spring has certainly sprung!
early last evening we took the pooch for a stroll
and this view greeted us around the turn.
glorious white blooms..
life in evidence everywhere ..
including a hawk's nest in process high above our home in a tall tree.
on a lower limb edge is a hummingbird nest ..
the hummer is resting and keeping a watchful eye.
we're enjoying 70's temperatures this week ..
as such i do believe we'll grill tonight:
cod, sweet peppers & onions, pineapple
with a spicy sweet smoky drizzle.
grocery shopping today .. then again on thursday for fresh ingredients through the weekend. the shop i work at .. is hosting the 4th annual vintage trailer show and antique flea market set for this saturday. i'm coordinating the trailers and classic cars.. much time for planning and lots of hours on site friday and all day saturday from 5:30am to at least 5:30pm. bringing food for both days so i'm not too tempted by the food trucks offering high caloric and fat infused items .. it'd do me in for sure and for certain. so. i'm planning in advance and hoping i stick to my plan. i've experienced a couple seriously thoughtless days this past week and a bit concerned about weigh in tomorrow morning. but. this is life and i need to have grace with myself. i'm on an excellent plan and doing my level best... a few misdemeanor meals (or a felony meal at that!) won't ruin me too badly. wink. wink.
saturday morning i tried on a few clothing items that were once much too snug on my frame. they're now much too large! i put 2 dresses in the donation bag .. the other item i'm keeping because i believe i'll be able to tailor it to fit for a few more months as long as i keep on keepin' on. a thrifted white shirt (i ♥ my white shirts!!!) is a beautifully kept ralph lauren number i picked up for $3 well over a year ago. even though it was much too small at the time of purchase i bought it anyway and stuck it in the back of my closet. it's now too large but i'm keeping it anyway because roomy white shirts are a love of mine. they're *my thing.* i'll wear it open with a simple tank underneath .. folding up the cuffs .. and a pretty scarf or necklace. it's a keeper for sure.
the 5 year mark is coming up this friday the 17th ..
5 years since we saw our daughter.
before she abandoned, rejected, & alleged the impossible
and most horrible. thanks to wicked therapy
known as memory regression, at a
so-called faith based counseling program.
brainwashed into believing terrible things.
many daughters of many parents ..
we're in contact with even more, adding to our numbers...
parents who've lost their precious girls.
same program. same exact allegations.
while friday will be a challenging anniversary day of sorts,
i'm thankful i'll be SO busy .. that in itself is a blessing.
we miss our daughter and love her regardless.
we love - no matter what - we love
always & forever love ♥
this picture was taken 8 years ago ..
i remember it like it was yesterday.
besides weekly marketing, i have some ironing to do and a couple loads of laundry to wash and dry. with the weather so beautifully warm and sunny, i do think using the clothesline is a good option. love the smell of sheets on the clothesline, don't you?
on saturday i worked at the shop and golly it was busy! always a good thing. plenty of Annie Sloan paint being purchased for springtime projects along with an equal amount of decor and furniture making its exit with new owners or plans for gifts. a sweet couple came in, in search of inspiration for staging their wedding reception - and walked out with 2 vintage suitcases - one for cards and one to actually use for their first home together, making it into a coffee table by adding legs.
the hubs took me out for a burger at a favorite burger joint in town called The Habit Burger. yum. just yum. and yum again.
and triple yum yum. yum.
he brought our trailer home so i can tend to it this week as we're showing it at the event this saturday. there will be 12 trailers in all along with 3 classic cars. oh, and about 40 antiques and upcycle vendors, 4 food trucks, and a band called the vintage vandals. going to be an active day! i do believe that by the time i get home and get things put away and greet the pooch i'll be ready for jammies and nighty night extra early. zzz.
i haven't forgotten the recipe i promised to share..
i apologize for the delay. soon. for sure.