Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another Tree!

Valentine's Day is over and the tree must come down!  I have the boxes out and will put everything up tomorrow.  It was actually a pretty good day.  Of course, my first one without my husband, so that was different.  It was also his birthday....he was a Valentine Baby!  I managed without a cry or a meltdown, so I guess I'm doing ok!  Omar was my Valentine!! He's a pretty boy!

Mardi Gras is a pretty big deal here in the Deep South!  I have my Mardi Gras tree up and it's so fun and festive!!!  I need to stitch a few new ornaments.  I have TONS of beads on there!  And my fun parasol from a convention we attended at some point.  (I don't even remember when!) Omar had to check it out!!


I got the pin removed from my poor finger!  I am having to do exercises and try to make it more limber and not so tight.  This whole freaky thing is such a pain.  But, I am doing it and playing a little bit with it and typing on the computer.  Also, I have it wrapped because it was swelling at first!  This has really been unbelievable!  This photo was taken right after it was removed.  Now my little wrapping is beige and very thin.

You know that I can't sign off without a Zoe photo or two!  She is trying to smile now!  The first photo was taken by my daughter-in-law and the second was taken by me!


Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon!  I appreciate all your wonderful and sweet comments!



Pamela said...

Zoe is adorable! Love your Mardi Gras tree.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Your Mardi Gras tree is really special! Omar is gorgeous. I am so glad you have him.♥ Look at your precious granddaughter!!

Justine said...

Ooh what a cutie Zoe is! She has a gorgeous smile. I'm glad you were able to celebrate Valentine's Day. I think your Mardi Gras tree is my favourite, it's so bright!

Heritage Hall said...

If your Zoe is "trying" to smile, one can imagine how much more radiant it will be when she has it down pat.... Your tree lifted my
spirits today... so colorful. You may be surprised by your response to
particular occasions, such as St. Valentine's Day... Your grit comes to the fore and you recognize you can do it... Praying you along...

Beth said...

I would image that the first year without your husband will be extremely difficult on special days. Do give yourself leave to cry and morn. You have that balanced with the joy you find in your music, your crafting, your cat, and beloved Zoe.

Andrea said...

A beautiful photo of Zoe and of Omar too. Your tree brings joy and fun to the dullness of February.

Marilyn said...

What a cool tree, the Umbrella is a cute idea.
Hope your finger is doing better,
Zoe is too cute, and I love Omar's pretty collar. :)

Karen said...

Love your Mardi Gras tree. Of course Omar has to check out all those beads.

Astrids dragon said...

You had a cute Valentine, lucky you!
LOVE your Mardi Gras tree, so festive!
Hope your finger is doing better, hope it doesn't hurt too much.
Zoe is absolutely adorable, what a blessing.

diamondc said...

Hi Frances: Wow Zoe is so cute, what a happy looking baby.
Love your Mardi Gras Tree, and the parasol adds to its beauty.
Blondie The Cat wants to say hi to Omar and blows a kiss his way, he is so beautiful.