Speaking of birthdays, my sweet aunt celebrated her 88th birthday last week by going out to lunch with the Red Hat ladies. I stopped by her house later that afternoon to give her a little gift. When I walked through the back door into the kitchen, there was her dear hubby making her a birthday cake! He is 87. How sweet is that? They are amazing and an inspiration to me!
While road-tripping the other day, I couldn't resist stopping here and the hanging basket in the first photo called out to me..."take me home"! I didn't stop to consider that I already had 2 of the same flower. They are so pretty, I just had to have another one.
I've been doing more reading of books than blogs lately. I am reading The Book of Stillmeadow at the moment. I just ordered 3 more of Gladys Taber's books including one of her cookbooks.
When the news gets to be too troublesome, as it seems to be more frequently these days, I find myself longing for a simpler, more peaceful and stable world and Mrs. Taber's books help to take my mind off these troubling times. She mentions the war and worries of her day and dispenses home truths in her friendly way in most of her books, but reading her words and stories about cooking, gardening, pets, and nature makes you feel that all is still right with the world after all and most people are still kind and good.
Strawberries and ice cream are on the menu for dessert tonight. We're having a late supper, a sandwich and dessert. Then I'm settling back in my recliner with either my laptop or a book. Hmmm. Wonder which it will be? Have a good evening and Happy Tuesday to you! xo Cheryl