Saturday, May 18, 2019


Today was the day -- the Fourth Annual Ladies' Brunch.  I never thought when Genny and I started it four years ago that it would take off the way it did.  

I expected a lot more people to show up today than actually did.  But that was OK. We all had a great time.  The food was wonderful.  Pastor's brother did all the cooking for us.  Except for one salad which Pastor made and the blueberry muffins that I made this morning.

Besides the muffins, we had croissants, chicken salad, egg salad, seafood salad, fruit salad, macaroni salad, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and sausage.  How delicious everything was.

The room was decorated so beautifully.  Lovely roses on the serving table and begonias on each table we sat at.

There were pretty napkins and a menu at each plate.

Here's my plate.  I took a little of everything except for the things I knew I couldn't eat because of food allergies.

After we finished eating we gathered in the sitting area and our speaker, Phyllis Clapier, gave us an inspirational message on encouragement.  I have known Phyllis for about 35 years.  Maybe more.  Her husband used to be our pastor.  I love them both and it was so good to spend time with her.

It was very interactive with many of us having verses to read for her and comments to make to her questions.  What a great topic!  Encouragement:  for our past, present and future.

It is dinner time and I am still full from brunch.  I think I will just make something simple for Joe and snack on something later on if I am hungry.  I brought home 6 of the 24 muffins I made (everyone loved them), and 4 croissants.  Joe is going to be surprised when he gets up from his nap.  And happy.

See you all later.


Thursday, May 16, 2019


Hello, friends!  Hope you are all doing well on this bright sunny day.  Yes, it's the sun!  I had almost forgotten what it looked like.  Here's a picture of the Betsy Ross Bridge which is a few blocks from where I live.  And look -- the sun is shining on it.  And the sky is blue!

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday this is what it looked like.

I took this shot as I got into the car to go to Bible Study on Tuesday.

It was cold too.  I had the heat on in the car.  The worst part was how it affected my arthritis.  So much pain!

Yesterday Joe asked me to run him to the dry cleaners.  I was in so much pain in my knee that I sat in the car while he went in.

And look at the sky!

I'm doing OK with my phone's camera, but I still want to get another dedicated camera.

By last night it was raining and cold again.  I took my umbrella to Bible Study last night and forgot and left it there.  Oops!  Oh well, it's not like I'll never be there again.  I'll just grab it next time I'm there.

With it being so gray and cold and damp and being in so much pain I haven't done much of anything this week.  What a boring life I lead. But this weekend is going to be exciting and I can't wait to share it with you.

Hope you are all having a sunny and warm day today.