Sunday, May 17, 2015
Blessings and Burdens
Sunday afternoon has arrived once again. Today it brought with it a terrible migraine for me. I always forget how bad headaches are until I have another one. Fortunately I don't have them a lot! The weekend has been lovely though. Not a lot going on,...a trip to buy groceries and eat a Mexican supper on Friday night with the hubby and a lazy Saturday with the exception of going to Gainesville with my sister to help my nieces get settled in their new apartment.
Today has been a different kind of day though...it started with that terrible headache that stayed for hours and hours. Not too long after I got up this morning, my sister called to tell me that a local teen was killed in a car accident early this morning. Last night was our prom. This boy was a senior. He would have been graduating in two weeks. I know the family and am absolutely heartbroken for them. His mom had cancer of the larynx a year or two ago and had to have her voice box removed. She is still battling cancer. I am sad beyond words for this family. I cannot imagine the pain and anguish they must be feeling. All I can do is pray for them and I have been all throughout the day. If you are a praying person, I know your prayers would be appreciated too.
After my headache subsided for the most part, I decided to drive down to my Aunt Loretta's house to pick up a piece of fabric from her. Mama rode with me. My aunt wasn't home, so I took Mama back home and got out to pick some cucumbers. I snapped a few photos of her veggies to share. I love seeing veggies and fruit on the vines and bushes. They are so pretty to me.
Check out this gorgeous magnolia bloom Mama had in a mason jar in her kitchen. She picked it from my uncle's tree yesterday. I love these blooms.
They are huge and have the freshest lemony scent. Look how pretty the leaves are...they look waxed but they're not.
I got a sprig of basil for a recipe I am making later while I was there. It smells so good and is so pretty. I decided to stick it in a vase for a bit.
Here are my cucumbers....yummy! I know what I'll be taking for lunch this week. I love cucumbers and tomatoes together. I bought a pack of my favorite Campari tomatoes at Publix Friday night. These are so good! I've been trying to eat low carb, so those almonds are a tasty snack when I want something to munch on.
I also picked some fresh gardenias while I was visiting with my mom. I have two bouquets and they are giving the house a heavenly sweet smell.
Yesterday, my sister sent me a text with photos of my Sadie rolling in the grass at her house next door. I couldn't resist sharing one. I love this big fur baby! She's so stinkin' sweet.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend my friends. I am busily closing out this school year. I am taking off this Friday and am off Monday for Memorial Day so I have a 4-day weekend to look forward to. So, that means I only have 12 student contact days left and a short day left after that to close up my classroom and attend the district luncheon to kick off summer. My last day of work just happens to be my birthday too! The summer off is a great gift isn't it? I have lots of plans for the summer as usual and hope to accomplish the majority of them. I am in need of this time off to refresh and renew. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Until next time.....