I had so many plans for this summer. I am getting a few things done, but cannot help but feel like I need to start moving faster!
Today, in honor of keeping moving, this is my yoga pose. Easy and focused……try it?
Yesterday I cut out a dress/jumper. It only has 4 pieces and have never made this pattern before. It is adorable and love the company that I bought it from. The fabric is left over from another project. I like dots very much.
The sizing is a bit different but will make adjustments and hopefully have a sweet summer dress to wear.
First, I would like to thank everyone for the sweet comments, emails, texts and calls about Jami and Jared. They are still in their apartment, very ill with covid-19. I would like to share with you a photo that Jami sent to us. It is a photo of Jared preparing Jamison’s shots.
The Covid-19 frightens me and I hate it. I want to be first in line for the vaccine. Please stay safe and healthy.
On Sunday, while I was preparing Sunday Dinner, Larry gave me a gift. He said: This was on your Christmas list last holiday. 2019, I thought that I would give it to you today. It was the sweetest, thoughtful gift he could give to me that day.
Larry set the table on Sunday. He is amazing and sets a wonderful table.
The move of the day was…..
We saw Knives Out at the theater, but it was even better this past Sunday.
As I close the blog today, please know how much you mean to me. You know who you are and you always seem to be by my side when I need you most.
Larry and I are behaving but I miss going to the movies, the Symphony and eating out wherever I want to.
It is worth quarantining and staying safe. You see, our daughter, Jamison and her husband Jared both have Covid-19. He is a Dallas Police Officer and first responder. He makes bad things right. He is who we call when there is no one else to call. He contracted Covid-19 at work. He brought it home to Jami. Jami has underlying health issues that is making this difficult for her, they are both struggling. The ER sent them home. They were told not to watch the news, but to rest, take their meds, drink water and have someone check on them every few hours. If there is no response, we have been instructed to call 911. This made me cry.
When I see people post about defunding police, I wonder if they know exactly what that would mean to our communities. Jared contracted Covid-19 arresting a bad guy and you know what? He would do it again in a heart-beat.
As I sit here, not allowed to be near my daughter and son in law as they maneuver their life with this virus, my prayers are for them and for everyone suffering during this time.
Being strong right now is an interesting proposition. I keep telling myself that TODAY is what what I will make it.
Please have a happy day. Try to stay positive and thank a police officer,.
Jamison, if you are reading blog today, please know that your father and I send love to both you and Jared. Stay strong, we love you.
The days are monotonous. I keep trying to think of exciting fun things to do with Larry but lets face it, every day is getting more difficult and I am not THAT creative.
Yesterday the excitement was…are you ready for it? A 6 month check up at the oncologist… My labs were done and Dr S came and chatted with me before my exam. I am in remission. YAY! He also wants me to have my thyroid checked out. BOO! I often wonder what exactly blood work shows a DR.
In the beginning of spring, Lauren gave us zinnia seeds. One Saturday morning, Larry and I planted them and today they are blooming. Larry waters them a lot and last night he brought me a treasure.
He has never brought me a garden bouquet before. It was so sweet. Larry, I love you.
I have my sewing machine out and finishing a top I started ages ago. The sound of the sewing machine is calming to me. I think that I will sew all week.
We had Dinner and a movie on Sunday. I planned it last week and Larry chose the movie. It was a wonderful project for us, maybe we can be more consistent about Sunday dinners now that I am feeling better.
Larry set the table! And We enjoyed the process of making dinner as much as we enjoyed the meal.
MENU: Hot Artichoke dip and chips, broccoli salad, pork tenderloin medallions and Nutella parfaits for dessert. White wine was Storyteller and the movie was Love In The Time Of Cholera. (have you seen this movie? Have you read the book? Both are perfection.)
Tomorrow, Chef Valentine will share her Nutella Parfait recipe. Get your printer ready! It is easy, fast and super delicious.
It was the best weekend. Being the 4th of July was just icing on the cake.
I exercised, cooked, took Larry to the Arboretum, talked to friends and family in France, had Sunday, dinner and a movie, painted and tried to stay calm and creative during this interesting time.
I have been walking my miles at the lake. It has been difficult this spring, but now it feels like I might have just made it to the next level. This morning, I felt ready and made my quota before a storm came in. I feel happy and hope that this new found energy is not a fluke.
Please stay healthy and happy right now…..Tomorrow, Sunday Dinner and Movie updates!
Yesterday I stole Larry away for a quiet celebration. We went to the Dallas Arboretum for tea, where we celebrated a late Fathers day.
Of course he spent Fathers day, two weeks ago with his daughters. He loves them both so much and their relationships are wonderful.
But…I had a gift for him and wanted to give it to him some-place special.
I gave him a painting. Suzi, one of my favorite people and ARTist, painted it for me, well, for him. The subject has personal significance to us. He loved the painting. Thank you Suzi for going out of your way for Larry’s gift.
We also had Champagne tea, talked a lot and enjoyed the quiet moments of being almost the only people at the Dallas Arboretum.
Larry, you are the best father I have ever known…it’s amazing isn’t it, with our history of Fathers? I like to think that we learned from our parents, what we were NOT supposed to do as parents.
Happy Fathers Day Larry. You are my best friend, a wonderful Father and the nicest person I know. I am thankful that you are in my life…