Friday, May 29, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Let's just say the blue cake was not as well received as the chocolate foundation layers, my death by chocolate recipe with cream cheese frosting. It was the perfect day, glorious weather and our closest family making it a very happy day all around.
THEN... As the party was wrapping up I thought it would be great to take down the tent as long as we had so much help.(we put the tent up with just the two of us) I went to the garage to get the storage bag for the tent and a pair of scissors to cut down all the snowflakes. As I was leaving the garage a shovel fell with the handle right at my feet, but my forward momentum was such that I tripped and landed hard on my knees on the concrete floor. I was in so much pain I thought I wouldn't be able to get up. I figured they would look for me eventually, but being stubborn, I got up. Everything seemed to be working. As soon as my daughter saw me she knew something was wrong. She came up to the deck and put her arms around me, Soon we were laughing and crying.
Fast forward to Monday. The kids were all coming for Memorial Day. I am just starting to feel like I can walk comfortably. We go to the store, I get in the checkout line and my phone rings. The kids spun out on a wet on ramp on the highway and blew out two tires. Everyone was fine, shook up but OK. We headed to pick them up while AAA took care of the car. Thank God everyone was OK, they didn't get hit and we were close by. Seems like when it rains it pours. Oi Vey! We still managed to have a nice dinner and evening together and a uneventful ride home listening to the oldies. Love those kids so much!
Now it's Tuesday. My left knee is Technicolor, my right is sore but not as bruised. I am doing stairs and walking. Determined to keep going since walking to me is my exercise, my head clearing, mood lifting activity. I can park my carcass with the best of them, but don't tell me to sit down...I get testy! Sorry honey.
A quiet and short week. Let the rains come. The gardens look great and my work outdoors is almost done.
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Enjoy this beautiful day!
Friday, May 22, 2015
|My go to project, a corner to corner afghan, shawl?...time will tell.|
These last few weeks of goodbyes on the Late Show were sad and funny. Norm McDonald's goodbye had me weeping, Julia Robert's kiss from Dave had me swooning. I think the hard part is how young we all were when Dave started out...It's a shock to be watching someone forever young in our minds and hearts retire.
I am grateful for the many nights of pure joy, the great music(oh Paul), the silly guests and for Dave who changed the whole landscape of late night TV. Sending out wishes for good health and happiness to Dave and his family. I'll miss you Ace!
|lemon chip cookies|
Have a great holiday weekend my friends. Drive safely, and enjoy this beautiful day.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Seems like yesterday when sweet Amy was three. Now, she was just received a degree after 5 years of study to be a architect. In my world of cherished nieces and nephews, I am so proud to have had shared so many happy hours with each of them. To see them grow up to be kind, loving and still happy to see old Auntie Penny does my heart good! ...And SMART, did I mention smart? ;-)
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Friday, May 15, 2015
I planted some seashell cosmos, four o'clocks, freesia bulbs, (I bought them at the dollar store, who knows if they'll grow, but their fragrance alone is worth a try.) and a few zinnias.
In the back, Sweet p.and Grandpa will plant Russian sunflowers. We did this a few years back with our little bird and it was a great success and so much fun.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Monday, May 11, 2015
My Mother's day included a visit to the cemetery, making a large pot of chicken soup, a crock pot of turkey meatballs, and visits from all the kids, including a face time with Mike and Amanda. Our Sweet p. jumped into my arms and hugged me for a long time when they came to call. Kris and Doug were happy to have a couple of quiet moments while Grandpa and I played, danced, swung and pretended with our sunshine girl!
Penny even convinced Grandpa that she would stay on the deck since the yard was so muddy. When I looked out and saw them both on the grass with Penny running around the yard, just made my heart swell with love for them both! This little one is like a deer, she needs to run, in fact as they were leaving Penny ran a few laps around the tree out front, and we had to catch her to put her into the car. So much fun...and the goodbye hugs and kisses... ( Penny wanted to stay, but when I told her that I had packed up some soup for home she was finally convinced) Kris sent me a text from the car, Penny said, "I love Grandma, she's the best."
Thank you Kris, Doug, Penny, Jon Jon and Charlotte, Mike and Amanda for making me feel so loved. My sweetheart too... I started the day with him saying, thanks for being the mother of my children! Sigh... Happy Mother's Day to all!
Enjoy this beautiful day.