Monday, April 14, 2008

It's Monday

And I don't really have a lot to write about, but blogging is an addiction and I feel antsy if I go a couple of days without posting. I'm sitting here thinking, "I need to write, I need to write", but my mind is in a semi-blank stage.

I could write about the weekend, which was quiet and none too exciting. Jim went to Pennsylvania on Friday to see his mom. We've been really worried about her these past couple of weeks. She has been in the hospital twice and was finally diagnosed with pneumonia. At 93, that's nothing to take lightly. She's doing much better now. Needless to say, we're all relieved. I think I have probably said before how special she is and what she means to all of us.

Anyway, with Jim gone and rain falling all day Friday, I stayed inside and puttered around here. I cooked for a sick friend. That was fun. I made the best cupcakes, a recipe I borrowed from Paula Dean. They were soooo good. I know because I ate one. I had kept two. The first one was so good that I didn't trust myself and had to throw the second one in the garbage before I ate it. Isn't that pathetic?

Saturday, I did some work around the house and then went to coffee with Laurie and Emily. We hadn't had any time to catch up since I returned from Nevada. The exciting news was that Emily has been offered a teaching job in North Carolina - her first. I've know Em since she was a few months old and now she is going off and starting life as a teacher. She is going to be a wonderful teacher.

I was only back from coffee for a few minutes when Jim came home. It was so good to see him. The house is empty without him.

Sunday was Sunday; church, breakfast at the Bee Skep, a nap, lots of reading and, this weekend, The Masters. We were disappointed that our guy Tiger didn't win. I think I expect him to win everything. But since he didn't win, I really liked the young man who did. He had the cutest little redheaded son.

Speaking of redheads, here's mine on her 35th birthday. The picture was in my email this morning.

Today was warmer and sunny here. I went out to the porch after lunch to read for awhile. Stuck in the screendoor were two sweet little hand drawn Spring cards. The neighborhood elves, Cami and Lilly, must have sneaked in when we were busy. It is such a blessing to have those sweet girls next door. They make us really happy.

I had planned to post a list of my favorites. Earlier this year someone tagged me and I've been meaning to get to that post for awhile. I've gone on so long that it won't be today. Like Scarlett, "I'll think about that tomorrow".


Inaction saps the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci


Dagmar said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I am so glad your enjoyed your time in the desert as well, so fun to be able to get away from the cold. Take good care, and I hope you will like what I post from BC. I enjoy reading your blog as well.

Tracy said...

You threw a CUPCAKE away! You know where to come next time...

(glad you found the girls' cards)

Nancy said...

I am happy to hear that Alva is doing better now. Gee, 93! My Grandma Jenny lived to be 105 years and 4 months. You remember her, I'm sure.

Your daughter looks so pretty and sweet in her birthday picture! They grow up all too fast, huh? Tim will be be 42 in May...and Tammy was 43 this past December...doesn't seem possible!

Michelle said...

Hi Pat! Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

I will add Jim's mother to my prayer list.

As to throwing out cupcakes.....HOW COULD YOU???

I am a huge Paula Deen fan. My sweet man's mother gave me one of her cookbooks for Christmas last year and I swear it was my very favorite present.

I am going to add you to my daily reading list.

Have a great day!