I want to take a minute and thank each of you for being so sweet and kind with comments and best wishes with my back issues.  This has been an exhausting week with ups and downs with my back.  Today I feel encouraged that it is getting better.  I start some physical therapy next week and hope my back will be on the mend.  

Now on to the post.  It is snowing like crazy here in Chicago and I love the beauty in the white snow but I am a summer girl so I dug out some of my pictures of my garden from last summer to share and reminisce about the beauty to come. Oh how I want summer again!!!
This is what has been going on outside in my garden area. They said we got about 5 inches of snow yesterday here in Chicago with more flurries to come.

Same space as the snowy scene and look how much prettier it can be.  Oh I can't wait to get back to summer fun.
Some of you might be noticing that even in my garden I love  to decorate with old doors.  
A place in the sun!!!!! Oh how I miss my chair.
Great place to rest and relax in the summer.
Look at her just waiting for someone to sit and read and relax  and soak up some fresh air and sun.

Even the hubby's shed gets a little summer flower decor.  I love the fire chief car since he plays a  fire chief in real life. Ha! Ha!
Always love my porch to be welcoming.
Even though the signs says Garden Tours 25 Cents it is free today. Hey where in the heck is the cents sign on a computer keyboard???
To see that sign again in the garden and smell the fresh flowers.  How many more months until Spring and Summer??!! The snow is pretty but this is prettier. Hope this brings some sunshine and a smile to you today.


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Hello dear blog friend I am doing a little better today with my back so I thought I would do another little post while I am re cooperating and trying to get back into life!!!!

It is doing this outside

It is snowing like crazy today and with my back out of whack I stayed in and  worked on some Valentines . Got some cards out in the mail and made up some treat bags for my daughters and son in law and my little granddaughter Abby.  I feel accomplished to get this much done with my back still painful.

Then my sweet daughter bought me these two new magazines to read while I am working on getting my back to feeling better.

So I made my favorite tea and had a few extra cut out cookies from my goody bags I made today and I am going to get on the couch heating pad on my back and read these lovelies!!!!!! How is your day going??

I have been down for the count with a back issue.  I have never had back issues until this past week.  I had an MRI today and am hoping for some news soon so I can fix my problem and get back to life!!!!! I can't sit at my computer for long so here is a short little post today.  I was going crazy laying around so needed to do a short post.
This is the chippy little tea cart I got in Morris awhile back at one of my favorite shops called Vintage. I loved her the moment I set eyes on her.  I was not sure what I was going to do with her just knew she needed to come home with me.

I placed her under my old chippy barn door in my dining room. I thought the two chippies needed to be together.

I decorated her up with an old wooden tray and some of my white tea set and some pretty flowers.

This old picnic basket was my grandmothers so found a place for it on the old tea cart.  Not too big of a post but it felt good to get on the blog for a little while today.  Thanks for coming by.
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