(One of my very own vine-ripened tomatoes. After I took this photo, I immediately went inside and ate it. I almost wept it was so good.)
Outside my window... my yard looks beautiful.
I need a flag pole next to my mailbox. If my grandsons lived closer ,we would have a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony under the pecan tree in the front yard.
Then they could salute their great-grandfathers.
Papa (my father) built roads in Korea.
Big Da, my husband’s father, ran a refinery in Duval County that provided fuel during the war. He lost a brother in the war.
I am thinking... about my to do list and I am excited.
I am thankful for... and humbled by the selfless giving of others for our safety and freedom.
From the learning rooms... I learned at the training I attended this past week that
50% of all teachers entering the profession leave within the first 5 years.
They need support.
From the kitchen... I am making my favorite green beans for supper.
Prepare a bag of frozen whole green beans according to package directions
After draining the green beans, slather them with real butter, and top them with sliced almonds.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
I am wearing... yard clothes.
I am creating... a new perennial bed of white plumbago. I am so excited I found the white variety.
I am going... to baby-sit my grandsons this week.I can’t wait.
I think I am going to take them to the Houston zoo.
I am reading... Dominique Browning’s Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas, and Found Happiness.
Dominique Browning was the editor of House and Garden, one of my favorite magazines before it was canceled. I always enjoyed reading her editorial letters. They were like wonderful essays.
I am hoping... for a good night’s rest. I have been staying up too late reading, blogging, and watching television.
I am hearing... the Texas Parks and Wildlife television show in the background. I love that program on Sunday afternoons.
Around the house... I am going to start packing for my trip to see my grandsons. I want to find a paint by number set or a macaroni art project we can do.
One of my favorite things...Lipton’s Cold Brew tea, lots of ice, no sweetener.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
*learning more about my new wide angle lens