Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Daybook Entry: May 13th



For Today... the week of May 11th.

Outside my window...

everything is wet from an overnight thunderstorm-which in South Texas is usually not a bad thing.

I am thinking...


that my love of gardening really is seasonal.  When temperatures reach the 100’s it gets tough .

This year however, I am going to do a better job of staying on top of things.

I am thankful... 

for this wonderful neighborhood of new blogs and bloggers that I have met in the last two weeks.

I am grateful for the familiar faces of blogging friends that are still blogging. 

They have all been so kind. 


In the kitchen… 

tonight my husband cooked supper. 

He made pot roast with onions and roasted potatoes, yellow squash, and a green salad with ranch dressing.  It was so good. 


I am creating... 

a pile of things I am taking to my daughter and grandsons when we visit next week. 

So far the pile includes:

every little boy food item I have in my pantry (ie: pancake mix and syrup,pasta and spaghetti sauce),

community cookbooks for my daughter- and no, I couldn’t part with all of them,

and 3 retablos (that I found at the flea market) for my daughter’s house.  I can’t wait.


I am wondering... 

how my husband and I can make the drive from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso in less that 12 hours.

The speed limit on IH 10 is 85

Don’t you think that is too fast?

I do.

It is probably going to take us 15 hours!

In my garden...


my zinnias continue to make friends

More on that later.

Have a wonderful week! 


Linking to The Simple Woman’s Daybook


Pura Vida said...

Your world is such a wonderful place and I am so glad you love and share it

Stacey said...

Be careful on that speedy drive! My dad lives in Lockhart near Austin. The tollroad speed limit is 85 and I just can't do it. Too fast for me. :)

So glad you are blogging again...have I said that already? :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like you are like me...you have a busy but fulfilling and sweet life! Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like that framed monogram (needlepoint?) on the wall! Have a good and safe trip and enjoy your visit!

Estelle's said...

Oh I am so happy to have discovered you lovely blog! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! Cannot wait to read more!!

LL Farm said...

I am thankful to have found you and your blog too! Have a great trip.
Lori from LL Farm

Donnamae said...

Have a fun trip! 85 really...legally? I knew you couldn't part with all your cookbooks! ;)

Lora Lee said...

I am that kind of gardener too! Off with a bang and big plans in the spring and then come the super summer heat , my attention wanes . THings get weedy or under tended. I totally understand ! I also really get the speed limit thing. My husband has 2 trip times...one for if I drive and one for if he drives . It always adds an hour or two (usually 2) for our long trips ! We've been married a long time , he just accepts it as life now. :-) Have a blessed week ! Hope you'll drop by and visit my blog too.

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, know you are so happy about going to see your handsome grandsons, how very exciting. Your pile of things I am sure is increasing by the day! Love your daybook entry,sweet friend! Keep enjoying those awesome zinnias!


Debbie Petras said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Heart Choices. I noticed that you've been blogging since 2009 and yet I've not 'met you' yet. As I read through some of your posts, I'm glad we finally came across one another's blogs. I subscribed.

I used to read many of the women's day book posts and forgot how fun they can be. So glad to connect.

Blessings and love,

Connie said...

You are a very lucky lady to have such a good cook by your side! Enjoy your grandsons, as I have no doubt you will. Safe travels!

Pondside said...

I have always enjoyed your Day Book entries and have (shamelessly) copied, though I've never been able to be as succinct as you. I need to practice editing! I wish you a safe trip to your grandchildren and back. The joy of being with them is unparalleled. I am on the other side of the Rockies visiting my boy and ape ding time with my grandchildren. It's the best!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am another one that enjoys your day book entries.Hope you had (have) a safe trip! 85mi as a constant speed? Hummm?!?
Enjoy your evening.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, Love the framed monogram in blue and white.
I'm here in north Texas and it's been so rainy this season with bad storms all around us. The garden loves it but too soon it will be in the 100's.
Have a safe trip and yes, 85 is too fast for me too.
Sure enjoyed my visit here and so nice to meet you.
Hugs, CM

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy weekend, Laura! Always a pleasure to read your posts.


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