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What a nice, sunny post, despite your weather. I'm happy to hear that things are looking up for you, Charlotte.
The sun's finally out here today, but it's freezing again! We're never satisfied, are we?

Daisy Cottage

Lovely photos ~ such a special plant honoring Jake ~ what a wonderful description of him! I can't wait to hear your news ~ you deserve something wonderful!


Your flower is a type of primrose. You should be able to plant it in the garden and it will come back year after year. That's what I did with mine three years ago and they're still around. Kind of a living memorial to Jake.


oooo can't wait to hear your news - dream come true stuff is pretty special ;-)

Love how you decorated (I assume it was YOU)your stool.

The primrose are beautiful and more than that - what thoughtful neighbors you have.

Also, I have to tell you how much I enjoy seeing that sweet felt flower on your home page when I stop by for a visit. Love it.


It is lovely to see snippets of your life via the blog. I have your book, _Mothers and Daughters at Home_ and have just ordered _Between Friends_. So from a blog reader and fan, Have a good day.

teresa mcfayden

Beautiful flowers! What a dear neighbor! I'll be checking in tomorrow to see your big news. How exciting!!


Lovely post Charlotte.

amanda bel

A perfect post. Your writing is so soothing....but you left on such a mysterious better believe I'll be checking in tomorrow!



I am so excited about your big news-how will I sleep tonite????

I have to tell you that I adore your neighbors for being so thoughtful. I bet Mr. Jake was watching all that and is very proud! So he should be, it's no easy feat to be a gentleman dog.

Hope you enjoyed your walk in the rain. It can certainly help clear the cobwebs somedays.

Til tomorrow.


Mrs. Staggs

Seems like the weather is a reflection of our world these days...confused!
We are maybe going to have snow on Wed. and colder than usual weather(for us) the rest of the week.
I like how each of your photographs today includes both shadow and light at the same time. Perfect for the message of your post.
Can't wait to hear your news!


Can't wait to hear! So excited for you. A fresh start is always a lovely pick me up.


The primula is lovely. They always make me think of spring. How lovely of your neighbours to give you such a beautiful thing in memory of Jake. I love the desciption of him.
Can't wait to hear your news. I'm really pleased you have something lovely happening. You deserve it after such a horrid couple of weeks.


Charlotte, I know this has been a very sad time for you and your family. But I know there are wonderful things in store for you. Clarice


That's a pretty bar stool you got. I love sunlight too when it touches my gas lift bar stools.

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