Take Time to Smell the Roses…

Things were pretty hectic for me today….

Dealing with the everyday nuisances that happen…..you know…stuff happens…

Scurrying about…… getting ready for company (not complaining!!)….making sure that things are in order…..

Trying to meet a critical deadline for a project next week…

……stay tuned…..

Then I started feeling overwhelmed….how am I going to do it all….

My friend Linda emails me……”make sure you take time to stop and smell the roses”


My hubby goes out to get the mail…comes back inside with this huge jar of roses…..

……at least three dozen yellow roses….ahh, I see you have an admirer, he says….


They were from my friend Barb…I featured her Rose Garden the other day….

With a note that said: “Now you are ready for tomorrow’s Derby!”


Her timing was perfect….with me feeling overwhelmed, thinking of upcoming late nights….and my dear friend Linda,

……telling me to stop and smell the roses darn it!!….


Did I tell you that I live in a wonderful neighborhood….full of beautiful people…

Barb…your timing was perfect!!…You made my day…thank you my friend…


As my mom always says…For life is good….really good…because I woke up today and saw the sun!!

Now I am off to make some hot dog pie…made famous by the culinary genius, KariAnne.…I think my company will love it!

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  1. Wow, talk about timing!!!! And do take Linda’s advice as life is to short not to smell the roses.

  2. Those are beautiful and I really love the yellow ones. Now go make that pie.

  3. Your company is going to enjoy this evening for sure. Great folks, great food, and wonderful roses. Life is good! Enjoy your family and friends..

  4. creativehome8 says

    Those roses are stunning, Shirley! Another flower I’m missing from my old house. I had several rose bushes in our back yard. No yellows, but these are gorgeous.

  5. Yellow roses, my favorites, so pretty and your neighbor has so many beautiful roses. How sweet of her to share. Do take the time to enjoy, I am sure things are already perfect and company can help or will understand if they aren’t. Now I have to find out about hot dog pie. Sounds interesting. Hugs, Marty

  6. Beautiful!!! What a good friend and neighbor!!! There really is nothing like the scent of beautiful flowers to cheer your day. As for this hot dog pie situation, you know you have piqued everyone’s curiosity…mine included!!!

  7. Just beautiful Shirley!~ Enjoy your weekend…thank you so much too for helping me find a home tour! I will be sure to mention that when I do yours in a few weeks.

  8. Linda Miller says

    I’m glad you were able to take time to smell the roses thanks to a very thoughtful neighbor, Barb. I miss you and I’m glad she read my mind. Enjoy!

  9. The rose fairy is indeed a generous woman!!

  10. How sweet that she shared her roses with you! She probably knew the yellow ones would be beautiful in your house with the yellow walls!

  11. I know that hectic feeling well. But how nice to have a neighbor like Barb- and those roses!
    Oh my. I just read your post on her garden.

    Have a great weekend.

    White Spray Paint

  12. Beautiful roses and I love the curtains in the background.


  13. Shirley,

    I wish I lived closer and I would stop over to make my famous hotdog pie for your company! I can hear Food Network calling my name right now 🙂

    Your roses are beautiful and you are amazing my wonderful friend.


  14. Shirley,

    I wish I lived closer and I would stop by and bake my famous hot dog pie for your guests. I can hear Food Network calling my name right now 🙂

    Your roses are beautiful my wonderful friend.


  15. I amdying to know what hot dog pie is!!! The roses are gorgeous. XO, Pinky

  16. Shirley~ How timely and wonderful you had such a beautiful reminder to stop & smell the roses!! I hope they smell as wonderful as they look 🙂

  17. Hi Shirley, let’s see if unchecking the box makes the roses smell sweeter.

  18. Aw how sweet of her! They are gorgeous! You really do live in a beautiful neighborhood with lovely people 😉

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