Spring Has Sprung…Babies are in Bloom!! by Valerie J. Patterson

I guess a long winter can be good for many things.  When the weather is harsh, the wind is stinging, and roads are icy there are so many activities you can get caught up on.

There’s knitting or crocheting a blanket.  Making your way through your To Be Read pile.  Shampooing your carpets.  Sorting through your closets.  And, of course, shoveling all that fluffy snow!

Oh, and there’s building snowmen or snowwomen or snowbears!

You can settle in for some serious movie watching–the classics or new releases.  Your pick.  How about making those fabulous recipes you’ve clipped from magazines or newspapers and stored in your recipe file just knowing you’d eventually make them and wow the family with your gourmet finesse?

Of course, there’s also cuddle time on the sofa with the love of your life.  There’re lazy naps on winter-gray weekend afternoons.  And there’s making a pot of your favorite soup and enjoying it with a freshly baked loaf of bread.  A kettle of tea.  A mug of hot cocoa.

Or, you could be like two of my nieces and participate in an activity that will bless our family with two beautiful wee ones just in time for Thanksgiving!!  Two of my little sister’s girls will give her grandbabies this November!  Who said nothing good comes from 14 inches of snow?

From now until Thanksgiving, I expect that I will be busy shopping!

Until next time, may the flowers that bloom in your garden color your life with joy!

At long last, below is a picture of my Paint & Praise painting.  It’s called The Spirit Tree, and I so enjoyed painting it!

At long last, here is a picture of my Paint & Praise Painting!!  It's called the "Spirit Tree", and I so enjoyed painting it!!

10 responses to “Spring Has Sprung…Babies are in Bloom!! by Valerie J. Patterson

  1. You’ve nailed why I like the hibernation of winter. Of course, we didn’t get the snow you got and I hope you’re done with it all for this winter. Spring starts today and with it, new hope. Especially for you, with babies on the way in the family. How exciting! Congratulations to all. And the painting is lovely and uplifting. Well done, Valerie!

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Thank you, Laurie! We are excited about the baby boom! Two huge blessings for sure. 😛 Glad you like the painting. I am looking forward to trying my hand at another painting. Hopefully soon! 😛 Happy Spring to you! Enjoy!

  2. I like the painting. You did good. What a great depiction of winter. I don’t know if I’ll ever go through another without thinking back on this blog.

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Thanks, Lavada! I really do recommend attending a Paint & Sip if you get word of one in your area. So much fun and a great way to spend time with friends! 😛 Happy Spring! Enjoy! 😛

  3. I love your painting, Valerie. And how lovely that you have some new arrivals to look forward to. Winter hibernating has been lovely, but I am so ready for spring 🙂

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Thank you, Tricia! Woke up to an inch of snow this morning and tomorrow is supposed to be warm and sunny. Thursday, rain. Friday, snow. I don’t think spring and winter know that one has begun and one has ended! Hope spring is warmer in your back yard! 😛

  4. LOL about the expected babies. That’s so cute. AND they will be so much fun at the holidays. The painting is awesome. Love it. Jillian

  5. Love the painting. And what joy of a baby boom to look forward too! No snow here this year so no snowman or snowball fights. I never have much energy in winter, hibernating as much as possible but now that the sun and Spring is here I’ve poked my nose out into the garden and yay! I love it. Enjoy 🙂

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Thanks, Kit! It’s my first attempt at painting. I’m so glad you’re out and about in your garden, too! Enjoy this spring season! 😛

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