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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Up Here!

Nothing to exciting happening here in the Upper Valley of Vermont! Not much snow, but lots of ice and cold temperatures. I like snow much better than ice. Many people have fallen and lots of people have colds and the Norovirus is hitting the schools. That is not a pleasant virus, it really gets the best of you, 24 hours but days to get back your strength. Luckily we have been fine. My mom fall but not on ice, right in her own kitchen. So I am off to visit and set up some help for her next week and a doctor visit or two are in the works. The distance is so difficult when your parent(s) get ill. I was just down 3 weeks ago but you have to do what you have to do, especially for family. Work has been great about letting me have the time off, I'm very fortunate.

So except for worrying a lot, making travel plans, paying bills before I go and working I haven't been doing too much. I finished one more Queen Anne's Lace scarf. I really do think it is lovely due to the beautiful Liberty Yarn. Let me show you.....

I have something else to show all of you. I have been watching my Orchids as they have been in hibernation for a few months and have been looking like this.

Now six of my orchids are in full bloom and look so lovely, a welcome bonus this time of year.

I have my new african violets in there too, but they are new. I put them in a round basket and am using it as my centerpiece for the kitchen table. Of course, we needed some candy hearts too! What's your favorite candy heart color and/or favor?

Hope you are all well. Thanks so much as always for popping in. I always appreciate your comments and visits. Your helpful comments on my cowl dilemma were great. Many thanks.

Stay warm and cosy and I'll be back as soon as I can.



  1. Hi Robin.. ohhhhh.. your QAL scarves are gorgeous! And oHHHHH... the orchids in bloom.. how wonderful for you! Lucky! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Such beautiful orchids, and pretty scarf, Robin! Lovely to see your colours today. I am sorry your mother had a fall and hope she will soon be better. Enjoy your extra unexpected little visit, you are a very kind daughter.
    Helen x

  3. Robin, so sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope she isn't too sore and is able to get around. Love the scarves, I love how the colors change. Good luck with setting up the care she needs, you area a lovely daughter.

  4. Sorry to hear about your mum's fall, I hope she's on the mend soon and you get all sorted out for her.
    Gorgeous scarves and your orchids are so beautiful. :)
    Vivienne x

  5. Hi Robin sorry to hear about your dear Mum. It must be so hard with her that far away but you are wonderful daughter to her and will do all that can be done. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Your orchids have put on a display to cheer you up and to put some colour in this dull time of year. I love the finished scarf. Take care,
    Jane x

  6. hello,
    what a wonderful colorful post.
    love the scarf and your orchids looking beautiful.
    have a nice weekend,
    greetings from germany regina
    ps. i like your blog

  7. Dear Robin,

    I am sending you many warm wishes from cold and wintery Finland (my family just caught the cold, not noro thankfully, just regular cold), and I share your "enough with the ice" feelings. I wish your mom all the best and quick recovery, and many sunny days to you to enjoy!

    It's spring soon!


  8. Dear Robin, the scarves are looking beautiful. Hope that your mum is feeling better now.
    Your orchids are looking so lovely. My two Orchids are also blooming right now and it is really a pleasure to look at these nice plants.
    Take care Nicolexxx

  9. Dear Robin,
    I hope you are well.
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You are listed on my blog today with a link to your blog. Congratulations!

  10. Your scarf is so pretty Robin....and your orchids are beautiful!
    Hope your mum is feeling much better...it is such a worry especially if you don't live nearby,
    Hope you have a good weekend,
    Susan x

  11. Your scarf is so pretty Robin....and your orchids are beautiful!
    Hope your mum is feeling much better...it is such a worry especially if you don't live nearby,
    Hope you have a good weekend,
    Susan x