fun : nice people



florabella textures are really nice

friends
we still receive nice comments/emails from our online friends asking about charlie and i just wanted to thank you so much and give an update. he is doing ok, but it's a struggle. helen was quite the talker and she was the one who kept everyone informed about things going on with different family members and friends. his world has gotten very quiet and 24 hours is a long day to fill. he's done very well with daily life and has socialized through bingo (lots of female widows), lunch at the local church (more widows and he's the only guy), atlantic city, golfing and us. recently he rolled out of bed and has a black eye. apparently, he was sleeping on helen's-side so he would be closer to the bathroom. he forget, rolled over and splat. oh boy!

art
kelly is the such a creative inspiration and so nice. she opened a new shop yesterday called sunrose studio featuring her wonderful photography and digital collages and the name is perfect for her. good luck, kelly!

neighbors
except for one, our neighbors are really nice. the hydrangeas above are from our lovely neighbor in the house next door who insists on giving them to scott for me. i've been lucky to receive peonies and roses from his tiny garden, too. he doesn't speak english and we don't speak chinese. we bow and smile, a lot. everyone understands. it's nice. we hope to have some nice tomatoes from our tiny garden to share with him this summer.

tunes
i hope the members of the band fanfarlo are nice because their music certainly is. i like the cover art for their new album reservoir.

hope you have a very nice week! xo, cindy

21 comments:

L'Atelier said...

glad to hear that charlie is ok (except the eye). its such a big adjustment to loos a lifelong companion! really unimaginable!
your neighbor sounds so sweet! its great to have nice neigbors- how is your garden going? post some photos please?

i love this post- your photo (obviously no surprise) is gorgeous! but what you did write made me think of my friends, having been a bit homesick and grumpy- i felt rather ashamed - you so grateful! and so should i be, so been looking at the beautiful things in my life and was thinking of the wonderful friends i have online and offline
THANK YOU!!

My name is PJ. said...

Yay for Charlie! I can't imagine how he is learning to carry on. I know it's a journey, not a destination, but the guy is getting out there, putting one foot in front of the other. Isn't it fun how widows love to take care of widowers? Friendships made in heaven!

omami said...

It's nice to ear from loves ones and see that life is good, I love hydrangeas!!! Great photos, have a lovely week!!!

Michelle Brunner said...

What lovely hydrangeas! I am so jealous..mine are taking their time blooming this summer! Great picks...love Kelly's art, her blog is adorable:)

Joyce said...

I'm glad Charlie has you and Scott. It is a struggle to loose a lifetime partner. Plus it has only been a few months.
It will be a year in Sept since my dad passed away and my mom who was the take charge gal is struggling big time. I hope by moving her to be closer to us (4 min door to door) will help her. I hope!
This is so nice of your neighbor to share his treasures from his garden with you. Very pretty! Enjoy! xoxo

PS thank you for your wonderful comment today. I replied.

erin said...

just the kind of post i needed to read this morning. thank you, cindy. your hydrangea are stunning.

blue moss said...

...thanks for the update....charlie and you and scott are still in my thoughts and prayers :)
michelle

please sir said...

Aww good people and friends are the best...I'm sure they will love this post.

courtney said...

aw - i love this post!

Vana said...

what a sweet post! It's such a great reminder about the beauty within...Thinking of your lovely family!

Cara said...

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Sheila said...

your photos look like watercolors....so beautiful! Glad to hear that Charlie is hanging in there.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

thanks for the update cindy...photos are gorgeous and am so glad charlie is hanging in t here playing bingo and keeping busy...

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Your sweet perspective on life is refreshing for all of us! It's amazing how the little acts of kindness and thoughtfulness can make such a big different in our hearts.

Candi said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Neighbors can make or break ones day, glad you are fortunate to have pleasant ones!!!

I'm so glad my buddy, Charlie is doing well. I'm sorry to hear he got a black eye, though...poor guy.

Have a great day! xoxo

sam enriquez said...

Just the look of those beautiful flowers makes me want to start Gardening again. It's such a great hobby.

cindy* said...

tell charlie i sometimes fall out of bed too...at least he can brag his battle wound to the widows ;)

i just listened and i'm liking these fanfarlo folks, thanks cindy...

cindy : quaint said...

thank you everyone! who hasn't fallen out of bed at least once in their lifetime?

glad you like the music cindy*, especially since you've shared so much with me.

Clementine said...

Ack! Those hydrangeas! Gorgeousness!!!!

julie king said...

lovely photos! i'm sure it is very difficult to spend life alone after the loss of a spouse. i just can't really imagine how hard, though.

wild child said...

Oh Cindy, what a lovely post :) Bless sweet Charlie's heart for trying his best to press on - I know it cannot be easy, but he keeps trying. And how wonderful for all the support from others, and love from the two of you.

I loved hearing about your neighbors too (and don't worry, there's always one...) - especially the nice man who gives Scott flowers to bring to you! How sweet is that! I love the hydrangea photos - so pretty!

Meg :)