A Sign & Yellow Tulips


Do you notice a little something different? 



I found this coffee sign at River City Trading in Jenks the other day. I'd been wanting to make one. But with my ankle ailing, I decided $14.99 for the sign was a good price. That was all I purchased.


Sunday was my birthday. I went to Trader Joe's and picked out a bouquet of yellow tulips. When I got to the counter, the woman was asking about the flowers and I told her they were for my birthday.

She insisted on my not paying. I already had my wallet out and told her I wanted to pay the $4.99. But she insisted. So happy 60th to me!

I treated myself to a couple of magazines as well that day.


I recall getting some yellow tulips last year too. But Trader Joe's was not yet open then. So I got them at the Walmart Market.

Speaking of yellow...


It's a little blurry do to the rain, but look what I saw out in the blue garden the other day? I do believe someone here in town brought me these bulbs from her garden last year. So thank you!

I sat on my garden cart and cleaned out that garden a bit. 

The maintenance guy told me he couldn't get to my tree and thus fix my gate until April, when they're planning on having a dumpster at the complex so he can do some tree clean up.

He told me that the tree on my patio is the biggest problem right now. It's actually five trunks in one!

I hope your day is a good one. I'm off to start physical therapy.

40 comments

  1. Belated Happy Birthday Brenda! It is nice to treat ourselves once in awhile. Just makes you feel good, doesn't it? Good luck with your physical therapy, hope it gives you some relief. Take care.....

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  2. That sign is so cute and I love you yellow tulips. Sounds like a great birthday.

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  3. Happy birthday a little late, and I loved hearing about the lovely lady at Trader Joe's that gifted you with them. Nice people are out there quietly doing nice things for others.

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  4. Happy birthday again. So nice about the flowers.

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  5. Beautiful tulips, love the yellow. The coffee bar sign was a must-have, perfect in that spot. Good luck at PT.
    Mary

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  6. Brenda, Your yellow tulips are a real picker upper for this time of year. Our Trader Joe's is quite a distance from us, but whenever I'm on that end of town, I try to stop in. That was nice of the cashier to do for your birthday. And sometimes, it's actually better (time wise and cost wise) to bite the bullet and purchase an item versus making it.

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  7. Glad the lady at Trader Joes was so kind and gifted you the flowers. How sweet. Hope your birthday was nice.
    I love the yellow tulips in the red pitcher. Very pretty contrast.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  8. Happy belated Birthday Brenda! What a kind thing the lady at Trader Joes did. Beautiful tulips.
    It will be awhile yet until we see daffodils blooming here. Yours are lovely.
    Have a good day!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! The tulips are so pretty and remind me that spring is coming! I'm ready to dig in the dirt. Working in the flower beds is very therapeutic. You really scored on that coffee bar sign and had the perfect spot to display it.

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  10. Those tulips are gorgeous, Brenda, and I cannot believe your daffodils are blooming already oh my gosh!! Did you even have winter this year?

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  11. There are nice people in this world!! I'm so glad you treated yourself for your birthday.

    Proud of you for heading off to PT also.

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  12. Happy Birthday, Brenda! It's wonderful to hear about such considerate service at Trader Joe's; we've always found them to be so helpful. I hope your PT goes well. This is my 4th week of 3 x week going and it has helped so much. Beautiful yellow tulips inside and spring flowers blooming outside--so cheerful!

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  13. Happy Birthday !!!! I love that the cashier gave you the flowers. It's good to hear there is still kindness in the world. Have a great day.

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  14. Blessed belated milestone birthday to you, Brenda! Tulips are my favorite flowers, and I just love how the cashier gifted you! And that coffee bar sign ...!

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  15. such a beautiful happy post to celebrate your birthday!
    love the yellow tulips. they're YOU!

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  16. Pretty flowers are a great gift on your birthday! The new sign looks good.

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  17. How sweet about the yellow tulips. Our daffodils are in bloom too along with the redbuds. Its a crazy winter. xo Laura

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  18. Well, Happy Birthday, glad you got some fresh flowers to treat yourself. The coffee bar sign is perfect for you.

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  19. Happy 60th Birthday Brenda! Your tulips are so pretty and the lady at Trader Joes was so nice to give them to you as a birthday gift! I hope and pray that physical therapy gives you some relief for your ankle, that would be the greatest gift of all! Have a wonderful Day!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Brenda!! I love tulips. Your sign looks great. Hope physical therapy helps your ankle. Have a great day, Janie

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  21. Happy Birthday to you!! An Aquarian? Me too Love your new sign, enjoy!

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  22. The yellow tulips are so pretty! Happy 60th birthday! Good luck with the physical therapy.

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  23. Happy belated Birthday Brenda. I too will turn 60 this year. In July. I love,love,love the coffee sign. I finally have an area I can call my coffee station and that sign would fit quite nicely! Lol Love being included in your fun adventures.

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  24. Happy Birthday! Those tulips are so pretty. My husband's 63rd birthday was on Sunday. He got a combo CD player/radio/cassette player. A bit behind the times, but the young guy who helped us locate it in the store thought it was cool that my husband still had some old cassette tapes he wanted to play. They still sound good! I like the coffee bar sign. Now you'll know right where to head to when the coffee mood hits you!

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  25. Warmly wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, Brenda! Sounds like a lovely day for you. Last week, I also turned 60. The new decade is a chance for new beginnings for me. The coffee bar sign is perfect and quite the find.

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  26. Happy belated birthday! We share the same birthday but I hit 67. The tulips are lovely and also my favorite. Must be a Pisces thing!😊




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  27. I hope you had a happy birthday, Brenda! Your new sign and tulips are wonderful...the lady at Trader Joe's was so kind! Hope therapy gets that ankle feeling better!

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  28. What a nice gesture! I love when people show kindnesses to each other - Happy Birthday, Brenda!

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  29. Happy belated Birthday dear Brenda! Your yellow tulips are gorgeous, and what a kind lady to give them to you as a birthday treat....isn't it great when nice things like that happen?! Love your coffee bar sign too....you always find such good ones.
    Helen xox

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  30. Happy Birthday a bit late. You should have told us you scamp. The lady at Trader Joe's made your day. Best of luck at pt.

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  31. What a lovely Birthday surprize...the gift of the yellow tulips. Honestly, I believe the only chance the world has is for each one of us to do something kind each day, a kind word, a pat on the back, an unexpected gift, the offer of forgiveness, a prayer, a smile. Belated Happy Birthday Brenda. Blessings, Carolyn in Florida (:(:(:

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  32. Happy Birthday, Brenda! Tulips are my favorite cut flower. I have yet to visit Trader Joe's. Maybe I will do that Saturday.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  33. Hope you had a lovely birthday, Brenda. From where I sit at age 73 next month, you are just a kid!

    The yellow tulips are so cheerful, but hands down, my favorite is that gorgeous daffodil. It's still grey and blah-looking here in Michigan, but the weather has been unseasonably warm. Nearly 70 degrees yesterday. It can't last, but it's great while it's here. More sun, too, which always lifts my spirits.

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  34. Happy Birthday Brenda!!! We're all so glad you were born. Your place looks great. I like your new coffee sign and that cow painting and horse print add perfect farmhouse touches. Hope your week is going well... Xo

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  35. Happy belated Birthday Brenda! Tulips make me happy :-)
    A little envious of your spring flowers already. We are knee deep in snow and will be for quite awhile...sigh
    Have a good day
    Jeannette

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  36. Happy Birthday! Love the flowers.

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  37. You and I are BOTH February babies. I knew we had a connection, lol. Happy (just a little late) Birthday! You do more all by yourself than most people get done with a helper. Thanks to your encouragement, the old worn out rug on my patio has been hauled to the dumpster. Now the patio has been sprayed and cleaned. I hope to do more this weekend. Thank you. Bless you.

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  38. Happy Belated Birthday Brenda!...I believe that kindness from strangers means so much to us because they have no special reason to be kind to us..they just enjoy the pleasure of doing things for others..if only there were more of these beautiful people...Yellow tulips in a red pitcher..Gorgeous...Hugs!

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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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