Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Special Award, Orchids and Presents

A friend of mine sent me this in a email and I thought you might enjoy it too.
I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.' So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now. Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.
Can you believe I have another orchid? This one is full of buds so should bloom and look beautiful for quite a while. Remember the first orchid? I cut the last of the blooms off today so it lasted. I really enjoyed it. I have one more and I think it is yellow but it shows no sign of doing anything.
I received my January snowflake from Crystal today. I just love it and I'm already looking forward to February's.

This very nice award is from Bebe from Peaches and Dreams. She is such a wonderful friend and I appreciate this award so much.

More about the award ~ "This blog invests and believes in the Proximity ~ nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are extremely charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I'm not good at selecting bloggers to award because I hate leaving anyone out so please all my special friends grab this award and post it on your blog.
I'm still cleaning and sorting. I finished my kitchen last weekend and now it's my bedrooms turn. I hope to start it tomorrow. I trying a new recipe for a roast tomorrow so if it turns out yummy, I'll post it so you can all try it.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Judy, The Orchids are gorgeous. Hope you are well. Lots of Love X

Dawnie said...

those orchids are beautiful! so refreshing.

I like that advice but I would never make it thru all that.

Those snowflakes rock!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...


Am a first timer visitor of your blog & I found interesting. So much ideas & interesting posts.

I only have orchids at home. Got 17 pieces all in all. They always give me a beautiful flowers.

Your award is cool too & your blog friends knows your worth it!

Keep on bloggin!

Cherdecor said...

Hahahahahahahahaha! I am howling with laughter at your prescription for inner peace! You are so fun!


Hi Judy,
LOVE the advise and better finish UP my unfinished bottles:) Too funny:)
Love your do have a green thumb.The snowflaks are so pretty.
Happy Sunday.

Bebe said...

Hi Judy!
That orchid is absolutely beautiful ~ you are like me, you just can't go by one of those without bringing him home! Gorgeous blooms! I love that advice for achieving inner piece...I could do with some White Zin and Doritos right about now! (and maybe the cheesecake, but don't tell my thighs!)
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

Thimbleanna said...

What a pretty snowflake! When you get done with your cleaning and organizing, could you come and do the same to my house???

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You are too funny Judy !! LOL .

TattingChic said...

Hi Judy! Isn't it fun getting Crystal's snowflakes every month! I love mine! :)
Thank you for entering my tatting giveaway for One World One Heart! I hope you do learn tatting. I might to make it for tea, though. I'd love to be able to! LOL! :)

sewtakeahike said...

what a beautiful snowflake!!! It's so delicate. Sounds like Dr Phil has found the way to a severe stomach ache to me!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your tatted snowflake is beautiful. And I love your advice on finishing things, think I'll finish off the cheesecake for lunch!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You just made me laugh... A LOT!
Are you serious about the PROZAC!?
I think you are kidding! Lol
Love your Orchids!
I think, mine looks just like yours!
By the way, THANKS MY SWEET FRIEND, for your lovely comments!
You are like a ray of sunshine, when YOU came to visit me.
Debbie & Alan.


P.S - I too have an Award for you!

Melissa said...


I have missed you, my sweet friend.

Thank you so much for your get well comments. I am finally on the mend, and this time, I think for good.

Love Melissa

Melissa said...


I hope that someday you and I will both be able to retire and have time to just do what we love in life.

Please let me know how the cheese danish come out. I am so glad that you will be making them.


Lisa said...

Oh my more blooms, you are so lucky. I have given up hope at this point to ever have a rebloom.

La Donna Welter said...

Thank you for your wonderful note! It is appreciated! : )

The orchids are so very beautiful!

I'll check back and see how the roast turns out!

La Donna

a pink-bee said...

Love your post on inner peace :)It's gonna be awhile before I get any peace if I have to finish all I have started ! The Orchids are SOOO pretty ~ Feb.'s snowflakes are done and will be posted in the mail in the next few days :)

Melissa said...


Yes, you are right, I am very lucky. If you get a chance, could you put Nick in your prayers.

I will write about what's happening soon, but I cannot until Nick has spoken to his mother.

Much love.


Lydia said...

Hello Judy,
These are so pretty!!!!!
You display such pretty things.
Have a great weekend,

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love the comments about finishing what you start. GREAT.
Stop in and see what is new at my blog. Have a great Friday and keep posting those up lifting comments.
With all good wishes.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Miss Judy, So happy to see you posted on my Birthday! What a *Sweet Surprise* your beautiful snowflake and you get one each month. How did you get so lucky?. I'm a bit behind on my posting and blog visits. We were in Seattle for my B-day. My kitty didn't take my absence very well (even though my neighbor/friend tended to her every need). She left a WET present (of disapproval) on my bedding. I think as she gets older it seems she really doesn't like me gone. She has not left my side (since my return) all week. She'd prefer to take the place of my lap top. She try's to wedge herself in between.
You're the Orchid whisperer. I've never seen one bloom that many times before.

I'm working on a v-day dessert post. I'll let you know how it goes.

Sweet Wishes,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your orchid is beautiful! Well, I am off to finish things. Let's ee, there is a bottle of gin, a bad of potatoe chips, some Dove Ice Cream bars.....yep, I am feeling better already!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I wish we had spell check here.. sorry about

Marie Antionette said...

LOL,Oh Judy,I bet you do feel good after eating all that.Love the snowflake,its precious.Now for the orchid,what a beauty.Its so soft looking.That would calm me just looking at it.I'm going to try and grow some,but I don't know much about them yet.Hugs Marie Antionette

Lynn said...

LOL...Hi Judy....absolutely loved the email. Hope you made the cake. If you did how did it go? xo Lynn

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello Auntie Judy... Lol
Just a quick note to wish you a lovely week ahead!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie & Alan

P.S- Any cake for us, this week?
When you made it last, it was all gone!!!
So I expect a slice or two or three this time!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

P.S- I think I need some Prozac to!
Any left?
I run out of mine!
Debbie Moss

Kim's Treasures said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Your orchid is so pretty!

Lydia said...

Hello Judy,
How funny!!!!!!!!
I love orchids! They're so exotic looking. You can tell they come from the tropics.
Have a great day,

Barb said...

Hi Judy,

Thank you for stopping by and saying prayers. I seem to ask for those a lot these days.
Congrats on your award.
As for calmness, I have to drive in a little while so it will be put on hold-hehe.


Melissa said...

How are you? I hope well.

I hear the weather is perfect in your area. I hope it comes this way.

Love Melissa