Sarah is getting married in two weeks from today!! This morning, Emily went to the mall with me and together, we found a dress. It was wonderful to have somebody come with me to collaborate, judge, zip/unzip, and fetch different sizes. We both liked the dress I finally selected, although if I could wave a magic wand, my dress would be green or teal. The blue is springy, at least. Hopefully, spring will be here to stay in two weeks. This dress is pictured on a tall, leggy model. On me, the dress hits me at the upper half of my knee caps. I have a white shrug to wear with it...and a string of pearls...I’m good to go. Well, other than shoes. I have navy blue shoes, but I might go get nude-color, same color as the model, but a different style. I can’t deal with straps around my ankles. They look nice, but they bug me way too much.
|My mother-of-bride dress|
If Sarah’s daddy were alive, I think he would really like Sarah’s fiancé. They are alike in many ways (good ways). Her fiancé’s father has also passed away; they have that in common. What this means for their children is that they will not have grandfathers alive that they can meet. I suppose it’s not that unusual these days, particularly because people wait longer to start families. It seems odd to me because I knew my grandparents and great-grandparents pretty well. (It seems that I am already planning a family for Sarah 😊).
|My father's mother's parents - they lived until I was 12 or 13 years old.|
I have plenty to do, but here I sit writing a blog post. My alarm was set to go off at 8:15 this morning, but Someone got up early to go to his exercise class. He got ready to go (making lots of noise), and then decided to go back to bed. He slid back into bed and was quickly sawing the logs, but I was already thoroughly awake by that point. It’s a great luxury to lay in bed doing nothing at all...molly lay atop of me purring loudly, and Gracie was stretched out beside me on her back, giving me the paw every time I stopped scratching her belly. That might have been the main reason I didn’t go back to sleep.
|Miss Molly likes to snuggle|
Last weekend, Someone had a bad stomach bug. Not wanting the catch the nastiness, I moved to the spare bedroom where we only have a twin-size bed (the room is very small). Gracie insisted on sharing the bed with me, which left little room for either one of us. Needless to say, it’s good to be back into my own bed. I snapped this photo one morning – Gracie had not moved when I got up – you can see how she takes her half of the bed. It’s kind of like that every night. Someone and I start off the night with Gracie curled up tightly on the foot of the bed. By morning, she has 50% of the bed in the middle and Someone and I have a few inches on each side. We are all cozy, to say the least. More times than not, Molly wants to share my part of the bed at some point during the night. I am an animal magnet.
|Gracie "sharing" the bed|
My seeds arrived and are waiting to be planted...it’s a bit too early, but for a while there, I contemplated putting a few into the ground. I have two kinds of lettuce, carrots, radishes, and onions for my raised bed. I will go buy some Brussels sprouts and eggplant plants from the nursery to put in there as well when it opens for the season. Someone is not a fan, but too bad. The raised bed is my thing. We also have the bigger garden where he can plant his beloved corn, beans, and tomatoes, and I plant cabbage and green peppers (and flowers for cutting). This year, I’m going to try to grow sweet peas again. They smell wonderful and are pretty...hopefully this year will be successful.
|A box of hope and dreams|