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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunlit Sunday




Pretty pink and white.

Valentine's Day was a busy one for us.  We didn't do anything romantic and special like a dinner out but we had a good and productive day.  It was a typical Saturday but I did make a nice breakfast for us with scrambled eggs, toast and coffee....by candle light.  Why not.

I picked up a pretty mixed bouquet of tulips at the grocery store on Thursday to enjoy for Valentine's weekend.  Murray bought me a heart box of Lindor chocolates too.  :)

Murray spent most of the day doing plumbing and installing new a new kitchen faucet at our son's house.  He had to run to town twice to get parts!  We are dog sitting this weekend as our son and his wife went to Montreal for a Montreal Canadiens /Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game.  (Montreal won 2-1 in overtime)  I did laundry and cleaned our house a bit.  In the afternoon I went to the orchard down the road as they had a nice sliding hill opened to the public.  I'll share photos of that soon.  I had a great time although I didn't go sliding.  It was really cold and the clouds were just starting to come in but thankfully there wasn't any wind blowing.  I went to our son's after and helped Murray by taking the dogs outside and entertaining them a while. They kept bothering him while he worked wanting him to play.  lol



The sun shining on the Kalanchoe.

We had a nice dinner at home....by candlelight.   The big storm started as light snow around 9:00 and around 10 the power went out!  Yikes.  Thankfully it was just an hour long interruption that affected 100 customers in our area.  It was strange to see the neighbours on one side had no power but the ones on the other did.   Murray switched the modem to battery power and I kept on my computer.  I love technology and a smart husband who can make it work.  :)  





We woke up to a blizzard this morning.  Churches are cancelled and probably other events.  Fredericton was having it's last weekend of Frostival - a winter festival - which was well attended last weekend and yesterday.  Today, most of the events might be cancelled due to the storm.   I am going to have a relaxing day, read blogs and a book, maybe have a nap, drink tea, and eat chips and chocolate.   :)   I'm stocked up on 'storm' chips and chocolate so we're good to go.  I really hope we don't get the 35+ Cm. of snow they are predicting!  If you're weathering storm today I hope you are cozy and safe.

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day with someone special.
Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful Sunday.

I'm sharing with Karen at Sunlit Sunday.

Blessings,
Pam

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty, romantic set up. I enjoyed looking.

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  2. Candlelight, flowers, delicacies, useful activities, interesting weather phenomena,...
    It looks you had a lovely Valentine's Day! :)
    Wonderful pictures!

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  3. Hi Pam. That was a lovely post. We did go to dinner at a local diner about a block away, then to the basketball game. My Great Nephew Kyle plays and is a senior, so it was also "Senior Night." They won a rowdy, nail-biting game, which went right down to the wire. 63-60. It was the last home game. We don't travel to out-of-town games. (You may have noticed the photo of "Cole" on my blog at the top of the side-bar. That's Kyle's older brother, who was killed in an accident in 2011).

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  4. We have sunshine this morning so far but are in a extreme cold alert so we are indoors cozy as well ! Sounds like you had a good day yesterday to ! We stayed in and had a nice steak dinner . Your breakfast sounded YUMMY ! Wonderful photos , it is nice to have blooms indoors this time of year . Hope the weather doesn't dump to much more snow your way enough is enough lol ! Thanks for sharing stay cozy and safe and have a good day !

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  5. glad you are prepared to stay in and enjoy the day! cute candlelight to candlelight day. :)

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  6. Keeping yourself busy during these frigid winter days is the only way to survive! The tulips are such a beautiful punch of color during this white time of year. Lindor chocolates sound delightful! We were also hit by a bad storm and everything was pretty much shut down. I bet it was fun watching kids slide down the hill- ahhhh to be so limber again! I like the galvanized tray and the arrangement in it!

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  7. You sound as though you had a very productive day Pam, even though you had brief interruptions along the way. It was lovely to read that you also had some candlelit time too. Take care xx

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  8. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photos. It is interesting to read how you spent your Valentines day.

    Today, is the last day of our Church feast. After mass we had a procession around the colony and has a feast together

    Best wishes

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  9. No blizzard here but we are under a winter storm watch. Supposedly we'll be getting 2-6 inches of snow which is huge in Atlanta!

    We didn't do anything romantic either! We organized our pantry!! We did have a nice dinner at home of steamed crab legs (from Publix) and some red potatoes and salad. My daughter and I made some Valentine cupcakes for dessert.

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  10. Pamela, Valentine Saturday sounds cozy, even though you had to attend to certain chores. Breakfast by candlelight - how lovely and romantic! Your multi-coloured tulips are cheery and your Kalanchoe blooms cute! Have a wonderful week; stay warm!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  11. Hi Pam! keeping yourself busy is a good thing and helps to keep you warm! :) We got more snow today too! Oh, what gorgeous flowers and your snaps are beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  12. Oh you did get the blizzard? We did not, except for the wild winds we have right now. We went to bed expecting two feet and awoke to two inches. I am thanking God because these old bods need to recuperate. As it was, John went out to clear the drive, rake, then shovel the roof.

    Sounds as if you and Murray had a productive day. Bet that your son and his wife will appreciate it. I think they should have an easier time of it getting home today!

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  13. It seems you have a sunny house. I always enjoy seeing the sunshine there, and there flowers-and the candy! It sounds like a restful day to me, nothing like being stuck in for a storm. We finally have a prediction of some winter weather tomorrow but it may be only an icy mix which can be nasty.

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  14. Sounds like you had a busy day. Nothing special going on here, of course. A snow storm is suppose to arrive tomorrow, and I am most worried about some reported ice that will go down as the first layer. I sure don't want to lose power and heat!

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  15. Sounds like a rather delightful day, quiet yet fun. Breakfast by candlelight is great! Hope you're enjoying your cozy Sunday at home. Chips and chocolate would be my choice of storm food, too!

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  16. Lots of snow here in Edmonton but no storm. I had a very sweet
    Valentine's supper with the foir little ones. So sweet!
    Your day sounds perfect!

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  17. Flowers, and candlelight are so romantic...breakfast, dinner...it doesn't matter when. I love your tulips...they are scarce here, but I am hoping to see some soon.

    Stay warm...I hear it's getting colder there again.

    Jen

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  18. It doesn't surprise me that many other places have winter festivals. Those hershey kisses look tempting!

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  19. Flowers and chocolate. What more could one want. Carol

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  20. My oh my so many today have posted about their snow. I (almost) feel guilty about enjoying clear skies - although we had fog this morning and on Friday morning as well. The sun has been out though and the temps in the low 50's so I'm a happy camper. Loved your beautiful tulips and the pretty white plant. Now breakfast by candlelight is a neat idea. May have to try that sometime.

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  21. snuggle down and stay warm and cozy. enjoy all your snacks.

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  22. Sounds like a laid back day of celebration but more snow? I think there will be plenty left when we get home, our neighbour has said we picked the perfect time to be away from home.

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  23. Sounds like a perfect Snow-In . . . chocolate and chips!
    Hope the storm has eased out . . .
    Waiting to hear, What Happened . . .

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  24. I hope the blizzard stopped eventually and you didn't get too much snow. I remember from Germany that after that always came the chore of shoveling snow. Ugh! As much as I liked the snow, I didn't like the shoveling!
    Your tulips look lovely, such beautiful colors!

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  25. Gosh I hope that you got a lot less than the predicted snow, but from past experiences that you have shared, I am guessing that you actually got a lot. How great that your husband can keep the power going for you to keep in touch with the outside world, that must make a big difference to you. We sometimes find that our power is out and others is still on, something to do with "phasing" apparently whatever that means!! It is raining here today and from the looks of people walking by cold too - I am off out soon to run errands and hoping it isn't too bad, but I will be glad whatever, because it will be warmer than you have! xx

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  26. Nice post, I love your pink china, it reminds me of the china my parents have. I also love your tulips and your good attitude about the power going out.

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  27. I like your low-key Valentine's Day! Scrambled eggs by candlelight sounds pretty good to me. ;)

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  28. I love the idea of a candlelit breakfast. Great idea~! I am so glad you are warm and cozy at home during the snow storm. We have had sub zero temps here in Ontario -40F. We stayed in where it's warm and toasty.

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  29. It sounds like a great day - I like those kind of days - just doing a few things and feeling content. We have bright wonderful sunshine - a nice break from our winter rains - and we had a lovely, slow Valentine's day too.

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  30. Pam... The best way to spend Valentine's ...with someone you care about and do not have to impress! Breakfast by candlelight... On my to do list! Smiles...Susan

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  31. Pretty Tulips Pam!!
    Can never go wrong with chocolate!!

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  32. The flowers are so pretty, Pam, and I think having breakfast by candlelight sounds quite romantic! It's not the big flashy things that matter so much as the simple daily bits of niceness.

    Karen

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