Saturday, February 18, 2012

Doesn't Take Much

Good afternoon, I am so happy to see you. Hope you aren't disappointed, but we are having hot mulled cider this afternoon. We have to drink this up, as it is left over from dominoes Not that I am serving you left overs! Oops, I really am. Actually the longer it sets the better it gets, in my opinion. I am happy to have you stop by, as it has been a beautiful day here in East Tn, and I have truly enjoyed it. Like the title of this post it doesn't take much to make me happy. How about you? Give me sunshine or rain and I am contented. A little snow now and again too. I have been home all day. Was going to go to a Games Extravaganza at church, but I have been gone every day for 10 days and needed a stay at home day. Dasko was so happy and has not moved from my side all day. I have gotten a lot done.
Took all the valentine stuff and put it away. I have a bit of spring here and there. Too early for a lot of bunnies, but I have a few out.
I have such a hard time with my mantle. I never get the exact "look" I want. That is okay though, it gives me something to work
My one little peep!Poor thing, it is probably lonely.
Like the gourd eggs from the Bama Planter. This little bunny was a gift from a friend, years ago.
Deb made this little fellow.
Boo is pretending it is spring. Her tail was like that when we found her. The vet thinks she "came" that way. She is mellowing as she ages. I guess we all do. Like I said, it doesn't take much to make me happy, just a few spring touches here and there.
Everyone who blogs, knows how much fun it is to meet fellow bloggers. Angela Phillips, Thru Nana's Window, Her daughter Holly,Hollies Hobbies and Darbees Days, and her granddaughter Darbee Rae came to Pigeon Forge this past week. Angela and I got acquainted over Debs red fireplace wall. We got to be friends as we realized how much we had in common. In November they came to The Hens Christmas open house, but we didn't have a lot of visiting time. Well they came to the Hen yesterday and we along with Deb went out to supper. We went to a local place called Golden Girls. They have down home country cooking at a reasonable price. We had the best visit. Deb hadn't met them but it didn't take long. Darbee Rae is four going on 25 and fit in quite She truly is a sweetheart and you just fall in love with her. Everyone was talking to her or about her last night at supper. Next visit we have to have a Darbee/Andrew play time. Anyway you can get on Angela's blog on my sidebar and from there to Hollys. Check both of them out and tell them I sent you.
 What does it take to make you happy? We all know things isn't what makes us happy, but we are happy when surrounded with things and people we love. I hope you enjoyed our visit today with left over cider, Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: If there is something you can do to make someone happy, please do it. Remember it doesn't take much.
PSS:Several of you have commented on my new blog header. This was done by Prim Doodles, whose button is way down on my side bar. Go check her out, would you?
PSSS: Amanda has had a hard week after that "less harsh" chemo. She gets another one this Wednesday. Will you please continue to pray? We thank you in advance.


  1. A lazy day is sometimes the best therapy and cure put my Valentines away today but went ahead and pulled down the spring and bunnies.Since it's been a mild winter it feels more like spring anyway.Glad you got to meet up with your blog friends they are all such sweeties! Darbee Rae always makes me giggle.Sorry Amanda had a hard week with treatment.Keeping her in prayer.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Loved all your Spring things Betty though Boo wins hands down IMO! She is a darling and looks very content as part of your display.You answered my question about her tail.Your visit from your friends sound delightful.You're a real socialable gal!! Enjoy your rest day and give Dasko a big hug from me.

  3. Great post Betty, I feel my animals make me happy, just as I know Dasko and Boo make you happy and vice versa. I think it is wonderful that you are surrounded by family and friends that love you. Makes my heart happy. Amanda is always in my prayers. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Betty, the cider is so sweet, but not as sweet as the fellowship.

    Always love your rooms.

    Praying for Amanda.


  5. So many things make me happy. My Grands and daughters. Cooking for them. Decorating, reading, food, my dog Max, Bible study, I said, so many things. Praying for Amanda. Blessings Ms Betty and I loved all the pics....Are you expecting lots of snow for Sunday......we are!

  6. Betty, I will certainly include Amanda in my prayers. When I was going through chemo, I just kept saying that the current treatment was one more behind me. It is really hard, many people don't KNOW how hard, but it WILL be over. I started getting better when I finally turned myself over to the doctors completely and let my husband take control of the kids and house. I focused on wellness--after all, my family needed me to be well for THEM to be well. She and her family will be in my prayers.-hugs, Jan

  7. Just got in an hour or so ago. Yes, did more shopping this morning before finally heading home. We enjoyed dinner so much and were thrilled to get to meet Deb. I bet Darbee Rae asked a dozen times on the way home,"Wonder what Betty Crowe Crowe is doing today?" Will have to tell her you stayed home and played with Dasko. Love your touches of Spring. I can't wait to put out the new bunnies I got on this trip. Enjoyed the cider but can't wait to have a piece of cake and a cup of good coffee.

  8. Prayer lifted forAmanda. Sweet touches of spring around your home. Blessings!

  9. Praying for our sweet loved ones and their battle.
    Thank for for the visit and yummy cider.
    Love you sweet bunnies and peep peeping out.
    Hugs Trace

  10. Good evening Betty. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit with you and dinner last night. Darbee Rae has talked about you off and on all day! :) You are such an inspiration to us all. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know you. Enjoyed meeting Deb also!

  11. Betty: How fun you got to meet some more fellow bloggers and had such a good time. I am actually going to a class for Bloggers at a cute shop n March 1 where we will share ideas, how-to's and more. I can't wait.
    I love your Boo and Dasko...I should have a real pet but have to be happy sharing one with Mr. S.O. who lives across the street. So it makes me happy that "MY" cat has two homes and can choose where he wants to crash!
    Have a great weekend. Prayers being sent for Amanda.

  12. Hi Betty! Love your Spring touches! The mantle looks wonderful! The redware is so nice there. I see you found your plate holder! Glad you had a nice visit with Angela and her girls. Sounds like fun! I enjoyed the cider! Is it gone? Have a great Sunday!

  13. So nice you get to meet a fellow blogger. I'm hopeful that I will someday.
    You're way ahead of me. I have a mix of snowmen and hearts out yet. Soon...... I'm planning to purge again this go round. Gotta clean through everything again. Way too many things.....
    Thoughts and prayers for Amanda!

  14. Hi Betty, I don't drink coffee and I love cider so I am quite content. Love your spring touches. How fun to get to meet more blogging friends - sounds like a great day. It doesn't take much to make me happy either - I am happiest when I am spending time with my family. We will continue to keep Amanda in prayer.

  15. Dear Betty,
    I have written you 3 comments and I couldn't get any of them to go through. Your word verification won't let me type so I can't publish a comment. I keep trying because I want you to know that I am praying for Amanda. Give her my love and tell her I am sorry she is having such a hard go of it. Your home is always lovely. I enjoy the pictures you post. I hope I can make the comments work this time. Hugs, Lura

  16. I am content with rain or sunshine or snow too. Just love all the different elements of the seasons.

    I look around at my Valentines and think that I need to put it away and pull out a few bunnies but I just sit and stitch or sew instead, lol. Need to get on that!

    My mantel is always the hardest for me to decorate. I get so frustrated with it. This year I left out a greenery garland with lights and added some vintage valentines and I absolutely love it! So I bought a pretty spring flower garland and going to put it on my mantel with a string of white lights, hope I love it too. We shall see. I love all of your spring touches, everything looks wonderful Betty!

    How fun to meet Angela, Holly, and Darbee Rae! They are sweet ladies so I'm sure the little lady is very sweet also.

    Praying for Amanda~

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  18. Hopefully I have removed the word verification on here. It is so hard to leave a comment now with it. If it is still here someone e-mail me and tell me, please. I want to make it easier for you.

  19. Betty... do you live in Pigeon forge?

    Isn't it wonderful to spend time with blogging friends! I Did the same this weekend and we just had a blast!

    Love Boo. But I'm sure you knew I would say that. :)

    Have a great day!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  20. The cider sounds wonderful, Ms. Betty! :)

    I was just sitting in my living room last night thinking how I can't get my mantle "just right". I'm in one of those tweaking moods! lol!

    Is your settee Johnston Benchworks? I have held out a long time for new furniture because I want JB. Hubby told me to start planning what I want....we're saving for it hopefully in a few months! :) Do you see me doing the happy dance here?

    I do love your header too! She did a wonderful job!

    And I will pray for Amanda!

    Hope you have a great day, my friend!


  21. Hi Betty! Your home always looks amazing and warm...I think it is wonderful that you got to meet some more bloggers.....You had asked about hor far we are from 64.We are about 55 miles from there. Almost to Louisville. By the way I love your header also! Have a wonderful day.....I send you warm wishes and prayers...


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