Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On ~ The Book

My daughter went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and she bought me this cute little Keep Calm and Carry On book.


It’s filled with some great quotes {some are quite funny, too} that are divided up into sections like “Crisis”, “Debt”, “Speculation” and so on.  Some of the quotes I found just thumbing through it are

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.”  ~ Jean Kerr

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” ~ Frank Hubbard

“It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo.  It kind of makes you a little suspicious.”  ~ Congressman Gary Ackerman after Chrysler, Ford and General Motors executives went to Washington to ask for $25 billion dollars in loans – arriving in their private jets.

I also cut some of my hydrangeas this morning.  All of my bushes are blue flowers, but I have two that seem to be debating whether or not to be blue, purple or pink!


Even the butterflies love them!  Can you see it just there on the pink blossom?


This bunch will be packed up and mailed to Florida tomorrow.  Let’s hope they withstand the trip!




One Cheap B*tch said...

How sweet that she got you that book! And the flowers are pretty. I have blue and some purplish ones that I'm waiting to cut.


Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! And how sweet of your daughter, sounds like a really fun read!! Janell

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

How sweet of your daughter. What a lovely little book. I really like the quotes! as far as the hydrangeas go I am super jealous! We cant grow them here and Ever since I was a little girl I loved them because my grandma had them in her yard! They are just lovely.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh I love it! You have tye-died Hydrangeas! LOL! I had that happen one year when I had some pinks that are now only totally blue! I have never gotten the additives right to get them back to pink. But I really love it when you have a mix of shades on hyrdangeas! So pretty! By the way I love that book and I'm borrowing that first quote for my FB status! That's a good one!

Red Door Home said...

What a wonderful gift! Your flowers are so pretty. My hydragneas are just beginning to bloom.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Lovely Hydrangeas, Kathy!! And how sweet of your daughter to give you that book!! I like the one about folding your money in half!!!


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Pretty flowers -so lucky you can grow them there, here in Florida that heat kills them.
Oh and what a sweet book from your daughter!

Tracy Watier said...

Very cute! I love the Rudyard Kipling quote that Jean Kerr spoofs. And I prefer to live by his version too!
Gorgeous flowers. My grandfather used to grow two-toned hydrangeas. And fed rusty nails to his blue ones.

Heathahlee said...

Those quotes cracked me up! :) And the hydrangeas! Oh how pretty!

Maria Killam said...

I really need to go out and cut some hydrangeas! They are gorgeous!

Debbiedoos said...

That was so sweet of your daughter....I hope my sons are that thoughtful when they get older...those hydrangeas are gorgeous!

Diane@InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Kathy-
Your hydrangeas look so pretty. Mine are a bit small this year as I didn't fertilize them - too busy. I will make it a priority next year. The home we stayed out while we were down the shore had beautiful lush hydrangeas all over. I took pics and will post them next week. Mine were always pink purple, but one bush is light blue. I prefer the purple ones. I hope the ones you sent to Florida make it. I hope you have a great 4th.
My best - Diane

Controlling My Chaos said...

I need to get that book. My favorite quote is "Keep Calm and Carry On." I'm trying to burn it into Zoe Bug's brain because she is the Freak Out Queen.

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