Friday, July 29, 2011


Patience is not one of my strengths.  You have to admire that cat
because I would be clawing away at that hole. 

However I thought I would show you a picture of my version of patience.
Well, truth be told, its more like just plain stubborn but patience sounds
so much better.  

Here is my superstar sunflower.  The only surviving member of the original planting.

Every day I check to see if its going to open.  Still nothing.  But I am not giving up hope (yet)

Tomorrow will be another test of patience.  My family from Vermont are leaving
early in the morning for their long drive back.   I will be
on pins and needles all day until I receive that phone call that they are
home safe.

Tonight we had their farewell supper.  Each year it gets sadder and more difficult
to see them leave.  There wasn't a dry eye in the house. 

Say a little prayer tomorrow for a safe journey for them.

P.S.  And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway if you haven't already.


  1. Count on me. I say my prayers every night. Habit from twelve years of Parochial (Catholic) School.

  2. Prayers for a safe journey to your family!

  3. I'm the same way when people leave my home. It doesn't matter if they are traveling 5 miles or 500 miles. I'll keep your family in my prayers . . . and your sunflower too!

  4. I find the older I become the harder it is to say goodbye to love ones. Sending wishes for their safe travel, Julie

  5. Prayers to your family and their safe trip home.

  6. Kim ~
    I was wondering about your sunflower. It should be blooming soon :)
    Prayers coming for a safe journey to Vermont!!!
    Pug hugs :)

  7. Always sad to see the ones you love go..My hubby planted me a sunflower circle but it got in late so I'm expecting blooms around sept.Will be worth the wait.I love sunflowers.Will say a little prayer for a safe trip back for your loved ones.~Amy

  8. Praying for their safe travel! Hope that sunflower pops soon!

  9. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful family.

    What a bummer about the sunflower!!! Love the cat picture. Too bad I don't live in your neighborhood, I'd go buy a fake sunflower and tie it onto your plant as a joke. :0)

  10. I do pray your sweet family returns safely to Vermont.
    Glad you had the chance to spend a little time with them but I am sad when I read how hard it is for you to tell them goodbye.
    Hope your sunflower hurries and blooms for you my sweet friend.
    I thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me about my job loss. If I weren't so old and have this bad back I would not have taken it so hard but with friends like you I know I will make it.
    One day at a time as the saying goes.
    So appreicate you and love you Kim
    have a great Sunday

  11. prayer for a save journey.

  12. I always love when we get visitors but also it's hard to say bye when you know you won't be seeing them for a while. I also feel bad when I visit my Mom and then have to leave knowing it's going to make her sad. Hope they have a good trip back and maybe your sunflower will open up so it can cheer you up!

  13. Whaooo...that's weird....I've been thinking about your sunflower(s) and wondering how it was doing (yeah, I know, another wasted mind!) ;o) Looks like there's hope, though, I see the flower part!!!

    Prayers for safe travels for the folks from Vermont....Hope, by now, you've heard they're home safely....

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  14. Kim where the hell I been? How did I miss this. I am hot and cranky and you will probably wish I would have just stayed at my blog with my cranky stuff. So I will just say Good Morning to you and tell you that I love the kitty sitting at the mouse hole.