Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wishing you a wonderful weekend

Country Living

We went to a funeral yesterday of a dear old Lady who had lived on the Island.
She was in her 80's and was always an inspiration, and until recently she had played golf, bridge, tended to her wonderful garden and did spinning and weaving and many other handcrafts. Even heard that she used to take her knitting in to the theater, while she watched a movie.
We can learn so much from people like her, as she made every day count.

Time is amazingly fair and forgiving.
No matter how much time we have wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
Let's make the most of it.

Page from ~ The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, by Edith Holden

I am happy to say our friend Lisa came out of hospital yesterday.
So glad that she is feeling better and back home.
I want to say a big thank you, for your kind get well wishes, you sent.
I do appreciate all my kind blog friends ~ thank you so much.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, full of fun and happiness.



  1. We should all live as she did, enjoy every moment.

    I am so happy to hear Lisa is home!

    My niece Jennifer just called, she's in the hospital. They're going to induce labor. Say a prayer that it all goes well. This is her first and she's 40. She and baby are healthy. I just pray she has an easy delivery. His name will be Vincent :)


  2. Thanks so much for your visit Marsha, always great to hear from you.
    I will say a prayer for Jennifer and hope all will go well for the safe delivery of her new baby.


  3. I couldn't agree more Carolyn. A person that makes every day count teaches us all a great lesson. I will take it to heart and try not to sweat the small stuff. Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. What a lovely post! It is nice your dear friend is getting better and that your other friend had such a great and wonderful life!
    Hugs and prayers for all, Lisa

  5. Everyone needs to live like your lovely friend.

    I am a cancer survivor so I treasure each and every day I have and always can't wait to wake up in the mornings because I know I have lived another day :)

    Wishing you a creative weekend my dear!


  6. Such beautiful sentiments dear Carolyn, perfect for MOTH today who's feeling a little defeated at the moment by a few things. So glad to hear Lisa is home, I'm sure that in itself will aid her speedy recovery.
    Millie ^_^

  7. Many thanks for visiting me today Tracie and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Thank you Lisa, always great to hear from you.

    Hi Lulu,

    Always so great to hear of a cancer survivor and to be able to treasure each new day.
    Thanks for visiting me.

    Millie, great to hear from you and sorry to hear that Moth is feeling a little defeated.
    Sending you both hugs and have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.


  8. I'm wishing you a nice weekend, too. I have that book, too. It has such beautiful illustrations! My best friend gave it to me recently. ♥

  9. My goal is to live a full life and I love what you said about wasting time.

    So happy to hear Lisa is home...sending my prayers up for her!

    Have a fabulous weekend Sweet Friend!


  10. Yes we should all take a page from her book.

    Pleased to hear your friend is home ~ take care and have a lovely weekend.

  11. I am so happy for your friend, she must be thrilled to be in her own home again. Your Island neighbor sounds like she was a very special lady who will be much missed.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend Carolyn, may it be full of sunshine!

  12. It's good to hear that your friend Lisa is doing better, dear Carolyn!
    I always enjoy seeing elderly people being so active and still doing creative things. Hopefuly we'll be like that when we are at this age.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and love,

  13. Hello Carolyn,
    So glad Lisa is doing well and has gone home. Your lady friend sounds like a joyous person. How lucky you are to have known her and had her in your life. I agree, there is always tomorrow, another chance to do better. Love your attitude!
    Sharon :-)

  14. Carpe Diem is my motto, dear Carolyn! Who knows what lies around that next corner?!

    Have a great weekend (awful weather here in S Spain - storms etc!! Hope it's far better in dear NZ!)


  15. Have a great weekend
    Much love♥

  16. Souns like your friend lived a long and happy and productive life. We should all strive to do the same.

  17. I myself went to a funeral this week for a wonderful neighbor who would have turned 95 next week! Going like gangbusters right up to the last. Such an inspiring life.

    Knitting at the theatre... now that's one I haven't tried! Just about everywhere else though!

  18. Feeling a little blue today and your post lifted me.
    Thank you

  19. Hi Diane,

    It is a beautiful book and my Mother in law gave it to me a long time ago.
    Having a great weekend, had dinner with some friends last night.
    Have a great weekend.

    Many thanks, dear friend and wishing you the very happiest weekend.

    Thanks Dustjacket and yes, we can take a page from her book.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Thank you Sares, and wishing you all the best with your new venture ~ I do hope that it goes well for you.

    Dear Julia,

    I really hope that we can be still doing our crafts when we are old.
    I think that it is keeping busy and active that makes one feel happy.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Thank you Sharon, for visiting me today and we are glad that Lisa has made a good recovery and back home.
    Looking forward to coming to visit you.

    Dear Nora and Lola,

    Great motto to live by and yes, we do not know what is around the next corner.
    Sorry to hear about the storms you are experiencing and do hope that the weather improves.

    thanks very much Jeanne and enjoy your weekend.

    Many thanks Gwendolyn and we can learn a lot from those that have lived a happy and productive life.

    Hi Pamela,

    I think that it is really amazing I have heard of people still active and driving at 100 years old.
    I am like you have done knitting on the ferry and places but I would draw the line at the theater ~ the click clack might be a bit annoying for the people sitting nearby.

    Dear Suzi,

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling a little blue and glad that my post was able to give you a lift.
    Sending a hug and I hope that your weekend is going well.


  20. what a beautiful post, sometimes we do need to be reminded

  21. Oh Carolyn...I am so glad to hear that Lisa is home. She must be so grateful.
    Yes, we must make everyday count. I need to make mine more productive that's for sure. I did clean all day, and I feel very good about that.
    Have a lovely Sunday friend.

  22. Dearest Caorolyn,

    First, your teacup in previous post is really beautiful!!

    That`s true, we all can learn so much from the old lady! Wonderful post!!

    I`m so happy for Lisa!!

    Baeutiful pictures, too!

    Lots of love to you!


  23. Wonderful and wise words, dearest Carolyn! I think it must be a gift to leave this world in a high age like the old lady you told about ... and after such a fulfilled life.
    And wonderful that your friend is at home again!
    I send warm regards to you -
    Hugs, Traude

  24. A sad yet hopeful post :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend Carolyn.

  25. Hi Carolyn,
    Sounds like she was a wonderful lady!
    You have a lovely day,

  26. Carlyn,

    I am so happy to her that your friend Lisa is better! Prayer works! My condolences on the loss of your other friend. I agree that we should always live life to the fullest!



  27. thank you for your visit Stefanie.

    Many thanks June, yes, I need to spend less time on my computer and getting more work done.
    Glad that you got some cleaning done, I am just going to go and do some housework myself.

    Dear Marge,

    Lovely to have you come and visit and many thanks for your kind and sweet words.

    thank you, dear Traude, glad to hear that you are feeling better after the spa. Do take care with your hand and glad that you are back blogging again.

    Many thanks, Fe and hoping that you are having a great weekend.

    Thank you Rosemary and hope that your day is going well, flea market shopping or crafting or whatever you are up to.

    Hi Kim,

    Yes, thank you dear friend for your visit and it is great that Lisa is back home and now may she make a good recovery.


  28. Glad Lisa is okay!

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, darling!


  29. Hi Carolyn. Such a beautiful day today...felt so lucky. So grateful. Thank you for saying it out loud. And your wonderful hugs. XO Trish

  30. Hi:I am so glad you friend is doing better. Love your heart tulips. Your the best. Blessings, Martha

  31. Thanks Carrie, I had a lovely weekend and I hope you did also.

    Hi Trish,

    Glad that you had a beautiful day and yes, we are lucky.
    Thanks for visiting me today.

    Hi Martha,

    Blessings to you dear friend and I will keep you in my thoughts for the Doctors visit this week.


  32. Amen! We should all cherish the moments we have in each and every day, no matter what we may be doing. So glad to hear that Lisa is on the mend. My husband went to condolences the other day and there have been so many friends, acquaintances of late who are experiencing death, sickness and heartache. We must be joyful and grateful for the simple things in the every day and use our time wisely. Many blessings for a bright and beautiful week. :) Tammy

  33. I'm sorry to hear about the death of the old lady, but I hope she lead a full and happy life. I am glad your friend Lisa is doing better though!

  34. Her life sounds like it was worth celebrating. Thank you for sharing.
    I hope your friend Lisa continues to recuperate! Hugs.

  35. Thank you so much Tammy, and yes, we do need to be joyful and grateful for everything we have.

    Many thanks Haute World, lovely to have a visit from you.

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for your kind words, always lovely to hear from you.


  36. Carolyn -

    I've missed visiting you...I have been gone from blogland but have returned.....

    So sorry about your friend...

    Take care...Denise

  37. Carolyn darling, life is so precious and short, no time for regrets or wasted moments. I hope we all live a full healthy and blessed life. Thanks for sharing this post darling.

    Love & Hugs

  38. Hi Denise,

    So glad that you are back, you have been missed here.
    Look forward to coming to visit you.

    Thank you so much dear Duchess, for visiting me today.
    Life is really precious.


  39. I am so sorry to hear of your friends passing. The loss of a friend ... Yes, I will be more grateful for each and every day!

    Thank You Carolyn :)

    xo, Mary

  40. Great to have you back again Mary and thanks for visiting me today.


  41. Thank you Carolyn for sharing this.
    I always need a good word and there are times that the encouraging words are like medicine to my soul.
    God Bless,

  42. Many thanks for visiting me today, Deanna, always lovely to hear from you.



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