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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day and American Heart Month

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!
This is a beautiful vintage Valentine postcard, though the light colors did not photograph as well as I had hoped.
A very pretty lavendar heart wreath.
The heart wreath I made for my front door.

A beautiful red heart I received in my Christmas stocking!
February is also American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Please be sure to get your annual check-up, including checks of your heart beat, blood pressure and cholesterol. If you are a MacKerell near 50, ask your doctor about a stress test. Women very seldom exhibit the same symptoms as men. As many of you know, I had a triple bypass a year and a half ago at 54 years old. Heart disease runs in our family, but I had no symptoms. My blockages were only caught because I went for a check up and the doctor heard an extra beat in my heart and sent me for further testing. This heart shaped pillow was a gift from St. Mary's Hospital after my bypass surgery to wear in the car under the seat belt to protect the surgical site. It was donated by a women's organization.

Here's to a healthy heart for Valentine's Day!
Sincerely, Lynn


  1. The lavender wreath is so pretty! My dad had one of those heart-shaped pillows after his bipass surgury as well. I made him a new one out of camo! :)