Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Barn and Birthdays


Happy first day of March!  In spite of March coming in like a lion and dumping around 5 inches of snow on us, spring is just weeks away!  I'm more than ready to hear the birds singing once again and seeing some green. 


The hubby and I hopped into the 4-wheel drive truck and ran a few errands.  We had heard of several cars being in the ditches, but we drove slowly and were careful.  Too many don't seem to slow down and then wonder how they ended up scooting off into a ditch.  While BG drove, I snapped away at the scenery, but the snow falling and the light didn't make for very good photos.

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Tomorrow is the date of my father's birth.  He would have been 102 if he were still living.   In a couple of weeks, I'll have another birthday.  Mercy me...time flies.  How can I be this old?  

I had to go to the doctor Friday for a follow-up visit for my toe surgery.  The nurse sat down with her laptop and began updating my info and asked how old I was.  I told her I would be 69 in a couple of weeks and she told me that I sure didn't look that old.  I wanted to give her a big ole hug.  Do you know how those words are music to these olden ears?  I guess all those years of being thought so young...and I hated being treated like I was just a kid when I was married with 2 little children...has finally paid off.  And having a round face probably helps, too.  Now that I've said all that, I'll probably wake up in the morning with white hair and drooling.  lol!  I need a haircut and I can't hold the camera still with one hand so it's a bit blurry.  And that's a good thing as the wrinkles don't show up as plainly!  :)

Soon the work on The Project will begin again after a too long break.  I'm trying to get some things in this house either underway or finished.  Depending on the project.  One of those started was going through a huge stack of magazines and cutting out the photos, articles and recipes I wanted to save and putting in a scrapbook.  So I need to speed it up with these indoor jobs because when spring weather finally arrives, I'll be wanting to go outside and we'll be trying to finish up The Project.  Hurry Spring!

Linking to Amy's The Barn Collective   

Happy Sunday to you!  (what's left of it)
xo Cheryl

57 comments:

  1. I love that beautiful barn in the snow! FINALLY I get to see you, and a good closeup at that. You are beautiful! And you look SO young! You look about forty, if that.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny, but please don't tell my daughter as she is 42. lol! I love that barn, too, and have shown it before but not in a snowy setting.

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  2. Quilt block barns are the best. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Thanks, Tom, I always love seeing a quilt block on a barn.

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  3. Love the snow pictures. The barn is pretty. And to chime in with your doctor, you could easily pass for your early 40's. You do not look your age at all. You are beautiful, indeed.

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    1. Thank you Terre, you are sweet, but I guarantee you all that I do look older than 40ish!

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  4. The barn is lovely in the snow. Yes you do look younger than your years but come on give us better photo of you, laughter lines and all!

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! I've had a lot of laughs over the years. Fortunately they didn't stick to my face, lol! Aren't I lucky? But don't look too closely at my hands, that's where the wrinkles are beginning.

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  5. Cheryl you look beautiful!! Younger than your years for sure! Spring must be just around the corner, right??? blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thank you Tanna. Yes, I'm more than ready for spring!

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  6. gorgeous barn shot. that is lovely. i love snow. and a barn in snow. & to say it is a quilt barn too ... you have hit the top notch my friend. i love your profile picture too. it is fun to see your bloggy friends pics up close. i feel i know ya now. usually you give us only a half shot or what not??! we do the same for my grandfather. each year thinking of now old he would be. i guess a lot folks do that. spring is coming i hope?? ( :

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    1. Yes, spring will be here before we know it! Yay! Thanks for your sweet comment, Beth.

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  7. You look great, Cheryl, and you certainly don't look your age. Good genes, girl, good genes. Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment yesterday. Just couldn't reply to you there because you come through as a No Reply blogger. Not sure if you know that- xo Diana

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    1. Do you mean reply as in an email? I'm not at all techie, so I'm not sure about how to fix the No Reply thing, but I'll google it later when I have more time and see if I can figure out how to fix it! Thanks for letting me know!

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  8. my dad would be 102 Oct 21 this year. and I will be 70 and 1/2 on the 5th of March. i know this because the federal govt says i have to take min required distributions from my 401k.. which i don't want to do but will. i think you look wonderful... our March came in like a lamb with high temp at 82 and the next 7 days 82 to 84...usually we have high winds, but not so far... but we do have MARCH allergies, the pollen is every where. yesterday my windshield was yellow after sitting out for 0ne hour at the plantation...

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    1. You and I and our dads...all about the same age! Oh, the gov't...I won't get started! lol!

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  9. A beautiful barn and I love the quilt on it!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm glad you liked it. I always love seeing a quilt barn.

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  10. Yes, indeed, I am craving green too!! Green is a beautiful color!
    And speaking of "beautiful"...you are! Love seeing your face in this photo, you young thing! (Sixty-nine?! No way! Really?!)

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    1. Hi Cheryl! I love your name...lol! Thanks for your kind words. Yes, 69...I can't believe it either. I'm getting old!!

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  11. I would never guess your age. You look "mahvelous".
    I think we are all eager for spring's arrival this year.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I know we are all longing for spring this year, even tho our winter hasn't really been all that bad here.

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  12. love the barn and snowy scenes. and you DON'T even look 60!

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  13. Morning Cheryl, oh I love that barn, so beautiful. You look marvelous, Blessings Francine.

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  14. You look terrific Cheryl! Lovely barn with a cool quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Pix! I have shown that barn before, but it looks totally different in the snow!

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  15. That barn picture is SOOO beautiful!!! Have a blessed day!!

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  16. You are!? Well you neither look nor "sound" your age. You make 69 look fantastic! Happy birthday week to you...

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  17. Thank you, Vee. I hope I'm young at heart and I try to keep my sense of humor as I lose other things...like flexibility for one thing! :)

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  18. I am very surprised, I would have never guessed your age! You do look fantastic.. I agree with the people who will not slow down on the snow and ice, they just scare me.. I love the barn and quilt..I am ready for spring too! Happy March, have a great day and week ahead!

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    1. I am always amazed at the speed some people drive when the roads are covered with snow. They are what makes traveling so hazardous! Thanks, Eileen, and Happy March to you!

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  19. Dang, you set the looks bar high for us roughly in the same neighborhood. You look great. Good genes and a satisfying life will show every time.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Patti. I always thought my mother looked young for her age, too, although she didn't live past the age of 59.

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  20. you look fantastic, Cheryl! I'm paying for all the sun worshiping I did in my younger years on our lake and the Florida beaches. :( I'm now suffering from Rosacea, probably because of my English background. My skin started changing drastically after 40.
    It's sunny and 57 today. :)

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    1. I have very fair skin and never did tan very well, in spite of standing by the water fishing for hours on end. or swimming. I was lucky and didn't burn too much when I was young, but now I do burn more easily. I wish we had those 57 degrees!

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  21. Ok....you have totally surprised me. All along, I thought you were in your early 50's. No kidding!! Looking good sweet lady! Love the barn picture...so very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Shug. I'm glad you like the barn photo, I just wish the lighting was better, but it was snowing!

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  22. Yes, fortunately us "round faces" show fewer wrinkles!
    Brenda

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    1. I never liked my round face, so I'm glad it was good for something. lol! I always wished for an oval face.

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  23. You do look young.I had hoped to do some work in the house as well before the warmer weather hits,but being laid up with a sprained ankle is not conducive to getting work done.

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    1. I'm sorry about your sprained ankle, Ruth. That is so painful.

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  24. Cheryl, I can see why she thought you looked so young! You really do! You are beautiful!!
    So glad you end BG were safe on your journey. Love the barn.

    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. You are so kind, Gert. Thank you. Yes, we took it slow in his truck and made it just fine.

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  25. Nice to meet you Cheryl and no you don't look 69. Just stay active and it will be better than sitting in a rocking chair. love the quilt barn.

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    1. Staying active is hard for me to do in the winter time. I need to ride the stationary bike or something. Thanks for visiting!

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  26. That is a way cool quilt Barn! You sure look young!

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  27. A lovely barn - and another with a quilt this week. Is that common in USA. I have never seen a quilt on a barn before.

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  28. Great barn shot! Love seeing your pretty face too!!
    Sending you out birthday wishes... hope it's a great one.

    As we age... time sure does seem to fly by!! I posted a bit about that today, as I am finding it un-believable how quickly time seems to fly by!!

    Have a happy day!!

    ~K.

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  29. What a beautiful barn and lovely snowy scenes. Our snow has all melted here and I will be ready for spring when it finally arrives! I love your attitude about your age and your sweet photo...I am not terribly far behing you and I never intend to be "old" either...in my heart, that is :)

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  30. We went for a drive in our snow, but waited too late. It had melted very fast. I didn't take one shot. And you do not look anywhere that age! Thanks for sharing this week!

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  31. Nice to meet you Cheryl! Love the snow pics!

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  32. You can't be 60! You really do look much younger, Cheryl! I hope you will have a very happy birthday!

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