A favorite author of mine, Gladys Tabor, said in one of her books that May was a magical month. I can agree with that, but it is also a busy month. There is a lot to do outside and inside as well. Errands to run. Special occasions to celebrate.
Gardening begins in earnest, especially flower gardening. I finished up planting my perennials Thursday and transplanted a few May Night salvia. I hope they do well. The perennials I planted in the new extended bed included a couple of Cone Flowers, Shasta Daisy, Bee Balm, Coreopsis, and the transplanted Salvia along with the Cat Mint I'd already planted a week or so ago.
Yesterday was the day to go through the stacks of papers piling up in the kitchen. Does this happen to you? Tell me I'm not the only one. :) I don't know why I let them accumulate before I go through them. It took a while to get through it all as magazines I hadn't gotten around to looking at would sidetrack me for awhile. I get free subscriptions to a couple of magazines and I found about 5 in my stacks that I hadn't looked at yet.
The rest was mostly junk mail that I need to shred or burn. We are bombarded with credit card offers and, of all things, hearing aid advertisements as well as other stuff we don't want or need. I don't need credit cards and though my hearing isn't as good as it used to be, I'm not quite ready for a hearing aid.
I love river towns and count myself fortunate to live near several. Above is the Missouri River and it is quite full now. The weather people are saying we may get some severe weather in the afternoon and evening as I write this.
They say we may see baseball size hail and 80 mph winds along with possible tornadoes. I'm praying they are wrong about of this. To my Missouri friends and others in the path of these storms...please stay safe!
Our dear daughter had a birthday this week. Happy Birthday, Kim! We took her out to eat and Kim and I had the grilled pork chop with a salad and loaded baked potato. BG had a ribeye and his beloved french fries.
The first photo was a shot of the sky when we came out of the restaurant. We went back to her house for dessert. Her assistant at work had made a cake to share with all the teachers and Kim brought the leftovers home. It was so good! She had 2 beautiful bouquets of flowers on the table that she had gotten, but I forgot to take a photo.
Our son will be coming in for the weekend. Hope he gets here before that bad weather starts. He just returned yesterday from a week of work in California and was so glad to get back home. We'll be glad to have our family all together for the holiday weekend and we're planning on grilling, card playing, movie watching and just relaxing. And if the weather is nice, some patio sitting and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
I haven't been to the cemeteries yet, but the flowers are in the car and ready to go. In our area, we decorate the graves of our loved ones as well as those who gave their all in service of our country. May we never forget.
God bless each of you this Memorial Day weekend...stay safe!