's so talented!!! I just love this flag, it means the world to me :-)

      Happy 4th, and Happy Canada!!!
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  7. Happy Fourth Sandy and BDman. We still got some sprinkles this morning up here but I think the sun is actually shining a bit now!!! I am letting my eyes get used to actual sunlight before going out so they don't get burned out of my head.

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    1. PP,

      Thank you!!! Happy 4th to you and Mrs. PP!!! Good to here the sun is shining there. Good idea about letting your eye's get used to the sunlight before going out......in other words, stay in bed and relax today!!!

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  8. I had a feeling the little flag would be a good little something to send you. You're so appreciative of what has gone into the making of our country and those who have made it so.

    Your pics of your zinnias are lovely. Mine are still little sprouts shivering in our cool weather.

    Is it as we grow older that we don't appreciate the crowds involved in celebrations such as that for the 4th? Or are we just happy to stay home in our own little abodes with the good people there? At any rate, our holiday will be quiet, too.

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    1. Mama Pea,

      You read me like a book Mama Pea!!!! I'm very appreciative, patriotic, and would love to see this country back to where it should be.

      Your temperatures have been warming up right? Those zinnias of yours should be out of hibernation by now, lol......

      I believe as we get older we appreciate calm, and realize life doesn't have to be so hectic, or full of drama. We appreciate being in the comfort of our homes with good people. Enjoy family, friends, and good food on this special day. We both know what it took for this country to be independent.

      Hugs, and Love to you and yours,
      Sandy

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    1. M.E.,

      Thank you!!! Same to you and yours :-)
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  10. I hope your day was great. The flag is beautiful. It is nice to receive a surprise blessing like that! Kathi

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    1. Kathi,

      It was nice and quiet, just the way we wanted it to be. Isn't the flag amazing, Mama Pea is so talented. It is very nice to receive a beautiful blessing.

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