Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm so blue...

Actually I'm not really blue, I've just been challenged to find some blue! Sandi, at Whistlestop Cafe challenged me to find 7 blue things in my life. So - here are 7 blue things, which I either love or are important in my life.

I love blue skies! Whatever the season, if the sun is shining and the sky is blue, it makes me happy!

Flowers! I love flowers and my favorites are blues and purples.

This is my chair and my blanket. I got this queen size, soft and fluffy blanket for Christmas a few years ago. I spend much of the winter snuggled up in it to stay warm!

I live near Lake Michigan and love it. It's a real blessing to have a big lake so near us. This picture was taken when we were on a tall ship, touring the lake.

I love Febreze! I am always lighting candles here because I like to have my house smelling good. The Febreze can be sprayed all over and everything then smells so fresh!

I love my pj's. So soft, warm and comfortable!

This is a picture we have hanging in our family room. Technically, only the frame is blue but I'm sharing it anyway! It's a pencil drawing of the Au sable lighthouse, but the reason I love it is that it was done from one of my photos, by one of my patients. The patient was a quadriplegic and he does his drawings by holding a pencil in his mouth and sketching. He always had such a good attitude in spite of the difficulties he had to deal with and I enjoy my memories of him when I look at it.
That's the end of my blue post. Feel free to join in if you want to~


Crown of Beauty said...

This is such a precious post, I am so glad I dropped by today.

It is a busy day for our family as we are celebrating my grandson's first birthday... I stayed up late last night finishing the cut out decors, and today we will be cooking for the party this afternoon.

But, something in my heart prompted me to visit you before logging out, and am I glad I did.

First because you are such a loyal blog friend, almost always being the first to comment on my posts. You don't know how much that encourages me.

THen, because blue is also my favorite color, and among the pictures you shared, the sky, the blanket, the blue flowers... they are also among my favorite blue things. I have this blue blanket from Chiang Mai that will always remind me of Ernie...

And then, the pencil sketch of the lighthouse... so meaningful! Lighthouses are among my favorite scenes, in addition to clouds against the blue sky, and sunrises...

I just want you to know you blessed my heart so much today.


Unknown said...

Love your blue . I really love blue a lot . I'll try it to . This is a fun post .

Hootin' Anni said...


There is an award for you on my Tuesday Blog....[scroll down to the last's yours!!]

Have a TERRORific Tuesday!

PS----I would love that picture you have on the wall also. And to have it drawn by one of your patients makes it all the more treasured!

Brooke said...

those pictures make me wanna crawl into my flannel jammies and snuggle under a blankie!! :)

Mary Lee said...

So glad that you are not really blue!

Sandra said...

What a creative idea! And you took the color blue and gave a positive response on each one.

I love the story of the pencil drawing. I can tell by your posts that your patients must look forward to you coming around. I know you are an encouragement to all of them.


Pat said...

Your choices really reflect your sweet spirit. Not a negative in the bunch. Blue is my favorite color, and I love each of your choices. I LOVE blue skies, I always notice them and they always make me happy. I also love your blue blanket, I have one that is all earth tones, and I think I now need a new blue one!
I have to say that the drawing is awesome and the story behind it begs to be told. How precious to have such a wonderful piece of art with an ever greater memory behind it.

septembermom said...

All your "blue" is wonderful here today! The blue blanket is great. The story and the drawing are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Mari.

Heart2Heart said...


We share a lot of the same blues on common, the skies, the water, and big, blue, soft, warm blankets!

Love this post which was more soothing than anything.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bonnie said...

I love Febreeze as well ! Don't know what I'd do without the stuff !! :)

Connie said...

Great post!
My favorite color would have to be green. I have a shade of green in every room of my house, except the entry way which is yellow.

Betty W said...

I like it when you go blue! That blue blanket looks so cozy and the blue sky was awesome too!

Mary said...


This is a great post. I love all the blue things in your life and that sketch is amazing. You were truly blessed when your patient gifted you with it. Stunning.

If you get a chance, be sure to read "The Book of Negroes." It's an amazing story.

Hope you had a great day.

Brian Duey said...

Very cool pics. I am from Michigan also and spend a lot of time out by the lakeshore taking photos. I like the pencil drawing by your patient. That's something I am very into, drawing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Those are some great blue photos... beautiful and tender.
I knew you could find plenty.

Lara said...

Great post Mari. And blue is my favourite colour!

Kayren said...

Of course blue is my favorite color!

I love the lighthouse picture and the story behind it. So precious!

Kim said...

SO ENJOYED this blue post :-) Blue is my favorite color (especially when combined with yellow) and it was so fun to see the lovely and different shades!

Lynn said...

Another fun meme from you. That sketch is just amazing. What a treasure.

Raise Them Up said...

I love the drawing and can certainly understand the special place it holds! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!