A Fragrant Aroma – Whoops!

Have you ever had one of those moments where you did something stupid and started to tell someone realizing you were only implicating your own stupidity?  Well, this is my moment!  I sat down today (Thursday) to post our Fragrant Aroma post for you and wanted to refer to our Mark Your Calendar post from Monday.  As I pulled up the list of blog posts, this week’s Mark Your Calendar post was still listed as a Draft.

What?  Didn’t I post on Monday?  Apparently N.O.T.  I worked on getting it ready, posted some amazing pictures and then, completely forgot to schedule it to post.  Whoops!

So our Fragrant Aroma post is a whoops – it’s the post you should have read on Monday.  The “fun dates to celebrate” have mostly passed – sorry – but you could always play catch up.

Maybe Memorial Day is about remembering more than those honored men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom – maybe it includes remembering to remember the simple every day kind of things like doing what you promised. <sigh>   Happy Memorial Day!  🙂


 Every May for the past several years, Tom and I go to Chicago for the NRA (National Restaurant Show).  Tom goes for business.  I go to support him and to go shopping with some friends we’ve made in the industry.  One thing is for sure – I love Chicago!  I think part of my love for this city is the time of year in which I visit.  If I were to go in the middle of winter, I don’t think I could handle the cold.  If I were to go in the middle of summer, I don’t think I could handle the heat of the city.  But May is….perfect!  Here are a few photos I took while walking The Magnificent Mile, also known as Michigan Avenue.

See what I mean?  These tulips line both sides of the street and down the median.  The city is literally clothed in tulips!  We had a couple of Here’s To Us moments while there – all in all it was a great trip.  Do you have a special town you love to visit together?  It doesn’t have to be far away – it could be a little town down the road.  The point is to find a place and make it yours.  Build memories, have great conversations, and enjoy all it has to offer.  And don’t forget to take pictures!  After all – they say it’s worth a thousand words.  Something my husband is grateful for – look at the thousands of words I spared him by taking these pictures.  😉

♥ Fun Dates To Celebrate ♥

May 24th

  • National Escargot Day – I can honestly say, I will die before I ever eat a snail, but for those of you who go for this kind of thing…have at it!

May 25th

  • National Tap Dance Day – spend the evening watching Shirley Temple or Fred Estaire do what they do best.
  • National Wine Day – stop whining, and enjoy a toast to your marriage!

May 26th

  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day – buy your favorite plain version and pile it high with fresh blueberries, since they’re in season.

May 27th

  • National Grape Popsicle Day – Have you noticed?  There’s a lot of purple to celebrate this week!  Make this cool treat as a surprise for your sweetie and challenge them to a game of cards.

May 28th

  • National Hamburger Day – cook out by candlelight.  Maybe consider making heart shaped burgers – it’s the thought that counts!
  • International Jazz Day – and don’t forget to turn on your favorite jazz music.


♥ This Week In Orlando


Well, we were surprised at how few things were happening this week in O-town.  I guess with Summer knocking on our door, it’s time to head to the beach.  When was the last time just the two of you drove to the beach for a nice long walk?  Maybe this week would be the perfect time to plan such an evening, before the hoards of Summer arrive.

Have a great week!

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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6 Responses to A Fragrant Aroma – Whoops!

  1. I love Chicago, too! But I just have to ask … you live in Orlando but you don’t think you could handle the heat of Chicago in the summer? 🙂


    • Debi Walter says:

      Haha – yes – only a Floridian would understand. It gets hot here, but we have the sea breezes from both coasts, as well as our daily afternoon thunderstorms which I love!!! The heat in a city with all the buildings and the cement, I think, would be worse.


      • Very true. My husband is from Jacksonville and 95 always feels better there than it does here. Although I have to say there wasn’t much of a sea breeze at Disney 🙂

        As for a special place – here is ours. http://www.glenlaurel.com/
        Aside from being heaven on earth, it’s only an hour away, so it’s easy to get away to. Even so, we never seem to get there more than once a year – someday we’ll be able to pick up and go more often!


      • Debi Walter says:

        Malinda – I love your favorite spot! We had the pleasure of going to Ireland a few years back, and we love the Scottish, Irish heritage. It looks so romantic – we may just have to plan a visit there ourselves! BTW, I have really enjoyed getting to know you through our comment communications. 🙂 Have a great weekend – I hope it’s cooler there than it is here.


  2. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Chicago. I love the tulips.


  3. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you, too 🙂 Let me know if you ever end up visiting – I’d love to meet you and Tom.


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