Mother Nature . . . We are getting some much needed rain! It has rained off and on for the last three days, and we are so thankful for the moisture. The temperatures will suffer, but we need the rain more than the warmth.
On my Mind . . . I am thinking about a vacation! Life has been very hectic for me the last little while. I told my husband the other night, that I really want to just hook on to our little trailer and escape for a while! He agreed, so, we will be escaping for a while later this month. . . whew!
In my Yard . . .
We've been busy buying and planting! I really love this time of year when I can get my flower pots planted and start working on my garden. It's still too cold to plant some things, but radishes, carrots, parsnips, cabbage, and a few of the cool-weather, seeds and plants can go in.
I love striped Petunias, and Marigolds! I always plant Marigolds around my garden to detour the bugs, but I really love them, because I think they are just plain pretty! I can remember when I was a little girl, on the first day of school, my mother would pick a big bouquet of Marigolds for me to bring to my new teacher. I'm not sure the teacher always loved it, but I sure did!
A little Sweetness . . . Especially for Mother's Day!
My sweet Clara! She got a baby doll for her birthday, and she was so excited! She is the youngest child in their family, and has never really been around babies. When she is around a baby, she just wants to sit by them, or play with them, she is very fascinated by everything they do . . . maybe not some things . . . ;0) I think maybe she's practicing for when she's a mom . . .
She was so cute with her new doll, I couldn't help but take a few photos of her sweetness!
Comfort in the Kitchen . . .
It's kind of a cool day, so I thought I would put something in the crock-pot to just cook all day and make my house smell delightful. Beef stew is one of my favorite meals, so I got up this morning and got started on it. This recipe is so good, and turns out just right every time!
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
1-1/2 pounds potatoes peeled and cubed
6 carrots peeled and sliced
When Life gets crazy, I love to get lost in a good book. This one is really good (it's a fantasy, because who really wants real life when life is crazy?!)
Just Sayin' . . .
Something from my Playlist . . .
This song will take you back! It's all about respect! Enjoy . . .