I'm almost ready to come back. All I have left to do is attend my son's play (tomorrow's performance) and plant the flowers, grasses, etc. that we purchased yesterday and this morning. However, that will be an all weekend event off and on...even with help from hubby.
With everything else that happened this week, I'd forgotten about the National Day of Prayer events which we always attend...at least the festivities "Downtown". My husband and I decided we could not miss it this year so we took the time not only to attend but to stop for a cherry coke at the soda fountain located in the candy store near the Courthouse.
It is where we went for a treat the day we got our marriage license almost thirty-three years ago. (I was but a child...) It really doesn't seem like that long ago...but it has been! There are a few new antique stores Downtown and I was able to stop at two stores to browse, one which specializes in cottage style and the other which has a large selection of vintage books. Happy smile...
It was a very nice respite from this week's busy schedule, even if all that walking caused me to limp around my kitchen when I was baking last night. I'd promised the folks at the bookstore that I'd cater dessert a couple of times this week. I made them Tulip Time Brownies earlier in the week and a Lemon cake and two Kentucky Derby Pies for today.
Everything has blossomed and bloomed here in the last week. I had to wake up quite early this morning to get a start on the day, only to be rewarded with the most beautiful view out my kitchen window of a colorful sunrise as background to our flowering dogwood tree. It was breathtaking and I moved to the window in the dining room area to get an even better view. May is such a beautiful month in our part of the Midwest.
So...all this to say I will be back on Monday so there are a couple of days if anyone still wants to leave a comment to be considered for the drawing (which will be Monday morning). I'm amazed by the number of them! Now...back to work!