Friday, May 15, 2020

Mid May Faves

Spring is blooming in full force now.  The California poppies are still showing their orange blossoms; the bougainvillea are blooming in all their vibrant shades.  Roses are opening on the bushes.  I love spring and love the idea of new growth.  I'm thankful as always for the beauty around me.  Here are the things that have popped out at me that made me thankful this week.  My Friday Fave Fives.

1.  I just can't help sharing!  Everything is blooming!  The jacaranda trees!  We had an outing to the grocery store, and because we haven't been driving around town, we hadn't seen that the jacaranda trees are blooming!

2.  PAL graduated from preschool this week.  There was no ceremony, but the teachers came by her house and she put on her cap and gown and received her graduation diploma.  We are able to watch the 'ceremony' via skype.  Then her parents sent us these pictures.

In honor of all the masks I've been sewing, I decided to have a bit of fun and sew a mask for Eleanor.

3.  After I sent a picture of Eleanor wearing her mask to show PAL, I decided that her bunny Beatrix needed a mask, too.  So I made another one and mailed it off to her.  It's important to keep our bunnies safe, too.

4.  We miss spending time with The Professor's sister who lives in town.  So today we got take out from our favorite restaurant, Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill, and took it to her house where we sat on her front porch and had a social distance lunch with her.

5.  My wonderful art group friends are special to me.  Every Friday morning at 7:30 am, we get together on Skype and chat and pray and discuss a book we've chosen to read.  Now we are reading Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer.  I love this special time with my friends.  We share our art projects and it doesn't matter if we're in our robes sipping our morning coffee.  We just love our time together.

I hope even during this very weird time in our lives that we will continue to keep on keeping on.  We can still be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.


Wendy said...

Oh what a cute idea to make a mask for the bunny! And your granddaughter is cute too. There are certainly going to be strange memories to look back on from this period of time! Stay well.

Deb said...

I love how you are finding ways to make the best of things right now. So Cal is truly beautiful in the spring. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading and liking that book as a newly wed. Such a long time ago! Lol. Your little PAL is a cutie. Mary

Barbara Harper said...

I love Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer. I read it once in early marriage and then again a few years ago with an online group.

What cute pictures of your granddaughter! I've really been impressed by the creativity I have seen in graduation celebrations.

Yay for blooming things! And get-togethers, even socially distanced ones.

Mereknits said...

PAL is adorable, congrats on preschool graduation. Glad you were able to have lunch with your SIL, I bet it meant the world to her. Stay safe.

Karen said...

The jacaranda trees are gorgeous! I've never seen nor heard of them before, thanks for sharing! PAL is just adorable, and how nice of her teachers to make graduation special in these weird times. She looks very happy. Love the bunny masks, too. We can't be too careful these days, even bunnies! My book club has been meeting on zoom and I'm so thankful that we can continue our get-togethers. It does put a teeny bit of normalcy back in my life.

Happy Weekend!

ellen b. said...

PAL is such a cutie and growing up so fast. What is it with grandchildren and their growth!!
Yippee for loosening of restrictions and being able to have some safe social contact with our loved ones. We are waiting for our new favorite Mexican restaurant to open up it's doors and welcome us again. Happy weekend to you!

Susanne said...

Bunny's mask made me smile. PAL is sure growing! How fun that the teachers still made her little graduation special. Your pictures of the jacarda trees always make me drink in their beauty. We don't have those here and I can only imagine how stunning they are to actually see.

Faith said...

oh how cute your granddaughter is in her preschool regalia! And what a cute idea for bunny.

Love the flowers springing up in color all over our area....yours are beautiful.....

yay for getting together for a socially responsible lunch and yay for a good book club.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Gattina said...

How cute your granddaughter in her robe ! Here too it's blooming and we have exceptional summer weather ! Interest rates are very low here too ! but at our age it's better to rent then to buy, each time you buy a house you have to pay 15 % to the notary ! That's why people usually buy a house for the whole life !

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